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PERRY BUCHANAN: Men and women have weight-loss differences

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Once the holidays are over, weight-loss resolutions will set in

From couples, I often hear the complaint, “My husband is doing great on his weight-loss program, but I’m not doing as well. Why is he losing weight faster?” There are three main reasons — metabolism, hormones and body composition.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: Thankful for the benefits of fitness

HEALTH & FITNESS: An active life can reduce chances of some chronic health problems

One of the best prescriptions for avoiding chronic diseases as an active, fit lifestyle.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: A diet break can be a good thing

HEALTH & FITNESS: The concept tends to be counterintuitive

Research has shown that people who are more flexible in their eating patterns are actually more successful in the long term, showing less of binge eating habits and weighing less.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: Seven deadly sins of fitness

HEALTH & FITNESS: Fortunately, for these sins there also are healthy redemptions

Succumbing to the “7 Deadly Sins” of fitness will stall your progress.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: Augie Nieto inspires with his fight against ALS

HEALTH & FITNESS: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis kills 6,000 people every year

While the ice bucket challenge has drawn some criticism, awareness about this always fatal illness also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is needed.

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PERRY BUCHANAN:'Not-to-do' lists also important for your health

HEALTH & FITNESS: Don't stress the small stuff

We’re all familiar with creating a to-do list to get things done. Another list which can be even more important is the not to-do list.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: Shoot for a sustainable workout program

HEALTH AND FITNESS: If you are too extreme, you quickly can burn yourself out

Developing a reasonable, sustainable workout program is the best chance for maintaining a healthier lifestyle.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: Sweating is healthy, but not an indication an weight loss

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Sweating helps the body maintain temperature, but water loss does not mean fat loss

Sweating has many benefits, but is not a sign that you are burning calories.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: You shouldn't buy into the gluten-free diet hype

HEALTH & FITNESS: Gluten allergies do exist, but most who try it don't know why they should go gluten-free

If you’re not allergic to gluten or have celiac disease, you need to make sure you’re not exposing your diet to more fat, sugar and artificial ingredients that will have an adverse effect on your weight and health.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: Maintaining your weight loss success

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Weight maintenance os an elusive proposition for most dieters

In losing weight, the idea is to lose fat, not lean muscle. Once the weight’s off, there are some tips on how to keep it from coming back.

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