Weight Loss

Striiv Pedometer goes High-Tech with Fitness Coaching

Striiv Fitness Trainer

(Best Syndication News) - For those people that are striving to be fit and slender for 2012, the new Striiv pedometer might be a fun way to stay motivated. The Striiv pedometer has incorporated even more tools to motivate users to walk 60 minutes a day.
The pedometer idea has been a common method promoted for individuals to walk and get fit. Doctors recommend 30 minutes of exercise or walking each day. The pedometer goal is to get 5,000 steps a day to keep people moving. Most pedometers just track footsteps and that is all. The Striiv has worked on incorporating an interactive tool for motivating the user.

There is a special way Stiiv helps to motivate walkers; The company will donate to charitable causes depending on how much time you have walked. They are donating money from sponsors to supply clean water in South America, give out polio vaccines in India, and saving the rain forest. It does not cost you anything for your walking efforts to donated to the cause of your choice; however you do have to walk and then connect the Striiv to a PC to participate in the program. Other than that, a PC computer is not required for using the Striiv.

Free Calorie Counter and Exercise Tracking Tool launched by the USDA

screenshot of USDA's SuperTracker website

(Best Syndication News) - There are many free calorie counters available online. However, many of these free online dieting programs often come with tons of advertisements. The USDA launched a new diet-tracking program online at their ChooseMyPlate.gov website. Is it worth a try?

It sure is, but like anything new it make take some time to get used to. This program is called SuperTracker. What is cool about it is how the integration of food lookup and charting works. I have used quite a few nutrition tracking software programs, some paid, some free. So far, I like the SuperTracker.

Gluten Free Diet Weight Loss benefits debated on ‘The Doctor Oz Show’

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(Best Syndication News) - Doctor Oz debated the gluten free diet myth promising weight loss on his television show today. Gluten, a protein, is being promoted for weight loss, but Doctor Oz thinks that it could be causing some people to gain weight. The doctor invited Mark Hyman MD and Samantha Cassidy, a registered dietitian, on the TV show to share about how a person can gain weight on a gluten free diet.

There are around 97 percent of people that are sensitive to gluten and do not even know it. Gluten is found in breads and many grains. Some people can benefit from a gluten free diet.

Overweight Elderly had shorter Life Expectancy

Weigh-in bathroom scale - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - A Loma Linda University study found that elderly people who had a higher body mass index (BMI) had a decreased life expectancy. Men older than 75 years of age, with a BMI higher than 22.3, had a reduced life expectancy by 3.7 years. Women over 75 years of age, with a BMI of 27.4 or higher had a life expectancy reduction of 2.1 years. The Adventist Health Studies' research was published in the American Geriatrics Society journal.

Lead author, Pramil N. Singh, DrPH, who is an associate professor in the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University, suggested that previous research only involved a single baseline measurement of weight, and surveyed mortality rates less than 19 years. Dr. Singh said that they had 29 years worth of follow-up data with a cohort to help measure mortality. The data included several body measurements for weight.

Best Shortcuts to Lose Weight discussed on The Dr Oz Show

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(Best Syndication News) - Doctor Oz shared a collection of shortcuts during his TV show today. The first segment on ‘The Dr. Oz’ discussed the best shortcuts to lose weight. The dieting tips are simple. Each suggestion may shave off a few pounds in a year. If all the shortcuts were applied, it might be possible to lose up to 55 pounds in a year.

Doctor Oz explained that around 45 million people in the United States are starting a diet and exercise plan. Of those dieters, over 40 percent of them cannot stick to the program. Around 95 percent will gain the weight back. Doctor Oz said that stress from all different aspects of life makes weight loss challenging. Here are the shortcuts that Doctor Oz said are easy ways to lose weight without much effort.

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