Staying Active
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A Parent’s Guide to Making Time for Fitness

Sticking to an exercise program can be challenging under the best of circumstances. But add a house full of children to the mix — each with their own demands and up-to-the-minute requirements — and squeezing in a workout can seem impossible. After all, how can you find time to exercise …

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Healthy Eating
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DIY Spice Mixes

Healthy cooking does not mean that the food you’re eating needs to be bland. In fact, you can amp up the flavor by increasing your use of herbs and spices while cutting the salt, sugar and fat. A bonus: Even small amounts of spices such as cinnamon, oregano, ginger, and …

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Getting Fit

7 Ways to Fit in Fitness at Work

Working 40 hours a week—or more—isn’t unusual. But being tied to your desk can have devastating health effects. In fact, a mounting body of research suggests that sitting for 7 to 8 hours a day increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and yes, early death—even among people who exercise …

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Fitness Tips
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Your First 5K: Training Tips for Beginning Runners

If you’ve been inactive for weeks, months, or maybe even your entire life, committing to run a 5K may seem like a pipe dream. But this news might help get you moving: Regular exercise not only improves emotional health and well-being, but the latest research suggests it can add years …

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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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Women's Health
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The Link Between Your Weight and Your Monthly Cycle

Obesity has been linked to everything from diabetes to heart disease. But few people know one of the most prominent risks of excess weight: Endometrial hyperplasia, a condition where the lining of the uterus becomes too thick. It’s not cancer, but in some cases, it can lead to cancer of …

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Healthy Eating
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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
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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
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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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