Friday, December 30, 2016

Fitness Resolution: 7 Tips For Actually Keeping Yours

Experts share their tips for making sure that the fitness resolution you set this year is reasonable and achievable, so that you'll reach it (or surpass it).

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6 Exercises That Burn Calories In Overdrive (And Are Not Burpees)

Don't like burpees? We've got you covered. Here are 6 exercises that burn calories in a big way in a short amount of time. Learn 'em, love 'em.

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Following A Specific Fitness Program Is The Key To Losing Weight

Sometimes trying new things can set you back. Here's why following a set fitness program or routine is beneficial for weight loss.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Inactivity in obese mice linked to a decreased motivation to move

Starting a regular program at the gym is a common New Year's resolution, but it's one that most people are unable to stick with for very long. Now a study done in mice is providing clues about one of the reasons why it may be hard for so many people to stick with an exercise program. The investigators found that in obese mice, physical inactivity results from altered dopamine receptors rather than excess body weight.

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Your microbiota's previous dining experiences may make new diets less effective

Your microbiota may not be on your side as you try improving your diet this New Year's. In a new study, researchers explore why mice that switch from an unrestricted American diet to a healthy, calorie-restricted, plant-based diet don't have an immediate response to their new program. They found that certain human gut bacteria need to be lost for a diet plan to be successful.

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Free CME/CEU Credit Available for Online Lecture on Probiotics

Probiotics researcher Dr. John Cryan lecture is the subject of an online CME lecture titled “Towards Psychobiotics: The Microbiome as a Key Regulator of Brain and Behavior.”



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Iron deficiency anemia associated with hearing loss

Medical researchers examined the association between sensorineural hearing loss and conductive hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia in adults ages 21 to 90 years in the United States.

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Why We Reach Weight-Loss Plateaus And How To Break Them

After so much progress, hitting a wall can be discouraging. Here's how to finally break through that weight-loss plateau.

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6 Mental Hacks To Maximize Your Workout

We love these easy mindfulness tricks. Incorporate them into your next workout to feel physically and mentally strong.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Novel diet therapy helps children with crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis reach remission

Pediatric patients with active Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can reach remission with diet alone.

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Mindfulness Workouts Are The New Way To Work Your Body And Brain

We all want a balanced body—and that doesn’t mean just strong muscles. It’s also about getting a calm, clear mental state through mindfulness workouts.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Why So Many Models, Like Gisele Bündchen, Are Obsessed With Boxing

There's a reason boxing has gotten so popular! Tons of models are into it, and experts say they're right to be—boxing is an incredible workout.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Bionic pancreas system successfully controls blood sugar without risk of hypoglycemia

A bionic pancreas system has proven better than either conventional or sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy at managing blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes living at home, with no restrictions, in a clinical trial.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Metformin reverses metabolic memory in a diabetes model

A recent paper examines how cells recovering from damage induced by a high-fat diet can be treated with a drug for type 2 diabetes called metformin to reverse the effects of metabolic memory.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

This Mom Was Inspired By Her Daughter To Lose More Than 100 Pounds

Here's how she changed her life.

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Vitamin D improves gut flora and metabolic syndrome

A high fat diet alone is not enough to cause metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that pose as risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. This recent study shows it is needed in combination with vitamin D deficiency. Accordingly, vitamin D supplementation improves metabolic syndrome in mice. The next step would be to validate the results in humans.

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10-Minute Treadmill Exercises to Burn Fat Fast

Get in, get out with one of these 10 quick routines that deliver big results in a short amount of time.

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The 3Rs of 3D Printing: FDA's Role

Learn how the FDA reviews and researches 3D printed medical products to protect the public health.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dietary sugar guidelines are based on low quality evidence, study finds

Problems with the nutritional guidelines have been identified by a team of researchers, and in particular problems with the research that supported the guidelines’ recommendations.

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Low-carb diet alleviates inherited form of intellectual disability in mice

Experimenting on mice with a genetic change similar to that found in people with a rare inherited disease called Kabuki syndrome, scientists report that a very low-carbohydrate diet can “open up” DNA and improve mental function.

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How Soccer Star Sara Whalen Hess Turned Crisis Into Opportunity

U.S. soccer player Sara Whalen Hess blew out a knee and almost died from surgery complications. It stopped her playing career but opened up a new world.

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9 Lower-Ab Exercises That Will Set Your Core On Fire

These nine lower-ab exercises are challenging but seriously effective (plus, they help prevent hip and lower-back pain).

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Nutrition data review shows red meat has neutral effect on cardiovascular disease risk factors

Consuming red meat in amounts above what is typically recommended does not affect short-term cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol, according to a new review.

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5 Things to Know About Complementary Health Approaches for Parkinson’s Disease

Do complementary health approaches help for Parkinson’s disease? Learn here.



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Weight loss surgery linked to gastrointestinal complaints

Laparoscopic gastric bypass is an effective treatment for obesity, but a new study finds that patients who undergo the surgery often complain of gastrointestinal problems. The study included 249 obese patients who underwent the surgery and 295 obese controls, all of whom completed a questionnaire. Surgical patients completed the questionnaire two years after surgery. Surgical patients often experienced indigestion. Also, food intolerance, especially for food with a high fat or sugar content and for red meat, was a common side-effect of the surgery: food intolerance for specific products was reported by 70.7 per cent of postoperative patients compared with 16.9 percent of controls.

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Khloe Kardashian Workout: I Tried It With Gunnar Peterson

There's no workout like a Khloe Kardashian workout. I tried one with her trainer, Gunnar Peterson, and it left me more way more sore than I expected.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sugar and sweeteners: How do they affect our appetite?

What should healthy young men who want to watch their weight and manage their blood sugar levels drink? Can they risk something sugary or will they be hungrier after drinking calorie-free options containing natural or artificial non-nutritive sweeteners? A new study shows that it doesn't really matter whether such drinks contain sugar, Stevia, monk fruit or aspartame.

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Silencing fat protein improves obesity and blood sugar

Scientists report that turning off a protein found in liver and adipose tissue significantly improves blood sugar levels and reduces body fat in an animal model.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

UK soft drinks industry levy estimated to have significant health benefits, especially among children

Reducing sugar content of high and mid sugar drinks is likely to have the greatest impact on health, with fewer cases of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. The UK soft drinks industry levy, due to be introduced in April 2018, is estimated to have significant health benefits, especially among children, according to the first study to estimate its health impact.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Parkinson’s Disease and Complementary Health Approaches

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This issue of NCCIH’s Clinical Digest explores the scientific evidence for some complementary health approaches that have been studied for Parkinson’s disease.



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Smartphones and tablets and adolescents: Small size, big problems?

When children watch too much television, their risk of obesity increases, research shows. However, more and more screen time is coming from other devices, like tablets and smartphones, and the impact of these devices has not been researched as much. In a new study, researchers found that children who reported spending more time on screen devices and watching television engaged in behaviors that can lead to obesity.

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10 Dumbbell Exercises That Work Your Butt

Build a stronger lower body with these dumbbell exercises that target your glutes and legs. Can you feel the burn yet?

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7 Beginner Kettlebell Exercises To Work Your Entire Body

After you try these beginner kettlebell exercises, you'll definitely be hooked on this all-star training tool. Here's how to do them.

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'Western' maternal diet appears to raise obesity risk in offspring

Diet composition around the time of pregnancy may influence whether offspring become obese, according to a new study using animal models.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Does good-tasting food cause weight gain?

Does eating good-tasting food make you gain weight? Despite the common perception that good-tasting food is unhealthy and causes obesity, new research using a mouse model suggests that desirable taste in and of itself does not lead to weight gain.

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The Secrets Of Sleep

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The Truth About Weight Loss

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So You Don’t Want To Wear A Fitness Tracker

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The Smartest Scales In The World

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Why Do I Need An Activity Tracker?

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No, it won’t do the exercise for you, but here’s why it’s a worthwhile investment



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This Medicine Ball Workout Will Challenge Your Butt And Abs Like Never Before

This challenging medicine ball workout will seriously burn out your glutes and abs while getting your heart rate up, too.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Gigi Hadid Hates Squats, Too—Here’s Her Trick To Make Herself Do Them

Gigi Hadid hates squats, but has a trick to make herself do them. Squats are amazing for your butt. Use this trick to get it done.

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Weight, body image misperception associated with alcohol use among teen girls

High school girls with body image behavioral misperceptions are more likely to have had at least one alcoholic drink, as well as engaged in episodes of heavy drinking, than their peers without these misperceptions.

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Red cabbage microgreens lower 'bad' cholesterol in animal study

Microgreens are sprouting up everywhere from upscale restaurants to home gardens. They help spruce up old recipes with intense flavors and colors, and are packed with nutrients. Now testing has shown that for mice on a high-fat diet, red cabbage microgreens helped lower their risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease and reduce their weight gain.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Drug for narcolepsy could help food addicts lose weight

Overweight people could be given help with the discovery that a drug used for sleep disorder could also reduce the impulse for food, report scientists.

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Veterans Are in Pain, According to Analysis of National Health Survey

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Painful conditions, such as back and joint pain, are more common in veterans than nonveterans, according to a new analysis of national survey data.



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Monday, December 12, 2016

Running On The Beach: How To Do It Right

Here's the best way to ditch the street for the sand and embrace running on the beach. Ready to sweat?

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What else comes with a college degree? An extra 10 pounds, says new study

College students gained an average of 10 pounds over the course of their college years, a study has found, and number of students who were overweight or obese increased 78 percent. The extra weight translates to a variety of increased health risks, the study says.

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Brain locations that control diabetes drugs’ weight loss effects examined

Certain type 2 diabetes drugs promote weight loss, but how they do this remains poorly understood. Insight into how these drugs work in the body -- and especially the brain -- could help create new drugs that effectively control body weight. In an important advance on that front, a new study shows that these drugs, called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs), reduce body mass by targeting a different part of the brain than previously thought.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

BRAIN Initiative Researchers Meet to Share Progress

Learn about the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative, an effort to develop new tools and technologies to understand the healthy and diseased brain.



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Strength Training: The Workout You Need To Lose Weight

Strength training helps you burn calories both during and after your workout. Here's why it's the best exercise for weight loss.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Relieve Lower Back Pain With These 11 Moves

Ease your lower back pain by improving hip mobility and core strength. These moves will help get you there.

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Beans and peas increase fullness more than meat

Meals based on legumes such as beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals according to a recent study. Results suggest that sustainable eating may also help with weight loss.

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10 Medicine Ball Exercises That Work Your Butt

Squatting isn’t the only way to work up a good sweat—score big with these glute-strengthening medicine ball exercises.

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11 No-Equipment Arm Exercises For A Strong Upper Body

No gym, no weights, no problem. These equipment-free exercises are your ticket to a strong upper body.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Gut feelings: How the microbiome may affect mental illness and interact with treatment

All of us who have experienced a 'nervous stomach' under periods of stress suspect that there is a link between our gut and our mood. Now researchers have received strong scientific support for exactly this link.

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Researchers link dental problems in cleft lip and palate to abnormal salivary glands

Dental problems commonly associated with cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormalities in salivary glands and an imbalance of immune compounds in the mouth, report investigators.

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Bodyweight Exercises For An At-Home Total-Body Workout Without Equipment

You can do these five-star bodyweight exercises without any equipment—all you need is a little space and the motivation to get to work.

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Keep Your Dogs and Cats Safe From Holiday Hazards

From tinsel to table scraps, holiday hazards for pets abound. Here are some tips to help you keep them safe.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Scientists uncover potential driver of age- and Alzheimer's-related memory loss

Scientists have made an important discovery toward the development of drugs to treat age-related memory loss in diseases like Alzheimer’s. They found that reduced levels of a protein called Rheb result in spontaneous symptoms of memory loss in animal models and are linked to increased levels of another protein known to be elevated in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients.

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This Legs Exercise Does Amazing Things For Your Butt, Thighs, And Abs

Step up your workouts with this ultra-efficient legs exercises that targets your booty and your core, too.

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Enzyme that digests vitamin A also may regulate testosterone levels

Bco1, an enzyme that metabolizes beta carotene, may play a vital role in testosterone metabolism as well, according to a new study.

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Cancer spread is increased by a high fat diet, ground-breaking evidence shows

New research shows that the metastatic process (cancer spread) is enhanced by fat intake. Mice given a high fat diet, including palmitic acid (a major component of palm oil which is found in lots of household products) developed the most aggressive cancer spread. The study identifies for the first time a protein called CD36 which has an essential role in cancer spreading.

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Tumor cells are dependent on fat to start metastasis

A study identifies metastasis-initiating cells through a specific marker, namely the protein CD36. This protein, which is found in the membranes of tumor cells, is responsible for taking up fatty acids. CD36 activity and dependence on lipid (fat) metabolism distinguish metastasis-initiating cells from other tumor cells.

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The secret slimming effect of sweet potato waste

The sweet potato pie you eat during the holidays might not be good for your waistline, but according to a new study, the starchy water left over from cooking the sweet potato could have slimming effects -- at least in mice.

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New nutrition policy institute study highlights benefits of school lunch

Lunches served in the National School Lunch Program have higher nutritional quality than lunches brought from home, according to the largest comparison study conducted to date. The study involved nearly 4,000 elementary school students in Southern California.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Direct link between REM sleep loss, desire for sugary and fatty foods discovered

A new method has been used by researchers to produce REM sleep loss in mice along with a chemical-genetic technique to block prefrontal cortex neurons and the behaviors they mediate. As a result, the researchers discovered that inhibiting these neurons reversed the effect of REM sleep loss on sucrose consumption while having no effect on fat consumption.

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Kendall Jenner's Go-To Full-Body Exercises Are Tough—And So Effective

Kendall Jenner worked out a ton before the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Her trainer described the full-body moves she did and experts say you can do them, too.

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Instead Of Lifting Weights, This Mom Lifts Her Baby And Toddler—And Th

Fitness for the whole family!

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Blake Lively Hid From Her Trainer, And We Can See Why

We're sweating just watching.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Long-term, low-intensity smoking associated with increased risks of death

Low-intensity smokers who puff on 10 or less cigarettes per day over their lifetime still have higher risks of death than individuals who never smoke, providing further evidence that there is no safe level of cigarette smoking, according to a study.

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Yo-yo dieting might cause extra weight gain

Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages, new research suggests.

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NCCIH-funded Researcher Presents Pioneering Research on Natural Product Biosynthesis and Discovery

Today, NCCIH grantee Dr. Christina Smolke from Stanford University will present her innovative research at the 2016 High-Risk, High-Reward Research Symposium at NIH. Her team’s successful engineering of a yeast strain capable of making opioids was lauded in both Science and Nature in 2015.



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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Saturated fat could be good for you, study suggests

A new diet intervention study raises questions regarding the validity of a diet hypothesis that has dominated for more than half a century: that dietary fat and particularly saturated fat is unhealthy for most people.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Weight Loss Workout Plan: Your Weekly Fitness Plan To Lose Weight

This weekly weight loss workout plan will help you lose weight by giving you specific guidance on how to incorporate fitness into your routine.

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10 Best Workouts For Weight Loss

If your goal is to lose weight, these 10 best workouts for weight loss are all excellent places to start.

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4 Stationary Bike Workouts That Burn Fat

Stationary bike workouts can be incredibly effective at burning fat. Here's how to make this gym staple work for you.

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Correlates of overweight, obesity among adolescents with bipolar disorder in the national comorbidity survey

Obesity among adolescents with bipolar disorder is linked to increased illness severity, outlines a new report. The researchers also found that although overweight is not more common among adolescents with bipolar disorder than other adolescents, overweight adolescents with bipolar disorder showed signs of increased illness severity, including more suicide attempts, psychiatric hospitalizations for depression, co-occurring conduct disorder and bulimia/binge-eating, and history of physical or sexual abuse.

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21 Of The Best Abs Exercises You Can Do Without Equipment

If you're looking for the best abs exercises around, skip the crunches. Instead, try these 21 excellent core exercises.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

How Victoria's Secret Model Jasmine Tookes Stays Motivated To Work Out

Yes, sometimes she's tempted to blow it off. It's normal to lack motivation sometimes, but Tookes has a few clutch methods for staying on track.

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I Tried A 30-Minute Victoria's Secret Models Abs Workout

I did a Victoria's Secret models abs workout with a fitness experts who trains VS models, and I was surprised at how doable most of these exercises were.

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A Total-Body Workout You Can—And Should—Challenge Your Workout BFF To Do With You

This challenging total-body workout is a cardio and strength workout. Do it with your workout buddy and use this helpful chart to keep track of your reps.

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Digital microbes for munching yourself healthy

Hundreds of different bacterial species live in the human gut, helping us to digest our food. The metabolic processes of these bacteria are not only tremendously important to our health—they are also tremendously complex. A research team has taken an important step in modelling the complexity of the human gut’s bacterial communities—the microbiome—on the computer.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

This Instagram Star Says She Actually Doesn't Do Cardio

But experts say cardio has its benefits. Here's why it deserves a spot in your workout routine, no matter how great strength training may be.

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Watch This Incredible 105-Year-Old Teach A Yoga Class

She's a true inspiration.

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This 20-Minute Treadmill Workout Will Challenge Even Hardcore Runners

This treadmill workout varies the incline and speed to challenge your body and help you build endurance.

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The Workout Plan That Helped This Woman Lose More Than 40 Pounds

Amber Johnson needed a fitness routine that would be convenient to her lifestyle.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Standing Abs Move You Can Do During Every Workout

This effective, challenging standing abs exercise also puts your glutes to work and tests your balance, too.

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3 Workouts Victoria’s Secret Angels Do To Sculpt Their Bods

These are four workouts Victoria's Secret Angels to to sculpt their angelic abs, arms, and butt before the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

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The Small, Weird Thing That’s Interfering With Your Proper Squat Form

Who knew your ankles were helping with proper squat form, too? Here's why ankle mobility is so important for getting low.

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This Mom Of Two Got Fit In Her 40s, And We Can All Learn From Her Experience

It's never too late to feel great in your own skin.

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Secondhand (and Third-Hand) Smoke May Be Making Your Pet Sick

Secondhand and third-hand smoke may be making your pet dog, bird, cat, guinea pig, or fish sick.

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Digital microbes for munching yourself healthy

Hundreds of different bacterial species live in the human gut, helping us to digest our food. The metabolic processes of these bacteria are not only tremendously important to our health – they are also tremendously complex. A research team has taken an important step in modelling the complexity of the human gut’s bacterial communities – the microbiome – on the computer. The researchers gathered all known data on the metabolism of 773 bacterial strains – more than ever before. Working from this data, they developed a computer model for each bacterial strain. This collection, known as AGORA, can now be used on the computer to simulate metabolic processes taking place in the microbes and to investigate how they affect the metabolism of other microbes and that of the human host.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

3 Upper Body Push Up Modifications To Try If You Can’t Do A Full One

Practice makes perfect, right? Get there with these three push up modifications to work your upper body and core.

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If You Ever Feel Insecure Working Out, Watch This Danielle Brooks Video

In a post-gym Instagram video, 'Orange is the New Black' star Danielle Brooks gives a body-confidence pep-talk for anyone who's ever felt insecure while working on their fitness.

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Watching Misty Copeland Take A Ballet Class Is Just As Magical As You'd Expect

Tag along with Misty Copeland at the ballet studio and see what the stunning dancer is up to when she’s not on stage.

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Gut microbes contribute to recurrent 'yo-yo' obesity

Researchers have shown in mice that intestinal microbes -- collectively termed the gut microbiome -- play an unexpectedly important role in exacerbated post-dieting weight gain, and that this common phenomenon may in the future be prevented or treated by altering the composition or function of the microbiome.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Squat Jacks Work Your Butt And Legs And Burn Major Calories, too

Jumping jacks and squats come together in squat jumps, one calorie-torching, lower-body burning exercise.

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Genes, early environment sculpt the gut microbiome

Environment and genetics determine relative abundance of specific microbes in the gut, new research shows. The findings represent an attempt to untangle the forces that shape the gut microbiome, which plays an important role in keeping us healthy.

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Products Containing Belladonna Extract by Raritan Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Possible Belladonna Alkaloids

Raritan Pharmaceuticals, a contract manufacturer for Homeolab USA, recalls pediatric homeopathic products containing belladonna extract.



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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

New target receptor discovered in the fight against obesity

The essential role that the receptor FFAR2 plays in the success of fermentable carbohydrates -- found in foods such as vegetables, fruit, breads, cereals and pasta - in suppressing appetite and preventing obesity is now better understood, thanks to new research.

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5 Easy Yoga Poses That Banish Stress

Give yourself a break already.

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The Best Time Of Day To Work Out For Peak Performance

Another reason to get #UpNOut.

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Diastasis Recti Exercises: Which To Avoid And What To Do Instead

Many experts recommend these diastasis recti exercises during pregnancy in order to help prevent ab separation.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

23 Fitness Gifts Under $50 For The Friend Who Never Misses A Workout

Looking for a holiday gift idea for your friend who loves to work out? These 23 fitness gift ideas will do the trick, and they're under $50.

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5 Move Workout Routine That Will Change Your Body

Including why the “flunge” is going to be your new favorite exercise.

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How To Do Mountain Climbers

Here's how to do mountain climbers the right way to maximize the calorie-burning, muscle-building benefits.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Jet lag and obesity share similar pathways to liver cancer

Since 1980, the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer, has nearly tripled, and obesity related liver disease is one of the driving forces behind the increasing number of cases. Researchers are now examining how other lifestyle factors may affect your health. Using mice, the scientists show that repeated jet lag increases both obesity related liver disease and the risk of liver cancer.

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Study in rats finds low blood alcohol levels have no effect on total calories consumed

Laboratory rats will drink alcohol if it’s available, and may even get a little tipsy, researchers report in a new study. But they won’t voluntarily drink until they’re drunk. And while ethanol is calorie-rich, rats that drink it eat less food and their total energy intake remains steady, the research team found.

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Simone Manuel On Her History-Making Olympic Gold

Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel talks about being a black woman in the sport and the first African American woman to get an individual gold in swimming.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Diet and exercise can improve kidney function in patients with fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a potentially serious liver condition characterized by excess fat in the liver associated with inflammation and scarring. NASH may progress to cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer, and it can also compromise kidney function. In a post hoc analysis of a large clinical trial, patients with biopsy-confirmed NASH who consumed a low-fat/low-calorie diet and participated in an exercise program often experienced reduced liver inflammation and scarring.

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Obesity in adolescence may cause permanent bone loss

Teenagers who are obese may be doing irreparable damage to their bones, according to a new study.

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Weight loss can help cancer survivors reduce risk

More than three in five Australian breast cancer survivors are overweight or obese – and that it’s likely to increase their risk of cancer returning, researchers report.

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Weight loss may help prevent multiple myeloma

Carrying extra weight increases a person's risk that a benign blood disorder will develop into multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. This is particularly true for older, African-American men, say researchers.

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Major finding identifies nitrogen as key driver for gut health

Scientists are one step closer to understanding the link between different diet strategies and gut health, with new research presenting the first general principles for how diet impacts the microbiota.

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8 Black Friday Deals That Are Perfect For Stocking Your Home Gym

Get ready to work it.

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Diet quality low but steadily improving among US kids

On the whole, the diet of U.S. children improved markedly between 1999 and 2012 but it remains poor, said the authors of a new study that examined diet quality data from more than 38,000 kids. Moreover, disparities remain among key subgroups.

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Gut's microbial community shown to influence host gene expression

New research is helping to tease out the mechanics of how the gut microbiome communicates with the cells of its host to switch genes on and off. The upshot of the study, another indictment of the so-called Western diet (high in saturated fats, sugar and red meat), reveals how the metabolites produced by the bacteria in the stomach chemically communicate with cells, including cells far beyond the colon, to dictate gene expression and health in its host.

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2016 Black Friday And Cyber Monday Fitness Deals

These 2016 Black Friday and Cyber Monday fitness deals will inspire you to hit the gym and motivate you to get moving this holiday season.

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4 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Inner Thigh Workouts

Here's what you can (and can't) accomplish by doing inner thigh workouts. Spot training? No. Injury prevention? Yes.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Aspartame may prevent, not promote, weight loss by blocking intestinal enzyme's activity

A team of investigators has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute aspartame might not promote weight loss. In their report, the researchers show how the aspartame breakdown product phenylalanine interferes with the action of an enzyme previously shown to prevent metabolic syndrome - a group of symptoms associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Serena Williams' Off-Season Workout Is Dancing—We Love Her Even More

Experts say you should steal her moves, because dancing can actually be an excellent (and fun) workout.

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3 Ways To Amp Up Down Dog For Insane Abs

Down Dog is a common yoga pose that's great for improving your posture and strengthening your upper body. Here's how to make it great for working your abs, too.

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Plant compounds may boost brain function in older adults, study says

The same compounds that give plants and vegetables their vibrant colors might be able to bolster brain functioning in older adults, according to a recent study.

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26 Fitness Gifts To Give Yourself In 2016 For Your Healthiest Year Ever

These 2016 fitness gifts make sticking to your goals easier than ever. Here's what you'll need to kick off your healthiest year yet.

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Audrey Esparza Shares How She Finds Time For Fitness

It's all about balance—and the occasional cupcake.

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Teenagers drink a bathtub of sugary drinks a year

Teenagers, aged between 11 and 18, drink almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks on average a year, according to new calculations.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Time Release 180 count Dietary Supplement by Nutra Manufacturing: Recall - Undeclared Milk

Nutra Manufacturing, Inc. recalls GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Time Release dietary supplement product due to milk contamination.



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Gut bacteria affect our metabolism

Mice that receive gut bacteria transplants from overweight humans are known to gain more weight than mice transplanted with gut bacteria from normal weight subjects, even when the mice are fed the same diet. A new study confirms this finding while seeking new perspectives on the reasons behind this link.

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What to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids

Opioids can be used to treat certain kinds of chronic and acute pain. It doesn’t matter who is writing the prescription, ask these questions before taking opioids.

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4 Fat-Burning Treadmill Workouts To Try When It’s Just Too Cold Outside

These hill and interval treadmill workouts will definitely warm you up when the temps drop—get ready to sweat.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Molecular 'pillars' team up to protect liver from toxic fat buildup

A new study revealed a surprising relationship between two molecules – one that works to store fat and another that promotes fat burning for energy. The team found that the molecules complement each other to maintain a healthy level of fat in the liver.

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A 30-Minute Treadmill Workout That Burns Fat Fast

Sweat it out—and fast—with your new favorite calorie-torching treadmill workout. It's only 30 minutes long, but it's got everything you need.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Unhealthy weight management practices associated with non-medical use of prescription drugs among adolescents

A new study reinforces the need for comprehensive health education efforts addressing healthy weight management strategies and substance abuse education.

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Fear of gaining weight may influence contraception choices

Concerns about weight gain may be driving contraception choices, according to researchers. Women who are overweight or obese are less likely than normal-weight women to use the birth control pill and other hormonal contraceptive methods, they report.

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Early detection a key factor in fight against type 2 diabetes

Roughly 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and the vast majority of them don’t even know they have it. But the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes is not inevitable, and there’s a simple blood test that can determine whether a person’s blood glucose levels need attention.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Fast-cooking dry beans provide more protein, iron than 'slower' varieties

Beans are a versatile, inexpensive staple that can boost essential nutrients in a diet, especially for people in low-resource areas where food options are limited. To get the most out of these legumes, new research suggests choosing fast-cooking dry beans could be the way to go.

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Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia cambogia

This fact sheet provides information about the safety and effectiveness of the dietary supplement garcinia cambogia.



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A Chill 10-Minute Bodyweight Workout For When All You Want To Do Is Sleep

This gentle bodyweight workout lets you listen to your body while staying on track with your fitness routine.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Trainer Kayla Itsines Just Broke 5 World Records In One Day

Workout motivation, anyone?

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A 10-Minute Bodyweight Cardio And Strength Workout For Legs And Glutes

Get your lower body burning while you drive up your heart rate with this bodyweight workout for your legs and glutes.

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High-fiber diet keeps gut microbes from eating the colon's lining, protects against infection, animal study shows

When microbes inside the digestive system don’t get the natural fiber that they rely on for food, they begin to munch on the natural layer of mucus that lines the gut, eroding it to the point where dangerous invading bacteria can infect the colon wall, new research in mice shows.

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Better definition of 'pre-diabetes' can help identify those at risk for long-term complications

Defining pre-diabetes based on hemoglobin A1C, a common test that determines a long-term average blood sugar level, is the most accurate predictor of who will go on to develop long-term complications from diabetes, new research suggests.

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How a Mediterranean-style diet may reduce heart failure in the aged

In mouse experiments, researchers have shown how aging and excess dietary fat create signals that lead to heart failure after a heart attack. Clarifying the mechanism of this harmful pathway is important because nearly 5 million people in the United States suffer heart failure as an age-related disease following heart attacks.

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Rheumatoid arthritis patients who smoke or are overweight see less symptom improvement with treatment

Smoking or being overweight makes it more difficult for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to achieve optimal control of inflammation and symptoms, despite standard of care treatment.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Anxiety and Complementary Health Approaches

Clinical Digest Anxiety

Researchers are studying a variety of complementary health approaches to see whether they might be helpful for occasional anxiety or anxiety disorders. There is some evidence that mindfulness and other forms of meditation, music, relaxation techniques, and melatonin may be efficacious for anxiety, especially anxiety associated with medical procedures or chronic medical problems. However, there is not enough evidence on other complementary health approaches for anxiety to draw definitive conclusions about their efficacy.



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Anxiety at a Glance

anxious woman

Can complementary health approaches help the 18 percent of American adults who have an anxiety disorder? Find out here.



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Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia cambogia

This fact sheet provides information about the safety and effectiveness of the dietary supplement garcinia cambogia.



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7 Things To Know About Complementary Health Approaches for Anxiety

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But for some people, anxiety becomes a severe, persistent problem that’s hard to control and can interfere with daily activities; this is called an anxiety disorder. Effective conventional treatments for anxiety disorders, including psychotherapy and medication, are available.



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Trainer Emily Skye's Before-And-After Pics Make A Surprising Point

She's happier with a higher number on the scale.

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5 Beginner-Friendly Foam Rolling Moves To Master

Get started with these simple, effective foam rolling moves from celebrity trainer and rolling advocate Ashley Borden.

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Yo-yo dieting dangerous even if you're not overweight

Repeatedly losing and regaining weight, known as weight cycling or yo-yo dieting, may increase the risk of death from heart disease among postmenopausal women who were of normal weight at the start of the study.

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Winter conception increases mothers' diabetes risk

Women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both child and mother, new research concludes.

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FTC Issues Enforcement Policy Statement Regarding Marketing Claims for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Drugs

FTC announces new enforcement policy statement on over-the-counter homeopathic products.



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A 15-Minute Calorie-Crushing Treadmill Workout

Get your heart pumping with intervals that don't mess around in this tough 15-minute treadmill workout.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Microbes in your gut influence age-related macular degeneration

Bacteria in your intestines may play an important role in determining if you will develop blinding wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

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A rising tide of heart attacks followed Hurricane Katrina

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, hospital admissions for heart attacks in the city were three times higher than they were before the storm, according to new research.

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22 Gifts For The Runner In Your Life In 2016

Here are the perfect gifts for runners 2016—these fun, functional picks will make every mile even better.

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Scientists uncover genetic evidence that 'we are what we eat'

Researchers have demonstrated that the diets of organisms can affect the DNA sequences of their genes.

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Following a healthy lifestyle can greatly reduce genetic heart attack risk

It is well known that following a healthy lifestyle -- not smoking, avoiding excess weight and getting regular exercise -- can reduce the risk of heart disease. But what about people who have inherited gene variants known to increase risk? A study has found that, even among those at high genetic risk, following a healthy lifestyle can cut in half the probability of a heart attack or similar event.

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Too much fatty food could set children up for mental problems: Study in mice

Chances are that children who eat excessive amounts of fatty foods will not only become obese, but will develop cognitive and psychiatric problems when they are older, a study in mice suggests. This is because, according to a recent study, diets rich in fat deplete the levels of a key protein known to help synapses in the brain to work properly. In turn, this leads to a dip in several forms of cognitive functions, such as behavioral flexibility and memory.

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FTC Wins Summary Judgment against Pitchman of Deceptive Green Coffee Weight-Loss Ads; $30 Million Judgment Entered

U.S. district court judge issues summary decision and judgment against deceptive marketing claims for Pure Green Coffee.



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10 Fitness Gift Ideas To Get Your Workout Buddy

These fitness gift ideas are perfect for your favorite fit friend. Bring your A game to gift giving with these finds.

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What Women Should Know About Essure Permanent Birth Control

Women should carefully consider the benefits and risks associated with permanent birth control devices, like the FDA-approved Essure device, along with other birth control options.

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A Quick 5-Move Total-Body Workout Routine

This total-body workout will work your arms, butt, and core without requiring a lot of time or equipment.

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Sign Up NOW For Our January New Year's Fitness Challenge!

We’re all starting together January 2nd. Don't miss out!

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That Moment When: Christmas Abbott

Christmas Abbott's incredible fitness journey began in war-torn Iraq.

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Companies pushing 'toddler milk' need oversight, experts warn

Liquid-based nutritional supplements, originally formulated for malnourished or undernourished children, need more regulatory oversight as they are increasingly marketed to promote growth in children generally, warn researchers.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Children born by Cesarean section may have a greater risk of obesity

Children delivered by Cesarean section may have an increased risk for obesity compared to children born vaginally, according to new research.

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Mostly meat, high protein diet linked to heart failure in older women

Women over the age of 50 who follow a high-protein diet could be at higher risk for heart failure, especially if much of their protein comes from meat, according to preliminary research.

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Immune system uses gut bacteria to control glucose metabolism

Researchers have discovered an important link between the immune system, gut bacteria and glucose metabolism -- a "cross-talk" and interaction that can lead to type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome when not functioning correctly.

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26 Gift Ideas For The Girl Who Lives in Athleisure

These 2016 fitness gift ideas are perfect for any athleisure-loving, barre-hopping friend on your holiday shopping list.

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Inherited taste perceptions may explain why some people eat too much salt

People with enhanced bitter taste perception are almost twice as likely to consume too much sodium as people with less acute tasting ability. Those with gene variations that allow them to taste bitter more intensely may also taste salt more intensely and enjoy it more, leading to increased sodium intake, researchers said.

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Kayaking Through Cancer

Five charities are using physical activity to help people through hardship. Here's how you can get involved.

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10 Total-Body 10 Minute Workouts For When You Need To #GetItDone

For days when an hour-long workout is just not happening, sweat it out with one of these 10 minute workouts.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Best Workout Class For Your Zodiac Sign

Find the best workout class for your zodiac sign by checking out the helpful compatibility list below. Then give the new workout a try.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Odds of having asthma 53 percent higher in food deserts

Living in a food desert – an urban area where it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food – means you’re at increased risk to have asthma. Children who were studied who did not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables had higher rates of asthma than children who did have access.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Skipping breakfast and not enough sleep can make children overweight

Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese, report investigators.

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Victims of childhood bullying more likely to be overweight as young adults

Children who are bullied in primary and secondary school are nearly twice as likely to be overweight at the age of 18 than non-bullied children, according to a new study.

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2 Workout Tricks That Keep Shay Mitchell In Incredible Shape

Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell shares her workout tricks for staying fit, healthy, and strong.

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Melissa Jhunja Uses Yoga To Help Survivors Of Domestic Violence

"This is a place where they start to heal and move forward."

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Why It’s So Hard—And Sometimes Impossible—To Get Six-Pack Abs

Not having a six-pack doesn’t mean your core isn’t strong AF.

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Here's How To Do The Donkey Kick Exercise For Your Abs

Donkey kick exercises are an amazing way to work your core, and they can help you finally nail that yoga handstand.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pain is not just a matter of nerves

The sensation of pain occurs when neural pathways conduct excitation generated by tissue damage to the spinal cord, where the nociceptive information is extensively pre-processed. From there, the information is transmitted to the human brain, where the sensation of "pain" is finally created. This is the general belief. However, researchers have now discovered that pain is not just a matter of nerves but that non-neuronal cells, the glial cells, are also involved in clinically relevant pain models and their activation is sufficient to amplify pain.

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20 Motivational Fitness Gifts Made For Instagram 2016

These 2016 fitness gifts are perfect for any Insta-loving, motivation-seeking gym rat on your list—plus, they're all under $60.

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Do This 10-Minute Butt And Abs Workout At Home

This butt and abs workout incorporates exercises that work both your glutes and your core—two burns, one stone.

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Ton Shen Health Recalls Life Rising Brand “Side Head Regulator TT Tablet” Because of Possible Health Risk for Children Under the Age of 18

Ton Shen Health of Chicago, IL, recalls its Life Rising brand “Side Head Regulator TT” Tablets because of elevated levels of lead.



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Cochlear Implants: A Different Kind of 'Hearing'

What are cochlear implants? Who uses them? How do they work?

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5 tips for winter running

Article Nov 10, 2016

Check out these top tips to keep your running on track through the cold snap.



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Regular intake of sugary beverages, but not diet soda, is associated with prediabetes

Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, but not diet soda, is associated with increased risk of prediabetes and increased insulin resistance, an epidemiological analysis of data from 1,685 adult Americans finds.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Shorter sleep linked to sugar-sweetened drink consumption

Treating sleep deprivation could potentially help reduce sugar intake, a new study suggests. People who sleep five or fewer hours a night are likely to also drink significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, such as sodas and energy drinks, researchers found.

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Giving more pregnant women common thyroid medicine may reduce risk of complications

Extending the number of pregnant women given the common drug levothyroxine to boost thyroid hormone levels may lead to a reduced number of stillbirths, early caesarean sections and low-weight babies, according to a new study.

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21 Healthy Gift Ideas For The Wellness Guru In Your Life

Thoughtful presents for their mind, body, and soul.

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Here’s Exactly How To Superset Exercises At The Gym

Your guide to supersetting, compound setting, and circuit training—and how to figure out which is right for you.

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Excessive BMI increase during puberty identified as a new risk factor for mortality due to cardiovascular disease

Boys with a large increase in body mass index (BMI) during puberty are at increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease later in life. There is no corresponding risk among boys overweight when younger and who have normal weight during adolescence, according to a study.

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The Abs Workout That'll Make You A Better Runner

This no-equipment abs workout may not be what you'd expect for a running routine, but you'll definitely feel the benefits.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Abigail Lanier Is Losing Her Eyesight—And Does Triathlons

"I remember feeling like I had been missing out on something up until then."

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Supplemental, nutrient-enriched donor milk does not improve neurodevelopment in very low-birth-weight infants

Among very low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants, the use of supplemental donor milk compared with formula did not improve neurodevelopment at 18 months, according to a study.

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Gestational age may impact academic performance

A new study indicates that being born either too early or too late may have a long-term effect on children's academic performance.

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How important is the gut microbiome? It may depend on your genetics

Investigators are shedding light on how the success of such microbiome treatments may be affected by genetics of the individual or animal being treated.

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Beware of Illegally Marketed Diabetes Treatments

Consumers with diabetes risk serious health complications by choosing illegally marketed diabetes products, which also may be dangerous in and of themselves. Learn about the unapproved products flooding the marketplace and what FDA is doing to counter diabetes products that violate federal law.

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Do This Stretching Routine After A Cardio Workout For Better Flexibility

The five moves in this ultimate stretching routine will help improve your flexibility and range of motion.

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Researchers may have found how high-protein diets cause weight loss

A common end-product of digested protein – phenylalanine – triggers hormones that make rodents feel less hungry and leads to weight loss, according to a new study. A better understanding of the mechanism by which protein diets cause weight loss could lead to the development of drugs and diets that tackle the growing obesity epidemic.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Model Candice Huffine: Running Is For Women Of Every Size

The plus-size model graced a cover of Women's Running.

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Twenty percent of children with Celiac disease do not heal on a gluten-free diet

Even after a year on a gluten-free diet, nearly 20 percent of children with celiac disease continue to have intestinal abnormalities (enteropathy) on repeat biopsies, reports a study.

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Adult weight gain could increase cancer risk

Substantial weight gain over many years increases the risk of obesity-related cancers in men by 50 per cent and in women by almost 20 per cent, according to new research.

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Maternal B12 deficiency may increase child's risk of type-2 diabetes

B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to metabolic problems such as type-2 diabetes, according to research. These findings could lead to a review of current vitamin B12 requirements for pregnant women, whether through an improved diet or supplements.

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Drug shows promise for preventing pre-term birth

A drug that is showing some early promise in efforts to prevent pre-term birth has been successfully tested by a team of investigators.

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Kate Upton Basically Stays Fit By Lifting Really Heavy Things

Fitness experts are all for it. Here, they explain the concept behind "progressive overload," or making sure your workouts are getting harder and harder.

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The Ultimate Hiking And Camping 2016 Gift Guide For Weekend Explorers

These fun, functional hiking and camping gifts are perfect for the most outdoorsy people on your list in 2016.

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

New study shows balloon in a capsule helps patients lose nearly twice as much weight than diet, exercise and lifestyle therapy alone

Patients with obesity who swallowed gas-filled balloon capsules designed to help them eat less, lost 1.9 times more weight than patients who relied on diet, exercise and lifestyle therapy alone, according to new research.

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