The #1 barrier to weight loss

According to the current statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of all American adults are obese. That’s a big percentage, and a big problem for our health care system and current state of national health. Obesity is linked to a number of serious diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and various cancers. What is …

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The importance of non-scale victories

When you seriously commit to losing weight, you’ll find many benefits follow — benefits that go beyond the numbers on your scale. These additional benefits are known as non-scale victories. And they’re different for everyone. Maybe you finally fit into that favorite dress you wore 10 years ago, or you’ve noticed an improvement in your complexion. We cannot underestimate the …

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10 reasons you’re gaining weight even though you’re exercising

Have you been working out like crazy because you’re determined to lose weight? Maybe you’ve finally hit your exercise groove only to find the numbers on your bathroom scale aren’t budging. Or worse yet, are those numbers getting bigger? The exercise-weight gain equation is a mysterious one, but we’re going to clear things up. It’s not unusual to gain weight …

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16 ways to motivate yourself to exercise more

Do you struggle to get yourself to the gym? Or maybe you want to exercise more, but the thought of working out in front of other people fills you with dread? Making time for more physical activity in your life is important — so many of us spend too much time sitting in cars, on couches, or in desk chairs. …

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11 benefits of exercise other than weight loss

When we think of exercise, many of us associate it with losing weight or preventing weight gain. And it’s true that exercise is an important part of any weight-loss strategy. But it’s also so much more. Even once you’ve hit your goal weight, the benefits of exercise are well worth continuing to make it part of your daily routine. Take …

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9 ways to boost metabolism

Does your metabolism need a healthy boost? Are you finding it difficult to burn calories and shed weight? When your metabolism is high and functioning with fervor, you burn calories at a faster rate, allowing you to efficiently lose weight and keep the weight off. When metabolism is low, you’ll find your weight-loss efforts are like rolling a boulder up …

How does sleep affect weight loss?

An estimated 45% of Americans report suffering from poor quality sleep or lack of sleep at least once per week. At the same time, the prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults is nearly 40%. While these statistics may not represent a direct cause-and-effect link between lack of sleep and obesity, much evidence suggests that sleep problems can greatly affect your …