A nice leisurely stroll is an easy way to burn a few calories, but let's face the facts. A slow walk only helps shed the pounds the same way -- slowly. If you want to rev up your weight loss, you want big numbers.
For maximum calorie crunching, short and intense workouts give you more bang for the buck than long and slow. Here are seven activities that burn up those calories like wildfire, so you can see the results you want, quick as a... Read More
By Glenn Freiboth
Before initiating a weight loss program, it is important for people to know how much weight they should lose.
There should be two basic weight loss goals:
1) Initial goal (short term) 2) Long Term goal (approximately 1 year from now)
Both of these goals should be... Read More
The weight loss drug Alli also called Xenical, bounded onto the weight loss drug market being touted as the "miracle drug" of all weight loss drugs. It was the first of its kind to be marketed over the counter, that doesn't require a prescription. Alli earned major buzz in the media, received a star's sendoff, with an advertising budget well in excess of $125 million, and racked up an estimated $250 million in sales, in its first year, alone. ... Read More
BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a measure of a person's body fat, based on a simple calculation of body weight in kilograms, divided by the square of the individual's height in meters.
It is used by health professionals around the world to determine whether a person is overweight or clinically obese. A person with a BMI equal to or over 25 is considered overweight, while an index of 30 or more is considered obese. At the opposite end of the... Read More
In today's world of monitoring everything from your body mass index to measuring your waistline, many people don't realize that you can be fit and fat at the same time.
It is extremely possible to be fit, yet considered overweight by many of today's standards. A large part of this has to do with whether or not you are considered overweight due to muscle gain or have just a few extra pounds to lose.
Medical... Read More