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A Running Start
A Running Start

Almost anyone can run. Chances are we have all run somewhere for one reason or another. We loved to run as children, so what happened? We can all find reasons for not running so let's take a look at some of the reasons we should tie up our laces before hanging up the runners. 1. A great source for stress management. 2. Weight control. (Burns twice as many calories per mile as walking) 3. Increase efficiency of heart 4. Increase...

5 Fitness Myths That Are Responsible For Thousands Of Fitness Failures
5 Fitness Myths That Are Responsible For Thousands Of Fitness Failures

Unfortunately, many people are misinformed and are also misled by the many promises of the weight loss industry. Everywhere you look, you see or hear of people promising "Dramatic Weight Loss" with products such as "The Fat Trapper", or "Exercise in a Bottle". Then you also have the hundreds of diets out there such as "The Zone", "Sugar Busters" or "The Atkins Diet". I'm sure you have heard of many of these yourself. You might have even tried some of...

Eating Breakfast May Do a Heart Good
Eating Breakfast May Do a Heart Good

If you need another reason to eat breakfast: NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mom may have been right when she said breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A small study suggests that skipping that morning meal may be a bad move for the heart, and possibly the waistline. UK researchers found that when healthy, lean women skipped their morning meal, it raised their cholesterol levels and diminished their bodies' sensitivity to insulin, a hormone that helps regulate...

Dieting and Metabolism
Dieting and Metabolism

When we're bombarded with images of gorgeous celebrities who seem to lose weight in the time it takes us to eat a Danish pastry, it's no wonder we're often tempted to cut our already low calorie intakes in an effort to shift an extra pound or two each week. But surprisingly, rather than helping us to reach our target weight more quickly, severely restricting calories actually prevents our bodies from burning unwanted fat stores effectively - and unfortunately, this means...

Jelly Belly
Jelly Belly

Lose that Jelly Belly!

Traditional Treatments for Back Pain... Which Ones Work and Which Ones Don’t?
Traditional Treatments for Back Pain... Which Ones Work and Which Ones Don’t?

When Dorothy followed the yellow brick road, she was told to do so by those who wanted her to get where she wanted go. Well as humans when we blindly follow recommendations even by individuals who have good intentions, it may not always be your best option. So I'm preparing this article to compare and contrast what are known as traditional treatments vs. complementary or alternative treatments for back pain. Remember there is rarely only one reason for your back...