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20 Protein-Packed Snacks to Help Beat the Afternoon Slump

The afternoon slump is a real-life problem we all face — lunch feels like forever ago, your stomach is begging for something, and dinner is hours …

Your Weekly Workout Schedule Is Here — With Printables and Everything!

Can't make it to the gym? Or have absolutely no idea what to do once you're there? We feel you. Working out is hard enough, let alone having to …

Exercise

Science reveals what happens to your body and brain when you get drunk

Alcohol consumption has been a part of human civilization for thousands of years. But while we have a general understanding of alcohol's effects — most people can recognize when one more drink is one too many — the specifics of what happens to your body as you get drunk are fairly complicated.<p>We've …

Why you should avoid trans fats at all costs

To eat a heart-healthy, well-balanced diet, you don’t need to shun all forms of fat. In fact, your body actually needs healthy fats to function properly. Healthy fats protect your organs, keep your body warm, support cell growth, and help your body absorb nutrients. However, if you’re consuming …

Different Diseases Have Different Smells

Certain ailments give off signature scents, whether it's the baked-bread odor of typhoid or the meaty smell of yellow fever. When it's progressed far …

Ready For Flatter Abs? This Core Move Will Get You There

Let's work that core in a challenging new way with this pike to plank jump!<p>You'll use your core to pull your hips up to the sky (it's seriously tough, so give yourself some time to feel it out). To modify, you can step forward and backward in lieu of jumping, or step forward and jump back into …

Workouts

Start your morning with this 7-minute workout from Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz recently invited Joy Bauer to his studio to learn his 7-minute workout that he does every single day. While eating right is important, exercise is also a big part of the equation when it comes to staying healthy.<p>Together, they demonstrated the 7-minute workout that Dr. Oz swears by!<p>They …

Diet and gut bacteria linked with blood clots | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Consuming too much choline, a nutrient sold in over-the-counter dietary supplements, can boost the risk for blood clots, researchers warn.<p>That’s because bacteria in the intestines interact with choline to produce a compound that encourages platelets to clump together and form …

The Worst Grains That Are Slowing Your Metabolism, According To A Nutritionist

Grains are an essential part of everyone's diet. They're a great choice for getting all of the proper vitamins and nutrients needed to have a healthy …

Nutrition

Once And For All, This Is The Best Way To Remove Facial Hair

Let's get this fact right out of the way: women can grow facial hair — and many, many women do (whether it's something they admit aloud or not). Some …

Skin Care

Naked Mole-Rats Can Survive Without Oxygen For Nearly 20 Minutes

The rodents are even stranger than we first thought.<p>With a wrinkly, hairless body and four protruding teeth, the naked mole-rat is one of the …

Is it OK to rinse raw meat and poultry? Al Roker says…

Is it healthy to rinse raw meat, poultry and eggs? The TODAY anchors tackle a culinary quiz. Al Roker nails the first question: Rinsing foods can actually spread germs rather than remove them.

3 Exercises For Building A Functional Kinetic Chain

<i>Run more efficiently by focusing on your transverse plane.</i><p>Since running is all about continuous forward motion, we often forget that certain parts of …

Physiotherapy

It’s National Stop Snoring Week: What causes snoring and how can it be stopped?

This week is National Stop Snoring Week, which aims to raise awareness about the impact snoring can have on someone, from their wellbeing to …

Sleep

Juice is the biggest con of your life, whether it's squeezed by hand or a $400 machine

On our family breakfast table, the orange juice was always absent, and only recently did I learn why.<p><b>In terms of its nutritional profile, juice isn't too much better for you than a glass of soda or any other sweetened beverage.</b><p>That seems to have been forgotten by most of the customers who were …

How Bad Is It if I Never Eat Any Vegetables?

Sorry, fried pickles don't count.<p><b>This story appeared in the</b> <b>April</b> <b>issue of VICE magazine. Click</b> <b>HERE</b> <b>to subscribe.</b><p><b>The Scenario:</b> As a child, your friend sat at the dinner table most nights protesting that bitter garbage called broccoli. The only veggies he eats now are usually sprinkled on top of a …

Lose 10 pounds with this 7-day meal plan

Find meal plans, grocery lists, and recipes for weight loss on TODAY.com. Join Joy Bauer's Drop 10 TODAY!<p>You've taken the first step: You're ready to start changing your life by making new healthy habits. Way to go! Now is the time to create a plan to help you accomplish your goals. Though trying …

Your Meal Has Six Times More Salt Than You Think

How much salt was in your lunch? Whatever your guess, chances are you’re off. By a lot.<p>In a new study, published in the journal <i>Appetite</i>, researchers …

How Minnesota researchers are helping to heal broken hearts: BTN LiveBIG

A heart attack occurs when one or more of the coronary arteries feeding oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle become blocked, cutting off the supply …

Big Ten

10 Breakfasts That Women Who've Lost Weight Swear By

It's no secret that weight loss has a lot to do with your diet. But let's face it, not all healthy meals are the most appetizing. In fact, one tiny …

Woman Diagnosed With Lyme Disease After Being Bitten By A Tick At Family Barbeque

'It was like someone was squeezing my brain.'<p>A mum has been left almost bedbound after she was bitten by a tick at a family barbeque.<p>Simtee Few, 32, …

Increase Hip Mobility With This Exercise

Lifestyle

The person behind the viral 7-minute workout shares the trick he uses to avoid overeating

As the director of exercise physiology at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute and the person behind the popular 7-Minute Workout, Jordan is known for his health and nutrition prowess.<p>One aspect of eating right, Jordan says, is eating the <i>right amount</i>. To make sure he's not …

Nutrition

Sufferers of joint pain need not be inactive

Staying active every day is a powerful elixir – it improves your performance, attitude and elevates your health. And this truth is not limited by age. The list of benefits from physical activity is long and well-documented, from reducing the risk of developing heart disease to better mental health. …

Heart Attack Survivors Often Fail to Take Statins

People who survive a heart attack are urged to take statin drugs to prevent recurrent disease, but most patients in a large study either took less of the cholesterol-lowering medicines than needed or stopped taking them entirely within two years.<p>The study, in JAMA Cardiology, analyzed data on …

What Is Happening When You Stay In Workout Leggings For Too Long?

We need to talk about what’s happening down under. Running is a whole-body sport, affecting every part of you—yes, even those parts. When it comes to …

5 STI Myths That Just Won't Die

1. If you had one, you would know.<p><i>For</i> Glamour<i>, by Suzannah Weiss.</i><p>Nobody wants to hear it, but it’s true: sexually transmitted infections are incredibly common, and even the most careful among us can contract them. Culturally we are trying to talk about the realities of STIs more often, but there …

Why Cinnamon Is Insanely Good for You

Scientists have long suspected that cinnamon can help prevent blood-sugar spikes and protect against insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. …

Top 5 conditions that shorten lives — and are preventable

More bad news for plus-sized Americans: Obesity is the leading cause of preventable life-years lost in the nation, a new study finds.<p>Obesity steals more years than diabetes, tobacco, high blood pressure and high cholesterol — the other top preventable health problems that cut Americans' lives …

Why Walking Makes Us Feel Good

Need a reason to get up from your desk? Scientists say each step we take sends a boost of blood to our brains, making us feel sharper and better …