‘Fitcations’ Are a Great Way to Shape Up

From a three-day bike race to raise awareness of a charitable cause, to adventure travel abroad, you can take exercise to a brand new level…

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Diet Tips That Go Beyond Calorie Cutting

Calories in must be less than calories out — that’s the basic rule of dieting. But there’s more to losing weight because more than hunger…

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Hey Home Exercisers, Sometimes Gym Classes Offer Added Benefits

There’s nothing like the convenience of working out at home or going for a walk on your schedule. But taking classes at a gym or…

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Breast Cancer Screening Just May Save Your Life

Breast cancer screening is the most reliable way to detect the disease when it’s at an early stage and is most treatable, experts advise. “Today,…

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Why Printed Calorie Counts at Restaurants Are Important

May 7, 2018 marked a milestone for public health in the United States. It’s the date that mandatory nutrition and calorie information took effect for…

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Tips for Enhancing the Spa Experience

While a weekend (or longer) retreat can be very rejuvenating, day spas have made it possible for almost everyone to enjoy a short escape from…

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3 Ways to Tame Food Temptations

Losing weight often comes down to changing the patterns and habits that led to overeating. And that usually takes self-control, or the ability to resist…

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Thinking of Others Makes Healthy Choices Easier

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018Reminding people to eat less or exercise usually gets their back up. That’s one reason why public health messages fall on deaf…

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Short Bout of Exercise Might Boost Your Memory

Just a little bit of light exercise can immediately improve a person’s memory, new Japanese research suggests. How little? The small study involved 36 healthy…

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Don’t Pop That Pimple, Expert Says

It may be tempting to squeeze a large pimple, but doing so could make the zit worse, skin doctors say. Up to 50 million Americans…

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Parents Blame Smartphones, Tablets for Teens’ Sleep Troubles

Many American teens are sleep-deprived, and parents blame their attachment to electronics, new survey results show. Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a national…

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Slaying the Couch-Potato Mindset

There’s no shortage of creative excuses people come up with to stay stuck on the sofa, but three of them top the list. Here’s how…

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