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(PCM) Trying to lose weight? Don’t do it alone!

Having someone to share your weight loss journey with – whether it be a spouse, friend, family member, or even someone you meet at a group-based weight-loss program – can make all the difference in your long-term success, and there’s new research to prove it.

The study published in the journal Obesity randomly assigned 141 overweight or obese men and women to one of three groups: one group received 48 weeks of behavioral weight-loss treatment from a health professional, another with 48 weeks in Weight Watchers, where the meetings are led by members who have achieved and maintained a healthy goal weight, and another with combined treatment of 12 weeks of behavioral weight-loss treatment from a health professional, and then 36 weeks of Weight Watchers participation.… Full Story

Sarah Palin's Dramatic Weight Loss

(PCM) Like mother, like daughter! New photos of a very thin Sarah Palin have emerged, though they aren’t exactly causing the same type of stir that daughter Bristol received for her fit new body. The former governor of Alaska looks like she lost at least 20 pounds, and appears to be a little too thin.

Nutrition expert Lisa De Fazio tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “Sarah Palin looks very thin! She appears to weigh about 105 lbs currently and 140 lbs previously. I am not sure how she lost the weight, however I hope she is eating enough! She appears somewhat healthy at this point, however I would not recommend she lose more weight…It is interesting that she is writing a fitness book!… Full Story

Estimated 11 to 16 Million Americans to Have Alzheimer's by 2050

(PCM) Today, more than 5 millions Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and it is now being estimated that 11 million to 16 million people will have it by 2050.

The U.S. government says it will discover how to prevent and treat the disease by 2025, with one focus on the role of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain – a leading suspect in the form of dementia. That’s far off, and with no solid leads towards a cure, it may be a good idea to start taking preventative measures now. How do you keep your brain young and healthy? With exercise, stress management, and eating healthfully.… Full Story

It's Vegetarian Awareness Month! Tricks to Sneak More Veggies into Your Diet

(PCM) Halloween is just around the corner, and whether you’ve got a few trick-or-treaters of your own to take out or you’re just preparing for the little witches and zombies to arrive, chances are, your house is stocked with candy, pumpkins, and Halloween decorations galore. But with all the excitement of Halloween, it’s easy to forget what else October is all about: Vegetarian Awareness Month!

Sure, maybe no one ever refers to October as ‘Vegetarian Month’, but if you think about it, it is a good time to make sure you’re not neglecting your vegetables. Chances are, your house will be an all-you-can-eat candy buffet for the next month!… Full Story

My Weight Loss Adventure Day 74

I have been thinking about music a lot lately. We live in a very different age. 100 years ago or so, music was not something you could switch on or off whenever you wanted to. There were no radios no phonographs or record players or CD players of IPods or Ipads which could give you music when you wanted it. If you were middle class, you might own a piano or another musical instrument, but for the most part you only got music when someone else was playing it live, or you yourself were singing while working. Music was a real privilege.… Full Story

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