Weight Loss Tips That DON'T Work For Me

A couple days ago, I had someone who read my blog say, "I feel you are missing so many methods to help a person lose weight. What about all the weight loss tips you read in magazine articles. When are you going to post those?" The problem is that I have seen the same flipping tips in the health and fitness magazines for literally years. Almost every month I'd eagerly open up a magazine after reading on the cover, "5 Weight Loss Tricks That Really Work." And guess what? They didn't do a thing for me. In fact, I think I saw most of the "tricks" in the same health magazine just a couple issues ago! So no, you won't see the usual strategies in my posts unless they leave a lasting impression on me. However, today is an exception. Below you'll find tips that I continue to see in weight loss articles, but continue not to work with my body. ...more
TheHerbLady Amen to THAT! I know we all want that one magic "trick" that's going to melt the ...more

Essential Workout Components

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3 Reasons Why Pursuing Health Doesn't Make You A Narcissist

Originally published by Thought Catalog at www.thoughtcatalog.com.”Not so long ago, loosing weight, dieting and pursuing the perfect body were decisions we made to please others. Being overweight was society’s target of shame and it was through weight loss programs that people felt they could finally reveal their skin hidden under layers of clothing and reignite their confidence....more

The Real Answer to The Question That's Been Asked for Ages

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In The Long Run

Every year, my sister runs 14 miles on the Fourth Of July. Why? Well, you see....My sister's crazy. How do I know she's crazy? Because she has four kids under the age of nine and she runs six days a week. Without exception, all year, every year. Even in winter. In Minnesota....more

5 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Weight

One of the keys to living a calmer, healthier, and sexier life is maintaining a healthy weight....more

12-Minute No Rest Bodyweight Ab Workout

This workout was originally posted on the fitness & healthy lifestyle blog, In Fitness and In Health. ...more

The Power of Prevention

Benjamin Franklin once said that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," yet just a few hundred years later the majority of Americans are not finding consistent, long-term success in lifestyle habits that promote the prevention of disease.This can be a bit confusing at first glance, since we have more preventative screenings, exams, and tools than ever before.  So why the discrepancy?  Why do we have more preventative screenings than any time in history and yet our nation as a whole is in the midst of a massive health crisis?...more

A Healthier Me: a Foodie on a health and happiness mission

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5 Simple Tips to Stay Active During Your Work Day

Originally posted on the fitness & healthy lifestyle blog, In Fitness and In Health (www.infitinhealth.com). A lot of us, myself included, work in an office environment and are sitting at desks all day, Monday through Friday. Staying sedentary during the work week can wreak havoc on your body over time, even if you are finding time to fit in a workout. That said, there are so many easy ways to stay moving and active during your 9-5 (or whatever hours you find yourself in that desk chair). I hope you can utilize some or all of these tips to help you and your coworkers combat the sedentary lifestyle that offices and cubicles can sometimes foster. Here are some of my favorite ways to keep your body moving. ...more
I walk at least 15 minutes during mid-morning and 15 minutes after lunch during my sedentary ...more