How To Keep Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution From Failing

How To Keep Your New Year's Fitness Resolution From Failing

By Dr. Jordan D. Metzl, CNN (CNN)If you’re like most Americans, you’ve made getting fitter and losing weight your New Year’s resolution. Unfortunately, your resolution will most likely fail. According to a study from the Statistic Brain Research Institute, roughly 42% of Americans made New Year’s resolutions. The most common resolution — made by almost a…

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Seasonal Eating: Your Guide To November Produce

Seasonal Eating Your Guide To November Produce

Why eat seasonal produce? First and foremost, it’s friendly on your wallet: because your food isn’t traveling in from far off places, the cost is cut down significantly. You also have the opportunity to buy from local farmers, who desperately need support in this age of Big Agriculture. Finally, seasonal produce simply tastes better! Seasonal…

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U.S. Adults Get Failing Grades in Healthy Lifestyle Behavior

U.S. Adults Get Failing Grades in Healthy Lifestyle Behavior

by Shari Barbanel in Top Headlines Only 2.7 percent of the U.S. adult population achieves all four of some basic behavioral characteristics that researchers say would constitute a “healthy lifestyle” and help protect against cardiovascular disease, a recent study concluded. In this study, researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) and the University of Mississippi examined how many…

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6 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Life

6 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Life

Yoga has been around for more than 5000 years. While its popularity in the West just increased within the past few decades, Yogis from India have already been practicing yoga in caves for a long time as a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline.  Considering the age of this practice, it’s natural to believe that it…

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The Effects of Exercise On Appetite

The Effects of Exercise On Appetite

The effects of exercise on appetite have been a topic of intense debate for many decades. Interest in this area has increased since the turn of the century, with the discovery in 1999 of the appetite-stimulating (“hunger hormone”) ghrelin. This area has obvious implications for the role of exercise in maintaining a healthy weight and…

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Dieting vs. Exercise for Weight Loss

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Two groundbreaking new studies address the irksome question of why so many of us who work out remain so heavy, a concern that carries special resonance at the moment, as lean Olympians slip through the air and water, inspiring countless viewers to want to become similarly sleek.  And in a just world, frequent physical activity…

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