Is Hula Hooping a Great Workout?

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Hula hooping? Yes, hula hooping. While it may sound like yet another exercise fad, people have used the hula hoop for exercise almost as long as humans have been exercising. The earliest hoops were made almost 2,500 years ago for religious dances, and medical texts from 1,300′s England describe the hoop’s use for back problems. Read more …

Molasses for Weight Loss? Don’t Get Too Excited Just Yet

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Trying to lose weight? Chances are you’ve been told that sugar is a pretty big no-no. Unfortunately, many of the best foods around contain sugars, which explains why staying on a diet can be so challenging. Believe it or not, science may have found a way around this. Molasses Extract Recent studies have shown that Read more …

The Food Pyramid Crumbles

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For the past couple of decades, the USDA has been trying to use a pyramid shape to convey healthy eating to the American public. Unfortunately, the many iterations of the pyramid caused more confusion than clarity. In June 2011, the USDA announced that the pyramid is being retired. History of the Food Pyramid First introduced Read more …