Category Archives: Weight Loss

Easy weight loss tips you can slip into your everyday life.

Whole grains increase metabolism, may help promote weight loss

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Whole grains, such as brown rice, may help weight loss by decreasing calories retained during digestion.

Whole grains have been shown to be superior in the diet when compared with refined grains, suggests new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Whole grains increased calorie loss by decreasing the number of calories retained during digestion, while simultaneously speeding up metabolism.

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Tea is so good for you that you can eat it too

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People have been drinking tea for centuries. From ancient tea ceremonies to the best tea shops across the world today, there’s a reason that humans have enjoyed this beverage for so long. Have you ever thought, however, that eating tea leaves may be beneficial as well.

Tea is widely acknowledged as a healthy beverage, and we’re sure that you’ve gone to a non-sugary type of tea to boost your mood on more than one occasion.

As a child, if you had a sore throat, Doctor Mom would probably prescribe one of two things: gargling salt water or hot tea with honey. Incorporating a variety of tea into your daily beverage intake can not only soothe your throat, but it has also been found to aid in weight-loss.

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5 yoga poses to bring into your day

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If you don’t have the time to fit in a full yoga practice, here are 5 yoga poses you can squeeze into your day.

Here are five yoga poses you can easily bring into your day while going about your regular activities. Of course, you may think, why not just practice a yoga class? Well, sometimes it just doesn’t work out because:

  • you feel you have no spare time at all
  • the spare time you do have is spent on something else – another discipline, meditation, Pranayama, running…
  • you’re too tired to make the effort to unroll your mat and do a proper practice
  • you simply just don’t feel like it
  • Maybe you can come up with a few reasons yourself!

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4 Science-Backed Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

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Are you looking to make your occasional strength class or Sunday spin session a regular ritual? Many casual exercisers want to sweat more often, but they struggle with finding the workout motivation to make fitness a part of their daily routine. Continue reading 4 Science-Backed Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

The 5 biggest breakfast myths

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The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people. For some, it’s grabbing a granola bar to nibble on during the morning commute; for others, it includes a big omelet with a cup of coffee at home.
Then there are the millions who forego grub in the a.m. altogether.
But how do these morning behaviors really affect weight loss, energy levels and appetite throughout the day? In order to help you crack the breakfast code, we tracked down the latest research, in addition to insights from Katherine Zeratsky, a nutrition instructor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Before you do — or don’t — dig in, here’s a reality check on the biggest breakfast myths: Continue reading The 5 biggest breakfast myths

For Women – Getting Muscle Tone without Getting Big

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Unfortunately, most women incorrectly believe that the best way to “get muscle tone without getting too big” is to lift light weights for a high number of repetitions. This is not the right approach. Your fears of getting too big are unfounded and without substance. Continue reading For Women – Getting Muscle Tone without Getting Big

iPhone 6 to Put a Health Coach in Your Pocket

Health care systems could sign up their patients and corporations could use the app in wellness programs for employees.
Health care systems could sign up their patients and corporations could use the app in wellness programs for employees.

With the launch of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and the announcement of the forthcoming Apple Watch, the company signaled its intention to play a major role in how we manage our health. Apple has presented the watch as a fancy fitness tracker and Continue reading iPhone 6 to Put a Health Coach in Your Pocket

Should you eat before a workout?

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Anyone who makes fitness a priority has experienced that moment when a slight tummy rumble comes along just as you head out to the gym.
But do you grab a snack to get more out of your workout? Or skip the food to avoid stomach cramps and potentially “undo” everything you’re about to accomplish?
And if you do choose to fuel, should that be with a protein shake, an energy bar, a handful of nuts or a piece of fruit? Continue reading Should you eat before a workout?

From ‘sumo wrestler’ to distance runner

Throughout his life, Yusuke Kirimoto was overweight. He is pictured here in December 2006 with his wife and daughter in their Westminster, Colorado, home.

Throughout his life, Yusuke Kirimoto was overweight. He is pictured here in December 2006 with his wife and daughter in their Westminster, Colorado, home.

When he visited his relatives in Japan, they would jokingly say, “the sumo wrestler is back.” Their comments were meant to be funny, but Kirimoto still felt the sting.
Kirimoto and his wife Megumi had their daughter Sara in 2006. Like many toddlers, Sara would run around their Westminster, Colorado, home, and Kirimoto would trail behind her, trying to catch up. Continue reading From ‘sumo wrestler’ to distance runner