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Finding More Motivation To Get In Shape

Filed under: Exclusives!Q&AFitness

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A FitPerez reader didn't end up staying on top of their New Year's resolution to lose weight. This Perezcious reader needs new motivation and asked Dr. J for advice, writing:

My New Year's resolution was to get in shape and drop a few pounds. I totally didn't stick with it and am trying to find some new motivation. I want to get back on track but feel like I don't have a plan. What will help me achieve my goals?

According to Dr. J

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Microchip Implant Can Deliver Daily Dose Of Medication!

Filed under: HealthBodyMedicineScience!

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Is this a glimpse of how we'll be taking all of our medications in the future?

Scientists have successfully implanted microchips in seven women with osteoporosis that emitted a dose of a bone-strengthening drug once a day without them even noticing.

The microchip, placed below the waistline, was able to deliver the drug as effectively as their otherwise "daunting" daily injection.

While more research is necessary, the study has been called "an important milestone" in medicine because many women with severe osteoporosis are prescribed a drug called teriparatid to build their bone density, but often quit it because of the tedious and painful injections.

This test involved a microchip that was able to store 20 doses of the drug, but the company behind the technology is setting its sights on testing a chip in 2014 that can hold 365 doses.

Osteoporosis is just the tip of the iceberg too. Other uses in the field of implanted medicine could include a contraceptive rod placed in the arm to release hormones preventing pregnancy AND a chip in the brain that targets the remaining cancer cells after doctors remove a brain tumor.

Pretty cool, right?

[Image via MicroCHIPS, Inc..]

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Study Suggests The More You Run, The More You Can Eat Without Gaining Weight

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For anybody that hates dieting, we have an alternative for you — run. A lot.

Research from the American College of Sports Medicine suggests that people who run at least 5 miles a day may maintain their slim waistline and low BMI no matter what they eat!

After categorizing 106,736 runners by the average distance they run every day — 1 milers, 2-3 milers, 3-4 milers, 4-5 milers, and 5 or more — the data revealed runners reduced

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Make Your Own Black Bean Hummus

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Are you finally ready to give up potato chips as your go to snack in exchange for something that won't expand your waistline?

It's about time!

Scott from Dynamics of Motion and celebrity chef Paola Petrella are presenting you with a delicious, low fat recipe for black bean hummus, which can be made in just seconds!

Check out the video above to learn the simple recipe and share it with your friends!

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Food That Promotes Healthy Skin

Filed under: Exclusives!FoodHealthMargaux J. Rathbun

A healthy diet can do A LOT more than just keep our waistlines small. It can also help keep our skin clear!

Between staying hydrated, eating lots of fiber and antioxidants, your dietary choices can be almost as effective as Proactiv when battling acne.

Check out the video above to learn about food that promotes healthier skin from certified nutritional therapy practitioner Margaux J. Rathbun!

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How To Tone Abs Without Losing Your Body's Curves

Filed under: Exclusives!Q&AFitnessAbsJennifer Cohen

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Everyone wants a six pack, but not everyone wants to lose their curves! In fact, thicker legs or a bigger butt can sometimes be a person's sexiest feature!

FitPerez reader Alex wants to tone up her midsection, but be careful not to lose too much weight on other parts of her body in the process! She wrote to celebrity trainer Jennifer Cohen for some help, asking:

Hi Jennifer,

Quick question for you - I have been doing lounges, crunches and squats. I want firm abs while keeping a thick lower body-thighs and butt.

What can I do to keep a thick lower body while firming my abs?

According to Jennifer:

2 things you need to remember - you can't spot reduce and you have to work with your body type.

You can firm up your abs by making healthy diet choices and doing overall cardio workouts to reduce your body fat, and doing core-strengthening exercises, like crunches and push-ups, with twisting-motion exercises to target your waistline. For your lower thighs and butt, lunges will keep those muscles toned and active. Again, it all depends on the body you're working with - you want to aim for a healthy, fit life, and to look like the best YOU.

Click here to see a few exercises for your waistline in one of my videos, "Great At Home Workout for Curvy Bodies".

If you've got a question for Jennifer, tweet her @JenCohenNGR or write us at Tips@FitPerez.com!

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Diet Soda May Be A Diabetes Risk AND Linked To Weight Gain

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Bad news for diet soda lovers.

A study presented at an American Diabetes Association meeting this week showed that diet soda actually RAISED blood sugar in mice prone to diabetes AND led to a larger waistline in humans.

Researchers running the San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging collected height, weight, waist circumference and diet soda intake data from 474 elderly people, then followed up with them an average of 9.5 years later.

Those who drank ONE diet soda a day had developed waist circumferences 70% greater than those who did not drink diet soda. People drinking at least TWO diet sodas a day blew up 500% more than those not drinking diet soda.

In a second study, researchers fed aspartame — an artificial sweetener found in diet soda — to diabetes prone mice for three months and found the animals had higher blood glucose levels than those not fed the sweetener.

Yuck!

Although we're not experts, we're leaning toward agreeing with researcher Helen P. Hazuda, Ph.D., who came to the conclusion:

"Data from this and other prospective studies suggest that the promotion of diet sodas and artificial sweeteners as healthy alternatives may be ill-advised. They may be free of calories but not of consequences."

If you're looking to cut calories, why not just cut soda entirely from your diet and replace it with another 0 calorie option — water!

[Image via AP Images.]

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