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Share Your Weight Loss Secrets
Losing weight and keeping it off is no easy feat--especially during the holiday season. It is an accomplishment worth sharing, and now people all over the world will have their chance.

Is Weighing Yourself The Key To Losing Weight?
Yes and no. The answer may not be that simple. Daily weighing may help with weight loss goals as some people who don't weigh themselves have been found less likely to lose weight than those who weigh themselves often. However, this depends on a few variables according to research being presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions.

Exercise Treats Addiction By Altering Brain's Dopamine System
New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment -- and even prevention strategies -- for addiction.

Programming Fat Cells Takes Only 24 Hours
Although fat cells (adipocytes) normally function as part of the immune system and help control lipid accumulation, the extracellular environment in obesity traps a vicious cycle of inflammation, increasing risk of several major disease. 24 hours is all it takes for a so-called precursor fat cell to have its 'epigenetic recipe' on how to correctly develop into a mature fat cell, reprogrammed.

Is Weight Loss Contagious?
People who make an effort to lose weight aren't just helping themselves, they may be helping others too.


How Does Your Body Function?
Find out how parts of your body work together to function as a human machine when you exercise. Get some quick trivial facts on the strongest and longest muscles and bones in your body. Illustrations are also available to you for a better understanding of these concepts.

Types of Exercises

There are so many different types of exercises that are fun, safe and great for an over all body workout. From kickboxing to swimming, here's a overview of our top choices and web resources to keep you informed on the latest trends.

Modes of Fitness

Do you ever wonder what type of exercise is required to achieve a particular body shape or level of fitness? Whether it's weight loss or muscle building, this section is devoted to introducing and informing you about the three main energy systems in the human body and how to use each in maximizing your ability to reach your fitness goals.

Starting a Fitness Program
Before beginning or increasing physical activity, you should take some precautions to prevent or reduce the risk of injury. Get quick tips here about where to start or how to move on to the next step in your fitness agenda. Find out about health clubs, trainers and how to get evaluated for any fitness program.

Exercise & Preventing Disease
Lifestyle changes, including daily exercise are becoming standard treatments for an increasing number of ailments. Get the low-down on more than ten common conditions which exercise can readily prevent or cure.

The Fat Perspective

Why are so many people worried about fat? Should you be? Find out about good fats, bad fats and of course body fat. Together with other nutrients, fats have the ability to prevent some of the most common diseases such as heart disease, cancer and Type II diabetes. You may be shocked to learn more about how much and what kinds of fat are actually beneficial for your body.

Acid/Alkaline Balance
Have you ever wondered if many of the diseases raging through our society have a common cause? Many doctors, herbalists and nutritionists believe that the explanation may come down to three words: Acid Alkaline Imbalance. Learn how to prevent over-acidity and maintain a healthy internal environment.

Vitamins & Supplements
Adequate vitamin and mineral intake is crucial to your health. Are you getting all you need? If not, you may need to make changes to your diet or take a nutritional supplement. Check here for details on supplementing your diet with specific vitamins and minerals for your age, sex or lifestyle. Discover how specific vitamins and minerals, such as antioxidants, calcium and iron, protect your health and where to find them.

Vitamin Guide
Guide to water soluble vitamins, fat soluble vitamins and minerals.


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