Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fact Or Fiction: You Burn More Calories Exercising In The Cold

TreadmillLots of runners hit the streets rather than the treadmill in the winter, thinking that exercising in the cold kicks up their calorie burn. But is it actually true?

In a word: no. That is, not unless it’s so cold that you’re actually shivering while you’re exercising —

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Stretch For Strength

StretchingMost of us hit the gym for cardio, weights, and classes, but if you’re skipping stretching sessions you’re missing out on more than you might think. For one: you’re not maximizing your muscle strength. That’s because, like lifting weights, stretching causes tiny little tears in the muscles, and repairing them makes muscles stronger—so adding stretching to your strength training routine will make it even more effective.

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Healthy Fries

Sweet Potato FriesYes, we said fries. Well, they’re not exactly fried, but this version made from sweet potatoes is so crispy and tasty, you’ll never miss all that grease. And did we mention they’re healthy, too?

Starting with sweet potatoes instead of white ones means you get loads of carotenoids,

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Curcumin Relieves Pain and Inflammation for Osteoarthritis Patients

A study shows that a formulation of curcumin (Turmeric Root) can relieve pain and increase mobility in patients with osteoarthritis.  It can also reduce a series of inflammatory markers.

100 patients with osteoarthritis were divided in two groups — the first group was given the “best available treatment”

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15 Superfoods that Won’t Break Your Budget

Are you afraid that trying to eat healthily will drain your wallet? Not to worry — some of the healthiest foods in the world are actually very, very cheap. Planet Green lists a number of foods that are great for your body but won’t break the budget:


It’s loaded with vitamin C,

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Winning the Battle of the Bulge

Practical Solutions to America’s Growing Problem with Obesity 

New Year’s is the time when people make resolutions to improve their lives. One of the most commonly made {and broken} New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. It’s a hard goal to stick to, especially when so many modern foods stick to us,

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Stop Getting Sick (video)

Cleanse and detoxify your body – Dr. Rallie McAllister

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New Study Shows Lack of Vitamin D Linked to Strokes

Low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from exposure to sunlight, doubles the risk of stroke in Caucasians, according to a new report. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

The research team says its results fail to explain why African Americans,

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Healing starts with a positive attitude

Healing starts with a positive attitude and the support of family, friends and the community at large. 

Get the whole family involved!

  • If you have children, don’ let them become couch potatoes.
  • You will be an example to them and send a powerful message.

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World’s Healthiest Food

Worlds most luscious foodA 2010 opinion article in the New York Times named micro-nutrients, especially folic acid as the world’s most luscious food. Find out why.   

Folic acid is a water-soluble B vitamin. Since 1988, it has been added to cold cereals, flour, breads, pasta, bakery items, cookies, and crackers,

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Want to Boost Your Metabolism? Try These Things Today…

Yahoo Shine suggests eight ways to boost your metabolism and keep unwanted pounds from your waistline. Here are a few of them:

Do Intervals—Periodic fast-paced intervals raise your metabolic rate higher than a steady cardio workout can.

Drink Green Tea—A study found that people who drank three to five cups daily for three months cut 5 percent off their body weight.

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If You Eat Processed Meats, Are You Risking Your Life?

A review of more than 7,000 clinical studies examining the connection between diet and cancer came to a stark conclusion: No one should eat processed meats.

The World Cancer Research Fund came to the following conclusion:

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