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Are you having a Dry January? How to get through the month without drinking, and how it could help your health

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that January is by far the worst four weeks of the year. A joyless, misery of a month that lurks in the shadows of our Twixmas hangover, poised to stifle our Yuletide glow and drag us kicking and screaming back to the humdrum of the 9-5. A stickler for the straight and narrow, there’s nothing sensible, old January likes more than ...

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MEN OVER 65 WHO DO THIS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EVERY DAY HAVE THE SAME ENERGY EFFICIENCY AS A 20-YEAR-OLD

There are some incredible perks of being a long-distance runner, surprising benefits, like women find you more masculine and attractive, and some myths that are unfounded. (Case in point: running is actually good for your knees!). Now, scientists are finding even greater benefits for guys in their golden years (over the age of 65). One study found long-term endurance training can ...

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6 BODYWEIGHT WORKOUTS THAT ACTUALLY BUILD MUSCLE

It can be tempting to head into the gym and immediately start pounding the heavy iron. But we’re here to tell you that a bodyweight routine will work just as well. (Ever see a flabby gymnast? Yeah, we didn’t think so either.) Here are six bodyweight-only workouts that’ll keep your heart working hard and ensure that you’re burning lots of ...

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THE 2-IN-1 KETTLEBELL LEG WORKOUT

If you’re comfortable with your usual leg routine, you could be missing out on some big-time gains, whether it be in strength or endurance. When you’re looking for something besides the traditional squat/leg press/lunge workout, it’s time to hit the kettlebells. We asked Mike Stehle, owner and trainer at Training Room Online, for one of his secret 2-in-1 workout routine ...

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25 WAYS TO GET STRONGER

Getting strong doesn’t mean loading on the plates as much as possible with every single workout. Moves like that are what get you hurt, and ultimately leave you weaker than before. Stay committed to the gym (or work out at home!) and constantly fine-tune your workouts, and you’re sure to be significantly stronger in a few weeks. But damn it, ...

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How to know if you have tendinitis

Have you ever been playing tennis or golf, and during that initial swing you feel a sharp pain in your shoulder or elbow? While typing on the keyboard at work does your wrist suddenly become stiff and tender to the touch? The pain you are feeling could be from tendinitis. Tendinitis (sometimes spelled “tendonitis”) is a common condition that is ...

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Eating chocolate may boost your brain power

Indulging in chocolate may be just what the doctor ordered. A recent study suggests consuming the dessert at least once a week may boost your cognitive function. The study, published in the journal Appetite, monitored the chocolate intake of 968 participants, aged 23-98 years old, over the course of 30 years. The participants’ cognitive function was tested by observing how ...

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Preparing to spring forward

The return trip to Central Daylight Time on March 13 may take “a bit getting used to.” However, there are ways to try combatting time change, according to Dr. Michael Breus, The Sleep Doctor™, a clinical psychologist and Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. “A little preparation in the days leading up to daylight savings time can make ...

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Cheaper fruits and vegetables could lead to healthier people

Just in time for National Nutrition Month, a new study predicts that lowering the cost of fruits and vegetables could have a very positive impact on the health of many Americans. Researchers at Harvard and Tufts Universities developed a computer model to help make these projections on the effects of lowering the price and the health outcomes. The results found that ...

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Enjoy a pint, but avoid binge drinking on St. Patrick’s Day

As pints of green beer and shots of Irish whiskey are slammed down during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, it’s important to recognize the dangers associated with binge drinking. “While it’s fun to toast the Emerald Isle’s patron saint, it’s also important to know your limits before you get too bleary-eyed to care about how all that green beer will affect ...

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