What NOT to Pack on a Picnic

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Who doesn’t love spreading a blanket in the great outdoors and enjoying a delicious meal? Picnics evolved from the elaborate traditions of outdoor feasts enjoyed by the wealthy. In Europe during the 14th century, the earliest picnics were medieval hunting feasts in England. Renaissance-era country banquets, and Victorian garden parties lay the foundation for today…. Read more »

Women’s Summer Weight Loss Tips

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Swimsuit season is coming and you might want to shed a few pounds. But a crash diet isn’t the answer. You need to be smart about weight loss so that it lasts. Here are six healthy summer weight loss tips. You can thank us later. Change your coffee order – If your barista knows you… Read more »

A Protein Shake to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

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Not only does our society continue to grow in terms of population numbers, we are also expanding in the sheer size of our waistlines. Why are we getting so much bigger? Why does this trend seem unable to slow down? These are the types of questions that experts are still trying to find the answers… Read more »

When to Workout for Weight Loss

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Are you an early riser who prefers to get in a good workout before work? Or would you rather decompress from your day by sweating it out at the gym? The timing of your workout can directly impact your weight loss success. Getting your workout done in the morning often results in working out more… Read more »

Crest the Weight Loss Plateau

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Losing weight takes time and patience and sometimes it can feel like it’s an uphill battle. In the beginning, you were rocking it – every time you stepped on the scale, you were down a few pounds. But then, your progress begins to slow and eventually, you stop dropping weight at all. You’ve hit the… Read more »

Why Men Lose Weight Faster than Women

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Are you and your significant other trying to shed some pounds? Does it seem like he’s having more luck than you? Unfortunately, it’s true. Men typically lose weight faster than women. Here are some reasons for this unfair phenomenon: More Lean Muscle – men usually have more upper body muscle than women. Since muscle burns… Read more »

New Year, New You – Realistic Resolutions

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It’s almost 2017, and this year we tell ourselves we are going to live healthier, better lives – we will be more active, lose weight, and make better food choices. We will succeed and nothing is going to stop us. This is the attitude we are all too familiar with in late December and early… Read more »

Five Foods that Will Actually Help You Lose Weight

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2017 is right around the corner and many of us are anxious to lose a few pounds. Food choices are crucial and there are obvious ones to avoid. But here are five foods that can actually help you lose weight! Hummus and Veggies – This spread made from chickpeas is a protein-rich snack that fights… Read more »

Five Study-Proven Ways to Lose Weight in 2017

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Snooze and Lose – In a 16-year Harvard study, scientists found that people who slept for 5 hours or less a night were 32 percent more likely to pack on major pounds than those who dozed a full 7 hours. Although “major” was defined as 33 pounds, the average increase was 2 pounds a year,… Read more »

Losing Weight Can Alleviate Joint Pain

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Obesity and Osteoarthritis Did you know that being only 10 pounds overweight increases the force on the knee by 30-60 pounds with each step? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint pain disorder with symptoms in the hands, knees, hips, back and neck. Overweight women are nearly 4 times more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis… Read more »