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Author: Vincent Zito

Selecting a Weight Loss Program*

* Article taken from for informative purpose. Check It Out: Before You Sign Up for Any Weight Loss Program Some people lose weight on their own; others like the support of a structured program. Overweight people who are successful at losing weight, and keeping it off, can reduce their risk factors for heart disease. If you decide to join any kind of weight-control program, here are some questions to ask before you join. Does the program provide counseling to help you change your eating activity and personal habits? The program should teach you how to change permanently those...

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About Fitness… Pilates (part 2)

Read also “About Fitness… Pilates – part 1“ Principles The Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning (1980) is the first modern book on Pilates and it outlines six “principles of Pilates”. These have been widely adopted—and adapted—by the wider community. The original six principles were concentration, control, center, flow, precision, and breathing. 1. Concentration Pilates demands intense focus: “You have to concentrate on what you’re doing all the time. And you must concentrate on your entire body for smooth movements.” This is not easy, but in Pilates the way that exercises are done is more important than the...

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Food Shopping Tips*

* Article taken from for informative purpose. Food Shopping Tips Buying healthy foods for your family is easier when you know what types of food to shop for in the store. Take a shopping list with you to stay on track. Look at the Nutrition Facts label to find healthy choices. Once you know how to use the Nutrition Facts label, be sure to read them as you shop. Look at the serving size and servings per container of the foods you may buy. Compare the total calories in similar products and choose the lowest calorie items. Why...

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About Fitness… Pilates (part 1)

Pilates Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by the Greek German-born Joseph Pilates. Unlike many types of gymnastics, Pilates strictly follows principles based on a precise philosophical and theoretical basis. It isn’t just a simple set of exercises, but a true method that has been developed and perfected in over sixty years of practice and observation. The versatility of the technique has allowed its use in rehabilitation. Description Joseph Pilates presents his method as the art of controlled movements which, if practiced with consistency, improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance...

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Physical activity guidelines for older adults – Part 2*

*Article Content taken from for informational purposes. Read also “Physical activity guidelines for older adults – Part 1“ Physical activity guidelines for older adults – Part 2 Moderate-intensity activity will raise your heart rate and make you breathe faster and feel warmer. One way to tell if you’re exercising at a moderate intensity is if you can still talk but you can’t sing the words to a song. Daily chores such as shopping, cooking or housework don’t count towards your 150 minutes because the effort isn’t hard enough to raise your heart rate, but they are important nonetheless as they break up periods of...

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