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Fresh vs. Frozen

I often get the question which is better fresh fruits and vegetables or frozen. Less than a third of American adults are eating the recommend daily amount of fruits and vegetables, I encourage eating a variety of fruits and vegetables.

A Portion Control Guide to Thanksgiving

Especially around the holidays people struggle with keeping their weight in check. Here are some recommended serving sizes for traditional Thanksgiving foods. Included are simple descriptive aids and tips to help you figure out how much of each you should consume.

Nuts Linked to Better Heart Health for Teens

Eating three small handfuls of nuts a week appears to lower the risk for teens of developing conditions that raise the chances of heart disease later in life, new research suggests. In the study, nut-eating teens had less than half

Study Warns About Dangers of Weight-Loss Supplements

Nearly a dozen supplements marketed to help consumers lose weight, improve athletic performance and enhance cognitive function are a new cause for alarm. Researchers found a potentially dangerous amphetamine-like substance known as BMPEA in products containing Acacia rigidula. BMPEA has

Warming Up For Jogging

Some people ignore warming up for jogging. You should make it a practice to walk for five minutes, then stretch for a few minutes before you begin jogging. Warming up ensures that your cardiac system is well prepared to enhance

Flavonoid-Up Your Diet For Health Aging

Women in midlife can raise their chances of staying healthy past 70 by increasing their intake of foods rich in flavonoids, says new research. Flavonoids are plant-based compounds with powerful antioxidant properties and are found in many fruits and vegetables

Why Older Adults Should Run More

It’s best to slow down as we get older-or is it? A new study focused on running and its association with walking economy, the rate of O2 consumed per distance covered which is thought to be a predictor of mortality

How Cold Is Too Cold?

It is that time of year when many of us will want to jog, ski, and participate in other outdoor winter fun. We know when to be caution about the heat, but do we know when to be cautious about

5 Benefits of Avocado Oil

Although it has not  reached celebrity status like coconut oil, avocado oil is rapidly gaining momentum in natural health circles. The flesh of the avocado fruit, depending on weight, can contain up to 30 percent oil. However, up until recently,

Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat

Researcher found that combining aerobic activities with weight, or resistance training is key to preserving muscle and avoiding weight gain, particularly age-related belly fat. Measuring waist circumference is a key indicator of healthy body composition among older adults. Engaging in