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on Mar 20, 2012 07:00 PM in Tips & Updates


Yes, grapefruit really does curb hunger. And that’s just one of its many benefits.
Oatmeal isn’t the only heart-friendly breakfast: Enjoying one grapefruit a day can help lower "bad" LDL cholesterol levels by 15.5% and triglycerides by 27%, according to a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 

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on Mar 20, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


When I did a walk-through of the home I now live in, I was quite worried about a patch of the backyard that was devoid of the beautiful green grass I’d seen in the front. I soon learned that the previous owner raised chickens.

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on Mar 18, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Age alone does not define a person’s physical fitness or their ability to swim from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay (rest in peace Jack LaLanne), but there are specific concerns for seniors to consider when they workout.

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on Mar 15, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


How many times have you abandoned your exercise program because it was boring, time-consuming, or unpleasant? Usually the real problem underlying the excuses is that you simply haven’t chosen the right activity for your personality so it feels awkward and uncomfortable. If it’s not fun and rewarding, you won’t keep it up. 

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on Mar 15, 2012 02:00 AM in Tips & Updates


When I decided to lose weight, I announced it to my friends and family. I didn’t scream it from the top of a mountain, just slipped it into conversation, but I made sure to really let them know that I was committed to improving my health and losing weight.

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on Mar 14, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates


Whether you’re working out or not, fitness and wellness experts tell us why stretching is so important. 

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on Mar 13, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates


"I'm a big fan of apples," says Ellen Barrett, a certified yoga instructor, integrative nutrition coach, and star of the Ellen Barrett Live: Grace + Gusto DVD. "They hydrate, give a little sugar jolt, and they clean your teeth," she says. "They are also a great source of vitamin C, and contain fiber, which can help hold you over until after you've finished holding tree pose.".  

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on Mar 11, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


The push for regular exercise or physical activity is increasing more and more in the wake of our country’s obesity epidemic. The belief that a person needs to do strenuous workouts that will burn mega calories in the shortest time frame has become unappealing to those that are older or those who have health conditions that will influence exercise programs. 

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on Mar 07, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates


Does your metabolism grind to a halt after 35? Can certain foods rev it up? Answers ahead—and they’re good.

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on Mar 04, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Going to the gym can get monotonous if you stick to the same pieces of equipment when you go. You might feel stuck with the treadmill, bike, or elliptical, and any attempt at exploring other equipment might seem futile.

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on Mar 03, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


It is now easier for Americans to determine what's in the meat their eating. Although the consumption of meat is down for the fourth straight year in a row, it is still quite high at over 224 pounds of meat, poultry and fish per year, approximately .6 pounds of meat a day.

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on Feb 28, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates


Nutrition and sleep deprivation are closely tied. Resolve your diet woes to keep you looking like sleeping beauty.   

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on Feb 26, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


The ideal workout is one that produces the most results in the least time. While there are some people that enjoy long hours in the gym, the majority would like to get their workout done and get on with their day.

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on Feb 25, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates


What's in My Gym Bag?  From lip gloss to lifting gloves, bloggers share their gym essentials.

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on Feb 22, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


You may have missed the latest news in the world of healthy living, so Calorie Count put together a mishmash of the info you need to know or would just like to read while your local news station covers a dog rescue or road closures.

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