Weight Gain, Not Weight Cycling, Increases Risk of High Blood Pressure

Being overweight and obese is becoming increasingly more common among Americans — one third of adult Americans are now considered obese. Public health officials are concerned that this increased weight profile predicts an increase in overweight-associated diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure (hypertension). Read the rest of this entry »

Sweeteners & Additives

The main concern with additives and artificial sweeteners is for women who suffer from phenylketonuria. Phenylketonuria is a genetic metabolic disorder in which a person has a sensitivity to phenylalanine, an essential amino acid.

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Get the Most From Group Exercise Classes

It has been years since group exercise classes were introduced to a public that was ready to put fun and variety into exercise routines. Part of the reason the popularity of such classes continues to grow by leaps and bounds is the variety of classes being offered: step, slide, spinning, box aerobics, aqua aerobics, cross training, circuit training, body sculpting, body ball and so much more. Read the rest of this entry »

Question of the Week

Question:
I am a 32 year old 5’4″ female. I recently weighed myself and found that to my astonishment I now weigh 165 pounds. I put the weight on without really noticing it until I went to do some summer shopping. I was already about 150 pounds before the weight gain. I would like to know what my ideal weight should be for my height and also a healthy diet and exercise regimen to help me reach this desired weight. I also want to add that I had a baby a year ago and during my pregnancy I weighed 175 and I never fully lost all of the weight. Please help me!

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Vegetable Patties

Ever wonder how those veggie patties in the store are made? Well, this may not be the exact copy, but it seems to come awful close. And you get more than just 4 patties from this batch! And it costs less to make these, than it does to buy the equivalent of the veggie patties…

1/2-1 cup oatmeal

2 eggs, or the equivalent egg substitute

6 mushrooms, sliced

1/4 each of green, yellow, and red pepper, chopped

1 tomato, chopped

8 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 tsp. Dill weed

1/2 cup shredded cheese
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Lose Weight More Quickly

We all know that the big problem involved in dieting to lose weight is that once you stop dieting, you regain the weight you lost.
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