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Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia Drops 25 lbs by Losing "The Captain"

Friday, February 18, 2011 13:26 Comments Off on Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia Drops 25 lbs by Losing "The Captain"

The overpaid/underachieving Yankees may have some hope in actually cashing in on their exorbitant payroll with newly-svelte hurler CC Sabathia. His weight loss secret? Eschewing sugar-coated razor blades Cap n’ Crunch. As of last season, Sabathia was the biggest player in the majors at an imposing 6’7″ and 309 lbs. When Sabathia takes the mound this spring, however, he…

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Body By Design

Friday, February 18, 2011 10:03 Comments Off on Body By Design

Kris Gethin is the editor in chief of BodySpace, a huge strength and fitness focussed social networking site. His new book, “Body by Design,” encapsulates his practical experience over more than a decade as a personal trainer and fitness enthusiast. The book contains a 12-week fitness program based on Gethin’s experience, and that of thousands of BodySpace members who…

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Whole Grains Lead to Longer Life and Less Disease

Thursday, February 17, 2011 12:57 Comments Off on Whole Grains Lead to Longer Life and Less Disease

Consuming more whole grains reduces your risk of premature death, claims a new study. And, it’s fiber which makes the difference. Researchers explain that not only does fiber benefit the heart, helping to prevent heart attacks, but fiber from whole grains also lowers the risk of respiratory diseases, such as pneumonia and chronic bronchitis, and other infectious diseases….

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How Russell Lost 80 Pounds Using an Online Calculator

Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:07 Comments Off on How Russell Lost 80 Pounds Using an Online Calculator

Russell was aged 34 and weighed 268 pounds when he decided enough was enough. Over a year later (and sitting at 163 pounds) he shared his story with us and showed that you can change, and often without spending any money on fancy programs or diets. So how did it happen?…

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Four Weird Food Commercials

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:10 Comments Off on Four Weird Food Commercials

If you’re selling widgets, you could stand out on the sidewalk wearing a sandwich board, or you could throw a crystal ball at your boss’s crotch. Hey, whatever works! Sometimes nacho chips, beer for kids, soy sauce, and beer for adults, need to get a little nutty to move product. Sacrificing a little dignity never hurt anyone, right? Here…

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Poll: Glucose or Fructose?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 22:33 Comments Off on Poll: Glucose or Fructose?

There is much debate over whether or not the human body responds to fructose differently than it does glucose. Some even blame America’s obesity epidemic on the use of high fructose corn syrup in all kinds of products. Up until now most studies comparing the two sugars were performed on mice. Now a new study sheds some light on how…

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Don’t Be Tricked By Deceptive Food Marketing

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 13:59 Comments Off on Don’t Be Tricked By Deceptive Food Marketing

If you buy a lot of packaged foods, but don’t take much time to read the labels, chances are you’re being duped by some of these products. I recently came across a helpful video by Natural News TV, which does a pretty good job of exposing some of the practices of big companies like Kellogg and General Mills….

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Coca-Cola Sales Grow Worldwide

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 10:13 Comments Off on Coca-Cola Sales Grow Worldwide

Coca-Cola, the world’s number one soft drink maker, is reporting higher fourth quarter gains (the first time in over five years), despite the lingering global recession. Coke’s expansion into emerging markets is being credited for the increase. Pepsi, Coke’s biggest competitor, also experienced a small up-tick in sales. Troubling news, since the consumption of soft drinks and their popularity…

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Diet Soda Stroke Risk Study Slammed By Experts

Monday, February 14, 2011 14:15 Comments Off on Diet Soda Stroke Risk Study Slammed By Experts

It’s not been a good few days for diet sodas. A controversial study has suggested that they may increase stroke risk, and Pepsi has been coming under fire for their new slim-look diet can. The findings from the population-based study are clear – those who reported drinking diet soda daily were more likely to have a cardiovascular event (stroke…

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Link Time: Fast Food Reality, Jogging, and Fit Photo Challenge

Monday, February 14, 2011 10:02 Comments Off on Link Time: Fast Food Reality, Jogging, and Fit Photo Challenge

Fast food joints entice us with their ads showing scrumptious looking burgers and tacos. However, in reality their food looks nothing like their advertisements. Here’s a cool blog that has documented how fast food ads stack up to reality. I wonder why fast food companies aren’t charged with fraudulent advertising after viewing these pics….

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