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Posts tagged "calories" within Fit Life

Do men and women have different nutritional needs?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, March 21, 2012


The essentials of a healthy diet are similar for men and women. Eat when hungry, stop when full. Choose fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and dairy sources that are low in saturated fat. Avoid trans fat, excessive sodium, and added sugar. While these general recommendations apply to everyone, a more detailed nutrition and exercise plan to carry out the recommendations do vary by gender.




Can you bust four common fitness myths? (Part 2)

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, December 14, 2011


ACE Fitness Expert & Exercise Physiologist, Jessica Matthews, is back to bust four more common fitness myths! The second in a two-part series, Matthews not only sheds truth on the myths, she also shows how you can incorporate the truth into your fitness routine, so you can live a healthier, fitter life!




Are the calorie counts on exercise machines accurate?

By Julia Valentour on Wednesday, July 06, 2011


Should you believe everything that you read? Find out whether the number displayed on the screen of your favorite piece of cardio equipment is the same as the number of calories that you actually burn during exercise.




How can I satisfy my sweet tooth without all the calories?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, December 22, 2010


If you’re like most people, you’re probably going to have a bit of a sugar-binge this holiday season. From the frosting-decorated sugar cookies at the office party to the block of fudge from the next door neighbor, fatty desserts are hard to avoid.




What popular diets do you recommend for weight loss, and which is right for me?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Thursday, November 18, 2010


Holiday season is just gearing up. Maybe you haven’t yet thought about your January strategy to drop off the holiday weight gain and any of those other extra pounds that seem to accumulate over the years. Let us help you make smart choices to successfully adopt a healthier lifestyle and drop a few pounds that you will permanently keep off.




Do I burn more calories when it is hot outside or cold?

By Julia Valentour on Wednesday, November 10, 2010


It seems as if the extra energy that is needed to keep you warm when exercising in a cold environment would translate into extra calories burned. However, exercise raises the body’s temperature on its own without needing to expend more energy to do this.




Do negative calorie foods really exist?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, June 02, 2010


Forever in search of the perfect calorie-burning, fat-melting, do-it-in-two-weeks diet – “health gurus” seem to have come up with a million different concoctions of how to get thin quickly and easily.




How many calories should I eat and how often should I exercise for optimal weight loss?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Do calories have you confused? Find out how to estimate your caloric needs and learn more about how exercise factors into the equation.




Why do some people have a more difficult time losing weight than others?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Ever wonder why weight loss seems so easy for some people yet so difficult for others? Learn what factors contribute to weight loss as well as steps you can take to help you reach your weight loss goals.




I’ve heard that performing aerobic workouts at a low intensity is best for losing body fat - is that true?

By Jessica Matthews on Thursday, September 03, 2009


Let’s separate fact from fiction about the so called “fat-burning zone.”