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Nutrition and Exercise

Fitness Facts •With regular exercise, fitness levels start to improve after 2 to 3 weeks, with measurable improvement after 4 to 6 weeks. •Most people feel better mentally after only doing a little exercise. •For aerobic conditioning,…
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Stand Up for Better Health

Are you sitting down reading this? Stand up! Scientists have found that sitting shuts off the circulation of a fat-absorbing enzyme called lipase, leading to obesity, heart disease and other health problems. So parking your back end is like…
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5 Ways to Rein in Holiday Weight Gain

While the holidays aren’t the best time to kick off a weight loss program, you certainly can hold steady — and still enjoy the goodies the season has to offer. Just follow five simple “rein-it-in-dear rules” and you’ll be able to…
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Send Winter Pounds Packing

Winter cold doesn’t mean you have to put exercise on ice. While snuggling on the couch with a cozy blanket, a plate of cookies and a steaming mug of cocoa may sound like the idyllic winter scene, it won’t look so pretty next spring when…
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How to Refuel After a Workout

Carefully choosing what you eat after you work out can magnify the benefits of exercising. What Should I Eat After a Workout? Your post-workout nutritional needs include fluids, carbohydrates and protein. This is true not just for the endurance…
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Lift for a Better Life

Strength training offers strong benefits to your body inside and out. Muscles Having stronger muscles not only helps you lug more grocery bags at once, it also increases your flexibility and balance. Poor balance often contributes to falls…