Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’

Opinion: Is Fat Acceptance Okay?

According to the New York Times, it seems that people are embracing a new normal when it comes to what a healthy weight is. More people are now inclined to view being overweight or even obese in a positive light. Calls for weight loss interventions are falling on deaf ears. Believe it or not, I…

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Opinion: Stressed Out? Take Your Time

The other day, I decided to go for a run outside. This is a typical activity here in the city, but you might be interested to know that I don’t run, like ever. I never particularly enjoyed it, and my lack of attention to the monotony of running doesn’t help. But considering that it was…

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding a Personal Trainer – Part II

As evident from the first part of this guide, finding a personal trainer in a saturated marketplace like New York City can be quite the challenge. With such a low barrier of entry for fitness professionals, trainers, and coaches, it’s more than likely that if you were to hire one, you wouldn’t know what exactly…

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding a Personal Trainer – Part I

When it comes to your personal health & fitness, there is a good chance that you’re dissatisfied in one way or another. Maybe you don’t like the way you look. Maybe you don’t like the way you feel. You feel tired when you get up in the morning and can hardly get out of bed.…

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Opinion: Why You Can’t Get Fit at Home

There seems to be a resurgence of sorts happening right now within the fitness industry. More and more fitness brands are starting to offer at-home versions of their training routines and programs. And there are always new fitness products coming out designed for home-use and allow you to workout anytime, anywhere. FlyWheel Sports just recently…

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Opinion: The Simple But Tough Truth About Weight Loss

The holidays are coming and anybody who has some sort of fitness goal definitely has food on their mind. They either love it, or they’re worried about their fitness and all the progress they made up to this point going down the drain. During the holidays, this is probably an unhealthy attitude to have. The…

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Going Nuts About Coconuts: What’s the Truth?

A little over two weeks ago now, the American Heart Association published a report advising against the use of coconut oil. Naturally, the coconut oil-loving world went into a frenzy, and judging from the huge amount of people who love the coco (myself included), this new advice didn’t exactly sit well with many. In recent…

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Opinion: Amazon Buying Whole Foods Won’t Make You Healthier

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Amazon is buying Whole Foods for almost $14 billion. I’m already imagining automated checkouts and no lines at Whole Foods, a shopping model that Amazon is already testing. Or the prospect of having Whole Foods groceries delivered right to my door less than an…

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Opinion: Dieting? All You’re Really Losing Is Water

Has anyone ever recommended that you should try a low-carb diet? In as little as a couple of days, combined with moderate physical activity, one can expect to lose 5-10 lbs, people claim. But what are you REALLY losing on a low-carb diet? Let’s take a closer look at the relationship between energy stores and…

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The Real Reason Why You’re Not Lean

Doesn’t it always seem like you just can’t lose those last 5-10 pounds? Well, you’re not alone. Try as you might, those last 5-10 pounds are coming off. This might not be the first time you’ve encountered this hurdle, either. You’ve probably had phases where your fitness and nutrition are both on point, but when…

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