How to Prevent Weight and Fat Gain when Exercise Decreases or Stops

Exercising consistently is critical for long-term health and fitness, but what happens when you stop exercising. This article explains how to minimize the weight and fat gain or muscle loss that typically accompanies decreases in activity.

     Exercising consistently is well known as one of the best ways to prevent unwanted weight gain, but what do you do if you have to take time off from exercise or your everyday level of activity decreases? When this happens, many people end up gaining weight, but there are some things you can do to prevent or minimize this unwanted weight gain. 

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Tips to Prevent Overeating: General Strategies

Overeating is one of the biggest reasons why people gain weight and have trouble losing fat, so preventing overeating is a key to long-term health and fitness success. This post discusses general tips to help prevent overeating in any situation.

     Overeating is one of the greatest obstacles for people wanting to lose fat, get in shape, and improve their health. Eating too much can make it almost impossible to achieve your health and fitness goals, because any time you consume more calories than you burn, your body will be forced to store more fat. This will happen regardless of how healthy you eat, so it is important to avoid overeating as much as possible.

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Eating Healthy vs. Eating Less Unhealthy

Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially when marketers often try to blur the line between a food being healthy or simply less unhealthy than other options. This post looks at foods that are designed to be healthier versions of other products and explains why they are usually not as good as they initially sound.

     Everyone wants to have a healthy, well functioning body and one of the primary keys to achieving optimal health is healthy eating. However, eating right can be a challenge, especially when so many foods are heavily processed or have added ingredients that are very unhealthy. Another big problem is the way marketers make products sound healthier than they actually are and try to make people content with eating less unhealthy, instead of actually eating healthy.

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Lower Body Posture: Three Simple tips to Improve Muscle and Joint Health

Having good posture is incredibly important for maintaining a healthy and pain free body, but it is often neglected, which causes problems in the future. This post explains three simple tips to improve lower body posture and keep you feeling good for years to come.

     Having good posture is definitely important if you want a healthy and well-functioning body. However, even though people know it is important, people rarely think about posture while performing everyday activities. It is usually not until postural related pain or discomfort occurs that people consciously make an effort to think about their posture. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can start doing today to improve your posture and help prevent muscle and joint problems down the road. This post focuses specifically on tips to improve lower body posture.

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Balance and Stability: Functions and Misconceptions

The way the human body feels and functions is determined by numerous factors, including nutrition, flexibility, strength, and endurance. While these are often addressed in health and fitness programs, balance and stability are two issues that rarely get enough attention. This post explains why balance and stability are important and provides examples of how they impact everyday activities.

     Balance and stability are two of the attributes that determine your overall level of fitness, but they are rarely given the attention they deserve in a typical training program. One reason is because most people do not appreciate their importance, at least not until they get older and their health and fitness naturally starts to decline. Another problem is the concepts and functions of balance and stability are often misunderstood and training to improve those attributes is rarely explained or even discussed by most media sources. As a result, balance and stability often go unaddressed, which can cause problems later in life.

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Which Organic Foods are Worth the Extra Cost?

Organic foods are continually increasing in popularity, but they can still cost significantly more than regular foods. This post takes a look at different food products to see which ones are worth paying extra to buy organic.

     Organic foods are becoming increasingly more popular and there are a number of reasons why. Organic products are usually more natural, contain fewer unhealthy substances, and they can even have more taste than their non-organic counterparts. Of course, there is a down side to all this, which is that they cost more than regular foods. The price of food is certainly an important consideration, especially in the current economy, so the question many people have is, which organic foods are worth the extra cost?

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Are Organic Foods Better than Non-Organic Foods?

Organic products are becoming more popular all the time, but many people still argue about whether or not organic foods are really better than other foods. This post takes a closer look at the issue by discussing the differences between organic and non-organic foods, as well as the implications for your health.

     Not too long ago, if you wanted to find a decent selection of organic products, you had to go to a specialty health food store. Now you can find organic produce, meats, dairy products and more at almost any grocery store. There is no question that organic foods have increased in popularity in recent years, but many people still have questions about organic products. Perhaps the most common question is, are organic foods really better than non-organic foods?

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