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Nutrition Q&A: Diet can get pounds off; attitude keeps them off - Washington Post

Nutrition Q&A: Diet can get pounds off; attitude keeps them off - Washington Post | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Washington Post Nutrition Q&A: Diet can get pounds off; attitude keeps them off Washington Post Q: It seems like all my friends are trying one of the trendy diets — one's on a juice cleanse, another's going gluten-free (but doesn't need to be); is...
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“Evidence shows no one diet is better than another for weight loss, especially keeping it off,” Sherry Pagoto said in an e-mail. Pagoto is a licensed clinical psychologist, associate professor of medicine at theUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School  "what’s more important is behavioral adherence"

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No, Phones Aren't More Accurate Than Fitness Wearables - Wired

No, Phones Aren't More Accurate Than Fitness Wearables - Wired | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
A recent study claims that your smartphone is just as good at tracking your health as a wrist-worn wearable. Unfortunately, that study is flawed.
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Fitness wearables - even cell phones- are inaccurate. *BUT* if they inspire you to get up and MOVE they are a good thing. For the record, *both* my iPhone5s and my Note 3 are worse than my Amiigo and Polar HR7/FT60 but then, you wouldn't see me kickboxing with a cell phone attached to my arm.

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Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risk Factors for Mortality

Isolation could be worse for your health than obesity. 

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A Critical Look at Digital Fitness Trackers

A Critical Look at Digital Fitness Trackers | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it

Wearable fitness trackers are all the rage - but how accurate are they? A health magazine writer got down to the nitty gritty with half a dozen and posted her results...

 

 

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If the trackers give you motivation, then great! If you think their accurate, think again

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Samsung Gear Fit Review: A Combined Fitness Band And Stylish Smartwatch ... - Forbes

Samsung Gear Fit Review: A Combined Fitness Band And Stylish Smartwatch ... - Forbes | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Forbes Samsung Gear Fit Review: A Combined Fitness Band And Stylish Smartwatch ... Forbes For fitness tracking the Gear Fit has the requisite accelerometers to detect movement during exercise and act as a pedometer throughout the day.
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The Hidden Truths of Major Weight Loss - Feministe (blog)

The Hidden Truths of Major Weight Loss - Feministe (blog) | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
The Hidden Truths of Major Weight Loss
Feministe (blog)
This is a guest post by Laurie and Debbie. Debbie Notkin is a body image activist, a feminist science fiction advocate, and a publishing professional.
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The truth behind dramatic weightloss. (Some images NSFW)

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Our 5 Favorite Fitness DVDs From 2013 - FitSugar.com

Our 5 Favorite Fitness DVDs From 2013 - FitSugar.com | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Our 5 Favorite Fitness DVDs From 2013 FitSugar.com Featuring The X Factor judge Kelly Rowland, this 60-minute workout DVD combines different fitness methods like kickboxing, weight training, yoga, and even ballet, with Jeanette's signature moves...
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Fitness tracker earns top ratings from Consumer Reports - WRAL.com

Fitness tracker earns top ratings from Consumer Reports - WRAL.com | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Fitness tracker earns top ratings from Consumer Reports
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It's one of the hottest holiday gadgets you can get someone who's all about their workout.
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MAINE COMPASS: Healthy living is the best cure for ailing health care system - Kennebec Journal

MAINE COMPASS: Healthy living is the best cure for ailing health care system - Kennebec Journal | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
MAINE COMPASS: Healthy living is the best cure for ailing health care system Kennebec Journal In a recent study in Germany, more than 23,000 people were followed for nearly eight years to see if healthy lifestyle factors could help reduce chronic...
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Is that salad really better than the burger?

Is that salad really better than the burger? | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Salads are the epitome of health foods, aren't they? There is this stigma of someone on a diet going into some fast food place saying "I'll just order the salad bar" or passing up the burger and fr...
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Is the salad on the menu really better than that burger you really want? The answer might suprise you

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3 Unique Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain - Boston.com (blog)

3 Unique Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain - Boston.com (blog) | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
3 Unique Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain
Boston.com (blog)
The festive news about holiday weight gain is darn right jolly.
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Some cool tips

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NUTRITION KNOW-HOW: Explore the versatility of Fettuccine Alfredo - Odessa American

NUTRITION KNOW-HOW: Explore the versatility of Fettuccine Alfredo - Odessa American | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
NUTRITION KNOW-HOW: Explore the versatility of Fettuccine Alfredo
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Tired of turkey or ham —how about a lightened up Fettuccine Alfredo?
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I think I'd add the greek yogurt rather than the cream cheese and a healthy serving of chicken to cut back on the pasta but this is a good twist on a favorite

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Best and Worst Health Trends of 2013

Best and Worst Health Trends of 2013 | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Did you try any 2013 diet trends or fitness trends? Take a lesson from this year's diet fads, fitness flubs, and expert-approved movements.
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Stress-buster: Microsoft bra battles emotional overeating

Stress-buster: Microsoft bra battles emotional overeating | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
A prototype bra from Microsoft researchers uses sensors to follow the wearer's mood with a goal of helping prevent stress-related eating. Read this article by Amanda Kooser on CNET.
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Apparently, it sends signals to an app on your smartphone

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Coca-Cola paid nutrition experts to recommend soda as a healthy snack - Business Insider

Coca-Cola paid nutrition experts to recommend soda as a healthy snack - Business Insider | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Soda as a snack
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Does anyone who reads these articles actually believe it's a HEALTHY snack? Come on. 8 oz may not be as bad as 16, but healthy?  

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18 Weight Loss Tips Based on Science - The Inquisitr

18 Weight Loss Tips Based on Science - The Inquisitr | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
There are many weight loss tips out there, some of which seem a bit absurd (and a few are). But over the years, scientists have found a number of effective
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Robert Stoykov's curator insight, March 18, 6:11 AM
Lose weight? it is actually achievable; you just have to decide and have the will and especially the desire. You can do it !!!
Green Hill Tea's comment, April 3, 8:15 AM
thanks for sharing such a good tips for weight loose i found here new tips for weight loos
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The Right Way to Use Weight-Loss Apps - Shape Magazine

The Right Way to Use Weight-Loss Apps - Shape Magazine | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Weight-loss apps are a dime a dozen (and many are free, like these Top Healthy Living Apps for Weight Loss), but are they even worth downloading? At first glance, they seem like a great idea: After
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Is using a weight loss app part of your new years resolutions? Check out the best way to use them!

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Great Post
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10 Nutrition Myths Debunked

10 Nutrition Myths Debunked | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
We’re debunking common food and nutrition myths by giving you facts about sugar, fat—even deep-fried food—and more so you can feel good about enjoying the foods you love.
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Weird and Wacky Fitness Gifts For Any White Elephant Exchange - FitSugar.com

Weird and Wacky Fitness Gifts For Any White Elephant Exchange - FitSugar.com | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Weird and Wacky Fitness Gifts For Any White Elephant Exchange
FitSugar.com
What do yoga cats and muffin tops have in common? Funny you should ask! They make perfect fitness-related gifts for any white elephant exchanges on your calendar this season.
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Um, I'm game for the workout vest.... seriously! I could use it.

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Exercise? Or Training?

Exercise? Or Training? | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Maybe you want to lose a few pounds. Maybe you want to lose a few inches. Maybe you just want to be able to chase after your kids and keep up with them without being winded. So you want to exercise...
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Are You a Bad Personal Training Client? - Fitness Goop

Are You a Bad Personal Training Client? - Fitness Goop | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Are You a Bad Personal Training Client?
Fitness Goop
Are You a Bad Personal Training Client In my last post I gave 5 reasons why your current trainer might not be the one to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
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I disagree with all but two points: Cancelling and not doing homework. The others I have solutions for built into my workout plans.

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5 Smart Ways to Fight Holiday Stress - Yahoo News

5 Smart Ways to Fight Holiday Stress - Yahoo News | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
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5 Smart Ways to Fight Holiday Stress
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By BRIDES | Healthy Living – Tue, Dec 3, 2013 2:44 PM EST. Email 0; Share 1. Tweet. 0. Print. by Sarah Jio Courtesy of Getty Images.
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Now Trending: Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2014 : ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal

Now Trending: Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2014 : ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
LEARNING OBJECTIVESFrom this article, the reader should understand the following concepts:the difference between a fad and a trendworldwide trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical (including medical fitness), and community health fitness...
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Promising changes are in the top 20 but I'm surprised to see what dropped. Are your favorite trends growing in popularity?

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Ingredient spurs firm to recall two sports supplements - WTSP 10 News

Ingredient spurs firm to recall two sports supplements - WTSP 10 News | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
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Ingredient spurs firm to recall two sports supplements
WTSP 10 News
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another supplement recall

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Ways to keep up your early-morning workout when it's cold outside | HellaWella

Ways to keep up your early-morning workout when it's cold outside | HellaWella | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Whether you’re headed out to the next room to workout, prepping for an outdoor run or going to the gym, these tips should help you survive the winter so that you stay active all season long.
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Sandy Spencer's curator insight, January 30, 2014 10:06 AM

Boy, we can sure relate to that "cold outside" comment, can't we?

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'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says – WebMD

'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says – WebMD | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Researchers weigh results of 8 studies, find excess pounds raise death risk over time
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It should be noted that those who were "skinny" but metobolically unhealthy were NOT given a clean bill of health. Their risk factors were the same or worse than those who were obese.


"Lifestyle practices conducive to weight control over the long term are generally conducive to better overall health as well. I favor a focus on finding health over a focus on losing weight," Katz.

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