Weight Loss

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The Checkup: 50 Simple Habits That Can Help You Lose Serious Weight

• Trying to lose weight? Small changes add up to big results. This list of 50 healthy habits for weight loss can get you started. [Prevention]

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The Case for Why You Should Weigh Yourself Every Day

I used to tell my personal training clients that they shouldn’t step on the scale. I knew that it could be an emotional experience for […]

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How Your Fitness Tracker Can Cause You to Gain Weight

The TODAY show had an interesting segment this morning about how fitness trackers like Fitbits can cause some users to gain weight. It’s a bit […]

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The Checkup: Why Your Weight Fluctuates and What It Actually Means

• There’s an enlightening read over on Greatist this week that delves deep, deep into everything that contributes to the number on the scale—and how […]

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The Checkup: Tequila Could Help You Lose Weight, Study Says

• New research says that sugars found in the plant that makes tequila could help some people lose weight. Happy Friday to you. (Oh, and […]

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“People Can Be Mean”: An Open Letter to Controversial Biggest Loser Winner Rachel Frederickson

Editor’s note: I watched the internet blow up yesterday with comments about Rachel Frederickson, the newly crowned winner of season 15 of the Biggest Loser, who, […]

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The Checkup: The 10-Minute Arm-Toning Workout You Have to Try

• The biggest reason women avoid the weights area at the gym? They don’t have a clue what to do with there. This easy-to-follow, 10-minute […]

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The Checkup: 6 Weight-Loss Myths You’ve Probably Fallen For

• Think high-fiber shakes and snack bars are the key to keeping weight off? Think again. That, and five other weight-loss myths are busted over […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery Better Than Dieting—Wait, What?!

“All it takes is a little hard work and dedication.” I’m sure someone has said this to you at some point in your life. And […]

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The Checkup: The Yoga Pose to Cure Your Worst Hangover

• Ditch the Tylenol and ease the hangover blues with this yoga remedy. [Women’s Health]

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Why Should I Work Out If I’m Not Overweight?

I’m sure you’re well aware by now that 70 percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight. But have you ever thought about the flip […]

City Life

New Gym Opens in Gayborhood

Today, the new Optimal Health and Sport Clubs officially opens its newest downtown location at the former Broad Street Fitness (1315 Walnut Street) in the […]