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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Yesterday
Photo by Stockbyte/Getty Images As many people know, a daily aspirin can help stave off a heart attack. Apparently, your ticker isn’t the only part of your body that may benefit from a dose of the drug: Aspirin significantly reduces men’s risk of prostate cancer, reveals a new Duke University study, presented at the 13th Annual American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference , held in New Orleans, La., this week.  The 6,390 men, none of whom had prostate cancer at the start of the study, were part of the Reduce trial, a GlaxoSmithKline-sponsored study designed to ...

Are Bug Bars the New Protein Bars? The Nutritional Value of Eating Insects

4 days ago
Photo by If you haven’t snacked on a grasshopper lately, you’re missing out on a hefty dose of nutrition. By Harley Pasternak Pasternak is a celebrity trainer and author of “The Body Reset Diet.” For one to stay lean and healthy, every meal must contain protein, fiber, and healthy fat. If you’re the adventurous type, though, there is an extremely affordable, sustainable, and eco-friendly — yet high-quality — protein option you may want to consider: bugs! I’m not talking about the bug parts that unintentionally get into our food in kitchens or factories; More elegantly referred ...

Build a Home Gym for Under $100

4 days ago
By Pamela Hernandez We all have the same 24 hours to work with. Craigslist is a great place to find exercise equipment at rock-bottom prices.

Tone Your Whole Body On a Park Bench

4 days ago
Join CosmoBody  trainer Adam Rosante for a calorie-torching bleacher workout that will keep you looking smokin’. Don’t have access to a stadium? No problem! All you’ll need for this insta-hot exercise is a step or sturdy park bench.

Why Being Sore After a Workout Isn't Always a Good Thing

4 days ago
While we’re all guilty of wearing our soreness as a badge of post-workout pride once in a while (and you totally deserve it for giving your workout your all), experts say the feeling is not, in fact, a reliable measure of your fitness progress. It’s usually just a novel stimulus,” says Peak Performance trainer Ethan Grossman, who’s worked extensively with professional athletes and physical therapists and has degree in exercise science.

Is Stress Sabotaging Your Weight-Loss Efforts?

6 days ago
Nearly half of stress eaters said that these “slip-ups” are at least a weekly occurrence. The questions is: How, exactly, does stress affect our attempts to slim down? To find out, researchers from Harvard and SUNY Upstate Medical University tracked the stress and weight-loss progress of 257 overweight adults over a two year period, during which they tried to lose at least five percent of their body weight. At the 6-month mark, high-stress individuals had dropped only about three percent of their body weight, on average, compared to nearly six percent among low-stress participants.

What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus

6 days ago
Photo by By Kristine Crane The enterovirus, also known as EV-D68, was first identified in the U.S. Kansas City, Missouri, has been particularly hard-hit, with hundreds of children hospitalized at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Mary Anne Jackson, the hospital’s director of infectious diseases, shares her thoughts on what you need to know about the virus. Are you at risk?

Mushrooms Are Way More Amazing Than You Think

5 days ago
Photo By Getty By Sarah-Jane Bedwell Known for their distinctive umami flavor and meaty texture, mushrooms are a great addition to any dish from Asian stir-fries to pasta sauces. Mushroom growers have the ability to produce mushrooms with 100% Daily Value (400 IU) of vitamin D per serving, approximately 4-5 white button or crimini mushrooms, or one portabella.

5 Postworkout Sips That Crush Sports Drinks

5 days ago
The last thing you want to do at the end of a grueling workout is instantly add back all of the calories you’ve just torched — but that’s essentially what you’re doing when you reach for most sports drinks. On average, these postworkout beverages clock in at 200 calories and pack a whopping 52 grams of sugar and 400 milligrams of sodium.

The Art of Active Sitting

6 days ago
Photography by Kenneth Willardt/ TrunkArchive.com Spending eight-plus hours at your desk doesn’t have to ruin your body. By Wendy Schmid, Q by Equinox You’ve heard the news by now: Sitting is the new smoking. It’s been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and early death. Yes, indeed, says Vladimir Friedman, DC, CCSP, of Accelicare Sports Chiropractic in Manhattan.

'Teen Mom' Lambasted for Smoking and Breastfeeding. How Bad Is It?

6 days ago
Photo by Erin Dietrich Photography/Facebook Negative press is nothing strange for reality star Jenelle Evans — one of four drama-prone young women whose lives are documented, for better or worse, on the MTV series “Teen Mom 2.” But this time, Evans, 22, has managed to rile up the neonatal health crowd, with Twitter evidence that she’s been smoking cigarettes — despite still breastfeeding the younger of her two kids, 2-month-old Kaiser. “Would be pretty shitty of her to be breastfeeding if she’s on a ‘no carb’ diet & smoking & drinking,” noted another, while one more chimed in, “It’s absolutely ... by Beth Greenfield

10 Moves to Do Before Breakfast

6 days ago
Mornings are crazy. We get it. Between late night deadlines, err, happy hours with friends and early morning meetings, it can sometimes be hard to prioritize your workout. Been there, done that

CDC Director Tom Frieden Talks Flu Vaccines

7 days ago
By Lisa Esposito Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, believes in influenza immunization. So he rolled up his sleeve and got his own flu vaccine – in front of fellow physicians and members of the audience at a recent conference at the National Press Club in the District of Columbia. While the CDC has announced a guideline shift for kids’ flu vaccines, as well as for pneumococcal vaccines for seniors, Frieden’s main message is this: Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot, every year. He’s already taken his 10-year-old ...

Why You Shouldn't Drink Warm Bottled Water

A week ago
Photo by Henrik Sorensen/Digital Vision/ A few years back, rumors circulated that Sheryl Crow claimed drinking bottled water left in a hot car gave her breast cancer. The result? Since then, the worry over plastic bottles leaching dangerous chemicals into our water has never quite disappeared — and perhaps for good reason, suggests a new study published in the September edition of Environmental Pollution. Scientists from Nanjing University in China and the University of Florida investigated the effects of storing 16 brands of bottled water (all sold in China) at three temperatures: 39° F, 77° F, and 158° F, intended ...

The Planks You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

A week ago
Now that the plank has effectively supplanted the crunch as the go-to core-strengthener, exercisers have placed a premium on their ability to hold the toning move—the longer, the better. As one-minute planks gave way to three-minute planks, and three-minute planks evolved into ten-minute planks, marathon plank-holding has become a calling card of sorts. But, according to Equinox experts, in terms of your fitness progression, it's an exercise in futility, as pointless as cranking out a crazy number of sit-ups.

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