Aerobic exercise

Want to lose weight? Boost your mood? Increase your stamina? Then add aerobic activity to your routine.

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Atkins Diet

Interested in the Atkins Diet but not sure what it's about? Get the details and a sample menu, plus pros and cons.

Barriers to fitness

Don't have time to exercise? Too tired to work out? Check out these easy ways to increase your physical activity.

BMI calculator

Calorie calculator

Calculate the number of calories you need daily to maintain your weight.


Counting calories

Emotional eating

Energy density

You really can eat more and still lose weight. How? The key is eating foods that are relatively low in calories but high in volume.

Exercise for weight loss

Fitness motivation

Fitting in fitness

Finding time for fitness can be tough. Start by making it convenient.

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Ingredient substitutions

Healthier recipes may be as close as your own pantry. See which ingredient substitutions you can make to improve your diet.

Interval training

Low-carb diet

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid tool

Go beyond the fad diets. Here's your permanent solution for weight control.

Metabolism and weight loss

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Prescription weight-loss drugs

Sample menu

This sample menu shows you how the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid can help you plan daily meals and snacks.

Snacks and weight loss

South Beach Diet

Strength training basics

Wonder if you should add strength training to your fitness program? The short answer is yes. Here's why.

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The Mayo Clinic Diet

The Mayo Clinic Diet is a different approach to weight loss. It's a lifestyle that can help you maintain a healthy weight for a lifetime.

Walking for fitness

Motivated to improve your fitness level? Try walking. It's simple — and effective.

Weight gain after menopause

Concerned about menopause weight gain? Take control of your weight with healthy lifestyle choices - starting today!

Weight loss after pregnancy

Weight training

Weight-loss goals

Weight-loss options

Weight-loss plateau

Weight-loss readiness

Before you plunge into a weight-loss program, see if you're truly ready to change.

Weight-loss strategies

Want to tip the scales in your favor? Here are six ways to win at weight loss and keep the pounds off.

Weight-loss surgery

Have you ever wondered how gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries work? Check out this guide.

April 05, 2014