Health and Fitness

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The Checkup: What You Need to Know About The Latest Trend in Dieting

• In the constantly growing realm of trendy diets: The Sirtfood Diet. It’s a fairly controversial low-calorie diet created by two nutrition pros out of the U.K. that promises […]

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The Checkup: WTF Is Brain Fog? (And Why Do You Have It?)

• If you tend to lose focus, crave sweets or forget things when 2 p.m. hits at the office, you might be experiencing brain fog. […]

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The Checkup: How to Trick Yourself Into Falling Asleep Faster at Night

• If you rely on Ambien to get your eyes to shut at night, here’s another method you may want to try: A new book argues that […]

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Nooooo: Your Taste Buds Are Sabotaging Your Waistline, Study Says

Not sure why you’re packing on pounds? A new study suggests that the answer to your weight gain woes might lie your taste buds. This study, published in the Journal […]

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10 Ways to Eat More Greens (Without Eating More Salads)

It’s easy to nosh on salads all summer long, when you’re too sweaty to think about consuming anything aside from water-filled vegetables. But as the weather […]

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The Checkup: The Major Mistake You’re Making With Lemon Water

• You’ve probably got a pretty potent anti-aging ingredient lying on your kitchen counter: Lemons. According to functional medicine doctor Taz Bhatia, Vitamin C is a key ingredient […]

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The Checkup: The Song Science Says You Should Play When Anxiety Hits

• After a long day at the office, we all need to relax. Some people turn to SoulCycle and others to sauvignon (I’m guilty of the latter), […]

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The Unexpected Factor That Could Be Wreaking Havoc on Your Gut

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly worrying about what you’re going to eat for your next meal, what bills you forgot to pay, if you […]

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The Checkup: The Common Everyday Lunch Habit You Need to Break

• Research shows that less than 20 percent of us step away from our desks for lunch. The bad news? Despite our best intentions (read: […]

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The Workout Playlist to Make Your Next Long Run Feel Less, Well, Long

We’re in the thick of marathon training season, and if there’s one thing that can get you through those tough “WHY am I doing this? […]

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Free Workout Alert! Fit Academy Hosting Free Outdoor Boot Camp This Weekend

Mustering up the strength to get to the gym on a Saturday is one of the more difficult feats in my life. But when I schedule […]

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The Checkup: The Most Effective Way to Curb Junk-Food Cravings

• When it comes to overcoming junk-food cravings, we’re often told to eat stuff like ice cream and cookies and chocolate in moderation. But, as research shows, that’s […]

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The Checkup: Sitting at Work Is Terrible for You, But So Is Doing This

• We’ve been told time and time again that sitting too much is terrible for us. But a new study shows that standing too much much at work also […]

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The Checkup: 5 Time-Tested Food Rules Worth Following

• Almost every day, a new study comes out about what we should and shoudn’t eat. It can all become a bit much to keep track of. But […]

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The Checkup: When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Go Commando

• Going commando, despite what your mother may have told you, isn’t always a bad idea. Your lady parts need a little breathing room every […]