Are You Running Yourself To Death?

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Running has always been associated with a slew of health benefits, but a new study suggests that excessive running can lead to earlier deaths. In a recent survey, researchers found that people who participate in high amounts of running tend to have shorter lifespans than moderate runners or even those who don’t run at all. The study, called […]

Are Pilates Right For You?

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Pilates is a great form of exercise that uses both the natural resistance of your body and a pilates reformer depending on where you are doing it. It can also be conveniently modified to for practice in your own home on a mat if you can’t get to classes. Pilates differs from yoga so don’t […]

Why You Should Eat Slower

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Eating slower can both help you reduce the amount of food you are eating and also improve your digestion. When you eat too fast your body doesn’t have the time to send you a signal that it’s getting full until you are already full and it’s too late. When you eat more slowly you can […]

Is Weight Gain With Age Inevitable?

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It is often the case that when its comes to optimal health it is the younger generation that seems to rule the roost. This is no big surprise as you turn on the television, flip through a magazine or drive past a billboard and witness six-packed he-men and tight shapely women happily playing volleyball or […]

Phytophanere by Phyto Review

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Healthy skin, nails and hair are certainly three of the most sought after desires of women seeking to look their best. Phytophanere, a dietary supplement manufactured by Phyto, claims to be able to provide individuals with the natural antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids that the body needs in order to keep skin looking radiant, nails […]

Urban Legend Is True: Redheads Feel More Pain

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Redheads have always had a reputation for having fiery personalities, but a new research paper published in the Journal of American Dentistry suggests that people with red hair actually have lower thresholds of pain than those with brown, black, or blonde hair. The study found that those who possessed the red hair mutation were more […]

How Your Mother’s Health Still Affects Yours

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Humans have long understood that a pregnant mother’s health can have a dramatic impact on the health of her offspring later in life. What we haven’t understood is exactly how or why these things happen. Two recent studies have shown a link between mothers and mental health problems in their offspring. Children of mothers who […]

Hurting Your Heart: Five Ways You’re Harming Your Most Vital Organ

Did you know that Heart Disease — not breast cancer — is the number one cause of death in women worldwide? That’s an alarming piece of information. In fact, it’s even more upsetting that we inadvertently do things that harm our heart every day. It’s the nucleus of the body, and we do everything we can to […]

Food for Thought: The Tricky Eats That Keep You Hungry

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We’ve learned that certain foods keep us full longer because they’re full of healthful properties (like fiber) that trick the stomach into thinking it’s more full than it is. Ah, a wonderful illusion, indeed. But what about the foods that we consume mindlessly? One or two might not yield any real damage, but, c’mon, we’re […]

Five Healthy Dessert Alternatives

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We’re all interested in living a healthy lifestyle. Exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy diet are two things we should all be practicing, but what about those of us who have an insatiable sweet tooth? At the end of a long day, I like to indulge in dessert, but hate the fact that most are […]