Health Hound’s Top 10 Fitness Fads of 2012

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This time of year everybody is putting out their “Top Ten This” and “Top Ten That” lists of the past year, so The Hound thought it would be a good time to put together his list of  the Top Ten Fitness Fads of 2012. Some of these are legitimate new spins on proven thoughts and […]

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Is Slow and Steady The Healthy Way to Weight Loss?

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I may be Hound Dog, but when it comes to weight loss – I’ve learned a thing or two from a turtle! Remember the story of the Tortoise and the Hare? The moral was “slow and steady wins the race.” That is also true for crossing the finish line of your ultimate weight loss goal. […]

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The Health Hound Review of Moringa Oleifera

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Moringa Oleifera

 Henry’s rating 3 out of 5  Hey, you know how us dogs feel about trees! So when this Health Hound heard about a new weight loss supplement making the rounds being called the Miracle Tree – you know I had to go sniff around its roots! It is also called horseradish tree or drumstick tree, […]

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Chia Seeds and Weight Loss

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If you are about The Hound’s age, then surely you remember the catchy “Chi-chi—chia” jingle in the commercials for what is arguably the weirdest gift ever created – the Chia Pet. So, you can imagine my surprise, when I found out that instead of a worthless knick-knack, the chia plant actually could help with managing […]

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Ten Holiday Weight Loss Tips to be Thankful For

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OK, I know the closer we get to the Holidays, the harder it is to stick to our fitness and weight loss goals. I have one friend who refers to this as the “cookie season” – where he can’t go anywhere between Thanksgiving and New Year’s without being tempted by cookies, cake, calorie-laden hot beverages, […]

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High Intensity Interval Training Best Cardio To Burn Fat?

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High Intensity Interval Training is one of the most popular new workouts. While HiiT workouts seem to be the newest thing in workouts, they are actually not new.  High Intensity Interval Training is a workout that is based upon the Tabata Protocol.  The Tabata Protocol was created by Izumi Tabata several years ago–in 1997. Tabata […]

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Fighting Fat Boosts the Brain

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If you are a regular reader of the Hound, then you know that eating right and exercising is a smart thing to do. But did you know that losing weight and getting in shape could actually make you smarter? It’s true – fitness gurus have long known of the “mind-body” connection when it comes to […]

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Health Benefits of Yoga Nidra

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When you think of yoga you think of stretching and twisting, bending and moving into positions more akin to a pretzel – or at least a cat – than a Hound Dog. And yeah, there are some positions in traditional yoga that if The Hound could ever get himself into, would probably require a Rescue […]

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Health Benefits of Progressive Muscle Relaxation

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“Just relax,” “Mellow-out,” “Take a chill-pill…” Good advice. Both eastern and western medical practices all recognize the toll stress takes on your health. But in these frenetic 24/7, digital, always on, times, finding ways to relax can be – pretty stressful! But a friend of the Hound’s recently returned from a retreat where he discovered […]

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Caralluma Fimbriata and Weight Loss

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A few years ago Hoodia hit the scene as a popular weight loss supplement. It’s derived from the hoodia gordonii cactus, a so-called “famine food” used by hunters in the Kalahari Desert of Africa to stave off hunger. Hoodia’s ability to suppress appetite, and lower blood sugar has been well documented in clinical trials.  Now, […]

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