Monthly Archives: April 2017

Mom of 3 Drops 120 Lbs. After Having Her Youngest Child: 'I Wanted to Get Healthy for My Kids'

Health/ April 27, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Emily Powers had struggled with her weight since high school, when she began eating cafeteria food instead of homemade meals and put on 100 lbs. by the time she graduated. By the time the Ontario, Canada-based daycare worker was in her 20s, Powers had reached 273 lbs. [brightcove:5339322755001 default] “I tried different fad diets and

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How One Woman Shed 137 Lbs. With Strength Training and Simple Diet Changes

Health/ April 25, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

Ashley Javar, 38, 5'4", from Las Vegas Before: 287 lb., size 22/24 After: 150 lb., size 8 Total pounds lost: 137 lb. Total sizes lost: 7/8 From an early age, I always turned to food for comfort. Every day I would binge on one or two massive, mostly fried meals. Fast-forward to 2013; I was 24 and a mom, but otherwise not much had changed. I was still overweight. It hurt my knees

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 Forget Your BMI and Focus on This Measurement Instead

Health/ April 24, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

When it comes to determining whether a person is overweight, body mass index (BMI) is the most widely used measure out there. But doctors admit that BMI—a ratio of weight to height—is far from perfect. Now, a new study suggests there may be a better way to estimate the risks of health problems associated with excess weight. The new research,

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Always Hungry? This One Ingredient May Be to Blame

Health/ April 19, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

Everyone knows that salty foods make you thirsty. But according to new research, when people increase their sodium intake long-term, they actually drink less water. And that’s not the study’s only surprising finding: High sodium levels also increase feelings of hunger, the authors say, which may suggest that high-salt diets contribute to weight gain. Experts say this counterintuitive discovery—that dietary salt

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Leslie Jones Gets Sweaty in the Gym as She Keeps Up Her 40-Lb. Weight Loss: 'Arms Arms Arms!'

Health/ April 18, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Leslie Jones‘ trainer is still pushing her to the limit! The Saturday Night Live star, 47, put in two tough workouts over the weekend with her trainer, Thaddeus Harvey. [brightcove:5315457854001 default] Jones shared photos and videos on Instagram from her sweaty time in the gym, which focused on “arms arms arms!” “Getting them arm

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Woman Goes from Being Morbidly Obese to Dropping 130 Lbs. and Becoming a Personal Trainer

Health/ April 17, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Katie Hug began gaining weight after high school due the combination of her metabolism slowing down and taking prescription drugs for depression and anxiety. “I was put on different medications that made me feel more sluggish, and then all I wanted to do was eat,” Hug, now 34, tells PEOPLE. [brightcove:4928980912001 default] By 2012, Hug had reached 270

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FITNESS TIPS

Scott C. Hopkins/ April 12, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

We all know that exercise provides the body with great benefits, so exercise in the way that works best for you. Whether that be walking, running, swimming or biking, check out the following tips on how to exercise your way to a healthier you. Drink lots of water, at least 64 ounces a day. Wear protective clothing and sunscreen when

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10 health and fitness tips for busy people

Scott C. Hopkins/ April 12, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

Health and exercise tips to combat your hectic schedule Life races past at so quickly and staying healthy and keeping fit can be an uphill struggle when you’re busy. Here are 10 tips that will help you to find time so that you can keep in tip-top shape.   The list A great way to focus your time on the

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Tips for staying motivated

Scott C. Hopkins/ April 12, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

Have you ever started a fitness program and then quit? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Many people start fitness programs, but they may stop when they get bored, they don’t enjoy it or results come too slowly. Here are seven tips to help you stay motivated. 1. Set goals Start with simple goals and then progress to longer

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5 Triathlon Nutrition Tips for Beginners

Scott C. Hopkins/ April 12, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

  Success in triathlon competitions depends on several factors, and triathlon nutrition may be the most crucial. Triathlons are an athletic contest of three successive events, which include, swimming, cycling and running over various distances. It is a strenuous activity that requires the consumption of a healthy diet. Most athletes do not realize the importance of good nutrition, but research

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