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Sleeping-In On Weekends Linked To Lower Body Weight

Sleeping-In On Weekends Linked To Lower Body Weight

Catching up on lost sleep over weekends may help people keep their weight down, according to a study in South Korea. Not getting enough sleep can disrupt hormones and metabolism and is known to increase the risk of obesity, researchers write in the journal Sleep. “Short sleep, usually causing sleep debt, is common and inevitable in many cases, and is a risk factor for obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, as well as mortality,” lead author Dr. Chang-Ho Yun of the…

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Want to Lose Weight? You Should Stop Counting Calories

Want to Lose Weight? You Should Stop Counting Calories

No more meal math: Eating high-quality foods—including plenty of fat—is the new golden rule of weight loss. Keri Rabe, a 41-year-old elementary school librarian in Austin, Texas, used to be a hard-core calorie counter. Each day for a year, she logged everything she ate, squeezing in caloric space for twice-baked potatoes and tater tot casseroles by making them with low-fat dairy, believing fat would make her fat. She studied the menu before eating out at restaurants, choosing a dish by…

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Putting Off The Important Things? It’s Not For The Reasons You Think

Putting Off The Important Things? It’s Not For The Reasons You Think

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do now, especially if you’re holding back in the hope of doing it properly All you really need to succeed, according to the writer-philosopher Robert Pirsig, who died last month, is gumption. “Gumption is the psychic gasoline that keeps the whole thing going,” he writes, in a rare part of Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance that’s actually about motorcycle maintenance. (Well, and the whole of human existence, too – but…

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10 Canned Goods You Should Stop Buying—and Healthier Alternatives

10 Canned Goods You Should Stop Buying—and Healthier Alternatives

Yes, they’re made of metal. But canned goods are commonly lined with Bisphenol a, better known as BPA, which has potential health complications ranging from weight gain to cancer. And, guess what? In the U.S., the primary source of BPA are canned foods. Here’s how you can find better-for-you options. Canned tomatoes and sauces Acidic foods leach out the BPA more than other foods, which means canned tomatoes and tomato sauces tend to test higher in BPA content according to…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

People who enjoy helping others and or spending money on others tend to be less stressed, happier and live longer. Extroverted people are likely to overlook typos and grammatical errors that would cause introverted people to negatively judge the writer.  Studies show those who don’t eat breakfast, or eat it only sometimes, are twice as likely to be overweight as those who eat two breakfasts. Women cry on average between 30 and 64 times a year, while men cry between…

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Is Stress Making You Fat? Science Finds a New Link

Is Stress Making You Fat? Science Finds a New Link

Feeling frazzled all the time may raise your risk for obesity, researchers say. Sure, your life is bananas. And maybe you feel like you can manage it all just fine. But here is a powerful reason to pencil in some me time: Feeling stressed for months at a time can up your risk for obesity, according to scientists from University College London. Their new study used hair clippings to measure levels of the stress hormone cortisol in people’s bodies. Hair…

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Outsmart The Food Companies To Become A Healthier, Savvier Eater

Outsmart The Food Companies To Become A Healthier, Savvier Eater

Like many people, I crave something sweet after every meal, no matter how full I am, to the point where it feels like an addiction. A colleague told me it wasn’t an addiction, but a habit. Still, the thought lingered: Do we experience true food cravings, perhaps as a result of an “addiction,” or is it simply out of habit? And who’s driving that habit — me or the food companies? It’s actually both: It’s human nature for consumers to…

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If you’re going to do one thing for a healthier 2017, choose one of these

If you’re going to do one thing for a healthier 2017, choose one of these

Welcome to a new year filled with hopes for a healthy, happy 2017. The same resolutions are thrown around each year – lose weight, save money, and spend more time with family, for example. Canadians from coast-to-coast may want to lead a healthier life, but don’t know where to get started. Global News asked leading health experts and organizations to pick the top priority they’d like Canadians to focus on for the year ahead. Focus on your behaviours, not the…

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20 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

20 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

The holidays are an exciting time of year. But between the parties, stress and baked goods, it’s also a time when people tend to gain weight. In fact, between mid-November and mid-January, adults gain an average of one pound, or half a kilogram. This may not seem like a lot, but most people don’t lose the weight they gain over the holidays. For this reason, holiday weight gain is one of the biggest contributors to total yearly weight gain for…

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Excess Weight Tied to 8 New Cancer Types: Review

Excess Weight Tied to 8 New Cancer Types: Review

A review of more than 1,000 studies has found a link between excess weight and eight new types of cancer. Scientists have eight more reasons for you to watch what you eat. A review of more than 1,000 studies has found a link between excess weight and eight new types of cancer. They include cancers of the stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, thyroid, meningioma brain tumors and multiple myeloma. The studies were analyzed by the World Health Organization’s International…

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