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Aerobic and Strength Training Good for Diabetes Control

Thursday, November 25, 2010 10:09 Comments Off on Aerobic and Strength Training Good for Diabetes Control

Diabetes is a pretty big deal — with rising obesity it has become the epidemic of this century. 23.6 million children and adults in the United States alone are affected (7.8% of the population). Add another 57 million (give or take) who have pre-diabetes, and we have a crisis on our hands that is projected to triple by 2050,…

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3 Ways to Avoid Overdoing it This Holiday Season

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 13:26 Comments Off on 3 Ways to Avoid Overdoing it This Holiday Season

Can a single meal trigger a heart attack? According to researchers, a huge meal similar to what many eat at Thanksgiving or Christmas, can actually set the stage for a heart attack, in those at risk for heart disease. The study of 1,986 heart attack patients in 2000, suggested that an unusually large meal quadrupled the chance of having…

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Poll: Are You Blind To Your True Weight?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 22:01 Comments Off on Poll: Are You Blind To Your True Weight?

The mystery of why some obese people think that they look good in Lycra has been solved. Usually a distorted body image is discussed in regards to skinny people who think they are fat. However, a new study reveals that this works the other way too, as many obese women see themselves as not overweight….

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What Are You Doing to Get Through the 2010 Holidays Unscathed? [Forum]

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 11:24 Comments Off on What Are You Doing to Get Through the 2010 Holidays Unscathed? [Forum]

Forum Post: It’s that time of the year. Starting off this week with a BIG meal for Thanksgiving. What plans have you in place to make sure that your first New Year’s resolution doesn’t involve weight loss? Now’s the time to be…

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Diabetes to Triple in the U.S. by 2050

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10:09 Comments Off on Diabetes to Triple in the U.S. by 2050

America, “land of the free” – yeah, free to eat whatever we want, which isn’t exactly doing us any favors. Obesity epidemic, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes… lots of diabetes. And if we don’t kick our unhealthy habits, it’s going to get a lot worse. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn if we…

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Wendy’s Introduce "Gourmet" Fries

Monday, November 22, 2010 12:04 Comments Off on Wendy’s Introduce "Gourmet" Fries

In an attempt to capture a new segment of the market, Wendy’s has introduced a new take on fast-food: “natural-cut fries with sea salt.” You can imagine the same wording on a fancy restaurant menu. The fries even sound healthy. But are they? Sadly, no. Wendy’s new fries contain considerably more sodium and slightly more calories than the standard…

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Link Time! The #1 Diet Tool, Top Diet Scams and More

Monday, November 22, 2010 10:15 Comments Off on Link Time! The #1 Diet Tool, Top Diet Scams and More

Throw away the motivational post its, use the elliptical as a coat rack because the number one weight loss tool has been revealed. ThatsFit.com explains a recent study that showed food journaling to be the most effective dieting tool. How many calories does writing burn anyway?…

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Need to Lose 10 Pounds [Forum]

Monday, November 22, 2010 10:03 Comments Off on Need to Lose 10 Pounds [Forum]

Forum Post: Hey everyone!! I really want to lose ten pounds to look and feel better but i am having a hard time getting motivated. I really only want the end results without having to do anything but i know that won’t…

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Sugary Drinks Raise Gout Risk

Sunday, November 21, 2010 10:04 Comments Off on Sugary Drinks Raise Gout Risk

Before you have a Coke and a smile, consider this. That sugary-sweet beverage may increase your risk of a painful inflammatory condition called gout. If you’re a Howard Stern fan, you’ll remember show hillbilly and drunk, Richard “Its My Favorite” Christy, got gout and he could barely put weight on his smelly foot. And a new study has found…

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Cheerios Commercial In The Middle Of a Soap Opera

Saturday, November 20, 2010 10:09 Comments Off on Cheerios Commercial In The Middle Of a Soap Opera

I don’t like marketing. Mind you, I have a degree in it, so I understand the beast. But I still don’t like it. Advertising techniques are either deceptive cons or ridiculous mini-movies that have little to do with the product being sold. …

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