Seven Weight Loss Workouts

Weight Loss

Daily activity can give you a powerful boost on your way to your weight loss goal. Check out these  Seven Weight-Loss Workouts that keeps your body burning calories and fat while reducing your risk of heart disease and other ailments. It also keeps you alert during the day and ensures better sleep at night. Here’s the best part: You don’t need to spend hours in the gym or jog for miles to get the benefits of being active. In fact, in just 10 minutes you can stoke your metabolism and build your strength and stamina. You can even fit workouts into your other responsibilities.

Here at Nutrisystem, we recommend 30 minutes of physical activity each day for the best results. That’s why we developed the Daily 3 activity plan...

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10 Metabolism-Boosting Tips for Women

General, Health and Wellness, Supplements, Weight Loss

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. If you’re a woman looking to lose weight and become the healthiest version of yourself, we’ve got a few simple tips to help! While eating a healthy diet and finding time for exercise are key to shedding extra pounds, you can also make some tiny tweaks to your routine to help you reach your goals. These metabolism-boosting tips for women include small changes that you can make to your meal plan, exercise and lifestyle for weight loss success!

1. Pick Protein

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We all love foods that are high in carbohydrates, such as pasta, potatoes and pastries. However, your metabolism burns more calories when you’re digesting protein...

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10 Tips to Boost Your Immune System

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Your immune system is your defense against unwanted invaders, including viruses. It’s made up of organs, cells and proteins, all of which work in harmony to keep you healthy, says Medical News Today. With the rise of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you might be more concerned than ever before in how your immune system is functioning. We’re here to help you ensure that it’s in top-working order. Our health and wellness experts here at The Leaf Weight Loss Blog have gathered some tips to help you boost your immune system so you can stay safe and healthy while practicing social distancing.

Here are some easy ways that you can boost your immune system while practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic:

1. Catch Up on Sleep

How to Boost Immune System During Coronavirus

Sleep is such an essential piece of overa...

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Weight Loss and Age: 10 Tips for Losing Weight in Your 40s and 50s

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Your 40s and 50s can be a great time in your life. The challenges of starting a family and establishing a career are typically behind us when we reach middle age, so we have more opportunity to enjoy life’s many pleasures. However, a lot of us also begin to notice that we’ve added a few extra pounds along the way. This happens, in part, because our metabolism slows down and our bodies are more likely to store fat, according to the journal Nature Medicine. Now here’s the good news: you can start losing weight after 40 and get back to feeling your best! We’ve put together this list of simple strategies to help.

Here are 10 tips for losing weight in your 40s and 50s:

1. Fill up on soluble fiber for healthy weight loss.

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Foods that are high in fiber, such as non-starchy vegetables...

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Boost Weight Loss and Improve Sleep with this Before-Bed Exercise Routine

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What’s the best time to exercise? When you can fit it in—even if that’s right before bed. You may have heard that exercising at night can make it harder to fall asleep, but that claim doesn’t add up: According to the National Sleep Foundation, a study of 1,000 people found that there were no significant differences in sleep quality between people who exercised within four hours of going to sleep versus those who had worked out earlier in the day.

No matter what time of day you exercise, you’ll likely sleep better: In the National Sleep Foundation study, 83 percent of “vigorous exercisers” got “very good” or “fairly good” quality of sleep, compared to just 56 percent of non-exercisers...

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9 Weight Loss Tips for Busy Moms and Dads

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You start with the best of weight loss intentions: you pick up fresh veggies at your local market, print out healthy recipes and invest in an air fryer. You even dug out your sneakers and placed them front and center on the shoe rack for added inspiration. But then, life happens: work, laundry, kids needing help with school projects, errands and appointments. Add in a curveball: maybe your little ones are now learning remotely while you’re working from home. Suddenly, all of your get-healthy plans disappear to the bottom of your to-do list. Get back on track with these nine weight loss tips to help even the busiest moms and dads stay healthy:

Whether you’re a working or stay-at-home parent, have babies or school-aged kids, it can be tough to stay focused on eating right and working out ...

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How Nutritionists Bounce Back From a Binge

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Parties, holidays, birthdays, bad days—sometimes a binge happens. Even to people who know the dangers so well, like LeeAnn Kindness, Jeff Chiarelli and Deanna Otranto from the Nutrisystem team of nutritionists and weight loss pros. We asked them to tell us about their smartest strategies for getting back on track after a bout of unhealthy binge eating.

Here’s what nutrition experts do after they give in to a binge… and why:

1. Forgive and forget.

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“Know that you’re not perfect. Striving for perfection can sabotage your goals,” LeeAnn says. “One meal or one day won’t ruin your chances of achieving your healthy lifestyle. Get right back on track with your next meal and be proud of yourself for that!”

2. Consider why.
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Binge eating may be triggered by special occasions, str...

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Why Stress Keeps You From Losing Weight (and How to Beat It!)

General, Health and Wellness, Supplements, Weight Loss

Do you have days when everything seems to be happening at once, when everyone is in need of your attention, when you just can’t catch up with your to-do list? In our busy, multi-tasking lives, stress is almost unavoidable. And that’s not always a bad thing. Stress can be a positive force to help you stay focused and energized. Persistent daily stress, however, can lead to emotional or stress eating and make it harder for you to lose weight. How does that kind of stress affect you and what can you do about it? Here’s what you need to know.

Are You Really in a Weight Loss Plateau? 10 Reasons Why the Scale is Stuck

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The Stress Effect and Weight Loss

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Our bodies developed stress responses to prepare us to deal with outside threats and dangerous situations...

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Weight Loss and Age: 10 Tips for Losing Weight in Your 60s and 70s

General, Health and Wellness, Supplements, Weight Loss

People are living longer. Those in their 60s and 70s are enjoying a late “middle age” rather than settling in as senior citizens. They want to look and feel good as they take advantage of the increase in free time and decrease in family and work responsibilities that come with retirement. That’s why so many people in their 60s and 70s are trying to lose weight. But as our bodies change with age, so does weight loss. That’s why our nutrition experts have put together a list of weight loss tips for those living in their golden years.

Achieving a healthy weight is very important for older adults because there are many risks associated with belly fat, says Current Obesity Reports. However, they explain, “approaches to weight loss must be considered critically given the dangers of sarco...

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