weight loss

How to Keep Your Weight Loss Resolution This Year (Seriously)

If you are currently obese, you may wonder how likely it is that you will return to a healthy weight. A study conducted by researchers at two London institutions sought to answer that question.

The study’s team looked at a randomly selected group of electronic health records that were collected from 2004 to 2014 and stored within the UK’s Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Records of 99,791 women and 76,704 men were chosen for the study.

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Ways to Lose Weight in Winter

Winter is on its way and with it, holiday meals, candy, pies, and temptation at every turn. The weather gets colder and the days get shorter, making it more difficult to get outdoors and easier to stay on the couch. So how can you lose weight in winter? Well, keep in mind there are two key factors in successful weight loss: staying fit AND keeping your hunger levels in check.

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5 Tips to Avoid Sports Injuries This Summer

The summer months usher in a season of increased activity for most Americans, and unfortunately, a resulting increase in physician visits with complaints of pain caused by injuries. Whether you’re engaging in sports for fitness or competition, the last thing you want is to be sidelined because of an accident or chronic aches and pains. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a full 25% of injuries can be avoided by proper preventative action. How can you avoid sports injuries and stay in the game this summer?

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Sleepless in Atlanta? Getting Better Rest with Lower Back Pain Relief

Low back pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain, and is the largest cause of disability among those under 45 worldwide. Since back pain affects every facet of life, it comes as no surprise that more than half of people with back pain regularly report a significant problem with sleep, according to the European Spine Journal. What’s the problem with a lack of shut-eye, and how can you find rest and reduce back pain when sleeping?

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Keep Your Weight Loss Resolutions and Make 2017 Your Year

Most of us end our year with promising weight loss resolutions and expectations of making better choices and habits, but so often we fall short. Why is that? Well, we enter the new year, weighed down by the turkey and extra helping of cookies, rationalizing our over-indulgence with the promise that we’d drop those pounds come January 1st. A lot of us fizzle out by the time February rolls around, and we’re left with the weight (literally) of guilt.

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Proper Form While Running Reduces Your Chance of Injury

Increasingly, people are looking for way to improve their running form so that they don’t get shin splints or other injuries. Here are tips that can help.

In an era focused on minimalism and preventive healthcare, it is not a surprise to see a running form emerged called Chi Running – fusing yoga, tai chi, and running form. Chi Running is of course just one trend. People are generally interested in avoiding running injury; increasingly, they are realizing that common conditions such as shin splints and runner’s knee can be avoided by simply tweaking form. Better form can also improve speed, which certainly doesn’t hurt.

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Beat The Clock And Obesity

According to the CDC, 78.6 million Americans, or over one third of our population, are struggling with obesity. With a plethora of diet plans, a myriad of fitness fads, and exercise machines designed to combat the bulge, how is it that so many people find it so difficult to burn fat or build muscle? While many factors contribute to your ability to rev up your metabolism and drop weight, it turns out that something as simple as the timing of your meals could be making or breaking your weight loss goals.

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