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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Healthy Eating
guilt-free pies

How To Dish Up Delicious Pie with Less Guilt

Nothing is more American than pie, but unfortunately, this year-round classic can be a dietary disaster. With buttery crust, sugary fillings and whipped or frozen toppings, a single slice can weigh in at over 1,000 calories. Trouble is, making a healthier pie isn’t a piece of cake (pun intended). “Piecrust …

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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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Healthy Eating
diets

The Dish on Diets: How 4 Popular Plans Measure Up

With a third of U.S. adults aged 20 and over who are overweight and another third who are obese, it’s clear people need more guidance about which diets work and which don’t. Sure, you may be tempted by plans promising to make you slim and trim in less than two …

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Dieting Fads
detox diets

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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Healthy Eating
health food trend

What’s the Next Big Health Food Trend?

Will 2016 be the year foods like quinoa and kale move from lead actors in the healthy eating scene to more supporting roles? Only consumers’ eating habits will tell for sure. In the meantime, a crop of highly nutritious foods and eating-for-wellness health food trends are entering the picture, landing …

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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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Fitness Tips

Fitness Face-Off: Cardio vs. Strength Training

Gym rats have been duking it out for decades over which is best: cardio or strength training. But whether you want to build muscle, ditch fat or enhance your cardiovascular fitness (or a combination of all three!), the healthiest approach is to do both—sometimes even within the same workout. But …

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