Maintaining a Healthy Weight
reaching goal weight

At Your Goal Weight? Great! Now What?

You cleaned up your diet, stepped up your exercise routine and ditched destructive lifestyle habits. And you lost the weight! Trouble is, when the number on the scale hits your projected goal weight, you may find your motivation waning – and vices like soda and fries calling your name. The …

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight
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6 Tips for Dining Out Healthfully

Whether you’re enjoying a business lunch, eating dinner with a special someone or zipping through the fast food line to ensure the kids get fed before bed, dining out is as American as apple pie. Unfortunately, most restaurant dining presents a major challenge for anyone who is trying to slim down …

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National Diabetes Month

Coping with a Diabetes Diagnosis

A diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t guarantee a lifetime of painful injections or that you’ll never eat ice cream again. Rather, it’s a wake up call to ditch destructive lifestyle habits. When you have diabetes, sugar from food (a.k.a., glucose) that should be shuttled to the cells …

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Weight Management

Sleep Your Way to Weight Loss

Trying to lose weight? You might be able to do it in your sleep. According to Philip Cheng, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and research scientist at the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at Henry Ford Health System, there is a direct link between too little or too much sleep and issues …

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Weight Management

Fasting: The Truth Behind the Latest Health Craze

A growing number of celebrities and even health authorities claim fasting (or steering clear of food) on alternate days or for specific periods of time can help cleanse the body of toxins, stave off weight gain, even prevent diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes. And while, eating 3 big meals …

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Weight Management

The Big Benefits of Moderate Weight Loss

It’s no secret that maintaining a healthy weight—and shedding excess pounds—is good for you. But now a growing body of evidence suggests that you don’t have to reach your goal weight to experience health benefits. If you’re overweight or obese, even modest weight loss can lower your risk of conditions …

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Weight Management
beer belly

7 Tips to Banish Belly Fat (and Why It Matters)

While packing extra pounds increases your risk for countless diseases, new research suggests that where you carry the extra baggage is actually more important than the number on the scale. Beer belly, we’re talking to you! Turns out, an un-whittled middle poses a major health threat. Unlike the flab you …

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Raising Healthy Teens
teen obesity

Teen Obesity: 5 Tips to Encourage Healthy Choices

It’s no secret that teens have a tendency to overeat, particularly when pizza, chips and other tasty snacks are on the plate. Add to that their increasingly tech-driven existence—iPhones, video games and the old-fashioned tube—and putting on extra pounds is becoming all too easy for teens, even with their relatively …

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Dieting Fads
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Detox Diets: Separating Fact from Fiction

Whether they call it “a detox,” “juicing” or “the master cleanse,” countless Hollywood A-listers are crediting a form of fasting for their flawless skin and fabulous figures. While the specifics vary, most detox plans tend to be very low in calories, hovering around 1,000 daily. That’s more than 1,000 calories …

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Getting Fit

An Athletic Trainer’s Guide to the Best Fitness Apps

Health authorities, researchers, even the general public consistently point to technology as the reason behind our increasingly inactive society. Now, a growing number of health and fitness apps are turning that conventional wisdom on its head. In fact, the latest data suggests that smart phone technology actually acts as an …

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