Fitness & Nutrition

In Defense of Fat

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For decades, we’ve been taught the same golden rule for maintaining a healthy weight: Simply burn more calories than you consume. Therefore, being overweight, we’ve...




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    Is Bad Nutrition Research Making Us Fat and Sick?

    It seems that nearly every week, a new study on nutrition comes out that contradicts the latest health trend. Eggs are nutritional miracles; eggs are... Read more

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    These Words Get People to Eat More Vegetables

    Describing vegetables with words normally used for indulgent foods can get people to eat more of them, a new study suggests. The finding may offer... Read more

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    5 Healthy Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Father’s have a lot to do and for one day they are allowed to sit back and savor the honor of being a dad. We... Read more

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    Make Your Own Chocolate at Home in 4 Easy Steps

    By Danielle Arsenault, Healing the Body The Aztecs revered the cacao bean. It played an important role in their social and religious life, symbolized life and... Read more

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    Roasted Veggies in 3 Ways

    Root vegetables offer a wide variety of nutritional benefits including fiber, and are a great substitute for grains. Rosemary, an aromatic herb, not only smells... Read more

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    The Benefits of Building Muscle—for Everyone

    Two-thirds of Americans are now overweight or obese, yet we desperately want to be fit. We often blame a lack of willpower, but there’s much more... Read more

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    Nutritional Needs for Hot Weather Exercise

    You don’t need special sports drinks or power bars. Even the most elite athletes can get the nutrients they need from ordinary foods, water and... Read more

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    Superfoods Don’t Have to Be Exotic, Expensive

    A suboptimal intake of 10 different food groups may be associated with nearly half of deaths caused by heart disease, diabetes or stroke, says a... Read more

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    Spicy Thai Braised Kale and Tofu

    Thai peanut sauce made with peanut butter, lime juice, ginger, onion and a chili pepper gives a kick to this kale and baked tofu stir... Read more

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    Shake off Monday Back-to-Office Stress with Chair Yoga

    Most of us who want to be active don’t have too much trouble finding ways to make this happen on the weekends. You’re up and... Read more

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    7 Healthiest Beans, Grains and Legumes

    Stocking up your pantry with healthy staples is always a good idea. The more healthy food options we have on hand, the less likely we... Read more

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    Is Mushroom Coffee the Next Superfood Trend?

     You may already be on the keto coffee train, but have you tried mushroom coffee? I know it sounds like a really bizarre combination, but this fungi-focused coffee is... Read more

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    Walking Linked to Improved Brain Function

    A moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain, a small study... Read more

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    Homemade Beef Jerky Recipe

    Memorial Day weekend arrives in just a few days! Kids are getting out of school, so summer vacations can’t be far behind. In our family, we like to take road trips. We pack a trip bag... Read more

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    Workout of the Month: 5K Training Schedule for the Non-Runner

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Life Fitness is here to encourage ways to be active during May and beyond. Good luck! Back... Read more

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    Lower Cholesterol Naturally With Strawberries

    LDL cholesterol and triglycerides can be lowered naturally by eating strawberries. The health benefits of antioxidants are well known, and strawberries are packed with these... Read more

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