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Does Lifting Weights Stunt Growth? The Answer May Surprise You!

It is common knowledge in the health and wellness field these days that lifting weights aids weight loss, builds strength, and improves bone density. Athletes and average people alike are learning to benefit from adding weight lifting to their routines.

But if you’re a teen athlete, a high school kid, or a health-conscious parent, you may have a few fears. Many people over the years have asked: does lifting weights stunt growth?

This is a very common fear. But is this fear justified? We took the time to gather up all the research on this subject. Read on to learn the truth.

Losing Weight Is A Mind Game, I Won!

“Losing weight is a mind game, change your mind and your body will follow.” I remember seeing these exact words printed on a stranger’s shirt. At first I paid no attention but later on, it got me thinking, can I really lose weight and just maybe get some curves on my body?

Well, in all honesty, this was not the first time I have thought about losing weight. It was something I had been struggling with for years. If anything, I was obsessed with it. I had tried so many routines to no avail and up until I came across the printed shirt, I had lost hope in ever losing weight.

But this is not a sob story, I’m not about to narrate my struggles with weight loss. I’m not going to tell you that it was the most trying time of my life. I will also not tell you that more often than not, I wanted to quit and stay obese. Instead, I will make this a story about a young woman’s triumph over obesity.

So, if by now you haven’t lost interest and you want to know how a woman in her late twenties managed to shade over 50 pounds in three months, read on. But first, a disclaimer. I am not by any chance a doctor or a health expert. Just a girl who lost a huge amount of weight looking to share her weight loss success stories. Enjoy!

How Many Calories Does Yoga Burn? (Yoga Deciphered!)

I have been doing yoga for almost one year now. While my focus is the other benefits it comes with, I have to confess that time and again, I have noticed my weight stabilize and even drop a few pounds.

So, it is an open secret that yoga being a physical activity, can most definitely lead to burning of calories and at times, weight loss. There are many ways to lose weight and yoga is among them. The bigger question however is, how many calories does yoga burn?

Well, this question has been posed time and again, and time and again, the answer is the same; it depends. There is no standard number of calories burnt while doing yoga. The burnt calories depend on a number of factors. Curious? Find out more!

How To Increase Appetite Without Medication

Food is one of the greatest joys of life, but for many, a sluggish appetite can put a damper on mealtime.

While we often hear of the consequences of overeating, the opposite can be just as serious of a concern. Our appetites are responsible for ensuring that our bodies consume the proper number of calories to keep our muscles strong, our energy levels high, and our bodies functioning at top notch. Without proper caloric intake, even the most basic of daily tasks can seem overwhelming, and you might find yourself searching for how to increase your appetite.

Many factors come together to keep our appetites working as they should, under normal circumstances. However, everything from illness, medications, emotional states, activity levels, and more can all interfere with a healthy appetite.

Food and meals should be one of the greatest joys of life, not a task. While of course appetite levels naturally fluctuate based on age, weight, activity level, and other factors, if you find your low appetite levels carrying on for more than just a day or two, consider following the steps below as a natural and enjoyable way to boost your appetite enjoy your mealtimes once again.