8 Steps You Need to Take to Get Fit - And Stay That Way!

Have you ever had that weight loss "moment"? You know the one I mean. That "moment" where you realize that if you keep doing what you're doing, your weight is going to continue ballooning to the point of no return? That moment where you say, "Enough is enough!" That moment where you realize you need to make changes now. Not tomorrow, not 'starting on Monday,' but N-O-W.

Maybe it was when you couldn't breathe while bending over to tie your shoe, maybe it was a number on a scale that you thought you'd never see. Whatever the moment, it's there and it's real. Here's an easy 8 step plan to help you use that moment as a starting point to break out of that weight loss rut that you're in.

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The Top 10 Things You Don't Want to Hear About Weight Loss - But What You Need to Know

These are top ten things you don't want to hear about losing weight but what you need to know if you want to get fit. When you truly take these to heart, you'll reach your weight loss and fitness goals much more easily.
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Fun Pool Exercises to Burn More Calories

When you're looking for a way to stay cool in the summer while still breaking a sweat, a swimming pool is the obvious choice. Not only do you get to beat the heat while having fun, swimming is a great way to burn calories while using the resistance of the water to stretch and strengthen your muscles. You don't have to settle for just lap swimming, though! Instead, hit the waves for a few other forms of aquatic exercise.
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5 Important Tips for Exercising in the Heat

Did you know that the most stressful environment to exercise in is a hot and humid environment? The problem is that your body can't cool down properly when it's humid. When that happens the chance of heat exhaustion or heat stroke becomes very real. If you're overweight, unfit or older you may be even more heat-sensitive. And all that heat puts an extra strain on your heart.

If you can't work out indoors, here are five important tips to follow when exercising in the heat:
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What's the Best Exercise for Losing Weight?

You've made the commitment. You've cleaned up your diet and are eating fresh fruit, vegetables and lean protein to kick start your weight loss journey. Fabulous! How's your exercise program? Not sure what you should be doing? Bored with your workouts?

The two biggest obstacles when trying to lose weight with exercise are boredom and injury. You're probably wondering what are the best exercises to lose weight.
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What Is a Normal Body Fat Percentage?

You look down at your stomach and give it a pinch. You think to yourself, I wonder what my body fat percentage is, and I wonder if it's normal. I can't tell you how many body fat tests I've given to my clients over the years and the conversation starts out something like this:

Danny: "Mary, you're body fat is at 21.7%."

Mary, looking at me a little confused: "Okay. Is that normal?"
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5 Ways to Burn More Calories Walking

Going for a walk is one of the easiest ways you can start incorporating fitness into your life and make progress towards your weight loss goals. It's easy to do and very low impact, making it a great option for almost everyone. Walking not only can help you lose weight, it also has the added benefit of lowering blood pressure, decreases your risk for type 2 diabetes, and releases endorphins.

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that healthy adults get 150 minutes of moderately-intense aerobic activity over 3-5 sessions. Walking is the perfect way to fulfill this recommendation. Here are five ways you can burn more calories while walking:
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How Many Calories Do You Need to Lose Weight?

If you've ever wanted to scream in frustration when you hear someone say, "Weight loss is just about calories in and calories out - it's really pretty simple," you're not alone. Many fitness experts try to pass weight loss off as an easily attainable feat, but chances are you're not buying their claims. If it were true, wouldn't everyone be thin and svelte?

The fact is, the "calories in, calories out" equation IS simple. If you consistently consume fewer calories than you body uses, you will lose weight. The problem is that applying this equation to real life is not always cut-and-dry.
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5 Surprising Facts about Ideal Body Weight

We all want to feel good in our own skin. And so we shoot for that magical number on the scale. But what exactly does the number mean? Is some chart's ideal body weight really your ideal body weight? Here are a few facts about body weight you just may find surprising.
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Ideal Body Weight Chart - Should You Use One?

One question I hear a lot is, "What's my ideal body weight?" For the longest time, people would look at a body weight chart, filled with heights and weights, to figure out if they were in a healthy weight range. The problem with those kinds of charts is that they don't tell the whole story. What's more important than your weight is your body fat percentage -- and where you carry your extra fat.
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