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Apr 22 2013
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Comments Off on Executing Goals: Struggle and Success with weight loss

Two weeks ago I began my Mum Challenge. If you’re just joining me, please feel free to catch up here! If you’re all up to speed, let’s dive into week two… Why is it that week two is always more challenging than week one?! Don’t get me wrong, I had some encouraging success this week. I saw the scale go down, I began tracking all of my food and I continued to work on my two goals from week one. I’d say that’s successful! However, I did not get the workouts in that...

Aug 18 2012
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Comments Off on 10 Steps to Getting Fit While Staying Happy

The impressive performance of UK’s women in the London Olympics has coined an inspiring meme: “Strong is the new skinny.” In the last six weeks, I have lost several pounds, an inch of fat off my belly, and two inches off my hips. I’ve also gained serious muscle tone in my arms, shoulders, quads, and abs (hello, six-pack!). I did this not with...

Aug 18 2012
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Comments Off on Paul Ryan’s P90X Workout – ‘Huh?’ Health Headline Of The Week

This week, picking a ‘Huh?’ Health Headline Of The Week was a piece of cake, since the health-o-sphere was buzzing with talk over newly-designated vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s reported workout of choice, P90X. As the is-he-ripped-or-isn’t-he musings began to circulate, we couldn’t escape headline after headline about the politician’s...

Aug 18 2012
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Comments Off on Video Game Exercise: Does It Count Like The Real Thing?

“Exergames,” or video games that incorporate some physical activity, are not a good replacement for exercise — but they may be a useful gateway for sedentary people to move toward a more active lifestyle. That’s the finding of researchers from Michigan State University. “Some people are very enthusiastic about exergames. They think this...

Aug 18 2012
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Comments Off on Body Heat Infographic: What Happens When It’s Hot Outside

It’s official: July 2012 was the hottest month on record for the lower 48 states. Ever. And it doesn’t look like relief is in sight: In fact, this summer is pacing to be one of the warmest on the books since 1950. We’re guessing no one needed to tell you that — the oppressive afternoon temperatures, pools of sweat and heat-induced grumpiness (wait, is that just us?) likely clued you in. In serious cases you might have experienced symptoms of heat exhaustion — heavy sweating, dizziness and fainting, muscle...