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Dr. Phil Shares:6 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain at Holiday Parties

I love the holidays! But if you’re trying to lose weight, all the sweet, carb-filled holiday treats can sometimes add stress to your celebrations. In this blog, I’m going to share with you how to enjoy all the delights of the season while still staying true to your weight-loss goals. First, remember that there’s no […]

| December 12th 2017

Dr. Phil Shares: 10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Do you find that the scale moves up a few pounds during this time of the year? During summertime, we’re focused on our bodies, given we know we’ll be wearing the revealing clothing that goes with the season. But when fall and winter come around, that mindset falls away like autumn leaves. Maybe it’s our […]

| December 7th 2017

Dr. Phil Shares: 7 Common Low-Carb Diet Mistakes

  There’s an equal amount of confusion and hype surrounding a low-carb diet. Research shows low-carb diets can be an effective way to shed pounds — although not necessarily superior to weight-reduction results achieved by other diets, such as a low-fat or reduced-calorie diets. But a low-carb diet plan isn’t as straightforward as the name might have you believe. “A low-carbohydrate diet […]

| November 28th 2017

Dr. Phil Shares: Post-Injury Tips to Help You Recover Faster

“Hey, don’t cry,” said the ER nurse, approaching my hospital bed. “We got that arm back in.” Yes we did. It took two doctors, the nurse, me, the threat of being put under general anesthetic, and two giant IV bags of pain meds to do it. And it still hurt like hell. But that’s not […]

| November 21st 2017

Dr. Phil Shares: 14 Exercises for Lower Back Pain

As with bedbugs and the national deficit, the source of lower back pain can be hard to trace. Sometimes it’s a sudden, jarring injury. Other times it’s due to long-term over- or underuse. Often the simple act of sitting (which most office workers do for an estimated 10 hours a day) is to blame for […]

| November 21st 2017

Dr. Phil Shares: The 17 Scariest Halloween Candies

 Trinh Le, R.D. Everywhere you turn, there are bowls of Halloween candy that are full of spooky ingredients like sugar, fat, chocolate, soy lecithin, polyglycerol polyricinoleate, sodium metabisulfate, resinous glaze, and carnauba wax — yum! OK, let’s be honest — a list of sketchy ingredients isn’t going to stop anyone from hoovering a handful of […]

| October 17th 2017

Dr. Phil Shares: Does Yoga Work for Shedding the Pounds?

September 21, 2016 | BY: Rachael Schultz and Kristy Alpert While there are some styles of yoga that can help one burn more than 500 calories per hour — such as Vinyasa (see below) — overall, yoga doesn’t top the list of calorie-torching weight loss workouts one can do to see relatively quick results. But […]

| October 10th 2017

Dr. Phil Shares: Static Stretching vs. Dynamic Stretching: Which Should You Do?

| BY: Adam Bible One of the biggest mistakes newcomers to fitness can make is skipping warm-up exercises before a workout. Not only is warming up valuable, it’s essential, delivering benefits beyond simply preparing your body for exercise, and extending to issues of safety and performance. But older notions of the warm-up may compromise both, making it important […]

| October 5th 2017

Dr. Phil Shares: 10 of the Best Ab Exercises That Aren’t Crunches

Let’s get real: when it comes to ab workouts, there’s nothing more boring than churning out crunches. Set after set. Workout after workout. That’s why the best ab exercises aren’t crunches. And ditching (or at least cutting down on) crunches might do more than eliminate your workout’s yawn factor. It could actually boost your fitness […]

| September 26th 2017