Tag Archives: weight loss

  • December 22, 2015

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    Are Avocados Good for You?

    Avocados are high in fiber and rich in healthy monounsaturated fats. They also contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients, among them the antioxidant vitamins C and E; vitamin K, which appears to preserve bone health in older people; potassium, which m

  • November 17, 2015

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    Dietary Supplements Lead to 20,000 E.R. Visits Yearly

    A large new study by the federal government found that injuries caused by dietary supplements lead to more than 20,000 emergency room visits a year, many involving young adults with cardiovascular problems after taking supplements marketed for weight loss and energy enhanc

  • November 17, 2015

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    Poor Sleep May Spur College Weight Gain?

    As the first semester of the school year reaches the halfway mark, countless college freshmen are becoming aware that their clothes are feeling rather snug.


    While the so-called freshman 15 may be hyperbole, studies confirm that many st

  • November 17, 2015

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    Assessing the Fitness of Wearable Tech

    Like many people who grew up long before personal computers and cellphones became ubiquitous, I’ve never tried a fitness tracker. I already know I walk about five miles a day, in addition to my daily swim. My weight is stable within a range of two pounds. I prefer to rem

  • November 17, 2015

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    Five Ways Your Smartphone Can Help Your Health

    A doctor friend once told me the best thing I could do for my health was to turn off my cellphone. But that was before smartphone makers began building health and safety features into their phones. Here are five healthful tricks your phone can do.

    (NYTimes.com, by Jennifer Jolly)

  • November 10, 2015

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    How Salad Can Make Us Fat …

    WHEN marketing researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School rigged shopping carts at a major East Coast supermarket with motion-tracking radio-frequency tags, they unwittingly stumbled on a metaphor for our path through the aisles of life.
    Route data from more than 1,000 s

  • October 13, 2015

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    A Long Walk or a Short Stair Climb?

    In the broadest terms, there is no wrong selection here, since both walking — even a few hundred steps — and climbing the stairs are better for your health than avoiding physical activity altogether.


    But if you want to get picky ab

  • October 13, 2015

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    Weight Gain Possibly Tied to Later Bedtimes

    There may be a link between later bedtimes and weight gain, new research suggests.


    Researchers studied 3,342 adolescents starting in 1996, following them through 2009. At three points over the years, all reported their normal bedtimes,

  • October 7, 2015

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    Homing In on the Source of Runner’s High

    We’ve probably all heard someone exclaim, “Ah, my endorphins are kicking in!” at the end of a good run. Endorphins are famous for supposedly producing “runner’s high,” that fleeting sense of calm and euphoria that engulfs many of us after a satisfying workout.<

  • September 29, 2015

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    It’s My Nervous System That’s Lazy

    The human nervous system ensures that the body reserves its energy and expends as few calories as possible with every movement. Now, a new study reports that the nervous system performs this