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Are There Negative Calorie Foods?

Fast and easy weight loss has remained one of the most discussed and debated topics of all times. While each one of us is guilty of having tried (and failed in) some diet or other, secretly we have always known that there is no ‘free lunch’. So while some of us have tried to make […]

End Your Isolation: Join a Low Impact Exercise Group!

Turning 65 nowadays does not mean that one has to deal with social isolation or recreational restrictions.  Not anymore.  That may have been the norm of bygone years, but the 21st century is unfolding an entirely different scene.  With money saved up from a lifetime of hard work and mortgages paid off, seniors are the […]

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Calories Burned, How many a day?

As of this writing, if you go to and type in “calories burned”, the calories burned calculator will appear as the number one, non-paid listing.   While we have a great list of over 120 different activities, it is not telling you  the whole story.   What I want to do today is […]

Exercise is Medicine

We all know exercise is good for us, but next time you go to the doctor he may write you a prescription for exercise.

Fasting – Doing nothing may be more beneficial than doing something.

Wounded animals will fast until they are healed and well enough to emerge and survive in their environment.  Can fasting also be beneficial to sick humans?

Need to gain a little weight?

Do you have one of those friends who can eat anything and everything and never gain a pound?  I think all of us do who have some pounds we want to lose.  Well that friend may very much want to gain weight and fill out their thin physic.  If you are that skinny person, here […]

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Frame Size, How Much Does It Affect Your Weight?

Sometimes when you research a question, poof your answer is clear, defined, lots of material out there. That”s how I like it. This question was like searching for the Holy Grail. Not much information, not any studies proving definitively anything. Here”s what I found.

Burning Calories in the Information Age

The dawn of the Information Age has given us more labor saving devices than any other period in history. Along with this knowledge we have settled into a more sedentary lifestyle. We rush to an office, only to spend the next 8 hours sitting in front of a computer screen, just as you are doing […]

Dining Out On A Diet

You don”t have to stay home to eat healthy. Most restaurants have low fat options and are quickly adding low carb menus.   Before going out, call around and find a restaurant with a menu that will be a good match for your diet. Once at the restaurant, there are ways to enjoy a guilt […]

Reading Labels: Understanding Fiber, Fat, Carbohydrates, Etc.

Since 1994, food manufacturers have required the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include food labels on all packaged food items. Labels can be a tremendous help in controlling our diets–but only if we understand them. Here is a primer to use as you browse the labels in your panty and at the grocery: