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What is Healthier: City or Rural Living?

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The Daily Multivitamin Debate

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Pull-Up Hold Ups

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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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Written by Caitlin Schille Perhaps you remember the now-infamous “bacon study” that was released almost two years ago by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO). Parts of the official report used cautious language, stating that consumption of red meat is “probably carcinogenic to humans” and …

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Small Frequent Meals vs. Fewer Big Meals. The “frequent feeding model” is beloved by dieticians and bodybuilders. But is it really good for our health? The idea comes from the fact that eating raises the metabolism. Although this is true, it only causes a slight increase. Energy used is determined by the amount of food …

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In one of Aesop’s more familiar fables, a proud town mouse visits a country mouse and scoffs at the simple food and housing. The town mouse brings his country mouse friend to experience the finer city living, but the country mouse is horrified to find that the fine life requires mortal danger. He eventually goes …

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Written by Taylor Smith  “Don’t forget to take your vitamin!” It’s an imperative command many of us are familiar with. Moms and wives remind children and husbands to take their Centrum or Flintstones multivitamin. Odds are you’ve shouted it at someone or had it shouted at you at some point in your life. But why? …

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pull up barriers

Why you can’t do a pull-up and how to get there A pull-up requires a variety of muscles. In fact, depending on how the pull-up is done, dozens of muscle groups are activated in the process. But if those muscles aren’t strong enough and if the movement isn’t coordinated, that chin isn’t going to make …

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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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by John A. Anderson Misconceptions Are Among The Greatest Obstacles For Heart Health Despite decades of medical research and public campaigns to ease the problem, heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States and throughout the Western world.  One of the problems driving heart disease is the messaging, says Robert Thompson, M.D., an …

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fast food still unhealthy

by Jenna Koford Chains boasting healthy options, but remaining an enemy of public health McDonald’s began removing unhealthy menu items in September 2013. They also promised to offer more fruits and vegetables throughout the menu. President Clinton partnered with McDonald’s on this initiative, but only one specific health initiative was promised: providing a choice of …

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By Caitlin Schille Sugar-free drinks, including diet soda and low-calorie sports drinks, have long been touted as the healthy alternatives to more sugary options such as regular soda. While a reduced consumption of added sugar is a great goal, sugar-free drinks have health implications of their own. Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia …

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