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  • BMI: Does the Body Mass Index need fixing?

    A new way of calculating Body Mass Index (BMI) has been proposed - but does it really solve any of the BMI's well-known problems? How often have we heard that Brad Pitt at the time of Fight Club, and England rugby player Jonny Wilkinson in his prime, were "overweight" - according to their BMI?



  • Too Much Of A Good Thing

    Is there such thing as too much exercise? We're delving into what's healthy, what isn’t and what happens when you hit the gym too much.



  • Best exercises for a flat stomach

    A bulging stomach is a problem area for most mortals. Even those who are naturally thin tend to develop a paunch as they step into their 30s.




  • Hitting a weight loss plateau

    HITTING a weight loss plateau can be disheartening to say the least, but this issue is very common in dieters. It simply means that after a while, you become stuck at the same weight despite dieting and exercise efforts, and will need to step it up a bit to see continued results.




  • Debunking Fitness and Nutrition Myths

    Do you have some daily work out and nutrition routines that just don't seem to be working.  Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach Mike Feist says it may because you are following some common exercise and nutrition misconceptions.




  • It's never too late to exercise

    Stepping up exercise levels in your 50s is likely to cut your chances of suffering a heart attack in later life.  Only two-and-a-half hours of moderate activity a week appears to suppress inflammation in the body which is believed to contribute to heart disease, a long-term study has found.




  • Calories, not nutrition; Looks, not health

    It’s all about how you look and not how healthy you are when it comes to young people taking care of their bodies, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Missouri found that young people think more about calories when it comes to eating, instead of nutrition


  • Weight Loss: Separating Fact from Fiction

    The weight loss industry is full of a lot of sound and fury that drowns out proven methods offered by reputable providers. Learn how to block out the noise and lose weight the right way.



  • Dukan diet 'tops list of worst celeb diets'

    The popular Dukan diet has been slammed as “ineffective and without scientific basis”, The Daily Telegraph has today reported. The newspaper says that the British Dietetic Association has criticised a range of celebrity diets, including the Dukan diet rumoured to be used by Kate Middleton.

    Anticipating the huge surge in dieting around Christmas and New Year, the association has drawn up a list of five 'fad diets'




  • Diet Detective's 8 Steps to Extreme Weight Loss

    People are constantly asking me what they should eat. They have a wedding (or reunion, trip, party, etc.) in three months. They have to lose weight, and fast. Can it be done? 
     
    Yes, you can lose weight fast enough to make a significant difference in how you look



  • 8 ways to slash fat without realizing it

    Dieting doesn't have to mean giving up pizza forever, or eating boring, tasteless foods. You can enjoy your favorite foods with all their flavors and still slim down if you employ these strategies.


  • Exercise may blunt salt's effect on hypertension

    Physical activity may diminish the negative impact of a high-salt diet on blood pressure, a new study suggests. Researchers found that the more people exercise, the less their blood pressure will rise in response to a high-salt diet.




  • Lose weight without ever feeling hungry again

    You've heard of the ‘glycemic index’, now say hello to the ‘satiety index’ and put a stop to diet induced hunger pangs for good.

    What is the satiety Index?
    The ‘satiety index’ is a measure of how filling a food is




  • 10 reasons you're still fat

    Still struggling to lose those extra pounds? Here are 10 reasons you might not be able to lose that weight…





  • The 51 fastest fat burners

  • People who run for at least four hours a week melt more calories than non-runners
  • Downing five 5-ounce cups of green tea a day boosts metabolism
  • Vitamin C can help you burn more fat, and D may help you lose fat
  • Your body may not burn fat as efficiently if you down a huge meal right before bedtime



  • A tribute to the godfather of modern fitness and nutrition 'Jack Lalanne'

    Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne  (September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011) was an American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert and motivational speaker who is sometimes called "the godfather of fitness" and the "first fitness superhero."[1] He described himself as being a "sugarholic" and a "junk food junkie” until he was 15. He also had behavioral problems, but "turned his life around" after listening to a public lecture by Paul Bragg, a well-known nutrition speaker.[2] During his career, he came to believe that the country's overall health depended on the health of its population, writing that "physical culture and nutrition — is the salvation of America


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