“Spring into Shape” Before Summer

The winter holidays have passed, the weather is warming up and outdoor activity has become convenient and enjoyable once again. Spring is officially in the air – which means the summer swimsuit season is just around the corner. To prepare for the return to a slimmer wardrobe, consider adopting healthy...

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Eat Lighter and Get Moving in 2013

Are your clothes already feeling a bit snug from all the holiday food and drinks you enjoyed at the end of 2012? Don't panic: you can turn it all around starting today! Here are some tips to make 2013 your year of healthy lifestyle changes: Leftovers need to go. Any holiday...

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Walking More Daily Can Help Ward Off Diabetes

According to research recently published in the British Medical Journal, simply taking more steps every day not only helps ward off obesity but also reduces the risk of diabetes. While several studies have shown that physical activity reduces body mass index and insulin resistance - an early stage in the...

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Exercise cuts genetic obesity risk 40 percent, variant...

A new study shows that physical exercise can reduce a genetic predisposition to obesity by an average of 40 percent. The study, recently published in the Public Library of American Science Medicine journal, is based on examination of more than 20,000 British people. The research challenges the notion that an...

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Surgeon General’s Report: Sedentary Lifestyle Hazardous to Your...

The Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health has made one thing perfectly clear: a sedentary lifestyle is damaging the health of Americans and bears responsibility for the growing obesity problem in this country. The report's primary message is that Americans can substantially improve their health and quality of life...

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Start Exercising!

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) provides information about safe and effective physical activity. Here are their answers to some frequently asked questions: Will Exercise Help Me Live Longer? Yes. Moderate exercise can help improve digestion and sleep, reduce stress, provide endurance and help manage lower back pain, arthritis and...

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