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10 ways to motivate yourself to exercise every day

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Many of us sit in a car to commute to a desk job, and then rush home to make dinner, help the kids with their homework, do some laundry, and get ready to do it all again the next day. How are we supposed to work in our recommended 30 to 60 minutes of daily exercise? Unless we make exercise a priority, it’s likely to be the first thing we let slide. Follow these 10 …

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Is your job making you fat?

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Is your work affecting your waistline? It might be. Forty-one percent of workers reported gaining weight in their current jobs, according to a 2013 survey. Individuals with mostly sedentary jobs were the most likely to gain weight, as well as those in high-stress positions, including administrative personnel, engineers, teachers, nurses, IT professionals, and attorneys. Your job can influence your weight in several ways — from where you work to who you work with. Continue reading …

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20 ways to get more activity into your day

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Finding the time to exercise can be challenging — especially if you’re juggling work, family, and other commitments. Fitness experts recommend getting 45 to 60 minutes of exercise per day if you’re trying to lose weight, and that can be hard to fit in between fighting rush hour traffic, cooking dinner, and chauffeuring the kids to activities. But here’s the good news: You don’t have to do it all at once. Studies have shown that …

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Why “everything in moderation” is bad advice for weight loss

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What’s the piece of advice you hear most often from well-meaning friends and family when you talk about trying to lose weight? We bet it’s something like “everything is okay in moderation” or “just eat a balanced diet.” But when it comes to your weight and your health, most people’s idea of a “balanced” or “moderate” diet is far too permissive — and following it could destroy your weight-loss efforts. It turns out that more …

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5 bad habits that are ruining your efforts to lose weight

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Does this sound familiar? You’ve followed all your doctor’s instructions. You’re eating all the right foods and working out. But you’ve hit a wall, and no matter what you do, you can’t seem to lose the rest of the weight. You’re not alone. The changes that most people make when first trying to lose weight — starting a new exercise routine, changing their diet, and eating smaller portions — are all beneficial lifestyle modifications, but …