Where Your Feet Land When Running Affects Injury Risk  

Injuries are extremely common amongst runners. Some statistics estimate that 90 percent of runners miss training time as a result of injuries, according to an article in The New York Times. A new study reveals that when it comes to injury risk, one of the biggest factors may be the way that the foot lands […]

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Is Eating Bacon Unhealthy for You?  

  Most believe that when it comes to good health, eating bacon is not part of the picture. But are these claims founded? Is there any truth to the idea that bacon lead to heart problems, weight gain, and more? When Bacon Is Unhealthy Bacon certainly can be unhealthy, but it does not have to […]

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Is Dirt the Cure That You’re Looking For?  

  Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein has some advice: if you want to live a healthy life, dirt’s the cure. Shetreat-Klein is the author of, “The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids With Food Straight from the Soil,” and suggests that kids in America grow up in a world that’s too sanitized. The Importance of Dirt Further, the […]

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Knowing What You’re Eating May Encourage Healthier Habits

  Making smart choices about what you’re eating can be difficult to do. However, we all know that making conscious decisions about the macronutrients that we are putting in our bodies can both improve health and aid in weight loss. A study conducted and published by the University of Illinois found that when customers are […]

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What Is the Connection Between Type II Diabetes & Trouble Sleeping?  

If you’re not sleeping well, you may be at an increased risk of acquiring type II diabetes, according to a new study. The Study Published in Diabetologia, researchers assessed the sleeping habits of 133,353 women. After a 10-year follow up, they found 6,407 cases of type II diabetes, as reported by an article in The […]

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Are Antiperspirants and Deodorants Dangerous for Health?  

If you’re older than the age of 12, you have probably discovered that you need an antiperspirant and deodorant in addition to your daily shower in order to keep yourself smelling clean. But, are antiperspirants and deodorants dangerous for your health? After all, aren’t sweat glands designed to sweat? Sweat Glands and Your Health First […]

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There Is More to Chronic Constipation Than You Think  

  Constipation is an uncomfortable health complication to live with, particularly when it is chronic. But constipation is more than just a hassle; it can be dangerous, too. In fact, infrequent bowel movements can lead to autointoxication, or the absorption or poisons by the bodies (that would normally be removed via a bowel movement). Autointoxication […]

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Is Quinoa a Grain? Is it Healthy? Can You Eat Quinoa as Part of a Healthy Diet?

Quinoa has been dismissed by many in the health community as a grain that will lead to inflammation and weight gain. But is quinoa really as bad as it has been made out to be? Does quinoa offer any benefits at all? The Facts About Quinoa First of all, while quinoa is often characterized as […]

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What Is the Pegan Diet and How Does it Compare to Ketosis?  

  The pegan diet is a diet that draws on principles from both the paleo diet and veganism. According to an article published in Fox News, the diet is the “love child” of the oddly-matched diets, a “leaner, more veggie-packed, slightly less restrictive version” of paleo. The Rules for Pegans While on the pegan diet, […]

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Want to Build Muscle and Lose Weight? McMaster University Proposes an Answer  

For most people, losing weight is extremely difficult. And what is even more difficult to do is to lose weight while not losing muscle. To see if it was possible to retain muscle on a low calorie diet, researchers at McMaster University in Canada took 40 males who wanted to lose weight and divided them […]

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Is It Possible to Still Absorb Vitamin D in the Wintertime?  

  As you know, vitamin D is an incredibly important component for good health. And while food can help you meet some of your vitamin D needs, it certainly is not enough; you need to get outside. While oral supplementation can also help, sunlight is by far the best method. But what about when it’s […]

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How to Talk to Your Loved Ones About Their Health  

  You may not be reading this blog because you are overweight or obese; you may be reading this blog because you love someone who is overweight or obese. When this is the case, talking to your loved one about their health can be challenging and sensitive. Here are some tips for sharing with your […]

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The Dangers of Taking Medication for Acid Reflux Disease  

Acid reflux disease and chronic heartburn are conditions that plague hundreds of thousands of Americans. And so, to alleviate symptoms, these people turn to medication – both prescription and over-the-counter. Some of the most popular medication brands include Prilosec, Zantac, Pepcid, and Nexium. But while these drugs may do their part to alleviate heartburn, they […]

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Exercise the Secret Behind Preventing Back Pain  

  According to an article published in The New York Times, about 80 percent of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives. However, rather than using over-the-counter (or prescription) medication, orthotics, or using other aids for correcting back pain, the secret may lie in exercise. Exercise for Back Pain Correction In one […]

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What Happens to Your Body When You Maintain a Sedentary Lifestyle  

  There is evidence that suggests that when it comes to fitness and health, diet is more important than exercise. However, does that mean that exercise does not matter? The following considers what happens to your body when you forsake exercise and maintain a sedentary lifestyle: How Sitting Is Killing Us The average person spends […]

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Do I Need to Worry About Ketoacidosis While On a Ketogenic Diet?  

Following a ketogenic diet can be a great way to lose weight, feel better, and reduce your risk of (or even cure) some serious diseases and health complications, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, and type II diabetes. But one concern that some people may have about ketosis is this: will a ketogenic diet […]

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