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7 things that can stand in the way of weight loss

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Certain habits can hinder your attempts to lose weight - and keep it away.
If you've changed your eating habits to focus on healthier foods and taken your workout seriously, you can expect to lose weight. However, the reality is that despite what you may have believed, weight loss is more complicated than calorie consumption versus calorie consumption. If you are trying to lose weight, check these habits that may interfere with your efforts.
1. You save on protein.
If you normally eat a muffin or avocado toast for breakfast, you may need to increase your protein intake. Research has shown that a high-protein breakfast can help alleviate hunger, so you may be less tempted to have a morning snack.
Protein is also important at lunch and dinner. If you routinely eat salads or sip gazpacho without accompanying protein - such as boiled egg, yogurt, beans, meat, poultry, or fish - over time, this can lead to a decrease in muscle tissue, which means that your metabolism will slow down and mak…

This Runner Qualified for the Olympics After Completing Her First Marathon *Ever*

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Molly Seidel, a 25-year-old barista and babysitter, battled countless injuries, an eating disorder, and struggles with mental health to get to where she is today.

Molly Seidel, a Boston-based barista and babysitter, ran her first marathon in Atlanta on Saturday at the 2020 Olympic Trials. She is now one of three runners who will represent the U.S. women's marathon team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The 25-year-old athlete finished the 26.2-mile race in a whopping 2 hours 27 minutes and 31 seconds, running at an impressive 5:38-minute pace. Her finishing time put her second behind Aliphine Tuliamuk, by just seven seconds. Fellow runner Sally Kipyego came in third. Together, all three women will represent the U.S. at the 2020 Olympic Games.

In an interview with the New York Times, Seidel admitted that she didn't have high expectations going into the race.

"I had no idea what this was going to be like," she told the NYT. "I didn't want to oversell it and put way…

3 Truths about exercise you should know

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Did you think that by running miles each day will put you in good health and shape? Think again. You might be exaggerating the necessary exercise and causes more negative than positive effects. A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that excessive running can be fatal in the end.
Scientists studied more than 1,000 healthy runners and non-runners in a span of 12 years. They found that those who ran for more than four hours a week and those who did not exercise at all practically have higher mortality rates. This seemed a testimony to the word "too much of anything is bad."
If you are someone who spent too many hours to run, exercising or performing any type of exercise, but not seeing results, then it may have been the victim of misinformation. It is likely that these data are not outright lies, half-truths. Here are some facts to consider.
1. Running on the treadmill is the best alternative to reduce stress on the knees. Running, either o…

Fitness Tip of the Week

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This week,talks about themost effective ways toburn fat and loseweight with the helpofregular aerobic exerciseforms.

Cardiovascular exerciseburns calories, helping your body dropkilosmore.

Usea calorie calculator, such as MayoClinic.comto determine yourestimateddailycalorie needs.

Subtract1,000 calories per dayfrom thisestimationtolose 2pounds per week.This restrictionof1000caloriescan come fromchanges in dietor physical activity, or a combination.

In addition to promotingweight loss, aerobic exercisereduces cardiovascularrisk, lowers cholesterol andreduces the risk ofcertain chronicdiseases.

The Collegeof Sports Medicinerecommends thatadults engagein 30 minutesof moderate aerobicexercise fivedays a week. Moderate exerciseincludesdancing,brisk walking, gardening or cycling.

Alternatively, youcanperform 20minutes of vigorousaerobic exercisethree days a week. Considerswimming, running,heavyyardworkor play basketballto increaseyour heart rateduring vigorous exercise.

You can also splitthe a…