How to Stay Fit When You Have a Sedentary Job

Whether you spend your days in front of a computer or can’t move around much in your daily life, your sedentary schedule may be impacting you more than you realize. Or, perhaps you understand that your inactivity during your workday is causing you to not look or feel your best, yet you don’t know what to do about it.

 

Either way, you do have options that will help you improve your fitness levels despite being desk or office bound.  But first, you need to understand why making changes to your sedentary job is important and needs to happen right away.

 

The Health Consequences of a Sedentary Job

 

According to the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability, living a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to your health. For instance, they report that physically inactive people have a 40% higher risk of developing cancer in the colon or breasts and a 50% higher rate of dementia. Being sedentary also increases the rate at which you lose muscle and bone strength, as well as raises the possibility that you’ll suffer from depression.

 

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Can Hypnosis Help You Lose Weight?

Hypnosis is the second topic in our three-part series that explores ancient alternative therapies that are being widely used to assist in weight loss: acupuncture, hypnosis, and meditation. These are being used successfully by many as part of a comprehensive health plan for weight loss and weight management. CLICK HERE to read Part 1, Acupuncture. CLICK HERE to read Part 3, Meditation and Mindfulness.

 

The subject of fascination and ridicule for centuries, hypnosis is gaining in popularity for its effectiveness in easing migraine headaches, lowering blood pressure, minimizing hot flashes, smoking cessation, and much more.

 

From ancient religious leaders to modern day scientists, the art of hypnosis has been facilitating healing for over 2000 years.  When you think of hypnosis you may see someone swinging a pocket watch or gem in front of someone’s eyes. You may think of mind control, or have other beliefs about this ancient practice.

 

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How to Handle Holiday Stress without Emotional Eating

Holidays are full of wonderful celebrations and memorable moments. You get to spend precious time with family and friends, creating memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. However, the holidays aren’t all candy canes and sparkly lights. Dealing with the stress that comes from several directions can lead to emotional eating and often leaves a sense of fatigue and regret.

 

Because most people engage in gift giving during the holiday season, there is an added financial burden that can make it harder than ever to pay your regular bills while still bringing smiles to the faces you love with presents wrapped in pretty bows. In fact, even if you don’t hand out a lot of gifts, the costs can still add up if you entertain or buy food or wine to take to holiday parties.

 

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How to Slim Down Your Holiday Dishes

During the holidays you’re surrounded by homemade dishes and desserts that make your mouth water and your taste buds beg for “just one little bite.” But you know that if you give in and gorge on all of these tempting foods, you’re going to gain back the weight you’ve worked so hard to lose – and then some.

 

So, how do you navigate in and out of the kitchen during this food abundant holiday? By making a few simple changes to the foods you normally eat you can avoid feeling deprived and still enjoy some of your traditional holiday favorites. Here are 10 tips to get you started.

 

Tip #1: Save up to 56 grams of fat per cup of gravy by refrigerating it first and then skimming off the visible, hardened fat. (This works for meat dishes too!)

 

Tip #2: If you can’t bear the idea of Christmas without green bean casserole, just swap potato chunks for the cream soup. Then top it with almond slices instead of fried onions for a protein powered crunch!

 

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5 Quick and Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Although your body’s ability to remain stable despite the constant changes around you is normally a good thing (such as keeping your blood pressure and blood sugar steady), it can actually work against you when your goal is to try to lose weight. Your metabolism automatically reduces in an attempt to keep you right where you are.

 

This means that sometimes you need to find a way to turn up your internal calorie burning furnace on your own. So, here are five quick and easy ways to do just that:

 

#1 – Drink More Water

Your body requires water the same way that an automobile requires gasoline. When you are dehydrated, your body is going to slow down if not stall completely. However, you can keep your engine burning hot by fueling yourself with water throughout the day. Always have a bottle by your side and you’ll naturally drink more, and burn more fat.

 

#2 – Eat Natural Foods

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Uncovering the Best Weight Loss Programs For Women

When it comes to weight loss programs, women have lots of options. There are hundreds if not thousands of programs available on the market today. While having a huge selection may be preferable when it comes to shopping for things such as clothes and shoes, the same large variety in regard to weight loss programs can actually hinder more than it can help.

 

It is overwhelming enough to carry around extra weight and be self-conscious about it, but trying to find the right program for you individually can send you over the edge when you aren’t quite sure what to look for. Essentially, you may be making a decision about what is best for you without having the knowledge behind which programs will work safely and which ones are more hype than results.

 

However, if you follow these basic guidelines, you’ll be sure to pick a program that will help you reach your weight loss goals:
 

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The 7 Supplements That Burn Fat Fast

If you’ve spent any time in the weight loss supplement aisle in the store, then you probably realize that there are about as many options available as there are ingredients that exist. It can feel very overwhelming to try to figure out which ones work and which ones are a waste of money, so we want to help make the whole process much simpler.

 

Here are the seven supplements you are going to want to consider taking if your primary goal is to burn fat as fast as you can:

 

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7 Surefire Ways to Get Your Body to Burn Fat

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to get your body to burn fat and having it defy you. It’s like trying to force a young child to share their favorite toy with a sibling. It doesn’t matter how much you beg and plead, sometimes you just have to physically remove the toy from their hands to get them to let go.

 

The same is true with body fat. You can talk to your jiggly thighs or round tummy until you are blue in the face, but sometimes you have to do things that make your body burn the fat because it isn’t going to do it on its own. What are those things? Here are seven of them:

 

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The Best Advice You Will Ever Get on Weight Loss Diet Pills

Diet pills designed for weight loss have a very bad name. Thanks to health damaging ingredients like ephedrine, people are scared of taking any supplements that are designed to enhance the weight loss process. However, not all diet pills are harmful.

 

The one thing to always remember when it comes to dietary supplements, or any supplements for that matter, is to always choose one with all natural ingredients. When you are taking in the same products that are found on Mother Earth, you’re simply using nature’s goodness to help you achieve your goals.

 

What kind of all natural vitamins and minerals aid in weight loss?

 

Here are just a few:
 

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5 Best Ways to Lose Weight Naturally and Effectively

Are you looking for ways to lose weight that don’t involve following crazy diets or taking unsafe supplements? Would you love to lose those extra pounds in a way that is not only effective, but actually good for your body?

 

There are some crazy weight loss plans and products on the market today. While some of them do work, a majority of them only bring about short term results because they can’t be sustained for any length of time. Plus, some are downright unsafe and should never be attempted because of the damage they can do to your body.

 

If you truly want to lose weight once and for all, you’re best off doing it naturally. When you work with your body the way it was designed, not only will you achieve permanent weight loss, but you will also likely find that it is easier to maintain your loss as it will feel like second nature.

 

Here are five simple suggestions that will get you started on the safe and nature weight loss path:

 

#1 - Think Nutrition

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