Top Fitness Trends 2014

    ACSM Prediction of the Top Fitness Trends 2014

    The eighth annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends was recently released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a prediction of the top 20 fitness trends for 2014. Fitness industry trends are a reflection of the current needs and expectations of

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    How Much Coffee Should You Drink?

    Are you drinking too much coffee?

    People ask, “Should I start drinking coffee?”, “Should I stop drinking coffee?”, “How much is too much?”, and the list goes on and on.

    Unfortunately when it comes to recommendations, one size does not fit all. The truth is,

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    Minimum Recommended Daily Allowance of Antioxidants

    Glucose is the primary fuel of the human body, that's what starches are broken down into. Our body takes glucose in our diet and the oxygen we breathe in and makes energy to power our bodies, water, and carbon dioxide that we breathe out. Plants then take the water and

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    Help Individuals Increase Their Physical Activity

    Simple, low-cost, motivational interventions can help individuals increase their physical activity: University of Missouri study

    Posted on December 10, 2013 by Stone Hearth News

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Fewer than half of adults in the United States meet the recommended physical activity guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Often

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    Plant-Based Diet & Lifestyle

    The Plant-Based Lifestyle Is the Best Medicine I’ve Ever Prescribed

    By Robert Ostfeld, M.D., M.Sc. | Posted on December 10, 2013

    As a cardiologist, I am delighted to share the many ways Forks Over Knives has been an incredible resource for my patients, my students, and for me. I recommend the movie multiple times each day

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    Ultimate Guide to Vitamins & Minerals

    From helping the body turn food into fuel, to fortifying bones and eyesight, vitamins & minerals are health superstars for sure. While the average diet usually includes adequate amounts of the essential nutrients without issue, it doesn’t hurt to be a little more aware of the vitamins & minerals that

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    Setting Personal and Business Goals

    Each new year brings with it the opportunity for a fresh start, a clean slate, and giving thought to what might unfold over the next 12 months. When setting personal and business goals, it's important to have a plan.

    There is a well-worn but still useful acronym — SMART — that's

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    What are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer?

    No matter what sport or physical activity you participate in, hiring a good personal trainer can definitely be of benefit for achieving your goals. Personal trainers are not for everyone, but a trainer can certainly offer advantages that you will not find when working out by yourself.

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    New Heart Guidelines Encourage Statin Use

    Why American’s will NEVER get well as a nation as long as drugs are the choice of treatment and prevention instead of what can be found at the end of your fork:

    The nation's first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many

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    Can gluten-free foods aid weight loss?


    By Dr. Georgene Collins

    Labels can be misleading. Fat-free, nonfat and whole grain are examples of misleading labels commonly used in the food industry. However, in some cases, mislabeling can be life-threatening. Lately, a big concern has been the label "gluten-free," and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps

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