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Weight-Loss Woes

If you’re like many New Year’s resolutionists, chances are good you’re struggling with your 2014 goals by now (assuming you haven’t bailed on them completely—no […]

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Why Everyone (Not Just Weightlifters) Need Protein

Fat. Carbohydrates. These two macronutrients are frequently in health news but on varying sides of the “Is it good for you?” debate—think of low-fat diets […]

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What Does It Mean to Age Successfully?

More than half a century after they were born, the baby boomers continue to be a subject of great interest in the media. According to […]

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Get Sweet on Chocolate—Your Body Will Thank You

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Do you know what you’re getting your sweetheart? On this holiday many of us immediately turn to chocolate, […]

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Keeping Skin Healthy All Winter Long

Winter is a harsh time of year, especially in our part of the country. The days are short, and darkness falls early—for some of us, […]

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The Mediterranean Diet’s Unsung Hero

Late last year, a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that women who follow a Mediterranean diet may live longer. The large-scale […]

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Secrets to Feeding a Healthy Heart

Heart disease is in fact an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of medical conditions: heart rhythm problems, congenital heart conditions, heart infections, and diseases […]

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New Year’s Resolutions Done Right

Lose weight. Exercise more. Stop smoking. Eat better. With a new calendar comes New Year’s resolutions . . . and, for many of us, the […]

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Befriending Cardio

In our culture where sedentary jobs are widespread and obesity rates are on the rise among adults and children, there are a host of reasons […]

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Make Weight Loss Work for You—Finally

You can tell it’s resolutions season just by turning on the TV. Diet plans, weight-loss drugs, and fitness clubs kick their advertising into high gear […]

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Don’t Let the Holidays Sabotage Your Waistline

From candy canes and Christmas cookies to roasted meats, rich gravies, and buttery side dishes, the holidays bring endless indulgences. By now, your calendar is […]

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Secrets to Getting Your Sweat On—All Winter Long

Baby, it’s cold outside—but don’t let that stop you from heading out the door to work out. Exercise is perhaps even more important during the […]

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Don’t Let the Flu Get You

Short days. Black ice. Snowstorms. Of all the things to dislike about winter, the flu ranks high on most people’s lists. This seasonal plague is […]

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An Apple a Day

Everyone knows the adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But although this phrase is corny and old-fashioned, there’s some truth to it! […]

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Learn How to Live in the Moment

With Thanksgiving on the horizon and the end-of-year holiday season rapidly approaching, now is an incredibly stressful time of year for many people. Preparing meals […]