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Spring Forward with These Diet Tips

Posted 03-19-2014 at 07:12 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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We tend to consume more fatty foods and carbohydrates during the winter. Part of the reason is that these foods have a lot of the calories we need to keep us warm during cold temperatures; the other reason is that it just feels good to eat them.

Starchy foods, like potatoes, help you release a brain chemical called serotonin. Serotonin moderates your mood and keeps you from reenacting the bathroom scene from "The Shining" when cabin fever hits after three solid...
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Heart Health Tips for Women

Posted 01-28-2014 at 05:19 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Men were once thought to be more susceptible to heart disease than women, but studies show that women account for more than half of those who die each year from heart disease in the United States. In fact, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing one out of every three deaths annually. Understanding heart disease and its risk factors is a good step, but it is equally important to take preventive measures.

Types of Heart Disease

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3 Easy Exercises to Get You Fit

Posted 01-13-2014 at 05:34 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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As we enter the new year, a lot of us make plans and promises to get healthier, and get into better shape, by exercising. If you are new to exercise, or if you are returning after a long absence, it’s best to start slow to avoid injuring yourself. Fortunately, there are several exercises that are easy, yet still effective at getting you in shape.

Walking

Walking is an exercise that almost anyone can do, regardless of fitness level and fitness goals....
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Top 4 Diets for the New Year

Posted 12-30-2013 at 04:42 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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It seems like at the beginning of each year there's a whole new batch of diets designed to help you keep those New Year’s resolutions, and get that bikini body.

Some of the diets are old classics, like the Master Cleanse. Others are brand new, or at least a brand new twist has been put on an old theme.

They all have one thing in common: the promise of rapid weight loss. Many of these diets also have celebrity endorsements, which lends an air of credibility....
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Sugar-Free Holiday Eating

Posted 11-26-2013 at 04:34 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Once November arrives, so does the temptation to eat sugary treats during the holidays. The holiday season comes with a number of other challenges, like fighting bustling crowds and finding the perfect gifts for friends and family, but it is especially stressful for people with diabetes and others who cannot eat delicious treats that are loaded with sugar.

Right around Thanksgiving is when the pressure grows to eat in excess and to eat all of the wrong things,...
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