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Bodybuilding for Beginners: How to Prepare for Fitness

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 21, 2014 12:50:04 PM

Are You Ready For Weight Lifting?

Bodybuilding for Beginners

There are specific goals in the realm of bodybuilding and weight lifting; such as strength training, weight loss, lean muscle gain, and overall fitness. In addition to this, beginners should focus on the purpose of weightlifting in terms of form versus function.

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These Foods Will Never Make You Fat

Posted by healtheo360 on Oct 7, 2014 11:14:53 AM

Next time you’re going grocery shopping, make sure to include some of these super foods that will never make you fat, onto your shopping list. You can eat as much as these low calorie foods as you want, without packing on any pounds!

Foods that will never make you fat #1-Celery
16 calories per cup chopped

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New study shows diet soda can help with weight loss

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 30, 2014 10:43:13 AM

New study shows diet soda can help with weigh loss. Diet sodas are supposedly a healthier alternative to soda; sugar-free and artificially sweetened. With more than 20% of Americans drinking diet sodas today, is diet soda really a health risk?

A new study published in the journal, Obesity, claims diet beverages, such as Diet Dr. Pepper, Coke Zero, and Diet Snapple might help people lose more weight than just drinking water, which counters other studies claiming diet soda might cause a person to gain weight.

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You Know You’re Overweight When..

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 18, 2014 11:03:07 AM

More than 400,000 Americans die from obesity yearly. Eating too many calories and not burning the calories can lead to a serious unhealthy lifestyle.

How can you tell if you’re obese or overweight? By measuring weight and height, BMI (Body Mass Index) is calculated and that indicates the amount of body fat you have. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight and a BMI of 30 and higher is consider obese. There are many BMI calculator tools online that can help you determine if you’re overweight!

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Healthy Salad Toppings for a Better Salad

Posted by healtheo360 on Jul 8, 2014 11:49:38 AM

Salad is a healthy option when going out to eat or eating at home, but it doesn’t take much make a salad unhealthy. Dressings are loaded with calories and fats. Some meats and toppings add on the calories. Try some of these healthy salad toppings on your next salad for a nutrient filled meal!

Healthy Salad Toppings #1 - Almonds

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It's Possible To Lose 11 Pounds In 4 Days And Keep It Off?

Posted by healtheo360 on Jun 16, 2014 5:39:37 PM

Is It Possible To Lose 11 Pounds In 4 Days And Keep It Off?

We all like to see results – fast. Fad diets and crash diets never lead to healthy permanent weight loss. So what’s the best way?  Simply burn more calories than you consume.

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Five Reasons Your Weight Is Stuck

Posted by healtheo360 on Apr 4, 2014 2:13:53 PM

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Stuck in a weight-loss rut? Turns out you're not alone. Those last five to 10 pounds are often the hardest to lose.

MyFitnessPal -- the largest digital health company with more than 50 million users -- surveyed its users to find out what's keeping them from reaching their ultimate goal. Turns out there's five primary reasons those last few pounds seems to stick around longer than the ones before.

Elle Penner, MyFitnessPal's registered dietician, came up with tips to combat each and every one of those pitfalls that's keeping the number on your scale from going down:

Strong Sweet Tooth

Fifty-four percent of MyFitnessPal users say dessert is a major obstacle to weight loss. Penner said it's important to keep a tally of miniature treats. Three to four "snack-size" treats and a handful of M&Ms can quickly add up to the fat and calories of full-size desserts. "Even if you don't have time to track every morsel of food you eat throughout the day, a little snacking insight can go a long way in preventing sneaky weight gain," she said.

People Hate Veggies

Nearly 1 in 10 people said not eating vegetables is the culprit. Try to get your fruit and veggie servings in early in the day, said Penner. "The oh-so-popular green smoothie is the perfect way to get in a serving of veggies before you even get to the office. Try adding low-fat yogurt, milk or nut butter. It will up the protein and help keep you satisfied and focused throughout the morning," she said.

Carbs Are the Devil

Forty-seven percent say love for bread and pasta keeps them off-track. So, Penner said, consider taking a temporary weight loss vacation. Put it on the back burner for a week or so, just aim not to gain any weight, and come back with a fresh mind to reset your habits, she said. "When life gets really busy or stressful, avoiding additional weight gain is an achievement in itself," she said. "Set yourself up for success and pick back up on your weight loss efforts when you have the time and energy to dedicate to doing it healthfully."

Emotional Eating

Turns out more than half of us blame binges on mood swings. Penner said getting new workout gear could help. It sounds superficial, but nice workout gear really can make you feel better during a workout, and be an incentive to get you moving. "Rather than rewarding yourself with an indulgent meal when you hit a new health goal," she said, "invest in your next one by adding a new item to your workout wardrobe."

No Me Time

More than 20 percent of users report they don't have the time to cook or exercise. Penner said to stock the pantry. "When they're on sale, stock up on canned beans and tomatoes, herbs and spices, nuts and whole grains like quinoa, rolled oats and whole wheat pasta. Having a stash of healthy pantry staples will save time and money," she said. Instead of buying packaged convenience foods, filling your pantry with these healthy staples will give you a solid foundation for preparing more nutritious meals at home.

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Genes May Influence Weight Gain From Fried Foods

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 20, 2014 10:49:48 AM

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics help determine whether a frequent diet of fried food will make you fat, according to a new Harvard study.

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Early Signs That High-Calorie Diet May Help With Lou Gehrig's disease

Posted by Team healtheo360 on Mar 16, 2014 11:03:49 AM

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's early evidence from a small study that people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease -- who are fed a high-calorie, high-carb diet, may see the progression of their disease slowed.

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Disease That Killed Harold Ramis Attacks Arteries, Veins

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 14, 2014 10:35:49 AM

Francois Durand/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The rare disease that killed comedy legend Harold Ramis narrows the blood vessels, slowly starving the organs they supply.

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