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Health benefits of yoga

March 31, 2014 0 Comments
Health benefits of yoga

By Betty Murray At one time, yoga was considered a means of promoting peace and serenity. While it is an excellent means of stress relief and relaxation, yoga also offers participants numerous health benefits. Researchers have found the following health benefits of regular yoga practice: Reduce risk of heart disease — Harvard Health Publications reports that […]

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Why are Americans so fat? 3 things you need to know about the food you eat

March 17, 2014 0 Comments
Why are Americans so fat? 3 things you need to know about the food you eat

By Betty Murray The majority of Americans are overweight. According to the CDC, more than 69 percent of Americans over age 20 are overweight or obese. Nearly one-third of American children and teens are overweight or obese. What is making us so fat? Weight gain and weight loss have traditionally been considered a matter of calories […]

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5 Foods That Help You Slim Down

March 10, 2014 0 Comments
5 Foods That Help You Slim Down

By Betty Murray Summer is just a few months away; it’s time to start working on your beach body! Even if you’ve been eating a relatively healthy diet, you may find that you’re struggling to lose excess pounds and inches around your waist. If you need an extra weight loss boost, check your diet for these […]

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7 Tips for a Healthy Heart

February 14, 2014 0 Comments
7 Tips for a Healthy Heart

By Betty Murray How healthy is your heart? Focusing on your heart health can reduce your risk of developing a potentially deadly heart disease. Some people are easily overwhelmed with all the things they “should” be doing to stay healthy. There are aspects of your health you have no control over (such as family history), but […]

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Health benefits of coconut oil

December 27, 2013 0 Comments
Health benefits of coconut oil

By Betty Murray Do you use olive oil to cool? Did you know that while extra virgin olive oil the best monounsaturated fat out there, it shouldn’t be used for cooking? At high temperatures, olive oil can experience oxidative damage. So what’s the healthy alternative to olive oil for cooking? Coconut oil. Coconut oil is a […]

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5 tips to enjoy the holiday without the weight gain

December 21, 2013 0 Comments
5 tips to enjoy the holiday without the weight gain

By Betty Murray Christmas is just a few days away, and thus begins the flurry of holiday parties. These last few weeks of the year can be stressful for anyone trying to lose weight. How can you manage the holiday season without gaining weight (yet still enjoying yourself?) Here five tips to help you enjoy the […]

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Benefits of the Paleo diet

December 10, 2013 0 Comments
Benefits of the Paleo diet

By Betty Murray The Paleolitic (Paleo) diet (a.k.a. “caveman,” “stone age,” or “hunter-gatherer” diet) is growing in popularity, and for good reason. Touted as a means of successful weight loss, the Paleo diet isn’t a crash diet, but really a lifestyle change that results in weight loss and reduced cardiovascular risk factors. What is the Paleo […]

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The truth about fat: the good and the bad

November 21, 2013 0 Comments
The truth about fat: the good and the bad

By Betty Murray Fat is unhealthy. It leads to weight gain, heart problems and numerous other health conditions. Right? Not necessarily. For years, our culture has promoted one “low-fat” diet after another, but those diets aren’t doing anyone much good. Your body needs some fat, “good” fat. Fat is a source of energy and it helps […]

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5 Tips to Help You Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

November 6, 2013 0 Comments
5 Tips to Help You Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

By Betty Murray For most Americans, holidays are often a time of breaking diets, overeating and weight gain. While a 10 pound weight gain over the holidays might be extreme, adding on one or two pounds of extra padding during the holiday season isn’t uncommon. During the holidays, we have a tendency to eat more than […]

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Want to lose weight? Don’t skip breakfast

October 29, 2013 0 Comments
Want to lose weight? Don’t skip breakfast

By Betty Murray            This won’t be the last time you’ll here this: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A new report from Cornell University muddies the water a bit about the importance of breakfast, but don’t let the results of the study fool you. Skipping breakfast is not […]

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