My Unintentional 20-Pound Weight Loss

I’ve been actively controlling my body weight for nearly 20 years and it isn’t easy as I’m a big-boned, pear-shaped woman who fights the disease of obesity every day. However, I’ve found great solace in managing my body weight and ultimately my health with sensible dietary strategies and a large volume of exercise. Over the years, I’ve learned some things about myself when it comes to eating:

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Appearances Can Be Deceiving: Why Being Thin Doesn’t Equate to Being Healthy

Just recently former supermodel Cheryl Tiegs caused a major stir when she criticized Sports Illustrated for selecting plus-size model Ashley Graham for one of three covers of its 2016 Swimsuit Issue. Tiegs specifically claimed that the magazine was showcasing a body type that isn’t 'healthy' and 'well' (visit E! News for Graham’s response).

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How To Choose Your Weight Training Equipment and Exercises

In order to establish a solid weight training routine you'll need to strategically choose your exercises and equipment. However, you shouldn't do this until you've carefully established your weight training goals. In order to reap the full benefits of weight training, all your major muscle groups need to be taxed. There are many muscle groups in the body but to keep it simple I'll refer to seven of them as major muscle groups: chest, back, deltoids (shoulders), triceps, biceps, lower body/legs, and abdominals.  

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Infographic: A Complete and Total Snorefest

These days it's pretty clear that a lack of physical activity, poor eating habits, smoking, and other lifestyle-related factors elevate the risk of chronic disease but did you know that a lack of sleep and frequent snoring can also increase disease risk? Yes, it's true! Check out this cool infographic provided by ResMed and see how. When you're done, click it and take the screening test to see if you're at risk.

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