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Intermittent Fasting Is All the Rage—But Is It Healthy?

The eating (or, not eating) trend is linked to various health benefits, but it’s more complicated than it seems. When you hear the word “fasting,” you probably think of gimmicky diets—and feeling “hangry.” But a growing body of research suggests that cycling super low-calorie days into your normal eating plan could potentially improve your health. […]

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The Importance of Working Out with Consistency

Working out with consistency is important for achieving fitness results. Creating a workout plan will help you to achieve greater consistency. A commitment to a regular workout regimen will increase your fitness level, improve your health and generate a greater sense of mental well-being.   Creating a Workout Plan to Achieve Consistency Committing to a […]

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Should I Exercise When I’m Sick?

  Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Should I Exercise When I’m Sick?   If you want to protect yourself from colds and flu, regular exercise may be the ultimate immunity-booster. Studies have shown that moderate aerobic exercise—around 30 to 45 minutes a day of activities like walking, biking or running—can more than halve your risk for respiratory infections and […]

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Ways to Improve Your Energy

If you want more power for your morning workout, an afternoon lift during a long workday, or a boost while you cheer your kids on the soccer field, will a supplement do that? Some may make a difference. But it’s best to talk with your doctor first. They can see if it’s OK for you […]

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Healthy Lifestyle Tip: 6 Ways to Make Healthy, Home-Cooked Meals a Reality

Preparing more meals at home is a great idea for individuals and families looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Numerous studies have found that people who eat fewer restaurant meals weigh less and have a better-quality diet, and new research presented at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting suggests that eating more homemade meals may also protect […]

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New Year…New You

Setting a New Year’s resolution is the easy part – it’s sticking to one that is hard. Experts agree that people make resolutions with the best of intentions, but often inadvertently set themselves up for failure. “Change is hard. We are creatures of habit,” says June Kloubec, Ph.D., a professor of the department of nutrition […]

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7 Reasons You May Have Low Energy

Healthy Lifestyle Tip: 7 Reasons You May Have Low Energy   Stuck in a midday slump? Change these habits right now for an instant energy boost. If you constantly feel like you’re dragging, it may be time to take a closer look at your routine. If you don’t have a related health condition and are getting […]

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Why Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs Are Key

Warm-ups and cool-downs take just a few minutes, and they make all the difference for a great workout. Here’s how to do both right. How to Warm Up A short warm-up stokes your blood flow and preps your body for exercise. Your muscles respond better to challenges if they’re loose and warm. Warm-ups should take 5 to 10 minutes. […]

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