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5 Ways Biking Can Boost Your Health

There are certain benefits of riding a bike that driving a car could never live up to. Here are 5 reasons to hang up your car keys.
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How the Keto Diet Impacts Workout Recovery

Are carbohydrates necessary for workout recovery or can a fat-fuel diet be just as good?

Is ‘No Pain, No Gain’ Good or Bad When It Comes...

We’ve all heard the old adage, ‘no pain, no gain’, when it comes to exercise but could this phrase be doing more harm than good?
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When It Comes to Health, Muscle Mass Matters

Muscle mass plays a huge role in predicting health outcomes. Studies show that people with less muscle mass had more surgical and post-operative complications, longer hospital stays, lower physical function, poorer quality of life and overall lower survival.
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Outside Activities Children Actually Want to Do!

Getting your children to play outside isn’t just for fun, it’s good for their growing bodies and minds. Here are some simple, fun activities they will love.
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Obesity in Men: It’s Not Just About How You Look

Most of us have seen the documentaries and read the news articles depicting some of the more notorious side effects of obesity. Cancer, heart...
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Did You Know that Obesity Can Damage Your Liver?

As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, we are seeing serious complications, including non-alcohol fatty liver disease (NAFLD), in many obese people, including very young children. In some cases, the damage to the liver leads to irreversible scarring requiring transplantation. If diagnosed and treated early, these complications can be prevented.
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Musings on Medicine at a Chinese Buffet

As I follow my parents into our favorite Chinese restaurant and all-you-can-eat buffet, I marvel not at the quantity and variety of Asian cuisine but rather at the peculiarity of an education in medical anatomy.
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What You Should Know Before Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Successful bariatric surgery requires preparation, long-term recovery, and lifelong changes in your relationships with your body, food, and the people in your life.
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How to Counter Emotional Eating with Mindfulness

Research has shown that the Buddhist practice of mindfulness helps transform food from an escape into a pleasure.
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Lawyer Gets Obesity and Health Partly Right, But Mostly Wrong

Paul Campos, a law professor, has published a rant on obesity and health in which he gets the concepts partly right, but mostly wrong. Learn why.
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A Healthy Lifestyle is Important in How Diet Works

When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off, the best path to follow is the one that results in a healthy diet and active lifestyle. There are no shortcuts.