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Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH


Most Popular in 2010 - Did you hear?

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Monday, Jan 31, 2011

The Stand Up (more) & Eat (better) web site is an educational and participatory site to help people balance the calories they eat with the calories they burn each day. Essentially, the site helps to promote "calorie literacy." In doing so, the blog has served as a medium to offer fresh, new information each week that is research based.

Since its inception in 2008, the site has had a number of very popular blogs. Below is a listing of the most popular ones in 2010, based on the number of page views.

  1. Exercise for Weight Maintenance: How Long? - What is the most important factor in weight maintenance? Level of physical activity, caloric intake, or other factors? About 80% of people who lose weight gain it back. How can we keep the weight off?
  2. What Does 100 Calories Look Like? - Do you know? We teach kids their A, B, C’s, and 1, 2, 3’s and all the way to 100, but how to do you count to 100 calories?
  3. Smith Machine Versus Free Weight Bench: A Battle of Goals - Weight rooms have tons of equipment, but what piece of equipment is the best one?
  4. Fitness Vs. Fatness: Diets Vs. Exercise for Weight Loss - Is it really worth it to exercise plus diet, or can dieting alone do enough?
  5. Physically Active with a Sedentary Lifestyle: Are You at Risk
  6. Treadmill Vs. Elliptical: Which is a Better Workout 
  7. Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle: What Really Works 
  8. Pare Your Apple Shape with Exercise
  9. Have a Happy Calorie-Controlled Thanksgiving
  10. Satiation and Satiety: How to Feel Satisfied 
Were your favorites from 2010 in the top ten listed above? If not, share your favorites from our site on our Facebook page.

As we start another year of blogs on the Stand Up (more) & Eat (better) web site, we hope to inspire, inform, and continue to promote “calorie literacy.” Become a part of “Our Cause” and share the site with others, forward a blog or maybe even just print one out and post it at the gym or office for friends to read.

And as we write this next year, what topics would you like to see tackled? What areas do you have questions about? Let us know your topic ideas, questions, and comments on our Facebook site and check back frequently to find your answers.