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Physical activity: how much is enough & why it matters

Simply being physically active on a regular basis is one of the most effective ways you can achieve great cardiovascular health. Your heart will become stronger, your circulation will develop, your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose control will all improve and you will probably feel less stressed. That’s a pretty powerful health package, and it doesn’t […]

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Healthy eating: Changing your eating habits

The food you eat can affect your health and your risk for certain diseases. To eat healthier food, you may need to change some of your daily habits. You also may need to change some things in your environment. Your environment includes everything around you, like your home or the place you work. You don’t […]

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10 foods to boost your brainpower

By Jo Lewin – Nutritional therapist Eating well is good for your mental as well as your physical health. The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do. But which foods are particularly important to keep our grey matter happy?   1. Opt for wholegrains Like everything else in your body, the […]

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What diet soda does to belly fat

  More evidence that diet soda contributes to weight gain, not weight loss A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that people who drank diet soda gained almost triple the abdominal fat over nine years as those who didn’t drink diet soda. The study analyzed data from 749 people […]

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Nutrition panel calls for less sugar and eases cholesterol and fat restrictions

A nutrition advisory panel that helps shape the country’s official dietary guidelines eased some of its previous restrictions on fat and cholesterol on Thursday and recommended sharp new limits on the amount of added sugar that Americans should consume. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which convenes every five years, followed the lead of other major […]

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Food for thought: Is your brain missing something?

By Bonnie Berkowitz and Laura Stanton Our brains need certain nutrients to keep us happy, focused and functioning at our best. But moderation is key, and gobbling more of a particular nutrient helps only if you’re making up for a deficiency, said neuroscience professor Gary Wenk, author of “Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control […]

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Stand Right: Standing Desk DIY

By J.H. Fearless Do Away with the Chair and Get Standing “I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it, and one is the feeling that I haven’t just been sitting on my ass all afternoon.”—William F. Buckley, Jr. Want to reinvent your workspace with something greener, more ergonomic, […]

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7 big benefits of exercising outside this winter

An outdoor workout in the winter is great for weight loss, but there are other long-term benefits that may surprise you. Let’s face it — it’s tough to find the motivation to exercise outside these days. During the work week, sometimes both legs of our daily commutes are completed in utter darkness. And while weekend […]

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10 tips to make your New Year’s resolution a success

Most of us will make a New Year’s resolution – maybe to lose weight, quit smoking or drink less – but only one in 10 of us will achieve our goal. Psychologists have found we’re more likely to succeed if we break our resolution into smaller goals that are specific, measurable and time-based. Professor Richard […]

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