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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Eat Eggs for Dinner… Belly Fat Foods Quiz + 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…

Belly Fat Foods Quiz

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Title: Belly Fat Foods QuizCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 10/22/2014 1:10:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 10/28/2014 12:19:35 PM

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How To Eat Eggs For Dinner — And Why You Must

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Breakfast for dinner — or brinner, if you will — is no new concept. Waffles and pancakes have been untraditionally cooked up for the day’s final meal for ages. But eggs don’t seem to get much time in the brinner limelight; they show up on brunch menus, sure, but oftentimes, restaurants will stop serving them once the clock strikes noon…

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Caramelized Onion and Fennel RisottoFor vegetarians and other Thanksgiving guests who are tired of sweet potatoes and root vegetables, try this hearty risotto flavored with a taste of fall.

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Title: Weight Gain Doesn’t Have to Be Part of ThanksgivingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/14/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

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(Healthcastle.com) Every felt weak, clammy, dizzy or even just plain irritable in between meals? Did it disappear when you ate? Low blood sugar, otherwise known in medical circles as hypoglycemia, is an unpleasant experience. Preventing too low blood sugar is relatively easy – but it does require a bit of planning and a balanced plate…

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Why Stretching May Not Make You More Flexibile

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By: Tia Ghose
Published: 11/14/2014 10:01 AM EST on LiveScienceMany people think stretching is essential to improving flexibility. Runners stretch their hamstrings before hitting the pavement, gymnasts do hyper-splits during their warm-ups and yogis wind down their practice with some forward bends…

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Really Big Beets

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Really Big BeetsIf you want to wow your Thanksgiving crowd, serve up a really big beet as a vegan main course that even the meat-eaters will want to share.

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5 Popular Exercises You’re Wasting Your Time On

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5 Popular Exercises You're Wasting Your Time OnWhen is the last time you did something just because you saw everyone else doing it? Like many things in life, just because something is popular, doesn’t make it the best choice.This is also true of the exercises we perform at the gym. Chances are, you’ve done (or still do) some of the exercises that I’m about to share with you…

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12 Mascara Tricks for Flirty Lashes

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12 Mascara Tricks for Flirty LashesLet your eyes speak for themselves.This article was written by Megan McIntyre and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.
Putting on mascara isn’t exactly rocket science: remove wand from tube, swipe, swipe again, look appraisingly in mirror, nod at self, and put wand back in tube…

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Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book is unparalleled. And the transformative power of a good read—whether it’s the inspiring tale of a fitness underdog, the latest science on meditation, or a cookbook so luscious you want to lick the pages—can be a touchstone you turn to again and again…

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Pie is a classic any time of year—but that doesn’t mean classics can’t be improved, including Grandma’s apple pie. With a few upgrades to the crust and filling, the dessert can become a low(er)-sugar vehicle for fiber, protein, and vitamins and taste even better than the original recipes…

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Recipes for Health: Beans for Your Thanksgiving TableIf you haven’t started thinking about vegetarian main dishes for Thanksgiving, now is the time.

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Title: Dulled Sense of Taste May Boost Weight-Loss Surgery ResultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/5/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

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The Move That Will Give You a Total-Body Burn This WeekendStrengthen all over—and fast.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!
Cross-Body Mountain Climber: This core-strengthening move tones your arms, glutes, and legs…

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3 Delicious Thanksgiving Sides That Are Also HealthyCourtesy of Stir Market, L.A.’s new neighborhood food hallIt’s easy to have a love-hate relationship with Thanksgiving: You love the family time and all of the crave-worthy foods—but also hate the post-meal bloat. Luckily, there’s a pretty simple fix: loading up on nutritious (and not-too-heavy) veggie sides while enjoying your favorite indulgences in moderation…

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5 Reasons You Smell Bad.. Belly Fat Foods Quiz.. + 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.

 

5 Reasons You Smell Bad (and the Fast Fixes That Can Help)Ever catch a whiff of a terrible odor and realize it’s coming from you? Even worse: What do you do when your deodorant deserts you, your gum is long gone, and you have to freshen up on the fly? Here are five stinkin’ scenarios, and how to fumigate each one.The smelly situation: Your breath is going south in the middle of a date…

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The Perfect Playlist for Pushing Your Body to Its LimitBecause for seriously intense workouts, not just any playlist will do.Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Brooklyn Bodyburn shares one of its recent playlists…

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A Fitness Trainer Comes Clean About Exercise-Related Weight Gain

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A Fitness Trainer Comes Clean About Exercise-Related Weight GainIt’s 1997. I’m 300 pounds. Every day I push my mom’s coffee table out of the way, press Play on the VHS player, and sweat (buckets) to the oldies.It would be years before feeling well or caring for myself even showed up on my goal-dar (it’s like GAY-dar, but with aspirations!). I wasn’t exercising to get stronger, feel better, or live longer…

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By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – If you’re going to overindulge and gain weight, at least try to make sure the extra calories come from unsaturated fats, a new study suggests. When lean people pack on even a few extra pounds, heart disease risk factors in the bloodstream change – some for the better if the excess food contains unsaturated fats, versus saturated fats, researchers found…

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The Last Word in the Carbs-vs.-Fats Debate?(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) M Kasahara/Flickr
Memo to the sugar industry: It’s over. Shut up.For years, health experts have recommended that people adopt low-fat diets that avoid meat and dairy products and instead emphasize grains, starches and other carbohydrates, but a major new study finds that people who do just the opposite, following a diet low in carbohydrates but with no restrictions on simple or saturated fats, actually lose more weight, and are statistically at less risk of developing heart disease…

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Avoid these foods when stressed.. Calorie Finance 101.. + MORE

It’s October 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.

Family Meals May Mean a Healthier Weight

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Teenagers who eat dinner with the family two or three times a week may reduce their risk for obesity in young adulthood.

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The 11 WORST Foods to Eat When You're StressedIf you’re going to stress eat, make it a healthy choice.This article was written by Aviva Patz and provided by our partners at Prevention.
We’ve all got that log of cookie dough in the back of the freezer waiting to come out at the end of a bad day…

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Noah Galloway Is the Ultimate Men's Health GuyThe last night Noah Galloway’s body was whole, he was behind the wheel of a Humvee in Iraq. His night-vision goggles didn’t reveal the trip wire. “The roadside bomb was big enough to send our 10,000-pound Humvee flying through the air,” he says in his Alabama drawl. “We landed wheels down in a canal…

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When Gluten Sensitivity Isn’t Celiac DiseaseA growing body of research indicates that many people who react to gluten may be suffering a condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or NCGS.

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Title: The Obese Are Frequent Targets for CyberbulliesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/3/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Calorie Finance 101: A Complete Syllabus(CC BY 2.0) simpleinsomnia/Flickr
Financial and fitness difficulties have a lot in common. I realized this one day at a friend’s home as she contemplated her next meal. Mentioning a few options, she finally said, “As much as I like certain things, I don’t think I’ll have them today, because I don’t want to spend my calories on that…

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The Ultimate Playlist for a Dance Party That Doubles as a Workout + 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.

NEW YORK (AP) — Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday.

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How Exercise May Protect Against Depression

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How Exercise May Protect Against DepressionExercise may help to safeguard the mind against depression through previously unknown effects on working muscles.

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By Lesley Wroughton and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded on Wednesday to comments by the United States and others on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, saying foreign countries should not meddle in China’s domestic affairs. Wang, the most senior Chinese official to speak publicly about the protests, said Beijing had “very formally and clearly stated its position: Hong Kong affairs are China’s internal affairs…

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5 Talents Content Writers Don’t Need to SucceedAre You Intimidated to Write?
Content writing can seem intimidating with so many talented and experienced players competing to succeed. There are high-scoring players who are skilled in churning out massive amounts of quality articles; technical players who master the game with in-depth industry knowledge; and popular players who have built a huge following of loyal fans…

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By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) – More than 100 people died from starvation and disease over the last year in a government-run camp set up to house former rebels and their families in Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday. The group said the deaths were likely to discourage other insurgents still fighting government and U…

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Why Every Second Matters When Treating a StrokeMy younger brother David was the first to see our father after his first stroke. He walked into the kitchen to find Dad staring out the window. He had a glazed look in his eyes, David remembers, and seemed not to recognize my brother at first. Finally he asked what his own older brother, Uncle Jimmy, was doing standing in the backyard…

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U.S. relief group sending key supplies to Liberia to fight EbolaBy Colleen Jenkins CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) – With the number of Ebola cases in West Africa expected to rise by the thousands, a Christian relief organization in North Carolina is gearing up for a new community and home-based care effort aimed at stopping the spread of the deadly virus. Samaritan's Purse leaders said the 100 tons of equipment and supplies loaded onto a cargo jet due to fly from Charlotte to Liberia on Wednesday was just a fraction of what is needed to combat the disease that has now killed more than 3,000 people…

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Urinary Incontinence in Women: Tips to Help You Manage ItYou don’t have to just live with urinary incontinence; simple changes like these can help you take control.

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Wall Street drops on Ebola concerns; small caps stumbleNEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks dropped more than 1 percent on Wednesday as the first diagnosis of Ebola in a patient in the United States spooked investors, and the Russell 2000 index ended in correction territory. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 237.74 points, or 1.39 percent, to 16,805.16, the S&P 500 lost 26…

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The Easy Way to Help Guys You Know Get Along

It’s fun for them, with a payoff for you, too. Everyone wins!

Alcohol has had a long-standing reputation as one of the best social lubricants in the world—and now, science is here to back up all of that anecdotal evidence: Drinking alcohol may make men more responsive to the smiles of other guys in a group, says new research published in Clinical Psychological Science…

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A Rising Tide of Contaminants

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A Rising Tide of ContaminantsNew chemicals are turning up everywhere in the environment, and the health risks are mostly unknown.

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11 Reasons Why October Is the Most Underrated Month of the Year

Sorry, June and April.

HELLO, OCTOBER! The autumn-est of all the months has arrived and brought with it so many little joys. October, here are 11 of the many reasons we heart you:
Leather jackets automatically increase your cool quota by, like, 267 points…

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The Ultimate Playlist for a Dance Party That Doubles as a Workout

Daybreaker wants you to sub out some of your pre-work sweat sessions for early-morning dance-fests.

Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Daybreaker shares one of its recent playlists…

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Vets Face Rising Worry Over Fleas

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Vets Face Rising Worry Over FleasAnecdotal reports suggest fleas are getting harder to control, but vets and product makers said the products still work.

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Title: Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain LapseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/25/2014 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Mental Illness Stigma: Overcoming the ‘Scarlet Letter’ of Our Times

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Perhaps you read the book The Scarlet Letter in high school or saw the Hollywood version. In the book, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the protagonist, Hester Prynne, commits adultery and becomes pregnant. She is forced to wear a scarlet letter “A” (for affair and adultery) on her dress as a sign of shame, making her a pariah…

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Losing weight is hard work. There’s no denying it. Setting a goal to lose any amount of weight whether it be 5 pounds or 25 pounds takes a level of commitment. You need to set your goal, make a fitness plan, follow a strict diet, and keep track of your food intake.Click Here to see the Complete List of Weight Loss Myths That Pack on PoundsThere…

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Celiac Disease, a Common, but Elusive, DiagnosisA main reason for a lag in the detection of celiac disease is the long and confusing list of signs and symptoms, some of which may be mild enough to be easily ignored or attributed to another condition.

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5 Sneaky Ways To Keep Yourself In Check At The Grocery Store

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By Corrie Pikul

Our best and worst eating habits start in a grocery store, says consumer behavior expert Brian Wansink. But his tiny tweaks can change the way you eat (and have nothing to do with buying low-fat over regular).

Brian Wansink, PhD, is the Cornell University professor who coined the term “mindless eating” and did countless studies to prove that small shifts make a huge difference (he’s the one who told us we eat 96 percent more when we’re with a group of friends and we serve ourselves 22 percent more when the color of our food matches our plate)…

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Sense of Smell May Predict Longevity

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Sense of Smell May Predict LongevityA defective sense of smell appears to be a good predictor of whether you’ll die in the next five years, a new study has found.

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Ebola patient told hospital he was from LiberiaDALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told a nurse on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday.

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Working Long Hours Tied to Diabetes Risk

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Working Long Hours Tied to Diabetes RiskWorking long hours may increase the risk for Type 2 diabetes, a new review has found, but the risk is only apparent in workers of lower socioeconomic status.

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Title: Obese Teen Boys May Make Less Once They Enter Workforce: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/26/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

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When You’re Depressed, You Can’t Pull Yourself Up by Your Bootstraps

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When You're Depressed, You Can't Pull Yourself Up by Your Bootstraps

I’m a “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” kind of guy. I’m rarely seen outside of my house without a cowboy hat and boots that include straps, just in case I need to pull myself up. I’m always after my kids to “get over it,” or “buck up.” In many cases, I think that’s good counsel. But because principles like that are so effective when they are appropriate, people like me, who use them, often believe that people can fix anything by themselves…

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Q&A With Mira Sorvino

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Q&A With Mira SorvinoWebMD Magazine talks to ‘Intruders’ star Mira Sorvino, a mother of 4, about how she balances work, life, and parenthood.

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8 Ways Your Penis Speaks for Your HealthHere's a fun party game: give everyone a pen and paper and have them scribble down as many slang terms for “penis” as they can think of in one minute. When the time's up, you'll hear the obvious (various snakes, produce, hand tools) and the strange–”road flare,” “oil derrick,” “whipped cream machine…

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Female Incontinence: The Emotional TollFemale incontinence is physical, but it can also have a psychological impact.

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Cooking meals can feel like so much work. Why spend time mindlessly chopping veggies when your go-to salad spot is a few steps away? Does it really help save money?  While treating yourself is a proven way to boost happiness, sticking to the kitchen is nearly always a healthier option…

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The 2-Minute Warm-Up That Primes Every Muscle

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By David Reavy for Men’s Journal

Starting a workout cold increases your risk of injury, and you won’t be able to perform your best until your muscles are warm. Fortunately, muscle priming can be boiled down to one essential move: the functional lunge. This dynamic exercise fires everything -– legs, glutes, core, back and shoulders…

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Hospital Infections With C. Difficile Level OffThe incidence of the potentially deadly bacterial infection known as Clostridium difficile has leveled off in recent years.

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Food Addiction vs. Eating Addiction: Why A Single Word Makes All The Difference + 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.

Food Addiction vs. Eating Addiction: Why A Single Word Makes All The Difference

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After a tough or emotional day, I will sometimes go home and eat ______ until I’m sick.

How people answer this question is at the crux of an emerging debate about obesity and food addiction. Is food addiction real, and should food industries be held accountable for engineering hyper-palatable sugar-salt-fat bombs that override feelings of fullness? Or is it more accurate to describe overeating as an eating addiction — a disordered relationship to all foods that can and should be brought to heel by the individual?

“Sitting in the room with clients, you never hear people say, ‘Oh my god, I came home after a hard day and I was just craving broccoli and cauliflower so bad that I had a massive binge on these vegetables,’” said Ashley Gearhardt, Ph…

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When the weather turns cold, it’s human instinct to hunker down inside with Nextflix and a pile of takeout. (BYO Snuggie.) But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing for your body. Movie time can reset your fitness goals and reinvigorate your commitment to living a healthier lifestyle…

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By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday charged U.S. universities with policing their research on dangerous pathogens that could be used both for legitimate purposes and for biowarfare or bioterrorism. The long-awaited guidelines, issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, lay out a framework for university safety review boards to identify research that falls into this category, known as “dual use research of concern…

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to three privately held companies marketing treatments that claim to prevent or treat Ebola. The letters were sent to Newton, New Jersey-based Natural Solutions Foundation, Utah-based dōTERRA International LLC and Utah-based Young Living…

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Wall St. rallies in broad advanceNEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks jumped in a broad advance on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 snapping a three-day losing streak and climbing back above its 14-day moving average, a key technical level that pointed to improving near-term momentum. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 157.21 points, or 0…

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Beauty in the Beets

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Beauty in the BeetsBeetroots, whether roasted, steamed or raw, easily find their way into new salads, side dishes and main dishes. The greens are interchangeable with other mild-tasting greens like Swiss chard and spinach.

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National Punctuation Day is September 24!“Comma” Down to the Party!
Did you know that September 24 is National Punctuation Day in the United States? Even if you hail from outside of the US, feel free to whip out your party hats and help us celebrate the ever faithful (and ever tricky) punctuation mark.
More than likely, you’ve come in contact with the more common guests of honor at least once before:

The exclamation point
The period
The apostrophe
The comma
The colon
The semicolon
The quotation marks
The parentheses
The hyphen
The dash

Even the best writers get mixed up on what to use and when from time to time; that’s why proofreading is so important! After all, we’ve all seen “punctuation fails” like the ones on the right…

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Hilarious Video Shows What You're REALLY Thinking on a First Date

The struggle is real, people.

If you’ve ever been on a first date that was not going well, you know you’ve thought of a few things you wished you could say out loud (and then maybe texted them to your friend from the bathroom stall). It’s obvious that both of you are putting your best face forward and trying to get a good read of the other person, but if we broke down that façade and revealed what we were really thinking, it would probably be way more entertaining…

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest: The Young Man's HeartstopperAround 4 p.m. on December 13, 2011, Justin Repshas's girlfriend dropped him off at his studio apartment in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The couple arranged to meet for dinner later and then study for finals at the college library. Meantime, Repshas, 22, told her, he'd take a nap or go running…

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4 Ways to Make Stinky Fish More AppetizingAs a health editor, I know I should eat more oily fish.I also know that I hate oily fish. See the problem?Omega-3 fatty acids are what make these fish mega-healthy. In a 2012 study by Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts, people who ate the most omega-3s were 29 percent less likely to develop atrial fibrillation than those who took in the least…

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This App Will Find You a Cuddle Buddy

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This App Will Find You a Cuddle Buddy

Meet Cuddlr, the new, asexual Tinder.

While some people enjoy a good cuddle after sex or as they drift off to sleep, cuddle culture usually doesn’t extend beyond the bounds of an intimate relationship. But the new app Cuddlr is trying to change that by encouraging people to reach out to those around them for a nice big, asexual hug…

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Why the NFL Should Buy the MLS--Right NowThere has never been a better time to be the NFL. And, oh yeah, the opposite. On one hand, it's a marketing and money colossus, generating about $10 billion annually, with its eye on much more. Roger Goodell has set a goal of $25 billion in revenue by 2027. (Best not to think what a trip to the stadium with your friends–or a jersey for your son–will cost in a decade…

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A Better Baby I.C.U.

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A Better Baby I.C.U.By many measures, a neonatal intensive care unit with single-family rooms produces better results than one with a shared, open-bay arrangement, a new study found.

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Ketamine: The Future of Depression Treatment?A growing body of research shows there may be new hope against depression: the anesthetic drug ketamine.

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What Should I Wear on a First Date?Working up the courage to ask someone out is the tough part. Don't waste anxiety on figuring out what to wear on the date. Find a no-fail uniform–and then replicate it when you get a second date.Of course, you'll need to dress up a little to show some effort. But not too much. A suit says stuffy, but a simple dark blazer with a pair of slim-fitting raw, or medium-dark jeans and a fresh, white button up always looks crisp and clean…

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Living With Cancer: Making Room

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Living With Cancer: Making RoomCancer treatment and its aftereffects can prompt a cleaning binge and emptying of shelves. But for what, exactly, are we making room?

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Is Exercise Bad for Your Teeth?

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Is Exercise Bad for Your Teeth?Vigorous exercise is good for almost all of the body — except perhaps the teeth, according to a surprising new study of athletes.

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This High School Football Player Gives a Motivational Speech That Will Blow You AwayIf you've found it difficult to get pumped for weekend pigskin this season, we can't blame you. Following football in 2014 has been a bummer with the NFL's myriad off-the-field issues. That's why we love this postgame interview with high school senior Apollos Hester. The 6-0, 190-pound receiver for the East View Patriots, of Georgetown, Texas, gave the most amped, motivating, and refreshing speech that we don't think was pulled directly from a movie script…

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The Best Office Stretch For Tight Hips

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We office-bound folk face a common foe on a daily basis: The energy-suck that is sitting for eight-plus hours at a time. Not only does this position drain whatever energy we got from our morning coffee; it can also be a major source of hip pain.

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Your New Favorite Thing: This Video of a Two-Year-Old Choreographing to Sia's 'Chandelier'

Watch out, Misty Copeland—this toddler's got skills.

No matter if you spend time at the ballet barre or prefer to get your dance on at an actual bar, you’re probably going to be jealous of this two-year-old’s ridiculous dance skills.
In the video below, Zaya, toddler and choreographer extraordinaire, freestyles to Sia’s “Chandelier” while her two backup dancers follow along…

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Teenagers and Weight Loss

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Teenagers and Weight LossTeenagers trying to lose weight should engage in an exercise program that includes both aerobic and resistance training, a randomized trial has found. It also found that diet without exercise accomplishes little.

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Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S.After 20-year increase, cases have been tapering lately, but some groups still at risk: government report

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In U.N. speech, Obama appeals for broad coalition against Islamic StateBy Steve Holland UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama made his case to the United Nations on Wednesday for a more forceful, coordinated global response against Islamic militants in the Middle East that would seek to dismantle their "network of death." In a speech to the U…

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Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar ControlsNew research in mice suggests artificial sweeteners may disrupt the ability to regulate blood sugar, causing changes in metabolism that can be a precursor to diabetes.

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(Healthcastle.com) Brace yourself, pumpkin spice everything is here! In the fall spirit I'm sharing some of my favourite recipes using pumpkin- which is actually a really nourishing addition to your meals. Read on to find out why pumpkin deserves a place in your kitchen and some great ways to get started…

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Title: Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: ReportCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2014 12:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

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The 2-Minute Sweat Storm

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The 2-Minute Sweat StormIf you think it's impossible to sweat buckets in under two minutes, you haven't tried this challenge from Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of The IMPACT! Body Plan. He choose three total-body moves–the burpee, the dumbbell renegade row, and the squat to curl to press–that will jack up your heart rate, hit every muscle from head to toe, and leave you spent…

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Have Scary Good Sex–Forever

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Have Scary Good Sex--ForeverHalloween proves that women can make anything look sexy–whether it's a nurse's outfit or a cop uniform or a nun's habit. (Especially a nun's habit.) Whatever your preference, there's very likely a woman somewhere who's willing to finish it off with fishnets and a low-cut top…

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Better-Educated People More Open to Dubious Health Info on Web: StudyAlso more likely to trust non-professional advice from social media, video sharing, researchers say

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Red Cross team attacked while burying Ebola deadA Red Cross team was attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in southeastern Guinea, the latest in a string of assaults that are hindering efforts to control West Africa's current outbreak.

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Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids + 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.

Select Drugs Cause Most Childhood PoisoningsTwelve active ingredients were involved in almost half of hospitalizations of children for prescription drug poisoning, a new study found.

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9 Healthier Nacho Recipes

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Every week, the Greatist Team scours the web for tasty, trendy, and (mostly) healthy recipes to help open both minds and palates to the wonders of food. Tune in next Wednesday to see what else we have in store! Football is entertaining to watch, but the best thing about the season is undoubtedly the food…

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By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) – Public health officials in Oregon warned recreational boaters and swimmers who on warm days flock to a river that bisects Portland to stay out of the water on Wednesday after detecting what they suspect is a potentially dangerous toxic algae. Oregon Health Authority officials said they believe the unusual film found at the Willamette River is the result of toxic blue-green algae, which is dangerous to touch, drink or inhale…

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3 Ways You Should Change Your Skin-Care Routine for Fall

You don't need an entire makeover—just a few tweaks!

This article was written by Maria Del Russo and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.
We’re stoked about fall for a ton of reasons—and only a handful of them have to do with pumpkin spice…

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What Scares Mark Cuban

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What Scares Mark CubanThe epigram claims that the poor are crazy, the rich merely eccentric. But calling someone eccentric is usually just covert envy. Most people who smirk at Mark Cuban's shtick would leap at the opportunity to scene-steal on Shark Tank, heckle refs gratuitously, and offer $1 million for Donald Trump to shave his head…

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Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, EffectiveAnalysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

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By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Eating a diet high in salt may increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis among smokers, according to a large study from Sweden. Researchers set out to see if a salty diet might be linked to the onset of RA, but found a connection only among smokers – who were more than twice as likely as anyone with a low-salt diet to develop the condition…

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Let’s Talk About the Strip Tease on The Mindy Project Last Night

Mindy Kaling, you just get us.

Aside from the glorious scenes in Magic Mike, male strip teases probably make you think of being at a bachelorette party and giving looks of embarrassment to your friends while a male stripper dressed as a police officer grinds up on you…

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The Ultimate Breakfast SmoothieThis blueberry breakfast smoothie may be the definition of a perfectly balanced breakfast. Created by Men's Health Nutrition Adviser Michael Roussell, Ph.D., it has a healthy 42-gram dose of protein–which will help you feel fuller the rest of the day–and a nutritious mix of fruit, oats, nuts, and seeds…

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We’d love to spend all of our time on the Internet looking at these adorable photos of puppies swimming underwater—we dare you not to say “aww” out loud when looking at them—but that means we’d miss so many other important stories, like the fiery debate raging on about what to put in your s’mores…

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Why Every Runner Needs a Coach

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Why Every Runner Needs a CoachWE ALL NEED A COACH

I didn’t know I needed a coach until I spoke to Andrew Kastor on the phone last Thursday. Kastor is the head coach for the ASICS Mammoth Track Club and the LA Road Runners. His wife, Deena, is an Olympic marathon bronze medalist and American record holder in the marathon and half-marathon…

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(Healthcastle.com) Muesli or overnight oats have had a renaissance over the last few years and with good reason. It’s a quick, cool and nourishing breakfast packed with health benefits.  Read on to find out why you should give it a regular spot in your rotation and how to put this dish together – no recipe required!
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How You Can Use Your Heart Rate to Train Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Tracking your pulse gets you real aerobic, strength, and calorie-burning results.

Heart-rate training isn’t just for the hardcore runner or the cardiac rehab patient. Learning and following your zones can maximize calorie burn, boost aerobic capacity, and strengthen your heart and lungs…

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Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New ReportBut aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress

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Suicide Awareness: Not Just a Depression Problem

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Suicide is not only a problem for those who are depressed.

Suicide accounts for more than 800,000 annual deaths worldwide and, according to the CDC, there are more suicides in the U.S. each year than fatal car accidents. Commonly, information about suicide risk and suicide prevention finds its way into the media in response to reports of suicide by a celebrity or other well-known personalities…

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We Guarantee You've Never Seen a Selfie Like This BeforeSelfies have become a staple of social media feeds all over the world. There are selfies involving mirrors, shirtless selfies, and even dangerous selfies taken in hard-to-reach locations. Whether you take these photos and share them, or you're in the silent majority who tolerate the practice, one thing is certain: the selfie is here to stay…

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A Psychiatrist Haunted by a Patient’s Suicide

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I lost a patient to suicide.

It was many years ago, but I still cringe with a sense of loss, failure and even shame every time I think about it. And I think about it often.

Mr. P was in his 60s, an executive who had been hospitalized for depression. He was better now, discharged from the hospital and returning to see me as an outpatient — and denying the suicidal impulses that led to his admission…

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Combo Therapy Best for COPD: StudyResearchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease

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Can you get a more effective workout if it looks like you're having sex with a ghost? Short answer: No.

But that seems to be the idea behind “Ace Power,” a Korean exercise machine that, while ostensibly intended to harness the core-building effects of horseback riding, is clearly designed to mimic the undulating pelvic motions of a whole different kind of “riding,” if you catch our drift…

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Title: Contrave, Newest Weight Loss Option: FAQCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2014 11:01:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by “perverse incentives” for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDCIncreases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

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Title: ‘Fat Shaming’ Doesn’t Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/11/2014 12:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

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5 Everyday Products You Didn't Know Had PesticidesYou thought pesticides were something sprayed on your lawn to annihilate weeds, but it may also show up in things you use everyday, like cleaners, antibacterial products, and even the shoes you're wearing now. “They're used to extend shelf life and kill critters that may harm us,” says Ann Blake, Ph…

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Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in KidsAssociation between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

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1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, PartnerActs include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds

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PARIS (Reuters) – A French volunteer working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted the Ebola virus, the medical charity said in a statement on Wednesday. The volunteer, the first French national to catch the disease in the current outbreak, was put in quarantine on Sept. 16 when the first symptoms of the illness appeared…

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EzineArticles.com Links Are Now 100 Percent NOFOLLOWEffective today, we’ve updated EzineArticles.com to be 100% NOFOLLOW. Previously, we were NOFOLLOW on everything except for the Resource Box, below the Article Body.
Keeping Our Authors’ Best Interests in Mind
I sometimes feel we should have made this decision years ago, but our members made it loud and clear to us that they valued the links in the Resource Box that didn’t include the NOFOLLOW attribute, even though we’ve felt the importance of this attribute has been muted due to the several hundred signals that search engines now use to determine rank and search results…

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Title: Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food CuesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/11/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

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London (AFP) – A healthy British volunteer became the first person to receive a new vaccine for the Ebola virus in a trial at the University of Oxford on Wednesday.

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