Healthy Behaviors

How to Maintain Your Healthy Weight Loss

Keeping pounds off is harder than losing them initially; Fox News reported Oct. 2 on some strategies for maintaining your hard-earned slimmer physique, including: set realistic weight-loss goals that can be sustained over time — no more than 1-2 pounds weekly avoid alcohol, a hidden source of calories that also can disrupt sleep and slow […]

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How to Make Your Low-Carb Diet Work Better

Research suggests that people may lose more weight on a low-carb diet than a low-fat diet, but you still need to eat balanced meals, LiveScience reports. For better success on a low-carb diet: Beware of excluding certain foods from your plate. It’s fine to skip MSG or hydrogenated fats, for example, but your body still […]

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Spice Up Your Diet for Health

Chili peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, and cayenne not only add some zing to your food, they contain compounds like capsaicin that may improve your health as well. Fox News reports that the benefits of spicy food may include: weight loss due to increased metabolism lower levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol possible anti-cancer action lower blood pressure […]

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Snack Foods Often Replace Meals, Survey Finds

Almost half of people who responded to an international survey said they sometimes replace a meal with snacks, Today reported. The Neilsen survey included 30,000 people in 60 countries. Worldwide, people spent $374 billion on snack food last year, up 2 percent from the previous year The survey also found that: 91 percent of people […]

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Daily Fruit Can Reduce Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

Eat fruit every day and you could cut your risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 40 percent, WebMD reports. Chinese researchers who studied more than 450,000 people found that 18 percent of subjects ate fruit daily, while 6.3 percent never ate fruit. The rest fell somewhere in between. When researchers compared the fruit eaters […]

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Fermented Foods are ‘Superfoods’

Fermentation involves microorganisms partly digesting food, which in turn makes it easier for your digestion and may also improve your immunity. Health reported Oct. 16 that fermented foods that may be especially healthy for you include: miso: the darker, the better sourdough bread: low on glycemic index, too pickles: just make sure they are fermented, […]

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Why You Should Be Having More Sex

The upside of a healthy sex life goes beyond libido; not only does it feel good and make you feel good about yourself, but sexual activity can have some important health benefits, too, Health reported Sept. 2. Some sexy side-effects include: burning calories (and the longer you take, the more calories you burn!) helping you […]

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Try These Waistline Friendly Dips

Sour cream is the fattening heart of many chip and veggie dips, but yogurt and cottage cheese can also be used to make dips that are more of a healthy treat.   Fox News reports on five low-fat dip recipes you can plunge your chips or veggies into, including: greek yogurt dip made with vegetable […]

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Program Combines Movement and Conversation to Empower Girls

Girls on the Run is a nationwide program aimed at building physical fitness and self-esteem among young girls. Fox News reported June 18 that the 12-week program, now operating in 47 states, includes running games as well as group instruction and conversation around such topics as leadership skills and adopting healthy habits. More than 70,000 […]

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How to Raise Healthy Eaters

Serving more fruits and vegetables to you kids is a good start toward raising lifelong healthy eaters; here are some other tips from Fox News nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot: always serve a high-fiber and high-protein breakfast encourage food variety, with sweets seen as a treat, not a between-meal staple make healthy choices convenient — cut up […]

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