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Justin And Lauren Shelton Lost More Than 500 Pounds Together
When Justin and Lauren Shelton realized they had reached crisis levels in their weight gain, they came to the realization that they needed to change, but it took something drastic to really motivate them. Here's how they did it.


Take This Quiz To Help You Assess Your Weight Fate
Are you destined to pile on the pounds based on your current lifestyle habits? How many sugar-free drinks do you consume per day? What's your snack of choice? What is your general psychological state? Be aware that this is only an estimate, but everything you do deliberately makes a difference. Take a peek at your diet destiny with this quiz, and what you can do to change it and your weight.


Five Exercises That Are Easy On Older Bodies
Exercising is one of the keys to aging gracefully. However, many older people have injuries, illnesses or disabilities that make exercising more difficult. The good news is that there are several exercises that are very easy on the body. Here are five exercises that are ideal for elders.


25 Healthy Habits To Lose Weight This Holiday Season
With the holidays behind us, I know the thought of losing weight and remaining healthy can be intimidating. Itís much easier to forget about the notion of New Yearís resolutions until..well...the new year. There are calorie-laden holiday drinks like egg nog to imbibe. There are holiday favorites like pumpkin pie, apple crumble and chocolate chip cookies around every corner. With all this temptation, why not just throw your resolutions aside and eat like thereís no tomorrow?


The Higher The Consumption of Chocolate, The Lower The Level of Body Fat
Yes ladies, it's time to crack open the bubbly and toast the University of Granada researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences. They have scientifically disproven the outdated belief that eating chocolate is fattening. If you don't enjoy exercising, you may also appreciate that the research was independent of diet and physical activity.


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How Does Your Body Function?
Find out how parts of your body work together to function as a human machine when you exercise. Get some quick trivial facts on the strongest and longest muscles and bones in your body. Illustrations are also available to you for a better understanding of these concepts.

Types of Exercises

There are so many different types of exercises that are fun, safe and great for an over all body workout. From kickboxing to swimming, here's a overview of our top choices and web resources to keep you informed on the latest trends.

Modes of Fitness

Do you ever wonder what type of exercise is required to achieve a particular body shape or level of fitness? Whether it's weight loss or muscle building, this section is devoted to introducing and informing you about the three main energy systems in the human body and how to use each in maximizing your ability to reach your fitness goals.

Starting a Fitness Program
Before beginning or increasing physical activity, you should take some precautions to prevent or reduce the risk of injury. Get quick tips here about where to start or how to move on to the next step in your fitness agenda. Find out about health clubs, trainers and how to get evaluated for any fitness program.

Exercise & Preventing Disease
Lifestyle changes, including daily exercise are becoming standard treatments for an increasing number of ailments. Get the low-down on more than ten common conditions which exercise can readily prevent or cure.

The Fat Perspective

Why are so many people worried about fat? Should you be? Find out about good fats, bad fats and of course body fat. Together with other nutrients, fats have the ability to prevent some of the most common diseases such as heart disease, cancer and Type II diabetes. You may be shocked to learn more about how much and what kinds of fat are actually beneficial for your body.

Acid/Alkaline Balance
Have you ever wondered if many of the diseases raging through our society have a common cause? Many doctors, herbalists and nutritionists believe that the explanation may come down to three words: Acid Alkaline Imbalance. Learn how to prevent over-acidity and maintain a healthy internal environment.

Vitamins & Supplements
Adequate vitamin and mineral intake is crucial to your health. Are you getting all you need? If not, you may need to make changes to your diet or take a nutritional supplement. Check here for details on supplementing your diet with specific vitamins and minerals for your age, sex or lifestyle. Discover how specific vitamins and minerals, such as antioxidants, calcium and iron, protect your health and where to find them.

Vitamin Guide
Guide to water soluble vitamins, fat soluble vitamins and minerals.

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