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The 7-minute workout that will help you lose weight

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Despite our best intentions to exercise and lose weight, sometimes there are factors that prevent us from making it to the gym during the week or going for daily 30-minute runs in the neighborhood. Fortunately, new research has discovered a 7-minute workout ideal for those short on time who wish to maintain their fitness levels and weight-loss progress. Do 7-minute workouts really work? With short workouts increasing in popularity among Americans, researchers set out to …

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How to motivate yourself to exercise based on the Four Tendencies

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Have you ever noticed that it’s easy for you to do certain things that other people struggle with? Or maybe you find that you can complete a task only when someone else is relying on you to get it done? The reason may have to do with how to respond to inner and outer expectations, according to best-selling author and human behavior researcher Gretchen Rubin. When conducting research on habits and happiness, Rubin noticed several …

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10 tips for losing weight before Christmas

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It’s common to gain a little weight during the holiday season — not only are decadent foods everywhere, but you’re likely socializing more and busier in general, which leaves less time to plan and prepare healthy meals. While it may be tempting to put healthy eating on hiatus and get back on track in the new year, doing so can compromise your health — not to mention make it more difficult to reach your health …

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Best and worst exercises for fat loss

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Surprisingly and contrary to popular belief, not all exercises are ideal for weight loss. Staying physically active is key to maintaining good overall health, but doesn’t always necessarily lead to fat loss — especially if you overtrain, use poor form, or become injured. Weight-loss and fitness experts say that the secret to losing fat is to practice a fitness routine that combines cardio exercise with strength training. Together, these two types of exercise can help …

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7 tips for a healthy Halloween

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Resisting treats and goodies around Halloween can be tricky when you’ve been managing a healthy eating plan. One or two treats may not do much harm on their own, but when you start losing track, small treats here and there can add up, and derail your health goals. By the end of the year, you may once again find yourself back to making New Year’s resolutions surrounding your food choices. But what if you could …

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How long does it really take to lose 10 pounds?

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Many fitness and weight-loss experts say that on average, a person should aim to lose between one and two pounds of excess weight per week. But in reality, no two people are alike when it comes to weight loss. There are literally hundreds of factors that can determine how quickly someone can lose weight — such as the number of hours of sleep they receive on average, and whether they take prescription drugs that can …

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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 …