Weight Loss

  1. Lose Weight at Home with these 5 Products

    Goodness knows it's hard enough to keep your weight in check on any 'ol ho-hum day, let alone during the ho--ho--holidays.  Heck, I can gain a pound just looking at a slice of cheesecake.  Think about this, though.  If you put on  just 1 pound a year, what will you weigh when you're 60, 70, 80 or 90?  Mind boggling.

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  2. New Weight Loss Products, Low Prices

    Boost your metabolism and keep those winter pounds at bay with these new dietary and fitness products from AllegroMedical.com.  Exercise in the comfort of your home this Fall while getting in the best shape of your life.  You'll make up the cost of a gym membership in no time with these super values, while building an amazing home gym to enjoy for years to come. 

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  3. Why You Should Consider Yoga

    If you are looking for something to relax you, make you feel whole, balanced, flexible and pain free, you should try yoga.  If you've done traditional exercise and got burned out or frustrated with your results, yoga may be the way to go.  Middle aged and starting to "feel your age"?  Try adding a gentle yoga stretch to your mornings and evenings and see what happens.  

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  4. Water Aerobics Gear, Sunglasses, Cast Covers & More

    Summer is a great time of year for outdoor activities and fun.  Don't let mobility issues, oppressive heat or even broken bones stop you from getting your exercise, staying cool and joining in the fun this season.

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  5. Tools to Help You Measure your Progress

    Whether you're trying to track your cholesterol, reduce your body fat, test your eyesight or monitor your heart rate, AllegroMedical.com has a slew of diagnostic products to help you report your stats.

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  6. Ready to Bare your Flesh?

    It was HOT in Arizona yesterday.  My patio thermometer said 100 degrees at about 4:30pm.  Yikes!  I'm not ready for summer heat (no one ever is in AZ) but I'm also not ready to start baring my flesh in sleeveless tops and shorts.  Are you?

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  7. How to Not Gain Weight in 65 Days or Less

    My high school reunion is coming up in June.  Needless to say I'm a-dither about looking good.  Here's the problem:  When I put pressure on myself to lose weight, my body thinks it hears 'Pack on the pounds!' and voila, I gain instead. 

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  8. 10 Products Under $20 to Get You Moving

    Hopefully you've read my blog Hey, you...yeah you...MOVE IT! and you're ready to start moving and stretching.  Check these out:

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  9. How Does this Low Carb Thing Work, Anyway?

    I argue with my mom about this all the time.  She insists that the only way to lose weight is to expend more calories than you eat.  I tell her that there is an insulin component in there that regulates the way your body stores and uses fats and sugars.  If you know how your body works, you can use that to your advantage if you want to lose a few pounds here and there.  I am not advocating anything like the Adkins diet, although it works very well.  It just seems so unhealthy to eat so much fat and protein in whatever quantities you want.  That is the hook, though.  I like to eat a modified low-sugar diet complete with high complex carbs that break down slowly and don't cause a big blood sugar rush.  When I want to lose weight faster, or get it "going", I cut back on the carbs.  There are plenty of books and resources out there about how to do this safely, and plenty of reasons not to do it at all if you don't know what you're doing, but here's a quick synopsis of how it works.

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  10. My Favorite Low-Carb Breakfast - Cheesy Egg Muffins

    Todd and I have been reducing our carb intake over the past couple weeks (ugh) to coax those holiday pounds off.  One good thing is that we've stumbled on the perfect low carb breakfast for busy people.  It's a variation of a recipe listed in the book for Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet.  (See "How Does the Low Carb Thing Work Anyway?").

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