For more than 30 years, Richard Simmons has been a staple in the fitness space. The larger-than-life personality with his trademark tank tops and short shorts has helped shape the lives of millions of men and women. With his able assistance more than 3 million pounds have been shed.
There are two essentially important things that Americans are struggling with -- health and fitness. Records show that the most overweight and obese people on earth can be found in the U.S. There are hundreds of diet and weight loss programs to be found in the fitness circle yet the lack of will power to start is the most difficult aspect to deal with.
A lot of us are aware that shedding of extra pounds is a key to prevent weight-related... Read More
By Diane Corriette
You know what it's like. You set yourself a goal, something you want to achieve. You are excited and ready to take on the world, and then a few months later you can't even be bothered to spend 10 minutes working towards achieving it. Well welcome to being human! It is so easy to go from... Read More
These days, everyone's stressed. Kids, traffic, gas prices, and work add up to a prescription for headaches and grinding teeth. Another side effect of stress is weight gain.
How Stress Makes You Fat
During ongoing stress, the body's adrenal glands create more of the hormone cortisol than is normally needed. Too much cortisol can make you depressed, which can trigger comfort food binges. Cortisol also stimulates... 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
How to lose weight with your partner could mean losing at love. Not losing love for your partner of course, but it might mean you have to lose some of the foods you love. It's always easier if you lose with love, with your partner standing by your side (or over your plate).
Learning how to lose weight... Read More
by Lisa Myer
Jenny's diet plan was driving Jim around the bend. After the birth of their first child, Jenny didn't lose the 40 pounds of baby weight she put on during her pregnancy. Caring for an infant precluded her ability to zip off to the gym, and disruptions in the couple's schedule made for a lot of fast food dinners. Instead of seeking the advice of a dietitian, Jenny... Read More
When you're beginning a new diet or weight loss program, it can be difficult to stay on track and stay motivated long enough to see results. Many dieters simply quit before they get results because they don't see any difference in their bodies or on the scale, but you can stay motivated and stick with your plan by tracking your weight loss using several different methods. Getting on a scale is only one measure of success for your program; however, it... Read More
By Allison Preston
Are you looking for a diet plan that helps you lose weight? Then you should look for the help of a diet buddy. A diet buddy is a friend or co-worker who you partner with to help each other lose weight. Many fitness experts know that if you have to account for your actions to a friend and... Read More
For the morbidly obese, most of whom have tried the diet route without success, bariatric surgery may be the last best option. With the range of obesity related diseases and obesity itself on the rise, bariatric surgery and its quick weight loss may be the solution for a return to health for those who have tried and failed at the diet and exercise route.
Morbid obesity is defined by the National Institutes of Health as being 100 pounds or more... Read More