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Orangetheory Fitness to Celebrate Their Tenth Dallas-Fort Worth Location

Dallas, TX, April 30, 2015 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Today, Orangetheory Fitness-North Texas announced that the tenth location in DFW will open in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, TX in mid-May at the new Preston Hollow Village development. This high-intensity interval training fitness company opened its first North Texas “pilot” locations in April 2014 in Plano, followed by Frisco and Allen. Other locations in the area include Addison, Coppell, Colleyville, Preston-Frankford and Mesquite. Future locations will include studios in Castle Hills-Lewisville, McKinney, Southlake, Keller and more. The projected opening dates of these locations will be released in the near future.

Orangetheory Fitness is passionate about being involved in each of their communities by supporting other local businesses, non-profit organizations, school districts, and the Chambers of Commerce. Not only does this company bring a cutting-edge, technology driven, health-focused fitness program to these areas, it also provides employment to those within the community. Job-seekers will benefit from the employment opportunities that become available as Orangetheory Fitness continues expanding throughout North Texas.

About Orangetheory Fitness: Orangetheory Fitness, an energizing group interval fitness concept, is sweeping the nation! This one-of-a-kind workout is broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training in which certified trainers instruct the class using a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, SBT suspension training™ and free weights. With constant variation in workouts and motivation from our inspiring trainers, participants complete the class feeling energized and accomplished.

Orangetheory Fitness has been featured in The New York Times as an effective new plateau-busting workout in which participants can burn up to 900 calories in a 60-minute session. Backed by the science of post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), our heart-rate monitored training (OTBeat) is designed to help participants keep heart rates in a target “orange zone” that stimulates metabolism and increases energy in order to achieve noticeable, lasting results.

OTBeat is a heart rate monitoring program specifically designed for group training. Each participant wears a transmitter pod that displays their heart rate and percentage of max on a large monitor in the studio. Clients will know exactly what their heart rate is throughout the workout by simply glancing at the monitor. After each workout, participants are able to break down the results of their workout and visualize their progress.

The result is the Orange Effect – more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours after your workout.

Contact-Details: Xan Carr; Business Development Manager; 225-301-3863; xcarr@orangetheoryfitness.com


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Nutrit Meal Replacement To Start Crowdsource Campaign

We are pleased to announce that Nutrit Meal Replacement is starting a Crowdtilt Campaign for its initial production run.

On the heals of the successful campaign for Soylent, Nutrit promises a meal replacement product that has been totally reimagined. Nutrit provides a complete days nutrition while helping a person avoid processed ingredients, soy, wheat, dairy, GMOs, and Dairy. Nutrit is made up of organic proteins and fats, flavored with organic cocoa. Nutrit costs less than fast food, is easier to make than instant noodles, and tastes similar to chocolate milk.

Meal replacement as an idea is a sound one. In a fast paced society, its hard to avoid problem ingredients and at the same time get the nutrition one requires to stay healthy. Its all too easy, in a pinch, to reach for something in a vending machine or fall back on take out food. To date, meal replacement products and protein concoctions offer an unmeasured nutrient value, and mostly contain ingredients that can cause inflammation. Nutrit has solved those problems by being an easy mix powder, that offers an organic, non-GMO ingredient list that mirrors RDA requirements.

Nutrits Crowdtilt campaign is primarily being undertaken to provide funds to meet our vendors initial minimum order quantities. The merits of this product stand on there own, and we feel it is important to get it out there. Nutrit can help the average person avoid problem ingredients, and control calorie intake, all while getting more complete nutrition than is afforded by a standard diet.

Find out more at our site; www.nutritmr.com and get involved at:https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/nutrit.
Only with your help can we bring this truly novel product to market and the world.

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Paul Wolos

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Want Vibrant Wellness? Free talk by Encinitas physician December 4th

Dr. Diana Hoppe, Encinitas Ob/Gyn physician, is giving a free talk at the Kaila Beauty Bar and Med Spa in Encinitas on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

If living a vibrant life is on your to-do list, you’ll want to learn what this well-known physician has to say about your taking charge of maintaining good health. While we are living in a “toxic soup,” Dr. Hoppe, who is an integrative physician, believes that healthy aging is attainable.

Dr. Hoppe will talk about how to support the body’s ability to cleans toxins so cells can be nourished using positive thinking, exercise, healthy foods, and valuable supplements. Dr. Hoppe says, “It is my sincere desire to help individuals feel, live and perform their very best.”

A highly respected clinical researcher and popular public speaker, Dr. Hoppe earned her medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, where she also completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology.

Dr. Hoppe is a distinguished physician who has practiced integrative medicine in Encinitas since 1989. Among her many accomplishments, she wrote a book called “Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You,” writes a weekly newsletter and blog, spoke on the Dr. Oz Show, and San Diego Living Show (www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1NCazPmriI (Preview)). She is hosting a seminar with four other doctors called “Vibrantly You” on Jan. 18, 2014. Her website is www.DrDianaHoppe.com

Dr. Hoppe will discuss the hormonal aspects of stress and toxins, and why they make us sick, tired and fat. Focusing on how to de-toxify and help the body to reach optimal health and weight, she will suggest the use of simple core supplementation to support and nourish our inner environment so the body can start to heal itself.

As a physician who is known for wanting to empower her clients to take responsibility for their wellness, after a great deal of investigation, Dr. Hoppe decided to work with the company called Orenda International. Dr. Hoppe found that Orenda is a highly ethical company, endorsed by other reputable doctors. In her research, Dr. Hoppe found that Orenda International uses a paradigm shift called “Awaken, Cleanse and Feed” that supports healthful aging.

Having offered herself as a “guinea pig” to try the new Orenda “Clean Burn Shape” program for effective weight loss, Dr. Hoppe found she could actually shed—without difficulty–17 pounds that she previously failed to get rid of no matter how many different programs she tried to adhere to and found to be unsuccessful. “It is so rewarding to be able to slender down and wear clothes that have been too small for a number of years—especially with the added benefit of having more energy!”

Dr. Hoppe says, “We have the honor of having George Hall, one of the co-founding brothers of Orenda International, join us for the evening.” Hall will share his insights about how to maintain optimal health and will be available to answer questions about the products and the company. Dr. Hoppe adds, “George is not only full of information and positivity—but he makes difficult information easy to understand using his keen sense of humor to keep us entertained while learning.”

The public is cordially invited to attend this 90 minute talk to learn how stress and toxins can impact health and the aging process. Question and answers will follow. Learn how Dr. Hoppe addresses the toxic overload we are all being subjected to, no matter how pure we try to be.

The Orenda website is available for perusal. For those interested in learning about the products or the “People Lifting People” philosophy of the Orenda International company, see “Addressing the Host” and other videos at www.ThisIsOrenda.com/DrDianaHoppe

This talk is free and the general public is welcome. Doctors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and other health professionals who are interested in helping their clients improve their health, cleans their bodies and/or lose weight are specifically invited to attend. To inquire about Dr. Hoppe’s “Vibrantly You” January seminar or RSVP for this free talk call Dr. Hoppe’s office: (760) 635-5600. The location of the Dec. 4 event, the Kaila Beauty Bar and Med Spa, is 282 N El Camino Real Suite D, Encinitas CA 92024. The phone number is (760) 944-4206.

Orenda healthy chocolate, tasty shake, and high anti-oxidant aronia berry juice will be offered to sample at the Wednesday night talk.

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Medical Weight Loss in Atlanta

Medical weight loss in Atlanta seen to be more effective that conventional non-medical weight loss programs. If you are seriously overweight or having trouble losing weight through normal methods you should definitely consider medical weight loss. Medical weight loss is any sort of diet or regimen of weight loss that is supervised by a doctor.

Contrary to popular belief, medical weight loss does not always involve drugs or surgery. In many cases, a regimen of medical weight loss can take the place of drugs and surgical procedures. Therefore it is often cheaper, safer and more effective. In many cases, the physicians overseeing a medical weight loss program in Atlanta can prescribe alternatives to both drugs and surgery.

There are also some times when a medical weight loss program could be necessary. They include:

Persons who have not been able to lose weight through normal dieting and exercise.

  • Persons who are seriously overweight or have been told their weight threatens their health.
  • Persons with serious medical problems including diabetes.
  • Individuals who need to loose a lot of weight quickly.
  • Persons with a history of eating disorders such as anorexia
  • People with a history of mental illness or issues with addiction.
  • Persons who have medical restrictions on their diet

Anybody who has a serious health problem that they need regular medical care for should definitely consider medical weight loss in Atlanta instead of regular dieting. In many cases it will work for people who are incapable of normal diets.

Even many people who are in normal health can benefit from medical weight loss in Atlanta . A properly administered program can help a person loose weight without serious health problems. Persons who are severely overweight should definitely consider such a program. So should anybody who has medical restrictions on his or her diet or diseases related to hormones.

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New You Boot Camp Launch New Coastal Boot Camp

It is 2011 and time to shake off the January blues and shape up beside the seaside with the brand new Coastal Boot Camp, set on the stunning coast line of Cornwall and North Devon.

Fresh from the people behind New You Boot Camp – the most successful military style weight loss boot camp programme running in Europe – Coastal Boot Camp was developed due to customer demand for a boot camp that offers the same great results as the original programme but with more outdoor hiking and stunning motivational scenery.

The new Coastal Boot Camp programme also now includes additional extras of life coaching, nutrition and training one to ones, plus full access to an indoor swimming pool.

Coastal Boot Camp accommodation is set in 37 acres of unspoilt North Cornwall countryside with stunning panoramic views, comprising of a main Manor House and 3 converted and renovated traditional stone barns. Situated within a large private estate, beautiful beaches, coves and coastline are only a stone’s throw away and a plethora of magnificent woodland and coastal walks surround the camp, perfect for downtime in between rigorous military training to help participants relax and unwind.

As with all the New You Boot Camp programmes, a team of trained professional Military Physical Instructors have designed a robust military fitness course that puts everyone through their paces and targets those problem areas. However, Coastal Boot Camp not only pledges weight lose and a fabulous new figure but endeavours to leave everyone with a zest for the great outdoors, feeling invigorated and ready to take on the World!

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What is the Best Way to Lose Weight? – One of the Topics that Inspired eMedToday

eMedToday is a new series of web sites that will address many health care issues, the first being, “What is the best way to lose weight ?” The site will be supervised by Graham Player, PhD who holds a Doctoral Degree in Health Science.

Graham Player PhD is the author of many books and internationally recognized for his work including “Everybody’s Health-Time to Reap the Benefits of East and West” and “Disease and Diagnosis for the Acupuncturist”. The web sites will be authoritative web sites that will contain content specifically chosen to help those who need information and solutions.

Weight loss is a problem of astronomical proportions in the U.S. alone. Nearly 64% of Americans are overweight and 325,000 deaths each year are directly related to obesity. The problem does not just concern adults; children are being affected as well. All of this has led to a multi-billion dollar weight loss industry.

eMedToday contains a variety of weight loss tools, tips and books all designed to provide the best information on “What is the best way to lose weight ?” In addition, the website will provide users with natural weight loss methods that include healthy food and exercise.

eMedToday will be launching the first website on weight loss but in the coming months there will be a variety of health topics in many areas including skin problems, heart problems, allergies, Alzheimer, diabetes and cancer.

eMedToday will be a trusted authority in the weight loss and other areas where people can access useful information.

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The Exercise Myths

There are still many popular misconceptions about how to lose weight or tone up stomachs, bottoms and thighs – with exercise routines left over from the days of ‘go for the burn’ aerobics and Jane Fonda-style videos.

Sit-ups have traditionally been thought of the best way to tone stomach muscles – but this might not be the case. Firstly, lots of sit-ups or crunches alone won’t tone a flabby belly – you need to combine any exercise with other exercises as well as eating a balanced diet. Sit-ups also target the most superficial ‘six-pack’ core muscles, but too many of these will cause the tummy to bulge out, leading to a pot belly.

Those trying to lose weight often believe that exercising for longer periods of time will lead to increased weight loss. But exercising hard for a long time will produce excessive amounts of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, which begin to break down muscle tissue.

High-intensity exercise is good for heart health, but not effective for fat loss. Studies have shown the best way to burn fat is by carrying out moderate to light-intensity exercise, such as a brisk walk.

Those who are finding it hard to shift stubborn fat, should come for a consultation with an expert surgeon at The Hospital Group.

The Hospital Group offer a range of cosmetic procedures to help people achieve the perfect body, including tummy tucks and liposuction, as well as weight loss surgery, including gastric bypasses, balloons and bands.

David Ross, Chief executive of The Hospital Group, which has 19 clinics across the UK said: “People who come for a consultation have often been trying to beat the bulge through various diets and exercise regimes for years, but many do not have access to knowledge to make a lasting difference.

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Overweight Struggle With Weight Loss Because Of Heightened Sense Of Smell

New research has found that some overweight people have a greater sense of smell for food which may cause them to struggle with diets and weight loss.

Carried out by the University of Portsmouth , the study found that those who were overweight, or had a high BMI, had a far heightened sense of smell for food compared with slim people.

Volunteers took part in the study where they were asked to join in with a series of mini experiments that tested their smelling ability.

The results revealed that most people are better at detecting food odours just after they had eaten rather than when they were hungry with experts citing this as one of the reasons many people continue eating long after they are full up.

Scientists believe this new research could help explain why some people struggle to stay slim or stick to a strict diet.

Lead researcher Dr Stafford, said: “It could be speculated that for those with a propensity to gain weight, their higher sense of smell for food related odours might actually play a more active role in food intake.

“Hopefully this research will stimulate more work in this area with the potential to help those who struggle with their weight and those who treat people with weight problems.”

Those who are worried about being overweight should book a consultation with an expert bariatric surgeon at The Hospital Group.

The Hospital Group is the UK ‘s biggest provider of weight loss surgery, including gastric bands, gastric bypasses and gastric balloons.

David Ross, Chief Executive of The Hospital Group said: “Many overweight people struggle with their food intake and often find themselves in a vicious cycle of over eating.

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Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose – The Handy Advice Manuals For Women To Use Every Day

Introducing a three-volume set of books about how to use psychology for weight-loss success. Together, the three volumes give women the help they need with the whole process of losing weight: how to START, how to STICK TO IT, how to KEEP IT OFF.

Dr. Kenneth Schwarz is a psychologist practicing in Connecticut, where he is on the allied health staff at Sharon Hospital. Julie North Schwarz is a writer in the field of women’s weight issues.

Also by the authors: Breaking Up With Food: Maria’s Last Diet, and Diet Tuffy: The Online System for Diet Mastery. They publish the Daily Blog at MariasLastDiet.com.

Product Details
Titles: Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose
Volume 1. Psych Yourself to START
Volume 2. Psych Yourself to STICK TO IT
Volume 3. Psych Yourself to KEEP IT OFF
Release date: December 30, 2010
In paperback and multi-format e-book
Publisher: Symmetry Press LLC
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Apple, other online retailers, and at nearby bookstores.

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Study Reveals Significant Correlation Between Metabolism And Everyday Breathing

According to a recent study released today, individuals with breathing problems, risk of asthma, and their prevalence in individuals whose weight exceeds healthy levels, is on-average 50 percent higher than those maintaining a healthy weight. The study, conducted in collaboration with The Laboratory of the Functional Reserves of the Human Body, Institute of Physiology of the Russian Science Academy, and Innovative Technologies Dept. and commissioned by BreathSlim, Inc., showed that respiration training had a significant impact on metabolism and an individuals ability to lose weight.

The results of the study, particularly those illustrating positive impact to Body Mass Index (BMI), corroborate BreathSlim’s decision to announce the launch of the new BreathSlim a weight loss system designed to modify the body’s traditional breathing cycle, expanding capacity through resistance training. Researchers observed that the average person utilizes 20 percent of oxygen upon inhalation. Training the respiratory system to increase oxygen absorption capacity through adaption of the body’s anti-hypoxia mechanisms, which include metabolism, ultimately contribute to increased weight loss.

“It’s never been easier to achieve a healthy lifestyle through reducing and maintaining a healthy weight. As our most recent study reveals the previously uncorrelated link between weight loss and everyday breathing is actually quite significant,” said Albert Shumoff, chief operating officer and global vice-president. “Moreover, BreathSlim is quick to implement and provides individuals with the methodology and lifestyle changes available today to improve their health and quality of life.”

Survey Key Findings
• 4 percent increase in oxygen absorption
• 3-5 percent improvement in BMI and 4.4-5.1 percent improvement in body fat

Survey Methodology
The study was conducted using volunteers in a three-phase breathing experiment utilizing the original form of equipment. The first phase used breathing through the nose, the second phase used pauses after inhalation, and the third phase used exhalation through the mouth with resistance. Each phase utilized varying combinations of time elapsed pre/post breathing cycle as well as water resistance. Observations were performed with subjects at a state of rest and collected in real-time, post one-month use, and post three-months. Observation methods used include anthropometry (e.g. measurements of height, weight, % of body fat, body mass index, control of blood pressure, heart rate) and spirography gas analyzer Oxyon-Pro Jaeger (e.g. breath volume, speed characteristics of breath, total gas analysis).

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Dieting Gets a Makeover

It is time to shine a light on what makes the difference for successful dieting. It is not the diet that matters most. What really counts is paying attention to the psychological side of things.

The new look of dieting is painted into a novel of passionate weight loss called Breaking Up With Food: Maria’s Last Diet. The authors, Julie North Schwarz and Kenneth Schwarz PhD are also the creators of the women’s website, MariasLastDiet.com. The website is a wealth of information about the psychological issues that all too often stand in the way of weight loss.

Breaking Up With Food is a self-help book that pulls the reader deep into a psychological milieu. Maria’s weight-loss journey is a story of suspense, mystery, daring, and victory. It begins with an unintended look in the mirror, and ends in triumph when Maria reaches her goal weight at last.

Breaking Up With Food is fiction, but there’s a real story behind it. It’s a story for any woman who has trouble dieting. It’s for those who can’t stay on a diet; it’s for those who stay on but at some point gain it all back. It’s for those who keep trying and failing; it’s for those who keep dreaming about losing weight; it’s for those who have given up the dream and want it back.

Dr. Schwarz, a psychologist and psychoanalyst, puts it this way: “ This book is meant to inspire and encourage every woman who is still struggling with her weight. It is not, by any means, a rigid set of rules. Instead, reading the book is an uplifting experience. It’s like when you pick a flower, you don’t need to stop and think, this is the stamen, these are the petals, this is the reaction with the sun that makes it this color—no. You pick the flower, it’s beautiful, it gets inside of you, it makes a difference in your life. That’s what Maria’s story is like.”

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LighterLife Reveals Secret To Taking Years Off Looks And Feeling 20 Something Forever

LighterLife has announced that it holds the secret to taking years off a person’s looks, adding years to their life and how to feel 20 something for the rest of their days, and with the launch of the BMI4Life campaign it plans to let others in on the secret too.

LighterLife Reveals Secret To Taking Years Off Looks And Feeling 20 Something Forever

The secret to not only looking younger and being healthy inside and out, amounts to three simple little words: Body Mass Index (BMI). Obesity reduces life expectancy on average by 11 years and is responsible for 9,000 premature deaths a year*, making reaching and maintaining a healthy BMI the key to living a long, healthy and vibrant life.

Maintaining a healthy BMI means that a 40 year old can look more youthful, feel like they’re in their twenties and have more energy to do all the things they love – whether that’s running around with the kids, spending more quality time with friends or just giving that special someone a little more attention.

75% of people don’t realise what a healthy BMI is and a shocking 1.7million people are unaware that they have an unhealthy and potentially dangerous BMI.

Dr David Haslam, Chairman of The National Obesity Forum commented: “I see it with my overweight patients all the time: reducing BMI to a healthy level can lead to rapid health and social benefits. Even dropping it by one or two points can literally add years to your life and in some circumstances can actually lead to you feeling younger than your age. More importantly though, it takes pressure off your body’s organs and helps the body to function as it should again.”

LighterLife’s BMI4Life campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of reaching and maintaining a healthy BMI between 18.5 and 24.9. The campaign which runs until the 23rd May is supported by The Stroke Association as obesity is a key risk factor in strokes, the second biggest killer in the UK.

As part of the campaign, LighterLife is encouraging people to visit the BMI4Life campaign and post a message of support. For every message posted LighterLife will donate £1 to The Stroke Association.

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New You Boot Camp Launches Mid Week And Weekend Fitness Breaks

A-listers have been privy to the New You Boot Camp secret for a while, and now with the launch of New You Boot Camps –MID WEEK AND WEEKEND BREAKS, we can all join the elite to kick start our fitness and weight loss even if we have limited time and budget!

Join the likes of Hillary Swank, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Streisand, Renee Zellweger, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cindy Crawford, Cat Deeley, Patsy Kensit and even curvy Catherine Zeta-Jones who are rumored to have enrolled in Boot Camp’s to get that A-list body.

New You Boot Camp have at last launched the long awaited mid week and weekend booster breaks. We are offering a 2 night mid week break and a 3 night break which is over the weekend to fit in with your busy schedules. Both breaks are open to ladies and gentlemen so why not bring your partner along too!

The Booster Boot Camp have been especially formulated for those looking for a kick start into fitness and a healthier lifestyle, and for anyone who is beginning a new journey to discover the,“New You”.

You will experience a taster of our famous globally recognised, week long, residential boot camps. Perfect for boot campers that can’t find time in their schedules but still would like the challenge of New You Boot Camp. The boosters are also perfect for returning clients who need a further helping hand to keep them on track to their healthier lifestyle.

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LetsGoWorkout.com Offers First-of-its-kind, Live, Online, Cardio Workout

To help people of all fitness levels stay motivated and on-track to meet their weight loss and wellness goals, the first and only live, online cardio workout website has been developed. LetsGoWorkout.com features daily live workouts that can be easily accessed through the internet. All workouts are cardio-based and can be customized to accommodate varying fitness levels from beginner to advanced.

LetsGoWorkout.com Offers First-of-its-kind, Live, Online, Cardio Workout

“For less than half the cost of a traditional gym membership, we have created an online community of members working to improve their health and fitness,” said Dave Paccassi, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and Founder of LetsGoWorkout.com. “Our goal is to help people simplify their approach to a healthy life style through entertaining, motivational live workouts.”

The live daily workouts are based on the Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale. This 1 to 10 scale is based on how hard someone feels they are working out. Depending on the cardio equipment being used, such as a bike, treadmill or elliptical machine, participants can increase or decrease their RPE level by adjusting the speed, resistance, or incline of their workout.

Not only are the workouts fun and entertaining, but the website also provides a variety of resources for members including archived workouts, over 120 unique workouts, a forum for fitness and weight loss discussion and the ability to workout in the privacy of their own home.

To join, participants can go to www.letsgoworkout.com and click on the “Get Started” button at the bottom of the page. Live workouts are conducted Monday and Wednesday 4:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., Friday 6 a.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. EST. The previous weeks recorded workouts can also be accessed in the archive section of the website. The participants only need a computer, a high-speed Internet connection and a piece of exercise equipment (treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical, or anything that can give you a great cardio workout).

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LighterLife Podcast Presents Carole Malone Talking About Her Weight Loss Journey

Carole Malone, celebrity and News of the World journalist, has spoken out about her LighterLife weight loss journey on Inside LighterLife the company’s monthly podcast. Thousands of people across the country will listen to Carole’s story of how she dropped three dress sizes in three months. She tells how Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen inspired her to join LighterLife after seeing her on GMTV and how easy she found LighterLife Total.

Carole began LighterLife Total in October 2009 and admits going to her counsellor Jill Bonney with the ‘wrong attitude’. She said she was grumpy at her first LighterLife session and realised by the fourth day of Total that food had control over her. She met up with Jill and recognised that she wasn’t the only one feeling that way, everyone in the group was in the same boat.

Carole said: “I was desperate having tried and failed every diet over the past 25 years. I needed something radical, I was out of control. I also wasn’t prepared to take a whole year losing three stone on another weight loss programme. When I got on the scales after the first week I lost a whole dress size – the immediate results were motivating and also seeing everyone else in the group lose weight kept me going.”

One person Carole immediately bonded with was Elisabeth Piner who started LighterLife Total at the same time as her and also lost the same amount of weight too. They have remained firm friends and meet up outside of the group for a coffee and catch up. Elisabeth has a dress hire business based in Kingston called ‘Having a Ball Dress Hire’ where they can both now enjoy trying on size 12 dresses.

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Research: Facebook Users Are Hiding The Fat Facts

According to new research by LighterLife, millions of Brits* are unwilling to upload their photos to Facebook because they’re so embarrassed by the way they look.

Research: Facebook Users Are Hiding The Fat Facts

45% of women surveyed said they would never put ‘fat’ photos online, while 14% of women un-tag themselves in every single photo of them that appears on Facebook. One in ten women admitted to feeling sick when they saw their picture on Facebook and in extreme circumstances 13% avoid being photographed altogether just in case the photos end up on the social networking site.

Sue Dover, Sales and Marketing Director at LighterLife, which carried out the study, said: ”It’s such a shame that people are not choosing to share their Facebook photos, and in extreme circumstances pretending to look like someone they’re not. It’s indicative of the pressure placed on people, particularly young women, in our society to look a certain way that is causing this to happen.”

Faith Johns, a self-confessed de-tagger said, “I often use older photos from when I was a lot slimmer. If I do put up recent pictures then I’ll be careful only to show my face so it’s harder to see my actual size. Being tagged and seeing how big I am has contributed towards me feeling very low about my weight.”

10% of the 2,000 people surveyed by OnePoll admitted putting out-of-date photos online so people think they look as good as they did when they were younger. Interestingly it appears men are more reluctant to give up the past than women. 10% of men were unwilling to put up recent pictures as they were afraid of what old colleagues and friends would say about how much they had changed, in comparison with 6% of women.

One in ten admitted to using a photo of someone else on their social networking profile, like their dog, an avatar or cartoon drawing, to avoid old friends and work mates seeing the ‘real’ them. Whilst one in twenty even admitted to uploading pictures of a better-looking person, like a more attractive friend, to get more attention from the opposite sex.

But it’s not all bad, as 18% only put recent pictures of themselves online to show old friends and work colleagues how much they have changed. And 13% use Facebook to show people how successful their weight loss has been.

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Does Acai Berry Helps In Weight Loss?

Acai Berry is said to be a great weight loss product. A website reveals the truth by a detailed analysis of all aspects to come out with a verdict.

The effectiveness of weight loss pills is always debated. It is true that some weight loss pills help in losing pounds keep it off and improve overall energy. One should not get into something before doing some research. Obviously companies selling products will always says good about their product. Weightlossnpills.com did a comparison of some of top diet pills in market considering a range of important parameters.

The parameters for comparison included Company reputation, Product price, Side effects, Ingredients used, Support, Long term benefits, Weight loss power, Money back guarantee, Re-order rates, Shipping and Positive User reviews. These are very carefully selected parameters which provide a common ground for comparing products f r o m different manufacturer each of which had their own claims.

There are many products, says director of website. C9Acai is a super concentrated extract of the Acai berry, and the only supplement to offer 1200mg of this extract per serving. The Acai berry promotes weight loss by many different methods, reducing fat through a multi-pronged attack. Acai berry is also a great appetite suppressant. There are no any side effects even if you take C9Acai for long time. It can be used as weight loss medicine for both, men and women.

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LighterLife Relaunches Magazine In A New Smaller Handbag Size

LighterLife has relaunched its LighterLife magazine with a new look and improved content to offer readers added inspiration and understanding of just what LighterLife offers. The new feel and design of the magazine has been created with the help of publishing house, Specialist Publications.

The re-launch sees the weight loss magazine take on a new, clean direction. The size of the publication has moved from A4 to a smaller handbag size, making it more user friendly. The magazine also features more LighterLife clients than ever before, whether it’s at the beginning, middle or end of their weight-loss journey. Niki Webb, Specialist CEO said, “The relaunch gave us an opportunity to refresh the magazine from a photographic, design and content perspective. The new magazine is stylish and confident. The team at Specialist are very passionate about the LighterLife brand. The fact that thousands of people have battled obesity and are now managing their weight after following LighterLife is truly inspirational and something worth shouting about.”

The LighterLife magazine is now available exclusively through on-line subscriptions or via LighterLife counsellors and the new format sees the publication become available on a quarterly basis.

The decision to remove the magazine from the news stand provided the opportunity to make the magazine more specific to the LighterLife clients, whilst more care has been taken over the wording and language used, ensuring new clients and other audiences who might read the magazine will not be alienated but engaged in the content, and have an understanding of LighterLife.

Heather Butcher, LighterLife PR & Communications Manager commented “The new magazine will include further in-depth articles about our clients really exploring why they put on weight and how they found their individual LighterLife Journey. In the past the magazine concentrated on fantastic weight-loss to enable it to jump off the retailer’s shelves and into shopping baskets.”

The new look issue is on sale from 22nd March and features a wide spectrum of weight-loss stories, tips and advice on dealing with difficult situations that may arise while losing weight, along with information that may be useful to family members who want a better understanding of LighterLife. For potential clients these features and stories are design to prompt and answer any questions people may have before embarking on LighterLife Total or LighterLife Lite.

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Weight Loss – A Healthier Lifestyle from Healthsurvey.org

Through healthsurvey.org learn the fundamentals of weight loss, through our dedicated programs of weight reduction. Obese and over weight individuals face numerous problems in life, which can be combated with knowledge of weight loss decreasing methods, in a healthy way. Contrary to common belief, the real causes of obesity include bad nutrition, stress, emotional issues and hormonal imbalance and of course lack of mobility. Obesity contributes to the risk of diabetes, paralysis, possible cardiac arrest and other fatal complications.

Weight Loss – A Healthier Lifestyle from Healthsurvey.org

Despite all the attention this particular topic receives, obesity rates keep escalating due to fast food, unhealthy ready to make meals, fizzy drinks combined with reluctance to exercise. If an individual is serious about losing weight, this way of life has got to change. Making extreme changes by sudden diets and over exertion through rigorous exercise regimes is not the solution. Weight loss requires a change in diet paired with increased activity.

Cut back on calories by finding alternatives to your regular diet. Instead of frying, food can be cooked by grilling, boiling or steaming. Make sure you use a vegetable oil like olive, soya bean or canola. Increase the amount of vegetables and fruits, high in vitamins, in your healthy diet. Try leaner less fatty meat options like chicken, sea food and turkey. Lentils and beans are an excellent source of protein. Replace regular bread with brown or whole wheat. Eat less fast foods and packet foods, opting rather for healthier snacks like granola bars or nuts and dry fruit. Go easy on dessert, remember moderation is the key.

Say no to fizzy drinks, canned or bottled juices and energy drinks. Instead fresh fruit juices will provide healthier levels of glucose which are stored after hours (though the energy from fruit juices is usually used up before that occurs), unlike sugary juices which store in the body after 20-30 minutes of consumption. Drink lots of water to ensure the body receives an adequate amount of fluids, 16 glasses a day will do fine. Find weight loss centers in your city.

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New You Boot Camp Helps You Beat The Blues On ‘Blue Monday’

New You Boot Camp, Europe’s No1 weight loss and fitness Boot Camp have come up with five simple tips which guarantee to make you feel better on the day, plus some blues-busting exercises which you can do from the comfort of your own home!

New You Boot Camp Co-founder Jacqui Cleaver, says: “Exercising raises the levels of mood-enhancing neurotransmitters in the brain, boost feel-good endorphins, release muscle tension, help you sleep better and reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Follow our tips to make you smile and our blues-busting desk exercises to beat the gloom on January 25th”.


1. Bite a finger gently and raise the corners of your mouth – this will trick your brain that it is smiling and it will release happy endorphins.

1. Try comedy skipping – commit to skipping to places when you are out of sight (high heels not recommended…) – think Phoebe in Friends!

2. Get moving – even walking up the tube or work escalator at a faster pace will expel extra energy, which if not used turns to negative energy.

3. Make January 25th a Saturday night – take extra time getting ready in the morning and make it a glamorous day.

4. Visualise where you want to be. Once that picture is embedded there, your subconscious mind begins working to make that picture a reality. It’s much easier to achieve your goals with your subconscious mind on your side.

Let’s face it – hanging out in the living room has never done fitness levels any favours. But since in a recession gym membership is often the first thing to go, the living room is where many of us have been spending time lately – with the gyms coming to us so here are 5 exercises you can do at home in the comfort of your front room!

New You Boot Camp’s website, listing full information, price lists and dates of upcoming camps is http://www.newyoubootcamp.com/.

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