Men's health blog

March 29, 2011

BAD HABIT #3: EATING AWAY FROM THE TABLE

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You’d be surprised how many Americans don’t eat at their tables. They get really creative—eating in cars, in offices, in front of television sets, climbing into bed with a tray. Maybe they think variety is the spice of life. The fact is that if you are doing something else while you are eating, you are not concentrating on your food and therefore will not keep track of what or how much you are eating. When the Dodgers are losing, my husband is capable of eating everything we have in the house, and then asking what’s for dinner. If our son is eating while watching TV he will only want the foods he sees advertised—usually the sugar-coated variety. This is human nature and must be combated by limiting the places where you take your meals. Eat all three meals at the table. Never eat while you are working or doing something eke. Never eat standing up or lying down. If you take your lunch to work with you, get out of the office to eat it whenever possible.
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March 10, 2010

Get Your Body Moving-She Danced Her Way To A Perfect Size 8

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GET YOUR BODY MOVING: SHE GOT IN TOUCH WITH HER THINNER CHILD
Many of us talk about recapturing our youth. Kirie Pedersen actually did it. And it helped her get rid of 40 unwanted pounds.
Kirie, a 48-year-old freelance writer from Brinnon, Washington, prided herself on leading a healthy lifestyle. Her diet consisted primarily of grains and vegetables

Get Your Body Moving-Variety Spices Up Her Workouts

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GET YOUR BODY MOVING: OPRAH MADE HER MOVE HER MUSCLES
Nica Russell was certain that she’d never get out of the negative mindset that allowed her weight to escalate to 270 pounds. Then she saw a talk show that completely changed her life.
“Television programs and infomercials about weight loss would bring me to tears, but they couldn’t inspire me to get off the sofa and dosomething,” says the 36-year-old Los Angeles resident. “Then I happened to catch an Oprah Winfrey show in which Oprah was crying and talking about her lifelong struggle with her weight. I felt that she was talking directly to me, that she knew exactly how I was feeling. She motivated me to tackle my weight problem.”
The next day, Nica went to the nearest mall and headed straight for the video store. She scanned the rows of aerobic exercise videos and purchased a selection of tapes with workouts ranging from beginner to advanced. Every day for 4 months, in the privacy of her own home, she did a 45-minute video workout. “At first, I could do only about 1 percent of the routines. I felt like I was going to die,” she says. “But every time I thought about giving up, I remembered
Oprah’s words. I found myself going longer without a break and without feeling like passing out. Eventually, I could do my tape routines from beginning to end.” At that point, she felt confident enough to visit a gym.
With guidance from a personal trainer at the gym, Nica started lifting weights. Over time, she became an exercise fanatic, working out for 3 hours a day, 7 days a week. “I was obsessed,” she remembers. “But I had a goal to meet.” To help her get there, she also made some adjustments in her eating habits, giving up fried foods and filling up on fruits and vegetables. Within 7 months, she lost 135 pounds.
Satisfied with her new, slim physique, Nica began having second thoughts about going to the gym. She was tired of paying the high membership fee, fighting traffic to get there, and waiting in line for equipment. So she decided to create a gym at home.
Over a 2-year period, Nina invested in advanced aerobic exercise videos, sets of 5- to 25-pound dumbbells, and weight-training equipment with a stairclimber attachment. “My home gym definitely motivates me to stay fit,” she says. “Without it, I wouldn’t work out as consistendy or maintain my weight.”
Today, Nica works out for an hour, 4 or 5 days a week. She has maintained her weight at a healthy 135 pounds for 4 years.
WINNING ACTION
Build your own gym. If you’re not comfortable going to the gym, invest in some exercise equipment for your home. Start by purchasing aerobic exercise videos or a treadmill for walking or running. Then work your way up to dumbbells and weight-training equipment. You’ll have all the essentials you need to stay fit, without the inconvenience of packing a bag, jumping in your car, and driving to the gym. I invested in a treadmill, and I love it.
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Get Your Body Moving-She Found Her Motivation In Cyberspace

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GET YOUR BODY MOVING: FROM MATRONLY TO MARATHONER
Marlene Dropp was so out of shape that she couldn’t even walk around the block. Seven years later, at age 51, she walked a marathon.
A veteran dieter, Marlene had struggled with her weight all of her life. Sometimes she’d lose a few pounds, but they would always come back.
Then one day, as she looked in the mirror, Marlene realized how much she disliked the image that she saw. “I was a frumpy 200-pound matron,” says the mother of four. “My dress had stripes, a frilly collar, and fluffy sleeves, like something my mother would have worn. I couldn’t fit into more fashionable clothes. That’s when I started feeling like a blimp.”
That’s also when she decided to do something about it. Because of her weight, Marlene had always felt too self-conscious exercise in public. But this time, she was determined.
So one beautiful morning in 1989, with her husband at home to watch the kids, Marlene decided on impulse to take a walk around her Hibbing, Minnesota, neighborhood. To her surprise, she arrived home energized. “That’s when I decided to make walking part of my daily routine,” she says.
Immediately, Marlene set a goal for herself. She wanted to advance from walking around the block to walking 5 miles a day. Her neighborhood is laid out in half-mile circles, so she just kept adding circles to her route. Within 2 months, she achieved her goal. So she set her sights on a new objective: She wanted to cover a mile in 13 minutes. A year later, she could do it with ease.
Within 2 years of starting her exercise program and making some changes in her eating habits

End Emotion-Driven Eating-She Quit Her Big-Time Job And Lost 85 Pounds Of Pressure

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GET YOURBODY MOVING: SHE SWAM OFF HER POSTRETIREMENT POUNDS
If you need proof that swimming can help you slim down, look no further than Betty Johnson.
All her life, Betty had enjoyed swimming for recreation and physical fitness. While working as an elementary school psychologist in Jacksonville, Horida, she swam for 45 minutes, twice a week. She rounded out her exercise program with step-aerobics classes and strength training.
Shortly after Betty retired, her regular workouts came to a screeching halt. She took time off to decorate her condominium and spend 2 months traveling across the United States, Canada, and abroad. Betty returned home renewed and invigorated

Get Your Body Moving-She Lost Weight By Accident

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GET YOUR BODY MOVING: THEY’RE COMMITTED TO EACH OTHER

Get Your Body Moving-He Dropped 200 Getting Lost In Thought

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GET YOUR BODY MOVING: HIS NICKNAME STILL STICKS
During college, Robert Kilroy was so tall and thin

Get Your Body Moving-From The Closet To The Winner’s Circle

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GET YOUR BODY MOVING: RUNS TO READ

Get Your Body Moving-Personal Motto Led To 125-Pound Weight Loss

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GET YOUR BODY MOVING: THIS EARLY BIRD CAUGHT THE POUNDS-OFF PRIZE
At age 42, LaVonnia “Bonnie” Johnson weighed 225 pounds and wore a size-22 dress. Then she started getting up earlier in the morning

Get Your Body Moving-They’re Committed To Each Other

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GET YOUR BODY MOVING: PERSONAL MOTTO LED TO 125-POUND WEIGHT LOSS
When Tawni Gomes stopped making excuses, she started losing weight

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