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9 "Harmless" Habits That Age You
It pretty much goes without saying that smoking cigarettes and frying your skin in the sun make you older, so kudos for quitting and slathering on the sunscreen religiously. But if you're trying to turn back the clock—or at least slow it down a little—don't overlook these other habits that may be sabotaging your efforts.
Posted on 26 Jul 2010 Read More

4 Reasons Diets Fail
So many of the weight loss clients I've worked with one-on-one in my New York City practice admit to being professional dieters. They've tried every weight loss plan, scheme, and promise under the sun and failed miserably over and over again. And 9 times out of 10, their attempts flop because of one--or some combination--of the four reasons I discuss below. 
Posted on 07 Jul 2010 Read More

Nebraska ranks 23rd MOST Obese State in the Nation
Washington, D.C. June 29, 2010 - Nebraska was named the 23rd most obese state in the country, according to the seventh annual F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010 report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The state's adult obesity rate is 27.3 percent, and, in Nebraska men are more obese than women at 29 percent. Now more than two-thirds of states (38) have adult obesity rates above 25 percent.
Posted on 01 Jul 2010 Read More

Sip Your Way to a Flat Belly!
There is a potion that magically strips away pounds from your body, improves your overall health, lengthens your life, makes you more attractive to the opposite sex, and keeps you lean forever. Even better, you can have as much of this magic weight-loss potion as you want, for free, and start stripping away pounds—perhaps even several dozen pounds this year alone—without exercise, without dieting, without visiting the set of Nip/Tuck.
Posted on 09 Jun 2010 Read More

Posting Pics Online? What Your Photos Say About You
Those photos you post on Facebook could paint an accurate picture of your personality, new research on first impressions suggests. And perhaps as expected, the more candid a shot the more nuances of your personality show through.
Posted on 09 Nov 2009 Read More

What Soft Drinks are Doing to Your Body
Soda, pop, cola, soft drink — whatever you call it, it is one of the worst beverages that you could be drinking for your health. As the debate for whether to put a tax on the sale of soft drinks continues, you should know how they affect your body so that you can make an informed choice on your own.
Posted on 02 Nov 2009 Read More

8 Foods That Fight Fat
Want to lose weight as you chow down? Your wish is granted! (I promise, this is no fairy tale.) Your supermarket is filled with foods that studies show have lipid-melting powers to help melt fat and keep you slim. Stock up on these fat-fighting super bites, and you'll be trimmer even as you indulge. Read on to discover the eight foods that deserve a permanent spot in your fridge—and in your diet!
Posted on 10 Oct 2009 Read More

Get Gorgeous in 4 Weeks
Four weeks' worth of purifying, indulgent, get-gorgeous ideas.
Posted on 12 Mar 2009 Read More

7 Fitness Don'ts For Exercise Newbies To Athletes
Whether you're a workout newbie or a gym rat, these tips will make you fitter.
Posted on 21 Feb 2009 Read More

Sleeping Less: What to Do About It
Generally, it has been assumed that the need for sleep does not decrease with age, but rather that other factors gradually come to interfere with our ability to sleep through the night.
Posted on 05 Dec 2008 Read More

Overlooked Fat Loss Factors
We're often told that losing weight is a simple mathematical equation of calories in, calories out. Burn more calories than you eat and you’ll lose fat. However, is it really that simple? The truth is that the actual “number” of calories you consume is not the only factor that affects your fat-loss efforts.
Posted on 17 Nov 2008 Read More

Lose Belly Fat With Intervals
A recent study in the International Journal of Obesity revealed that "women who alternated cycling as fast as possible for 8 seconds with 12-second rest periods repeated for 20 minutes dropped 9.5 percent of their mushy middles, whereas those who cycled steadily for 40 minutes gained."
Posted on 05 Nov 2008 Read More

10 (More) Reasons You're Not Rich
Many people assume they aren't rich because they don't earn enough money. If I only earned a little more, I could save and invest better, they say. The problem with that theory is they were probably making exactly the same argument before their last several raises. Becoming a millionaire has less to do with how much you make, it's how you treat money in your daily life.
Posted on 11 Oct 2008 Read More

America's Worst Breakfast Foods
It’s hard to overestimate the importance of eating breakfast. Studies show that people who take time for a morning meal consume fewer calories over the course of the day, have stronger cognitive skills, and are 30 percent less likely to be overweight or obese. Beyond that, people who skip breakfast are more likely to drink alcohol and smoke, and they’re less likely to exercise.
Posted on 19 Sep 2008 Read More

5 Essential Weight Loss Foods
There are many fad diets that promise to help you lose weight in almost no time at all. After two or three weeks on the diet you find yourself losing enough to be able to brag to your family and friends about it, and you're so optimistic that this new lifestyle will be your ticket to a smaller waistline that you start to browse the stores for new clothes.
Posted on 17 Sep 2008 Read More

9 Fat-Burning Eating Tips
Now don't get all excited. We don't have any magic wand solutions that will take the place of exercise and eating right. But we do have a few foods that could help you on your journey to rid yourself of excess flab. Hungry Girl's here with the scoop...
Posted on 03 Sep 2008 Read More

Six Behaviors that Increase Self-Esteem
Following are six behaviors that increase self-esteem, enhance your self-confidence, and spur your motivation. You may recognize some of them as things you naturally do in your interactions with other people. But if you don't, I suggest you motivate yourself to take some of these important steps immediately.
Posted on 20 Aug 2008 Read More

10 Tips for Approaching Single Women
What do you do when you see a woman you are attracted to? Do you run and hide? Do you use some canned line that you read on the Internet? Do you stand there in fear trying to think of the right thing to say? What is the right thing to do?
Posted on 13 Aug 2008 Read More

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Your picture is one of the key elements of your profile and is, unfortunately, the most determining factor as to whether or not someone will read your profile. With this in mind, it is vital that you have nice recent photographs taken of you for your profile. Prepare for the picture like you would a first date. Here are a few tips for great pictures:
Posted on 09 Aug 2008 Read More

Anxiety: When is it a problem?
Q:What's the difference between normal worrying and an anxiety disorder?
Posted on 30 Jul 2008 Read More

Build the Body You Want
Here's a sign of the times: You can actually hire people to come to your house and organize your closets. They'll also do your garage, your attic, and the shed in your backyard. These people are tough on pack rats. They ask questions like "Why do you have this box of dog leashes, but no dog?"
Posted on 25 Mar 2008 Read More

How to Eat More and Weigh Less
It sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Is it really possible to eat more and lose weight? A diet plan called Volumetrics suggests that this holy grail of the dieter is indeed possible.
Posted on 13 Mar 2008 Read More

Turn Unhealthy Habits Into Healthy Ones
Can you change your unhealthy habits to healthy ones? Sure, why not?

It’ll take some discipline and willpower in the beginning, but after a few weeks, you’ll see how your new routine will become the norm.
Posted on 11 Mar 2008 Read More

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