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  • What Does Cortisol Do in the Body?

    Why It Is So Important to Have the Right Levels of Cortisol Cortisol, better known as the “stress hormone,” serves many key purposes in the body. Most cells in the body have cortisol receptors, so the hormone can affect many different functions throughout the body. Cortisol is produced from cholesterol in the two adrenal glands at the top of each kidney. Some of the functions of cortisol include: ...
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  • What Foods Put Your Body in Fat-Burning Mode?

    How Fat Leaves the Body Your body stores excess consumed energy in fat cells in the form of triglycerides, which appear as a type of fat found in your blood. This allows your body to preserve energy, but it can also cause fat to accumulate over time. For this reason, to experience weight loss, you will need to reach your calorie deficit. In other words, you must consume less calories than you ...
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  • Why Is Nutrition Important?

    The Life-changing Benefits of Finding the Right Diet for You The fact that it is important to be mindful of your nutrition might seem obvious. Sometimes, though, when we are given a piece of advice so many times, it can be easy to forget what the purpose of it was in the first place. On top of that, nutrition has not exactly been a priority in the public education system. The National Center for ...
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  • How to Jumpstart a Healthy Lifestyle

    Get Our Simple Healthy Lifestyle Tips What does it mean to live a healthy lifestyle? The answer will look a bit different for everyone, and it’s important to remember there is no “one-size-fits-all” prescription. When it comes down to it, being healthy is all about taking the steps that keep your body feeling strong in the long run. Some people might prefer to take a more literal approach to this, ...
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  • Is Oatmeal Good for Weight Loss?

    Add One of the Best Soluble Fiber Foods to Your Diet Oatmeal has long been praised for its ability to help people lose weight. For one, it is a much healthier alternative to traditional American breakfast options, like bacon and sausage, which are packed with saturated fats. Simply cutting out these processed meats can make a big difference in your weight loss journey. The main reason oatmeal is ...
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  • Why Is Losing Weight So Hard?

    How to Overcome Common Roadblocks in Your Weight Loss Journey For many of us, it feels like weight gain happens so rapidly. You might feel like you gain weight quickly for a variety of reasons that depend on the needs of your body. Some people gain weight quickly when they are consistently staying up late and not giving their bodies the rest they need. Others find that they have an excessive ...
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  • How to Avoid Loose Skin When Losing Weight

    Keeping Skin Firm Through Weight Loss Nothing feels better than losing that extra weight you had been carrying around. It truly feels like a burden has been lifted from your shoulders. However, those of us who have lost a substantial amount of weight in the past know there are some less than pleasant side effects that come along with our joy. Namely, when you lose fat, you can be left with loose ...
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  • Holiday Gift Ideas for Fitness Lovers & Healthy Eaters

    Don't Know What to Buy for Christmas This Year? With the Christmas season coming closer and closer, many people are starting to think about what to get for their family and loved ones. For those looking to shed some weight and get in shape, there are many tools and resources available today to make the perfect gift or surprise for your healthy eating and fitness-loving friends. If you are a friend ...
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  • Tips for Staying in Shape When the Gym Is Closed

    Weight Loss Journey Versus The Pandemic Since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many people have experienced unique struggles and challenges with their weight loss journey and goals. Don’t unprecedented times such as these it’s important to stay on track and keep a good mindset so you can build a stronger body and mind during stressful times. Whether you’re a consistent gym rat or you ...
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  • What Part of the Brain Controls Hunger?

    How Understanding Your Body Can Help with Weight Management Before we begin learning about the body as it relates to hunger, it is important to understand that hunger is a normal, natural, and healthy part of our daily functioning. We feel hungry when biological changes are occurring in the body. This lets us know you need fuel to maintain your energy. Hunger is controlled by a part of the brain ...
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  • 3 Quick Tips to Rapid Weight Loss

    Let’s face it, there’s no easy, quick way when it comes to losing weight. The truth is, weight loss is a process that is typically unique to every individual and every person experiences a different transformation process. There are so many different varying factors playing, such as diet and physical activity that account for the indifferences commonly seen in weight loss. Ultimately, maintaining ...
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  • How to Lose Fat and Build Muscle at the Same Time

    Most people think they have to choose between losing fat and building muscle. While it can certainly be difficult to strike a balance between the two, it is possible. Working towards this goal over time is key to seeing results, as there is no quick fix. Combine Cardio with Strength Training In order to lose fat and build muscle, both cardio and strength training must be incorporated into your ...
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  • How to Reduce Weight During Lockdown

    The consequences of the global pandemic are still not fully understood, and neither is the impact it’s had on the lives of those in lockdown. Some changes have certainly been noted, though. A study was conducted by King’s College London and Ipsos MORI that surveyed 2,254 people -- 48% of respondents reported gaining weight during lockdown. When you combine the fact that many gyms have been closed ...
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  • Can Swimming Help You Lose Weight?

    With hot temperatures in full swing, one of the most common summer activities to do with friends or family is swimming. Not only is it a way to cool down from the overbearing heat, but it's also a good workout that's extremely gentle on the joints; making it an easier workout especially those who suffer from bad knees. Studies also suggest regularly swimming gives people an advantage when ...
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  • How Can I Get Rid of Cellulite?

    If you struggle with cellulite on your body, you’re not alone, and you’re not the only one who has a hard time getting rid of it. It’s been reported that about 85% of women over the age of 20 have cellulite. Cellulite actually has less to do with how much you weigh and more to do with how fat is stored in your body. If you’ve been struggling to target cellulite and get rid of it, you may benefit ...
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  • Healthy Alternatives to Sugar

    Almost all of us get cravings for savory and sweet flavors, especially foods that are high in sugar. This is totally normal; don’t feel bad when you do! Our bodies need natural sugars to live on and random cravings should be expected. However, most of us don’t realize how much and what kinds of sugar we’re actually putting into our bodies. Highly processed granulated sugar and high-fructose corn ...
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  • How Busy Adults Can Find Time to Work Out

    You likely already know how it’s important to exercise for your health and wellbeing. But who has time to exercise when they have a full-time job, 2.5 children, and a busy social life? You may think you simply have no time to juggle all these, but the good news is you do have time, with a little creativity and by following our tips to “fit” fitness into your routine. Making the Commitment to ...
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  • The Best Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

    When it comes to physical activity, how you fuel your body counts. “Fuel,” in this case, means calories. By eating food that helps you with your fitness goals, you can maximize the benefits of all your hard work. Without proper fueling, your body won’t be properly prepared to work out, with adequately refueling, you can’t fully recover from the exertion and build muscle mass. What to Eat to Fuel ...
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  • 5 Weight Loss Milestones that Don’t Involve the Number on the Scale

    Let’s face it, losing weight takes hard work, but many who start the journey obsess over the number on the scale as the only way to measure progress. Not so! There are so many milestones you’ll reach on your way to hitting your target weight, and you owe it to yourself to celebrate. Once you start noticing these milestones, you’ll be even more motivated to keep practicing your healthy habits as ...
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  • Shop the Perimeter: Navigating the Grocery Store the Healthy Way

    What does “shop the perimeter” mean? You may have heard this phrase before, and what it basically boils down to is this: The foods most conducive to helping kickstart weight loss can be found on the perimeter of the grocery store. Supermarket Psychology The psychology of grocery shopping is something you probably haven’t ever thought about, but all grocery stores basically have the same layout. ...
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  • 7 Weight Loss Tips for Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, affects 7% of women of childbearing age. This condition causes hormonal imbalances, irregular periods, and the development of many small cysts in at least one ovary. Because women with PCOS have higher levels of male hormones, they are less sensitive to insulin, causing them to become overweight or obese. Carrying excess weight has well-known health risks, ...
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