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on Jul 26, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


If your doctor says you have reached your adult height, then you can lose up to 8 pounds a month.  Research shows that these solutions

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on Jul 19, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


For low cost and practicality, nothing beats skinfold measurements for assessing body fat.  Get measured by someone who is trained

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on Jul 10, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


The body does not effectively remove fluid from the tissues in hot, humid weather.  Limiting dietary sodium to 2,300 mg might help, but don’t

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on Jul 03, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


Calories from alcohol affect weight loss just like any other calories. They are considered to be discretionary calories because they are not

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on Jun 26, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


Consider these good snacks for the beach that even fussy eaters may like:  Dried food, such as nuts, dried fruit, cereal, crackers, pretzels, jerky

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on Jun 19, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


The answer depends on whom is setting the recommendations, which are always based on age. The Institute of Medicine sets the Adequate

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on Jun 12, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


When you eat any food, but particularly high-sugar foods such as fruit, fruited yogurt and pasta, the pancreas produces insulin to usher

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on Jun 05, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


A doctor diagnoses gluten intolerance, also called Celiac Disease, by taking blood tests for certain antibodies. If the blood tests are positive

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on May 29, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


Actually, water loss accounts for most of the shrinkage in grilled and roasted meat, and water loss does not reduce the calorie count.  Grilling reduces the

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on May 22, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


Activities vary in their calorie burning potential depending on the vigor with which they are performed.  For instance, general water aerobics burns 272 calories per hour but jogging in water burns 544 calorie per hour for a 150 lb person.  In contrast

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on May 15, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


There is no substitute for a balanced diet and plenty of fluids when it comes to maintaining healthy skin. That’s because skin integrity depends on a host of different nutrients.  But a few

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on May 08, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


First, get your husband to buy into your need to exercise. Explain that, together, you are a team and you both need to stay healthy (not to mention hot) for both of you. And then

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on May 01, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


Look at your meals and snacks as opportunities to deliver as many nutrients to your body as you can.  It’s best to have

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on Apr 24, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


Rope skipping is an excellent cardio-respiratory endurance exercise that also builds muscles and bones and improves balance and coordination. Five minutes is

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on Apr 17, 2011 10:00 AM in Site Highlights


Mindless eating is not unusual.  But watching yourself do it - even in retrospect - is half the battle. Mindless eating takes many forms: the

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