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How to Stop Cheating on Your Weight Loss Goals

Having trouble losing weight? Join the crowd. The continuing battle of the bulge is fought by the majority of Americans. But rather than looking at this important issue as a "fight," consider this approach: Try removing the dreaded four-letter word from your vocabulary - the one that's been holding you back from success ...

Too Tired to Exercise? Try These 5 Warm-up Tips to Get Your Motor Running

My husband and I occasionally work out in a gym. All too often, I'll notice other members arrive and quickly grab heavy weights, or head to a machine, or jump into a cardio class - full steam ahead. Typically, they're soon out of breath, exhausted, and unable to finish their reps or routine.

5 Baby Steps on the Road to Health and Fitness

My personal paradigm had been so well constructed - so set in stone by incongruent habits - that my own belief systems had gone to the dark side. And it wasn't easy to realign my real truth of living a healthy, authentic, and productive existence.

Do It - Because It is Hard

Making the choice   to take the hard road  allows us to realize and appreciate the advantages that come from associating with those who also decided to follow their dreams

Want to Eat Healthier? Add These Green Veggies to Your Diet

It's easy being green. Especially when it comes to vegetables. An article by Ashley Welch on CBSNews suggests we should include 10 servings of fruits and vegetables in our daily diet. Not an easy task in our grab-and-go, pop-and-serve, drive-through lifestyle.

When It Comes to Losing Weight, It All Adds Up

Everything in your life counts. Whether it's dollars, good deeds, miles on the treadmill, or kind words, we are the result of the total consequences of our actions. Each decision - even those we choose not to make - is a part of the whole, contributing in some small or large...

5 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

You've tried diets, cutting back on carbs and sugar, and putting in ten miles a week on the treadmill. But for some reason, the pounds just won't come off. Sure, your legs look great from all that running. But your mid-section refuses to give up a single inch. So what's wrong?

How to Start Making Healthier Food Choices

My husband and I recently visited a local grocery store. We don't usually go to this particular one, but I needed a few fresh veggies to round out the stir-fry I had planned for dinner. We headed to the produce section, and while I scavenged through zucchini, peppers, carrots, and onions, hubby wandered over to an end cap to pick out a melon.