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We live in a world full of instant fixes. Usually these fixes come in bottles, foods, lotions, etc. But one fix doesn't come in a bottle - and it solves SO much more than you would think.
There are fitness wrist bands, plugin heart rate sensors, smart-scales that transmit your weight and other data to your cell phone and more - but are they worth it?
Can those crash diets be just as good? Conventional wisdom says that losing weight slowly over time is more likely to result in a healthier long term outcome - but a new Australian study is bucking that concept for lack of evidence.
Think your family is about average when it comes to weight? You may be right. And that may be a big problem. The tendency for parents to evaluate their overweight child and declare them 'just fine' has been documented for some time - but cases are now increasing across the country at an alarming rate.
Did you ever look at yourself in the mirror, after a hardcore gym session, and wonder when your progress is going to show in your reflection?
Let's talk about the difference between physical activity and exercise - a common confusion for most people. Years ago, physicians would rarely recommend exercise for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients because they thought they were too unstable to handle the intensity of exercise. However, in the last couple years, physical activity and exercise has been shown to help renal patients rather than hurt them.