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Alina McKee Bradford is a writer with more than 18 years of experience. Her specialties are health, tech, DIY and lifestyle topics. She also has a substantial social media following.

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Ab Workouts That Don't Hurt Your Back

When I was in my teens, I had a bout of severe back spasms that ended up curving my spine slightly. Although it wasn't a big deal medically, since then, normal ab workouts leave me with more than just


A High Protein Diet Didn't Work for Me

Back in 2005, I tried eating a high-protein diet. This was back when the Atkins' Diet was making headlines like it was just invented, even though it had been around for decades. People were tossing their


Weight Loss Help: Are two 15-Minute Workouts Better Than a 30 ...

I've read in magazines that doing two quick workouts is a great way to get in shape if you're pressed for time. I was skeptical, so for some weight loss help I consulted Chad Ruf, director of Personal

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Why 1200 Calorie Diets Aren't for Everyone

This is a public service message from me to you: Don't automatically assume that just because a book or online plan tells you that a 1200 calorie diet is the key to losing weight that it is right. Depending


Army Training Workouts

Running is a key component to an Army workout.
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Training for the physical fitness tests (PFT) required by the Army entails dedication and hard work, but when you pass t...


Cardiomyopathy is a Scary Word to Someone Who's Overweight

A while back, someone accused me of having heart disease. I assured the person that, no, I do not have any form of heart disease. Your heart doesn't work right, right? asked the person. Well no,


How to Lose 10 Pounds Over and Over Again

Lose 10 pounds, they say. You'll feel better, even if you still have a lot more weight to lose, they say. If I had a dollar for every time I've lost 10 pounds I'd be rich. For me, losing 10 pounds isn't


Natural Weight Loss Strategies

I'm all for all-natural, so it probably isn't a surprise that I like the idea of natural weight loss. I guess this term can mean different things for different people, but for me, it means staying away


What is Gluten, and What is the Big Deal?

When I was 20, I remember my mother-in-law bragging about how she would make gluten. It saved money because you could eat it instead of meat, she said. I had no idea what she was talking about, and at