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What’s Organic? What’s Authentic? What Does it Matter?

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  Does It Really Matter??             You know what it all comes down to? We are all dying, every single one of us, every day. And there’s nothing we can do to stop it.   I know, and I’m sorry. This kind of information sucks. But it’s absolutely true, and…

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Why is red wine healthy one day then unhealthy the next?

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        On Monday red wine is good for you, on Tuesday it’s best avoided, and by Wednesday it’s back to being good for you again.   Lately it seems like every nutrition study contradicts the last, and trying to be healthy has never felt more complicated.   It’s not just #fakenews and…

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Having A Healthy Lifestyle Can Increase Life Expectancy By Up To 7 Years

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    People who do not smoke, are not obese, and consume alcohol moderately can expect to live seven years longer than the general population, and to spend most of these extra years in good health, according to a new study published today in Health Affairs.   A new study published today in Health Affairs…

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5 reasons why smoothies are good for you

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Shakes and smoothies have become synonymous with weight loss, but there’s a fine line between detox and dessert. Nutritionist Lucinda Zammit helps us uncover 5 liquid meal myths.     1. Liquid meals contain fewer calories than solid food   It’s surprisingly easy to ‘overeat’ when you’re liquefying your food. While you’d struggle to scarf…

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5 Bad Habits That Are Good For You After All!

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Feel guilty after having a lazy lie-in or that extra cup of coffee? Think again, those habits may not be so bad after all   We’ve all got bad habits, whether it’s occasionally forgetting to take our make-up off, being a prolific gum chewer or having a sweet tooth. But, as much a these vices…

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Weekly Sex Can Prolong Life

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Study shows health benefits for women           While a regular sex life has been shown to boost mood and improve relationships, it turns out that having sex once a week can also prolong your life, according to a new study.   Researchers in the small study, first published in the medical…

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Just a Minute’s Running Daily May Boost Bone Health

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Women who on an average did 60-120 seconds of running per day had four per cent better bone health.   Want to improve your bone health? Running — a high-intensity and weight-bearing physical activity — for just one to two minutes each day may help you, new research shows. The findings showed that women who on…

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5 Things You Should Do Every Morning If You Want to Be Healthy

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            In those first years out of college, I struggled with the transition into “real adulthood.” Adulting is hard! But as I started to make health and self-care more of a priority, I realised that I was lacking a solid morning routine. Fast-forward to today, and the routine I’ve established…

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7 Home Remedies for Dengue

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                Dengue fever affects millions of people every year with children being the most prone. It is a mosquito-borne sickness that usually affects areas with poor environmental upkeep and tends to develop ditches of water where mosquitos love. It often takes 3-10 days to recover from dengue fever,…

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Why You Should Approach Sleep Like a Gym Class

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It’s sleep training but not as you know it.     You might be familiar (or not, that’s cool) with the term ‘sleep training’ – it’s a technique parents use to teach their babies how to sleep through the night – but, when you think about it – er, probably not when you’re trying to…

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How Many Calories Are in a Banana?

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Bananas have always been a good way to stay lean while on a diet or when watching your health, but what are the facts that surround this fruit and how beneficial are they to the body?     Many may know that this particular fruit is good in terms of nutrition, but how good are…

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Get Yourself a Workout Buddy With These 4 Simple Tips

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  Whether you’re attempting to lose weight again or simply tweak your eating or fitness behaviors, going it alone might not be your best bet. There’s evidence that enlisting support from others can help you stick to your new and improved routines over the long term.   In a recent study published in Patient Preference…

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Finally! There’s a Beer That Is Technically Considered Healthy

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          In the 1990s, a spike in micro-mix brewing spawned an upswell in the craft beer movement. Traditional standards for brewing were turned on their heads, and now the very look of beer is vastly different from the days of twin tapped bars. The most lauded beers in the country are…

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