Healthy Behaviors

How to Make Your Summer BBQ a Bit Healthier

Planning a big bash for the Labor Day weekend? Fox News has some tips on how to serve up delicious dishes at your summer barbecue without busting your diet, including: grill leaner pork or chicken rather than fat-marbled beef make your own spice mixes and marinades so that you can control the ingredients graze on […]

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Eat Tomatoes for Prostate Health

Eating 10 or more servings of tomatoes each week could reduce risk of prostate cancer by 18 percent among men, according to a new study. Fox News reported Aug. 27 that British researchers drew their conclusions from a comparison of men ages 50-65 with prostate cancer and those who were cancer-free. The reasons for the […]

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Late Bell: Docs Want Kids to Start School Later

Middle- and high-school students should not start school any earlier than 8:30 a.m., according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Shifting to a late school schedule would allow students to get the sleep they need, which in turn would help prevent obesity, depression, and car crashes and result in better school performance, the pediatricians’ group […]

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How to Get Potassium Without the Bananas

Bananas tend to be the go-to food for getting enough potassium in your diet — a banana contains 422 mg of potassium — but there are other common foods that contain even more of the healthful mineral, Details reported Aug. 21. For more potassium in your diet, try eating: avocados: 708 mg of potassium per […]

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Lower Your Heart Disease Risk in Five Steps

Research suggests that you can reduce your risk of heart disease 85 percent by undertaking a handful of positive life changes, WZZM reported Aug. 13. To slash your risk of heart attack and stroke: Don’t smoke Drink at least half a glass of wine every day Maintain a healthy weight, within five to 10 pounds […]

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Far Fewer Teens Using Sunscreen

The use of sunscreen by American teenagers has dropped off significantly in recent years, despite educational efforts and annual increases in skin-cancer rates. Reuters reported Aug. 21 that just 56.1 percent of high-school students reported using sunscreen in 2011, down from 67.7 percent in 2001. During that time span, the rate of melanoma — the […]

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Fill Up on These Protein Rich Snacks

Want a snack that’s filling as well as nutritious and delicious? Try one of these treats recommended by Fox News nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot: beef or turkey jerky: has  70 calories and provides 11 grams of filling protein pumpkin seeds: 8 grams of protein plus lots of fiber deli roll-ups made with lean roast beef, white-meat chicken, or […]

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How Fitness Can Save You Money

We often think of fitness in terms of what it costs to achieve — gym memberships, sports equipment, etc. But did you know that getting in shape can save you money, too? In addition to spending less on excess food, NerdWallet reports that losing weight and getting fit can fatten your wallet by: cutting your […]

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Back to School Doesn’t Have to Mean Packing on Pounds

Facts don’t support the belief that most college students gain a lot of weight at school — the so-called “Freshman 15” — but students do need to be mindful of their diet and exercise habits if they want to maintain a healthy weight. Today reported Aug. 13 that the average weight gain for college freshmen […]

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Eat What’s in Season Now

Consumers are used to supermarkets full of produce shipper from around the world, but for good health you should try to eat what’s fresh, locally grown, and in season. Fox News reported Aug. 13 that eating local benefits include: good hydration from eating water-filled fruit and vegetables during the summer better flavor in fresh food […]

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