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4 Cups of Coffee a Day Does Something Great for Your Body

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Weight loss is the number-one health goal for many of us. But the fact is, getting thinner is a mixed blessing. 

When you lose weight, you lose body fat, which is good. But you also lose muscle, which is bad. 

New research from Harvard University shows there’s a way you can get rid of fat without sacrificing muscle. And you can do it without dieting or exercising more.

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Low-Fat Diet Lowers Testosterone in Men

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Men's Health, Sexual Health, Sexual Health, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

For years, mainstream doctors had a simple mantra for people trying to lose weight…

Cut fat to lose fat. 

A low-fat diet—especially one low in animal fats—was touted as the best way to slim down. 

The food industry saw it as an opportunity to create a whole new range of products. Fat-free products flew off store shelves.

Low-fat eating became a way of life for many of us.

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New Year’s Resolution Already Blown? Try This

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

This was going to be the year. 

You were going to exercise more. And you were going to stay away from your diet kryptonite…sweet desserts. 

But then you had to go on a business trip, which made it difficult to exercise.

And your neighbor showed up with a plate of cookies. You didn’t want to be rude. So you ate one or three. 

Just like that… Your New Year’s resolutions were history. 

Maybe next year.

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The Antidote to a Failed New Year’s Diet

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

As we head into the New Year, many of us have made resolutions to eat healthier. 

Perhaps we want to lose weight. Or we want to lower our blood pressure or cholesterol. 

But staying on a healthy diet is easier said than done. Perhaps you’ve already fallen off the wagon. If so, you’re not alone.

One study found that 95% of people fail to stay on their diets long enough to make a difference to their health.

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9 Exercise Myths…and What Science Says About Staying in Shape

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

There’s no doubt that exercise is good for your health.

It lowers your blood pressure, helps manage your weight, reduces your risk of cancer, diabetes, and falls. It wards off fatigue and is linked with a longer lifespan.

Most people are aware of all this. Still, misinformation about exercise is rampant.

Let’s take a look at nine common myths…

  1. Eventually, you’ll get too old to exercise.
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The Simple Secret to Living Longer

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Here comes the New Year, with hordes of folks looking for ways to become healthier.

Some of us will resolve to exercise more. Others will go on diets. Or we’ll cut out guilty pleasures like fast food. 

Most of us will fail miserably.

One study found that 80% of New Year’s resolutions die by mid-February.[1]

New research shows there’s a better way.

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