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Sugar Intake Recommendations Should Be Dropped

Sugar Intake Recommendations Should Be Dropped

on September 25, 2014, 10:59 AM

According to researchers, the sugar intake recommendations should be lowered by half. The study was conducted at University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and recommends that the World Health Organization drop the suggestion that a person’s maximum sugar calorie intake should make up only…

Salad Bar Meals: How to Make Them Healthy

Salad Bar Meals: How to Make Them Healthy

on September 25, 2014, 9:40 AM

Most people assume that eating a meal put together from the salad bar is a healthy choice, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, some ingredients can make an otherwise healthy salad weigh in with more calories than the average fast food meal. Fortunately, it isn’t too…

An Apple a Day Really Can Keep the Doctor Away

An Apple a Day Really Can Keep the Doctor Away

on September 23, 2014, 1:00 AM

You have probably heard the saying, ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away,’ which may have come from your mother, and she may be right about that. Eating apples have many health benefits that are good for you and your family. With autumn rolling in, this tasty fruit is…

Cutting Out Dairy Foods: What You Need to Know

Cutting Out Dairy Foods: What You Need to Know

on September 22, 2014, 5:15 PM

Many people make the decision that cutting out dairy foods is right for them, but it pays to understand the consequences first. There are many pros and cons that go along with making the choice to eliminate an entire food group. That’s why it’s so important to understand the positive…

Artificial sweeteners May Lead to Diabetes, Says Recent Study

Artificial sweeteners May Lead to Diabetes, Says Recent Study

on September 19, 2014, 1:51 PM

Artificial sweeteners have become the go-to option in place of regular sugar. Switching to diet soda and reaching for that little pink packet used to be seen as the healthier choice. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case these days as they have become quite controversial. A brand new…

The CDC Says That Abdominal Obesity is Dangerously Increasing

The CDC Says That Abdominal Obesity is Dangerously Increasing

on September 18, 2014, 9:19 AM

Abdominal obesity is becoming a growing problem in the U.S.; literally. A new study that was just published on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association has shown that American waistlines are expanding rapidly, which is wreaking havoc on their health as well. This is not anything new…

Subway Yoga is a New Workout Trend

Subway Yoga is a New Workout Trend

on September 17, 2014, 12:00 PM

It’s well known that the subway is a place to see all kinds of people, but a new workout trend has subway yoga topping the list of strange sights. Yogis have been spotted doing moves on their mats as well as using the seats and poles to twist into their…

Fitness and Health Benefits of Belly Dancing

Fitness and Health Benefits of Belly Dancing

on September 11, 2014, 9:11 PM

Have you ever thought of taking up belly dancing? This Middle Eastern dance is not only fun, but it is an excellent way to get some extra exercise and to burn those calories. The hip movements, when learned to do correctly, have many health benefits as another option to stay…

New Diet Drug Has Been Approved by FDA in Fight Against Obesity

New Diet Drug Has Been Approved by FDA in Fight Against Obesity

on September 11, 2014, 11:11 AM

A new diet drug has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. Contrave is made by Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. and is for obese and overweight people who also are suffering from issues related to their weight, such as diabetes or cardiovascular problems. This is the third…