Category Archives: Fitness

Here’s How the ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Have Kept the Weight Off

Health/ November 1, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

[brightcove:5599232558001 default] Your diet may help you lose weight, but exercise appears to be the key to keeping it off. A new study, published in the journal Obesity, tracked 14 former Biggest Loser contestants to determine how some of them kept weight off after the show. Physical activity, the researchers determined, was the clear answer — even though diet, not exercise, was shown

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Body-Positive Instagram Star Claps Back at Critics of Her Skin Removal Surgery: 'Loving Yourself Does NOT Mean You Have to Stay the Same’

Health/ October 27, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

[brightcove:5305635850001 default] Instagram star Amanda Roberts (@mandas_muffintop) credits the body-positive Instagram community with helping her love and appreciate her body when she was at her heaviest. But after she made the decision to have weight loss surgery and subsequent skin removal surgery, Roberts was surprised to find herself at the receiving end of negative comments on the social platform, where she has

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How Two Sisters Helped Each Other Shed a Collective 106 Lbs.: "Sisterhood Gave Us the Strength to Change"

Health/ October 23, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

[brightcove:5548439127001 default] Gina: In college, late night takeout was one of our favorite pastimes. I soon found myself just shy of 200 pounds, while Amy weighed in at 138. Being overweight began taking its toll. Amy: A stranger’s rude comment here, a pair of extra-large pants there added up, but photos from a family beach trip in 2004 were the

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Craig Robinson Lost 50 Lbs. By Going Vegan and Cutting Out Alcohol: 'It Was Much Easier Than I Thought'

Health/ October 12, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

[brightcove:4928980311001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com. Craig Robinson is feeling better than ever. The star of the new series Ghosted talked about his slimmer physique on Harry Connick Jr.’s talk show, Harry. “I lost a bunch of weight, I lost about 50 lbs.,” Robinson, 45, says. The former The Office actor says his weight loss started as an

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These Real Women Showed Their Excess Skin to Make an Important Point About Weight Loss

Health/ October 6, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

[brightcove:5548439127001 default] Stories about people who shed lots of weight after adopting a healthier lifestyle are super inspirational, especially if a photo shows a person looking healthy and happy at her goal weight. But often something important is glossed over: that dropping major pounds tends to leave a dieter with loose skin. Some successful dieters choose to have the skin removed surgically. Others live with it and make a point about it on social media—it's

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You Asked: Can You Lose Weight Just from Your Stomach?

Health/ August 16, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

[brightcove:5438204957001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com. Whether you have some extra weight in your upper arms or rear end, it makes sense that targeting those areas with exercise—curls for your arms, lunges for your butt—would slim them down. Weight-loss experts refer to this as “spot reduction.” But it turns out that in most cases, this kind of laser-focused

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Oprah Says Her Weight Troubles Were 'Always Such a Physical, Spiritual, Emotional Burden'

Health/ August 15, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

[brightcove:5479177955001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com. Oprah Winfrey sunk into a period of depression at age 44 — and she can pinpoint the moment when it happened. The media mogul had just put her heart into her latest film — 1998’s Beloved — and the movie had opened one day prior. “I shall never forget Saturday morning, October 17,” Winfrey,

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Can a DNA Test Really Pinpoint Your Perfect Diet and Workout? Here's What Science Says

Health/ August 8, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

[brightcove:4639738292001 default] It sounds either too good or too futuristic to be true: Just by spitting into a tube, you can find out the answers to questions that plague us all: Why can't I lose weight? Why can't I sleep? What exercises should I do for a perkier butt? This is the claim from a new crop of so-called lifestyle DNA tests—genetic

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