Top Four Reasons Why Diets Fail

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The battle of the bulge is on — any movement on the scale yet? “Losing weight is one of the top resolutions made every year, yet only 20 percent of people achieve successful weight-loss and maintenance,” says Jessica Bartfield,MD, internal medicine who specializes in nutrition and weight management at the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Have You Heard Of Fitbit?

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I hadn’t, until a few months ago. My mom was telling me about this new type of pedometer that her co-worker got, called a Fitbit. It tracked your steps, miles, and calories, much like a regular pedometer. It also tracked your sleep, gave you goals and achievements and allows you to track everything related to […]

May-ed For Fitness: The 9-5 Guide to Staying Active

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If you feel hopeless and helpless when it comes to exercise – don’t give up, ever!  Enjoy this guest post from Matt Madeiro of Make Every Day Count Have a great day!  Allison Let’s see if this rings any bells. When the clock hits 8, I sit. I plop back in my rolling chair, crack […]

American College of Sports Updated Medicine Physical Activity Guidelines

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As of July 2011, ACSM has released new recommendations on the quantity and quality of exercise. Changes are listed below but a notable addition is neuromotor exercise (sometimes called functional fitness training) which focuses on improving and maintaining motor skills like balance, coordination, gait, and agility. According to ACSM, neuromotorexercise can be especially beneficial for […]