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  • Simple Ways to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

    Simple Ways to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

    Eating too much sugar is one of the worst things you can do to your body. It can have many negative effects on your health. It has been shown to contribute to obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and tooth decay. While sugar is naturally found in foods like fruits and vegetables, this type has little effect on your blood sugar and is considered very healthy. Fruits and vegetables also contain lots of healthy vitamins and minerals. The danger is from added sugars in processed foods. The average American currently consumes around 17 teaspoons (68 grams) of added sugar per day. This is way more than the upper daily limit that some experts recommend, which is 6 teaspoons (25 ....

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  • What is NEAT and why it's Important

    What is NEAT and why it's Important

    Many of us are looking to maximize our daily activity and caloric output. However, there’s only so much exercise one can realistically and healthfully fit into a day. But there are other ways to keep our metabolism humming like non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT). COMPONENTS OF METABOLISM NEAT is a component of daily metabolism that is often overlooked and specifically refers to the energy expended by doing activities unrelated to other metabolic functions. Other well-known components of metabolism include physical activity, thermic effect of food, which is the energy expended digesting, and basal metabolic rate (BMR), which includes energy used completing basic functions ....

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  • 10 Tips For Weight Loss on a Budget

    10 Tips For Weight Loss on a Budget

    If you’re just getting started on a weight-loss plan, adopting a healthier lifestyle can seem expensive. After all, you’ll likely want to invest in new workout gear, a gym membership and a fridge full of healthy staples. Before you stretch your budget beyond your means, “it’s important to consider which purchases make the greatest impact on your weight-loss goals,” says Eric Bowling, a certified personal trainer at Ultimate Performance in Los Angeles. What’s more, some of the best weight-loss tools are budget-friendly or even free. Here, experts share how you can shed pounds without emptying your wallet: 1 - STICK TO WHOLE FOODS While more than $2 ....

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  • 5 Tricks to Being More Flexible

    5 Tricks to Being More Flexible

    Many of us spend the bulk of our workout time on the usual pursuits: Fitness and strength. Few of us ever think about the other essential piece of a well-rounded fitness routine: flexibility training.Flexibility — the ability to move muscles and joints through their complete range of motion — offers many benefits, and can affect how you feel physically and mentally. Tight, tense muscles and joints can limit your movements during exercise and daily living and cause muscle aches and pains over time. With greater range of motion, on the other hand, you may be able to minimize aches and pains, improve posture and make exercise more enjoyable, Matthews says. Try these five ....

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  • The Breakfast Rules of Weight Loss

    The Breakfast Rules of Weight Loss

    The old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day isn’t necessarily set in stone. After all, lots of people have success with intermittent fasting. But if you’re a breakfast eater who is trying to lose weight, your first meal of the day can be incredibly important. “Eating the moment you wake up isn’t necessary, but research is strong for the benefits of eating a morning meal,” explains Olivia Brant, a registered dietitian certified in sports dietetics. “Your metabolism can get a boost from eating in the morning and a nutritious choice will set the pace for the rest of your day.” To ensure your breakfast sets you up for ....

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  • The Ten Commandments of Health

    The Ten Commandments of Health

    When you search health and fitness on the interwebs, you get something close to 3 billion options to choose from. While this is an astronomically comical number to try and find something that will help you, here are the 10 basic commandments of health and fitness that you can observe at the 10,000 foot level to get the just of what you need to help accomplish your goals. 1. Thou Shall Engage In Resistance Training It doesn’t matter what type of resistance training you engage in because the body can’t tell the difference between a dumbbell, a stone, or your own bodyweight. Having a decent amount of muscle mass and strength will act as armor for whatever the world throws at ....

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  • Spokane, 6 Tips to Keep Your Weight Loss on Track

    Spokane, 6 Tips to Keep Your Weight Loss on Track

    Failure has so many negative connotations — especially in the context of weight loss. If your goal is to shed pounds, any result that doesn’t involve a lower number on the scale can feel like a major setback. The truth is, a lack of success when it comes to diet and exercise is not the exception; it’s the rule. Biologically, weight loss isn’t easy, and setbacks are inevitable. There are many reasons we fail when trying to slim down, but the key is to learn from — and not feel derailed by — detours. The road to your goal may be windy, but you can still arrive at your desired destination by using any setback to your advantage. There are plenty of ....

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  • Working from home? Don't make these weight loss mistakes Spokane.

    Working from home? Don't make these weight loss mistakes Spokane.

    Who knew when you packed up your desk and carried your work computer home back in the spring, you’d still be working from home now? And what about virtual school? Sheesh... but here we are. While swapping morning commutes for workouts and cooking more at home has helped many get healthier, the transition also has downsides resulting in letting some healthy habits slide. “I think we all had some sort of idealized sense that it would not last this long, so many people became a bit more lax in their diet and physical activity, thinking it was just a temporary thing,” says Susan E. Wilson, RDN. Since many of us are working and school from home for the foreseeable future, ....

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  • Make Better Food Choices Daily

    Make Better Food Choices Daily

    Many people adhere to specific diets and track food intake to meet a particular calorie count. While calories are a large part of the weight equation, they are just part of what makes up a healthy, fit lifestyle. Food is more than calories, it is macro- and micronutrients, enjoyment, satisfaction, hunger, goals, nourishment, energizing, replenishing and so much more. To have a diet that works for your goals and is one you can stick to for a long time, make sure it satisfies more than calorie counts. With a little food-savvy, you can choose options that are better for your body for equal, or even lower, calorie amounts. Let’s take a look at two food intakes and discuss why the ....

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  • Spokane asks: Are there foods that help reduce belly fat?

    Spokane asks: Are there foods that help reduce belly fat?

    For most people, about 90% of total body fat is subcutaneous — the kind that is soft, pinchable and sits right underneath the skin. The remaining 10–15% is called intra-abdominal or visceral fat. It’s often referred to as belly fat since it lives in your abdominal area and surrounds your vital organs. Visceral fat is one of the most dangerous types of fat because it generates adipose hormones and adipokines, chemical troublemakers that not only surround your organs but also cause inflammation, leading to problems like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. The good news is visceral fat is one of the easiest types of fat to lose via regular movement and a healthy ....

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