Right now there are a number of federal rules that limit what employers and insurers can do to encourage and reward healthy behavior, such as being physically active, losing weight, and smoking cessation.
President Obama has outlined 8 principles for health legislation that will make it easier for employers to provide wellness and prevention programs, such as tax credits and other subsidies. The goals of worksite wellness programs would be to promote heart health, decrease obesity,… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on May 17, 2009 at 8:30am —
Here are four additional tips to decrease the impact of stress and elevated cortisol levels on your weight.
1. Don’t fight the cravings.
If you need something sweet it’s okay to satisfy your sweet tooth – in moderation. It’ll cut off your cortisol response before things get out of control.
2. Limit caffeine.
The combination of caffeine and stress raises cortisol levels.
3. As always, don’t skip… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on May 14, 2009 at 9:00am —
Stress is linked to weight gain in that it stimulates the release of cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that breaks down muscle to provide the body with needed glucose for energy needs. Cortisol also relocates fat cell deposits into the visceral cavities of the abdomen. Increased abdominal fat increases your heart disease risk.
Here are three tips to decrease stress related weight gain.
Effective, instant stress reliever that tricks the body into… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on May 12, 2009 at 8:30am —
The Grapefruit Diet has been around in a number of different forms since the 1930s; there are a number of variations on the theme but most of them involve eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice with each meal on the basis that grapefruit has special fat or calorie burning properties, something that has never been independently verified. The idea of grapefruit having special fat burning properties can also been seen in the Scarsdale Diet.
In some versions of this diet very… Continue
Added by Lee Thomas on May 9, 2009 at 12:41am —
Weight loss is not about the numbers. Granted, the act of losing weight is ALL about math
, weight loss is not about the numbers.
Most people measure their weight loss success by how many pounds they have lost (or gained). Success= weighing less.
This is why most stories of weight loss are stories of failure. They feel if they did not lose weight, or god forbid, if they gained weight, then they have… Continue
Added by Sean on May 5, 2009 at 3:24pm —
- A relatively stable level, period, or state
- To reach a stable level; level off
No matter your effort , no matter your plight, or level of commitment, we all have crossed or visited this nemesis.
Once there, we begin the endless search as to 'why' it's happening, and 'how' do we fix it!
Weight loss is an interesting animal. It involves a plethora of inside and outside influences. And no singular element… Continue
Added by Sean on May 5, 2009 at 3:15pm —
I just read an interesting study I want to share with you. This research was done at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Thirteen men women and 10 men were asked about their favorite foods, taught a cognitive inhibition technique, and then were asked to fast overnight. The next day they received brain scans as they were presented their favorite foods. Results showed all participants indicated the cognitive-inhibition technique helped reduce their level of hunger. Interestingly, only men’s brains… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on April 28, 2009 at 9:00am —
The numbers don’t lie, the statistics are staggering, and the repercussions deadly. What am I talking about? In the United States alone:
nearly 70% of Americans are overweight
almost 4 out of 10 are considered obese
14% of children… Continue
Added by Mike Foster on April 24, 2009 at 11:51am —
The problem of emotional eating may end with the scale but it begins in the mind. Stress takes its toll on your life. When your defenses are compromised your health takes a hit and so do your emotions.
Everyone has good days and bad days. How we deal with the bad ones brings emotional eating into play. You look for comfort. People who turn to food for comfort find a coping mechanism that won’t judge them, hurt them or tell them to stop. To complicate the issue, eating can stimulate… Continue
Added by GetFitJenn on March 29, 2009 at 4:32am —
I want to talk about the fat in your diet. When it comes time to lose weight one of the first steps is to switch to a low fat diet. I want to caution you not to drop your fat intake too low. Yes, you need to watch the fat calories, but some fat is needed everyday for optimal health.
Fat is an essential component of a healthy diet providing energy and the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Some types of fat even reduce your risk for certain chronic diseases, such as… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on March 25, 2009 at 11:05am —
If you're looking for an easy fix to your weight loss struggle be cautious. According to the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) it's constantly battling fraudulent and bogus claims in the weight loss industry. Most recently the FDA has targeted 70 different weight loss supplements.
Many weight loss supplements contain "undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients", frequently in levels exceeding FDA recommendations. These ingredients include drugs not approved in the U.S. These… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on March 22, 2009 at 8:00am —
I enjoy the show The Biggest Loser. On one of the episodes this season they had an individual from Prevention magazine share some tips based on the "Flat Belly" diet. I was very excited because it sounded like a link had been found between the Mediterranean diet and reduced abdominal obesity. Hence, the reason for this article!
The Mediterranean diet contains an increased level of monounsaturated fat compared to the typical American diet. Monounsaturated fat is a type of heart… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on March 20, 2009 at 3:36pm —
It's been over 90 days now and I am just thrilled with the results of going through P90X. If you have not heard of P90X, it is a wonderful workout program designed to get you in the best shape of your life in 90 days.
P90X comes with 12 workouts with a 3 Phase workout plan and calendar along with a suggested diet plan as well. The goal is to keep your body guessing about what is coming next with the idea called "muscle confusion." Your body… Continue
Added by GetFitJenn on March 14, 2009 at 6:31pm —
If you are overweight and dealing with heart health concerns, you know weight loss with significantly improve your heart health. So, you need to find a way to successfully lose the weight and keep it off. Continue
Here are tips for success:
Don’t cut your calories too low. Never go below 1200 calories and for some people the minimum is higher. Consuming too few calories drops you right into “starvation”…
Added by Lisa Nelson on March 12, 2009 at 8:00am —
Do you find you find your weight frequently yo-yoing up and down? Do you tend to go through repeat periods of experiencing exciting weight loss followed by discouraging weight regain? Continue
According to the Federal Weight Control Information Network, the cycle may be small, say 5-10 pounds up and down, or large, more than 50 pounds lost and regained repeatedly.
Weight Cycling Causes
The reasons for the…
Added by Lisa Nelson on March 10, 2009 at 8:00am —
It was all about Superfoods, like Goji berries, Inca berries, Maca powder, Aloe Vera, and of course Cacao.I have read of two of David Wolfe’s books, Naked Chocolate and Eating for Beauty.
I enjoyed both of them a lot, so I was really interested in seeing the man behind it all, and learning something new.
It was a very rewarding experience. David is a very passionate and charismatic speaker. You can tell that he really knows his… Continue
Added by larisa on March 8, 2009 at 7:34pm —
* General Acai Information
What is an acai berry?
Acai berries are small, dark purple berries that grows on large palms in countries like Brazil. The berry is about the size of a grape and is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world.
Why is acai considered the #1 super food in the world?
Acai is considered the #1 super food because it has the highest concentration of antioxidants of any known food in the world. Fiber,… Continue
Added by Steve @ Project Swole on March 5, 2009 at 10:08am —
During the past 10 months I have tried and failed P90X a couple of times.
Each time before I stopped I was doing really well, until I got sick, or something else would happen that prevented me from working out for a while, and then I just couldn’t get back into it. I also felt very impatient about the results I expected, and it’s needless to say that the results did not arrive instantly. After each workout I would come up to the mirror anxiously… Continue
Added by larisa on March 2, 2009 at 6:00pm —
We all have weaknesses,
encompassing myriad aspects of our lives, be it health and fitness challenges, personal development and growth issues, or career and relationship struggles. And then there are food weaknesses. For me, I have a soft spot for salty snacks, like potato chips. I have also been also known to power down copious amounts of… Continue
Added by Mike Foster on February 28, 2009 at 9:26pm —
While it is good to be aware of the bad effects of not drinking enough water
, most people are more motivated to change their behavior for positive reasons. So here are some excellent reasons to increase your intake of good, clean water.
Lose Weight, Feel Great:
Many people struggle with trying to lose weight. What they don’t know is that dehydration causes your body to secrete… Continue
Added by Inese on February 11, 2009 at 10:00am —