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The Difference a Personal Trainer Can Make

Yes, it is true. In fact, new research supports the benefits of hiring a qualified personal trainer to help you attain your fitness goals. In addition to keeping track of your workouts and charting your progress, trainers provide spotting assistance and advice to participants to make sure…

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People with Osteoporosis Must Exercise Carefully

Osteopenia is clinically defined as a bone mineral density of between 1.0 and 2.4 with a standard deviation below normal values. Osteoporosis is defined as having a bone mineral density of 2.5 or greater with a standard deviation below normal values. While your doctor can address the…

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What are the health benefits of green tea?

Green tea contains a high amount of a phytochemical called EGCG, which has been shown to be a powerful antioxidant. Polyphenols are also antioxidants found in green tea. Antioxidants can help protect blood vessels from damage that could promote hardening of the arteries. Also, the…

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Office Food and Bacteria Go Hand-in-Hand

The average office refrigerator is cleaned out only once every 6 weeks. Don’t wait for the office clean up crew; discard leftovers in 3-5 days. If you have packed perishable foods such as meat, cheese, sandwiches, or salads don’t let more than 2 hours go between the times you prepared the…

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Artificial Sweeteners and Children—A Problem or Solution?

The American Dietetic Association stresses that both nutritive (fructose, sucrose) and non-nutritive (aspartame, sucralose) sweeteners may be safely enjoyed as part of a balanced diet based on the USDA dietary guidelines. The current acceptable daily intake per the USDA is 50 mg/kg of body…

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Salt Reduction Means Lower Blood Pressure

Decreasing salt intake is a good start to helping fight hypertension, or high blood pressure. This can be a difficult process if you are used to using table salt and eating a lot of high sodium foods. If this seems too hard at first, try adding a dash of salt in the kitchen, but keep the…

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Limit your Sugar for Better Health

Carbohydrates, including sugars, are your body’s main source of energy. Two forms of sugar can be found in some of the foods that we consume. There are naturally occurring sugars in dairy products and fruit and then there are added sugars that you may see in the ingredients list (white,…

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Healthy Meat Substitutes Are Easy To Find

If it is a “vegetarian” lifestyle that you are working towards, you will need to give up all meat, fish, and poultry. True “vegans” are vegetarians who abstain from eating or using all animal products, including milk and milk products, eggs, leather, silk or wool. First decide which type…

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What are some good sources of calcium?

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. It receives much emphasis because an intake early in life builds a healthy skeleton and minimizes bone loss later in life. Ninety nine percent of body calcium is found in bone. In addition to bone function, calcium serves as essential…

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The Prominent Pomegranate—Is it Really Good For You?

The name “pomegranate” derives from Latin pomum ( “apple” ) and granatus ( “seeded” ). One pomegranate delivers 40% of an adult’s daily vitamin C requirement. It is also a rich source of Vitamins A and E, iron, folic acid and antioxidants. Pomegranate juice contains some of the highest…

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