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5 Ways To Have Active Family Fun

By Laura Brooks on 03/21/2014

Enjoy Family Moments During Active Fun Baby Daughter and Father “Workout” Video Goes Viral This adorable video showing a Tennessee dad, Michael Stansbury, mimicking his 6-month-old daughter’s “workout” has gone viral.  Dubbed “The Lilly Ann Workout Plan,” the video is wonderful to watch because it shows a loving father and daughter just having silly, active fun. Michael, a father of four, […] Read more »

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Staying Fit While Having Fun This Summer

By Laura Brooks on 06/08/2009

Ahhh, summer! Time to kick back on a nice vacation, relax and unwind.  But what about keeping on track with fitness goals? I’m looking forward to going on a trip for a week or so at the end of June and – like many of you – have been trying to fit regular exercise into my healthy lifestyle. I go […] Read more »

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

By Laura Brooks on 02/23/2009

On A Weight Lifted, we often blog about women who struggle with body image, binge eating, emotional eating, and unhealthy dieting – all issues which relate to more serious and sometime life-threatening eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we -as a society – could prevent more people from undergoing the same difficulties? The aim of […] Read more »

Blood Pressure in People with Metabolic Syndrome More Sensitive to Salt Intake

By Laura Brooks on 02/16/2009

Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of developing  type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  One is five people are affected, and that rate increases as people age. Salt reduction in people with metabolic syndrome may help play a role in early intervention, and more effective treatment. Now a study from China examines the connection between metabolic syndrome and blood pressure sensitivity.  Metabolic syndrome was defined as the presence of […] Read more »

Healthy Recipe: Sesame Squash

By Laura Brooks on 02/12/2009

Sesame seeds have been used in cooking for over 5,000 years, and it is still used extensively in all kinds of healthy recipes. The seeds themselves come in many sizes and colors as shown (photo right from seasamegrowers.org). Sesame seeds are not only a very good source of many nutrients, they also contain sesamin and sesamolin. Both of special beneficial fibers (called lignans) […] Read more »

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