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    Staying active is one of the best ways to lose weight. Incorporating physical activities into your daily routine is easiest way to do this. A great exercise that can be incorporated into daily activities is taking the stairs. When you are going up a building, skip the elevator and just take the stairs. Walking up stairs is challenging for your muscles, but relatively gentle on your knees (as opposed to walking down stairs which is easy on your muscles but damaging to your knees).

    (Number of calories burned listed above on a treadmill; it is the third number) Everyone who has used a piece of electronic exercise equipment has seen them: the calorie counters that display how many calories you have burned by working out. The number of calories burned always seems depressingly low. You've worked extremely hard, your muscles are burning, and sweating is dripping down your face, but it looks like you have barely burned any calories at all. Don't worry, you've burned more calories than you think you have. That's because exercise equipment only counts the calories you burn by doing that exercise; they don't count the calories you burn normally (or when you're "resting" as we say in the medical community). Think about it, a ...Read More

    (Photographer: Michal Zacharzewski) For those of you that don't know, the Nintendo Wii (pictured above, to the left of the TV), the Xbox Kinect, and the Playstation Move are video game systems that are played by moving and jumping around, not by using a controller. While using these devices you'll find yourself sweating and breathing heavily. (Remember: we said to burn calories you require more oxygen to fuel the fires in your muscles!) Our opinion: These devices are not a perfect replacement for "regular" exercise (jogging, biking, swimming, etc.), but they are pretty darn good! The Wii, Kinect, and Move can all be used by children and adults to burn those calories. We're serious about this. If you can fit in "regular" exercise to your routine then please ...Read More