Is your salad good or bad?

Are salads good or bad? anything but diet friendly, as many of these creations pack more fat and calories than some of the burger and french fry combinations. 


Best Muscle Workouts For Your Glutes

Are you trying to get optimal muscle definition for the summer months? If so, you may be starting to hit the gym or research some weight training ideas online to slim down a bit. You probably are already familiar with doing a squat, as they are an effective way to sculpt your legs and they… Continue reading Best Muscle Workouts For Your Glutes

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For health sake – Not-So-Sweet Aspartame

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used in more than 6,000 popular household products all over the world, including diet soft drinks. Pepsi's diet drinks included this ingredient until consumer demand forced the company to replace it with an equally sweet substitute called Splenda. Seth Kaufman, the senior vice president over the flavoring department of Pepsi,… Continue reading For health sake – Not-So-Sweet Aspartame

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How Physical Activity Benefits Children >>

Our bodies were designed to move and therefore need to be exercised to maintain proper health. Due to the increase of technology over the recent years, however, the activity levels of people have declined, and life has become more sedentary. The excessive sitting of Americans increases the rate of heart disease, metabolic disease, and other… Continue reading How Physical Activity Benefits Children >>

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The Importance of Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that fights free radicals. It also helps create red blood cells and helps the body use vitamin K, which is crucial for heart health. However, studies have shown that billions of people around the world have a deficiency in vitamin E, with most people only getting half of the… Continue reading The Importance of Vitamin E

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When You Fall Into a Weight Routine

People enjoy having a routine. Getting up and going through the same motions every morning is comfortable for us. You always know what to expect and what you will get out of it. This habit can also spill over into our workout routines. When you are practicing weightlifting, it is not uncommon to default to… Continue reading When You Fall Into a Weight Routine

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How Back Pain May be Related to Your Leg Muscles

Despite what you may think, people of any age are at risk for experiencing back pain. The way your body is positioned throughout the day, especially if you live a sedentary lifestyle, can influence your back health. Back pain is very common, it is actually the primary cause of disability in people who are under… Continue reading How Back Pain May be Related to Your Leg Muscles


» Dieters Beware: 8 Myths That Make You Fat

Misinformation convolutes our weight loss journey. It seems like every month some new research is coming out to confuse us. Often the research is contradicting or misinterpreted, which leads to common dieting myths that create unhealthy habits. Do you believe any of these myths? Myth #1: Eat a big breakfast to avoid overeating later. It’s… Continue reading » Dieters Beware: 8 Myths That Make You Fat

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Fitness Tips

When it comes to Training for Endurance, you'll need to be hydrated and be sure you're eating properly because, by its very nature, this form of training is very demanding on your body. You should be doing a good mix of cardio and weight training. And, to increase your aerobic capacity, you should incorporate intense… Continue reading Fitness Tips

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» Three Diet Mistakes Weight Loss Seekers Are Making

As you go about your diet plan, it’s important that you’re taking the time to get a proper structure in place.  What you eat on a daily basis is going to have a tremendous influence on the rate of fat loss that occurs, so for those who are skipping over this important element, your results… Continue reading » Three Diet Mistakes Weight Loss Seekers Are Making


» Should You Use An Electrolyte Beverage During Your Workout?

One question that some people will start to ask themselves as they go about their workout program is whether or not they should be using an electrolyte beverage (or sports drink as they’re more commonly called). Will these help you perform better and reach new heights in your success? Or, will they just hold you… Continue reading » Should You Use An Electrolyte Beverage During Your Workout?

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» Simple Tricks To Sustain A Healthy Relationship With Food

As you go about your fat loss diet plan, one thing that you must make sure that you’re always keeping in mind is your relationship with food.  While it’s great to be very intense on maintaining your diet plan and eating healthy at all times, when this starts to become an obsession, you could be… Continue reading » Simple Tricks To Sustain A Healthy Relationship With Food

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Recipe for the day

Featured Recipe Bulgur Wheat with Dried Cranberries Ingredients 1 cup water 1/2 cup dry bulgur wheat 1 1/2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules 1 teaspoon butter 1/4 cup dried cranberries Directions Bring water to a boil in a pot, and mix in bulgur, bouillon granules, and butter. Cover pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15… Continue reading Recipe for the day

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» How Fit Are You? Find Out With These Easy Tests!

When you’re starting a new exercise program, it’s good to take as many measurements as you can at the outset so you can chart your progress over time. Hitting new milestones will keep you motivated and show you just how beneficial regular physical activity can be. Try these at-home tests to measure your fitness. If… Continue reading » How Fit Are You? Find Out With These Easy Tests!

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Featured Recipe

Spicy Chicken Breasts Ingredients 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon dried thyme 1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Directions In a medium bowl, mix together the paprika, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, thyme, cayenne… Continue reading Featured Recipe

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» How To Eat To Maximize Strength

If you’re currently on a workout program designed to help you build up your strength as fast as possible, you need to be getting your nutrition down pat. Nutrition is going to play a key role in success here because the nutrients that you eat are what will provide your body with the fuel you… Continue reading » How To Eat To Maximize Strength

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» Four Beverages To Avoid On Your Diet

As you go about the process of trying to lose body fat and reach your goal weight, one thing that you must be making sure that you’re paying close attention to at all times is the beverages that you’re consuming. Many people are very good about watching the foods that they’re eating on a daily… Continue reading » Four Beverages To Avoid On Your Diet

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Featured Recipe

Feature Recipe Broiled Sesame Cod Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds cod fillets 1 teaspoon butter, melted 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 1 pinch ground black pepper 1 tablespoon sesame seeds Directions Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Line a broiler pan with aluminum… Continue reading Featured Recipe

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Featured Recipe

Penne with Chicken and Asparagus Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) package dried penne pasta 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into cubes salt and pepper to taste garlic powder to taste 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 bunch slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces 1… Continue reading Featured Recipe

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» Primary Reasons For Back Pain From Exercise

If you’re currently suffering from back pain or have suffered before and are very concerned about recurring back pain, it’s important that you understand what the primary causes of back pain are in many workout programs so that you can be sure that these never become a factor for you. Many people do experience back… Continue reading » Primary Reasons For Back Pain From Exercise

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» Workout Tips While On Holiday

\As you make plans to go off on holiday and relax and unwind after a few months of high-stress, it’s important that you don’t completely abandon your fitness program altogether. Not only will maintaining some degree of a workout program while you’re away help to reduce the chances that you start to gain weight, but… Continue reading » Workout Tips While On Holiday

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Twelve Tips To Stay Fit During Christmas

Twelve Tips To Stay Fit During Christmas The average person gains between 5 to 8 pounds during the holiday period beginning at Thanksgiving and ending during New Year’s festivities according to a recent study. While many attribute the cause for this weight gain as excessive eating during the holiday period, much of the weight gain is due… Continue reading Twelve Tips To Stay Fit During Christmas

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» Eating Healthy While On Holiday

If you’re about to go on a much deserved holiday and are looking forward to all the fun activities about to come your way, one issue that may be causing a slight amount of anxiety is what you’re going to be eating while away. Eat the wrong foods and you’ll be facing some weight gain… Continue reading » Eating Healthy While On Holiday

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» How ‘Life’ Impacts Your Diet Progress

When you set yourself up on a diet and workout program, you begin with a high level of motivation and full commitment. You’re ready to put in everything you’ve got in the program and take your results up a notch. But, as time goes on, you may find that you begin to struggle more and… Continue reading » How ‘Life’ Impacts Your Diet Progress

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» Workouts For The Perpetual Beginner

You’re one of those guys who is very enthusiastic about your workouts… for a week or two. Then, before you know, you’re trading in your treadmill time for happy hour at the bar. Instead of getting up at 6 am and hitting the gym with dedication, you’re hitting the snooze button and telling yourself you’ll… Continue reading » Workouts For The Perpetual Beginner

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» Your Ideal Weight Isn’t What You May Think

Okay, here’s the rub: one of the keys to successful keys to weight-loss is goal setting… and to set goals, you must have some sort of measurement… but our most common measurement – weight – is a flawed method of gauging your ideal weight. It’s not your fault that you’re obsessed with that three-digit number.… Continue reading » Your Ideal Weight Isn’t What You May Think

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» Mastering Diet Motivation

Struggling to stick with your fat loss diet plan? Wonder if you will ever be able to reach your goal weight with all temptation running through your mind? If you want to see best results from your diet plan, it is going to be essential that you learn how to master your motivation. Like it… Continue reading » Mastering Diet Motivation


» Strategies To Beat Late-Night Binging For Good

If you’re the type of person who simply can’t go to bed hungry – or without that late-night bite of popcorn, pizza, ice cream, or snacks, then you may take some comfort in knowing you are not alone. A recent survey conducted by Massive Health tracked the daily eating habits of thousands of people over… Continue reading » Strategies To Beat Late-Night Binging For Good


Featured Recipe

Featured Recipe Easy Egg White Omelet Ingredients cooking spray 2 tablespoons chopped onion 2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper 2 tablespoons chopped mushrooms salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 (32 ounce) container refrigerated pasteurized egg white substitute Directions Spray a 9x5-inch glass or microwave-safe loaf pan with cooking spray; sprinkle the onion, green… Continue reading Featured Recipe

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» Quick Tips To Create A Fat Burning Cardio Circuit

If you’re on a mission to melt body fat, one type of workout program that you might want to consider is a fat burning cardio circuit.  Many people often find they fall off the cardio bandwagon simply because they grow bored with their process. Day in and day out, getting stuck on the cardio equipment… Continue reading » Quick Tips To Create A Fat Burning Cardio Circuit

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» Top 5 Reasons You Have Chicken Legs

You’d like to have delicious-looking turkey legs – muscular, tanned and robust – but instead you have scrawny, unsightly chicken legs. What gives? The legs can be a complex animal to tame, but there are three common mistakes that lead to skinny legs that can’t seem to bulk up to an attractive shape, trainer Rob… Continue reading » Top 5 Reasons You Have Chicken Legs

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Fitness for Life: Exercising During and After Cancer

(by guest blogger - Melanie ) Although we all know that exercise is important, we often find excuses for not getting to the gym, sleeping in rather than taking a morning walk, or sitting in front of the TV instead of going on a bike ride. Cancer patients can certainly find a lot of these… Continue reading Fitness for Life: Exercising During and After Cancer


» Top 7 Low-Carb Diet Mistakes

A low-carb diet involves limiting foods like grains/breads, starchy vegetables, and fruit in the range of 50 to 150 grams per day. Instead, you’ll get most of your calories from protein and fat. Many people go on a low-carb diet to lose weight or reduce their risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.… Continue reading » Top 7 Low-Carb Diet Mistakes

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» Your Fat Blasting Circuit Program

If you’re looking for a fast and efficient workout that you can do in a matter of 30 minutes, you need to consider a circuit training approach.  Circuit training is by far the most useful type of training that you can do when you’re short on time as you’ll move from one exercise to the… Continue reading » Your Fat Blasting Circuit Program


Featured Recipe

Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon butter 6 Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, or more to taste salt and ground black pepper to taste Recipe makes 2 servingsChange Servings Directions Heat a frying pan over medium heat until hot, 3… Continue reading Featured Recipe


» 4 Best Exercises For Slimming And Toning Thighs

Do you hate the look of your thighs? Many women, and men, hate the look of their thighs. This one area seems to store fat quickly. For those who are looking for a way to trim down those thighs, exercising is the best route for you to take. If you are frustrated with the lack… Continue reading » 4 Best Exercises For Slimming And Toning Thighs

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» Dessert At Breakfast May Help Dieters

Though it’s a controversial point of view, a little sweetness at breakfast may actually help people on a low-calorie meal plan, according to a new study published in the March 10th issue of the journal Steroids. Scientists took a randomized sample of 144 obese people (ages 20-65) and put them on identical 1,400 (women) –… Continue reading » Dessert At Breakfast May Help Dieters


Featured Recipe

Maple Salmon Ingredients 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 pound salmon Directions In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper. Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the… Continue reading Featured Recipe