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Apple Cider Vinegar: Health Fad or Miracle Cure?

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Coconut Oil Conspiracy?

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Change the “Why” of Exercise

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Merry Fitness

Written by John A. Anderson – Editor in Chief Ah, the festive weight of the holiday season. Typically, the holidays leave a few lingering reminders. Combine Halloween candy with that Thanksgiving dinner and those Christmas cookies, then wash it all down with festive New Year’s celebrations and you have the recipe for a healthy holiday …

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It’s the time of year so many people dread. Just when the last of the Halloween candy is either consumed or discarded; BAM! Thanksgiving. And the sugar binge begins anew. The holiday season is a three-month junk food marathon, but Thanksgiving is the foremost culprit. Why? The entire holiday is based around a meal! Sure, …

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Everyone knows it’s important to eat the right foods to live a long and healthy life, but many of us fall short of that ideal. We eat on the run, pulling into a drive-through and scarfing down a hamburger on the way to the next appointment. We grab a candy bar at the grocery checkout …

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How to get on the offensive when it comes to overeating Written by Michael Richardson Holiday memories are great—except for the ones that remain in your love handles. The holidays are about family, fun and food, and we shun anything that tries to take away from those joys. But we also worry about our weight …

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apple cider vinegar

Exploring the true and false of apple cider vinegar. Written by Caitlin Schille Apple cider vinegar has been used as a home remedy for many years, but lately it has been gaining traction as the latest fad in a long line of health trends. With rapidly changing information and differences in “expert” opinion, it can …

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The coconut oil industry likes to promote coconut oil as “good” saturated fat, but is coconut oil really as healthy as they suggest? Let’s take a closer look and see just how “good” it is. Coconut oil is extracted from the meat of the coconut and contains mostly saturated fat (around 92%). Ounce for ounce, …

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Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH Are you familiar with the relatively new term of “fat-shaming?” Fat-shaming is when people try to make others who fall into the categories of overweight and obese feel badly about themselves and about their bodies. Those staunchly against fat-shaming promote overall body positivity— the idea that all people should feel …

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Fat shaming is cruel, destructive and ineffective. But the other end of the spectrum can be equally damaging. There is a movement in our society to “accept people for who they are,” regardless of body type and body weight. While this hides behind an excellent virtue of charity, fat acceptance is not a healthy attitude. …

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BY WILLIAM B. MILLER, JR., M.D. Millions of Americans are serious about fitness since we have long been told of its benefits. It is well established that consistent exercise promotes long-term health by lowering blood pressure, improving glucose tolerance, and assisting in weight management. Most people who exercise report an additional positive; physical activity improves …

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Why BMI should no longer be used to determine health status Written by Lauren Turville Body Mass Index (BMI), a ratio of a person’s height to weight, has long been a guide to determine an individual’s health status.  It is often used to know what health care costs should be, particularly by employees when evaluating …

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