Fast Food vs. Grocery Store for Childhood Obesity

Fast Food vs. Grocery Store for Childhood Obesity

Whenever there’s an article that involves an obese child, either a particular one or childhood obesity in general, many comments to the article say things like, “Lay off the fast food,” or, “The fast food chains are to blame.”  But are they
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Stand Up for Your Health

Stand Up for Your Health

There are no shortage of ways available for you to improve your health by increasing your physical activity level. Regular exercise is obvious place to start, but parking farther from the store or restaurant, taking the stairs instead of the
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Mediterranean Diet Lowers Disease Risk; but Do You Really Understand this Diet?

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Disease Risk; but Do You Really Understand this Diet?

Don’t make the mistake of many people by only thinking you’re on the Mediterranean diet , when in fact, you’re nothing but.  A new study associates the Mediterranean diet with a lower risk of peripheral artery disease, a painful
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Prevention is the Best Medicine

Prevention is the Best Medicine

Preventative health care in America is practically non existent. Other than the people that are regularly active, most people don’t tend to take the initiative to do anything to improve their health before they get sick. Even worse, if you
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You Don’t HAVE to Gain Weight this Holiday Season. You Know That, Right?

You Don’t HAVE to Gain Weight this Holiday Season. You Know That, Right?

December is perhaps the most dangerous time of the year when it comes to weight gain. I’ve heard several different stats concerning how much weight the average person gains this time of year, but for a population that is losing the fight with
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Don’t Blame Price of Healthy Foods on Your Junk Food Diet

Don’t Blame Price of Healthy Foods on Your Junk Food Diet

It’s generally true that healthy foods cost more, but there are ways to jump through this hoop and eat a healthy diet even on a tight budget. The high price of healthy foods is often cited as the reason obesity is more prevalent in people on
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Moms Preaching Fitness: The New Breed of Bullies

Moms Preaching Fitness: The New Breed of Bullies

Point out the dangers of smoking, excessive drinking or inadequate sleep, and nobody will blast you for being a “hater” or “bully,” but heaven forbid if you point out the dangers of being fat—as Maria Kang, the “Fitness Mom,” has done. Kang
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Is Running Good for Your Brain Too?

Is Running Good for Your Brain Too?

Anyone who has spent any time around an older friend or family member that is suffering with memory loss and/or dementia knows how devastating diseases of the mind can be, not only for those suffering but on the family and caretakers as well.
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Fat Loss in Teen Girl Study Flawed: Resistance Beats Cardio

Fat Loss in Teen Girl Study Flawed: Resistance Beats Cardio

SoJung Lee of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently led a research team to find out which burns more fat: aerobics or strength training. Study Pits Cardio Against Lifting Weights The study findings were that both cardio
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A Scientific Look at the CrossFit Craze

A Scientific Look at the CrossFit Craze

You don’t have to look very far these days to come across somebody who is into the CrossFIt exercise craze, they’re literally everywhere! I know a lot of people that are all about CrossFit , and I even know a few guys that own CrossFit gyms.
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