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on Dec 26, 2011 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

If you are one of the millions of people who are genetically predisposed to obesity, getting more exercise may help you trump the cards nature has dealt you. A new study suggests that even moderate physical activity can reduce the influence of an obesity-related gene variation by more than one-quarter.

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on Dec 26, 2011 10:00 AM in Success Stories

 

The Jenny Craig program along with Calorie Count has been helping Kdub10s rethink her way of eating as well as monitoring the type of foods she eats. This, along with a positive mindset has helped her lose 52 lbs, and she is now focusing on maintaining her weight loss

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on Dec 25, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

Muscle strength and endurance, heart health, and flexibility are a three-pronged approach to many fitness programs, but there’s another element to being healthy that a lot of people miss: balance.

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on Dec 24, 2011 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

On the days when I am dragging, my dog, Murphy, reminds me that exercise should be fun. Murphy’s energy is contagious, so it makes me look forward to our time together. He gets so excited before we go outside for a walk. Imagine if we all felt that excited before exercise! Here are six reasons why you should work out with your fury friend.

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on Dec 24, 2011 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

Savvy shoppers watching their caloric intake know that ice cream, pizza, and cookies could push them over their daily limit. But you may be surprised at how foods that have a reputation for being “healthy” pack a surprisingly high amount of calories in a single serving.

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on Dec 23, 2011 10:00 AM in Recipes

 

Dashing through the halls of the office trying to tie up loose ends, rushing home only to be greeted with an array of household chores, dealing with the car that decided it just had to act up right now, and decking the home with

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on Dec 22, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating

 

How much do you really know about what’s in your food? As an editor for EatingWell Magazine, I know quite a bit, which at times can be unsettling. What do I mean? Well, for example, when I first starting reading about bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used to make certain plastics, including some used to store food and drinks, I was a little freaked. Science suggests that BPA may disrupt hormones and possibly lead to reproductive problems. 

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on Dec 22, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

 

The latest release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a 4% drop in food expenditures by consumers in 2010. So how?d your wallet fare food-wise this year?

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on Dec 21, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating

 

The way scientific studies and health gurus alike have touted the perks of tea over the past few years, you'd think the stuff was some kind of all-powerful magical elixir. Improving heart health, reducing cancer risk, warding off dementia and diabetes—there's barely a health benefit that hasn't been credited to tea. It's true that the brew has disease-fighting antioxidants, and, as far as anyone can tell, should be great for us. "The science is certainly promising," says David L. Katz, MD, director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center

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on Dec 21, 2011 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

Eating food raw is not just for raw foodists. Not only is it convenient for on the go snacks, raw fruits and vegetables can also improve your health.

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on Dec 21, 2011 09:50 AM in Tips & Updates

 

Mary Hartley, RD explains probiotics, a type of bacteria that is touted for its health benefits.

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on Dec 20, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

 

Maximal initial weight loss is generally achieved within six months. But what happens after the weight loss courtship is over and the reward of losing pounds is gone? The answer is maintenance.

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on Dec 19, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating

 

Breakfast is hands-down my favorite meal of the day. Mostly I keep it simple—toast and peanut butter, fruit and yogurt. But when I have more time or when I go out to eat, I’m faced with an important choice: pancakes or eggs?

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on Dec 19, 2011 10:00 AM in Success Stories

 

Cobra6707’s conversation with his doctor about his high blood pressure and a history of Diabetes in his family prompted him to change his lifestyle.  By revamping his eating habits, he has lost 67lbs, quit smoking and is nearing his target weight

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on Dec 18, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

With Christmas right around the corner, the race to finish your Holiday shopping has officially begun. You might find it hard to make it to the gym but you can turn a few hours at the mall into a calorie burning sweat session.

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