Post date: Nov 14, 2011

The impending holiday season leaves us all dreading the idea that we may gain a few pounds. However, as long as we remember to keep moderation in mind, there shouldn't be much to worry about! Reality is that if you decide to splurge a few times throughout the season, it will not affect your weight or overall health; just remember to limit it to a few special occasions and continue your workout routine.

This post is originally from Reader's Digest Magazine and...
Post date: Nov 7, 2011

We've all heard it a million times: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet amongst the chaos of getting ready each day, millions of us skip this vital meal.

What's worse is children of all ages are skipping this meal before they are expected to go to school and be attentive for hours before they eat. Recent studies have shown that eating breakfast may improve cognitive functions related to test grades, school attendance and memory. Teens who eat...
Post date: Oct 31, 2011
Whether a late night, early morning or intense workday has hijacked your energy, the forecast for the rest of the day is bleak: serious yawning, followed by a search for a suitable alternative to the nap you are craving. Instead of reaching for a sugary snack to help you stay awake during your morning meeting or power through an afternoon slump, try this stay-awake strategy: snack on perfectly portable, fatigue-fighting foods, like whole grain crackers, walnuts...
Post date: Oct 24, 2011

Your stomach is growling, but lunch is still house away. You could indulge yourself with a snack, but you think it is best to just grit your teeth and wait until lunch. Not so, if weight loss is your goal.

Although you may feel guilty about snacking, snacks aren't necessarily bad. In fact, well-planned weight loss diets...

Post date: Oct 10, 2011

Don't let your summer momentum slow down! Stay fit this fall with these 8 tips!

Autumn group events like pumpkin picking, corn mazes, haunted trails and building leaf piles are active options that can also be fun bonding experiences for family and friends. Organize a weekend trip or local get together with an autumn theme and plan to be active.

1. Get Involved in Community Events
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Post date: Oct 3, 2011

Starting this month, The Mett will move to posting just every Monday. We appreciate all our readers and hope you continue to check in with us every Monday morning!

Ways to Slim Down While You Shop
Each week, 200 million shoppers visit a Wal-Mart, and while these mega stores get a lot of flack for...
Post date: Sep 23, 2011

Q: Do I still have to strength-train if I do Pilates or yoga?


A: Yes. Yoga and Pilates are great compliments to traditional...

Post date: Sep 22, 2011

Q: Will I burn more fat if I exercise on an empty stomach?

A: Yes, but don't expect any fat-melting miracles. When you exercise, your body burns both fat and carbohydrate calories. Recent studies show that working out on an empty stomach might burn a few more fat calories than when you work out an hour or two after eating - but total calorie burn is about the same....

Post date: Sep 21, 2011

Q: I have recently started to walk as well as do step aerobics and weight training. When I walk, I get shin splints. What can I do to prevent them?

A: We applaud your newfound enthusiasm for exercise! Aerobic activity - both moderate and vigorous - combined with strength-training is the best recipe for a strong, healthy body. As you have already discovered, however, diving headfirst into an exercise routine, especially if you've been sedentary for awhile, can lead to some...

Post date: Sep 20, 2011

Q: I keep hearing that bananas are good for people who exercise. Why is this?

A: Bananas are a great way to fuel your body before or after...