The Vitamin He Needs So His Penis Can Perform + MORE

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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 Benefits of a Lunch Hour Walk

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The Benefits of a Lunch Hour WalkA stroll pays off in immediate ways, a study found.

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See How Much the "Perfect" Female Body Has Changed Over 100 Years

It's pretty eye-opening.

This article was written by Maria Hart and repurposed with permission from Greatist.
If you’ve ever found yourself wishing for this actress’s waist or that singer’s legs, remember this: The silhouette of the “ideal woman” changes year over year, so the physical qualities we embrace today are often at odds with those from previous generations…

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The Vitamin He Needs So His Penis Can Perform

It's like sex fuel for his boner.

This article was written by Christa Sgobba and provided by our partners at Men’s Health.
Lacking enough of the sunshine vitamin might snuff out the lights on his bedroom game: New research from Italy suggests that low levels of vitamin D may increase a guy’s risk of erectile dysfunction…

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Women with breast cancer often don’t know what kind of tumors they have, a new study found. Not knowing one’s tumor features isn’t necessarily tied to worse outcomes, but better knowledge might help women understand treatment decisions and take medications as directed, said Dr…

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Is There Really a Connection Between Birth Control and Brain Cancer?

Get the facts behind the latest scary health headline.

When it comes to oral contraceptives and cancer, the news is mostly reassuring. Taking the Pill offers solid protection against ovarian and uterine cancer. And though recent research suggests that the Pill can jack up your breast cancer risk, other research refutes this, according to Planned Parenthood…

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Sneaky Sugars: They’re in Damn Near Everything in Your Pantry(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Food Thinkers/Flickr
Probably the simplest way to lose (or at least not gain) excess weight is to eliminate added sugars as much as possible. Added sugar is the stuff in packaged food products, not the granulated sugar that you yourself spoon into your tea or coffee or onto your oatmeal or grapefruit…

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The Fat Gene Carries Less Weight Than We Thought(CC BY 2.0) Seattle Municipal Archives
We don’t know exactly how many genes there are in the human genome. The most recent estimates put the number at somewhere between 19,000 and 21,000, although that’s just for protein-encoding genes; if you add in genes that produce functional RNA molecules, we could be talking in the neighborhood of 44,000…

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How To Run Faster By Spring

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By Christine Yu for Life by DailyBurn

Now that all the big fall races are over and the weather is getting colder, most people are ready to pack away their sneakers and hibernate. While some consider the winter an off-season, it’s definitely not the time to slack off from training.

“Many runners simply take the winter off, but this is a huge mistake,” says Jason Fitzgerald, USATF-certified running coach…

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Train Like a Superhero

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Train Like a SuperheroTraining is not just hard physically, it’s hard mentally. We all know that training our bodies is the right thing to do, it’s sticking to it long term or getting inspired enough to even start in the first place that’s the tricky bit.

Our bodies often trick us and tell us “It’s okay” to skip this one session, or cut that other session short, or over-indulge in something for three days in a row coz “We’re going to make it up” (which we never do)…

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Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDCIf they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

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Why Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Doesn’t Believe In Annual Physical Exams

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Bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel made waves earlier this month with his New York Times op-ed about how annual physical exams — arguably the cornerstone of preventive medicine — are a waste of time and money.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Emanuel continued to make his case against the preventive health measure in an interview with HuffPost Live’s Jonathan Cohn, saying that overwhelming data from studies involving tens of thousands of people show that the annual exam makes no difference when it comes to improving health outcomes or extending lives…

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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDsCHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

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Warm Up Your Winter

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The first snow has already arrived! For hustling and bustling New Yorkers this can often be the worst time of year. Subways are frozen (and always seem to be moving at a snails pace), yet you always wake up sweating in the sauna-like radiator heat in your apartment. And of course there are the formidable, ever-present colds, flues and stuffy noses…

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Flu Remains Widespread in Much of U.S.The flu is still widespread in a majority of states, and flu-related hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise, the CDC says .

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This Move Could Finally Give You That Dream Butt

Try the squat variation that Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm swears by.

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!
Pistol Squat: Get ready to blast your booty…

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How Low Should You Squat?

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How Low Should You Squat?“Only Siths deal in absolutes,” is my go-to quote from my favorite movie, Star Wars. That's because–unlike another money line from that film, “these aren't the droids you're looking for”–I constantly consider the quote in my day job, where I help regular Joe and pro-athlete clients alike achieve their fitness goals…

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Get Your Freekeh On

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Get Your Freekeh OnChefs are coming up with all sorts of inspiring ideas for grains.

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Ebola 'Turning Point' as Cases Decline: WHOEbola ‘Turning Point’ as Cases Decline: WHO

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The Awesome Benefit of Having Great FriendsA lonely life may be bad for your brain. In a new British study, people who didn't identify with any groups–family, local community, or social–were nearly 20 times more likely to be depressed than those who reported fitting in to several circles. But it's not just about joining a group, or even meeting with one regularly, says study author Juliet Wakefield, Ph…

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Living With Cancer: Coming to Terms

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Living With Cancer: Coming to TermsThe paucity of words at my disposal to talk about my cancer stymies me; I am grateful that patients have begun to create them.

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Nutritious soups can cut calories (but watch the sodium)(CC BY 2.0) Whitney/Flickr
Starting a meal with soup may help fill you up enough to reduce the calories you consume at the rest of the meal without setting you up to overeat later, according to some researchers. But for this to work, the soup needs to be broth- or vegetable-based, not a high-calorie cheesy or creamy soup…

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Global Access To Health Care Is Now Better Than Ever Before

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Despite the fact that income inequality is rising around the world, health outcomes and access to health care are, paradoxically, becoming more and more equal.

On a day-to-day or even year-to-year basis, it may not seem as if health care access is improving. But Dr. Christoph Benn of The Global Fund takes a historical, global view of health care access and opportunities and notes there are signs of progress…

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Why Skipping The Flu Vaccine Could Harm Your Sense Of Smell

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By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) – In a small new study, skipping the flu vaccine was associated with a higher risk for trouble with a sense of smell or taste. Researchers say the results are preliminary, but since respiratory viruses are a common cause of a lost ability to smell, it’s possible that the flu could be a contributing factor…

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Judge Orders California To Make Timely Decisions On Medicaid CoverageA California judge has ruled that the state must make timely decisions on Medi-Cal applicants, and that those who have waited more than 45 days for approval from the state can get temporary coverage.

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By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new wave of experimental cancer drugs that directly recruit the immune system’s powerful T cells are proving to be immensely effective weapons against tumors, potentially transforming the $100 billion global market for drugs that fight the disease. In some trials, the two new approaches, known as CAR T cells and bispecific antibodies, have eliminated all traces of blood cancers in 40 percent to 90 percent of patients who had no remaining options…

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See How Much Every Part of Your Body Really WeighsYou may have air in your head or lead in your butt, but chances are that most of your body parts weigh the same as the next guy's. The diagram below shows how a man of about 180 pounds can be broken down by weight. 1. Blood, water, and lymph system: 100 poundsEquivalent of: filled 10-gallon aquarium2…

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Build Boulder Shoulders

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Build Boulder ShouldersThe overhead press is a standard way to enhance upper-body strength, particularly in your shoulders and triceps. “But performing the movement also delivers a muscle-building hit to your abs,” says Sean De Wispealere, an expert trainer for Men's Health Thrive, a cutting-edge functional training system…

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Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: StudyMore research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Twenty-somethings who were born prematurely are less likely to move in with a lover or have sex than their peers born at full term, Finnish researchers find. These young adults are also less likely to consider themselves sexy. “Previous studies have found that individuals born preterm might be more cautious and less risk-taking than those born at full term, which might also be reflected in our findings of lower likelihood of romantic relations,” said lead study author Dr…

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Cold mornings call for a warm, hearty, flavorful breakfast. But sometimes oats can feel too heavy, pancakes can seem too time intensive, and scrambled eggs just feel…  boring. Sure, we can pop some bread in the toaster and call it a day, but there’s a better option. While quinoa is commonly served as a side dish or protein-packed salad topper, it makes a great a…

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Welcome to (Your Name Here) Medical School + 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.

Welcome to (Your Name Here) Medical School

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Welcome to (Your Name Here) Medical SchoolA medical journal explored the implications of more medical schools being renamed after benefactors.

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Vitamin D Linked to Lower Colorectal Cancer RiskResearchers say they can now show how vitamin D has the power to protect some people from getting colorectal cancer, otherwise known as bowel cancer.

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Blueberries May Lower Blood Pressure

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Blueberries May Lower Blood PressureA cup a day of blueberries lowered blood pressure in older women with hypertension.

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Heartbreaking Photo Series Reveals The True Toll Obesity Can Take On A Family

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At his heaviest, Hector Garcia, Jr. weighed 636 pounds.

After being ridiculed for being overweight as a kid, he began dieting in high school, but the weight kept coming back due to poor eating habits and, likely, a genetic predisposition to obesity. At times confined to his home, Garcia told the San Antonio Express-News he couldn’t remember a time when he was truly happy…

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CDC:  Flu Vaccine Not Very Effective This SeasonIt’s official. This season’s flu vaccine is less effective than experts had hoped.

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By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Bangladesh must reform its archaic laws on rape to help boost convictions and instill confidence in victims who are often too afraid to seek justice, a legal aid group said on Monday. Over the last decade, the South Asian nation has implemented programs to help support victims of sexual violence, said the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Service Trust (BLAST), but rape laws, which date back to the British colonial era, remain unchanged…

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7 Easy Article Submission Blunders to AvoidExpert Authors Always Double Check Their Work!
We’ve all had moments when we were confident in our work, but then felt embarrassed due to an honest mistake. Let’s face it, nobody is perfect! … But, as an Expert Author, you won’t be able to earn the title of “Expert” if you’re continually making careless, head-scratching mistakes in the article submission process…

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Why Guys Are Such Babies When They Get Sick

One dude explains why his fellow men cry out for their mommies during cold season.

Man. The stronger sex. The half of the population to whom pain is but a faint idea. The only gender to claim Tim Allen as a de facto mascot. These are, of course, sweeping generalizations (except the Tim Allen thing…

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Health Highlights: Jan. 16, 2015New Cases of Ebola Declining: WHO

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Don't Let Your Wardrobe be as Gray as the WeatherWhen you're dressing for the cold, it can be easy to fall into a comfortable routine of jeans and sweaters. Try this look to add some much needed color to the dreary days of January. The hue compliments all skin tones and the monochromatic pairing compliments all silhouettes.Sweater: ASOSPants: BonobosShoes: Kenneth ColeShirt: Scotch and SodaBracelet: MiansaiSunglasses: CostaClick here for more Look Of The Week styles…

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Christian Writer Margaret Feinberg On Surviving Cancer And Learning To Be Joyous

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(RNS) Vertigo. Anemia. Depression. Receding gums. Early menopause. A double mastectomy.

These are just a few of the many terrors that Margaret Feinberg hid from the public after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in 2013 before age 40. While the popular Christian author’s books have sold nearly a million copies and she speaks to more than 80,000 people each year, she couldn’t find the words to share this part of herself…

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The Wieder Obesity Barometer, January 2015 Edition(CC BY-SA 2.0) Allen Watkin/Flickr
Obesity statistics, none of them particularly encouraging
A number of research programs and academic studies on subjects pertaining to America’s and the world’s massive weight gain have been published in the past few months, presenting some updated statistics and a few interesting observations…

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The Cost of Gluten-Free

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So, you went gluten-free. But now your morning bagel is on the “forbidden” list and you only have a leftover sandwich in your fridge for lunch. Plus, you spent 30 minutes of your break reading food labels at the grocery store but didn’t buy anything because you left your nutritionist’s list of “additional words that mean gluten” on your desk at your other job…

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How Often Should You Eat? A New Study Clears Up the Dieting ConfusionThe conflicting trends of fasting and eating frequently can be confusing. The first says limit yourself to one or two meals to speed up your metabolism, the second recommends six or more a day to do the same–and there's scientific research to support both! So in a new review, two of Men's Health's most trusted fitness and nutrition experts–Brad Schoenfeld, Ph…

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Title: Smoking, Obesity: Weighing the Financial TollCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

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The 5 Best Core Exercises You Aren’t Doing

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When I ask my clients to do core training it requires them to look beyond abs and see a system of muscles that work together to complete almost all the physical movements you make. For this reason I’ve put together what I feel are not only the best, but the most eye-opening core exercises. Adding these to your workouts will not only help you get better results, but will also help you realize more about your body…

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U.S. News Announces Best Jobs of 2015

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Jobs in health care and technology sectors reign.

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Build Your Arms in 3 Minutes

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Build Your Arms in 3 MinutesSometimes you just want to give your guns a little extra love. That's why Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of The IMPACT! Body Plan created this challenge to put your arm strength and endurance to the test.  It's simple.  Pick up some medium-heavy dumbbells. Perform 10 curls with your left arm, while you hold your right at a 90-degree angle…

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Use It Or Lose It: Activity while Aging Preserves Health(CC BY 2.0) Paul Krueger/Flickr
Use it or lose it: Most of us have heard this adage. Now a new study in the The Journal of Physiology demonstrates how true that phrase really is. Senior author Steve Harridge, Ph.D., and his colleagues found that older exercisers show significantly fewer signs of aging than those who are not as active…

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(Reuters) – Thousands of dollars of donations have poured in from around the world to help pay for the care for newborn quadruplets of a Phoenix mother who died after giving birth to them, a fundraising website set up in the woman’s name announced on Saturday. The story of Erica Morales drew international attention when the 36-year-old died shortly after giving birth to three girls and a boy on Thursday, according to a report on television station KSAZ in Phoenix…

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Bones, ashes at Liberia crematorium a reminder of Ebola traumaBy James Harding Giayhue BOYS TOWN, Liberia (Reuters) – The furnace has been extinguished at a crematorium for victims of the deadly Ebola virus near Liberia's capital Monrovia but a row of barrels filled with ash and charred bone are a reminder of the darkest days of the outbreak. Authorities believe they are close to beating the Ebola virus in this poor West African nation, which together with neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone bore the brunt of the worst outbreak on record of the disease…

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Channel Tunnel set to reopen after 'smoldering load' closurePARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – The Channel Tunnel operator said services could restart later on Saturday after it evacuated a shuttle train and closed the undersea crossing earlier in the day due to smoke from a truck. Eurotunnel said that the incident, which shut the tunnel for several hours, had not caused significant damage…

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New Device to Treat Obesity: Is It for You?WebMD asked two obesity experts involved in clinical trials of the device as well as the manufacturer, EnteroMedics, about how the Maestro System is supposed to be used and who might benefit.

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What The World’s Healthiest Diets Have In Common

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To research his 2010 book The 5 Factor World Diet, celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak traveled to the healthiest countries around the world to learn more about what made their meals extra nourishing. He noted that the Japanese eat a wonderful variety of seaweeds, and that the Chinese tried to incorporate at least five different colors in every meal…

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Naps May Be Good for a Baby’s Learning

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Naps May Be Good for a Baby’s LearningA napping infant is busy learning and memorizing, a new study suggests.

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Title: For Pastors, It’s Easy to Pack on the PoundsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Battle of the Orange Winter Veggies: Pumpkin, Winter Squash, Sweet Potatoes(CC BY-NC 2.0) sushiesque/Flickr
Pumpkin, winter squash and sweet potatoes are now in season. How do they compare nutritionally? What are healthy ways to prepare them? Let’s take a look.
Antioxidants, potassium, vitamin C – and calories
Pumpkin and winter squash (including acorn, butternut and Hubbard) are in the same plant family, and their nutrient content is similar…

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If you think that etiquette is limited to which fork to use, think again. Etiquette is simply kindness with a heavy helping of common sense. Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave somewhere, you are aware of the flu situation. Whether it’s flu or a common cold,we pass it along through human contact.

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7 Factors You Didn't Realize Were Killing Your Sex Drive

Is your after-work routine putting the kibosh on your libido?

Sometimes, despite the fact that you know how mind-blowing orgasms can be, the thought of having sex just feels so…meh.  Luckily, if your sex drive is tanking lately, there’s usually a reason why—meaning it’s not you, per se; it’s your habits…

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The Small Changes I Made to Lose 80 Pounds

Beverly Brooks shed 40 percent of her starting weight after she found the right motivation.

Before: 206 pounds
After: 126 pounds
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In the fifth grade, my dad died, so I turned to food to cope. I can remember my exact McDonald’s order to this day: a double cheeseburger (ketchup only), supersize fries, a giant soda, and a cinnamon melt…

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Drug for Bladder Problems May Help Control Weight, Too + MORE

It’s _______day,

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.

What Previous Generations Would Not Believe about 2015If the idea of it actually being 2015 still feels crazy to you, imagine how freaking bizarre it would seem to the people of previous generations–including your younger self–whose predictions about the future would never have included a single negative thought about O.J. Simpson or Bill Cosby or a single positive one about dietary fat…

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Junk Food in the New Year

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Junk Food in the New YearPeople keep buying junk food once the holidays are over, a new study has found.

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Sanofi, Regeneron submit new cholesterol drug to EMA for reviewPARIS (Reuters) – The European Medicines Agency has agreed to review an application by Sanofi and Regeneron for their cholesterol-lowering drug alirocumab, the pharmaceutical groups said in a statement. The drug, for which the companies have proposed the market name Praluent, has also been under review by the U…

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U.S. News Announces the 2015 Best Online Programs

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New rankings include Online MBA and Criminal Justice programs.

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9 Services Hairstylists Do Against Their Will

You can twist their arms, but your locks will hate you for it.

A hairstylist’s job is to do whatever you want them to do to your locks—but that doesn’t mean that they necessarily agree with your game-plan. Sometimes, your requests make them cringe…

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Most fitness fanatics have a complicated relationship with the treadmill. For many, the “dreadmill” (aka Satan’s conveyor belt) is a necessarily evil, a way to get in some quick cardio when the weather turns too cold for outdoor runs. And we get it; walking or running and not actually going anywhere can make us feel like we’re on a human hamster wheel too…

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Many ‘Healthy Obese’ Don’t Stay HealthyA small study challenges the notion that you can be obese and healthy in the long run.

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Avocados Help Lower Cholesterol in Some PeopleAn avocado a day might help keep bad cholesterol at bay.

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Everything You Need to Know About Popcorn But Were Afraid to Find Out

Crunchy, buttery, full of carbs… popcorn is the ultimate “happy food.” No, really—studies have shown that the serotonin found in the gluten-free whole-grain can have relaxing, mood-lifting effects…

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(Reuters) – Canada’s Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp agreed to buy Pennsylvania-based OnCore Biopharma Inc to focus on developing hepatitis B virus treatment by combining multiple therapeutic methods. The implied market value of the merged company is about $750 million, based on Tekmira stock’s closing price of $15…

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Obese preschoolers may slim down with Head Start, study saysCHICAGO (AP) — Head Start programs have been shown to help poor children do better in school, but they may also help them fight obesity, a study suggests.

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Warning: Your Heart Might Explode While You Watch These 5 Women Reveal They’re Pregnant

Even if you don’t have babies on the brain, you’ll “ooh” and “aww” over these videos.

Prepare yourself—and your ovaries—for some major adorableness. In potentially the cutest video ever, below, Jessica Devins let her husband know she has a bun in the oven…

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How To Find The Right Gym For You

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By A.C. Shilton for Men’s Journal

More people join gyms in January than in any other month. But not all of them will stick around. The International Health, Racquet and Sports Club association (IHRSA) estimates that annual gym attrition rates hover between 20 and 25 percent each year.

So how do you make sure you’re still showing up come August? You find a gym you like, and more importantly, one where you feel comfortable…

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Flu Season May Not Have Peaked: CDCThis year’s flu season is still bad, and it’s too soon to say whether it has peaked, officials from the CDC warned Friday.

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Two Ebola Vaccines Seem Safe: WHOTwo Ebola Vaccines Seem Safe: WHO

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Shots Beat Pills for Knee Arthritis Relief

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Shots Beat Pills for Knee Arthritis ReliefThe most effective treatment for the pain of knee osteoarthritis may be an injection of hyaluronic acid or corticosteroids, and the least effective may be Tylenol or Celebrex pills.

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The Myth About Thinning Hair That Too Many Women Believe (VIDEO)

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For many women, it’s a familiar scene: more than a few strands of hair collecting at the bottom of the shower, coming out more than usual in a hair brush and making random appearances in every place from the bedroom pillow to the office desk. Hair loss isn’t uncommon among women, but it’s still a condition that leaves so many wondering why it’s really happening — and how they can put a stop to it…

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Inside the Strange World of Lip Balm Addiction

It's a real thing—this woman's story is proof.

This article was written by Kelsey Miller and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.
Kerri’s crisis hit in the middle of a meeting. Until then, nobody knew she had a problem. “I could put some on very quickly and they wouldn’t notice,” she told me…

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Title: Drug for Bladder Problems May Help Control Weight, TooCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/6/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

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The Seriously Simple Way One Woman Lost 75 Pounds

Katie Svoboda is proof that one step can totally change your life.

Before: 220 lbs.
After: 145 lbs.
The extra pounds crept up on Katie Svoboda, 26, so slowly that it was easy for her to live in weight-gain denial. The 5’7″ former athlete found herself eating fast foods and gaining 15 pounds a year for a few years straight—until in 2012, she’d hit a high of 220 lbs…

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Sleeping on Back in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk in StudyBut impaired fetal growth is a far more likely cause, researchers say

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China will not follow the path of “Western colonists” in Africa, its foreign minister said during a five-nation tour of the continent, parrying criticism that his country’s hunger for resources has led to one-sided policies and damaging projects. China is Africa’s biggest trade partner, and has sought to tap the region’s rich resources to fuel its own economic growth over the past two decades…

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To Treat Depression, Drugs or Therapy?

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To Treat Depression, Drugs or Therapy?One day soon, we may be able to quickly scan a patient’s brain, check his brain activity “fingerprint” and select an antidepressant or psychotherapy accordingly.

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5 Healthy Eating Habits To Adopt This Year

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5 Healthy Eating Habits To Adopt This Year
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD

Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with “the basics,” and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm. For example, the median daily intake of produce for U.S. adults is 1…

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Why It's So Damn Hard to Quit SmokingResearchers from the University of Wisconsin recently discovered another reason it's so tough to ditch the cancer sticks: When you first stop smoking, you may have a tough time finding pleasure in things you usually enjoy. In the study, smokers trying to quit reported feeling reduced pleasure–a phenomenon called anhedonia–during their first cigarette-free week…

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How To Avoid Foot Surgery

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The congenial New York foot specialist Dr. Rock Positano is known nationally for helping patients avoid foot and ankle surgery. Which explains why he was featured on the front page of The New York Times expressing dismay at those women who choose cosmetic foot surgery to force their feet into high-end designer shoes…

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5-year-old girl in China got HIV through blood transfusion: reportA five-year-old girl in China contracted HIV through a blood transfusion, state media reported, the latest case to shine a light on an issue that has long bedevilled the country. According to the official news agency Xinhua, the girl, nicknamed Maomao, was infected during an operation for congenital heart disease in 2010 in the eastern province of Fujian…

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3 Crazy Stretches That Will Help Improve Your SquatSquatting a heavy barbell takes a ton of strength in your quads and glutes, but that's only the half of it. “If you're not maintaining or improving your mobility in your joints while you're building up those muscles, your performance will suffer and put you at risk for injury,” says BJ Gaddour, C…

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Here's Yet Another Good Reason to Go to Bed Early TonightNight owls, take note: People who stay up late worry more, finds a recent study from Binghamton University. Researchers surveyed participants on their sleep habits and how often they dwelled on their problems. The results: People who slept less and went to bed later both had more negative thoughts…

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Ask Well: Blockages in the Heart and Brain

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Ask Well: Blockages in the Heart and BrainA reader asks: Why do people get blockages in the arteries of the heart and brain, but rarely in other organs?

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Salads Don’t Guarantee Weight Loss + MORE

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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.

TOKYO (Reuters) – Fukushima rice passed Japan’s radiation checks for the first time since the 2011 nuclear disaster that prompted international alarm over the region’s produce, a prefectural official said. Fukushima official Tsuneaki Oonami said about 360,000 tonnes of rice, nearly all of last year’s harvest, had been checked and none had tested above the 100 becquerels per kilogram limit set by the government…

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3 ‘Myths’ About Acne That Are Actually True (VIDEO)

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For some, the word “acne” drudges up memories of pimple-prone teen years and blemishes of decades past. For others, it’s an all-too-common affliction that follows them into adulthood. Whether you’re prone to the occasional breakout or you’ve been battling acne for longer than you’d like to admit, you’ve heard plenty of theories about causes…

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Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be More Dangerous Than ThoughtThirty percent of women with ‘atypical hyperplasia’ eventually developed breast cancer, study found

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What to Do About Crotch Sweat

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What to Do About Crotch Sweat

So you never have to swear it's not pee again

It’s the world’s most embarrassing sign of a good workout: the crotch sweat-spot.
So let’s talk about it. First of all, it’s completely natural to sweat where the sun don’t shine. After all, you’ve got sweat glands…

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FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and FluInfluenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces

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The Doctor Is Out; You May Be in Luck

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The Doctor Is Out; You May Be in LuckIn some cases, heart patients survive longer when their doctors are away at conferences.

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Here’s How Bendy Your Body Actually Gets During Yoga Class

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It’s no secret that yoga does a body good, but have you ever wondered what your bones look like as you’re moving through your sun salutations?

Hybrid Medical Animation, a medical and science 3D animation studio, put together a video to show a realistic X-ray representation of what the human skeleton looks like while doing yoga poses like Crow and Tree…

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Some Blind People Use Echolocation to 'See'Soundwaves help to judge position of objects in surrounding area, study shows

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Sneaking leafy greens into meals is nothing new. In fact, it’s a pretty awesome way to get extra nutrients in your diet—cheesy kale chips, anyone? But sometimes adding greens to smoothies can taste like your mouth has collided with a grassy knoll.
Fortunately green smoothie recipes have improved by leaps and bounds since stepping into the health limelight…

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Hasbro, Makers of Play-Doh, Is Super Sorry about Selling Your Children All Those DildosIs there anything worse than having your company's Facebook page covered in photos of what appears to be dildos? There is, actually. It's worse if those dildos are actually toys that your company sold to children for Christmas.As Scooby-Doo would say, “Ruh-roh.”To be fair, Hasbro–the toy and board game manufacturer that's been in business for close to 100 years–can't claim they never saw it coming…

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Title: Your Birth Year Could Influence Your Odds for Obesity, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/30/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Ring in a Fresh, New Year with a Content Marketing Resolution!You Have 365 Days, Plan to Make Them Count!
Ah, the beginning of a new year is upon us. It seems everybody is setting a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, eat healthy, eliminate debt, or maybe break a bad habit.
New Year’s is a great time to set a personal goal; however, it is also a great time to set a professional goal…

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Lindsay Lohan Sick With Chikungunya VirusLindsay Lohan Sick With Chikungunya Virus

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Living With Hep C: What to ExpectYou’ve been diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Here’s what you need to know about symptoms, treatments — and a possible cure.

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How I Lost Half My Body WeightWeight loss surgery, exercise, and determination helped a WebMD user shape up.

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I Dropped 50 Pounds and Became Addicted to Running

How a pair of jeans and an upcoming wedding inspired Theodora Blanchfield's incredible weight loss

Before: 189
After: 137
The Lifestyle
As a kid, I was always really active. I was never super skinny, but I played a lot of sports like tennis and gymnastics…

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5 Things to Know About New Year’s Eve

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5 Things to Know About New Year’s EveNew Year’s Eve can ring in healthful resolutions and new beginnings, but it can also be a risk factor for accidents, death and other dangers.

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Random Mutations Responsible for About Two-Thirds of Cancer Risk: StudyCancer often linked to ‘bad luck,’ Hopkins researchers say

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Try Reframing 2015 Fitness Resolutions to Make Them Stick

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Try Reframing 2015 Fitness Resolutions to Make Them StickOverdid it on the holiday cheer? You’re not alone.

For as long as I can remember, I’d get myself into a hole by this time each year. And as much as I tried to convince myself that I enjoyed the challenge of digging out come January 1, it only ended up being discouraging and exhausting.

If that vicious cycle sounds all too familiar, you’re in good company…

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A Diet For Food Lovers

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Don’t overthink calorie intake, we don’t want you to! We do want you to consider how the meals and snacks make you feel and think about how the suggested portions and ingredients keep you satisfied and fueled throughout the day.

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In Memory of Stuart Scott, Say F U to CancerTake a moment today and join us in saying F U to cancer.Don't just do it because it's satisfying, and let's face it, very much deserved. If anything deserves to be insulted with expletives, it's cancer. Do it today, in particular, for Stuart Scott.Scott, a longtime anchor for ESPN, whose infectious energy and enthusiasm (and catchphrases like “Boo-Yeah!”) made him one of the network's most beloved personalities, died this morning…

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All the Things Women Mistakenly Think Men Find Sexy

A guy gives it to us straight.

As a desperately romantic guy, I’ve racked up more than my fair share of misguided attempts to impress women (note to all dudes: surprise-serenading a lady with a Dave Matthews tune while wearing nothing but a guitar is apparently not as sexy as it sounds)…

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Eat Less, Breathe More

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Breath is central to many disciplines, including yoga, meditation, and karate. And now researchers have shown that breath is also important for overall fitness, leading to a new weight loss mantra: Eat less, breathe more.
Most people think that muscles, along with motivation from the brain, are the main organs responsible for weight loss…

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How Marriage Put the Kibosh on My Shopping Habit

Even new underwear became a thing of the past

Not to brag (okay, kind of), but I used to have a sick wardrobe. Before I married my husband Chris, I had a new outfit for every occasion—weddings, parties, date nights. I even bought hot new underwear on the regular…

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Salads Don’t Guarantee Weight Loss

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So you’ve been eating salad for lunch all month and haven’t lost a pound? What’s up with that?
Salad is a terrific way to make vegetables a large part of meals. That’s great for overall health and can support an overall weight management program. Several possibilities could explain why simply switching to salads at lunch hasn’t helped with weight loss…

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Why You Can’t Understand Obama Until You Understand Hawaii

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The Washington Post recently ruffled feathers in Hawaii for what some perceived as a mocking and condescending tone regarding the Aloha State’s hopes for a beachfront presidential library.

In a Dec. 12 blog post, WaPo’s Jaime Fuller summarized the proposed designs for President Barack Obama’s library, which the University of Hawaii is vying with three other schools to host…

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SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.comWho hasn’t gotten up quickly from sitting down and felt a little bit dizzy? Or had a stomach virus and things spun a bit? But while dizziness can be a side effect of minor health issues, it can also be a sign of a serious health problem.“Dizziness is absolutely not normal,” says Donnica Moore, M…

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American health care worker who experienced high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone arrived at a Nebraska hospital Sunday for observation.

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How to Finally Clean Your ClosetThe time to break out a lighter wardrobe and stash the heavy stuff away for next winter is coming soon. Make the most out of the transition process and take inventory of your wardrobe.Yes, it can feel overwhelming, time consuming, and messy if you do it all at once, but it's easy to tackle in a few stages…

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The Lean Muscle Diet

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The Lean Muscle DietWhen men set out to lose weight, they usually start at the wrong place. They pick a popular diet; any diet, it doesn't matter which one. Most plans tell you to eat none of some things and tons of others. Your weight drops until it stops. Then it's up to you to make sure your shrunken gut stays that way…

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Do Americans Eat and Drink Too Much Sugar? + MORE

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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.

1. Do not read the InternetThere are many reasons I highly recommend not going to the Internet for answers, but the biggest one is that everybody's experience with cancer is different. You will probably type on Google: "What is Hodgkin's Lymphoma" and more than a million hits will appear…

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Title: Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat as You Age: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/22/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Is Sleep a Part of Your Weight Loss Program?

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Most people take a common set of steps when preparing to lose weight. Pick an activity. Pick a diet. Cut out junk food. Pick a start date. Recruit support. One step, however, is typically missed, and recent research suggests it is as important as anything: Review your sleep habits.

We all know how sleep can affect us…

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6 Plyometrics Exercises For A Better Workout In Less Time

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By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurn

Plyometrics — or high-intensity exercises that stretch and then quickly shorten your muscles (think jump squats or plyo push-ups) — are already known for their quick calorie-blasting, body-toning results. “The technique was originally designed to develop explosive speed and power in Olympic athletes, but the benefits extend out to the average Joe and Jane in both body and mind,” says Adam Rosante, NYC-based trainer and creator of the popular bodyweight interval workout WaveShape…

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11 Essential Farting Facts

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11 Essential Farting Facts

The more you know…

Go ahead: Laugh it up, crack a dirty joke, or call us immature. But we’re taking your farts seriously. Because really, everyone does it (and don’t you dare deny it). It’s a natural bodily function that occurs when your digestive system breaks down food through your gastrointestinal tract…

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What to Expect in 2015 (According To Old Science Fiction Movies)The year 2015 is just a week away. Big deal, right? 2015 once sounded like a very futuristic year, complete with flying cars, hoverboards and killer robots, but now that it's right around the corner, people don't seem to expect much. Which is a shame, because if old TV shows and movies are correct, it's going to be a pretty badass year…

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The 4 Cardinal Rules of Re-Gifting

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The 4 Cardinal Rules of Re-Gifting

It's not tacky if you stick to these guidelines.

Regifting: Tacky or thoughtful? It’s fine to spread the wealth if you’re willing to come clean about the present’s provenance, says etiquette expert Anna Post. Prefer to stay mum? At least make sure that…

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Pain Relievers Tied to Reduced Skin Cancer RiskAspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs taken orally may reduce the risk for squamous cell carcinoma, a review of studies has found.

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The Holiday Vacation That Could Leave You Feeling LousyYour ski vacation could bring a surprising wipeout: Traveling to higher elevations than you're used to can make you feel woozy, according to a presentation at the American Osteopathic Association's annual conference. Credit a type of altitude-related illness called acute mountain sickness, which typically occurs around the 8,000-foot range (like the base of Vail, Colorado)…

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Title: Immune System May Play Role in ObesityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/22/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Does It Matter How You Get Your Omega-3s?Your supermarket is loaded with foods boasting omega-3 content: The nutrient can be found in flaxseeds, chia seeds, kale, fortified orange juice and bread, fish, and fish oil supplements.That's great, because research has found that omega-3s may improve your brain function, decrease your risk of heart disease, and help with overall inflammation…

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55 Tips to Lose Weight for Good

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55 Tips to Lose Weight for Good

The secret to permanent weight loss can be found in your daily decisions. It’s about switching from diets and quick fix solutions to permanent lifestyle change. We all know someone (maybe it’s you?) who wants to lose weight but quit after two to four weeks. Results didn’t happen fast enough. Or it wasn’t any fun…

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The perfect gluten-free alternative to the classic snack!You'll need:1 quart sized container of mushrooms (baby portobello or white)1 cup quinoa1/2 medium sized red onion2 medium sized carrots4 cloves of garlic1 small bunch of parsleySalt (pink himalayan or sea salt)Black pepperCoconut oilBring 2 cups of salted water and the quinoa to a boil…

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10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

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10 Superfoods Healthier Than KaleIn the world of marketing, image is everything. If you’re James Franco or Roger Federer or Taylor Swift, your name and face can be used to sell anything from phones to watches to perfume — even if you’re not necessarily famous for the your tech-savvy, your promptness, or the way you smell.

In the food world, the biggest celebrity of all might be kale — the Shakira of salads, the Lady Gaga of leafy greens…

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Do Americans Eat and Drink Too Much Sugar?Faced with mounting evidence about sugar’s harms, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee this month recommended that people in the U.S. limit added sugars to a maximum of 10% of their total daily calories.

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Fewer U.S. Teens in Tanning Salons, Study FindsBut, millions still putting their skin’s health at risk

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Title: New Weight Loss Drug Saxenda: FAQCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/25/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

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It’s that time of the year — New Year’s resolutions are upon us. According to the University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 8 percent percent of people actually successfully achieve their New Year’s resolutions goals.

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Why It’s So Gratifying to Pop a Whitehead

A dermatologist explains your awesomely gross obsession.

Many of us have our own icky, totally private body habits—like nail biting and occasional nose picking. But popping a zit is in a league of its own. The thing is, while other behaviors are unsanitary, squeezing a pimple, as dermatologists always remind us, could have health repercussions, potentially leading to infection and scarring…

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Try This Genius Tip for Cutting Onions without CryingFor some guys, cutting onions can irritate their eyes so much that they have to slap on goggles to keep from crying.It's a totally radical look–but the right idea: You need a barrier to protect your eyes from the sulfurous compounds released by slicing an onion. ”If the vapor can't reach your eyes, then it's not going to irritate them,” says Rachel Bishop, M…

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How E-books May Disrupt Your Sleep

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How E-books May Disrupt Your SleepPlanning to read in bed tonight? It may be better to read from a printed book instead of an e-book reader.

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Healthy French Toast? OH YEAH

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Healthy French Toast? OH YEAH

We didn't even skimp on the syrup.

Each month, your favorite dishes get a healthy and delectable do-over with tips from Keri Glassman, R.D. What makes this version of your favorite brunch staple such an upgrade? For one, the vanilla: A magic baking weapon, vanilla extract lends deep flavor without a stitch of sugar—and it has only five calories per serving…

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Step Up Your Game-Day Look

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Step Up Your Game-Day LookAll eyes are on the court for the Christmas Day lineup. But what's really impressive is the style these players have off the hardwood floors. Here's how to pull off their game-day arrival looks, complete with a singature sneaker.Overcoat: ASOSJacket: TopmanShirt: G-StarJeans: DSTLDSneakers: Axel ArigatoWeekender: Ernest AlexanderClick here for more Look Of The Week styles…

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Fight Plank Fatigue with This Awesome Variation

Killer core, here you come.

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!
Plank with Arm Extension: You know and love the trusty plank—after all, it’s the move for a flat belly…

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Are You Tipping Too Much, or Too Little?I've been avoiding my haircutter for the last couple of weeks, so I've been looking kind of scruffy at holiday events. But I don't want to face Ali until I've resolved an important question: How much am I going to tip her, before the holidays? Maybe you're part of that awkward dance this time of year, too…

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Comfort Casseroles for Winter Dinners

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Comfort Casseroles for Winter DinnersLasagnas and Provençal gratins that will keep in the refrigerator and that can also be frozen.

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FDA to Lift Ban on Blood Donations by Gay MenAgency cites data from other countries showing such donations wouldn’t compromise blood supply

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Exercise to Lose Weight? Stay Warm

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Exercise to Lose Weight? Stay WarmExercising in chilly temperatures could undermine dieting willpower, a new study found.

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Scientists Get Closer to Producing Egg, Sperm From Stem CellsBritish researchers say they’ve gotten embryonic stem cells to turn into precursors to reproductive cells

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The 19 Best Health And Fitness Podcasts Of All Time (So Far)

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The 19 Best Health And Fitness Podcasts Of All Time (So Far)
By Maria Hart

If you’re late to the podcast party and think they’re just about solving murder most foul or catching up with Car Talk, allow us to educate you. Because bobbing around in the iTunes ether are several podcasts with rich and significant info on health and fitness. The wisdom on these shows is the stuff of fitness retreats and nutritional webinars — but they’re all 100-percent free…

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Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk + MORE

It’s _______day,

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.

5 Exercises To Get Ski And Snowboard Ready

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5 Exercises To Get Ski And Snowboard ReadyBy Kristen Domonell for Life by DailyBurn

Ready to hit the slopes this winter? If you spend most of your week cooped up at a desk, weekend ski and snowboard trips could leave you with strained muscles and a sore back. But with the right preparation, including strengthening your hamstrings, quadriceps, back and core, you won’t have to risk injury or suffer from the usual aches and pains, says Mike Morin, alpine program director at Stratton Mountain School, who coached the U…

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France braces for major doctors' strike at ChristmasFrance is bracing for a major strike over the Christmas period by overworked doctors, including casualty staff and specialists unhappy about a new health bill. Emergency room doctors are due to kick off the protest Monday, demanding their work week be reduced to 48 hours, compared to around 60 currently, and better overtime pay…

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Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Public Toilets

Germ-a-phobes, consider yourself warned.

Everyone has their wacky public bathroom habits. Some will do anything possible to avoid touching the bathroom door, others flush with their feet, and still others get an intense workout from all the hovering over toilets they do in the day-to-day…

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The Best Way to Wrap Your Package for the HolidaysWhether you're indulging in post-party fa la la-ing, fulfilling your girlfriend's fantasy about frolicking in a winter wonderland, or just hoping to jingle some bells if the opportunity presents, nothing says “happy holidays” like great sex.And nothing prevents gifts that keep on giving (like STDs and unintended pregnancies) like condoms…

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By Caroline Humer (Reuters) – The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager has lined up a cheaper price from AbbVie Inc on its newly approved hepatitis C treatment and, in most cases, will no longer cover Gilead Sciences Inc treatments, Express Scripts said on Monday. Express Scripts has opposed the $84,000 pricetag of Gilead Sciences’ Sovaldi treatment since it was approved a year ago, saying that was unaffordable…

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This Formerly Obese Dog Is Now a Calendar Model

#fitspiration

Obie the wiener dog gained fame for being both lovable and seriously overweight. When he made the morning news and talk show rounds back in 2012, he came in at more than 70 pounds, according to a CNN video.
But just two years later, the pup that used to have to wear a vest to keep his tummy from rubbing against the ground is modeling his 23-pound beach body in a 2015 calendar, available now for $25…

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The number of times you weigh yourself per month may determine how many pounds you drop.

You know that the number on the scale isn’t the only way to judge weight loss, but it turns out that the act of weighing yourself might be a key in shedding pounds…

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Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in StudyResearchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds

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My Year in Cringeworthy Online Dating Messages

Here’s the best of the worst emails one woman received while looking for love.

For every semi-decent guy I’m actually interested in online, I probably receive about 10 odd, spammy—and sometime scary—messages in my inbox. In the wild, wild west of the digital dating world, you really don’t know what you’re going to get when you swipe to see what that Tinder notification was all about…

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How One Woman Lost More Than 75 Pounds Using 3 Simple Tricks

Steal Anu Sharma's tips to see your own weight-loss results.

Before: 250 lbs.
After: 172 lbs.
Anu Sharma, 37, was fit in her early twenties. After losing her job and relocating in 2009, Anu, without friends or a career, plunked down in front of the TV, soothing herself with pastries, cookies, and sugary drinks…

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New Video Busts 4 Common Myths About Catching Cold In Cold Weather

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Does exposure to cold weather really make you more likely to catch a cold?

No, it doesn’t. In fact, as a new YouTube video entitled Cold Weather Myths explains, research suggests just the opposite: frigid temps lower the risk of catching cold by stimulating the body’s production of infection-fighting immune cells known as granulocytes…

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Questioning the Idea of Good Carbs, Bad CarbsFor people who already follow a healthful diet, the glycemic index may not be very important.

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FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian CancerAgency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

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New Cheat Sheet Productivity Guide Bonus!It’s Cyber Tuesday Special Time With a New BONUS Being Released Today!
After our new EzineArticles 260 Ultimate Article Template Package was released, (our largest collection of the very best templates to write 5 unique and creative articles per week for every week in the year), our customers told us that a 260+ PDF was just *too much* to digest quickly…

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Weight Gain During Pregnancy Is Especially Good for BoysThe less weight a woman gains during pregnancy, the less likely she is to have a boy, an analysis found.

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The following latke recipes are nowhere near the traditional russet potato patty tossed in a vat of oil. Instead, we’ve found fun variations from sweet potato with sweet apple chutney, to super spicy ones, and others made completely of root veggies. With eight nights to celebrate, and no real rules for creating the perfect latke, you’ve got all the time in the world to whip up the potato (or other veggie) pancakes of your family’s dreams…

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For Hanukkah, Cooking With Oil

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For Hanukkah, Cooking With OilThe latke tradition is all about oil. This week’s Recipes for Health put the focus on skillet-cooked vegetables.

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3 Workouts to Do if Your Gym Is Short on EquipmentWhen it comes to making a New Year's resolution to get in shape, snagging a membership to a low-price gym may feel like the best and most cost-effective way to reach your goals. But know this: “Many low-cost gyms have replaced power racks, platforms, and barbells with rows of strength and cardio machines,” says BJ Gaddour, C…

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The Craziest Things We Made Our Writers Do in 2014Being a MensHealth.com contributor can come with some pretty big perks, like the respect of your peers, a large and loyal readership, and the potential to become an overnight hundredaire. But it can also be a tough gig. When you're on the MH.com payroll, there's always a possibility that an editor will call and ask you to eat some poop…

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The Exercise Program That Greets You Joyfully at The Door(CC BY-SA 2.0) redjar/Flickr
It’s the season of joy and conviviality and faith and sharing and celebration. It is also the season of charity, or at least the season of receiving quite a bit of mail from charities that wish to remind you how appropriate it would be for you to donate to them at this God-bless-us-every-one time of year…

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How Exercise Changes Our DNA

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How Exercise Changes Our DNAExercise, a new study finds, changes the shape and functioning of our genes, an important step on the way to improved health and fitness.

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Half of Dr. Oz's Advice Unproven or Wrong: StudyHalf of Dr. Oz’s Advice Unproven or Wrong: Study

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The Myth of Comfort Food

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The Myth of Comfort FoodThe emotional healing powers of comfort food may be overrated.

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Belly Fat Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death

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Belly Fat Tied to Sudden Cardiac DeathHaving a “beer belly” significantly increases the risk for sudden cardiac death, a new study has found.

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Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke RiskInability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

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Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: StudyBut experts question value of finding when so many other risk factors for disease can be changed

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The Household Items That Give You a Surprisingly Great WorkoutThere are hundreds of bodyweight exercises to perform when you're traveling or working out at home. But after a while, you may be looking for a different way to challenge your muscles. “You don't need to go out and buy expensive or gimmicky equipment,” says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., author of Your Body is Your Barbell…

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Yes, You CAN Look Sexy in a Puffer Coat

Here’s how.

When the weather outside is frigidly frightful, we naturally go for the warmest coat in our closet: a.k.a. the puffer. Comfy? Oh, yes. Flattering? Ehh…

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No more Michelin Women here! We’ve got five slimming, sexy tricks to help you make it through the winter months in style…

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It’s Sugar Season: How to Cope

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It's Sugar Season: How to CopeThe holiday season is here and, inevitably, people are asking me about cookies again. “Will the sugar kill me?” is accompanied with an anxious laugh.

Yes, I know research says that sugar is evil, yadda yadda. But sugar is misunderstood. After all, your brain right now is running on a sugar: glucose…

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City Life May Be To Blame For Rising Diabetes Rates

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Aesop’s fable about the dangers of urban life goes something like this: A City Mouse visits his cousin in the country and is shocked at the humble meal they eat. The City Mouse invites the Country Mouse to his home in town, where he promises to serve a delicious feast. But when the Country Mouse comes calling, dangerous and stressful interruptions from dogs and cats prevent them from digging into their meal in peace…

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Set Your Lungs and Legs on Fire + MORE

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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.
Set Your Lungs and Legs on Fire in Just 2 MinutesThis fast-paced test doesn’t involve an 800-meter sprint, but it’ll make you feel like it does. ”Pairing a stationary kettlebell swing with a fast-feet ladder drill places two different demands on the same set of muscles–your hips, glutes, and hamstrings,” says Sean De Wispelaere, an expert trainer for Men’s Health Thrive in Lancaster, Pennsylvania…

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The Crazy-Basic—But Super-Effective—Exercise You MUST Try NowIt’s the perfect move for the winter months!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!
Dumbbell Skier Swing: This exercise is proof that you don’t need a super complicated move to get a great workout…

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Exercising a Fat Dog (and Yourself)

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Exercising a Fat Dog (and Yourself)When man’s best friend gets too fat, that pet becomes a potential fitness aid for its owner.

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Hosting a holiday party this year? Between hanging festive decorations, stocking up on booze, and cleaning the house, you’ve got plenty of work to do before it’s time to let your hair down and put on a Santa cap. Let us help make the party prep a bit easier (without using elves, we promise!)…

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30 Workouts That Take 10 Minutes (Or Less) + MORE

It’s December 8th,
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.

Can Stress Make You Fat?

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Title: Can Stress Make You Fat?Category: Doctor’s ViewsCreated: 9/8/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

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I Lost 277 Pounds by Living Life to the Fullest—Every Single DayRhonda used to weigh 457 pounds, and now she’s got four triathlons under her belt.Before: 457 pounds
After: 180 pounds
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I’ve been overweight most of my life. I was chubby throughout childhood, and as I got older, my activity level dropped and I continued to make poor food choices…

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The Treadmill Torcher

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The Treadmill TorcherWhile jogging on a treadmill is mostly an exercise in willpower, sprinting on one is a true test of your muscles and lungs. “It takes an insane amount of strength and cardiovascular fitness to do it,” says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of The IMPACT! Body Plan. “That’s why high-intensity sprinting is one of the fastest ways to lose fat…

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Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study FindsVision-related complications can range from dry eye to night blindness

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30 Workouts That Take 10 Minutes (Or Less)

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By Alice Oglethorpe for Men’s JournalFinding half an hour to get to the gym is hard enough, let alone the 60 minutes that you think justifies a trip. The upshot? With the right routine, you can change your body — and burn a chunk of calories — in 10 minutes. We’ve got 30 of those routines here, with an added bonus: None require that you even leave the house…

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The Top 10 Workout Songs for December 2014

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The Top 10 Workout Songs for December 2014Flickr: KasiaWhat’s striking about this month’s top 10 list is the quantity of pop songs it contains by folks who aren’t archetypal pop stars. In the place of Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, or Beyonce, you’ll find contemporary doo wop from Meghan Trainor, a sunny single from Dutch rapper Mr. Probz, and a confessional club cut from Mary Lambert…

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You Can Lose Weight by Eating During These 12 HoursSticking to a certain timeframe could mean the difference between frustration and results.If you’re trying to maintain your weight or shed a few pounds, you might want to do more than swap burgers for salads: New research suggests it’s not just what you eat but when you eat that can cause you to add inches to your waistline (or lose them, for that matter)…

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The Best Holiday Gifts for Fitness Lovers + 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…

 

12 Expert-Approved Tips To Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain

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By Barbara Brody for Life by DailyBurnGravy-drenched drumsticks, buttery mashed potatoes and gooey pecan pie all sound scrumptious — until you think about what they’ll do to your waistline. While you shouldn’t deprive yourself of all your favorite Thanksgiving staples, cutting back just a little and making some smart swaps can go a long way in maintaining the physique you’ve worked hard to build…

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Beware the Scale: Learn the Right Way to Weigh

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When trying to follow a weight-loss plan, the scale can be your worst enemy. It’s a tricky device in tracking weight loss. Some dieters go so far as to step on the scale after every meal. This poses a problem, because weight tends to fluctuate, on average, between 2 to 4 pounds throughout the day. The number that you see first thing in the morning may be far from the number you see midday or before your head hits the pillow…

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving: A Quinoa Stuffing

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving: A Quinoa StuffingVegans and non-vegans will enjoy this twist on a traditional stuffing, where quinoa replaces the bread and butternut squash, celeriac and hazelnuts add the flavors of fall.

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Buying gifts that you’re truly excited to give (and figuring out what to add to your wish list) can be surprisingly stressful. But not with this handy cheat sheet! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite things that will make awesome holiday gifts for every workout personality at every price point…

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5 Lessons Running Has Taught Me

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5 Lessons Running Has Taught Me“God made me for a purpose… And when I run, I feel His pleasure.” –Eric LiddellHere’s what I truly love about running: Every single lesson it has taught me, can be applied to my life. Maybe it’s the reason I continue lacing up my shoes, day after day. Even when running brings me tears. Because I know, right around the corner, is a lesson to be learned…

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Convinced That Everything Would Be Better if You Were Skinnier?

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Convinced That Everything Would Be Better if You Were Skinnier?I used to think that everything would be better if I was skinnier. It was like being thin was the be-all, end-all solution to every single problem I had.Here is what I thought would happen when I finally achieved “skinniness”:– I would be able to handle my emotions and not get worked up over things…

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How to Bounce Back After a Food Binge

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How to Bounce Back After a Food BingeToo full to move? We can fix that.This article was written by Maria Hart and repurposed with permission from Greatist.
‘Tis the season to overdo it with stuffing, turkey, buttery rolls, and pie. With all the office parties, cookie swaps, and holiday potlucks this time of year, it’s especially hard to avoid overeating…

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The Food You Should Pack for Lunch Every DayYou’ll never be starving an hour later again.This article was written by Catherine Lamb and repurposed with permission from Food52.
Here’s how to stave off lunchtime boredom: Go to the store and buy a dozen eggs. Boil them. Return the eggs to their carton, label them assertively to ward off peckish coworkers, and store them in your office mini-fridge…

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Weight Loss Success Story: How One Woman Shed Over 100 Pounds and Changed Her LifeLeanna Reiling’s small steps made a big difference.Before: 256 lbs
After: 149 lbs
Leanna Reiling, a 32-year-old project manager from Beaverton, Oregon, rarely ate fresh fruits and veggies as a teen, preferring comfort foods like cheeseburgers and beef stroganoff…

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The Fat-Burning Food that Works For Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerFuel your workweek with this easy and versatile ingredient.Michele Promaulayko is the former editor-in-chief of Women’s Health and author of 20 Pounds Younger.
By now, we’ve all heard about—and maybe even tried—the exalted quinoa grain…

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving, Does Exercise Make Us Smarter… + 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.

Does Exercise Really Make Us Smarter?

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Does Exercise Really Make Us Smarter?A new study asks whether the apparent cognitive benefits from exercise are real or just a placebo effect.

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Antibiotics During Pregnancy May Increase Child’s Obesity RiskA new study reports that antibiotic use during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for obesity in the child.

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Top 8 Reasons You Need to Build, Develop and Maintain Muscle

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Consistent effort and focus to the on going endeavors in the building, development and maintenance of lean, active, fat burning muscle has incredible benefits. These are the Robert Reames (“RR”) top eight reasons why:1. Building and maintenance of lean muscle will boost metabolism, or what I call “the engine of life…

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The Five-Minute Total-Body KnockoutMixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters are among the world’s top athletes. “They have an incredible mix of focus, coordination, mobility, power, speed, and endurance that’s unparalleled in many other sports,” says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of The IMPACT! Body Plan, who trains Michael Chandler, the fourth-ranked lightweight MMA fighter in the world…

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Enter to Win a Bottle of Kenneth Cole Mankind for Fragrance Friday!Men’s Health and Kenneth Cole found The Ultimate Men’s Health Guy, Noah Galloway, who appeared on the cover of the November 2014 issue of our magazine. In honor of Noah and to get you excited (and smelling good) for next year’s competition, we’re giving away 25 bottles of Mankind by Kenneth Cole…

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Apples From Thanksgiving Start to Finish

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Apples From Thanksgiving Start to FinishApples will see their way from the beginning to the end of my Thanksgiving meal.

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4 Moves to Decrease Your Risk of Injury

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4 Moves to Decrease Your Risk of InjuryDo these moves now, and save yourself from getting sidelined later.

You might not know it, but your hips are kind of a big deal. At their strongest, they can help you change direction quickly, increase your range of motion, and prevent countless injuries…

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11 Unique Ways to Enjoy the Holidays Without Weight Gain

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11 Unique Ways to Enjoy the Holidays Without Weight GainEven if you love the holidays, you can get stressed thinking about how to avoid gaining weight when you are faced with one food temptation after another. Holiday time is usually a busier time too, and that can make it tough to stick to your exercise regimen. If you want to sparkle with joy this holiday season instead of stressing out about holiday weight gain, here are 11 things you can do…

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Food Allergies and Autumn QuinoaWhen food allergies forced her to learn to cook, Johanna Bond dove in. The result: A quinoa dish with apples and cheddar that is perfect for a fall celebration.

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Vegetarians at a family Thanksgiving dinner are accustomed to getting the stink eye, the exasperated sigh, and the classic, “I think these mashed potatoes are meat-free…oh wait, I used chicken stock.” On a day that emphasizes indulgence to the point of a bellyache, those who choose to avoid meat are often the odd ones out…

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Citrus Fruits For A Healthy Winter

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(Healthcastle.com) Citrus fruits are packed to the brim with nutrients we need more of to beat off winter’s chill. So help your body fight off the cold and flu bugs and reap the side benefits of glowing skin! Find out why citrus should have a starring role on your shopping list below…

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