University researchers in the Midwest wanted to find out if beginner exercisers were lifting the right amount of weight when exercising. They studied 30 men and women, asking them to choose their weights for five different exercises. The majority of... Read more
It never fails. Just when you want to look your best, you wake up with a huge pimple that seems to scream, “Look at me!” Not exactly the impression you want to make on the world. Fortunately, taking care of your skin isn’t complicat... Read more
You’ve made the commitment. You’re not going to hibernate this year just because it’s winter. But you’re cold when it’s 75 degrees and sunny! Just the thought of going outdoors right now makes you shiver.
Take heart... Read more
Sometimes, it’s all you can do to squeeze a workout during your lunch hour or before the evening PTA meeting. In an ideal world, you’d also have time to shower, fix your hair, and dress to impress. But in the real world, you don't alw... Read more
It’s easy to ignore your skin when it’s doing its job right. For most people, basic washing and a little sunscreen is all they need. But when you have a problem with your skin, it can be all-consuming. Acne can break your self-confidence,... Read more
Okay well im a 17 year old make who's weighed 260 at the fattest point in life at the age of 12. I now weigh 177 and I have 22% body fat. I've began working out everyday again in hopes to lower that percentage but I look at my lower abs and they're j... Read more
Hi all. I have a question that has been bugging me and i was wondering if anyone has some "on hand" advice/experience they could share.
When I lose this weight (and please note the optimism that I said "when" not "if" 9 ) will I have a lot... Read more
I've read that many times when people lose a significant amount of weight that excess or loose skin becomes an issue for them.
Has this happened for anyone on here? Is anyone on here who is on their way to their goal weight afraid of having exce... Read more
Just curious...when cooking salmon steaks are you supposed to leave the skin on and eat it or cut it off before cooking? I have done both ways. I was thinking the oils in the skin were good for you, but have heard from a friend there may be bad thi... Read more
I have quite a bit of loose skin on my arms, stomach, and inner thighs. I've been losing the weight slowly (95 lbs over two years) and have youth on my side (I'm 25) but it's still there and I'd like it gone. I don't want to go the surgery route.... Read more
Severe resistance to insulin makes it difficult for the body to clear fat from the blood thus triglycerides rise to extremely high levels and skin eruptions will appear and maybe itching. Itching skin can have many causes, such as a yeast infection,... Read more
Welcome fellow TOPS members! Support each other in times away from meetings or just for fun and encouragement. Everyday is a challenge for all of us; take it to the MAX and Take Off Pounds Sensibly!... Read more
Skincare ExpertsDr. David Bank, dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New YorkDr. Doris Day, dermatologist in New York CityDr. Howard Murad, dermatologist in Los Angeles and founder of Murad, Inc.Expert Tips1. Skip the bubbles. Foamy lather feels luxuri... Read more
A dozen derm-approved tricks for smooth, soft, sexy skin all season. Get advice from these skincare experts: Dr. David Bank, dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New York Dr. Doris Day, dermatologist in New York City and Dr. Howard Murad, der... Read more
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