4 tips for deciphering health claims on food packages:

There is a lot of confusion among consumers about what food product labels mean. Terms like “gluten-free, fat-free, all-natural” and “GMO-free” imply health benefits, yet they sometimes promote processed foods full of undesirable ingredients such as refined sugars, trans fats and chemical additives. You want to eat healthfully, but how do you make sense of […]

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Age Like a Former Athlete

Being a world-class distance runner in your youth does not guarantee that you will be fit and healthy in retirement. But it helps, according to a new study that followed a group of elite American runners for 45 years. The study’s findings raise interesting questions about how we can and should age and the role […]

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Exercising in the Heat May Not Be Helping You Get Results

Here’s your excuse to forgo the sweltering weather and work out inside today. Not only is exercising in a hot climate unpleasant, preliminary research from the University of Nebraska at Omaha suggests that it might not be as effective as working out in cooler settings. Researchers are examining exercise’s effect on a person’s mitochondria ― […]

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8 Secrets of Fit Business Travelers

It’s easy to fall off track when traveling for work. Not only must you break from a home routine that hopefully keeps you happy and healthy, but you’re also faced with work-related stressors, including long days of sitting in meetings, aches and pains from airline travel and different beds and, potentially, a battle with jet […]

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5 of the most deceptive claims at the grocery store

You may see “good for you assurances” on foods that aren’t, well, good for you. Here’s what to look out for. I love going to the grocery store: I could spend hours walking the aisles, taking in the sights and smells, and checking out new products. I’ve noticed, however, that my happy trips can take […]

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Why Exercise May Be More Important than Body Fat

Keeping body fat in check and getting plenty of exercise are both proven ways to improve health. But the latter may help you recover faster after a stroke, a new study suggests. The new research, published online in the journal Neurology, found that people who exercised vigorously-defined here as playing sports, doing heavy housework or […]

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15 Surprising Foods That Sneak In Added Sugar

1. Granola What! It’s the epitome of healthy eating (right?). You’re probably picturing images of oats, nuts, and seeds right now. How could that possibly be unhealthy? It’s not—until heavy-handed additions get mixed in. What to Look Out For Look for words beyond just “sugar” on the ingredient list: Brown rice syrup, molasses, corn syrup, […]

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