Can You Lose Weight and Still Drink Alcohol?

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You may be asking if counting calories when it comes to your diet can include or exclude the calories in alcohol, right? Unlike carbohydrates, protein, and fat, alcohol is not an essential source of calories, and it is not a significant source of vitamins and minerals your body needs to function. Some people say that […]

Why Booze And Exercise Don’t Mix

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This is A GREAT article for all you weekend workout warriors who love to booze it up! Be sure to read this important article about dehydration/hydration when you finish this one. Remember, moderation is key! Have a great weekend ~ Allison Come Friday, the vast majority of America wants to booze it.  There’s nothing like […]

Great Shape – Circuit Training With Sam

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You’re in search of a svelte hot bod with only 3 months before your special event!  Whether it’s your daughter’s wedding, your son’s bar mitzvah or the party of a good friend, every woman wants to be a stunning starlet. Most celebrities workout year-round but often amp up their workout routines in the weeks before […]

10 Simple Rules to Lose 5 Pounds

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Losing those last irritating 5 pounds can be the hardest part of your weight-loss journey. Kick things up a notch without depriving yourself. These 10 easy rules will help you finally hit your goal weight and allow you to maintain your healthy new physique. 1. Practice Portion Control Over the years, portions have become supersized. […]

Dr. Oz Reveals How to Rev Up Your Metabolism All Day Long

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A good friend in her late 30s was recently telling me about her struggle to lose the five pounds she’d put on last winter. It wasn’t unusual for her to gain a little weight during the holidays, she said, but in years past, it would melt off by spring. This year was different. She was […]

Get Up And Move! No Matter What!

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“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” Carole Welch (This post was written a year and a half ago, at a time when I was feeling low and unsure of myself. But there was a sense that my spirit was rising again, following a long period of what felt […]

Dieting? Study Challenges Notion That a Calorie Is Just a Calorie

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A new study published June 26 in the Journal of American Medical Association challenges the notion that “a calorie is a calorie.” The study, led by Cara Ebbeling, PhD, associate director and David Ludwig, MD, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children’s Hospital, finds diets that reduce the surge in blood […]

Exercise as Housecleaning for the Body

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When ticking off the benefits of physical activity, few of us would include intracellular housecleaning. But a new study suggests that the ability of exercise to speed the removal of garbage from inside our body’s cells may be one of its most valuable, if least visible, effects. In the new research, which was published last […]

To The Men In Our Lives: Health For Every Age

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Maintaining a strong, healthy body throughout life may seem like the battle of the ages. That’s why we’ve broken down our health tips by age to help you look and feel your best at every stage of life. Because, after all, staying in fighting shape is one of your best defenses against cancer and other […]

The Mysterious Metabolic Test

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Remember when I won a metabolic test at my first wine tasting? When I won this prize, I had no idea what a metabolic test even was. Now I’ve experienced one! For most twenty somethings that read my blog, you’ve probably never heard of this mysterious metabolic test either. It sounds like a science experiment, […]