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Don't Tell Me to Lose Weight, Exercise More, or Eat Better! It Won't Work

Looking to shed a few pounds? Sound advice from a doctor or other health care provider can really help, as long as it isn't too general.

By Diane Domina

Formal Weight Loss Programs For Diabetes

Many formal weight loss programs can help you manage type 2 diabetes. Learn how to find one that works for you, and get expert tips to help you stick with it.

By Lisa Fields

Resist Type 2 Diabetes With Lunges, Sit-Ups, and Push-Ups

If you have prediabetes, take steps to reduce your type 2 diabetes risk. But what kind of exercise best? Resistance training seems to be the way to go.

By Diane Domina

High-Intensity Exercise Can Aid in the Fight Against Colon Cancer

High-intensity interval training — cardio workouts that include short bursts of maximum effort and recovery periods — may slow the growth of colon cancer.

By Diane Domina

What’s Your ‘Exercise Age’?

Chronological age is one of the most reliable risk factors for death, but the way your body functions — physiological health – is even more reliable.

By Diane Domina

Is Your Fitness Instructor Inspiring You?

Your instructor wields some hefty power with the words he or she delivers to motivate you. Find out how instructor’s comments can impact your self-esteem.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Long Term Risks of Weight Cycling

Researchers have found that people who let their weight cycle up and down may have higher mortality risks. Find out how to sustain long term weight loss.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

10 Tips to Help Kickstart Fitness With Crohn's

Struggling to get motivated? Here’s how to get moving when you’re living with Crohn's.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

RA Workout Tips That Won’t Start a Flare

You know you should exercise to help your RA, but how do you start a program without killing your joints? It’s possible. Here’s how.

By Cathy Kramer

How to Lose Weight: From Thyroid Patients Themselves

You’ve read about all of the fad diets, and maybe even gotten suggestions from your doctor. But hearing what works from those who are living the same hypothyroid life as you can be invaluable. These are the diets that worked for them.

By Mary Shomon