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Could Social Media Help You Lose Weight?

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Social media as a weight loss tool? It’s true! New research has found that individuals are more likely to achieve success with personal goals when they publicly commit to them. By making that public commitment (on Facebook or Instagram for ...

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Forgetful? Boost Memory With These Tips

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Can’t remember where you left your keys? Did you forget to put milk on your grocery list… again? Drive right past the gas station on your way home when you noticed this morning that your tank is almost empty? It ...

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Even Short Walks Make A Big Difference!

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Research is now linking regular walks with lower risk of death from diabetes, heart disease, respiratory diseases, and some forms of cancer. While many Americans fall short of the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week, the great news ...

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Aging Affects Immunity – How To Protect Your Health As You Get Older

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As we age, our immune systems can weaken. This makes us more susceptible to everything from the common cold to strep throat, to heart disease and cancer. This decrease in immunity is caused by a few factors. Firstly, the body ...

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Sugar Is Deadly- Even For “Healthy” People

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Did you think sugar was something only diabetics had to worry about? Well… think again! A new study by researchers from the University of Surrey found that for otherwise “healthy” individuals, levels of fat in the blood and in the ...

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How Is Type 2 Diabetes Damaging Your Body?

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At healthy, optimal function, the pancreas should release enough insulin to maintain sugar levels at around 100 milligrams per deciliter of blood. In people with Type II diabetes, the body is no longer able to use insulin properly because cells ...

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Should Diabetics Exercise Differently?

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Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, especially for diabetics. Exercise burns off excess sugar in your bloodstream by diverting it as fuel for your muscles. It’s an excellent way to lower your blood sugar naturally. There are ...

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This Is Your Brain On A Diet

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45 million Americans go on a diet each year. What many of them don’t know is that their brains are controlling those diets! The brain regulates body weight and body fat in an effort to keep the body safe and ...

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Are You Pre-Diabetic? Make These Changes Now!

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According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 84 million American adults—more than 1 out of 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, 90% don’t know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, ...

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Keeping A Healthy Brain As You Age

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Research is finding that the long-known risk factors for heart disease and stroke are also risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. The main risk factors are high blood pressure, cholesterol, and high blood sugar. It may seem like a ...

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