3 ways product labels are lying to you

I do what everyone recommends — I shop the perimeter, and I study food labels. That should be enough to keep me healthy. But reading food labels can be deceiving. On the surface what may “appear” to be healthy, can actually be anything but … How can you decipher the …

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The dangers of middle-age spread

BMI is just a ratio of your body weight in relation to your height.

Is your middle magnifying? I know the feeling. As I’ve reached the ripe old age of 50, it’s gotten harder and harder to keep that middle sucked in. (More on that later.) Unfortunately, the middles of the rest of the country are spreading as well. According to a new study …

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3 big fitness lies
(that are keeping you fat)

Lifting light weights with many repetition does not guarantee lean muscles.

I’m a pretty even-keeled guy. But even I get bent out of shape when I hear people talking nonsense about fitness. Despite all the research that’s out there, people STILL believe this baloney. And many times, that’s exactly what’s keeping them from leading a healthy lifestyle! It’s tough to separate …

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De-stress your morning

I will be the first to admit, I’m not a morning person. I press that snooze button as often as I can. So it’s stressful enough to haul myself out of bed. Add 4 children and another working parent into the mix? I’m lucky if I can inhale a few …

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Your food fears: Warranted or a waste?

Careful with bagged greens, they might be a breeding ground for germs.

We’ve all heard the scary stories about contaminated food. Sometimes it seems like you can’t eat ANYTHING without fear of getting sick. But is food really that scary? Sometimes … and sometimes not. I looked into some of the most common food fears to give you a reality check on …

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This beef stroganoff recipe sheds pounds

Crackers, coaching and recipes can be a powerful combination. Read below and discover how Lori, one of our health coaches, used this combination to help one of our customers lose a significant amount of weight … For the first time in 10 years. Maryann S., from Orlando, Fla., struggled with …

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4 surprising heart attack triggers

Long term eating of cheeseburger on a couch while watching tv is not the only way to trigger heart attacks

A double bacon cheeseburger with a side of sitting on the couch is an obvious long-term strategy for a heart attack. But what about in the short term? Are there day-to-day triggers that could set off a heart attack sooner, rather than later? Absolutely! While a heart attack doesn’t exactly …

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Is menopause getting you down?

Hot flashes, trouble in sleeping, mood swings and dryness are the most common symptoms of menopausal.

A lot of women write in to ask what they can do to deal with their menopausal symptoms. I’m not surprised to see this. Data suggests that up to 80% of women will experience hot flashes in their lifetimes. And this is just 1 symptom of menopause — other symptoms …

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Late-night snack substitutes

It’s late. You can’t sleep. You’re catching up on season 7 of Game of Thrones … and a craving hits. You want chocolate … candy… ice cream … something that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Or maybe you’ve got a craving for something salty. Or crunchy. Bring it on, right? Not …

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