Health

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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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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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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Twelve tips for a healthy Christmas

From defrosting turkey to using leftovers, these food safety tips will help stop your turkey from knocking the stuffing out of you this Christmas. Avoid cross-contamination Keep all raw food, whether it’s turkey or vegetables, separate from ready-to-eat foods to avoid cross-contamination. Use separate chopping boards for raw food and ready-to-eat food. Raw foods can […]

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Understanding Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is sometimes called a “silent disease” with few, if any, noticeable changes to your health to indicate you have it. Often, the first indication of osteoporosis is when a bone breaks. Osteoporosis can strike at any age, but occurs mostly in people over 50. By age 70, between 30 and 40 percent of all […]

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Sitting is the new smoking

The ticking clock and furious patter of computer keys are staples in offices around the world. Regardless of specific business, offices share many similarities. One such similarity is a sedentary culture and studies show all that sitting is taking a major toll on employee health. From the driver’s seat to the office chair and then […]

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15 tiny tweaks for an instant health makeover

It always struck me as slightly odd that we make health resolutions in January. Sure, a new year is a theoretical blank slate — and our holiday habits provide us with ample inspiration for things we’d very much like to change about the way we treat our bodies. And, it helps that everyone around us […]

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How to organize your fridge to keep food fresher, longer (and cut your energy bill)

Tip: Your fridge isn’t just a closet for food—it’s a high-tech device that helps you store all of your favorite snacks, condiments, and meal-fixins in optimal conditions. Not only do refrigerators have different compartments that serve different purposes, they also have different temperature zones. This means that if you’re storing things in the wrong place, […]

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Wearable fitness trackers have made a splash in training and exercise communities, but are they for you?

It seems every training apparel company has jumped on the wearable fitness tracker bandwagon recently, promising to be the most effective tool for maximizing your workout routine. Nike, Reebok, Jawbone, Samsung, and Fitbit have blazed the trail for other companies looking to cash in on the newest innovation combining technology and exercise. In spite of […]

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