What Is the Best Diet Option for You?

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Once you’ve made the decision to eat healthier or lose weight, you may find yourself stunned by all the different diet plans out there. Whether it’s Paleo or Atkins, South Beach or Mediterranean, each one has rabid supporters who claim their favorite diet plan is the very best one. Each plan has its unique benefits Read more …

The Psychology of Eating Is Portion Control

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Losing weight is as simple as regularly eating fewer calories than you burn. Unfortunately, such an easy concept is made very difficult by the sheer quantity of food that most people confront on a day-to-day basis. We have all seen restaurant portions steadily increase in size; the increase seems to have, caused skewed views of Read more …

Do We Really Need to Work Out for Thirty Minutes a Day?

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As the amount of time we can afford to dedicate to daily exercise dwindles, we wonder whether the 30-minute workout is a hard and fast recommendation. Is there a shorter solution that is just as effective? A new study at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has shown that short intervals of exercise improve the Read more …

Does the Blood Type Diet Really Work?

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Numerous diets pop up daily: the Atkins, South Beach, Paleo and even the Cabbage Soup Diet to name only a few. One new diet plan, the Blood Type Diet, claims people can lose weight by eating certain foods suited to their blood types. But does this diet really work? Many doctors are skeptical about the Read more …

Should You Exercise While Under the Weather?

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Should you exercise when you’re sick? A recent study at Ball State University shows that exercising when you are sick isn’t bad for you. In fact, the results indicate that moderate physical activity can make you feel better when you’re under the weather. Study participants who exercised reported that they felt better, even though their Read more …

9 Healthy Lifestyle Tips and Tricks

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As 2012 begins, you may be resolved (again) to lose weight and get healthy. Many people choose the first of the year to begin a new diet or exercise regimen. Unfortunately, the majority of those people fall away from their new diets by the time March rolls around. If your ultimate goal is to be Read more …

The Diabetes Diet: Lifestyle Counseling and Healthy Eating Keep Blood Sugar in Check

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There is no doubt that diabetes is a serious health condition. According to the American Diabetes Association, 8.3 percent of the American population, or 25.8 million people, have the disease. Treating diabetes is costing the country nearly $200 billion annually. Uncontrolled diabetes can ravage your health. The list of complications linked to diabetes is long Read more …

Scary Truths about Soft Drinks and Your Health

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Anyone trying to lose weight knows that soda is a major contributor to obesity. Recent studies have shown that the truth is even scarier than what you may have heard. Soda has more problems than just the empty calories: Soft drinks, even diet sodas, can contribute to some serious health concerns. Before you take a Read more …

Five Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Without Derailing Your Diet

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When you think of Valentine’s Day, three things probably come immediately to mind: your sweetheart, red hearts and chocolate. While decadent sweets certainly are traditional, celebrating the holiday doesn’t have to destroy your diet. Here are five suggestions for easy, healthy, romantic Valentine’s Day activities. 1. Give a Healthy Gift Low-calorie fruit, such as strawberries Read more …

Sleep-Deprived People Consume More Calories

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Health experts have long advocated the benefits of sleep. Sleep helps a body recuperate from stress, fight off disease, and repair damaged muscles. Recent studies detailed by Reuters show that sleep deprivation is directly linked to weight gain. On average, subjects who didn’t receive a full night’s sleep ate 300 more calories than those who Read more …