11 Key Considerations for Prize-Driven Group Diet Programs

What employers MUST ponder before partaking in a staff 'dieting for dollars' program

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Branding and consumer product trends pundit Merilee Kern, MBA is a wellness industry veteran, health advocate and influential media voice. Her ground-breaking, award-winning “Kids Making Healthy Choices” Smartphone APP for children, parents/caregivers, and educators (iTunes) is based on her award-winning, illustrated fictional children’s book, “Making Healthy Choices – A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids” (Amazon). She may be reached online at www.TheLuxeList.com. Follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

Why A Balanced Lifestyle Is The Only Diet You Need

How Many Calories Should I Eat (to Lose Weight)?

Whether you are trying to actively lose weight or simply to maintain a healthy weight, one thing that almost guarantees success is getting the right amount of calories each day. This is easier said than done, however.

If you’re wondering “how many calories should I eat daily?” you’re not alone. Many people wonder what the right amount is and often allow themselves too few calories when trying to lose weight.

In this article, I hope to address once and for all the amount of calories that each of us needs to eat daily.

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Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

I Will Stop Exercising to Lose Weight

You must change your thinking about exercise and its proper place in your plan for health and fitness if you are to succeed. 

Do not stop exercising, but temper your expectations about what exercise can accomplish towards your weight loss goals. 

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As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

How do Antioxidants Keep Us Healthy?

You’ve probably heard about antioxidants. Many different foods and products contain them and claim to offer all sorts of health benefits. Commercials say that if you drink this or eat this or take this, you’ll be getting loads of antioxidants.

But what exactly are antioxidants? Do they really help you? Where can you get them? And should you be making an effort to get them into your body?

Consider this a beginner’s primer on antioxidants. We’re going to break down the what, why, and how so that you have a firm grasp on the nuances of the subject.

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John Hawthorne is a health nut from Canada with a passion for travel and taking part in humanitarian efforts. His writing not only solves a creative need it has also lead to many new opportunities when traveling abroad.

Gamifying Good Health - Cash-Curated Wellness

Study findings published in the journal Social Science and Medicine prove, yet again, that money is an effective motivator to “increase both the magnitude and duration of weight loss.” Imperative dialogue given the prevalence of overweight and obesity has more than doubled in the past three decades, leading to rising rates of non-communicable diseases.

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Merilee Kern MBA's picture

Branding and consumer product trends pundit Merilee Kern, MBA is a wellness industry veteran, health advocate and influential media voice. Her ground-breaking, award-winning “Kids Making Healthy Choices” Smartphone APP for children, parents/caregivers, and educators (iTunes) is based on her award-winning, illustrated fictional children’s book, “Making Healthy Choices – A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids” (Amazon). She may be reached online at www.TheLuxeList.com. Follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

12 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Evoking delicious thoughts of an aromatic chai latte in the deep mid-winter, cinnamon is a well-loved, heart warming spice.

Cinnamon has been held in high regard for thousands of years in many different civilizations, not only as a delightfully fragrant cooking ingredient, but also for its medicinal uses.

We take a more detailed look at cinnamon, and why it has been held in such high esteem for so many years.

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Helen Sanders's picture

Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

Five Top Diet and Fitness Programs you Might Want to Try

Five to Try - at a Glance

by Jennifer Dawson

With 45 million Americans on some kind of diet program every year, finding the program that suits you is essential for success. Many people move from fad to fad without finding what works for them, or giving any of them the time they need to kick in.

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Asparagus Eight Ways (Delicious Recipes)

Now that we know a deep bench of health benefits from eating asparagus, whether planning upcoming holiday meal side dishes or just great choices for any weeknight, try these easy, crowd-pleasing recipes for these stalks fo wonder!

Recipes

There are countless ways to add some more asparagus to your regular diet, so why not start with some of these recipes?

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Jacky Miller is a Registered Dietician based in New Zealand. She specializes in chronic conditions and through diet and lifestyle changes helps her patients improve their health, and lead richer, more fulfilling lives. She writes regularly on health related topics for blogs including MindBodyGreen, Jen Reviews, and The Huffington Post. 

Follow Jacky on Twitter and Facebook.

 

8 Great Ways to Achieve Diet and Weight Loss Success

As health-seekers strategize their diet and fitness approach for the approaching holiday gluttony season, there are a few simple but key considerations that can make all the difference between a successful—and even profitable—weight-loss endeavor and a wellness endeavor that falls far short.

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Merilee Kern MBA's picture

Branding and consumer product trends pundit Merilee Kern, MBA is a wellness industry veteran, health advocate and influential media voice. Her ground-breaking, award-winning “Kids Making Healthy Choices” Smartphone APP for children, parents/caregivers, and educators (iTunes) is based on her award-winning, illustrated fictional children’s book, “Making Healthy Choices – A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids” (Amazon). She may be reached online at www.TheLuxeList.com. Follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

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Tangled pile of different colored tape measures
07/05/2018
What employers MUST ponder before partaking in a staff 'dieting for dollars' program Since research has proven financial incentives and penalties to be highly effective in motivating weight-loss,... read more
Clear glass bathroom scale with blue tape measure
05/09/2018
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Debunking The Diets  The no-carbohydrates diet, the Atkins diet, the raw food diet, keto, paleo; there are so many popular fad diets out there that promise quick weight-loss and involve... read more
Very hungry businesswoman about to bite into sandwich
03/13/2018
Whether you are trying to actively lose weight or simply to maintain a healthy weight, one thing that almost guarantees success is getting the right amount of calories each day. This is easier said... read more
WHite bathroom scale on black background
03/09/2018
You must change your thinking about exercise and its proper place in your plan for health and fitness if you are to succeed.  Do not stop exercising, but temper your... read more
Child looking at big red apple with a bite out of it
01/25/2018
You’ve probably heard about antioxidants. Many different foods and products contain them and claim to offer all sorts of health benefits. Commercials say that if you drink this or eat this or take... read more
Dollar bill tucked into cheese sandwich next to fork
01/17/2018
Study findings published in the journal Social Science and Medicine prove, yet again, that money is an effective motivator to “increase both the magnitude and duration of weight loss.” Imperative... read more
Top view of bundle of cinnamon sticks tied in string
12/28/2017
Evoking delicious thoughts of an aromatic chai latte in the deep mid-winter, cinnamon is a well-loved, heart warming spice. Cinnamon has been held in high regard for thousands of years... read more
Overhead view of containers of fresh vegetables in a salad bar
11/15/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
Five to Try - at a Glance by Jennifer Dawson With 45 million Americans on some kind of diet program every year, finding the program that suits you is essential for success. Many people move... read more
Bundles asparagus stalks on rustic table with salt and silverware.
11/08/2017
Now that we know a deep bench of health benefits from eating asparagus, whether planning upcoming holiday meal side dishes or just great choices for any weeknight, try these easy, crowd-pleasing... read more

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Tangled pile of different colored tape measures
07/05/2018
What employers MUST ponder before partaking in a staff 'dieting for dollars' program Since research has proven financial incentives and penalties to be highly effective in motivating weight-loss,... read more
Clear glass bathroom scale with blue tape measure
05/09/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
Debunking The Diets  The no-carbohydrates diet, the Atkins diet, the raw food diet, keto, paleo; there are so many popular fad diets out there that promise quick weight-loss and involve... read more
Very hungry businesswoman about to bite into sandwich
03/13/2018
Whether you are trying to actively lose weight or simply to maintain a healthy weight, one thing that almost guarantees success is getting the right amount of calories each day. This is easier said... read more
WHite bathroom scale on black background
03/09/2018
You must change your thinking about exercise and its proper place in your plan for health and fitness if you are to succeed.  Do not stop exercising, but temper your... read more
Child looking at big red apple with a bite out of it
01/25/2018
You’ve probably heard about antioxidants. Many different foods and products contain them and claim to offer all sorts of health benefits. Commercials say that if you drink this or eat this or take... read more
Dollar bill tucked into cheese sandwich next to fork
01/17/2018
Study findings published in the journal Social Science and Medicine prove, yet again, that money is an effective motivator to “increase both the magnitude and duration of weight loss.” Imperative... read more
Top view of bundle of cinnamon sticks tied in string
12/28/2017
Evoking delicious thoughts of an aromatic chai latte in the deep mid-winter, cinnamon is a well-loved, heart warming spice. Cinnamon has been held in high regard for thousands of years... read more
Overhead view of containers of fresh vegetables in a salad bar
11/15/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
Five to Try - at a Glance by Jennifer Dawson With 45 million Americans on some kind of diet program every year, finding the program that suits you is essential for success. Many people move... read more
Bundles asparagus stalks on rustic table with salt and silverware.
11/08/2017
Now that we know a deep bench of health benefits from eating asparagus, whether planning upcoming holiday meal side dishes or just great choices for any weeknight, try these easy, crowd-pleasing... read more

Pages