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Check Out Those Melons!

The Berkley Wellness Letter reminds us that when we’re watching our weight but want a little something for dessert, think melons.  A serving of melon (1 cup sliced) is usually only about 60 calories.  Cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon are the most common and a welcome addition to other fruits, snacks and fruit smoothies.  Cantaloupe is

Sensitive Sports For Diabetics

Selecting the right exercise for you is critical both from an enjoyment factor as well has from a health perspective. If you don’t like what you’re doing, you won’t be motivated to continue. But, if what you do is not good for your health, other options should be reviewed. For example, diabetics need to exercise

Why Carbs Make You Fat

Carbohydrates, like breads, pasta, rice, potato, corn, etc., are your body’s energy source.  When you do not expend enough energy daily to burn up the excess carbs you may be eating, the sugar produced by them turns to fat.  A high carbohydrate – low protein – low fat diet will result in excess fat storage,

Trainers Make Great Workout Buddies

If you’re the kind of person that hates to workout alone, you can find the best informed, most motivational and success driven workout partner right in your gym…THE PERSONAL TRAINER! Just about every fitness center has trainers available that can help you through your workout and give you additional dietary tips that will be specific

Burn Fat All Day!

Timing is everything and that applies to maximizing your body functions also. When and how you eat is just as important as when and how you exercise. Balance and efficiency is the key. If you want your body to be the most efficient fat-burning machine possible, just follow this schedule. If it is initially too

Don’t Hide The Pain

Easing into a workout regiment is the best way to give your body time to acclimate to your new workout routine. Over-exercising can leave you exhausted instead of invigorated. It can also over-tax muscles leaving you sore, stiff and even hurt. For some, “no pain means no gain.” But working your body into a state

All Calories Are Not Created Equal

Sometimes more fat means a healthier diet and better weight loss results! Fit America has never believed in counting calories because we feel it perpetuates a preoccupation with food in addition to the fact that all calories are not alike. Eating 500 calories of lean meat will not have the same negative impact on your

Concentrated Exercise Won’t Remove Love Handles

Most of us have been under the impression that we can concentrate our exercise efforts to tone and burn fat from specific areas of the body. Not true. You need to exercise your entire body in order to even stimulate the fat burning process. If the removal of cellulite or love handles is your goal,

Dining Out – Keep Fast-Food Fast and Fat-Free!

It isn’t realistic of us to think we can zip by fast-food restaurants daily and never pull in.  Just because food is fast and convenient doesn’t mean it can’t be good for you.  It’s true that the majority of foods traditionally consumed in these places were mayo-packed burgers and greasy fries, but that is no

Are You “Relaxing” Yourself To Death?

In this age of over-stress and limited time, many Americans are doing as little as possible on their time off.  Unfortunately, researchers now warn that more than 60% of today’s Americans are subjecting themselves to many epidemic-related conditions and diseases that have recently escalated as a result of people’s sedentary behavior. Well over 50% of