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Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Five-Minute Meals That Blast Fat

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In fact, one study found that dieters who ate eggs for breakfast lost 65% more weight than those who didn’t eat eggs for breakfast, even though they ate the same number of calories! Make this breakfast in minutes by spraying a mug with cooking spray, beating one egg in it, stirring in a handful of chopped broccoli florets and chopped carrots and 2 tbsp shredded cheese. Apple-Cinnamon Breakfast Pizza Apples are packed with filling fiber, so including them in your meals helps to promote weight-loss because you’ll fill up on less calories. Plus, the healthy fats in peanut ...

Do You Have a Cold…Or The Flu?

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Absolutely, says Susan Rehm, MD, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. To get the last word on how to treat—and how not to treat—the common cold and the flu, we consulted experts from the field. Here are their tips: It’s the flu if… "It hits you like a bolt of lightning," say Steven Lamm, MD, internist and faculty member at NYU School of Medicine and a frequent guest doctor on The View. “The prescription-only anti-viral meds Tamiflu and Relenza must be taken within 48 hours of the onset of the symptoms,” says Karen Hill, MD, the ...

The 6 Vegetables That Will Save Your Life

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Photo by By Timothy Grower If there’s one food that no one — not your doctor, your nutritionist, or even your mother — will tell you to eat less of, it’s leafy greens. Calorie for calorie, chard, collards, kale, and other leafy greens may just be the most nutritious food you can eat. They’re packed with vitamins — A, B, K, and others — but also rich in essential minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium, as well as antioxidants, which protect cells against damage. Leafy greens contain phytochemicals, natural compounds that can help prevent hardening ...

The Repercussions of Gerard Depardieu's 12 Bottles of Wine a Day

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French-born actor Gerard Depardieu must have a hollow leg — or one seriously scarred liver. After undergoing bypass surgery (five times), and also because of cholesterol and stuff, I have to be careful.” Related: As Pot Smoking Rises, So Do Addiction Concerns Depardieu, who is currently starring in “Welcome to New York,” based on the Dominic Strauss-Khan scandal, added that drinking a case of wine in one day doesn’t even slow him down. “I have to admit that when I start counting, doctors start worrying.” That’s not exactly a surprise, according to Dr. James Garbutt, professor of psychiatry and ... by Beth Greenfield

10 Easy Ways to Sneak a Workout in at the Office

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Photo By Chris Clinton/ By Sheila Monaghan Foregoing gym visits for long hours at the office can have very real consequences. “People who sit more have higher cholesterol, blood sugar, and triglycerides,” says Tom Holland, MS, CSCS, exercise physiologist and author of Beat the Gym. Briefcase Upper Body Circuit "Load your bag or briefcase up with a few heavy items," says Adam Rosante, certified trainer and founder of The People’s Bootcamp. “Knock out as many reps as possible of the following moves: bicep curls, overhead presses, tricep extensions, frontal and lateral raises and rows.” Realted: 7 Ways to Lose Your ...

The Controversy Over Snacking: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

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Some people argue that between-meal snacks are essential to managing blood sugar levels and “keeping the metabolism going.” Others note that empty-calorie snacks contribute significantly to the rising tide of obesity since the 1970s, with the average American snacking one additional time per day and the average caloric load up at least 100 calories per snack (in some age brackets, much more). Remember: By the time you eat breakfast, your body has been fasted for a solid eight to 12 hours.

8 Ways to Embrace JOMO: The Joy of Missing Out

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The Need to Know Time alone is technically known as solitude, or the time you spend getting to know yourself. It can be tough to embrace a desire for solitude as a normal, healthy thing, given that society tends to favor extroverts (or people who thrive on socializing and activities), and some science shows being outgoing is a greater indicator for happiness. Then there’s social media, which is all about the power of social interaction. Take all these factors together, and it’s no wonder solitude gets the short end of the stick. It’s relishing alone time, letting go of needing to be ...

Celebrity Trainers Chris and Heidi Powell on Finding Your 'Magic Workout'

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Photo by Chris Powell By Lisa Elaine Held for Well+Good Chris and Heidi Powell are a fit power couple to be reckoned with. The husband and wife team co-host ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss, where they call themselves “transformation specialists,” and they co-authored the bestselling book Choose More Lose More, For Life last year. At home in Arizona, they lift and lunge in their CrossFit box-garage, all while taking care of their four small children. Related: A beginner’s guide to CrossFit: What it’s really like Even if they’re known for kickstarting clients’ weight loss, the Powells say their focus ...

Will Your Job Kill You?

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Learn more about the professions the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports have the highest fatal work injury rates and that the job website CareerCast has deemed the most stressful. 1. Taxi Drivers Median Salary: $22,840 Taxi drivers dodge and weave thousand-pound hunks of metal in and out of traffic – of course their job is dangerous. CareerCast ranks its most stressful jobs based on 11 criteria; 2. Police Officers Median Salary: $56,130 Police officers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illness, the BLS reports, largely due to the varied physical and emotional demands associated ...

Another Reason For Kids to Cover Their Mouths: Pediatric Stroke Risk

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Photo by Getty Images As if parents don’t already have enough concerns with the growing Enterovirus D68 outbreak and the approaching flu season, researchers have found another worry to add to the heap: pediatric stroke. Thestudy , published in the journal Neurology in early September, found that, for some children, colds and other minor infections could increase the risk of strokes, at least temporarily. Related: Get More Protection Out of Your Flu Shot Like This “For parents of healthy children, this is not very important news,” lead study author Heather Fullerton, medical director of the Pediatric Brain Center at UCSF Benioff ... by Beth Greenfield

What It Really Means to 'Listen to Your Body?'

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“Pain is weakness leaving the body.” Ah, yes, this statement and similar motivational(ish) quotes are go-to stock phrases of drill sargents, tough guys, and, unfortunately, coaches and workout buddies everywhere. Sleepiness compounds to create energy crashes during the day, increases stress hormones, and promotes poor eating habits.

Crest Announces Plans to Eliminate Microbeads from Its Toothpastes

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Photo by Simon A/Flickr Your toothbrush bristles may not be the only plastic you put in your mouth this morning — because what you probably assume are flavor crystals in your toothpaste may actually be plastic microbeads. Procter & Gamble, the maker of Crest, has just pledged to eliminate microbeads from its toothpastes by March 2016, according to a statement released to ABC15 in Phoenix. “Your dental hygienist spends most of their time cleaning every sulcus in your mouth, because if the band of tissue around your tooth isn’t healthy, then you’re not healthy.” However, she also added, “I am not ...

These Yoga Pants Know Whether You're Working Out Hard—Or Not

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Photo by Athos By Lisa Elaine Held for Well+Good Monitoring heart rate and calorie burn is practically passé these days. “Of course, if you’re just someone who wants more information, it certainly can’t hurt you to have this info.

How to Rise Above an Jury in Time for Race Day

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By Ginger Zee Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC Ginger Zee, Good Morning America’s chief meteorologist, is hosting and taking onRUN 10 FEED 10 this fall. Each week leading up the 10-K race on September 21, she and her trainer, Mark Langowski, will shareupdates on her training journey . Here’s what went down this past week. There’s nothing like waking up and walking like a pirate a few weeks before the race you are training for.

Drop 10: Sculpt All Over With These Full-Body Toners

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Tone all over with these multitasking sculptors from celeb trainer Astrid McGuire. Get to it, people! Related: How to Lose Weight and Feel Great in 7 Days

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