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Benefit to improving diet and exercise at the same time

April 26, 2013

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Daniel DeNoon, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter

Daniel J. DeNoon is the former executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. He was senior medical writer for WebMD for 14 years. He was founding editor of the newsletter AIDSWeekly and covered the HIV/AIDS pandemic … See Full Bio
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Blog Ardy
June 21, 2013

Nice post
June 16, 2013

very interesting article.. rightnow i’m on my diet and i hope that i can loose my weight.. 😀
thanks for sharing and come in to my article about detox foods.

Mika Bradby
June 15, 2013

Il problema è quante persone possono identificarsi. Dato che io sono “out of touch” Devo ancora capire quali messaggi avranno un sacco di commenti e che non lo faranno. In effetti, di solito quando scrivo quello che penso è un grande post

Carrie Livesey
June 15, 2013

Este fue un hecho muy relevante publicación. En teoría yo prefiero escribir así también – conseguir el tiempo y el esfuerzo real para hacer una maravillosa pieza de la escritura … pero ¿qué puedo decir … me dilatar mucho y en ningún caso parece que obtener una cosa por hacer.

MJ Fitness
June 10, 2013

I have found that after 8 tries of starting and stopping p90x, something clicked inside of my brain telling me that I would complete 1 round before my 31st birthday (aug. 2013). I am halfway through the 1st round and feeling great. I find that when I track my calories using livestrong’s free tool, that I make better eating choices and stick to my workout schedule.

Mauricio Pyeatt
June 3, 2013

hola a todos, yo también soy nuevo en los foros. Aunque me he unido hace unos momentos, estoy al acecho de los foros en el momento, para conocer lo que está pasando.

Homer Passow
June 3, 2013

Non posso credere che avete messo così bene che anche un principiante come me può capire. molte grazie

Desmond Thomae
June 2, 2013

Ich bin sicher, dass viele Leute mit diesem Stück Arbeit zu vereinbaren. Ich würde sagen, es ist eine sehr gute Arbeit zu diesem Thema.

Isiah Talayumptewa
June 2, 2013

I am hoping I can get some experienced feedback from the professionals who have been there and done it and are currently doing it in the workforce as of today. Or any great advice will be greatly appreciated!

Marcelo | Rutina de Ejercicios en Casa
June 2, 2013

Los cambios en la alimentacion han hecho que se viva a traves de excesos de alimentos que no quiere decir que nos alimentemos mejor. Por otro lado es crucial mantener una condicion fisica aceptable es decir seguir un plan de ejercicio basico.

Prof. Marcelo

May 25, 2013

The diet-first group began with four months of counseling about improving nutrition, then received both nutrition and exercise counseling for eight months.
The exercise-first group began with four months of counseling about increasing their activity level, then received both nutrition and exercise counseling for eight months.

B A Bostock
May 10, 2013

Diet is a neutral word, just describes what you eat. Examples vegetarian diet, normal US diet, vitamin rich diet.

The weight loss industry has used “dieting” “on a diet” “diet Coke” as alternatives to weight loss or calorie controlled. Also takes less space on the pack. All as a way to charge extra or build market share. Are products with “diet” added better for you? Really? The same set of questions about “low fat”. If they are lower fat but claim the same taste what extra has been added, a natural ingredient or a trans-fat, some extra salt?

So the word “dieting” has become bound up with deprivation, giving up certain foods. What reaction do you get if you tell people, colleagues, or friends you are dieting? Condescending looks, a ‘poor you’ attitude, and questions about what you’re giving up or how long you’ll stick with it. Sympathetic help? I think not


Lucy Sackett
May 4, 2013

Is it truly possible to lose weight and keep it off if you do one without the other. I seem to always gain it back when I lose by diet alone or when I stop exercising and only stay on diet.

Conny Roukens
May 1, 2013

Maybe a walk every day can help in motivating people to exercise more and eat more healthy. Many people think that it is not possible to burn by walking fat. However, research suggests something different: walking shows one of the best ways to fall off gradually and permanently. Of course, you burn fewer calories by walking than running or sports. The great advantage of walking is that it is easy to persevere and easy to incorporate in daily life. Who starts walking should therefore not expect any dramatic short-term results, but who perseveres will clearly lose weight in the long term. Moreover, this weight loss is often more decisive than the weight that you lose when dieting.

It is best to walk as much and as often as possible. Always try to walk on a snappy pace, once a day for more than 20 consecutive minutes, you should just get a little warm. This way you stimulate the fat burning and circulation, which helps protect against heart disease again.

Boot Camp Gold Coast
May 1, 2013

Eating what is good for you and burning those food calories through exercise help you attain optimum health. Besides feeling physically and mentally fresh every day, this healthy lifestyle controls your weight and reduces your chances of developing chronic disease. The final result may be a longer life span, in which you enjoy greater mobility and mental clarity than people who pursue poor nutritional and sedentary habits. Nourishing and strengthening your body can create a healthy present and future.

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