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How to get a flat belly after 40

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Being able to maintain a slim, flat belly often becomes more challenging as we age. Factors like menopause, hormonal imbalance, and loss of muscle mass can often make it more difficult to lose weight around the tummy despite exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. Fortunately, there are several tweaks you can make to your lifestyle that effectively fight age-related weight gain in your abdominal region. Follow these tips to achieve a flat belly beyond …

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How to do strength training without a gym membership

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Strength training is an excellent tool for losing weight, boosting your metabolism, and improving your overall health. If you want to improve your fitness level and lose excess weight, you don’t necessarily need a gym membership to accomplish those goals. For some, going to the gym can be costly, inconvenient, or intimidating. If you’re just not into going to the gym for whatever reason, you can still establish a solid strength training routine on your …

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From the doc: Pair up for success

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Friends are great for lots of reasons: support, stress relief, camaraderie. Did you know they can also improve your chances of losing weight and keeping it off? A study at the University of Pennsylvania has shown that those embarking on a weight-loss program with friends completed the program 95% of the time, compared to just 76% of people who started it solo. And after 10 months, 66% of the dieters with buddies kept the weight …

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How to get rid of belly fat

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Of all the places on your body to have excess fat, the fat in your abdominal region offers the most serious health risks. Belly fat has been linked to heart disease, dementia, various forms of cancer, and other major health problems. Even individuals with a normal body weight are at risk for these health complications if they have excess belly fat. Eliminating belly fat not only boosts your confidence and enhances the appearance of your …

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7 common fitness myths

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If you’ve ever spent time at the gym or spoken to friends and family about fitness, chances are you’ve unknowingly heard dozens of fitness myths. “No pain, no gain,” “running is bad for your knees,” and “you should always stretch before workouts” are some common beliefs about fitness you may have heard at some point in your life. But are these things really true? Some popular fitness myths can actually increase your risk for injury, …

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What to do when your spouse doesn’t want to get healthy

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There are countless benefits to living a healthy lifestyle, such as having more energy, experiencing improved mental health, and reducing your risk for illness and disease. But when you’ve decided to become healthier and your partner isn’t on board, you may face several road bumps trying to achieve the healthy lifestyle you want. In addition, if your spouse is unhealthy and at risk for major health problems, it can be difficult to persuade them to …

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How to get over your need for comfort foods

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Many people use food to cheer themselves up when they’re under stress or having a bad day. Enjoying comfort foods like pizza and ice cream isn’t necessarily bad when done in moderation, but can be detrimental to your health and weight-loss efforts when it becomes a regular habit. Indulging in comfort foods to relieve feelings of stress, sadness, and anxiety is also known as emotional eating; for sustained weight-loss and improved health, it’s important to …

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Easy ways to build muscle

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Strength training is one of the most effective ways to lose fat and become slimmer — whether you’re male or female. Many people assume that strength training lends to weight gain and a bulkier appearance, when in fact, muscle building increases your metabolism and allows your body to burn more calories in a resting state. Also, muscle takes up less room on your body than fat due to its density, and improves your muscle tone …

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Types of exercise that are actually fun

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Weight loss can be a long, difficult process if you absolutely dread your workouts. When your workouts aren’t fun, you may not feel compelled or motivated to exercise in the first place, which can impede your overall progress. But when you find an exercise you love and look forward to, your excess weight will start dropping off more quickly than ever! Are you in a major workout slump? These exercises might be exactly what you …

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Creative ways to burn more calories

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Weight gain is commonly blamed on factors such as overeating, unhealthy food choices, and in some cases, genetics. But a recent study shows that inactivity and lack of exercise are the top reasons many Americans become overweight. The Stanford University study examined nutrition and exercise habits of thousands of men and women over the course of several years. Researchers learned that although these individuals consumed roughly the same amount of calories, those that remained inactive …