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Don’t watch your weight! It’s that time of year again. “Lose weight now” messages from the $60 BILLION diet industry are everywhere! This diet industry thrives because none of their products works for more than a few weeks. The entire industry is a wash, rinse, repeat--endlessly-profit center. But the biggest problem is that weight is the wrong thing to change and the wrong thing to want to lose! Instead, we should be changing Body Composition. Body Composition is the sum of 2 things: the amount of your Body Fat + the amount of Lean Body Mass (muscle, tissue, bones, skin, everything else). To best explain the distinction, let’s look at two people, both 5 foot 10 inches tall, both weighing 200 lbs. Imagine what they each look like with this Body Composition: Person 1: 22% Body Fat + 78% LBM (44lbs fat + 156lbs LBM)
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correct composition is reached—and that doesn’t come from an insurance table compiled in the 1950s, like the weight/age numbers everyone thinks of as targets. The goal is an individual ratio, determined by your own body.
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Improve your sleep and watch your life get better (NAPSI)—Here’s eye-opening news: One simple lifestyle change can improve your cognitive functioning; decrease anxiety, depression, anger and irritability; and even improve your libido! Just one change and you’ll have more energy, be more productive and likely improve the quality of your personal relationships. You could even improve your immune system and decrease your risk for weight gain, obesity, diabetes and heart disease, doctor visits and hospitalizations, leading to lower medical bills. Seem like a lot of work? Relax! The way to get all these benefits is simple. You just need to get more sleep. For many Americans, that may seem easier said than done. Richard Shane, Ph.D., developer of the Sleep Easily All-in-One Sleep Kit, notes that behavior changes known as sleep hygiene can help. For occasional or moderate sleep problems, try these steps first: First, follow a regular sleep schedule. That helps regulate your body clock so you can sleep. Next, try to avoid stimulating substances like caffeine, including chocolate and caffeinated sodas, six hours
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