Add “total wellness” to your 2018 resolutions

Becoming your own BFF is just the beginning to making this year your best.  It may come as no surprise that one of the most repeated New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Other popular goals include getting a better night’s sleep, feeling better overall, gaining self-confidence and even finding more personal time; in essence […]

Does this job make me look fat?

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How to conquer on-the-job weight gain If you believe your 9 to 5 is contributing to weight gain, you’re not alone. In a survey conducted by CareerBuilder and Harris Interactive, 55% of office workers surveyed consider themselves overweight and 41% say their weight gain occurred after starting their current job. What causes on-the-job weight gain? Sitting […]

The Magic of Muscle

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Six Reasons Why You Should Be Lifting Weights. People often think that the only way to get lean is to do tons of cardio exercise. The truth is weightlifting, along with proper nutrition and cardio, is the best way to achieve a lean body. Building muscle offers many other benefits too! Here are six reasons […]

Summer Fun and Weight Loss Can Coexist

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“Oh come on, just have one bite…you don’t need to lose weight…you already look great!” You hear these sabotaging comments from your closest inner circle. While these comments are delivered with good intentions, they could be the comments that derail your weight loss efforts.  Even with strong motivation to eat healthy, the summer months can […]

Tis the Season to Prevent the Pounds

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The average American at a healthy body weight gains 1 to 2 pounds a year.  For folks who are overweight or obese, that number climbs to almost 5 pounds a year, at least half of which accumulates during the holidays.  Simply put, the holidays seem to be more dangerous for individuals already fighting the weight […]

Is Inflammation Keeping you From Losing Weight?

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The presence of chronic, uncontrolled low-grade inflammation in the body is an underlying factor in many common disease states: cardiovascular disease, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, allergies, cancer, certain autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and obesity to name a few.   While short-term inflammation is an important body process that helps us fight off infection and injuries, the chronic inflammation […]