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  • 8 everyday ways to be more active

    8 everyday ways to be more active

    Sitting too much — whether at work, in the car or at home — can have serious health consequences. People who are more sedentary are at a greater risk of some cancers, such as breast and colon cancer, and may actually be taking years off their life.

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  • Get a workout in the pool with these 10 exercises

    Get a workout in the pool with these 10 exercises

    Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s nearly time to hit the swimming pool. While you’re cooling off and splashing with the kids, why not take advantage of the water for a workout?

    Exercising in the pool doesn’t mean you have to swim laps or join a water aerobics class. Many of the exercises you do on land can be done in the water, with the added benefit of more resistance from the water. A water workout also reduces the impact of certain exercises, making it an ideal workout for anyone with arthritis or joint pain.

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  • 6 tips to simplify weekly meal prep

    6 tips to simplify weekly meal prep

    Eating healthy takes time and preparation. Planning out meals ahead of time helps eliminate those quick, unhealthy food choices you make when you’re crunched for time. By taking time to plan and prep meals for the week, you can ensure you and your family are eating healthy and save time and mone

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  • 6 reasons to drink more smoothies

    6 reasons to drink more smoothies

    Smoothies are a refreshing treat, and when made the right way, they can be packed full of health benefits. Most importantly, smoothies are a quick, easy to get your daily allowance of fruits and vegetables — especially if you’ve got picky eaters in the family.

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  • What you should know about the FDA’s updated dietary guidelines

    What you should know about the FDA’s updated dietary guidelines

    Every five years, the FDA updates its dietary guidelines for Americans. The 2015–2020 guidelines, which were released at the beginning of the year, contain several changes, both expected and unexpected.

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  • 10 exercises you can do at work

    10 exercises you can do at work

    Sitting all day can have serious health consequences. Studies have shown that people who sit for long periods of time are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart problems. Not only does sitting too much put you at an increased risk for disease, but your muscles are missing out on much-needed activity to keep them toned and strong.

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  • 12 questions to ask your doctor about bariatric surgery

    12 questions to ask your doctor about bariatric surgery

    The decision to have bariatric surgery is not an easy one to make. Weight loss surgery can help you improve your health and attain a higher quality of life, but it isn’t a quick fix, and it is not the right choice for everyone.

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  • 10 foods for flatter abs

    10 foods for flatter abs

    Got swimsuit season on your mind? There’s still time to burn unwanted fat and get flat abs in time for summer. Get your body beach-ready with these fat-burning foods.

    Leafy greens. Nutrient-dense and low in calories, leafy greens should be part of every meal. Fill your plate with veggies and leafy greens first. You’ll be more satisfied with fewer calories than if you fill your plate with carbs first. Juicing fresh vegetables — especially green veggies — is a great way to get all those nutrients in a form that’s a bit easier on your system to digest.

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  • 6 tips for a basketball workout

    6 tips for a basketball workout

    Basketball fans across the country are gearing up for the big college basketball championship tournament. But you don’t have to be a competitive athlete to get out on the court — basketball is a great form of exercise for increasing stamina, strength and hand-eye coordination.

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  • Get the scoop on TRX Suspension Training

    Get the scoop on TRX Suspension Training

    TRX Suspension Training uses bodyweight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. This kind of training delivers a full-body workout, with exercises that challenge abs, back, shoulders, chest, hips and legs.

    The workout requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a portable training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s bodyweight to complete a variety of exercises. By using your own bodyweight, a TRX workout provides greater performance and functionality than large, expensive exercise machines.

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