Boost Metabolism While You Sleep

Remember in biology class when you learned about the parts of the cell and you wondered why you had to know this stuff? Really, when would you ever use this information in real life? Well here it is. But wait, there's more...
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Misleading Fat Labels – When 2% is Really 40% Fat

Misleading Fat Labels – When 2% is Really 40% Fat

By: Shanyn OlpinLet’s face it, if you were selling a product that has 2% fat when you measure it one way, but 40% fat if you measure it another, you’d want the packaging to read that there was only 2% fat in your product. That is how it goes in the food industry. But that kind of advertising is misleading to consumers.If you care about what you eat, and you want to be a savvy consumer, you are going to have to learn not only to READ packages and labels, but how to FIGURE THEM OUT. Don't let this cause you chronic anxiety! As far as fats go, here is the skinny on figuring out how much of it is actually in your food. (more…)...
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The Advantages of Being Really Out of Shape

The Advantages of Being Really Out of Shape

There are many obvious advantages to being in shape, but what about being out of shape?   People who are fit tend to look good, feel good, have more energy, less disease, can wear the clothes they want to wear, and can do the things they want to do. They are healthier, happier, they get better sleep, have better quality lives, live longer, and have more self-confidence. They also fit into the movie seats at the local theater, don't have to pay more for airline tickets, have better sex lives, can be more fun to be around, better parents, and they can eat more without feeling guilty. Yes- fit people can eat more without getting fat. [frame align="right"] Fat Man by:drrnarna, on Flickr[/frame] (more…)...
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Don’t Eat That for Breakfast!

Don’t Eat That for Breakfast!

By: SMP StaffHow does your breakfast effect your health?You wake up. You’re hungry. You open the cupboard and see two cereals, Captain Crunch and Raisin Bran. What you do next may not only effect your day, but your life.What you eat for breakfast is vitally important to your health. It influences many things; what nutrients you get, how healthy you are, your ability to fight disease, how much energy you have, your cravings, your ability to focus, your mood and how much and what else you eat for the rest of the day.Skipping breakfast is not a good idea. For one thing, people who skip breakfast tend to weigh MORE than those who don't. This sounds contradictory. It would seem that not eating breakfast calories would help people to lose weight, actually the reverse is true. (Read Why Diets Don't Work to find out why.) (more…)...
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What Sleeping has to do with your Waistline

By: Shanyn OlpinThat Freshman Fifteen, may not all be from the cafeteria food. It may be because you haven't been hitting the snooze button enough. Sleep, or lack of it, not only affects your mind, it can seriously affect your waistline. Here's how. (more…)...
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Why Diets Don’t Work

By: Shanyn OlpinOur ancestors had to physically work hard for their food. The foods that they ate provided calories, but rarely the surplus of calories that we easily find in our foods today. There were also times of shortage, or famine when food was scarce and they went hungry. Through the ages, the DNA in our cells has remembered that. (more…)...
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Release the Grease!

By: Shanyn OlpinIn the article “Why Diets Don’t Work” we learn that in the long run, dieters actually gain more weight. But don’t worry there is a solution. Your body can train its fat cells to release the grease. Here’s how. (more…)...
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