Category Health & Wellness

Healthy Habits for the New Year

What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2013? If you are among the 45 percent of Americans that set New Year’s resolutions, you may be happy to learn that 49 percent of people achieve their resolutions – at some point in their lives. Only eight percent of Americans, who set resolutions each year achieve them within […]

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Effects of Alcohol Include Weight Gain

Alcoholic Beverages Equal Soda as Contributor to Obesity You may not drink much soda, but when you stare at the red number glaring up at you from the silver scale in your bathroom, you know something is causing those excess pounds to hang around. While it is the season to drink and be merry, you […]

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Gallup Poll Reports 'Ideal Weight' in America is Expanding

The obesity epidemic is expected to reach new levels over the next eighteen years.  Currently, 36 percent of the U.S. population is obese, but if obesity continues to grow at the current rate, by 2030 half of all Americans will be obese. (Obese and overweight are determined by body mass index (BMI), a ratio calculated based […]

obesity in america BMI

Gallup Poll Reports ‘Ideal Weight’ in America is Expanding

The obesity epidemic is expected to reach new levels over the next eighteen years.  Currently, 36 percent of the U.S. population is obese, but if obesity continues to grow at the current rate, by 2030 half of all Americans will be obese. (Obese and overweight are determined by body mass index (BMI), a ratio calculated based […]

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Weekend Damage Control: Take Out

Weekend Take Out. . . For some people the weekend is when they revel in the spare time to try new culinary delights, but for others it means taking a break from cooking and calling out for delivery. If you cook, you know exactly what ingredients are going in and can monitor your portions accordingly, […]

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Weekend Damage Control: The Movies

Avoid the Movie Night Mishap. . . A study conducted at the University of Illinois found that people will mindlessly consume food at the movies, whether they really like it or want it. When your mind is so focused on the big screen, you don’t think much about what’s going into your mouth or at […]

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Weekend Damage Control: Meal Times

Manage Your Meal Times. . . It’s easy to stay on a routine when you’re at work. You get up, eat breakfast, go to work, eat a snack at this time and lunch at that time – your day and your meals are virtually a force of habit, but on the weekends, eating every three […]

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Weekend Damage Control: Skipping Breakfast

Don’t Skip Breakfast. . . The best thing about the weekends is sleeping in. For many people however, this change of pace also means skipping breakfast. You already know just how important breakfast is – it truly is the most important meal of the day. Studies have proven that skipping breakfast increases consumption throughout the […]

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Weekend Damage Control: Happy Hour

When I was in my twenties, I used to believe that as long as I ate right and exercised Monday through Friday, I could splurge on the weekends. At that time, I was an optimistic nutritional counselor and most of my clients were women in their mid to late 30s and 40s. I could impart […]

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All I Want for Christmas is Fab Abs

If you participated in the 5,000 Crunch Challenge by K.I.C Fitness and completed your mission –  Congratulations!!! But, I have to say, all I want for Christmas is “Fab Abs.” I’ll admit that around the holidays and with life in general, it can be tough to motivate yourself to keep pushing to achieve more and […]