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Don't let knee osteoarthritis slow you down. Walking and water exercise can help!

It's hard to feel like the "bee's knees" when your joints are aching with osteoarthritis. But for people with early-stage arthritis, finding ways to stay active can help prevent the condition from progressing. In a year-long study...

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Good hydration! Get the electrolytes you need without compromising your health.

Suppose you're hot, sweaty, and parched and there's a neon-colored sports drink within reach…what do you do? Think before you drink! Sure, conventional sports drinks can hydrate you and replenish electrolytes (minerals that perform critical functions in your body and get depleted when you sweat).. But they also deliver gobs of added sugar, food dyes, artificial flavors, and other additives.

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Boost your bone health in just one minute a day!

Got a minute? Then you have time to build stronger bones. According to new research, running (pretty fast but not too fast — from 3.5 to 5.5 miles per hour) or doing similar exercise for a single minute every day may lead to better bone health in women. Looking at data on more than 2,500 women who wore activity monitors, researchers found that those who did short bursts (one to two minutes) of weight-bearing, high-intensity exercise such as running daily had better bone health than those who did less than a minute.

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Give us a C!
Vitamin C may help relieve stress.

What's your go-to for stress relief? Yoga, deep breathing, brisk walks, meditation…or all of the above? Keep it up — and consider adding some extra vitamin C to the mix. That's right, the vitamin known for keeping your immune system functioning well and protecting your body from cellular damage can also help you manage stress when the going gets tough.

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Got (good) bugs?
The right probiotics may help your hay fever.

There's nothing quite like spring and the giddy feeling that accompanies the season of new life in the plant and animal kingdoms. But if you're an allergy sufferer, spring fever may have a whole different meaning. The pollen and grasses can turn the brightest, sweetest of days into a sneezy, drippy, itchy mess. Good bugs may help to reduce seasonal-allergy symptoms, suggests a small clinical study.

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Get up and go! Morning exercise may encourage weight loss.

Timing isn't everything, but it's something. Getting regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. And if you're overweight, fitting in a walk or jog before breakfast might help to tip the scales in your favor (literally!).

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5 Unusual Reasons You Have Hit A Plateau

Weight loss can be tricky. We all know we need to consume fewer calories than we burn to lose weight, but sometimes—even when you're doing all the right things—that weight loss can come to a screeching halt.

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Get moving: Physical activity transforms "bad" fat cells into good ones!

Get moving: Physical activity transforms "bad" fat cells into good ones! "What can brown do for you?," the famous ad slogan for UPS, applies to your body, too. Specifically, your fat cells. Whereas white fat stores energy (aka, calories), brown fat helps you burn energy. And here's the best news: White fat cells can transform into brown ones, according to a new study.

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A Toast to Plant Protein in the New Year!

We probably don’t need to tell you that colorful veggies and fruits, besides being delicious, are loaded with the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients your body needs. But don’t let the plant-food party stop there. Plant protein sources like beans and peas may be less showy than, say, raspberries or butternut squash but they’re fantastically nutritious...

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Trade in Disguised Dessert for a Nourishing Breakfast.

Ice cream or cookies for breakfast? Even young children know that’s a no-no, and yet many typical American breakfasts are desserts in disguise. The abundance of sugar and processed flour found in commercial breakfast cereals, muffins, waffles, pancakes, and bread rivals that of cookies, cakes, and other sweet treats...

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Effect of Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters

Anyone who's bought a fixer-upper knows that remodeling can be stressful. But in the case of your heart, it can be catastrophic — or beneficial. How's that? After a heart attack, the heart muscle can change shape and size, or "remodel," either in a way that can lead to eventual heart failure or in a way that improves heart health...

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Why Is It So Important To Actively Stretch And Improve Flexibility?

Stretching is one of the most important components to any fitness training program. Ensuring you remain flexible in all of your joints by remaining flexible can assist you lessening your chance of injury and improve your range of motion to complete your exercises or activities of daily living...

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You're Secretly eating a Ton of Sugar at Lunch

You know too much sugar is bad for you. That's why you stick to (mostly) healthy sweets and avoid sneaky dessert-like breakfast foods (looking at you, muffins) But lunch? Lunch is a meal you can depend on—like that friend who’s always down to drive you to the airport or help you move across the country. Right? Maybe not...

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How To Avoid
These 5 Common Food Traps

We all know that to run our best, we have to eat healthy, right? The proper food fuels your runs, helps you recover and keeps you feeling great. But… it’s easier said than done. There are countless challenges and temptations out there just waiting to steer you off the right path and deep into a box of cookies...

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Six Things to Know About
Muscle Imbalances

Improving aesthetic appearance, losing weight or enhancing athletic performance are three very popular reasons why many people exercise. While we all want the benefits from working out, few people will walk into a gym or health club and tell the staff they have something that needs to be fixed...

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CAN ANTI - INFLAMMATORY FOODS TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH?

Amanda Haas has a story that you’ve heard before. She was plagued with health issues, ranging from stomach pain, nausea, and heartburn to allergies, eczema, and back spasms. Some of her symptoms were slightly uncomfortable, others truly interrupted her life...

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