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How to Set SMART Goals for your Health

How to Set SMART Goals for your Health

Happy New Year, 2018! If you’re like me, you’ve set some New Year’s Resolutions. If you’re also like me, you have a history of abandoning those resolutions come February…yikes. Well, not this year! Whether you’re just starting the year off with a new goal, recycling last year’s goals, or have a goal at any point in your entire life, regardless of what the calendar says, there are just certain things that make some goals better than others. You can state your…

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How to Calculate Your Calorie Needs

How to Calculate Your Calorie Needs

Calorie control is important for weight control. Whether you’re trying to lose, gain, or maintain your weight, calories count! Whether you’re counting meticulously or just curious, it’s a good idea to know how to calculate your calorie needs. Related Reading: What is a Calorie? Calories = Energy To know what we are calculating, we need to understand how our body uses energy throughout the day. Even just sitting there reading this article, your cells are hard at work using up…

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What is a Calorie?

What is a Calorie?

What is a calorie? We hear it all over the place: “That cheeseburger has, like, a billion calories!” People who are trying to lose weight are often talking about how many calories something has, and how they’re counting them. But when even is a calorie, anyway? If we want to be technical about it, a calorie is defined as “the amount of heat energy required to raise the temperature of 1g of water by 1ÂșC. Ummm, that’s not helpful. Let’s…

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