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Food companies marketing to kids in most schools

Original Source: http://www.preventobesity.net/inside-track-jan-16-a There’s challenging news on the school food front. While the nutritional quality of the food served in schools is improving, food and beverage companies are still able to market unhealthy items such as fast food, soft drinks and candy in most schools, according to new research released Monday. In fact, food and beverage […]

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Six reasons why we gain weight

Different factors may influence a person’s risk for gaining weight, but often it’s possible to change those factors. There’s a simple reason why people gain weight: They take in more calories than they use up. But the reasons a person’s calories get out of balance may be complex. Many factors can come into play. Understanding […]

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Eat well during middle age, be well in 70s

Nov. 8, 2013—Women who eat a Mediterranean-style or similarly healthy diet during middle age are about 40 percent more likely to be alive—and in good mental and physical health—at age 70 and older than women whose diet is less nutritious, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American […]

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Take a new approach to New Year’s weight loss

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=01e823c1-fa34-4604-8ab5-6f9ccc0767c9#.WlUlSlw-dBw Diets that promise quick weight loss aren’t usually successful. But making simple changes to your eating and exercise habits can be. If you’re overweight, chances are you’re starting the new year with an old, familiar resolution: to take off a few pounds. This year, you say, you’re going to keep them off too. […]

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Feeling hungry? Why eating lunch away from the desk is best.

Original Source: http://greatist.com/health/eat-lunch-away-computer Playing Scrabble online with friends or stalking an old flame on Facebook can be totally addicting. But recent research suggests zoning out in front of the computer during lunch might actually lead to overeating [1]. So stop checking those status updates (c’mon, fess up!) and consider focusing on that yummy salad or sammy instead! Gimme a […]

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Try a midday workout to boost productivity

Original Source: http://greatist.com/fitness/try-midday-workout-boost-productivity Falling asleep in front of the computer screen? Creativity crashing by 3pm in the office? The trick to becoming more productive may be to ditch the cubicle and hit the gym. Studies suggest a midday workout can help productivity skyrocket (and even boost job satisfaction!), so we can quickly gain back those hours lost in gym-land. […]

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Heart-healthy holiday eating

You can be kind to your heart throughout the holidays. The holidays can be both heart-warming and heart-healthy. These suggestions from the American Heart Association can help you enjoy holiday treats without ignoring the health of your heart: Don’t deprive yourself. You’ll only sour yourself on the idea of healthful eating. Strive for moderation instead. Choose carefully: […]

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