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How to burn more calories while walking

You may be burning more calories than you think, according to a recent study that found a varying walking pace can burn more calories often not accounted for in traditional measurements. According to researchers at the Ohio State University, changing up one’s pace can burn up to 20 percent more calories than walking at a constant speed. “Walking at any speed costs some energy, but when you’re ...

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Your choice of drink may be hurting you

With temperatures reaching the 90s this past Saturday and summer almost underway, both adults and children should be mindful of heat-related illnesses. Being outside for too long without the appropriate amount of fluids could result in dehydration. According to the Mayo Clinic, men should consume about three liters of fluid per day, while women should consume about 2.2 liters, with this ...

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Matters of life and death

Fitness is a very important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but a new study sheds some light on how crucial it really is to get moving every day. The long-term study followed nearly 800 men who took part in an exercise test at age 54 and were reevaluated periodically over the next 45 years. Findings of the study suggest ...

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Is binge

While binge-watching isn’t a new phenomenon, it has become the norm for many individuals with the ease of online streaming. But as more people are subscribing to Netflix, HBO GO and Hulu, more research is also being conducted to examine the health problems associated with people who can’t help but watch multiple episodes. “Television is a part of our everyday lives. ...

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Colon cancer diagnosis for healthy musician was a change in tune

Michael Buckwalter, a freelance horn player, had always been healthy. So, he didn’t worry too much about skipping primary care services like physicals and colonoscopies because of his limited insurance coverage. But a few years ago, that all changed. “I had the occasional bout of hemorrhoids,” he says. “Because I’m a horn player, that’s pretty common. But in 2013, after ...

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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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How to burn more calories while walking

You may be burning more calories than you think, according to a recent study that found a varying walking pace can burn more calories often not accounted for in traditional measurements. According to researchers at the Ohio State University, changing up one’s pace can burn up to 20 percent more calories than walking at a constant speed. “Walking at any speed costs some energy, but when you’re ...

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Dormant Butt Syndrome behind muscle pain

A sleepy rear end could be the cause of aches and pains in your knees, hips and back. Recent news articles have been calling attention to Dormant Butt Syndrome, a silly-sounding, but very real condition that can occur as a result of a lack of physical activity and neglecting the glute muscles. “Glute muscles are sometimes overlooked in exercise regimens ...

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Want to lose weight? Eat more foods with flavonoids

While kale and flaxseed get all the headlines about being superfoods, basic fruits and vegetables are being touted by health officials as a way to produce healthy weight loss, according to a recent study. It’s all because of a certain element inside these fruits and vegetables called flavonoid. The natural compound found in fruits and vegetables gives the produce its blue, ...

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How to stay full while on a diet

There are many factors that contribute to a healthy diet, and supplying your body with the right nutrients becomes even more important when you have a weight loss goal in mind. “When trying to lose weight, you should focus on long-term lifestyle changes instead of short-term diet fads,” says Gina Doocy, a registered dietitian at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center ...

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