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  1. Weight Training For Weight Loss

    If you want to lose weight, few things can transform your body like weight training. Once you get past the unfounded fear that lifting weights will make you big and bulky, you'll begin to see the incredible benefits-not only to your waistline, but to your quality of life as well.

  2. 8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries

    This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "food poisoning." Original list found in Dr. Jayson Calton and Certified Nutritionist Mira Calton's new book, Rich Food, Poor Food .

  3. Cracking the Code on Food and Nutrition Labels

    About half of shoppers report reading nutrition labels “most of the time” or “always” (Johnsen 2013). However, reading labels and understanding them are two different things. Even seasoned fitness professionals with extensive knowledge of nutrition can have trouble interpreting food labels.

  4. Workout nutrition illustrated. What to eat before, during, and after exercise.

    What to eat before, during, and after exercise. By John Berardi and Brian St. Pierre We all know that what you eat is important. But so is when you eat, especially if you're active. That's why, in this infographic, we share what to eat before, during, and after exercise. Notes: 1.

  5. Food and Addiction: The Dopamine Made Me Do It

    Two human behaviors explain why we’re still here: engaging in sex and consuming food. Both are inextricably linked by dopamine, the neurotransmitter associated with reward and pleasure. It’s what motivates us to read all three volumes of Fifty Shades of Grey or to inhale a plate of mom’s homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. To date, p...

  6. Five Things to Think About When Running - Organic Runner Mom

    I don't train with music when I run outside. Ever. I never run with headphones and music when I head outdoors. People often ask doesn't that get boring to run as far as you do with no music or podcasts to listen to? The answer is no.

  7. HIIT vs. Continuous Endurance Training: Battle of the Aerobic Titans

    Before we can compare HIIT and continuous endurance training, it’s important to review how the body’s cardiovascular system adapts to an aerobic workout. During aerobic exercise, heart performance is based on heart rate, stroke volume (the amount of blood pumped per beat) and heart contractility (the forcefulness of each heart contracti...

  8. The Mythology of Modern-Day Dieting

    Whether it was Rita Mae Brown or Albert Einstein who first said it, the quote “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” might just as well have been written to describe society’s past few hundred years of weight loss efforts.

  9. The Massive Fitness Trend That's Not Actually Healthy at All

    Greatist is the leading, trusted source for all things fitness, health, and happiness. Every article is super high-quality and relatable, inspiring and informing healthier choices for everyone. You don't have to be the greatest all the time, but just a greatist - making choices for a healthier, happier you.

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