walking or running - which is better for weight loss

Walking or Running – Which is Better for Weight Loss?

Monday, June 22, 2015

Walking and running are low-cost, easy-to-do-anywhere aerobic exercises that build cardiovascular fitness. Both activities can help you shed pounds, and both offer increased energy levels, better sleep, and elevated mood as positive side effects. In the longer term, they can lower blood pressure and cholesterol and reduce the risk of diseases such as diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and cancer. But which one should you be doing for weight loss? Is one exercise more effective than the other? Weight Loss Basics There is only one way to lose weight: create a calorie deficit. In other words, a person... 

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age related weight loss

3 Ways to Reverse Age Related Weight Gain

Friday, July 11, 2014

Struggling to lose weight? Packing on the pounds and can’t figure out why? Most of us associate aging with wrinkles and grey hair, and those are indeed symptoms of growing older. But there’s an important issue that we tend to overlook – one that adds years to our age long before that first wrinkle: weight gain. Have you ever wondered why so many people, especially women over 40, struggle to lose weight? Or why you’re picking up weight even though your diet hasn’t changed? Your waistline doesn’t just suddenly expand for no reason. The fact is, the body starts to work less efficiently... 

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women-exercise

Do Women Really Lose Weight Slower Than Men?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

There’s a longstanding rumor that women lose weight slower than men. A lot of us believe that guys have a definite physiological advantage when it comes to weight loss, and sketchy stories of men burning insurmountable amounts of fat effortlessly at the gym while women put in blood, sweat, and tears to shed just a pound or two are fairly common. But is it true? Do men really lose weight faster than women do? Is it physically harder for women to shed body fat? Do Men Lose Weight Faster? The short answer is, yes, they do. At least initially. A man’s body naturally contains more lean muscle tissue... 

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How To Count Calories

Calories For Weight Loss – How To Count Them (And Everything Else You Need To Know)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Despite what others might tell you, knowing what calories are and how to count them makes weight loss and weight management easier. It is often said that counting calories isn’t necessary for those looking to lose weight, but the fact remains that body weight is directly linked to how many calories we take in through foods and burn through normal bodily function and exercise. Here we look at what calories are, why they’re important and show you how to count them. What is a Calorie? A calorie is a unit of energy. Although usually associated with food, it can apply to anything that contains energy.... 

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Weight Loss

What Science Says About Losing Weight: 3 Weight Loss Myths Debunked

Friday, September 6, 2013

If you type “weight loss” into the Google search bar, you’re bound to see the words “diet” and “tips” pop up a bunch of times on the results pages. But here’s the thing: 8 out of 10 articles are written based on assumption, misinterpretation, myths and/or downright lies; the writers are rarely qualified to give the advice that they do, and despite what they would have you believe, losing weight is relatively simple. According to researchers, it comes down to a handful of things that you probably already know. Here are 3 common weight loss myths debunked… MYTH 1: A LITTLE EXERCISE... 

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How To Calculate BMR

How To Calculate Your Bmr

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Like Body Mass Index, knowing one’s Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is important for weight management and health. People often start diet and exercise programs without knowing their specific caloric needs, and then don’t understand why they can’t gain or lose weight. Everyone is different; you have to know what is right for your body. If you don’t, you may not reach your goals and could deprive the body of vital energy and nutrients. Let’s take a closer look… WHAT IS BASAL METABOLIC RATE? One’s BMR is an estimation of the amount of calories that a person burns if they do nothing... 

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Womens Health

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5 Best Beauty Secrets of Hollywood Icons

Tone It Down

1. All Oiled UpA go-to beauty treatment since ancient times, olive oil enjoys popularity as a moisturizer among celebrities like Miranda Kerr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler and even the late Elizabeth Taylor. No wonder it’s so popular — olive oil contains natural anti-oxidants like vitamins A and E, and creates a long-lasting moisture shield. It also makes a great hair conditioner, makeup remover, base for sugar scrubs and exfoliators, and even shaving balm. 2. Tone it DownScarlett... Read More

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How To Prevent Osteoporosis: 5 Best Tips For Strong Bones

How To Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can devastate and debilitate – just ask those who are suffering with this degenerative bone disease. Pain, random bone fractures, bad posture and changes in appearance are all quite common. A lot of times, even small everyday tasks become very hard to achieve. That’s why it’s important to know how to prevent it. Start right now. Here 5 great tips on how to prevent osteoporosis… 1. Eat Foods Rich in Calcium and Vitamin D Getting enough calcium and vitamin D... Read More

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What Is Osteoporosis?

What Is Osteoporosis

Worldwide, osteoporosis causes a bone fracture every three seconds, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. That equates to almost 9 million fractures each year, and women are much more likely to develop the condition – one in three over the age of 50, versus one in five men. In women over the age of 45, it is one of the main causes of days spent in hospital, topping even breast cancer, diabetes and heart attacks. It’s worth knowing a little more about it,... Read More

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Weight Loss: Why Women Have A Harder Time Losing Weight Than Men

Why Women Have A Harder Time Losing Weight Than Men

It’s easy to understand why the weight loss industry targets women. Socially, there is a lot of pressure on us to be thin, thanks to our family members, friends, even the media. It can be tough. To make things worse, a woman’s body is biologically designed to store more fat, especially in the hips, abdomen and buttocks — genetic provisions for pregnancy and child birth. But that isn’t the only challenge for women. Here are some more reasons why women find it harder... Read More

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Our Guide to Skin Care

Acne 411 – Are you a Victim of Acne?

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Acne, or acne vulgaris, is a common skin disease that affects children and adults alike. According to dermatologists, about three-quarters of people between the ages of 11 and 30 get acne at some point. Though it affects all ages, races, and genders, adolescents and young adults are more prone to acne breakouts, and young men […]

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Fitness

Plyometrics? Why Are Athletes Doing It?

Plyometrics

Want to fire up your fitness? Try plyometrics. A few enthusiastic hops, jumps and skips may just do the trick. Well, while it’s not quite as simple as that, workouts that incorporate fast, explosive physical moves are indeed some of the best routines around and can really improve coordination and agility. In fact, studies have […]