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Fitness Trackers Don't Improve Weight Loss, Study Says

Say it ain't so.<p>Like a good pair of sneakers or a sports bra that actually fits, fitness trackers have long been considered a worthy investment for anyone trying to shape up. Unfortunately, a new study has found that wearing one might not help much for weight loss–in fact, it could hinder your …

How do You Define Athlete?

How do you define athlete? My answer may surprise you.<p>One of my clients is a CES runner, and she was telling me how awesome it was to read my recap …

Low-Sodium Diet: How to Eat Less Sodium at Restaurants

5 Worst Things In Your Coffee Creamer—And What You Should Use Instead

Weird thickeners<p>greanggrai hommalai/shutterstock<p>Surprise—most store-bought coffee creamers aren't actually made with cream. Instead, they get their rich, velvety mouthfeel from thickening agents and emulsifiers like carrageenan, a thickener thought to cause inflammation and digestive problems.<p>Other …

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More Exercise Needed to Experience Health Benefits, Says New Study

With all that’s going on in our crazy-busy lives, getting more exercise than we'd anticipated each week is always a huge moment of celebration. But a new study suggests even your most successful workout weeks might not be cutting it.<p>According to a recent review of research published in <i>The BMJ</i>, you …

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Keep fit for your aging brain

It is well known and documented that physical activity leads to the fountain of youth. Increased strength, cardiovascular fitness and mobility are …

Need Sleep? Unplug And Work Out

Let’s face it: sleep is generally a low priority for most teens who lead active social lives.<p>Yet sleep is vital to ensuring optimal brain function, which leads to better mental and physical health, and less fatigue and daytime sleepiness, ultimately reducing the risk of weight gain due to added …

Nourishing Foods For A Healthy Heart

Nutrition is one of the key, if not most important, areas to address in order to successfully manage high blood pressure, cholesterol and to maintain overall heart health. Here are some of the best whole foods that can improve these health metrics through a nourishing lifestyle.<p><b>Blood Pressure</b><p>It …