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Healthy habits and tips that prevent disease and keep your mind and body running in tip-top shape.

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Q: Why do women go the bio-identical hormone route?

A: They're being misled by unsubstantiated claims of greater safety and effectiveness. Since the WHI, many physicians are no longer up to date on prescribing FDA-approved hormones or won't prescribe them at all. To fill that void, women...

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cycling for health

I love riding bikes. I love building bikes. And it all costs me nearly nothing. For example, I built a recumbent bike 10 years ago for less than $4. Just sawed some old junkers apart and welded them back tog...

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What Is Matcha Green Tea Good For?

What Is Matcha Green Tea Good For?


One of the most in-demand drinks on the planet, green tea is outrageously good for you. You may have heard about its benefits, such as increased ability to lose weight and combat heart disease.

The interest lately is so hot that an exodus from the...

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What Is Matcha Green Tea Good For?

What Is Matcha Green Tea Good For?


One of the most in-demand drinks on the planet, green tea is outrageously good for you. You may have heard about its benefits, such as increased ability to lose weight and combat heart disease.

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Here's Why You Should Celebrate Sweat

Hereís Why You Should Celebrate Sweat
A Little Perspiration Does the Body Good

By Melissa Rudy, Health & Fitness Journalist

Regardless of weight or fitness level, we all sweat (although some ...

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Healthy While Traveling

1. Pack your own snacks. Ironically for someone who travels as much as I do, I dislike actually having to get on a plane to do so. Besides my claustrophobia and fear of flying, Iíve become increasingly less patient in dealing with layovers, flight delays and expensive airport food. I refuse to spend...

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Menopause

Q: Have the WHI results led doctors to stop treating symptoms of menopause with hormones?

A: The use of hormone therapy has declined by about 80 percent since the WHI, but the trials' results have been misunderstood. The hormone therapy trials were designed to answer a spe...

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Maintain a Good Healthy Diet

Now that we have came so far and maybe your starting out Spark People is all about learning a healthy way of eating and incorporating exercise into each day... Change is hard... especially for those with a weakness for salty or sugary snacks... But it is not impossible... once you know all of the ...

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Q: Should women eat less fat?

A: This study suggests that there may be benefits for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and for women who have an increased risk of breast cancer. But overall, I don't think there's strong evidence yet that all women should be going on a low-fa...

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The health benefits of fasting

A number of studies have suggested intermittent fasting has numerous health benefits, including weight loss, lower blood pressure and reduced cholesterol.
One of the most well-known intermittent fasting diets is the 5:2 Fast Diet - a plan that involves eating the recommended calorie intake fo...

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