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Feel-Good Treatments for Depression

Posted 08-28-2014 at 03:50 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Following the tragic loss of Robin Williams, a spotlight has been placed on the subject of depression. From the outside, the 63-year-old actor and comedian seemed to be all smiles and in good spirits. He lit up any room he entered and brought the unimaginable to life through his fine-tuned acting abilities. To say the least, he was a star. But behind closed doors--as divulged by family and friends--he was battling severe depression. On August 11, 2014, Williams was pronounced...
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8 Foods that Enhance Your Workout

Posted 08-20-2014 at 03:33 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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There are many people who workout on an empty--or nearly empty--stomach because they believe that their body will burn more fat, or that they will have to exercise longer to burn off the calories they've just consumed. But, did you know that the foods you consume before and after you exercise have a significant effect on your workout? Yes, the type of activity, the number of repetitions, the intensity of effort and the duration of exercise all play a part in the results that...
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Popular Fitness Trends That Get You Fit

Posted 08-14-2014 at 03:34 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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After the winter, we often enter spring with a new, but familiar resolution: We are going to get in shape before the summer. If that goal has not been reached—which for many is the case—we promise to get the ball rolling once summer starts. Well, summer is here and there are still many who have not shed the pounds they gained over the holidays and cold winter months. Many are looking for motivation, or for something to spark their interest in order to begin the journey to weight...
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6 Tips for a Slimmer Summer

Posted 07-08-2014 at 05:12 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Take a deep breath, because bathing suit season is here! During the time it took you to inhale, hold that breath and expel it, you may have been hit with the reality that summer is really in full affect. If you didn't take the time to workout over the winter and spring months, you may be dreading this summer season because it probably means you pulled out all your clothes from last summer and found out what you already knew--they don't fit.

Winter is brutal on the...
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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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