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Why Men Lose Weight Faster Than Women

Posted: 09/26/2014

Heather Lindholm, Fitness Together Edina Men are generally larger and typically weigh more, they also have more muscle than women due to the hormone testosterone. They are genetically designed to have a higher percentage of muscle and less fat. Women are predisposed to store and retain fat. Women have higher levels of estrogen. On average, women have between 6 and...

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How to Spring Clean Your Pantry

Posted: 04/08/2014

Light, fresh flavors are the order of the day. So whether your goals include dropping a few pounds before summer or simply eat healthier, you’ll want to clear out those old cans of gravy, boxed mac and cheese, and leftover holiday candy to make room for foods with the fresh light flavors of spring.Where Do I Begin?With all the fresh, brightly colored produce from local...

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Breaking Down Beans

Posted: 02/21/2014

If you pay attention to food and nutrition trends, you’ve likely noticed that over the last several years more people are opting for vegan or vegetarian diets. Lifestyle surveys confirm this upsurge in people who are cutting back on meat. And even if they’re not making a drastic change to eat entirely animal- or meat-free, more Americans are trying to incorporate...

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Want Your Kids to Eat Their Vegetables? New Study Suggests You Can Count on Books to Do Your Bidding

Posted: 01/20/2014

August 13, 2013, 12:00AMGood news out of Stanford was recently published in the journal Psychological Science, saying that preschoolers can be taught about healthy eating, and actually act on it to eat more vegetables! The ScoopResearchers recruited 59 preschool-aged children from a preschool affiliated with Stanford and divided the four classrooms into two...

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Pre- and Post-workout Snacks for Different Workout Durations

Posted: 01/20/2014

September 24, 2013, 12:00AMAs the saying goes, timing is everything. This is especially true when it comes to fitness and nutrition. Delivering the optimal amount of nutrients to your body at the right time can play a major role in performance and recovery. And although the primary concern for most workouts lasting fewer than 90 minutes is fluid replenishment (ACSM, 2012), small,...

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Foods That Fight Muscle Soreness

Posted: 11/08/2013

Foods That Fight Muscle SorenessSeptember 5, 2013, 12:00AMYou’ve made a commitment to healthier living—including exercising regularly. But that post-exercise muscle soreness sometimes gets in the way of your next workout. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Many of us suffer from delayed onset muscle soreness (or DOMS) quite often. However, recent studies point...

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How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle To Stay Healthy In Modern Times

Posted: 10/01/2013

How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle To Stay Healthy In Modern TimesWritten By Daniel Leiberman and posted on Npr.org/sections/your-health If you got sick, you probably wouldn't go to an evolutionary biologist to get treated. But Daniel Lieberman, professor of evolutionary biology at Harvard University, says that his field can help you understand why you got sick, and make...

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Teens gaining healthy habits, but not enough

Posted: 09/26/2013

  Teens gaining healthy habits, but not enoughPost by Jacque Wilson on Cnn.com health on September 26th, 2013 Efforts to increase healthy habits in American teens may be making an impact, according to a new study. Adolescents are moving more, eating better and watching less TV than they used to, and researchers say obesity rates in this group may finally be stabilizing.The...

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Obesity kills more Americans than we thought

Posted: 09/04/2013

Obesity kills more Americans than we thoughtWritten by Rachel Auerbach and posted on cnn.com/health on 8/15/2013Just days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released statistics showing promise in the fight against childhood obesity, another study suggests the American public health system shouldn't be celebrating quite yet.While new statistics show childhood...

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Skip breakfast, lose weight? Not so fast

Posted: 07/30/2013

Skip breakfast, lose weight? Not so fastThis Article was written on July, 25th 2013 by Danille Dellorto and posted on cnn.com/healthSkipping breakfast doesn’t mean you’ll consume more calories later in the day, according to a new report from Cornell University.Researchers split 400 college-age students into two groups; they fed one group breakfast and the other no...

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