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If you’ve done everything right, watched your diet, increased your level of activity, taken the appropriate supplements and gotten the appropriate amount of rest, there may be a hidden culprit for your weight gain or your inability to lose weight.  We have developed this free and comprehensive assessment, incorporating five (5) specific modules, to customize a weight lose program that will help you achieve your desired results.

Evaluate your diet.

What should you eat?  How frequently or how many meals should you eat?  What time should you stop eating?  Should you limit your carbohydrate intake, increase your protein intake or increase the amount of appropriate fats?  What combination of these eating habits, if any, should you undertake to lose weight and/or maintain a healthy weight?  This free and comprehensive diet assessment helps you know how to eat and what to eat.  

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8-20-2016 7:38:18 AM

There comes a point in your life when enough is enough. You decide that you won't go another day with the body you have. You decide that your financial situation will no longer keep you tied to you current frustrated lot. You decide that the poisonous relationships will no longer keep you bound. When that moment occurs, that is the point that 'you' decide to change your circumstance. It is quite true that no one ...

8-19-2016 11:02:27 PM
  1. Adjust the padded lever of the calf raise machine to fit your height.
  2. Place your shoulders under the pads provided and position your toes facing forward (or using any of the two other positions described at the beginning of the chapter). The balls of your feet should be secured on top of the calf block with the heels extending off it. Push the lever up by extending your hips and knees until your torso is ...
8-19-2016 11:01:05 PM
  1. Select a light resistance and sit down on the ab machine placing your feet under the pads provided and grabbing the top handles. Your arms should be bent at a 90-degree angle as you rest the triceps on the pads provided. This will be your starting position.
  2. At the same time, begin to lift the legs up as you crunch your upper torso. Breathe out as you perform this movement. Tip: Be sure to use ...
8-19-2016 10:59:26 PM
  1. Stand up with your torso upright while holding a barbell at a shoulder-width grip. The palm of your hands should be facing forward and the elbows should be close to the torso. This will be your starting position.
  2. While holding the upper arms stationary, curl the weights forward while contracting the biceps as you breathe out. Tip: Only the forearms should move.
  3. Continue the movement until your biceps are fully contracted and the bar is ...
8-19-2016 10:58:29 PM
  1. Adjust the bottom position of the machine and seat yourself.
  2. Select an appropriate load for your training, and then plant your feet a little wider than shoulder width on the platform. Grasp the handles, maintaining good spinal position with your chest up and your head looking forward. This will be your starting position.
  3. Driving through the heels of your feet, extend through the hips and knees to push the sled upward. Do not lock out ...
8-19-2016 10:57:22 PM
  1. Place the back of your torso against the back pad of the machine and hook your shoulders under the shoulder pads provided.
  2. Position your legs in the platform using a shoulder width medium stance with the toes slightly pointed out. Tip: Keep your head up at all times and also maintain the back on the pad at all times.
  3. Place your arms on the side handles of the machine and disengage the safety bars (which ...
8-19-2016 10:55:54 PM
  1. To begin, sit down on the adductor machine and select a weight you are comfortable with. When your legs are positioned properly on the leg pads of the machine, grip the handles on each side. Your entire upper body (from the waist up) should be stationary. This is the starting position.
  2. Slowly press against the machine with your legs to move them towards each other while exhaling.
  3. Feel the contraction for a second and begin ...
8-19-2016 10:55:05 PM
  1. To begin, sit down on the abductor machine and select a weight you are comfortable with. When your legs are positioned properly, grip the handles on each side. Your entire upper body (from the waist up) should be stationary. This is the starting position.
  2. Slowly press against the machine with your legs to move them away from each other while exhaling.
  3. Feel the contraction for a second and begin to move your legs back to ...
8-19-2016 10:53:52 PM
  1. Chose desired weight
  2. Stand erect with a machine handles in each hand (palms facing your torso), arms extended on the sides.
  3. Lift the handles by elevating the shoulders as high as possible while you exhale. Hold the contraction at the top for a second. Tip: The arms should remain extended at all times. Refrain from using the biceps to help lift the handles. Only the shoulders should be moving up and down.
  4. Lower the handles ...
8-19-2016 10:51:12 PM
  1. Sit on the machine with your back flat on the pad.
  2. Take hold of the handles. Tip: Your upper arms should be positioned parallel to the floor; adjust the machine accordingly. This will be your starting position.
  3. Push the handles together slowly as you squeeze your chest in the middle. Breathe out during this part of the motion and hold the contraction for a second.
  4. Return back to the starting position slowly as you inhale ...
8-19-2016 10:49:33 PM
  1. Sit down on the Shoulder Press Machine and select the weight.
  2. Grab the handles to your sides as you keep the elbows bent and in line with your torso. This will be your starting position.
  3. Now lift the handles as you exhale and you extend the arms fully. At the top of the position make sure that you hold the contraction for a second.
  4. Lower the handles slowly back to the starting position as you ...
8-19-2016 10:47:36 PM
  1. Sit on the machine and place your toes on the lower portion of the platform provided with the heels extending off. Choose the toe positioning of your choice (forward, in, or out) as per the beginning of this chapter.
  2. Place your lower thighs under the lever pad, which will need to be adjusted according to the height of your thighs. Now place your hands on top of the lever pad in order to prevent it ...
8-19-2016 10:46:18 PM
  1. Adjust the machine lever to fit your height and sit on the machine with your back against the back support pad.
  2. Place the back of lower leg on top of padded lever (just a few inches under the calves) and secure the lap pad against your thighs, just above the knees. Then grasp the side handles on the machine as you point your toes straight (or you can also use any of the other two ...
8-19-2016 10:44:02 PM
  1. For this exercise you will need to use a leg extension machine. First choose your weight and sit on the machine with your legs under the pad (feet pointed forward) and the hands holding the side bars. This will be your starting position. Tip: You will need to adjust the pad so that it falls on top of your lower leg (just above your feet). Also, make sure that your legs form a 90-degree angle ...
8-19-2016 10:40:46 PM
  1. Lie face down and place the back of your ankles under pad. Make adjustments to the pad if necessary
  2. Position your knees just off the end of pad and grip the handles
  3. Keeping your hips in contact with the pad, slowly bend your knees until your ankles are close to your buttocks
  4. Slowly return the weight with to the starting position in one controlled movement
8-19-2016 10:38:45 PM
  1. Using a leg press machine, sit down on the machine and place your legs on the platform directly in front of you at a medium (shoulder width) foot stance. (Note: For the purposes of this discussion we will use the medium stance described above which targets overall development; however, you can choose any of the three stances described in the foot positioning section).
  2. Lower the safety bars holding the weighted platform in place and press ...
8-19-2016 10:05:45 PM
  1. Stand up straight with the barbell in your hands at arm's length. Keep your elbows close to the torso and rotate the palms of your hands until it is facing forward. This will be your starting position.
  2. Now, keeping the upper arms stationary, exhale and curl the weight while contracting the biceps. Continue to raise the weights until your biceps are fully contracted and the barbell is at shoulder level. Hold the contracted position for ...
8-19-2016 9:57:09 PM

Studies have shown that doing large compound movements, specifically squats, has a positive effect on weight loss and shaping your legs, completely. Squats work the entire lower body, specifically the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and the muscles that make up the calves.  The following describes how this exercise is done:

  1. Begin with the barbell supported on top of the traps. The chest should be up and the head facing forward. Adopt a hip-width stance with the ...
8-10-2016 11:29:53 AM

Like any other 'problem' area on your body, there are a few tried and true ways to tone or slim or build. In every blog, you will hear me repeat the four basic health improvement techniques, eat right, increase your level of activity and add proper (gender, metabolic and age-based) supplements. These three techniques will improve your chances of success.

Now to the question at hand. Toning your triceps can be quite easy if you ...

8-8-2016 7:40:22 AM

Researchers have long concluded that stress is a key contributor to long-term health anomalies. These conditions impact not only your quality of life, but also your quantity of life. It is important to identify those issues that cause stress and immediately address them because failing to do so will add physical components to mental challenges.

The long-term consequences of an anxiety-filled life reeks havoc on your body. Given the passage of time and the cumulative ...

8-7-2016 7:11:05 AM

The 7 Minute Workout is a training program that was tested during a study at the McMaster University. The results indicated that high-intensity training, 7-minutes in duration, is sufficient for:

- Burning fat more quickly
- Maximizing caloric consumption
- Training the muscles of the whole body
- Improving health by reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart attach and stroke

If you desire to skip the gyms and workout at home, this is one of the best ...

8-6-2016 10:38:39 AM

The obvious first answer is to reduce the sodium and bad fat in your diet. The second answer is to do more cardiovascular exercises (something that we will detail in future blogs/posts). Finally, one of the best exercises to reduce/eliminate cellulite is the flat leg curl machine. The following are instructions on how to use this equipment:

1. Lie face down and place the back of your ankles under pad. Make adjustments to the ...

8-5-2016 8:35:00 AM

It is important for us to understand that the investments we make are important. Time, money, energy, activity and other resources are of limited supply. Therefore, how we spend and what we spend these resources on will make a difference in the return and/or outcome that we will realize.

Letting those in our social network see the outward beauty and class that we convey is an important return on the money we spend to ...

8-4-2016 1:05:39 PM
Too often we consider 'health' to be a function  of the width of our abs or the shape of our back and arms or the contours of our hips and thighs. After passing a major age threshold, I've come to realize that what's most important is what's inside - the proper functioning of your internal organs. By no means am I implying that you should not attempt, as best you can, to look good on ...
8-3-2016 6:37:05 PM

People look for opportunity but don't realize that it is literally sitting right in front of them. When you go on a rant about not having a job or a business or money or good health or the mate of your dreams or you name it, you are face-to-face with opportunity. Opportunity is not hidden, but rests in the most obvious places, your friends' and your personal complaints. 

 In order to avail yourself to the ...

1-19-2012 6:20:05 AM

Youngsters living in the southeastern United States are the most likely to be overweight or obese, while those from the far West are most likely to be thin, according to a new study that found considerable variability in children's weight by state and region.

In 2007, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of childhood obesity (21.9 percent), while Oregon had the lowest (9.6 percent), according to an online report in the ...

1-19-2012 6:10:58 AM

By Laura Salahi (@larasalahiabc)

ABC News Medical Unit

June 23, 2010


Nearly 70 percent of adults over age 60 are overweight or obese, putting them at higher risk of diabetes and other diseases, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The study followed more than 4,000 men and women for 18 years and found that those who were overweight, measured by a body mass index (BMI) of 25-29, or obese, with a BMI of 30 ...

1-19-2012 6:07:27 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined the following:

The evidence is adequate to conclude that intensive behavioral therapy for obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2, is reasonable and necessary for the prevention or early detection of illness or disability and is appropriate for individuals entitled to benefits under Part A or enrolled under Part B and is recommended with a grade of A or B by the ...

11-18-2011 8:51:38 PM
By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — As Congress searches for ways to control health care costs, a new report provides a sizable target: obesity.

Americans who are 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight cost the country an estimated $147 billion in weight-related medical bills in 2008, double the amount a decade ago, according to a study by government scientists and the non-profit research group RTI International.