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  1. How to Encourage Your Spouse to Exercise More

    How to Encourage Your Spouse to Exercise More

    Encouraging a spouse who is overweight to exercise or exercise more can be tricky business. If your spouse is particularly sensitive about his/her weight, then frame your encouragement around the fact that you want to spend more time together or spend time reconnecting if you two have grown apart. FIRST: Before starting any exercise program though, make sure your spouse...
  2. What Causes Weak Bones?

    What Causes Weak Bones?

    What Causes Weak Bones? One condition usually associated with having weak bones is osteoporosis. However, there is another closely related condition called osteopenia that affects about 50% of Americans over age 50. In both cases, the classic cause of each is a loss of bone density. If normal bone density, for your age, is at the top and osteoporosis the...
  3. Why Starving Yourself Doesn’t Work for Weight Loss

    Why Starving Yourself Doesn’t Work for Weight Loss

    The road to significant and prolonged weight loss is simple: create a calorie deficit by consuming far fewer calories than your body burns. The greater the calorie deficit, the more significant the drop in weight will be. It would, therefore, make sense that if you significantly or completely cut off your calorie consumption, you will be able to enjoy accelerated...
  4. 8 Healthier Holiday Foods That You Can Indulge in Guilt-Free

    8 Healthier Holiday Foods That You Can Indulge in Guilt-Free

    Most people don’t want to hear what they can’t eat during the festive holidays. But there some alternatives to the high-calorie comfort foods in a traditional holiday meal, that you can make that won’t leave you or your guests feeling guilty afterward, but still full and satisfied. In some cases, it is making a low calorie/low-fat substitution or two to...
  5. One Effective Way To Treat Muscle Strain

    One Effective Way To Treat Muscle Strain

    A muscle strain or ligament sprain is usually localized, with the pain lasting from a few days to several weeks. Apply cold packs to a strain. When you strain a ligament or a muscle, applying cold packs for the next 1 to 3 days is the best treatment. Don't use heat. Hot soaks or a heating pad may increase swelling...
  6. One Simple Thing That Can Increase Stroke Risk

    One Simple Thing That Can Increase Stroke Risk

    Stroke is one of the killer diseases nowadays. It is also the main cause of death and disability internationally. Getting six or fewer hours of sleep per night, a new study says, will make you four times more likely to suffer a stroke. Seven to nine hours are recommended, but 30 percent of Americans get six hours or less, according...
  7. One Thing that the Government Got It Wrong About Obesity

    One Thing that the Government Got It Wrong About Obesity

    Do you think that the reason behind obesity is eating too much with less exercise? The government claims that the reason why people are getting fat is they eat too much and don't exercise. But according to one expert, this is not the real cause of obesity. Gary Taubes, an author and independent investigator in health policy at the University...
  8. How You Can Effectively Fight Winter Colds

    How You Can Effectively Fight Winter Colds

    People who exercise regularly and those who rate themselves as physically fit has a more defense against upper-respiratory infections including winter colds these days. A study by Appalachian State University, those who work out five days a week, are less suffered from 43% of respiratory infections. Furthermore, there are events that we have no control such as the change of...
  9. How Vitamin D Helps to Prevent Falls in Older Adults

    How Vitamin D Helps to Prevent Falls in Older Adults

    Did you know that our body has the capacity to produce a natural Vitamin D on its own when directly exposed to sunlight? One of the many important roles of this vitamin in our body system is to help us obtain a proper amount of calcium from the food that we eat. Having enough of it will keep the muscles...
  10. How A Candy Contribute Help To Our Waistlines?

    How A Candy Contribute Help To Our Waistlines?

    The average American office worker is packing on almost seven pounds a year, according to recent studies. One from Cornell University shows the handy bite-size treats found on office desks are a big contributor. Eating two pieces of candies every day adds about 480 calories over a workweek. research says that office treats expand our waistline. To burn that off...

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