By Anisa Aven
"Procrastination is opportunity's assassin." --Victor Kiam, American businessman, Remington Electric Razors (1926-2001)
"Oh, how I wish I could overcome procrastination! Somebody please help me stop procrastinating! But not today, I'm busy."
Procrastination is a double-edged... Read More
By Janet Martin
Gym memberships usually increase during the month of January because everybody seems to want to start their year with a resolution to lose weight and become healthier. However, after a few visits to the gym, many people start to become less enthusiastic in their efforts to be buff because of... Read More
Emotional eating is a coping mechanism we use to deny feelings of stress or anxiety. Whenever we are discontent, we seek comfort in food. When we were young, our parents urged us to "have a cookie" and feel better. Now, we soothe our inner child's emotional letdowns in the same manner.
Eating for emotional gratification results in overeating, weight gain, health problems and more anxiety, which creates another cycle of emotional eating to assuage... Read More
Grouping, labeling, sorting, removing, ordering and arranging our precious treasures, at home or work, is an ongoing process or an awful mess.
The reality of it's better to practice "staying" organized than "getting" organized, especially if you want to avoid that overwhelming feeling you get as you "step up" into your child's bedroom, spend 15 minutes trying to locate an operational pen from under the mountain of paperwork on your desk or... Read More
Low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets are some of the decade's most popular diet plans, and many people successfully lose weight on these restrictive diets. If you want to lose weight but still eat "real" food, then following a low-fat or low-carb diet can help you shed those excess pounds.
Key Principles of Low Fat Diets
Low-fat diets are designed to help you lose weight by reducing the chances that your body will store fat... Read More
Routine boosters can make cardio even more fun and effective than it was in the first place. Sure, walking for 30 minutes per day is healthy, but it can begin to feel too easy and repetitive before long. That might not sound so bad, but the human body needs to be pushed to its limits to avoid plateauing.
People need to keep interested in their workouts in order to stay motivated. The key to a successful cardio routine is variety. Anyone... Read More
By Arlene Pellicane
The New Year is around the corner. With the change in the calendar year comes the promise of things to come. What changes would you like to see in your life in the upcoming year? Would you like to be richer in your relationships and your pocketbook? Thinner around the waistline? Wiser... Read More
Weight loss is a lifestyle. You live in a world that tells you to lose weight -- while tempting you to gain more. To maintain successful weight loss, you must address the mental issues, not just the physical.
Weight loss is work. "Get-thin-quick" schemes are as unreliable as "get-rich-quick" schemes. As the old adage goes, "Anything in life worth having is worth working for." You are worth working for.
Weight... Read More
Ask any professional body builder what they do when they're not working out, and you'll quickly find out it has nothing to do with exercise. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Fitness buffs use their downtime to relax -- as in, their muscles.
The reason for this is that the truth behind building muscle has a lot less to do with "building" than many people think. When we work out, we may feel that our muscles are growing larger and... Read More
We live in a fast-paced world amidst technology that makes things happen in an instant. Hence, we expect every aspect of our lives to follow suit, we even feel think that losing weight or obtaining the perfect body should be instantaneous.
It isn't easy to admit that such a feat takes time; magic pill ads and fit celebrities obscure the realization that to achieve a great body (for good) takes time!
The most... Read More