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Childhood obesity is decreasing in younger children for the first time in eight years. That is according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Among 2-5 years old, ...

Preschoolers Learn Healthy Lesson as Obesity Rate Declines

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If this frigid, bleak winter has you longing to jet off to a tropical island to reap the benefits from a coconut, you may have to go no further than your local grocery store. Forget the ...

Coconut Oil Has Moved to A Grocery Aisle Near You

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As we wrap up February it is important to remember to take care of our hearts year-round. February is American Heart Month, where awareness is heightened around cardiovascular disease. ...

Keeping Heart Healthy Beyond February

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Has Cupid gotten hold of your heart and somehow caused you to expand your waistline? As we head into Valentine’s weekend, chances are, you are not alone. According to WomensHealthMag.com, ...

Couple Calories - For Better or Worse For Fatter or Thinner

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This Sunday marks the Super Bowl, so be sure not to kick your diet to the curb before kickoff. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that Super Bowl Sunday is the second-biggest day for food ...

A Healthy Play Book for Super Bowl Sunday

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Move over, under-used treadmill that's become a clothes hanger -- now there's something smaller! Researchers at Penn State are circulating a study that says, “People may be able to keep the ...

Smaller is Better If You Want to Combat Side Effects of Sitting

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Are you already frustrated with your New Year’s resolutions? Do you find you're having less success than you hoped for? Or are you setting yourself up for failure? Chances are, it is not your ...

New Year’s Goal Wavering? Hang on till March Comes in Like a Lion

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So you may be “Dashing” to the store, “Prancing” all over town and “Dancing” as the holiday party “Vixen.” But, it is this hustle and bustle that gives your diet a good lickin’. I’m talking ...

Let Reindeer Pull the Weight, Not You This Holiday Season

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Like many of us, nutrition expert Dr. Felicia Stoler had tried various diets in her early twenties. But through proper nutrition, she gained knowledge and lost weight. She has catalogued her ...

Living Skinny in Fat Genes: An Interview with Dr. Felicia Stoler

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Football and Thanksgiving dinner go hand in hand, so kick off your meal in a healthy way and “Go Veggie!” with a crudité tray. Take a timeout as well before you literally “roll” into the dinner ...

Thanksgiving Dinner – Kicking Off A Healthy Day

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Options for harvesting nutrient-rich foods in the fall are abundant. So it is no wonder that November has been chosen to be National Sweet Potato Month. According to the United States Sweet ...

Harvest Antioxidants for a Sweeter November

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.” An even more alarming statistic from the ...

It's Good To Be A Teen Aerobic and Dancing Queen

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As you've put your Halloween decorations away, have you still been digging into your kids Halloween bag? Have you continued to partake in gobs of chocolate doused in coconut, caramel, and peanut ...

Too Much Trick or Treat? Now You Can Sleep

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Halloween is not just about candy, it is also about Jack -- Jack O’Lantern that is. The tradition of carving a Jack O’Lantern came to America from Ireland. Since Ireland had no pumpkins, on All ...

Get Back on a Healthy Track with Jack This Halloween

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Ever wonder how Halle Berry got that “purrfect” Catwoman body? She revved up her workouts with celebrity trainer, Harley Pasternak. His A-List bodies also include Jessica Simpson, Hillary Duff, ...

Work Out Brilliantly With Celebrity Trainer Harley Pasternak

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Postmenopausal women who walk now have a reason to step it up when it comes to preventing breast cancer. Walking at least seven hours per week is linked with 14-percent less risk of developing ...

Putting Your Best Foot Forward Could Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

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With symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes often affecting sleep, women are constantly searching for relief. More and more that search is leading women towards potential natural ways to feel ...

Put The OMMM in Menopause for Better Sleep

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There is no question, many of us ladies have a love affair with chocolate. However, there is no need to worry about cheating on your diet if you are straying in a healthy way. According to ...

Indulge in Chocolate, Guilt-Free and Under 150 Calories

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Head to many chain sit-down restaurants and you will almost always find a high calorie artichoke dip on the menu. But in its virgin form, the artichoke is a very healthy food. One of its ...

The Healthy Art of Eating Artichokes

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First it was Beyoncé and Jessica, then it was Kim, Kate and Jessica again. How do the stars pop back into their skinny jeans so quick? According to HollywoodLife.com, new nom Kim Kardashian ...

Celebrity Moms Post Diet Secrets to Lose Baby Weight

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Late night feedings, diaper changes and lack of sleep ... These are some of the challenges that new parents face. It's all well worth the joy your little one brings to your life. The last thing, ...

Quick Workouts: When Little One Leaves Little Time To Exercise

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As a new mom, I now get it. Did you hear that (my sisters) Jen and Maria? I get it! I get it even more because my family is across the country and I cannot just drop my little guy off at ...

Fuel Up, Mom, with Some 'Me' Time

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It's that time of year again, with most children heading back to school soon and -- can you believe it? -- some have already been back for a few weeks. It seems odd to me that where I live in ...

Cafeteria Choices and Screen Time Play a Role in Childhood Obesity

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It's August, so who isn't screaming for ice cream! However, wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy something cool and creamy, without extra fat and sugar? According to SFGate.com, “Ice cream is made ...

No Need To Scream If You Can't Eat Ice Cream

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Head to the tropics this summer and enjoy fruits which have health benefits. Live on the land and dine like an Islander on pineapple, mango and papaya. Let’s start with sweet and popular ...

Think Tropical Treats for Healthy Eats

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Summer can be both inviting and stifling. While the sun beckons us outside, the heat and humidity also have us running for our air-conditioned shelters. Exercising outside in the summer can ...

Summer Workouts – Sun, Fun and Healthy Skin

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When gearing up for your summer road trip make sure your fitness routine does not take a backseat. Many of us head out of town whether it be for business or for pleasure. Whatever your ...

Tools To Maintain Your Fitness Routine When Traveling

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Think fireworks, when it comes to planning your July Fourth menu. The spicier the better, in terms of flavor and potential weight loss, says Self.com. In fact, the site says that the added spicy ...

Spicy Foods That Set Off Weight Loss Fireworks

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When you said “I do,” did you also say, “For better or worse, richer or poorer or even if you make me fatter?” Of course you didn't! When he proposed, did he get down on one knee and say, “Marry ...

Eat, Sleep, Love: How Your Spouse’s Habits Affect Your Health

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Ahh, summertime. Longer days, warmer weekends and longer heat waves. These are the things we will enjoy and endure. It is important to take precautions, especially when outdoors, as the ...

Exercise Heating It Up? Stay Hydrated To Stay Healthy

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Pregnancy is one of the most exciting and physically taxing times in a woman’s life. In most situations, exercise can help ease some of those symptoms. At least, that has been my personal and ...

Exercising with Baby on the Way

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If you are like most yogurt connoisseurs nowadays, you could be heading over to the Greek side. I know my Big Fat Fridge sings “Opa!” to me each and every time I open it. In fact, according ...

Going Greek, Yogurt Style

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Should I work out or just check out when I am injured? As we age our bodies could be more susceptible to injuries. Prevention Magazine looked at some of the most prevelant types of injuries for ...

Exercising When 40 Plus May Make You More Susceptible to Injuries

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Workout videos and gadgets such as “6 Minute Abs” and “10 Minute Trainer” are all geared to help us get fit in as little time as possible. It seems in our society we are so over-burdened with our ...

7 Minutes to a Heavenly Body? New Study Looks at Time-Saving Workouts

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As women age they should pick up some weights and also get moving for a brisk walk, according to a recent Canadian study. That is the type of activity that could help you “keep the doctor away.” ...

Senior Women: Work Your Body, Work Your Mind with Cardio and Strength

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Spinach is low in calories and full of essential nutrients that our bodies need. The antioxidants in spinach include flavonoids which, according to an article on the Whole Foods website, has been ...

Spinach Swap: Trade High Calorie Foods for Nutrient-Dense Superfood

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There is no question we are an aging population, with baby boomers making up nearly one-third of our numbers. They have long held the reputation of a generation that takes control of its health. ...

Healthy Aging: Older Americans Should Revert to The Old Ways

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I can remember several years ago hearing a fellow instructor chatting with her fiancé who was temporarily relocated overseas for business. She hung up the phone and said to me, “He had to go ...

Pilates for Men Makes For Better Sex: Make Your Mind and Body Sweat!

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"Detox" and "cleanse"are a couple of the buzz words in the diet and fitness industry. But, what exactly is a detox diet and is it safe? According to LiveStrong.com, “The process to detoxify ...

Are Detox Diets Safe and Healthy?

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Should you walk or should you run? What is better for you in terms of caloric expenditure, weight loss, cardiovascular fitness and overall health? According to an article on NBC’s Today’s ...

Is it Better to Walk or Run? Researchers Answer That Question

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Obesity is literally a growing problem and one that is trickling down to our nation’s children. Perhaps it is due to our sedentary lifestyle that requires us to sit in traffic, sit at our desks, ...

Obesity and Its Effect on Women's Activity Level

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It is that time of year again. Yes, it's Opening Day across the country, when America’s favorite past time kicks off its season of bats crackin’ and families cheering. So as parents, kids, ...

Take Me Out to the Ballgame and Into A Fit Game

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With Easter comes lots of food, and where there's lots of food, there are usually leftovers. According to DaytonDailyNews.com, “The usual menu for Easter includes ham, hard-boiled eggs and ...

Rejoicing in Healthy Easter Leftovers

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Do you like to workout? Do you hate to workout? Believe it or not, both are good reasons to hire a personal trainer. As you reflect back on March, designated National Athletic Training ...

Why You Should Hire A Trainer This Spring

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All hail Kale! This nutritious and ancient green has made a 21st century comeback. According to AliveRaw.com, “Kale is a descendent of the wild cabbage and was eaten by Celtic tribes as long ago ...

Kale Call: Delicious and Modern Ways to Enjoy this Ancient Green

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The days are getting longer and the weather more gentle. It is a great time to refocus and refresh our lives. Springtime means spring cleaning and getting rid of those items we no longer ...

Spring Clean Your Home, Spring Clean Your Health

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Is your workout tired? Perhaps it is time to add a new tool to challenge your body with both weight and stability. Grab a medicine ball and get ready for a dynamic workout. According to ...

Medicine Ball March

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As we wind up February and American Heart Month we take a look at a heart healthy diet which embraces both good food and wine. The Mediterranean diet has been around for generations, but now ...

Love Your Heart and Your Wine with the Mediterranean Diet

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With baby boomers making up nearly one third of the population, they have long had the reputation of a generation that takes control of their health. However, according to a new study ...

Baby Boomers: Are We Doing Enough to Preserve Their Health?

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This Valentine’s Day, take heart. Focus on your heart and the hearts of the ones you love. By being aware of heart healthy lifestyle choices you can make a difference in your health. ...

This Valentine's Day It's All About Taking Care of Your Heart