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A Surprising Hazard of Sitting All Day

Who would have guessed that a natural posture could be so dangerous to our health?  According to researchers from the University of Regensburg, Germany, a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of cer…

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Are Hidden Chemicals Making You Overweight?

Are you having trouble losing unwanted extra weight even though you exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet and exercise?  Maybe the plastics in your life are adding inches to your waistline.  Resea…

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5 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

Have you tried "everything" to lose weight but no amount of calorie counting and healthy eating is making the scale budge?  You're not alone.  This is the situation for many people, especially women o…

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The Big Problem with Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scouts -- if you want to make the world a better place, start with your cookies. I understand why the Girl Scouts sell cookies. Everyone loves cookies. The Girl Scout cookie fundraiser is a sp…

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Antibiotics — Making Us Fatter?

Our gut bacteria are gaining more and more press nowadays -- assisting our immune functions, taking hand in nutrient absorption, and even warding off cancer. But, most recently, our imbalanced microbi…

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Study: Excess Fat May Make Us Forgetful

For a long time, scientists thought that while excess fat causes problems in many parts of the body, the mind was exempt. After all, there are no fat cells in the brain, and the protective blood-brain…

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Should You Eat Three Big Meals Or Many Mini Meals?

The answer might come as a surprise: eating three big ones a day might help you lose more weight than 'grazing' all day—this is what new research seems to suggest. In a study, Researchers from Purd…

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14 Amazing Reasons to Love (and Eat) Grapefruit

Grapefruit is rarely mentioned as a superfood extraordinaire.  Nutrition authors rarely give it a place on their top foods lists.  Few people even consider grapefruit for its health-promoting properti…

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How Long Should You be Sitting Every Day?

Now here is news to make you sit up — or rather stand up — and take note. Dr. Dylan Thompson, senior lecturer at the University of Bath, says you should aim to sit for less than 60 percent of your …

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Eat Your Saturated Fat

Here’s the gist: saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease OR make you fat. That's right. What's even more mind-blowing? -- The fat in your bacon might actually be making you healthier. Holy cow! …

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