How the Year Ended for Me Regarding Health

So, this year didn’t end exactly like I planned. However, that’s not going to stop me from getting back into shape. Yes, I admit – I ate way too much over Christmas. The rotten egg burps came back, I feel lethargic and I wake up with a headache most mornings – and not from any alcohol. Does that mean I am going to give up? Negative. It was a minor setback, that is all. And this is why I believe I will succeed. It’s all about keeping the right mentality even when things don’t go your way.

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7 Reasons Why I Don’t Believe In Surgeries for Weight Loss

My sister-in-law once asked me why I don’t put some money into having laparoscopic gastric banding surgery or any of the other procedures to help me lose weight. Although I can see why some procedures are necessary for people that have legitimate reasons why they can’t lose weight, it’s simply not for me. I would rather put in the effort and change the way I live without medical marvels. These are the reasons I gave my sister-in-law.

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Setting New Year’s Resolution Goals for Health

I know a lot of people that simply refuse to set a New Year’s Resolution because they don’t want to set themselves up for failure. In reality, it’s all about how you look at the resolution itself. Is it something you can accomplish, or is the goal too unrealistic to complete in the first place? Personally, my New Year’s goals are centered more around what I can accomplish rather than having delusions of grandeur. What can you do to make your resolutions more successful for the year?

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5 Things You Can Add to Cream of Wheat to Promote Health

Everyone knows that I am a big fan of Cream of Wheat. Usually, I have a box of instant goodness near my desk or in the kitchen at all times. While I do have an affinity for maple and brown sugar, plain Cream of Wheat can be just as tasty. It’s all a matter of what you put into the bowl. Here are five of my favorite things to spruce up my favorite cereal.

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Why I Have Weights At Home When I Have a Gym Membership

Well, I don’t exactly belong to a gym. It’s more of the local rec center with a collection of a few weight-training devices. Although I like to visit the rec center when ever possible, I still insist on having weights and equipment at home as well. I’m not vain or trying to spend every waking minute working out. It’s all about covering my bases.

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Can You Lose Weight Eating Nothing But Progresso Soup?

Anyone who knows me understands my attraction for Progresso soups. Eating a can of this per day last year helped me curb my eating habits and avoid fast-food and other questionable materials. However, there is a dark side to the can-of-wonder. It could be harmful if you eat nothing but Progresso soups day in and day out – unless you closely monitor your intake. Let me show you what I mean.

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Reviews: Fitbit Charge HR

One of my favorite devices to use while trying to get myself back in a realistic and healthy shape is the Fitbit Charge HR. Developed by the same people who gave us that amazing little pedometer that can be attached to your shoe, this bracelet goes above and beyond what many of their lesser products provide. It’s a permanent addition to my tools. Let me tell you why…

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What I Learned from My 5K Walk

When I walked the Global 5K event with Runkeeper, I felt pretty good during the process. I wasn’t winded, my heart didn’t leap out of my chest and my blood pressure didn’t cause me to feel like I was going to explode. However, I did manage to hurt myself pretty bad. Weighing as much as I do and wearing the wrong kind of shoes were my two biggest downfalls. Even though I walked 3.4 miles without passing out, I didn’t do it the right way.

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7 Benefits of Good Health to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

I’m a big fan of zombie survival games. Currently, I’ve been logging in a ton of hours on H1Z1. While playing, something dawned on me as I was eating can after can of food to clear up some inventory. That is an insane number of calories. It started me thinking about what it would take to survive a zombie apocalypse to maintain health and what the benefits would be. For those looking at the doomsday clock with anticipation, here is why you need to start today to improve your physical and mental health.

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7 Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated for Fitness

One of the biggest drawbacks a lot of people have when trying to get into better shape is the lack of motivation. Sure, you may come out of the gate strong, but your energy could be easily sapped and you slowly decrease your effort. This is my problem a lot of the time. Perhaps we just need a few ways that will keep us motivated to continue.

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