Sunday, May 31, 2009

Weight Management and Fitness Forum 42nd Edition

Welcome to the 42nd edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. We appreciate everyone's participation and hope you all enjoy this edition's selections. Please come back to Weight Master for our next edition and other informative posts.


Steve Faber presents Belly Fat Loser » Used Exercise Equipment – How to Lose Fat at Home for Less Money posted at Belly Fat Loser, saying, "Find out where to get used exercise equipment, and save money on fitness."

Mother Hen presents Meanwhile, back at the ranch… » Blog Archive » Richard is Out! posted at Mother Hen.

Andrew Edgington presents Muscle Exercise Tips - Get a Chest (Part 2) posted at Mick, saying, "Get the best bodybuilding health tips and training techniques as well as learning about how to do steroid cycles safely."

Brandon H presents 10 Basic Resistance/Weight Training Exercises posted at Practical Fitness Blog, saying, "This post is aimed primarily at people who are just getting into weight training. It describe 10 basic lifting moves and the muscle groups that those moves target."

General Health

Aparna presents Calcium for strong, healthy bones and teeth posted at Beauty & Personality Grooming.

Jacques presents Alternative Health Tips posted at The Fitness And Health Guru.

Zack presents Acai Berry Colon Cleanse posted at Acai Berry Diet Review.

Lauren presents Yoga: The Fountain Of Youth? posted at Holiday Honey.


Brian Maxwell presents 25 Healthiest Low Carb Diet Recipes posted at Live Your Life With Prosperity and Success, saying, "25 Healthiest Low Carb Diet Recipes. Free Low Carb Recipes ~ The easy and simple way to enjoy great tasting and healthy low carb meals"

Clifford Burrow presents Master Cleanse Results posted at Juice Cleanse, saying, "Blog about the Master Cleanse Results as an effective juice cleansing diet"

Weight Loss

Nick presents Fitness: A Jumpstart if you need it posted at Life: Finances, Family, Faith, Free Time, & Fitness, saying, "great eye opening article about easy to follow basic keys to weight loss and fitness"

Tyler Larkin presents Interval Trainining to Burn Fat Fast posted at, saying, "Good article about interval training and weight loss."

Surbhi Bhatia presents Diets, Diets and Diets! posted at The Viewspaper » The Viewspaper.

Crystal Wells presents Medifast posted at The Best Diets That Work, saying, "Medifast is a meal replacement diet program. The most popular program that Medifast offers is called Medifast 5 & 1 Plan. This plan consists of 5 meal replacements that are low in calories and fat and then 1 “lean and green” meal on your own that should have vegetables, salad and a lean protein. When eating out you should count that meal as the 1 on your own and stick to the guidelines of the lean and green meal. Calories consumed per day are only 800-1000 per day and the meal replacements contain high amounts of vitamins. In the past this plan was prescribed by a doctor but is now available through distributors or online."

Ryan Walker presents Losing Body's not Rocket Science posted at, saying, "Great article about weight loss, highly recommended!"

robert galway presents Weight Lost Porgrams posted at, saying, "Weight loss programs are also offered by various fitness companies which also provide the health fitness diets and the workout for a limited period of time. It has been observed that on the professional level the weight loss program is the most common method adapted all around the world. Weight Loss programs are available for men, women, and diabetics. Weight loss programs are 10 a penny. Some have completely vanished out of sight, while others are constantly being developed."

The Smarter Wallet presents 8 Weight Loss Tips and Weight Management Ideas To Battle The Bulge posted at The Smarter Wallet

Robert Simmons presents The best way to lose weight posted at Personal Development.

That concludes this edition. Look for our next edition to be posted here at Weight Master on June 14th. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Weight Management and Fitness Forum using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I read this article online and thought it was interesting. As I read this, I found that there were many things that I just didn't know about obesity. I thought that I would put some facts from the article on here. The following information was not written by me. I did copy and paste it, but I forgot to get the url:

1. Child-safety seat manufacturers are starting to make bigger models after a recent study showed that over 250,000 U.S. children age 6 and under are too fat to use them.

2. According to a study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, nearly half the 4,000 people responding to an online survey about obesity said they would give up a year of their life rather than be fat.

3. Between 15 percent and 30 percent also said they would rather walk away from their marriage, give up the possibility of having children, be depressed, or become alcoholic rather than be obese.

4. Five percent and 4 percent, respectively, said they would rather lose a limb or be blind than be overweight.

5. From 1991 to 2000, the average weight of Americans increased by 8.5 pounds.

6. In 2004, the Federal Aviation Administration increased its estimate of the weight of the average male from 170 to 184 pounds.

7. Airlines spent $275 million on 350 million additional gallons of fuel in 2000 to compensate for the additional weight of their passengers. Now we know why the peanuts are no longer free!

8. Stand by your man: More than a decade ago, Manuel Uribe, now weighing 1,200 pounds (the equivalent of five baby elephants) and bedridden for the past five years, was abandoned by his wife because she was frightened by his increasing size.

9. Virgin Atlantic paid Barbara Hewson from Wales the equivalent of US$24,100 in 2002 as compensation after she was squashed by an obese person sitting next to her on a transatlantic flight. Barbara suffered a blood clot in her chest, torn leg muscles, and acute sciatica and was bedridden for a month.

10. Duke University Medical Center found that women and men who lost 10 percent of their total body weight reported a significant improvement in their sexual quality of life.

11. Obesity ranks second among preventable causes of death. Tobacco use is number one.

12. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, of the 7.5 million veterans who receive their health benefits from the agency, more than 70 percent are overweight and 20 percent have diabetes, which may lead to blindness, amputations, and kidney and heart problems.

13. Two years ago, the Hardee's fast-food chain introduced the 1,420-calorie 107-fat-gram "Monster Thickburger." It contains two 1/3-pound slabs of Angus beef, four strips of bacon, three slices of cheese, and mayonnaise on a buttered sesame-seed bun.

14. Mississippi is the home of the mud pie, Cajun fried pecans, sweet potato crunch, fried shrimp, and catfish. Mississippi is also home to the country's fattest people—more than 25 percent of adult Mississippians are obese. Coincidence?

15. Recent studies have shown that obesity can cause you to lose sleep.

16. On the other hand, a lack of sleep may result in obesity.

17. It's a vicious cycle.

18. Never forget your past: Aborigines and the Pima indians of Arizona developed obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension after transitioning to a Western lifestyle.

19. If the entire morbidly obese population of the U.S. lived in one state, it would be the 12th highest-populated state, with more people than Virginia.

20. A 2003 study reported that 21 percent of all New York City elementary students from all income levels are obese.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Little known facts...

Did you know that apples are more effective at waking you up in the morning than caffeine or that you actually burn more calories when you sleep than when you watch TV? Did you know that laughter can improve your mood, reduce stress, help fight infection, and reduce pain?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Weight Management and Fitness Forum 41st Edition

Welcome to 41st edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. We hope you enjoy these selections and come back to Weight Master for our next edition and other informative posts.


WP presents Have You Bought into These Weight Room Myths? posted at How to Gain Muscles & Weight, saying, "Don't let these common myths in the weight room stop you from reaching your weight training goals."

Joe presents GPS Tracking Watches posted at GPS Tracking Watches, saying, "GPS tracking watches are powerful work out companions. When combined with a heart rate monitor they excel at giving their users precise workout metrics that enable them to take their workouts to the next level."

Oystein Lund presents So what does fitness mean anyway? posted at Muscle building for fat loss, saying, "Motivation and reflections on what fitness really is."

Claire Bullerwell presents Can Treadmill Running Do More Harm Than Good? posted at Weight Loss Tips From

Andrew Edgington presents Muscle Exercise Tips - Get a Chest (Part 1) posted at Mick, saying, "Get the best bodybuilding health tips and training techniques as well as learning about how to do steroid cycles safely."

robert galway presents Sports and Fitness posted at, saying, "Active people are also spending more and more time in fitness clubs, working to stay in shape so they can play the sports they love. Baby boomers have more time than ever before to be active, and there are also many who take to fitness to combat health issues such as obesity. Activism will become the new status symbol as people move from wearing "

Vichuda presents Health Club posted at Kota Medan City Indonesia.

General Health

Tony Alexander presents The Soul of Japan: Kono Ha No Yu " Balneotherapy" posted at The Soul of Japan, saying, "submission for May"

Bret presents Gynecomastia: Are You Wearing Two Undershirts? posted at Modern Men's Health, saying, "The development of unwanted female breast tissue affects more men than you think. The culprit is often steroids, so think twice before you take shortcuts in the gym!"

SJ presents Birthing Position That Makes Your Delivery Easy posted at Pregnancy Info, saying, "Certain birthing positions are more comfortable than others."

Victoria Jennings presents Thoughts On Vaccines posted at My Path, saying, "With the swine flu in the media, let us talk about vaccines some."

Marrian Garzon presents Back Pain Relief Tips posted at Back Pain Relief Tips.

Joe Tichio presents Mar 11, The Greatest Inspirational Health Quotes posted at Inspirational Quotes Blog, saying, "Inspirational quotes on health."

Chris presents How to Grow Taller posted at Your Health n Mind, saying, "Natural exercises that will promote better growth"

Margaret Garcia presents 100 Fun and Free Exercise Alternatives to Your Gym Membership posted at Comments on: Top 100 Diet and Fitness Blogs.

Jack Russel presents What You Should Know About Acai And Pregnancy posted at Acai Berry Info Blog, saying, "Do acai and pregnancy go together? Is Acai supplements safe to take during the entire pregnancy? The answers will surprise you."


Andrew Cowan presents Acid alkaline diet for healthy bones posted at acid diet, saying, "Hi, I'm mainly interested in how diet can play such a big role in how we feel, e.g. energy levels, concentration levels, attitude, etc.

Joe E presents New Diet Craze: I Gross You Out So Much That You Quit Eating Crappy, Disgusting Fast Food! posted at Promote Health, saying, "Here are 12 disgusting reasons why you should cut fast food out of your diet..."

Eliza Kelly presents Foods with Low Glycemic Index posted at Diets That Work, saying, "An example of some foods you can eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner when following a low glycemic index diet"

Andy Nash presents Apple Juice Cleanse posted at Juice Cleanse, saying, "Get updates from this blog about the Apple Juice Cleanse and its healthy benefits that can do to our bodies"

Weight Loss

Anastasiya presents The truth behind weight-loss programs: an easy way to take control over your weight Balance In Me posted at Balance In Me.

South Beach Steve presents Fasting - A New Addition to my Diet posted at Log My Loss, saying, "See why I have added intermittent fasting to my dietary regiment."

Marsha Hudnall presents Weighing In: Spring Break Weight Loss Panic posted at A Weight Lifted.

Tristan presents High Protein, High Fat But Low Carb Fat Loss Diet posted at Body And Fitness Blog, saying, "An easy to follow diet that will provide fast fat loss whilst preserving your muscle mass thus keeping your metabolism high."

Sarah Cook presents How To Exercise With EA Sports Active posted at Wii Fitness Review, saying, "Interesting blog that lets you see How To Exercise With EA Sports Active"

David Parton presents Top Secret Fat Loss Secret Review posted at Compare Weight Loss Guides Review, saying, "Dr. Suzanne Gudakunst says the reason why you can"

C. Anderson presents Should You Try Jenny Craig? Losing Weight Feels Great posted at Simplicity for Weight Loss Success, saying, "Jenny Craig is a popular weight loss program. Is it for you?"

That concludes this edition. Look for our next edition to be posted here at Weight Master on May 30th. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Weight Management and Fitness Forum using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Swine Flu

Everyone else is writing on it, so...

As the swine flu spreads across the United States, most cases are mild — federal health officials said Monday that they’re focusing now on trying to project what is likely to occur with the virus in the fall.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is conducting field studies to “strengthen our knowledge about how this new virus is spreading, who is most at risk for illness, how effective prevention measures are, antiviral treatment and so forth,” Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s interim deputy director for science and public health program, said during an afternoon teleconference.

That's about all I have to say about the Swine Flu. Good luck to you'ens.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Weight Loss Surgery

I am normally not a big fan of surgery for weight loss purposes, but there are instances (the morbidly obese for example) when the health benefits of surgery can outweigh the risks. One of these types of surgery is called lapband or Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. Basically, during the procedure a band is laparoscpically placed around the upper stomach creating a new smaller stomach pouch. The new smaller pouch can hold less food; therefore, one feels full and satisfied faster while actually eating less and losing weight. So if you are considering surgery in order to lose weight, do not forget to research extensively the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery.

One place to start is with JourneyLite. JourneyLite has an extensive network of facilities that specialize in weight loss surgery. They have much experience with these procedures and all of their lap band surgeons are licensed professionals in the state that they operate in.

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day everyone. There are few people in life that are more special than mothers and mothers everywhere should be celebrated.

Web Hosting Ratings

If you are like me, you do not know much about website hosting. You have a website that you want to publish on the internet, but you do not know how or who to use for hosting it. Well there is a new website that can point you in the right direction: WebHostingRating is a free guide to choosing the right web host for your personal or business site. They have ratings of the top website hosts on the web. Their ratings are broken down by the types of hosts, ranging from operating system used to dedicated and managed to budget and blog. The directory of hosts has all the information about the providers including their plans and review by real customers. They also have an articles section that has lots of good information about website development (such as creating an online store) and hosting that is great for both the novice and experienced web developer. So if you are new to blogging or web site creation, I definitely think you should check out to learn all about how to host your site and to choose from a directory of the most widely known web hosts and see their key features and benefits.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Weight Management and Fitness Forum 40th Edition

Welcome to the 40th edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. We had more submissions to this edition than ever before. Thank you all for your participation because that is what makes this all possible. Please come back to Weight Master for our next edition and our other posts.


Cash Tree presents Time No Longer an Excuse with Ten Minute Trainer posted at Ten Minute Trainer, saying, "When we get in a rut of being unfit, we make excuses for our own behavior. We all do it and we rarely realize what we are doing. These excuses may seem totally valid when we are in the act of self-sabotage. Maybe we have a twinge of pain in our shoulder that we think should excuse us from exercise. More often than not, however, the excuse is lack of time. Ten Minute Trainer takes this excuse away from you and makes you take action."

Nick Andrade presents Thigh Training At Home posted at Slim Thighs Exercises, saying, "Some excellent slim thighs exercises that you can perform from the comfort of your own home."

Nate McGraw presents A Beginners Guide to Sprints posted at Fit-Life Online, saying, "A Beginner's Guide to Sprints. The days of chronic cardio are over. If your goals include shedding fat and building lean muscle, then you don't ever need to "go for a run" again. Instead use these quick sprint workouts to really burn fat and rev up your metabolism."

Andrew Edgington presents Discussing Muscles posted at Mick, saying, "Get the best bodybuilding health tips and training techniques as well as learning about how to do steroid cycles safely."

Steve Faber presents Belly Fat Loser » Free Workout Plans - Number 1 – The 20 Minute Fat Loss Muscle Workout posted at Belly Fat Loser, saying, "Here is a 20 minute workout that could blast you into the best shape of your life."

Colin Timberlake presents My First Marathon: Remixes, iPods and Rookie Mistakes posted at, saying, "The story of my impromptu first marathon and how NOT to go about running one!"

Ryan Suenaga presents My Story, Part Eight posted at The Athletic Diabetic, saying, "Continuation of my personal story heading toward fitness, this one on training."

Robert Galway presents Ftiness Bootcamp posted at, saying, "Boot camp exercises are chosen to build strength and total body conditioning through repetition, duration, and gradual intensity. A typical day of full basic training in the booth camp exercises are also easy to weave into your running program, as you can do them at regular intervals during your workout at a park, trail or track."

Chris presents Tips To Getting That Six Pack Abs posted at Personal Fitness Information.

General Health

Mesquite Pete presents West Nile Virus posted at Mosquito Basics, saying, "Must know information about the West Nile virus."

Jim DeSantis presents How To Investigate Health Insurance Providers posted at On Line Tribune Health, saying, "The growing number of consumers needing reasonably priced health insurance plans with decent coverage has led to the mushrooming of scam health insurance providers. These providers often target new retirees, the elderly, young families, and small-business owners who can't negotiate group rates with legitimate insurers. Here's how to find legitimate low cost providers."

Courtney presents Healthy Hair Means A Healthy Internal Body posted at Female and Proud, saying, "Eating foods that are high in B vitamins are crucial to the development of healthy hair."


FitBuff presents Health Food Pyramid Basics - Savior or Failure? posted at's Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog, saying, "The health food pyramid is highly controversial, and many people think it hurts much more than it helps. What do you think?"

Pius Ephenus presents You Are What You Eat posted at, saying, "There are many drawbacks to having a poor diet. Not only will constant takeaways and microwave meals cause you to put on weight, they will have an effect on so many other parts of your make-up that you will suffer more than you can possibly believe. The effects on the waistline are the first that people will notice, but you will also have less energy, your skin will suffer and there is plenty of evidence to suggest that your mental well-being will be affected as well. Your body needs the nutrients that fresh food provides, otherwise it will suffer. You would not buy a new sports car and then put gravy in the petrol tank, would you? You have to make sure that you give your body the fuel it needs too."

Victor presents Essential Healthy Eating Habits for Weight Loss posted at, saying, "How many of you broke your weight loss New Year"

Cory presents Sneaky Sources Of Sugar In Your Diet posted at Eating Healthy, saying, "Cutting back on sugar is a key factor in losing weight."

Weight Loss

Kara-Leah Grant presents Am I a bad yogi because I want to eat steak? posted at Prana Flow NZ, saying, "You’re practicing yoga and you want to eat vegan, yet every time you go out to dinner all you feel like eating is steak. What to do, what to do?"

Denise Nimbley presents Why Cardio Doesn?t Work for Fat Loss posted at Get Back Into Your Skinny Jeans.

Robin presents Food And Sugar Addiction Food and Sugar Addiction posted at Food and Sugar Addiction, saying, "Journey with me as I fight the EVIL Inner FatChick. Sometimes I get the FatChick sometimes she gets me."

Joel Riley presents Lemonade Cleansing Diet Recipe 101 Revealed posted at The Master Cleanse Diet.

Han Xin presents The Importance of Pure Water In The Master Cleanse And Other Tips posted at The Master Cleanse Diet.

swapnil warang presents How to find out if you are overweight or not posted at switch2life.

Dejan Banovic presents All About What You Gain posted at Weight Loss Writings.

Mike Robbins presents Wedding Weight Loss posted at BODY SOLID FITNESS, saying, "Every year about this time I get e-mails from brides to be, in a panic.What they"

That concludes this edition. Look for our next edition to be posted here at Weight Master on May 16th. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Weight Management and Fitness Forum using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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