How to Grow Your Own Herbs + MORE

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You have three options in an emergency: Freeze, freak out, or act. Acting quickly and wisely requires knowledge. And somewhere between the basic knowledge provided by public-service announcements and the extreme knowledge provided by publications like The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook lies a collection of lifesaving tips you can use to help yourself in common emergency situations…

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Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

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Superbugs: What They Are and How You Get ThemDrug-resistant bacteria, dubbed “superbugs,” pose an enormous threat to our health. Learn about the biggest threats and how you might get infected, from WebMD.

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How to Grow Your Own Herbs

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How to Grow Your Own Herbs

No, not <i>those</i> herbs.

Want to add a delicious, flavorful twist to your favorite dishes with some tasty fresh herbs? GIY! And by that, we mean: Grow It Yourself! Got a sun-filled indoor windowsill? Then you can cultivate low-maintenance leafy herbs like basil, oregano, and parsley…

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It Only Takes 5 Days of Indulging in Fatty Foods to Mess with Your Muscle Function

Well, this is terrifying.

No matter how much you try to eat healthy, things happen—you indulge in daily bacon cheeseburgers with a side of piña colada on vacation or end up ordering takeout a lot in one week.
We’ve all been there, which is why we’re filing this news under “terrifying”: A new study from Virginia Tech has discovered that eating a high-fat diet for just five days can change the way your body’s muscles processes nutrients…

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Italian researchers found that having a resting heart rate above 70 beats per minute (bpm) increases your risk of dying of heart disease by at least 78 percent. Follow the tips below to help drop your bpm and improve your odds. Attack Your CardioRun hard, don't just jog. “Exercise increases your heart's efficiency, reducing the number of heartbeats you need to achieve bloodflow,” says John Elefteriades, M…

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You are your own man, right? Maybe not. New research shows that your friends' traits may be rubbing off on you–and vice versa. Here's how to catch the good stuff and avoid the bad. Absorb HappinessGood feelings can jump three degrees of separation, according to a 2008 study in the British Medical Journal…

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Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer SurvivorsStudy found real improvements in quality of life once men got active

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Divorce May Be Bad for the Heart, Especially for WomenDivorce was linked to a higher risk for heart attack, especially in women, even those who remarry.

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Ask Well: Do I Need an Annual Physical?

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Ask Well: Do I Need an Annual Physical?An annual physicals is routine for about 45 million Americans. Should it be?

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DailyBurn Black Fire We’ve come up with every excuse in the book to skip a workout. We don’t have enough time. The gym is annoyingly crowded after work. We’d rather catch up on Netflix. But then a friend introduced us to Black Fire, a new DailyBurn program of streaming workouts you can do at home (or really anywhere)…

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Yoga is Popular, and it May Also be Healthy(CC BY 2.0) Espen Klem/Flickr
There are many forms of yoga, and any effects on health likely vary with the type and amount. Some forms of yoga place more emphasis on physical postures and stretching or flexibility, others on breathing or meditation. Other forms of yoga include faster-moving series of movements…

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Vegetables and Cheese Meet Bread

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Vegetables and Cheese Meet BreadVegetables and cheese, hot or cold, always make a great sandwich combination.

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It’s not pretty.

You know you’ve done it—we’re talking about using a makeup product that’s way past its expiration date. After all, you shelled out major dough for that mascara, so why would you want to toss it once the date on the tube has come and gone?
But expiration dates serve a bigger purpose than merely getting you to buy another product…

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This Is What Your Salad Bar Would Look Like Without Bees (And Other Pollinators)

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This Is What Your Salad Bar Would Look Like Without Bees (And Other Pollinators)By now, you probably have your salad bar game down to a science. Arugula, beets, feta, sunflower seeds and a touch of balsamic vinaigrette? A little bit of falafel if you want to feel fancy? Well, without bees, butterflies, beetles and their pollinating brethren, tough luck.

For the past two years, Whole Foods Market has temporarily removed all of the produce and dairy dependent on pollinators from one of its supermarkets to showcase the drastically different selections shoppers would have if the tiny animals disappeared…

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Football idols Zidane and Ronaldo team up in UN Ebola fundraiser - TRFNBy Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Football idols Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo will lead a star-studded team in a friendly match on Monday aimed at raising money to help Ebola-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The 12th annual 'Match Against Poverty', organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will be contested in France between French club AS Saint-Étienne and a team of past and present international players…

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I Finally Learned That Fad Diets Don't Work and Lost Over 100 Pounds

The simple strategies that helped Kelly Sorah get into the best shape of her life

Before: 280
After: 152
The Lifestyle
I’ve always been big. I remember when I was little, my grandma took my sister and me Easter dress shopping, and she told the sales lady that her granddaughters were in the dressing rooms…

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The Look of Love Is in the Dog’s Eyes

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The Look of Love Is in the Dog’s EyesDogs who trained a long gaze on their owners had elevated levels of oxytocin, a hormone produced in the brain that is associated with nurturing and attachment. After receiving those long gazes, the owners’ levels of oxytocin increased, too.

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An Australian rugby player has died from a head injury sustained in a tackle during a club match in New South Wales at the weekend, local media reported on Monday. Nicholas Tooth was visiting his home town in the New England region of the state for the weekend and accepted an offer to turn out for the Quirindi Lions on Saturday.

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There May Still Be Time To Save On Health Law’s Tax PenaltiesSome consumers who face a 2014 tax bill can make adjustments to improve their liability.

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Can You Hold Your Breath As Long As This Guy?

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Take a breath. Hold it. Count to 30.

That’s the average amount of time most of us can hold our breaths — 60 seconds if we practice. But why would you want to?

For Mark Healey, a Hawaii-based big wave surfer, freediver and spear fisherman, it’s about feeling alive.

Filmmaker Kyle Thiermann interviews Healey about his athleticism and philosophy in the video above, noting that Healey’s “ability to keep himself calm in all kinds of really intense situations is incredible…

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Out of all the cardio machines, the elliptical probably gets the most side-eye. People tend to think it’s boring and ineffective (research even says so!)1 , and the go-to source for an easy, mindless workout, if even that. But it turns out there are plenty of science-backed benefits to the elliptical, like raising your heart rate even more than the treadmill and improving fitness just as efficiently as the treadmill or Stairmaster…

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College Students Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep. These Universities Are Trying To Change That

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The University of California-Los Angeles recently hosted a series of events on campus to raise awareness about the importance of sleep, reports the student newspaper the Daily Bruin.

“There’s a weird pride in certain students when they pull all nighters,” Kendra Knudsen, a coordinator with the UCLA Mind Well initiative, told the Daily Bruin earlier this month…

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Soccer idols Zidane and Ronaldo team up in U.N. Ebola fundraiserBy Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Soccer idols Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo will lead a star-studded team in a friendly match on Monday aimed at raising money to help Ebola-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The 12th annual 'Match Against Poverty', organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will be contested in France between French club AS Saint-Étienne and a team of past and present international players…

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Little gestures can have a big payoff.Making an effort to mark a significant moment shows her that you value her. And research finds that when she feels appreciated, the two of you are happier and more likely to stick together, says Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., author of Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship…

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Why the FDA Can't Be Totally Sure Your Food Is Safe

And whether that's cause for a freak-out

You read all food labels and stay away from artificial ingredients. You nosh on plenty of whole fruits and vegetables daily and squeeze in some lean protein at every meal. But what about the ingredients lurking in that gluten-free pasta you’re about to cook? You may be putting yourself at risk without even knowing it…

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Take A Look At These Retro Nike Ads For Women

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Take A Look At These Retro Nike Ads For WomenEarlier this week, Nike released its #betterforit ad spot, which said what we’re all pretty much thinking when we work out or go to the gym: What the hell am I doing? Nike has been empowering women for over 40 years and to show where the company has come from, the company also published some of its ads from the past decades this week…

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Living With Cancer: In and Out of the ClosetWhile coping with cancer, I often feel like an impersonator of my former self.

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The Weekly Health Quiz: Exercise, Women and the Love of DogsTest your knowledge of this week’s health news.

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Commentary: insurers have played all sides of the street on the Affordable Care Act

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Yoga Bodies: Rejecting Society’s Idealized Images + MORE

Welcome,

Below is the next collection of great topics for beginners and seasoned weight loss and fitness action takers.  Information is of no value if it does not result in positive action towards your goals.  For that reason each update we strive to bring you variety so that there is something for everyone. So, let’s get starter…


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Fasting Diets

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Title: Fasting DietsCategory: Health and LivingCreated: 9/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

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The Fountain of Youth may be fiction, but there really is a magic gene pool in northern Italy. Thirty years ago, researchers discovered that, despite unhealthy cholesterol levels, 40 inhabitants of the village of Limone sul Garda were seemingly immune to heart disease. Turns out it wasn't the famed Mediterranean diet at work, but rather a variation of a protein in HDL cholesterol (the good kind) called ApoA-1 Milano…

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This $22 Standing Desk Is The Ultimate Ikea Hack

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This $22 Standing Desk Is The Ultimate Ikea HackInterested in trying a standing desk but put off by the price? Check this out.

Colin Nederkoorn, founder and CEO of Customer.io, has designed a simple base that can raise a monitor and keyboard up to standing desk height. Even better, it’s constructed out of Ikea furniture that’ll only run you $22…

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Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?Large study suggests that possibility, but experts call for further research into surprising finding

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Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With AutismBut research is still preliminary, expert says

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Obnoxious Study Finds Yet Another Reason Why Single Life Sucks

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Obnoxious Study Finds Yet Another Reason Why Single Life SucksAs if single life wasn’t soul-sucking enough, a new study finds that nabbing yourself a health-conscious spouse not only makes life unambiguously more amazing and fun, but can also help get your ass back in shape, too.

Researchers dug into something called the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, which began tracking thousands of middle-aged adults in 1987…

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Being a Night Owl May Be Bad for Your HealthCompared with morning people, men who were night owls were significantly more likely to have diabetes, and women night owls were more than twice as likely to have metabolic syndrome.

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Jamie Mendell's inspiring story is proof that you have to transform your outlook before you can transform your body.

Before: 160
After: 120
The Lifestyle
I went on my first diet when I was 17. Although I had a perfectly healthy body, I started to notice it changing—my boobs getting bigger, my arms getting softer, and my hips getting wider—and I got really scared…

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It’s easier than ever to get glowing while you sleep.

This article was written by Taylor Bryant and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.
Sleeping masks aren’t anything new. They were first introduced by our always ahead-of-the-curve South Korean friends a few years back…

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One mom says she would have lost her s**t if she’d been the one at Heathrow Airport.

After my son was born, I was obsessed with having a milk stash in a way that maybe wasn’t healthy.
I’d pump right before I went to bed and would hook myself up right after he went down for a nap to squeeze out a few extra ounces…

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Mothers’ Exercise May Lower Heart Risks in NewbornsExercise in mice substantially lessened the risk that a pregnant mother-to-be will give birth to offspring with serious heart defects.

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Federal Marketplace More Adept Than States At Enrolling Customers, Study FindsThe research by Avelere Health shows that the exchange the federal government runs in three dozen states had a higher percentage of new and returning enrollees than the other marketplaces run by individual states.

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Did You Know Your Articles Are 100% Mobile-Friendly?Access EzineArticles Content on Any Device and it Will Display Beautifully!
We’re proud to say, EzineArticles.com has provided 100% responsive web design for over a year. In other words, regardless of what device is used to open your articles published on our site, the screen size and display is automatically adjusted to create an optimal viewing experience for the reader…

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By Mohammed Mukashaf ADEN (Reuters) – Bodies are piling up in the streets of Aden and some of the wounded are stranded in agony. There are dead and wounded left in the street whom we cannot reach,” said Abdullah Radman, a doctor with the International Committee of the Red Cross. Saudi Arabia and its Sunni Arab allies have been bombing Yemen for over two weeks, aiming to halt the advance of Iranian-allied Shi’ite Houthi fighters on Aden in the south…

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Exercise: the Luminous, Latent Potential of a Little Action

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Mechanistically, exercise is entirely dependent on action potentials, while its incredible benefits may be characterized as the potential of action to enhance our lives. Ironically, perhaps, the luminous potential of action to promote our health is in a very fundamental way the exact opposite of the action potentials from which it derives…

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Yoga Bodies: Rejecting Society’s Idealized Images

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Yoga Bodies: Rejecting Society's Idealized ImagesYoga, very literally, saved me. For a long time the yoga mat was the only place I felt not only alive, but also willing do what I needed to do to keep living. As my body got stronger, and my mind clearer, I could, for the first time in my life hear the whispers of a calling that had previously eluded me…

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For weeks, Nathan Suver had a serious pain in the neck. It was a recurring problem, related to a back injury, and nothing made it go away. Until, that is, his doctor jabbed him with pins. “He did it as part of a routine visit,” recalls Suver, a 35-year-old software developer from Southington, Connecticut…

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Fifteen killed in wildfires in RussiaWildfires in the Russian region of Khakassia in southern Siberia have killed 15 people and caused damage worth at least $96 million, the region's leader said on Monday. In a video link with Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov broadcast on television, Viktor Zimin, head of the Khakassia Republic's government, said 78 people had also been taken to hospital during several days of fires raging through grasslands in dry and windy weather…

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In 1980, the citizens of Arlington, Texas, voted down a ballot initiative to create the city's first public transportation system. After two more initiatives failed, someone finally got the hint: Arlingtonians don't want a public transportation system, because they think they already have the perfect transportation system–their cars…

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These days, turning on the nightly news is enough to make your heart race–or self-diagnose yourself with the latest health plague. The media's not intentionally trying to scare you, but a little shock value really livens up a regular broadcast. The problem is that viewers are much more likely to remember the shock and ignore the real science…

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Many wounded Iraq veterans have a tragedy in common: Their chronic pain led to pill dependency. It's a common side effect of pain potions. Plus, as many as 41 percent of chronic-pain sufferers abuse their meds, according to a 2007 health-policy review published in the journal Pain Physician…

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Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insuranceWASHINGTON (AP) — Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday.

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Aetna, Cigna balk as Angelina effect spurs genetic cancer testingThe insurers say that the tests are unproven and may lead patients to seek out medical care they don't need. While they acknowledge that multi-gene tests produce data that may not be useful from a diagnostic standpoint, they say that by refusing or delaying coverage, insurance companies are endangering patients who could be undergoing screenings or changing their diets if they knew about the possible risks.

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How to (and Should You?) Avoid Processed Foods(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Bookchen/Flickr
Eating less processed food targets two related goals: maximizing your consumption of health-promoting nutrients and phytochemicals and minimizing unhealthy additions to your diet.
So you’ve decided that you want to eat foods that are less processed: What should you look for when shopping? Examples of foods with little or no processing include:

Whole grains
Plain vegetables and fruits, fresh or frozen
Cooked beans
Fresh poultry, seafood, and meats

By choosing whole grains instead of refined grains, you gain extra fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, and protective natural compounds called polyphenols…

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How to Make a Delish Chickpea Salad That Will Fill You Up

This chef-approved dish is perfect if you've got swimsuit season on the brain.

The whole idea behind eating healthy is to make you feel good—but Edible Schoolyard NYC (ESYNYC) takes that concept to a whole new level. The nonprofit helps local public schools plant organic gardens and then use the fruits of their labor to cook healthy dishes—and it’s having its third-annual spring benefit Monday night in New York City…

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It’s a lot more stressful than you might imagine.

There’s no manual for popping the question. Not that guys would read it, anyway—it’s more fun to go off-script. Of course, it’s more challenging, too. Just ask any guy who’s been through it…

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No man is invincible, especially when it comes to health. Learn to detect and defend against the cancers most likely to attack men, and you'll be able to take the disease head-on if it strikes–and increase your chances of beating it. ProstateEarly signs: Usually there are none. A digital rectal exam can tell if your prostate is hard or irregular, and cancer is suspected with a high PSA (prostate specific antigen) level…

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Retailers to Stop Sales of Controversial SupplementsSome leading vitamin stores announced that they were pulling from their shelves a group of controversial supplements that may contain the amphetamine-like stimulant BMPEA.

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Your Smoothie Bowl Is Probably Full Of Sugar, But It Doesn’t Have To Be

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Obsessed with those pretty smoothie bowls blowing up your Instagram feed?

Hey, we don’t blame you — but you might want to read this first.

If you’re blending up kale and frozen fruit and adorning those homemade creations with granola, fruit and flowers, or stopping by that local smoothie joint to get your fix, know those picture-perfect concoctions can be giant sugar bombs…

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Get Ready for Spring Allergy Season + MORE

Greetings,

And welcome to the next Total Solution Weight Loss installment.  Here you’ll find our usual mix of informative articles focused on tips, tricks, just good information on achieving and maintaining a healthier you. Not just for the new year… but for a lifetime. So, let’s get started.

Rethink Your Lunch and Snacks to Avoid Afternoon Junk Food Binges(CC BY-NC-SA 2.) slworking2/Flickr
When you’re on a weight loss diet you may find that you hit the four o’clock wall where your energy slumps and you end up eating junk food. Here’s how you can remedy this bad habit.
If you’re running out of fuel in the late afternoon it’s often the case that your lunch was too small to keep you satisfied through to dinner…


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Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski Says He’d Rather Suffer A Concussion Than A Knee Injury

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Despite some high-profile injuries and former 49ers player Chris Borland’s departure from the league over health concerns, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski believes that he would still prefer a concussion to a torn ACL.

Appearing on Showtime’s Jim Rome Show on Wednesday, the football player made some jokes about whether he would prefer a concussion or knee injury…


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A European regulator has found “issues” with Germany’s aviation authority in a regular review of air safety enforcement, the European Commission said. Separately, the aviation authority, the Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA), told Reuters on Sunday that it did not know about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’s medical background prior to the crash…


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Researchers Can Permanently Embed Vibrators In Women

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German researchers have developed what may be the Holy Grail of sex toys: A vibrator that is permanently embedded inside a woman’s vagina.


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Make Her Fantasies Come True

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Most women aren't very good at asking for what they want, especially in the beginning of a relationship. And by “beginning,” I mean anywhere from the first night to the first 2 years. For one thing, we're hopelessly romantic. We imagine that the right guy will instinctively grant us every sexual favor we've ever fantasized about, without our having to say anything…


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Your complexion will thank you.

This article was written by Maria Del Russo and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.
The calendar may say it’s spring, but few of us are actually enjoying warm weather. Once the temperature does start to creep up, though, it’ll likely be fabulous news for your skin…


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The Weekly Health Quiz: Joni Mitchell, Fish Oil and Pain ReliefHow well do you know this week’s health news.


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14 Reasons You Still Can’t Sleep

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14 Reasons You Still Can't SleepYou follow all the sleep rules to the letter, but you’re still not getting the rest you need. Here’s why you’re so tired.

By Corrie Pikul

1. All Your Clean Socks Are In The Wash

If you’re like many women, you’ve probably noticed that your hands and feet are colder than your husband’s when you climb into bed…


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How Two Women Motivate To Exercise And Eat Healthy (And They’re 75 Pounds Lighter) (VIDEO)

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Candi and Lyndsey, both teachers, say their friendship began when they met at a table of decadent treats at their school — and then they continued to pack on the pounds together. Watch their story here. When they were finally ready to stop sabotaging each other’s weight loss efforts and start making permanent change, Dr…


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India's Modi blames changing lifestyles for rising pollutionNEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday blamed the changing lifestyles that have come with India's economic development for rising pollution levels that have given the country some of the world's dirtiest air.


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Israel-based DreaMed Diabetes said on Monday it had licensed its artificial pancreas technology for integration into insulin pumps made by Medtronic. DreaMed will receive undisclosed royalties from future sales of each device using its technology. Medtronic will be responsible for the development and marketing of the pumps…


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An expert weighs in on what types of compromises are—and aren’t—healthy.

About a year ago, my husband Chris and I made one of the biggest decisions of our lives. We decided to leave our super-awesome (yet incredibly expensive) life in Brooklyn to move to a small beach town in Delaware…


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Air Pollution Takes Early Toll on Children

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Air Pollution Takes Early Toll on ChildrenPrenatal exposure to pollution caused by burning gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil and coal may damage children’s brains.


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The 3 Simple Steps That Helped One Woman Lose 80 Pounds

They're so steal-able.

Before: 200 lbs.
After: 120 lbs.
As a kid, Sarah DeArmond, now 28, was teased about her weight—for being too skinny. But during college, a lack of physical activity and her devotion to fast food took its toll…


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Reading any food blog makes it seem like the writer eats amazing, how-did-they-come-up-with-that meals all day long. Easy or intricate, it’s hard not to lick the screen thanks to the food porn, and the recipes make us wish we were besties and could come over to taste test their creations. Yet most recipe bloggers don’t post everything they whip up in the kitchen…


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The Limits of Tylenol for Pain Relief

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The Limits of Tylenol for Pain ReliefAcetaminophen (Tylenol) is widely recommended for the relief of back pain and the pain of knee and hip arthritis. But a systematic review of randomized trials has found that it works no better than a placebo.


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This mix is perfect for routines with zero rest time.

Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Stoked 360 at BFX Studio shares a recent playlist…


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For Older Adults, a Rising Risk of Subdural HematomaIt can develop from insidious bleeding caused by an indirect trauma so trivial that a patient had long forgotten it.


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The variation that'll max out your results

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RELATED: 5 Weight-Lifting Moves That’ll Help You Drop a Size (Or More)
Pushup with Feet on Swiss Ball: You know that pushups are an awesome upper-body strengthener…


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Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?European study shows ‘modest’ effect, but cause-and-effect not clear


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Plus other freaky sleep disorders that make insomnia sound like a cakewalk

Imagine waking up to the sound of an explosive noise inside your skull—like a bomb going off or super loud gunshots. Terrified, you go to investigate, but you quickly realize the explosion never happened…


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Seduce Her in 10 Minutes

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Many things run through a woman's mind when you meet. Here's how to go from “hello” to “oh my.” Your ApproachHer brain quickly vets your height and facial symmetry the moment you meet. Now convince her of your character. Approach confidently; don't pretend to bump into her. “Men tend to talk to each other at angles to avoid confrontation,” says Rutgers University anthropologist Helen Fisher, Ph…


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Yemen's Aden suffers amid clashes, aid deliveries delayedBy Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) – Explosions shook the suburbs of the Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday as residents reported a foreign warship shelling Houthi positions on the outskirts of the city. Relief from outside appeared distant as the International Committee of the Red Cross told Reuters that it had yet to arrange a flight to deliver 48 tons of medical supplies despite gaining Saudi approval for the aid on Saturday night…


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Pets: Bathe & Groom

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Pets: Bathe & GroomRegular grooming is good for your pet’s coat, your pet’s skin, and your pet’s bond with you.


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Get Ready for Spring Allergy SeasonIf you or your child has allergies, it’s important to prepare for a rise in pollen, bees, and even trigger foods in the spring.


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How Strong is Your Marriage?

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Cars are easy: Change the oil, check the belts, rotate the tires, done. Relationship maintenance is a bit more difficult. So after consulting the experts, we developed this diagnostic check to help you assess the wear and tear on your marital vows. Instead of taking your marriage into the shop and having someone else look at it, these tools are about learning to listen to the important cues in your relationship, says professor William Doherty, Ph…


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My Q and A With Rakesh Bhattacharjee, an Expert in Children’s Sleep Medicine

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Rakesh Bhattacharjee is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago’s Divisions of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the link between breathing and sleep health, social factors that can affect children’s sleep, and the importance of teaching your children healthy sleep habits…


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Digital Compass Attached to Brain Helps Blind Rats 'See'Findings suggest putting similar device in canes that blind people use might improve mobility


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How to Find Your Perfect Sports Bra (in Flowchart Form)

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How to Find Your Perfect Sports Bra (in Flowchart Form)By Bari Lieberman, SELF

It’s not a science. It’s an art.

Finding your perfect sports bra is not a science. Rather, it’s an art form that takes your size, workout, hopes, desires and fitness dreams into account. (Okay, maybe not the dreams…one day.)

Do you need support and straps that don’t dig into your shoulders, or are you looking for a comfy option that doesn’t feel restrictive? Either way, use our flowchart below to find tips tailored to your preferences and workouts…


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The Passover story is a pretty dramatic affair. According to the Bible, Jews were slaves to the Egyptian Pharaoh until the prophet Moses came to set them free, and God sent 10 horrendous plagues to punish the Egyptian taskmasters. There were frogs, vicious hailstorms, and locusts that destroyed all the crops…


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How to Poop Politely at Work, on Planes, and at a Guy’s Place + MORE

Welcome,

Have you achieved your diet and exercise goal for the week?  Or Month? Not to worry if you have not. The updates for this week can be used to easily get you back on track. And if you are sticking with your plan the following will provide additional motivation and information to stick to it.  Either way, we hope you will be served.

The case for and against hiding your big, fat mistake

Fact: Cheating really sucks. Whether you’re being cheated on or having the affair, infidelity puts your relationship in danger. And, if you’re the one coloring outside the lines, you risk breaking your S…

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The Weekly Health Quiz: Upbeat Emotions, Male Nurses and Whiter TeethTest your knowledge of this week’s health news.

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What Michael Pollan Wants You To Think About When You Cook Dinner Tonight (VIDEO)

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We do it three times a day, every day. But how often do you stop to think about how your meal got to your plate? Michael Pollan, bestselling author and voice of a growing food revolution (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Food Rules) says that there is one thing we can all do to end our mindless consumption and become more conscious eaters…

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LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC.

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How to Poop Politely at Work, on Planes, and at a Guy's Place

Your ultimate guide to number two etiquette.

Going number two outside of the comfort of your own home shouldn’t be a big deal: do your business, flush, wash up, done. But that leaves so many awkward or embarrassing issues unaddressed. How do you handle loud noises during a bowel movement in a cramped office rest room? What if you’ve made a stank in an airport lavatory, and the line of passengers waiting will forever know it was you? And what should you do if you’re at a new guy’s place and you feel something brewing? We consulted etiquette expert Patricia Rossi, author of Everyday Etiquette, on the right way to navigate tricky poop situations…

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Do You Fear Losing Weight?

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I get that going for what you really want can be terrifying… (including with your weight loss).I understand that going for what you really want can be terrifying sometimes and thoughts can run through your mind, such as "What if it doesn't happen for me?" "What if I can't handle it?" "What if my dream never comes true and then I feel…

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Sex is one of the most beautiful, powerful, and natural aspects of our humanity. But like any power, it can be used in cheap and sleazy ways that don’t truly honor its awesomeness. So I have a question for you: Does your personal trainer or fitness coach have to be hyper-sexualized in order to motivate you? These days—if the Internet is any indication—it’s not enough to be strong, intelligent, healthy, educated, and a great coach…

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When Exactly Does Your Memory Start Declining?

Oh, so <em>this</em> is why you’re “so bad at names.”

You’ve got until 35 until your memory starts heading downhill, suggests recent research published in Psychological Science. (Sorry if you’ve already celebrated your 35th birthday…

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Take the Habit Personality Quiz

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Take the Habit Personality QuizWhat’s your habit personality? Take a quiz to find out the factors that influence how you form habits, both good and bad.

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We've got a two-for coming your way.

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Weighted Hip Raise: If you haven’t already discovered the toning power of the weighted hip raise, allow us to introduce you…

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Multiple Sclerosis: Planning for Your FuturePlanning ahead, including for insurance and finances, is key when you have a chronic condition like multiple sclerosis (MS). Get tips to get started from WebMD.

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Sometimes you have a moment of clarity about a woman–like when you find her indexed, 7-year collection of Brides magazines. Other times, the signals are harder to read. Here's help. 1. She Hand-Feeds Free-Range Chicken to Her Dog Stay or Go: Stay She may seem like a coddler, but dogs can lower stress and blood pressure, making her a healthier and more stable person…

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Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-UpsEmergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

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One of the great signifiers of this moment in time is the smart phone. But really, it's the smart phone's chief offering: the camera. In two seconds or less, you are equipped with the ability to document your life and post it up on social media.But what happens when that freedom escapes your grasp, when you're no longer the exhibitor to your exhibition?In 2003, Barbra Streisand inadvertently drew national attention when she attempted to slap a professional aerial photographer with a $50 million lawsuit, citing privacy concerns…

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There are certain types of alcohol you learn to treat with respect. For a lot of men, tequila is at or near the top of that list. But is your hangover worse because of the stuff in your glass, or because of the way you drank it? As it turns out, it's a combo of both. Blame it on the EthanolWhen it comes to the severity of your headache, your principal nemesis is ethanol–a…

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Spring Pasta Night!

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Spring Pasta Night!Martha Rose Shulman offers a new simple pasta dish for spring that is packed with flavor and elegance.

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The Doctor’s Rituals

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The Doctor’s RitualsEvery night when I put my 6-year-old son to sleep, we go through the same routine. I do the same with my patients.

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Michigan Football Player Denies Leaving Program Due To Head Injury Concerns (UPDATE)

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UPDATE — March 27: After an interview with ESPN published earlier this week, former Michigan center Jack Miller has clarified that he did not leave the school’s football program over head injury concerns.

“Concussions were not really a factor in this decision,” Miller has since told The Detroit News in an interview published on Thursday, adding that he was just “burned out…

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If you're not careful, donating blood frequently might be bleeding your body of some of its vital nutrients. But popping an iron supplement can help you recover faster, new research from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute found.In the study, adults who swallowed a daily, 38-milligram (mg) iron supplement after donating blood took about 11 weeks for their body to bounce back to their normal levels of iron and hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein that carries oxygen throughout the body…

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Are You A Stressed-Out, Balding Fraternity Brother? Try Brogaine!

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What with all the hazing and the racism, fraternity life can be a hairy experience.

Thankfully, stress from those experiences need not prematurely cost you your own hair! For that, there’s “Brogaine,” a hair-regrowth formula specially made for stressed frat brothers.

According to “Saturday Night Live,” the proprietary blend reverses the ravages of stress brought on by things like “midterms, nerds …

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The Best Foods To Eat When You’re Feeling Bloated

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Here are six foods and drinks that help you bring your belly back down to size.

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You’ve committed to eating healthy. You want to look and feel great, and you’ve stuck to your diet an entire week already. You feel good about how you’ve done and think you deserve a gold star… or that cupcake that’s calling your name (especially the one with the extra layer of frosting on top)…

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The action comes after the New York State attorney general’s office accused GNC and three other major retailers of selling herbal supplements that were fraudulent or contaminated with unlisted ingredients that could pose health risks to consumers.

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A series of studies found that the more nuts people consumed, the less likely they were to die at any given age, across classes and ethnic groups.

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Can Your Penis Make Her Sick?

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A healthy hump can do wonders for your well-being: Sex can boost your immunity, relieve stress, dull pain, and even help you sleep better. But a cure-all roll in the hay can actually cause some women to come down with ailments far worse than just being lovesick. Your penis can do serious damage to her–and not in the good way…

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I could be wrong, but if I had to guess, I'd say Goldilocks would not have been a happy runner. Too hot. Too cold. Too wet. Too windy. Too tired. Too long. Too short. Too hilly.A few weekends ago I laced up for an 18-mile run. Two weeks before I had just run the Austin Marathon — pacing my husband for the first time…

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The powers of a good sweat are well-documented: Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and reduce your risk of depression, heart disease, stroke, and cancer.While weight loss and blood sugar control are two reasons for these benefits, there's another one that most people don't know about: When you move, your muscles release hormones…

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Hope to Live to 100? Check Your GenesDNA’s role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds

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Los Angeles Church Hosts ‘Multi-Sensory’ Stations Of The Cross Using Yoga

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Anne Kelley, a Seattle-based attorney, was looking for a way to engage with the stations of the cross on a deeper level when she stumbled upon the idea of incorporating yoga into the practice.

Traditionally observed on Good Friday, the stations of the cross are a series of 14 moments in the final hours of Jesus Christ’s life, before his crucifixion…

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How To Spring Clean Your Kitchen (And Your Diet)

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By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurn

Even if you haven’t been indulging in rich, comforting meals all winter, chances are you’ve accumulated more unhealthy foods in your freezer, fridge and cupboard than you realize. To start off the new season on the right foot, a little spring cleaning for your food supply might be in order…

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Other Factors Keeping You From Losing Weight + MORE

Greetings,And welcome to the next Total Solution Weight Loss installment.  Here you’ll find our usual mix of informative articles focused on tips, tricks, just good information on achieving and maintaining a healthier you. Not just for the new year… but for a lifetime. So, let’s get started.

 

10 Foods to Enjoy Without Added Sugar

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The problems with consuming too much added sugar seem to be getting lots of attention these days. From contributing to inflammation, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity, sugar has been recently singled out as a cause for concern.The recently released report from the Dietary Guideline Committee (DGAC) suggests, for the first time, that Americans limit sugar to 10 percent of calories…

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The OTHER Factor That Might Be Keeping You From Losing Weight (VIDEO)

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Stress wreaks havoc on our bodies. From fatigue and insomnia to digestive problems and heart disease, chronic stress is a serious issue for many Americans who are running on empty. But even if your stress levels aren’t at a chronic level, the small daily anxieties we all face every day could be causing some unwanted side effects — like those extra pounds that won’t come off…

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Trainers Share the Worst Fitness Advice They’ve Ever Heard

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It’s a familiar scenario for many: you’re at the gym when you unintentionally overhear the two nice women on the treadmills next to you discussing the parameters of their exercise routines, or a trainer doling out a piece of fitness advice to their client.Click Here to see the Complete List of The Worst Fitness AdviceYou catch something they say and to yourself think one of two things: “Wait, is that really true?” or “I’m pretty sure that’s definitely wrong…

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How to Get Your Spouse to Exercise

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How to Get Your Spouse to ExerciseChanges in one married partner’s exercise routine tend to be echoed in the other’s, highlighting the extent to which our exercise behavior is shaped by the people around us.

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Try This Heart-Opening Partner Yoga Sequence From 2 Fit Moms

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Try This Heart-Opening Partner Yoga Sequence From 2 Fit MomsBy Yoga JournalGrab a partner and try this chest-opening sequence from Two Fit Moms.NOTE These poses require blocks, a strap, and a partner.

Reclining Heart Opener With Blocks

Lie down on your mat with one block (at its lowest height) under your head like a pillow and a second block (at a higher height) between your shoulder blades…

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Timelines can suck it.

Oh, the timeline. It’s something women know all too well. And now, Daily Mail has created yet another timeline for women to measure themselves against. The headline says it all: “The ages that define the life of every woman: She has her first kiss at 15, finds ‘the one’ at 27, earns most at 39—and gives up bikinis at 48…

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It’s not pool weather yet, but you’ll be ready when it gets here.

Join the Women’s Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!
Offset Dumbbell Lunge: You know lunges strengthen your quads, calves, and glutes, but this version also packs an abs-sculpting punch…

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An electro-shocker belt hawked on a late-night infomercial won’t give you six-pack abs. At least not unless you can clip it to your tongue and use it to zap your taste buds. (Rendering all food as flavorless as rice cakes.)Achieving a visible six-pack is about work and sacrifice, not gimmicks and crunches…

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Dietitians, Food and Truth: Winds of Change?

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In what became a notorious move before ever the ink had time to dry on the hermetic plastic wrappers, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — until recently, the American Dietetic Association — conferred its “Kids Eat Right” seal of approval on Kraft American Cheese Singles. Blessed, indeed, are the cheese makers! But even they aren’t entirely sure this stuff qualifies entirely as cheese, its somewhat dubious pedigree having been parsed for public consideration before now…

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The disease is on the rise—but these foods may help you decrease your odds of getting it.

Research has long shown that a plant-based diet has cancer-fighting powers. Now, a new study offers even more proof that giving up animal products can lower your risk of one specific type of cancer that happens to be showing up more in younger people: colorectal cancer…

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Experimental anti-cholesterol drug shows promise + MORE

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The Scary Side Effects of Chugging CharcoalThis health fad isn’t just ineffective—it’s actually dangerous.

Noticed an uptick in the number of people sipping gray-black juice lately? Then you’ve witnessed the charcoal trend first-hand. Weird as it sounds, charcoal is the latest supposedly good-for-you ingredient to be added to juice drinks and cleanses…

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Do you have what it takes to land on the cover of Men’s Health? Click here to enter the second annual Ultimate Men’s Health Guy Competition. We’re looking for a man who inspires us, and reminds us what’s possible with the right combination of grit, guts, and gusto–like last year’s winner, Iraq War veteran Noah Galloway, and 2014 finalist Finny Akers, whose gripping story is told here…

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Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood PressureChinese study found significantly lower rates in those who got an extra supply of the nutrient

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The Darkness Diet: Melatonin Magic and Nature’s Weight Control Program

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The Darkness Diet: Melatonin Magic and Nature's Weight Control ProgramThe human race has a paradoxical energy crisis. We are drowning in stored energy (fat), something evolution did not prepare us for. Excess body weight now poses the greatest threat to healthy survival.

Most of the world’s population lives in countries where overweight and obesity kill more people than underweight…

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5 Health Questions Every Woman Should Ask Herself Right Now

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5 Health Questions Every Woman Should Ask Herself Right NowBy Dr. Mehmet Oz

What’s my blood pressure?

If you don’t know, you could be among the 78 million American adults who have hypertension. That’s not a group you want to belong to. High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke. I urge every woman to start tracking her BP now — and that includes young adults…

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Millions of Kidney Failure Patients Die for Lack of Treatment: StudyDire need for low-cost dialysis techniques that could be used worldwide, researcher says

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Find out how Heather Baker shed a ton of weight and got happy again.

Before: 236
After: 136
The Lifestyle
I’ve always been on the heavy side. Though I was active throughout my childhood and teenage years, my weight usually stayed somewhere in the 180- and 190-pound range…

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Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood PressureStudy found damage to organs and tissues, even with no sign of hypertension

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Vegetarian Diet May Cut Colon Cancer Risk

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Vegetarian Diet May Cut Colon Cancer RiskA vegetarian diet, especially one that includes fish, significantly reduces the risk of colorectal cancer, a large new study reports

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6 Rowing Machine Mistakes You Might Be Making (And How to Fix Them)

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By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurnNot sure how to work out on a rowing machine without looking like a total fish out of water? It’s easy to make mistakes when using a rower, officially known as an “ergometer,” the first couple of times. But you’d be crazy to avoid the machine altogether out of sheer embarrassment…

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Fear of Frying

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Fear of FryingWhen it comes to frying and deep-frying food it’s not so much the frying you need to consider, but what you are frying and the type of oil you use.

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If you were an avid newspaper reader in 1966, you might have seen a strange little story from United Press International. Under the headline “Stout Scot Peels Off 293 Pounds,” it told the story of 26-year-old Angus Barbieri eating breakfast. In his case, it was literally a broken fast, one that had begun more than a year before…

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Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks + MORE

It’s Monday,We hope you are well on your way towards your weight loss and fitness goals. Don’t forget to celebrate often, now matter how small the achievement – it will do wonders for your motivation. Below is our next collection of useful tips and  information you will find helpful for greater success.  Happy reading.

 

Peanuts May Be Good for Your Heart

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Peanuts May Be Good for Your HeartEating peanuts may lower the risk for cardiovascular disease and death, a large study suggests.

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The Firefighter Workout

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The Firefighter WorkoutFour out of five firefighters nationwide are overweight or obese, and roughly half of all firefighters who die in the line of duty each year are killed by heart attacks. Now a group of firefighters is trying to change that with a fitness program called 555 Fitness.

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6 Excuses Your Fitness Instructor Is Really Tired Of Hearing

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It’s been a long week. Work’s been crazy, you couldn’t get your kids out the door all week and you’re fighting with your in-laws. With all that going on, you couldn’t possibly be expected to make it to personal training or yoga. Sound familiar? Yeah, your fitness instructor has heard it all before.In fact, your instructor has heard every excuse in the book for missing a class or training session — “the dog ate my gym clothes” is surprisingly popular — and they’re more than a little skeptical…

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Health Tip: Count Your Calories

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Title: Health Tip: Count Your CaloriesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/3/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Think Like a Doctor: Thinner Solved!

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Think Like a Doctor: Thinner Solved!Readers solve the case of a middle-aged woman with arthritis who developed a wasting illness after what looked like a simple cold.

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So Your Diet Crashed and Burned. Now What?

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So Your Diet Crashed and Burned. Now What?It’s frustrating. The diet your coworker shared with you over celery sticks — maybe it worked at first. You followed it perfectly — except for the champagne and cake at your sister’s wedding, and that late night when you ate candy bars from the vending machine for dinner. The scale more or less obediently clicked down in response to your willpower-fueled meals and workouts…

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Title: Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart RisksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

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What To Make Of The New Proposed Dietary Guidlines + MORE

Hello,Welcome back to our next roundup of Total Solution Weight Loss topics and tips on getting excess weight off and keeping it off,  in the most healthiest way possible.  This update is an informative mix of exercise and diet for flexibility in incorporating what fits best into your schedule.

People Who Eat Small, Frequent Meals Tend To Eat Better & Weigh Less

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By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) – Adults who had multiple small meals every day tended to eat better, and weight less, than those who had fewer but larger meals, in a recent study. People eating fewer meals tended to eat the most at night, and to drink alcohol with meals, both of which might contribute to their higher body mass index (BMI), a measure of weight relative to height, the researchers said…

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What It's Like to Be Married to a Personal TrainerDoes it make a relationship stronger? The heart is a muscle, after all.It’s probably your dream to have a personal trainer at your beck and call. Imagine always having someone around who will coax you out of bed for a winter workout on even the coldest of days or who can correct your plank form in a pinch…

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Master the World's Greatest Comfort FoodFew meals are as transportive and satisfying as one in a good Indian restaurant. Each dish carries exotic ingredients that convey richness, savoriness, and spiciness all at once. But cook the stuff at home, and you’re looking at an exercise in frustration. Believe me, I’ve tried. That subtle interplay of spices, those unfolding waves of warming heat? Not at my house…

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Why Heavy Weights Aren't the Only Way to Build Size and StrengthIf you want to grow big, you must lift big. At least that’s what gym-goers have always been told. But training with lighter weights may also help you build substantial muscle size and strength, found a recent meta-analysis of 13 studies published in Sports Medicine. When people performed exercises that were less than 60 percent of their one-rep maximum to fatigue, they saw gains equivalent to their heavy-lifting counterparts over 6 weeks, explains study author Brad Schoenfeld, Ph…

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To Jump-Start Your Exercise Routine, Be MindfulBy paying more attention to the experience of exercise itself, even the most reluctant of exercisers might begin to find pleasure in movement.

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Health Highlights: Feb. 20, 2015Public Access to Genetic Tests Made Easier by FDA

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The Parent Fat Traps

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The Parent Fat TrapsFat Trap No. 1 You polish off your kid’s fries/scrape the last spoonful of chocolate pudding/lick the peanut butter off the knife. Skinny Solutions: Don’t overload your child. In one sitting a typical toddler will eat just one-quarter to one-half the amount of food a grown-up will. If you keep servings age appropriate, that means fewer leftovers for you to pig out on…

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Fat? There’s No Changing That, Say Researchers. Hogwash, Says Dr. J.
A recent article in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal claims that obesity is a chronic disease that is caused by biologic factors, and because of this it cannot be cured with behavioral modifications. In other words, the obese are prisoners of their biologic urges.
So, according to the experts, a healthy diet and exercise just won’t work…

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What To Make Of The New Proposed Dietary Guidlines

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Eggs and coffee are in, sugar is out and vegetables will always be good for you, according to a committee of top nutrition experts tasked with advising the federal government. Their recommendations reflect the latest and greatest in food and nutrition research, and will help the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) update the nation’s dietary guidelines — something they have to do every five years…

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6 Exercise Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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6 Exercise Mistakes You're Probably MakingBy K. Aleisha Fetters, DETAILSYou’re the picture of perfect form, and you’d never be caught dead slacking off at the gym. Good. But even health nuts fall prey to these subtle (but serious) exercise mistakes.1. Eating Too Much Before Your Workout
Check the back of your pre-workout “muscle” bar. Many are loaded with sugar that could make you crash midway through your regimen, says trainer and owner of Results Fitness, Rachel Cosgrove, C…

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Nutrition Panel Calls for Less Sugar and Eases Cholesterol and Fat RestrictionsA nutrition advisory panel that helps shape the country’s official dietary guidelines eased some of its previous restrictions on fat and cholesterol and recommended new limits on the amount of added sugars that Americans should consume.

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Chia seeds—the same magical things that turn sculpture pets into overgrown, sprouted topiaries (ch-ch-ch-chia!)—have found themselves in the health limelight in recent years. Packed with fiber, omegas, potassium, and magnesium, the superfood seeds are great for boosting energy, improving endurance, and even helping regulate digestion…

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Why You Should Give Your Doctor Access To Your Fitness Tracking Data

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HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day.
Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient records? Well, they might spot signs of an ailment sooner and suggest behavioral changes or medication before you land in the emergency room…

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Your Big Fat House

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Your Big Fat HouseBedroom Carpet (PBDEs), vinyl flooring (PVC), mattress (PBDEs), toys, (BPA), waterproof clothing (Phthalates, PFOA) One study found that children who live in homes with vinyl flooring in the bedrooms are twice as likely to have autism. To further avoid EDCs in your bedroom: 1) Make sure the mattresses and mattress covers you buy aren’t treated with brominated flame retardants…

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9 DIY Ramen Recipes That’ll Make You Kick Instant Noodles to the Curb + MORE

Greetings,

And welcome to the next Total Solution Weight Loss installment.  Here you’ll find our usual mix of informative articles focused on tips, tricks, just good information on achieving and maintaining a healthier you. Not just for the new year… but for a lifetime. So, let’s get started.

Are You ACTUALLY a Binge Eater?

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Are You ACTUALLY a Binge Eater?

Why you should probably stop saying you "binged" every time you have three slices of pizza.

The United States Food and Drug Administration just approved the first drug that’s designed to target moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED), called Vyvanse (a…

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Valentine’s Day or not, cooking for two can be a tricky skill to master. While leftovers are practical, eating Crock Pot chili five nights in a row can get pretty old. These recipes—from breakfast and starters to dinner and dessert—are perfect to enjoy with your girlfriend, boyfriend, mom, dad, friend, or dog (… if your dog eats human food)…

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How Much Should You Tell Your Friends About Your Marriage?

And which details need to stay between you and your hubby?

Over the years, my girlfriends and I have dissected everything about our relationships with men. And I mean everything—dates, fights, and sex are the biggies, but we’re especially skilled at sussing out the hidden meaning in random comments made by our S…

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How Normal Is It for Sex to Hurt?

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How Normal Is It for Sex to Hurt?

The number of women who are saying <i>ow</i> instead of <i>ahh</i>.

Sex may be pretty much synonymous with pleasure, but that doesn’t mean that the experience is always pain-free. If getting it on makes you feel things in an “ouch” kind of way, you’re not alone…

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Premature Babies With Asthma Outgrow It

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Premature Babies With Asthma Outgrow ItBy the time they reach adulthood, their risk of asthma is no greater than that of full-term babies, a Danish study has found.

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11 Ways To Stay Safe While Running Outside This Winter

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Once winter strikes, it’s not too difficult to convince the majority of exercisers to take their sweat sessions indoors. In fact, finding the motivation to squeeze a workout into a busy day is already tough enough without freezing winds and piles of snow creating additional willpower roadblocks. However, for those über-dedicated runners who will do anything to avoid the dreaded treadmill, a little chill is merely an additional challenge…

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Twenty-two people killed outside Cairo soccer stadiumBy Ahmed Maher and Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) – Twenty-two people were killed outside an Egyptian soccer stadium on Sunday when security forces barred fans from entering, the public prosecutor's office said. Most of the dead were suffocated when the crowd stampeded after police used tear gas to clear the fans trying to force their way into a league match between two Cairo clubs, Zamalek and Enppi, doctors and witnesses said…

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This Is What It Means To ‘Lift Like A Girl’

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“I like to feel strong. I like showing that I can.”

That’s what one young woman has to say about powerlifting in a new video from students at Oxford University, “Lift Like A Girl.” In the video, which takes it’s name from the viral Always #LikeAGirl campaign, women share why they lift, what they like most about it, and what they would say to other women interested in the sport…

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Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study FindsExperts aren’t sure why, but say better treatment and support needed for both sexes

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How To Use Avocado To Make Virtually Any Meal A Little Bit Healthier

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When news broke that an avocado a day could keep cholesterol at bay, squeals of joy from guacamole-lovers were audible.

The exuberance was warranted: Beyond the fruit’s inimitable deliciousness, the avocado has a lot to brag about, nutritionally speaking. It’s packed with monounsaturated fat (the good kind), potassium (more than a banana), fiber and antioxidants…

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The Top 10 Workout Songs for February 2015

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Remixes rule in this month’s workout music round-up. Exactly half of the songs voted into the top 10 appear in re-worked versions. As always, this is a blessing for folks in search of musical inspiration, since these uptempo updates take existing gym favorites and accentuate their beats and momentum…

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What’s in Those Supplements?

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What’s in Those Supplements?New York’s attorney general said that tests on popular store brands of herbal supplements at Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC found that roughly four out of five of the products contained none of the herbs listed on the labels.

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Your Daily Dose of Style News

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Your Daily Dose of Style NewsFollow us @MensHealthStyle for more style and grooming dispatches from the market.    New Balance Enters the Soccer ArenaFRIDAY, FEB. 6, 2015Be on the lookout for a familiar logo on soccer fields. New Balance announced this week that it's now a player in the world's most popular sport…

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Can Vaccinated Children Exposed to Measles Transmit the Virus?You asked: Can a vaccinated child bring measles into your home?

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The Knife and Fork Diet: Giving up Handheld Food Might Help Solve Obesity(CC BY-NC 2.0) Christoph Spiegl/Flickr
Restrict your handheld meals to three times per week. That includes:

Pizza
Sandwiches
Burgers and hot dogs
Tacos and burritos
Fried chicken and buffalo wings

Sound crazy? Hear me out.

I just finished reading Dr. J’s post on the evils of pizza, which exist in the form of triple-digit amounts of fat, salt, and calories…

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Strong dollar vexes mid-sized U.S. exporters, local demand helpsFirst thing every morning Bill Hickey turns on the TV to see where the U.S. dollar is trading in the hope it has lost value against the euro and other currencies. "And there it is, staring you right in the face," says Hickey, president of Chicago-based steel company Lapham-Hickey Steel, about the dollar's continued strength.

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For A.L.S. Patients, a Hopeful Drug That Is Out of ReachWhen I first noticed I couldn’t type with my left hand, the doctors narrowed down it down to two options: a treatable autoimmune disease or A.L.S. It turned out to be A.L.S., but I’ve recently found a new reason to hope.

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Many States Still in Flu's Grip, But Some Areas Report DeclinesCDC expects to see high activity for several more weeks

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(Healthcastle.com) Your mother was on to something when she told you to eat your vegetables. At least half of the food you eat should be comprised of veggies no matter what diet tribe you may follow. Vegetables provide fibre to feed our friendly gut bacteria and keep our digestive system toned and are the top source of most vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phytonutrients we need to renew and repair each day…

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If thinking about ramen summons images of styrofoam cups and seasoning packets with enough salt to make you dry up like a prune, you haven’t lived—when it comes to noodle soup consumption, anyway. Ranging in flavors from bacon and egg to spicy sriracha to vegetarian miso, these ramen recipes outdo any packaged variety, and are almost as easy to make…

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Escape from Statins

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Escape from StatinsI am about to ignore the advice of my doctor. Again. Really, he deserves better. Randall Casper, M.D., is a gentle, matter-of-fact fellow who has been our trusted family physician since the day he saved my grandfather's life by making a diagnosis other docs had missed. For years he has treated me with professionalism and patience, and now I am about to walk out of the examination room and leave his prescription on the desk…

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Coffee Linked to Possible Lower Endometrial Cancer RiskWomen benefited from drinking about 4 cups daily, study suggests

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HIV-positive migrants denied care at Thai public hospitalsBy Alisa Tang BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zaw, an illegal Burmese migrant dying of AIDS-related illnesses, spent a weekend hunched over in waiting rooms at three Thai hospitals near Bangkok – each denying him care as he gasped for breath, his lungs full of fluid. Zaw died 40 days later – a death the Bangkok-based HIV Foundation that was helping him says could have been prevented with timely care…

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How I Lost 30 Pounds—and Then Gained it All Back

A.K.A. what NOT to do after you reach your weight-loss goal

Before: 152 pounds
After: 122 pounds
Now: 144 pounds
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I was never a fit person growing up. In fact, even as a kid I had a pot belly that people loved to rub. When I was about 8 years old, my parent’s marriage and finances were on the rocks—so I turned to starchy foods like bagels and microwave pizzas for comfort…

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The Best Cardio Workout for People Who Hate CardioCardio haters, rejoice. The 4-minute calorie-torching wonder known as the Tabata protocol lives up to the hype, according to an Auburn University study.Participants performed eight 20-second rounds of jump squats separated by only 10 seconds of rest. Each round was done at an all-out pace with the participants working as hard as possible from start to finish…

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How to Have Sex for an Hour!

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How to Have Sex for an Hour!You've tried crunching baseball stats. You've mentally replayed your last round of golf. You've outlined the steps to making your favorite sandwich. But the more you try to slow yourself down during sex, the faster you finish–and you're not alone.”Premature ejaculation is a problem that affects almost every man at some point in his life,” says Thomas J…

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Why 2015 Is Poised to Be the Year of the Vagina

All hail the Queen V

As you can see, this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover comes thisclose to showing model Hannah Davis’ nether regions. Regardless of whether you’re a fan of the pose or not, there’s something to be said about this cover and its connection to a larger theme developing in pop culture this year—that would be vaginas…

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Why You Should Stop Calling Thyroid Cancer ‘Good Cancer’

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A thyroid cancer diagnosis has a strange reputation: It’s cancer, but with a near 100 percent survival rate when caught in the early stages, it’s one of the “good” cancers, as many doctors and even other survivors will tell you.

But Alan Ho, M.D., Ph.D., thinks that categorization is a common misunderstanding of people who have never had thyroid cancer nor treated it…

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CAIRO (Reuters) – SODIC, Egypt’s third-largest listed property group, plans about 2.3 billion Egyptian pounds ($301.64 million) in new investments in 2015, it said in a statement on Monday. It said it would deliver 684 new property units this year. Egypt’s once-booming construction sector was hit hard by the 2011 revolt that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule…

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Measles: A Tale of Two OutbreaksThe current measles outbreak, which has topped 100 cases so far, is believed to have started at two Disney theme parks in California.

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How Much You’ll Have Sex in Your 70s and 80s + MORE

Greetings,

And welcome to the next Total Solution Weight Loss installment.  Here you’ll find our usual mix of informative articles focused on tips, tricks, just good information on achieving and maintaining a healthier you. Not just for the new year… but for a lifetime. So, let’s get started.

Deflating the Ball Is Fine, But Don't You Dare Wear Gold Cleats!With all of the hype flying around this weekend's Super Bowl, it can get confusing trying to figure out exactly what we're supposed to be distracted by. Are we supposed to hate the Patriots for cheating, or hate the Seahawks for trash-talking? Should we be looking forward more to the kickoff, or to Katy Perry checking the internal pressure of the game balls as part of her halftime show?Most of the talk has been about players and teams breaking the rules…


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Greece starts drive to sell new debt deal to doubting EuropeBy Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece's leftist government on Sunday began its drive to persuade a sceptical Europe to accept a new debt agreement while it starts to roll back on austerity measures imposed under its existing bailout agreement. After a turbulent first week in office, the new government has made clear it wants to end the existing arrangement with the European Union, the European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund "troika" when its aid deadline expires on Feb…


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The Weight-Loss Plan That Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds

Catharine Acurso made gradual changes that added up to major weight-loss success.

Before: 248
After: 145
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I was always a little overweight my whole life. I come from a family of heavy people, and when I was growing up, all of our family get-togethers were based on food…


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Oh, rainbow sprinkles. They’re the life of the (ice cream) party, they bring the fun to funfetti, and they (literally) add color to everything they touch. From desserts to energy bites to dip, they make basically everything taste better—and look better too.
But have you ever stopped to think about what’s in the culinary pixie dust?
While there are few things that are less of a dessert buzzkill than checking out nutrition facts before chowing down, it can be super eye-opening (and totally transform the way you treat that sweet tooth)…


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Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: StudyThese patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says


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More Than You Ever Wanted to Know about Female EjaculationWomen's bodies can be a mystery–even to science. Researchers are still debating the existence of the G-spot. And a similar argument has long raged over the phenomenon of female ejaculation.Fortunately, a half dozen recent studies have helped clear away the fog surrounding “squirting.” Here's what you should know…


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Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?

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Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?Some nutrition scientists are concerned that with the profusion of fortified foods, beverages and supplements, many people may be ingesting levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.


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True Grits

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True GritsMost life-changing food experiences involve exotic or high-end foods like truffles. But my latest life-changing food experience involved humble grits and polenta – cornmeal mush.


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Why Ryan Gosling 'Hey Girl' Memes Are a Victory for Women Everywhere

Besides the obvious, anyway

You remember the Feminist Ryan Gosling memes, don’t you? The ones in which female-affirming messages appear over pictures of dreamy RyGo, always beginning with the ever so gentle, “Hey girl”? Of course you do:
 

feministryangosling…


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President Barack Obama is urging parents to get their children vaccinated in the face of a measles outbreak that has infected more than 100 people in the United States. In excerpts from an interview with NBC News that will air on Monday, Obama said measles was a preventable disease. He said that while he understood there were families concerned about the effect of vaccinations, he said the science was “pretty indisputable…


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The 'Urine Facial' Is a Real Thing—But Does It Actually Clear Up Acne?

Don't start storing your pee just yet…

This article was written by Maria Del Russo and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.
There are plenty of things ladies will do in the name of zit-free skin. We’re constantly looking for that miracle treatment to rid us of our spots for good…


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Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50Still, only 10 percent of cases occur in younger group, study finds


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Nut rage: Korean Air boss's daughter treated crew 'like slaves'By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – The daughter of the boss of Korean Air, on trial in a case popularly known as "nut rage", treated flight crew like "feudal slaves", a chief steward said in court on Monday. Heather Cho, daughter of Korean Air Lines chairman Cho Yang-ho and the former head of in-flight service, is on trial for breaking aviation laws and conspiring with other company executives to force crew members lie about the Dec…


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8 Ways To Recommit To Your Resolutions

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By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurn

A month into the New Year and you’ve already wavered a bit on keeping up with your resolutions. Work has picked up, keeping you at the office late, and you’ve caught up with old friends over cocktails — plus, the football playoffs have meant beer and wings galore…


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The Men's Health Super Bowl XLIX Drinking GameLet's start with your first question: Yes, we're actually promoting drinking during the Super Bowl. Why in the world wouldn't we? That'd be like saying, “Celebrate New Year's Eve with some protein shakes and broccoli slaw.” It's the Super Bowl. You should be able to have a few too many cocktails without feeling weird about it…


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Why Men Suddenly Develop Pregnancy Symptoms When YOU'RE Expecting

And we're not just talking about the sympathy weight he's put on.

This article was written by Ali Eaves and provided by our partners at Men’s Health.
It’s nothing compared to what women’s bodies goes through—but men experience hormonal changes when their partners are pregnant, finds a new University of Michigan study…


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17 Super Simple Tips to Lose Weight for LIFE

Something tells us you won’t miss those extra pounds.

This article was written by Diana Kelly and provided by our partners at Prevention.
Studies show that the simpler your diet, the easier it is to stick to over the long haul. Follow these steps to streamline your plan and shed unwanted pounds for good…


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Obama Lifts Curtain on 'Precision Medicine' PlanPresident Barack Obama will unveil details Friday about the “Precision Medicine Initiative” – a move toward tailoring and personalizing individual medical treatment.


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The 11 Beginner Yoga Poses Everyone Pretends To Know (But May Be Doing Wrong)

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Remember when you resolved to do more yoga? And then you sat at the back of a yoga class as the teacher said ridiculous things like “juice your spine” and you wondered what the heck you were doing?

Yeah, we’re here to help.

Yoga doesn’t need to be shrouded in mystery. This week, we caught up with Lisa Sochocki, owner of Yoga Loft Hawaii on the island of Oahu, to talk plainly about how to achieve each basic yoga pose with perfection…


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Calories in Liqueurs: It Varies with the Alcohol and Sugar Content(CC BY 2.0) Dominic Lockyer/Flickr
The number of calories in a “standard drink” varies with the amount of alcohol in the drink, as well as any added sugars. Sugars are carbohydrates, which supply about 4 calories per gram, while alcohol supplies about 7 calories per gram. Since the size and alcohol percentage of a standard drink varies with the type of drink there’s no simple way to determine the calories…


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How To Get A Workout While Watching The Super Bowl (Without Leaving The Couch)

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Even if the term “Deflategate” means nothing to you or you would much rather tune into the second annual Kitten Bowl, chances are you’ll be spending at least a little time in front of the TV on Super Bowl Sunday.

Between the pizza, wings, beer, nachos and more that’s likely to be on the menu, the Calorie Control Council estimates that average Super Bowl snacking could easily add up to around 2,400 calories — more than many people need in an entire day…


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What It's Like to Make More Than Your Husband

One woman opens up about the reality facing more and more women.

When my now-husband Chris and I first met, I was a poor grad student who waited tables to make ends meet. My rent was ridiculously cheap, and thank goodness, because I had negative dollars to my name…


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The Idea That Milk Is A ‘Perfect Food’ Has Been Discredited

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NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product.
But how healthy is it?
While the government urges milk consumption, some studies have begun to suggest potential ill effects from drinking too much of the white stuff…


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Sugary Drinks Tied to Earlier Menstruation

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Sugary Drinks Tied to Earlier MenstruationA new study has found that the consumption of sugary drinks is associated with lowered age of the first menstrual period.


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Which Type of Long-Term Birth Control is Best for You?Tired of taking birth control pills? There are lots of other contraception choices that need less action on your part and that you can stop at any time.


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By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio MITHI, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Worsening drought has led to over 80 percent of water resources in Pakistan’s southern Tharparker district becoming unfit for people to drink, a new study says. “But they are now gradually returning to their villages when they learn about the sweet water (plant),” said the 65-year-old guar farmer, who looks after the property and belongings of neighbors who have migrated.


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How Effective Is the Flu Shot in an 'Off' Year?Out of nowhere, you feel like you got hit by a truck. Your body aches, and though your temperature is skyrocketing, you can't pack on enough blankets to ease up those teeth-rattling chills. You know the feeling. Flu can really knock you on your ass, and in some cases, it can even be deadly…


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How Much You’ll Have Sex in Your 70s and 80s

Take a look into our sexual Magic 8 Ball.

Old people getting down is something you probably never think about, but prepare yourself for visuals: A new study finds that senior citizens are going at it a lot more frequently than you might think…


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What Time Is The Super Bowl?

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It’s on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and it’s on NBC. The New England Patriots are playing the Seattle Seahawks. That’s all you need to know.


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