The Checkup: How to Weight Train for Serious Weight Loss

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• Ladies (and gents, but mostly ladies here), don’t fear the weights! If you’re trying to lose pounds on the scale, check out this super thorough tutorial on why you need to take up a weight-training routine and how to do it effectively. [ACE Fit Life]

• Are these seven exercises really total time-wasters? ( I agree with all of them, except for maybe the kettlebell swings.) [Fitness]

• This is awesome: Researchers are hot on the trail of a blood test that could help doctors diagnose the severity of a patient’s food allergy. Meaning? No more terrifying food-challenge tests at the pediatrician’s office. [TIME]

• Have you seen all the water alternatives on grocery store shelves these days? Here’s what you need to know about cactus water, maple water, artichoke water and the old(er) standby, coconut water. [U.S. News & World Report]

• If you’re not seeing the weight-loss results you were hoping to see from a Paleo diet, this could be why. [HuffPost Healthy Living]

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