Strategies to Take Control of Your Thanksgiving Feasting

By Joan Salge Blake | Article Featured on US News

Avoid overindulging during the holidays with these simple, nutritionist-approved strategies.

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12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation

The popularity of meditation is increasing as more people discover its benefits. Meditation is a habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts.

You can use it to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings. Many people think of it as a way to reduce stress and develop concentration. People also use the practice to develop other beneficial habits and feelings, such as a positive mood and outlook, self-discipline, healthy sleep patterns and even increased pain tolerance.

This article reviews 12 health benefits of meditation.

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Five Ways Mindfulness Meditation Is Good for Your Health

Article Featured on Greater Good Magazine

According to thousands of years of tradition, Buddhists meditate to understand themselves and their connections to all beings. By doing so, they hope to be released from suffering and ultimately gain enlightenment.

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Can You Boost Metabolism at Breakfast?

By Malia Frey | Article Featured on Verywellfit

Have you heard that eating breakfast can boost metabolism? Are you ready to load up on breakfast foods that help you burn more calories? It might seem logical that eating a meal first thing in the morning gets your metabolism revved up. But researchers who study the importance of breakfast for weight loss don’t necessarily agree. 

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11 Common Running Mistakes to Avoid

By Christine Luff | Article Featured on Verywellfit.com

All runners have made mistakes at some point during their training and racing. In some cases, we repeat the same mistakes over and over again. But, hopefully, we learn from those mistakes and take steps to avoid repeating the same ones in the future. Here are some of the most common running mistakes and how you can avoid running injuries and other issues.

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Did You Wait Until Middle Age to Get Fit? It Could Still Boost Your Life Span

By E.J. Mundell | Article Featured on US News

 

 

It’s truly never too late to begin exercising, new research shows. Even for people who were “couch potatoes” in their youth, embarking on a regimen of regular exercise in middle-age can still greatly cut the odds for death from any cause, a major new study finds.

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Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer’s Advance

BY STEVEN REINBERG

Exercise has countless benefits, even in small doses. And new research suggests the payoffs might extend to colon cancer patients. Short sessions of intense exercise may slow the growth of colon cancer, Australian researchers report. “We have shown that exercise may play a role in inhibiting the growth of colon cancer cells,” said lead author James Devin, from the University of Queensland.

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Boosting Your Diet for Exercise

By Len Canter | Article Featured on US News

A typical workout doesn’t give you license to eat whatever you want. Even a full hour of vigorous skiing burns just 600 calories — less than the amount in a super-sized fast food sandwich. That’s why it’s important to think of exercise as just one part of a shape-up plan.

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How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Brain

By Dennis Thompson | Article Featured on US News

If you’re in your 50s and your typical day involves sitting at a desk followed by lounging on the sofa and succumbing to late-night snacks, the long-term toll on your mind might be greater than you think.

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Take the Stairs: An ‘Exercise Snack’ Can Do Wonders for Your Heart and Lungs

By Robert Preidt | Article Featured on US News

Just a few exercise breaks — or “snacks” — a day can provide significant benefits, a new study says. Specifically, it found that short sessions of intense stair climbing spaced throughout the day can improve heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness.

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