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Dietary Guidelines for Adults

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, released on January 31, 2011, emphasize three major goals for Americans:

  • Balance calories with physical activity to manage weight
  • Consume more of certain foods and nutrients such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood
  • Consume fewer foods with sodium (salt), saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, and refined grains

For more information about the 2010 Dietary guidelines and to read all 23 recommendations in detail, click here.

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Cardio and strength training

According to, cardio is not the fastest way to lose weight. The fastest way to see results by going to a gym regularly is to combine cardio with strength training. Running can cause pressure to your joints if you continue to run everyday and can lead to unwanted injuries, but if you spend more time working on engaging your core, your speed will significantly increase. For more information on this topic, feel free to visit this article by clicking here.

Normal Heart Rates When Exercising

What is BMI?

BMI is a common acronym for Body Mass Index which, according to the CDC, is a number calculated from a person's weight and height and a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. Want to see what you BMI is? Just click the button below!

What is the difference between flexibility and range of motion?

According to, Flexibility may refer to bones, muscles, joints, ligaments and other parts of the anatomy. Ligaments are said to be flexible, for example, but flexing a ligament too far can result in serious injury. Range of motion, in medical terms, generally refers to how well the joints in the human body move. The two work together. In order to have a good range of motion, you must have good flexibility. You can achieve your goal of being more flexible by engaging in a safe and daily stretching routine.

Flexibility and Range of Motion | Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles

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