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THE SKINNY ON TRANS FATS

on May 9th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Ever wonder how some products spend weeks or months on the grocery store shelf, countless days in the back of your pantry, but are still good when you finally open and enjoy them? The answer is trans fat, a solid fat that improves taste, enhances texture, and extends shelf life. However, trans fat is the only fat […]

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MAKE YOURSELF WHOLE… GRAINS

on April 25th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Rice, pasta, and bread are just some of a carbohydrate lover’s favorite foods. While it is important to enjoy these dishes in moderation, you need to ensure you are consuming whole grains instead of refined grains whenever possible. Why? Because during the refining process, much of the B vitamins, iron, and dietary fiber are removed, […]

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BEING HEALTHY ON A BUDGET

on April 11th, 2014 Leave a Comment

In these tough economic times, wise spending and money saving have become increasingly more important. But, how about adding living a healthy lifestyle to your budget-friendly list? Not only will it help you look and feel better, but it can help keep your money in your pockets too! Here’s how: Drinking Water: An important part of all […]

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EXERCISE AND LIVE LONGER, STUDIES SAY

on March 28th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Exercising is beneficial to us for many reasons. Most know that exercise helps fight against diseases and other health conditions and has also been founded to put is in a better mood, boost energy, and give us a better quality of life. But did you know that exercise can also increase your life expectancy? Research by […]

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SAY I DON’T TO TEMPTATION

on March 14th, 2014 Leave a Comment

During the road to weight loss, temptations can arise on a regular basis. How you deal with one temptation can have an effect on how you deal with the next. Researchers from the University of Houston and Boston College conducted a study that showed people who respond to temptation by saying I don’t are more likely to stay on […]

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HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS SHOULD AGGRESSIVELY TREAT UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLES

on February 28th, 2014 Leave a Comment

In a statement made by the American Heart Association (AHA) earlier this month, healthcare providers should treat unhealthy behaviors as aggressively as they treat high blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart disease risk factors. Behaviors such as smoking, unhealthy body weight, poor diet quality, and lack of physical activity can all lead to an unhealthy […]

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SPOTLIGHT ON: CALCIUM

on February 21st, 2014 Leave a Comment

Best known as the bone builder, not only does calcium help prevent osteoporosis – a bone-weakening disease that afflicts eight million women in the United States – it is used by every cell and tissue in the body. For example, it helps muscles contract, including those you use consciously (like your biceps) and those you […]

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PAY ATTENTION: MINDFUL EATING HABITS

on February 14th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Let’s face it; we live in a society of rushing, multitasking, and trying to squeeze more and more into our schedules. Do you ever find yourself eating a meal in the car, in front of the TV, or at your desk? Right after your done eating, do you still feel hungry? Do you remember what […]

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TRICKS TO BOOSTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

on February 7th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Carrying extra weight can impair your immune system and make it harder for your body to fight off infections. Keep these tricks in mind to weather the season change and boost your immune system. Get regular exercise: Getting your heart rate up for just 20 minutes three times a week can help increase immune function, improve […]

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MAKE HEALTHY HABITS AND KEEP THEM!

on January 31st, 2014 Leave a Comment

Have you made being active a habit? If not – it’s time to! When something becomes a habit, it can be hard to change (which is what makes turning unhealthy habits in healthy ones so hard). But, starting new, healthy habits takes time, patience, practice, and about three months of repetition, according to experts. During […]

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