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Can Coffee Prevent Pain at Work?

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We’ve all been there before—sitting long hours at your desk job working hard (or hardly working) when you start to feel that aching pain in your shoulder or neck.  Shoulder and neck pain are common with work involving very low levels of muscle activity, such as office work with computers.  But can drinking coffee prior [...]

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Foods Your Elderly Loved One Should Not Be Eating

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Many people think that just because a certain food is regarded as “healthy”, that it’s okay to feed it to your elderly loved one.  This is not always the case.  There are certain foods that we think of as healthy that can actually make your elderly loved one sick, causing food poisoning or other food-related [...]

Fat Tuesday Debunked: Healthy Pancakes

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Avoid those decadent Fat Tuesday pancakes without breaking tradition! Fat Tuesday marks the end of Mardi Gras (which, in French, translates to ‘Fat Tuesday’) and celebrates a day of gluttony. Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday as it’s called in England, has been in practice for hundreds of years across the globe. Traditionally, the day is [...]

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Candy Corp. Decision Drives Obesity Awareness

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Mars, Inc, Candy Supplier, Takes Small Step in the Fight Against Obesity Chocolate is a common weakness for many Americans.  We turn to it for an energy boost, to fight depression or to just indulge our senses.  If consumed carefully, chocolate can be part of a healthy diet – but not many of us consume [...]

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Eating Out with Diabetes

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Who doesn’t love going out to eat? It gives you the night off from cooking and a chance for you to get out of the house and reconnect with friends and family. But for those living with diabetes, it can take a little more planning. Avoiding restaurants all together is unrealistic and unfair to you! [...]

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A Great Recipe to Keep Your Game Day Healthy

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Part of the constant struggle to stay on a healthy food track is the parties you’ll attend. In my circle, football season spikes the number of get-togethers and the number of calories consumed at each one. In an effort to stay healthy, but still appeal to the masses, I have adapted a game day classic: [...]

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Editor’s Post: Learning Accountability for Weight Loss

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Losing weight is never easy. I’ve watched several people try and lose weight through a healthy, regimented plan and it has never seemed easy.  A person needs supporters, determination, perseverance and self-control – lots and lots of self-control. Within my own struggle to shed the pounds, I have found the most challenging part to be [...]

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Pros and Cons of that Mornin’ Cup o’ Joe

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I watched my morning cup of Joe drip into my mug this morning and a thought crossed my mind: I’ve never really questioned the effects of coffee on my body. Forty-three percent of Americans are “very likely” to consume caffeine to stay alert during the day. Several of us have had the habit since we [...]

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Americans are Drinking Less Water

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Why do Americans trade great nourishment for sugary drinks? CNN recently reported, based on a National Center of Health study, that half of the US population over the age of two consumes sugary drinks daily. The study defined “sugary drinks” as sodas, sweetened waters, energy drinks, sport drinks and fruit beverages. They forgot about: diet [...]

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The Dos and Don’ts of a Gluten-Free Diet

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Turns out people with celiac disease are not the only ones benefiting from the gluten-free foods and menus popping up across America. Nearly 15% of consumers in the United States are buying gluten-free goods, where only 1% of the population is affected by the disease. Gluten, a protein bound to a carbohydrate found in a piece of grain, is most commonly associated with bread and wheat products. But it can also be found in processed foods you sometimes splurge on at the grocery store or at restaurants.