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Tips for staying healthy when traveling

Staying healthy isn?t easy when you?re constantly on

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Staying healthy isn’t easy when you’re constantly on the go, but there are some simple tips that can keep you in line with your regular routine even when you’re far away from home.

In order to fulfill your fitness requirements during your days away, try some of these travel workout tips by the Mayo Clinic:

— Do your research. If you’re staying at a hotel or a resort, for example, look...

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Diet soda as a weight-loss aid? Maybe not

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Diet sodas and other noncaloric, sweetened drinks are go-to options for 30 percent of health conscious consumers in the United States.

But a new study out of Purdue University shows that these popular drinks may not be the solution in the fight against obesity and other health problems.

“Although it seems like common sense that diet sodas would not be problematic, that doesn't appear...

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Summer nutrition: Getting that 'beach body'

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With summer finally upon us, many fitness fanatics are packing the health clubs in a last-ditch effort to sculpt their figures -- the infamous beach-body mantra. Many of these people are targeting weight loss in a specific area of the body and practice what’s called spot reduction -- the false belief that training a certain area of the body will result in weight loss in that area. The truth is that...

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The truth about health supplements

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Lining drugstore shelves across the country, nutritional and dietary supplements can be found in any number of varieties. Boasting promises of slimmer waistlines, bulked-up muscle mass and increased performance, these products are both widely used and largely unregulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Recently, both NBC News and USA Today published reports with disturbing facts...

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What's the deal with vegan living: Part 1

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Jennifer Greene was taught growing up to be kind to animals but also ate meat, eggs and dairy on a regular basis. She always felt a disconnect at the dinner table wondering what happened to the farmed animals and once she made the connection, it finally hit her that she had the option to make a kinder choice--she realized she could choose vegan food. Greene has embraced the vegan life for more than...

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Packaging problems: How 50 percent lower sodium only saves you 3 percent

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It all started with Mayor Michael Bloomberg. When he recently launched an attack against sodium I began thinking that just because salt doesn’t have calories, doesn’t mean I can consume it guiltlessly. No longer would pickles, hot sauce and packaged vegetable soups be personal free-for-alls. I vowed to be as cognizant of my sodium intake.

My first step seemed like an easy one. My deli meat...

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Nutrition: You are what you eat

The Healthy Eating Plate created by nutrition experts

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What's in your kitchen? If the answer is a bunch of snack foods, sugary sweets and soda, you may literally be digging your own grave.

Six of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. are linked to poor diets, according to the New York State Department of Health Division of Nutrition.

What many fail to realize is how dramatically our healthy and not-so-healthy choices in nutrition...

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