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The Silent Killer: Six Things You Need to Know

You have probably heard about high blood pressure, also called hypertension, but you may not know why it’s important to understand. Blood pressure (BP) is the force of blood against the artery wall. If your blood pressure stays high over…

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The Skinny on Brown Fat

Brown fat has recently received media attention due to research that has shown it to be beneficial for increasing the rate at which calories are burned, among other things. Between being thought to help make people thinner and less prone…

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Eight Health and Fitness Myths Debunked

There are all kinds of myths out there about health and fitness. What workouts are best, what foods cause weight loss, exactly how many sit ups do you need to be doing to see abs? Lets take a look at…

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“Skinny” but Unhealthy: The Truth is on the Inside

Everyone has a friend that can eat whatever they want, whenever they want, and never gain a pound. There’s also that friend who weighs more than others but is in great shape. So, is it healthy to be large and fit,…

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Obesity in America: What’s the Problem and How Can We Break the Cycle?

The definition of obesity is as follows: being grossly fat or over weight. Doesn’t sound too great does it? Yet, billions of people walk this earth living out that definition daily, with no hopes of changing it. Obesity has become…

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Four ways to break through your workout plateaus

If you have been working out consistently but have not seen any results, or have you seen results previously, but now your body composition has stayed the same. There is no need to fear, you have simply hit a workout…

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Track stars: The best fitness trackers to keep you moving

With headlines like “My fitness band is making me fat,” wearable trackers recently came under fire in the press. It seems that some users followed the possibly-too-high recommended daily calorie allowances, which resulted in the needle on the scale going…

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Your new weight-loss tool can be found on your smartphone

Social media sites like Instagram and Twitter aren’t just great ways to keep in touch with friends and family, they can also supply exactly the support, instruction and inspiration you need if you’re trying to work out more, eat healthier…

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Burning fat vs. burning calories – what’s the difference?

Torch calories, burn fat…you hear these buzz words mentioned all the time in regards to weight-loss plans and devices. They seem to be used almost interchangeably, but there is a slight difference between burning fat and burning calories. And it’s…

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