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Counting Calories in Sugar Substitutes
Tuesday, October 07, 2014      7 comments

***Some sugar substitutes, like saccharin, have no calories because they're not burned for energy in the body's cells. ***Others, like aspartame, are so intensely sweet that it takes only minuscule amounts to sweeten foods. That makes them... Read more
I Never Knew This!!!
Sunday, October 05, 2014      17 comments

Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica? Where do they go? Wonder no more!!! It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life. The pe... Read more
Curb Carbs
Saturday, October 04, 2014      9 comments

Cutting carbs can help you lose extra pounds. Researchers assigned 148 obese men and women---they averaged about 215 pounds---to either a "low carb" diet (goal: less than 40 grams of carbs a day) or a "low-fat" diet (goal: less than 30 pe... Read more
Extra Pounds And Cancer
Friday, October 03, 2014      11 comments

Excess weight may increase the risk of more cancers than previously thought, says the largest study to look. Researchers tracked 5.24 million people for an average of 7-1/2 years. The results: *** Heavier people had a higher risk of leuke... Read more
Write It Down
Thursday, October 02, 2014      10 comments

Keeping accurate records is an important part of any weight management plan. Food diaries have shown to be a successful tool in helping people reach and maintain their weight goals. Studies suggest that keeping a diary causes people to red... Read more
Habits To Make, and Habits To Break
Wednesday, October 01, 2014      13 comments

If you're overweight, you likely got there by having certain habits. Often, people don't realize how much these behaviors, taken together, help pack on pounds. If you're ready to lose weight, start by curbing some of these habits. To jump... Read more
Physical
Tuesday, September 30, 2014      13 comments

During my regular physical examination, my doctor asked me about my level of physical activity. I described a typical day, "Well, yesterday afternoon, I took a five hour walk about 7 miles through some pretty rough terrain. I waded along t... Read more
Interrupted Sleep
Monday, September 29, 2014      9 comments

Mind Your Body...........Nix Heartburn More than a third of Americans have acid reflux, and a majority are awakened by it. Your first lines of defense: Don't eat within 3 hours of bedtime; try lifting your head 45 degrees to keep acid dow... Read more
How Do You Decide Who To Marry?
Sunday, September 28, 2014      13 comments

Written by Kids........ You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. ---Alan, age 10 No person really decides bef... Read more
Tips To Help You Boost Your Activity Level
Saturday, September 27, 2014      6 comments

* Wake up early. Get up 30 minutes earlier than you normally do and use the time to exercise. * Be active while watching TV. Stretch, walk on the treadmill or ride a stationary bike during your favorite shows. For variety, try increa... Read more
New Colon Cancer Test To Be Available Soon
Friday, September 26, 2014      12 comments

One of the reasons people avoid having a colonoscopy---even though it's one of the best ways to detect and prevent colorectal cancer---is because of the often uncomfortable preparation involved in cleansing the colon beforehand. Mayo Clinic res... Read more
Taking A Multivitamin Doesn't Help With Cognitive Decline
Thursday, September 25, 2014      11 comments

If you're looking for reduced risk of cognitive decline, dementia or Alzheimer's disease from a multivitamin supplement, you're not likely to find it, at least according to a recent study published in Annals of Internal Medicine. In the stu... Read more
Is Too Little Sleep A Cause Of Weight Gain?
Wednesday, September 24, 2014      10 comments

It may be. Although the evidence isn't conclusive, some studies suggest that sleeping less than five hours---or more than nine hours---a night increases the likelihood of weight gain. In one study, sleep deprivation in men increased their ... Read more
Dodging Diabetes........
Tuesday, September 23, 2014      9 comments

THE BOTTOM LINE: * The best way to dodge diabetes is to lose (or not gain) extra pounds. * Do at least 30 minutes of brisk walking or other aerobic exercise every day. Experts also recommend strength training sessions two or three t... Read more
Eating Out: A Survival Guide
Monday, September 22, 2014      10 comments

* ORDER FROM THE LOWER-CAL MENU. BJ's calls them Enlightened Entrees (less than 795 calories). At The Cheese-cake Factory, they're SkinnyLicious (less than 590 calories). Or, take home half of a regular dish for tomorrow. * SKIP THE BE... Read more

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