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New study suggests strategies for keeping off pounds

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN Original source: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/20/health/weight-loss-maintenance-tips-study/index.html You’ve succeeded in losing weight. Now, what can you do to keep the pounds off? Most people seem to struggle with long-term weight loss. By some estimates, only about 20% of overweight individuals are successful in keeping off at least 10% of their initial body weight for a year […]

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Strength training helps older adults live longer

Original source: https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2016/04/strength-training-helps-older-adults-live-longer/ Older adults who met twice-weekly strength training guidelines had lower odds of dying in a new analysis by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Columbia University. The study is the first to demonstrate the association in a large, nationally representative sample over an […]

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Stress and Heart Health

Image source: freepik.com Original source: http://bit.ly/2kaZzWJ When you’ve got an unexpected bill, a dead car battery or family trouble on your hands, are you like a cartoon character with steam shooting out of your ears? Or a cool cat who manages your stress? Everyone feels stress in different ways and reacts to it in different ways. How […]

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