Fitness Tips From the Founder of Body by Simone | InStyle.com

“So many women do bar or yoga but not cardio, which means their heart rates don’t get to a calorie-burning state,” says Simone De La Rue, founder of Body by Simone. “When you dance, your heart rate gets there without your realizing it, and you see results.” Need proof? Look no further than celebrities such as Jennifer Garner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, ...

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Is It Actually Harder to Lose Weight When You’re Short?

Losing weight is hard. But it’s harder for some people more so than others due to a variety of factors: age, activity level, hormones, starting weight, sleep patterns, and yes—height. (FYI, here’s why sleep is the number-one most important thing for a better body.) You’ve probably heard that it’s more difficult for people who are shorter to lose weight. And if you’re ...

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Here’s How Acupuncture Can Help You Lose Weight

Is acupuncture really the next weight loss miracle? Find out here. Photo: 123rf.com Let’s be real: losing weight isn’t always easy. In fact, it can be downright difficult and discouraging when it feels as though you’re doing everything right, yet the numbers on the scale just won’t budge. At times like these, it can be tempting to turn to alternative ...

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8 Ways to Burn More Calories By Walking

Make these quick and simple tweaks to your daily walks for a way more effective workout.   Photo: 123rf.com Walking is a great low-impact workout but because of its relatively low intensity, it doesn’t burn quite as many calories as other cardio exercises like running. That doesn’t mean you have to break into a run to get an effective workout. ...

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5 Foods That May Help You Lose Weight While Snacking

If you want to lose weight, there’s no need to limit your afternoon snacks to carrot sticks and cucumber chunks. When on a diet, we often load up on vegetables and well, vegetables. Some people tend to avoid all types of fats altogether, whether good or bad. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. These five foods are often ...

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8 Smart Hawker Food Swops For Those on a Diet

On a diet? There’s no need to completely give up on hawker food entirely. Make some smart swops with these lower-calorie alternatives. Photo: SPH Keeping in mind that a McSpicy burger is 528 calories, hawker dishes like seafood fried rice (907 cal) and char kway teow (744 cal) give a bad rap to all the other hawker dishes out there. ...

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