Mayonnaise is #1 condiment, substitute ketchup for sixpack abs!

[caption id="attachment_13431" align="alignnone" width="196"] If obesity is a disease, this is the jar it comes in![/caption]Wow, no wonder America has an obesity problem. Mayonnaise is the #1 condiment by far! The condiment market in USA is about $1,785 Million and of that, $977 Million are mayo products - 55%. I guess people dont think of it this way but mayo is about 80% fat, its like smearing lard on your burger. One of the easiest ways to lose weight is the healthy substitution method. Take a few food items that you eat on a regular basis and substitute something healthier....

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Top 3 Best Fitness Trackers

There is another "me too" entry into the wearable fitness tracker market nearly every day as this market is HOT. I did a comprehensive review of wearable fitness trackers but lets cut to the chase, the best of the best. If you are overweight with poor health and all you need is a device to count your steps and help motivate you to walk a certain number of steps in a day then any of these wearables will do the job just fine - pick the one you think looks best … or install an app on your smartphone that...

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Weekly Saturday Cardio Workouts

Every Saturday this winter I am running an hour live cardio class using video Skype.  For people who are not sweat4health members and want to do the workouts with us, I will post the workouts here so you can do them at your leisure. Here was today's brutal workout courtesy of Mitch who suggested it! Its a one hour pyramid workout.  All of us were on bikes but you could just as well do this workout on a treadmill, elliptical machine, or whatever. Jan 18 workout 10 min warmup at 70% max heart rate 2 min at max 2 min at 70%...

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Men’s Health Magazine Induced into Fitness Hall of Shame

Congratulations to Men's Health Magazine, the latest addition to the Fitness Hall of Shame!  Are they so desperate to sell subscriptions that they are going to stoop to promising a pound of muscle a week? I used to think this magazine was one of the better ones - not saying much considering how low the bar is.  Sometimes I just get tired of fighting this BS, its like I am fighting a forest fire all by myself. For every ember I snuff out, a hundred more burst into flame. As Kyle, one very humorous Facebook fan said – “It’s not...

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Peanut Allergies

What on earth is going on? It used to be that peanut butter fed a nation. Back in the 60's when I was a kid, lunchables hadn't been invented yet and everyone had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at least once a week - many had them every day. For the first 30 years of my life I never ever remember reading about a single peanut allergy. From the way many talk now, you would think peanuts are a natural version of anthrax. My brother was recently on a flight where the flight attendant came on the PA system...

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Incline trainer, more incline is not always better!

A treadmill machine is one of the best pieces of cardio equipment you can buy but this "more is better" approach has reached ludicrous extremes when it comes to incline angles.  A little treadmill angle is a good thing but that doesn't mean that a huge angle is better.  I just saw a TV ad for an "Incline Trainer" on TV and gasped in disbelief at the extreme angle.  Yes, steeper angles burn off more calories per hour at the same pace than shallower angles but steeper angles can easily cause injuries.  In my humble opinion, few people possess the...

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