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"10 Things People Do That Doctors Hate" Review

You're always told what you should do, but do you really know what your doctor hates? I've extracted my favorites from the Harvard Health Publications article "10 Things People Do That Doctors Hate" for you. Whether this list relates to fitness or weight loss, it certainly affects your overall health (which destroys any effort with a Chicago personal trainer). Make each one your priority (and I'll tell you why here).

USING COTTON TIP SWABS TO CLEAN EARS


Inserting a cotton-tipped swab into the ear can push ear wax farther into the canal and may damage the eardrum.



Personal Trainer Wisdom: Usually I need to wear 'Earplanes' ear plugs to minimize the pressure or pain in my ears during and after flights. I never experienced any discomfort until my flight to Denver 6 years ago. To my surprise, ear plugs weren't the blame. When I visited the doctor, I learned that ear wax was pressing against my ear drum. Ironically, I always cleaned my ears with swabs! I thought I was removing the ear wax when, in fact, I was pushing the wax and other particles to the back (what a wonderful thought). The moral of this story: Clean your ears every once awhile with a swab but don't obsess over it and rely on less evasive measures (you are placing a stick in your ear after all).

LICKING WOUNDS


...as natural as it may be for animals to lick their wounds, the human mouth is full of bacteria.

Personal Trainer Wisdom: Hmmmmmm...Although it's fun to mirror our animal counterparts, you may want to consider a new boundary line. Any time you wound yourself, you should always minimize the risk of infection. Licking the fresh cut isn't the answer. The bacteria in your mouth will only add fire to something that is already burning. Be sure to disinfect and bandage as soon as possible and save the licking for the zoo.

REFUSING THE FLU SHOT BECAUSE "I ALWAYS GET THE FLU AFTERWARD"


The vaccine is made from inactive virus particles.

Personal Trainer Wisdom: There isn't much else to say here except "The vaccine is made from inactive virus particles." The flu shot will NOT make you sick. If you happen to feel ill afterward, consider it a result of something you already contracted.

DRINKING BEER TO QUENCH A SUMMER THIRST.


Alcohol can act as a diuretic. So instead of conserving water on a hot summer’s day, your kidneys spill more water.

Personal Trainer Wisdom: Nothing quenches your thirst on a hot, humid day in Chicago like an Old Style beer, right? Not all liquids are created equal, and beer isn't the exception here. It does the opposite since it acts as a diuretic (sorry!). Considering that your liver and kidneys are two of your most important organs for longevity, you may want to mindfully choose a glass of water first.

What things has your doctor told you he or she hated? Anything related to weight loss or personal fitness ?

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Simplemost.com/william87-Fotolia-Besides the effect on your personal weight loss, would your doctor tell you not to drink beer for other reasons too?

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Author: Michael Moody Fitness with excerpt sourced from the article " 10 Things People Do That Doctors Hate " on MSN.com.
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"17 Weight Loss Rules You Can Cheat On" Review

Life isn't perfect and your weight loss approach shouldn't be either. Test your boundaries and figure out what you can get away with by bending the following rules (from the article " 17 Weight Loss Rules You Can Cheat On"). I've chosen the top 11 from their list.

1. ONLY DO HEART-THUMPING WORKOUTS




2. YOU HAVE TO “DO” ABS TO GET ABS




3. DON’T WEIGH YOURSELF TOO OFTEN




4. CUT BACK ON CARBS




5. COUNT YOUR CALORIES




6. EAT EVERYTHING IN MODERATION




7. DON’T EAT THE YOLK




8. DISTANCE CARDIO IS MANDATORY




9. EAT A VARIED DIET




10. AVOID ALCOHOL




11. FEAR FAT




Which weight loss rules will you bend first?

Picture Credit: Photo Credit MSN.com/Eat This, Eat That - Since my personal training clients live in the midwest, it's unrealistic to think that they'll completely avoid alcohol. Is this the best option while trying to lose weight?

Article Credit:
Author: Michael Moody Fitness with excerpt sourced from the article "17 Weight Loss Rules You Can Cheat On" on MSN.com
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"The 30 Best Breakfast Habits to Drop 5 Pounds" Review

If you want to lose weight in the new year, there's no better way to start than the beginning of every day!

I've dissected the Eat This, Eat That article: "The 30 Best Breakfast Habits to Drop 5 Pounds" article. Of this list, I've chosen the top 9 you should most definitely integrate into your morning habits:

1. PREPARE BREAKFAST THE NIGHT BEFORE




2. AND THEN GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP




3. CATCH THE WORM




4. GIVE YOUR ALARM A LABEL




5. DRINK A GLASS OF WATER




6. USE THE SCALE




7. MEDITATE




8. GET DRESSED FOR BREAKFAST




9. CHUCK OUT YOUR SUGARY CEREALS




What other breakfast habits help you lose weight?

Picture Credit: © money.cnn.com - You'll be lucky to lose weight while eating this cereal (or any) every morning.


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Author: Michael Moody Fitness with excerpt sourced from Eat This, Not That!
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Chicago Personal Trainer and Author, Michael Moody

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"20 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Fast Food" Review

Eating fast food affects you from head to toe. Here's what you can expect from a diet high in McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell and others. I've chose the top 10 from the article on http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/20-things-that-happen-to-your-body-when-you-eat-fast-food/ss-BBnaBb2#image=1.

YOU’LL INCREASE YOUR OBESITY RISK




YOU’LL HEIGHTEN YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE




MEMORY AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION WILL DECLINE




YOU’LL BE CONSTIPATED




YOU’LL BLOAT




YOUR TEETH WILL DECAY




YOUR BLOOD SUGAR WILL SPIKE




YOUR CHOLESTEROL COULD SKYROCKET




Picture Credit: Eat This, Not That-How will this food affect your body?


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Author: Excerpt from Eat This, Not That (Adapted)
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"Science Confirms Two Ways to Lose Weight Fast" Review

Do you agree with this article? http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/weightloss/science-confirms-two-ways-to-lose-weight-fast/ar-BBm84ro

Picture Credit: msn.com-How will this plate help you lose weight fast?

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Author: Excerpt sourced from Eat This, Not That!
"Science Confirms Two Ways to Lose Weight Fast" Review
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