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Are Electronics Making You Fat?

Posted 03-31-2014 at 06:06 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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As we become more engrossed in technology, our waistlines expand? It is true that the nation is facing an obesity epidemic—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over half of the American population is overweight—but are electronics to blame?

The Skinny on Electronics

Studies, including one conducted by Yale University, found that those who watched an excessive amount of television were more likely to consume fatty foods, regardless...
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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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Do You Have a Healthy Heart?

Posted 02-03-2014 at 04:56 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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When was the last time you thought about your heart health? A month ago? A year ago? Never? Well, there’s no better time than the present to have a heart checkup. Sure, you could put it off for another year, but your heart deserves better.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for one out of every four casualties. While some risk factors like age, gender and family history are inevitable, other influences are preventable. High...
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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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3 Tips for Managing Diabetes

Posted 10-22-2013 at 01:19 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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November 14 is World Diabetes Day. Now is the time to stop taking this diagnosis lightly and start making better choices for your health. Though some doctors say that diet, weight loss. Here are three simple tips for managing diabetes and having a more positive outlook about this condition.

1. Commit to Losing Weight

The majority of people who are able to lower their smarter choices about the food you eat. Sugar isn’t just in cakes and cookies—it’s...
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