7 Things to Consider When Picking Diet Plans

Not all diet plans work the same. Although many will have a lot of the same theories and ideas behind their functionality, they can differ in profound ways. Personally, I don’t really hold much stock in most diet plans floating around mainstream media. I take more of a Buddhist approach to eating – everything in moderation. However, I’ve seen many commercialized products perform exceptionally well for others. What are some things you should consider when choosing the right plan for your needs?

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Runkeeper May 2016 5K Walk

So, we just finished our 5K walk for Runkeeper. Most others ran or jogged, but we’re just not in good enough shape to do that yet. Which is why we walked it instead. You see, you don’t have to be in amazing shape to participate in events such as this. In fact, it would be greatly beneficial if you included things like walk-a-thons and running events even if you’re the last person to cross the finish line.

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Are You Happy with Your Weight?

I’ve seen a vast number of obese people who are simply happy with what they look like. They have no ambition to change because they are proud of who they are on the inside. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it may be responsible for killing you sooner rather than later. Blood clots and bone damage from excessive weight will happen regardless if you’re happy or not. I understand the need for self-esteem speeches about what’s on the inside is what counts. In fact, that is more true than you realize; the inside is where the most damage is done.

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The Hardest Part About Fitness is Choice

Proper fitness isn’t the most difficult thing any one person could do. It’s quite simple to maintain the human body once you get to a certain point. No, the hardest part relating to living a healthy lifestyle is choice. Making the decisions to get more out of your day or eat the right foods can be extremely difficult – especially if you have an eating disorder. How do you make these choices easier in order to be successful at living a better way of life?

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Staying Fit While On Vacation

Recently, I traveled out of state to attend my oldest step-son’s graduation. I wasn’t very attentive to my activities or the amount of junk foods I ate. I did manage to track one of the days for calories. Essentially, I ate two days worth of food in one. It can be difficult to keep a mindset of fitness when you’re on vacation. Especially when your grandmother tries to cram everything in her fridge down your throat. Should you really be upset at yourself if you’re not practicing optimal fitness when on a trip?

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Creating Your Own Epic Journey for Health

Anyone can create an epic journey for themselves. For the most part, it just needs a little bit of imagination. When it comes to health, this journey could easily be shared with others on the Internet. For me, this is inspiration and gives me drive to succeed. It’s those who read these blog posts or watch my YouTube videos who give me renewed strength to continue. This can be a powerful motivator, especially when you have eyes constantly watching your progress.

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Proper Health Is Not an Instant Fix

I am inspired today by all the ads I see on TV and on the Internet regarding how people can lose weight “fast.” But, how fast is fast? Does the manufacturer claim to shrink the waistline down several inches a day? In reality, healthy living isn’t something that can be achieved overnight – especially if you’re considered obese such as I. People are so drawn by the idea of instant gratification that they don’t take time to understand what proper health entails.

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Balancing Muscle Mass and Cardio Exercise

When it comes to fitness, I’ve noticed there are two primary groups of people: those who want muscle mass and those who want to lose weight. Personally, I believe in balancing muscle mass and getting more cardio exercise. You don’t have to aspire to be a body builder in order to enjoy a stronger body. On the other side of the coin, I’ve also seen incredibly strong arms attached to a body that is wider than mine. Why not work for an overall fitness?

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7 Real Reasons to Lose Weight

So, I try to be as informative as I can about various parts of being healthy. It’s my goal to help others understand the physical and mental aspects of living better. Today, I would like to share some of the real reasons you should lose weight. But, let’s go beyond looking good in a bathing suit – although that’s one of my goals. What are some real-life situations that could benefit from slimming down?

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Can You Lose Weight By Doing Yoga?

Yoga can be a spiritual and relaxing process for many. Although it’s widely seen as a way to stretch out the limbs and improve flexibility, there may also be science behind how it can help you lose weight as well. This doesn’t mean that tying yourself into a human pretzel will cause you to lose five pounds. However, the sheer practice of yoga itself can contribute to healthy practices to shed some of that extra weight.

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