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Do You Know the Benefits of Walking?

From preventing heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer and depression – many of us are not paying sufficient attention to the benefits of walking. Research shows yo’re likely to live longer if you walk at least: 5.5 miles/ week or 10.5 or 15.5 miles/ week? Answer: 5.5 miles/ …

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The Best Habits for Athletes Over 40

Life is less forgiving after 40. It’s a myth you can’t gain fitness, lose weight, change careers or change yourself past a certain age; but I do think those changes get harder. Your body doesn’t absorb and shrug off abuse as well as it did years ago. There’s more at stake when changing relationships and …

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Do You Get Enough Iron?

1/11 Why You Need Iron Iron is a mineral that your body uses to make two proteins: hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hemoglobin helps your red blood cells move oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Myoglobin brings oxygen to your muscles. Iron is also important in making hormones, as well as tendons, ligaments, …

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Lifting Weights Can Cut Your Cancer Risk by 25%

As if the bone-building, heart-strengthening, and hill-powering effects of pumping iron weren’t enough to make you cross-train. Older adults who lift weights are about 25 percent less likely to develop colon cancer than those who don’t pump iron, a new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercisefinds. These new findings join previous research …

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Health Benefits of Nut Butters

From prevention of strokes, heart attacks and cancer… to giving you healthy skin – were you aware of the benefits of nuts, seeds and nut butters? Read on… 1/15 A Word of Caution Food allergies affect 5% to 10% of people. Peanuts (which are legumes, like beans and peas), and tree nuts, like pecans and …

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The Truth About Vitamin D

Wouldn’t it be great if one vitamin could build stronger bones and protect against diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, and depression? Or even help you lose weight?  Read on… 1/23 Vitamin D: Wonder Pill or Overkill? Wouldn’t it be great if one vitamin could build stronger bones and protect against diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, …

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Could you be Eating these Foods Wrong?

1/15 How Matters, Too Yes, eating healthy means choosing the right foods, but that’s only part of it. For example, the skin of many fruits and veggies (or just under it) is where a lot of the vitamins and minerals are, so when you peel it off, you’re missing out. Find out what you can …

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15 Healthy Ways to Use Lemons and Limes

1/16 Add a Dash of Flavor Whether you squeeze the juice into water or onto a tasty fish dish, these tangy citrus treats provide you with the same vitamins and minerals as other citrus fruits. The best part: They do it with less sugar. 2/16 Keep Wrinkles at Bay It’s all that vitamin C, which …

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Best and Worst Foods to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

1/11 Diet Plays a Role Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer for both men and women. Smart food choices may help you lower your chances of getting it. Some studies say that people who eat right, exercise, stay a healthy weight, and keep alcohol to a minimum may cut their odds …

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Top Cancer-Fighting Foods

1/20 Fighting Cancer by the Plateful No single food can prevent cancer, but the right combination of foods may help make a difference. At mealtimes, strike a balance of at least two-thirds plant-based foods and no more than one-third animal protein. This “New American Plate” is an important cancer fighting tool, according to the American …

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