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Chew On This: Your Thoughts, Behaviours Get You To A Healthier Body Weight

Chew on this

Food. Water. Sleep. Breathing. Movement. Our most basic needs. That hasn’t changed since the first people wandered the plains. By Candice Smith, Head of Vitality’s Nutrition Strategy What has significantly changed, though, is the world around us. We quench thirst with sugar-laden drinks while sitting at desks in modern skyscrapers, before snaking through traffic in fast cars, all of which ...

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Factors That Affect Your Daily Weight

Factors that influence your weight

In our efforts to lose weight many of us are eager to ensure that our weight keeps moving in the right direction with regular weigh ins.

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How to Calculate Your BMI

How to Calculate Your BMI

So you want to commit to a workout programme (and a diet) that’s going to help you achieve your body goals. The smartest way to do this is to start by defining your body composition. You’ll know whether you should focus on weight loss, or fat loss, to achieve the body you want. And as you progress, you can keep ...

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How to Reduce Your Body Fat

How to Reduce Your Body Fat

To get leaner and to look more toned, you have to reduce your body fat. But before you commit to an exercise programme, make a note of your body fat (calculate your BMI[F1] ) and also your Waist-to-Hip Ratio . These are the figures that tell you a lot about how much fat you should lose, and where your body ...

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How to Calculate Your Waist-to-Hip ratio

How to Calculate Your WHR

Calculating your Waist-to-Hip ratio to understand your body fat levels is useful to understand how your body fat is distributed around your body. This will give you a heads-up about your predisposition to a number of heart and weight related conditions. This is where a Waist-to-Hip Ratio measurement comes in. Calculate it: Measure your waist (i.e. around your belly button area), ...

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The Difference Between Weight Loss and Fat Loss

It’s so important to set health, fitness and physique goals. These goals give you the sense of purpose and motivation you need to keep going. But are you sure you know how to name your goals correctly? Do you truly know and understand the difference between weight loss and fat loss? You should know. Because your current body composition is ...

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Why Exercise Alone won’t Make you Thin

Why exercises alone won't make you thin

We all know at least one person who is dedicated to the gym, but who - in spite of all the working out - can't seem to lose much weight.

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