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Health Tracker now available!

One of the best tips for weight loss is to keep track of what you eat -- the good and the bad. It offers you accountability and it's also a checklist to make sure your body is getting what it needs in terms of fruits and veggies, water and whole grains. There are lots of way to track your meals every day. One option is the free Lighten UP SGV tracker that can be downloaded here. HEALTHY TOOLS

Handling the Food Addiction

Can food be just as addicting as alcohol? Scott "Q" Marcus believes so.

Read his blog post

Is your diet on this list?

U.S. News & World Report just released its list of "Best Diets". Number one overall diet was the government-endorsed Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), while Weight Watchers also ranked near the top.

Top-Rated Diets

Getting step at a time

- 1 mile = 2,000 - 2,500 steps

- The average step length for an adult is 2.5 feet

- Most adults walk 2-4 miles per hour.

- Most adults walk about about 750 - 1,500 steps in 10 minutes

- One city block is about 200 steps.

- 10,000 steps is 4 - 5 miles.

- One flight of stairs averages 10 steps.

- The width of walking 10 extra parking spaces-50 steps.

- Average distance, round trip, from a couch to a TV-8 steps.

- Most school tracks are 1/4 mile = 500-625 steps.


Food & Nutrition

Diet Mistakes That Steal Your Energy
Quick and Healthful Lunches
Craving Sugar
Delicious Ways to Sneak Fiber Into Your Child's Diet
Diabetes: Cooking Tips
Diet and Headaches
Diet and Hypertension
Diet and Menopause
Eating Healthy in a Hurry
Eating to Ward Off Heart Disease
Eating Well ala Italiana
Food and Mood
Food and Pain
Food Rx: Eating Right to Stay Healthy
Healthy Eating on a Budget
Heart-Healthy Cooking with Recipe Substitutions
How Diet and Exercise Affect Your Risk for Different Cancers
Kids, Soda, and Obesity
Picky Eaters
Quick & Healthy Eating Tips
Quick and Healthful Breakfasts
Quick and Healthful Breakfasts for Kids
Quick and Healthful Dinners
Quick and Healthful Dinners for Kids
Quick and Healthful Lunches for Kids
Quick and Healthful Snacks for Kids
Quiz: Can You Find The Hidden Fats?
Quiz: Do You Know Your Mexican Food?
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Carbs?
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Portion Size?
Sports Drinks
Stress and Weight Gain
Vegetarian Diets for Kids

Weight Management

'The Solution' to Weight Loss: (Part 1)
Arthritis and Your Weight
Body Image
Body Mass Index
Childhood Obesity: Guidelines for Families
Downsize This! The Fun of Smaller Portions
Fast Food Pitfalls
Fit and Fat
How I Finally Lost Weight
Obesity and Heart Disease
Obesity: It's Not Just for Mid-Life Anymore
Overweight Kids
Salsa Madness!
Smoking and Weight Gain
The Dangers of Deep Belly Fat
Walking Off the Weight
Weight and Arthritis
Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Weight Lifting to Lose Weight
Weight Loss for Children: A Family Affair
Weight Loss: Eight Keys to Success
What's Wrong With the American Diet?
Why Is There an Obesity Epidemic?

Exercise & Fitness

Abdominal Machines
Addicted to Exercise
Arthritis and Exercise
Bicycling for Fitness
Cardio Kickboxing
Couch Potato Exercise
Diabetes: The Exercise Prescription
Elliptical Trainers
Finding the Right Athletic Shoe
Finding the Right Walking Shoes
Home Gym on a Budget
How to Choose Running Shoes
Hypertension and Exercise
Is There a Marathon in Your Future?
Jogging Past 40
Lowering Cancer Risk Through Diet and Exercise
Quiz: Do You Know How to Walk Your Way to Fitness?
Running: How to Get Started
Seniors and Exercise
Shin Splints
Stair Climbers
Stationary Bikes
Staying Motivated
Strains and Sprains
Stress Test
Stretching and Arthritis
Sweating Away Stress
Swimming for Fitness
Target Heart Rate and Exercise
The Sedentary Bunch
Walking Off the Weight
Weight Training 101

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