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These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. We're constantly given suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs... Read more
As I sat across the cafe table from my dearest friend, Margie, I was struck by how tired and drawn she looked. This was the first time we had seen in each other in months. Before, we had made a point to meet for lunch or coffee once a week. Now that... Read more
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Use this short workout to tone your butt and thighs with... Read more
I am looking for suggestions for exercises that I can do when I have MS & have severe balance problems. I also need to loose weight i have gained weight since I was diagnosed 6 months ago. So I need exercises that will work for both. Any help would... Read more
Has anyone purchased a balance board? I really enjoyed stand up paddle boarding on vacation and also thought - wow what a great core work out ... Unfortunately it is a way to cold anytime of the year where I live for me to go paddle boarding. Next th... Read more
Does anyone have ideas for exercises that improve balance? I'd like to be better on the standing paddle board and at getting around on a sailboat and I've never been able to bike with no hands.
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So I have very specific percentages that I want to stay within for my carbs, protein and fat, so I did the math and changed the gram goal for each in my nutrition tracker. my problem is that I've had to go back and change it every day for three days... Read more
I am using the diabetes tracker. I am almost always under for the calorie count but have a harder time meeting the food balance goals. I am rarely more than 20 over in the carbs and protein and maybe 5 to 10 under the fats. Do I need to worry ab... Read more
Don't skimp on sleep by trying to add more events to the days. It's a stressor & gets everying out of balance.andDon't repeatedly hit the snooze button, either go to sleep earlier or take a nap. Don't let the snooze button become a habit that needs... Read more
Even when you are trying to be on your best behavior and outsmart temptation, Halloween candy can be too much. It is possible to make a choice that not only treats your sweet tooth but also provides some nutritional benefit with the calories.
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A small study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed the clinical responses of three popular diet regimens in people that had already achieved weight loss. The goal of the study was to not only look at energy e... Read more
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