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Wellness<p>Tanya Edwards<p>The normalization of plus-size bodies may be having a negative impact on our health, a study says.<p>Wellness<p>Elise Solé<p>After a …

Wellness

Cut salt, add potassium, live longer, researchers say

But the Salt Institute begs to differ.<p>If people cut their salt intake and increased their intake of potassium by eating more fruits and vegetables, millions of lives around the world could be saved every year, says research out today.<p>These dietary changes would lower people's blood pressure, which …

The Ultimate Guide to Protein Supplements

Flip through any exercise magazine and, judging by all the attention protein supplements get, it appears protein and fitness somehow go hand-in-hand …

Yoga Poses For Beginners: 8 Moves For New Yogis

<i>By Beth W. Orenstein</i><p>There are many great reasons to add yoga to your exercise routine. Yoga improves muscle tone, flexibility and balance, and it helps you relax and reduce stress, thanks to its signature pranayama breathing (which just means steadily inhaling and exhaling through your nose). Some …

Don’t Pass the Salt

Slash your sodium intake by making these easy diet tweaks<p>You’ve heard the warnings about excessive sodium consumption, but apparently the message isn’t getting through: In the U.S., the average daily sodium intake is 3,600 milligrams, according to new research presented last week at a conference …

High-Protein Breakfast Helps Prevent Unhealthy Snacking Later, Study Says

Your mom was right, breakfast <i>is</i> the most important meal of the day -- and a new study reveals a very important element you should include in your a.m. meal.<p>According to a new study published in he American Journal of Clinical Nutrition people who enjoy breakfasts high in protein are less likely to …

Build Muscle to Lose Fat

Light up your fat-burning torch and drop two sizes!<p>Light up your fat-burning torch and drop two sizes!<p>Lifting weights has some seriously cool benefits: It increases lean muscle mass, which boosts metabolism and helps torch calories and shed stubborn fat. It also improves the quality of your sleep, …

Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Is All About Common Sense

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on sugary drinks is good for you, New York, and for the rest of the country, too.<p>And here’s something else, a …