How Often Should You Weigh Yourself?

woman on scaleIf you’re trying to lose weight, there are several approaches you might take to weighing yourself. Advice ranges from “every day” to “don’t go by the numbers on the scale.”

One recent study at Cornell University suggests that self-monitoring helps people lose weight and better sustain the loss. But should it be a daily ritual to step on the scale?

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Use Your Personality to Pick Your Workout

man doing bicep curlsGenetics plays a role in all of our development, from physical strengths and challenges, to other predispositions and preferences that shape our emotional and mental selves.

These basics of your personality—the aspects that help define your tendencies and your behaviors—can also reveal what workout you might have the most success with.

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Dressing Clean – Wear a Wellness Wardrobe

group of woman working outThere’s been plenty of welcome innovation in the active wear and textiles industry over the past few decades. From moisture-wicking shirts to great-fitting yoga pants, we have choices.

When you look beyond your basketball shorts, you might want to take a “clean” wardrobe view—much like eating clean, there can be health benefits to eco-friendly dressing.

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Getting Started On The Path To A Healthier, Happier You

sit up coupleCongratulations, you’ve decided to change your life. You have taken the first step in creating a healthier, happier you. Now what? If you’re like most new exercisers you have a general idea of what you would like to accomplish, but you might not have a clue as how to do it. Walking through the doors and taking in all the gym has to offer can be overwhelming. It is important to have a solid plan, so that you don’t end up wandering the gym in search of fitness miracles.

The first step in your victory plan isn’t found anywhere in the gym though, it’s found in you. The true secret of success is simply in committing to a better you, whatever your goals may be.

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Is Your Desk Job Working Against You?

woman stretching at deskBecause you belong to a gym and move your body there, the good news is you’re ahead of the health and fitness game, as opposed to leading a completely sedentary lifestyle.

But what happens the rest of the hours in your days? Working out for an hour is a fantastic choice, but if you’re sitting at a desk for eight hours, are you really ahead?

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