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The Easiest Way to Stay Slim

Texting all the time is often frowned upon. But here’s why it just might keep you thin<p>Constantly texting usually receives a bad rap, but it turns out those mobile messages might help you keep weight off, reports new research from Duke University.<p>For one month, researchers sent daily text messages …

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What's Best for Weight Loss: Cardio or Strength Training?

An expert weighs in on how you should spend your gym time<p><b>The question:</b> To lose weight, should I spend my gym time doing more cardio or more strength training?<p><b>The expert:</b> Personal trainer Mike Donavanik, C.S.C.S., C.P.T.<p><b>The answer:</b> It depends what you mean by "lose weight." If you are in an epic …

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The Best Desserts for Weight Loss

<b>If You Want Cookies: Have Biscotti</b><br>The Italian treat is much lower in calories than other cookies (90 calories in one plain biscotti compared to, say, a 220-calorie chocolate chip cookie from Subway). Have one with a cup of hot tea, and it’ll not only taste delicious, it'll also be that much more …

Benefits of Nuts

Nut devotees cut their mortality even if they didn't exercise, they dodged fruits and veggies, and they were overweight. They also tended to be slimmer than non-nut eaters. Score.<p>While the study didn't examine <i>how</i> nuts work their magic exactly, previous research suggests that their combination of …

Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's affects 35 million people worldwide and billions have been spent on research – to little avail. But an unconventional approach based on a 30-year-old evolutionary theory might provide a way forward<p>At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But …

Women with Big Butts Are Healthier & Smarter, Study Reveals

Scientists from the University of Oxford have discovered that women with larger than average butts are not only increasingly intelligent but also …

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Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

Worst Breakfast Foods

<b>You Have a Big Bowl of Nutritious Cereal</b><br>Yes, you get points for skipping out on the Frosted Flakes. But even so, be sure to watch your portion sizes. Most people actually pour out way too much and end up having two to three servings of the stuff, taking in more calories than they need.<p><b>You're a</b> …

Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists

Research on rats indicates that protein levels in the brain can be altered by consuming too many sugary soft drinks<p>Fans of fizzy pop have been urged to think before they drink after research suggested sugary beverages could “profoundly” change the brain.<p>Drinking a sweet drink over a long period can …

Diabetes

Depression may accelerate the aging process of our cells, study finds

Depression harms more than just the mind: research has linked the ailment with a host of physical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Now, fascinating new research suggests that depression might also accelerate the aging process at a cellular level.<p>In a study published …

Healthy Flu Fighting Foods

6 Foods That Help Fight the Flu<p>They're the next best thing to getting your flu shot<p>Getting your flu shot isn't the only way you can help prevent the flu. What you eat can also help lower your odds of coming down with a nasty bug, says Rachel Berman, R.D., health content manager for About.com. Check …