How to Lose the Last 10 Pounds

last 10 pounds

You've been working out like a boss, losing weight, and transforming your life. At some point, that hard work stopped paying off and the number on the scale has been stuck for weeks. What's going on? If this sounds familiar, you might be stuck trying to lose the last 10 pounds. Learn why you're not losing the last 10 pounds, and what you can do to shred that weight for good. (more…)

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Fresh Vs. Processed Foods

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People who are interested in regaining their health through exercise and positive lifestyle changes must take a good look at the foods they eat. Diets full of processed and manufactured foods often lack any nutritive value and only serve to slow down the body's metabolic processes. For an athlete, that can spell disaster. Those who want to make positive changes must first begin to include fresh, wholesome foods that offer the nutrients the body needs. (more…)

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Mix It Up to Prevent Boredom In the Gym

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We know we sound like a broken record when we keep saying it's important to set a fitness goal and have it in the forefront of our minds as we exercise. Keeping in mind WHY we're working out, though, helps us figure out two important things for each one of us. One, is this exercise getting me closer to my goal? Two, if I get bored with this exercise, what can I do instead that will give me the same result? (more…)

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How To Kick Your Sugar Habit

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Candy, chocolate, cereal, pancakes…these sweet, sugary treats tempt most of us! It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love sugar. Unfortunately, sugar is one of the most addicting substances out there, stimulating receptors in the brain similar to heroin and morphine! While a little bit of sugar in your diet is okay, consuming too much can lead to a host of problems, such as obesity, diabetes and depression. (more…)

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Use Fitness Trackers to Lose Weight

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Fitness trackers are one of the most popular wellness trends. Along with a myriad of functions such as calorie-burning and sleep monitoring, trackers are most accurate when counting steps, according to a study performed by the American Council on Exercise, ACE. When you are trying to reach a daily walking goal, or other fitness goals such as weight loss, reduced blood pressure, improved cholesterol or stress relief, a fitness tracker or a pedometer can be an ideal investment. (more…)

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Know Your Protein Sources: Build Muscle to Greater Heights

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You probably know the importance of adequate protein intake to build muscle, but how much do you know about where you get your protein? The source can matter nearly as much as the quantity, but few give much more thought to their intake than checking to be sure they’re getting ‘enough’. Today, we’re going to talk about the six most common forms of protein for the fitness-savvy and what each can offer to you in your pursuit of strength, health, and general fitness. (more…)

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