How to Lose Belly Fat

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How to Lose Belly Fat - The Facts Everyone with the mid-section bulge should want to lose belly fat ... now! Of all the health issues we tend to face at the mid-point of life, belly fat is something that should greatly concern us. For some reason men and women alike seem to just "roll with it" when it comes to this issue. But no one should "roll" with such a dangerous realty. Here's why:  (more…)
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Why I Do Not Join a Gym

Why I Do Not Join a Gym

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First and foremost, this is NOT a "I hate the local gym" post. It is simply the reasons why I do not join a gym . If you are an active member of a gym then I applaud you. I am glad you are taking your health and fitness seriously. I have a simple, yet amazing, home gym. Here's a picture: As you can see I have a Soloflex, a Total Gym, and a Cardio Fit bike. On these three pieces of equipment I can exercise every muscle group with the same efficiency and results as professional gym equipment. The Soloflex is really all I need but I have the others because some exercises are easier to perform on them. So, why would anyone want to join a gym? The…
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And then my wife said …

And then my wife said …

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"It is amazing how different you look after only 3 weeks." She said this when I walked in the bedroom and took my t-shirt off. You see, I am like so many people. I get on weight loss and health kicks ... for a season (often a very short season!). But when I get on a weight loss/health kick I REALLY get on it. I figure, this is my health AND my life. So, what has happened? Well, in the last 30 days I have taken 4 inches off my bulging gut and really shaped and toned my back, chest, arms, shoulders, and legs. And at 56, this is not easy from an emotional or a physical perspective. This is what my wife saw that day ... No ... I…
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Considering Total Body Health

Considering Total Body Health

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Health refers to the condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by appropriate diet, exercise, and practices.  Nutrition refers to the nurturing of our body, in our ability to keep it healthy and functioning as it is supposed to do.  Our ability to provide the body with all the necessary food, vitamins, and minerals so that we continue to thrive in our daily life processes Health of the body occurs when all the body processes, physical and mental are performing as the highest levels. What does it take to accomplish total body health? It requires more than simply taking a trip to the gym, getting on the treadmill, or taking a walk around the neighborhood. (more…)
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Colon Cancer: An Overview

Colon Cancer: An Overview

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Recently I had a colonoscopy. I have been told that since I am over 50 (54 at the time of this writing) that I should have it done. The preparation for the procedure was far worse than the procedure itself. Obviously the colon has to be completely flushed out before the colonoscopy can be conducted. Needless to say, that was quite an experience :-) The procedure was easy because the doctor put me under with anesthesia. So, I never felt a thing. And for those of you who may be concerned about the procedure I can only tell you that it was a piece of cake for me. Again, the worst part was the preparation 24 hours before the procedure. You can only have certain liquids the day before. Then…
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Benefits of Regular Exercise

Exercise Benefits, heart and stroke
Benefits of Regular Exercise: Well-Known The benefits of regular exercise are well-known. If you were to ask pretty much anyone if they agree that regular exercise is of benefit he or she would likely readily agree.  Everyone knows that regular, daily exercise is one of the healthiest things one can do for one's self. It lowers your risk for serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure. It can also trim your figure, improve your sleep, and pep up your sex life. And not only is exercise good for your body, it’s also good for your mind, mood, and memory. Being involved in regular exercise can ease depression, relieve stress and anxiety, enhance self-esteem, and improve your whole outlook on life. And you don’t have to…
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How to Enjoy Exercise!

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Simple ways to really enjoy exercise For most people, those New Year's exercise resolutions made at the beginning of the year are now only a memory. In fact, more than 70% of Americans never make exercise a habit, even though they have honest intentions to do so. The reason is because the most common motivator for starting an exercise program—to lose weight in time for a reunion, for example—are weak long-term motivators. But we really can motivate ourselves to make exercise a regular part of our daily routine.  Here are some tips from Robert Hopper, Ph.D. … Make your first experience positive. "The more fun and satisfaction you have while exercising, the more you'll want to pursue it and work even harder to develop your skills. Even if your first…
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Build Muscle with No Equipment

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You don’t need expensive weight-lifting equipment or a costly gym membership to tone your body and increase lean muscle mass. The following six tips will show you that all you need is a little space and an open mind. In just a few short weeks, you can see a dramatic improvement in muscle tone and energy levels. 1. PUSH-UPS Push-ups can help strengthen your shoulders, arms, chest, abdominals and back muscles. To perform the perfect push-up, first lie facedown on the floor with your legs together. Put your hands next to your shoulders with your palms flat on the ground. Raise your body onto your hands and toes. Now, counting to six, slowly lower yourself until your chest is just a few inches above the floor. Pause for one second…
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