Are You Lacking Physical Activity?

 

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Did you know that a brisk 20 minute walk each day could be enough to reduce your risk of early death? Physical inactivity is associated with an increased risk of early death, associated with a greater risk of diseases – cancer and heart disease – and may also contribute to obesity and an increased body Read More

 


Are Oranges Better Than Juice?

 

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While you may assume that eating a natural orange fresh from the grove must be better than having a glass of orange juice, this may not be the case. Scientists have learned that certain nutrients in orange juice might be easier for the body to absorb than if they consumed the unprocessed fruit instead. The Read More

 


Kalettes Are Healthy And Versatile

 

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I always thought that Miss Piggy and Kermit were the cutest couple on Sesame Street until I stopped and thought about it: a pig and a frog? Yeesh!  And I wasn’t sure how to feel about kalettes, the offspring of an equally odd couple, which also happens to be composed of my two favorite veggies Read More

 


Can You Digest Current Nutrition Labeling?

 

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You may be one of the many who feel that the current government-mandated nutrition labeling is ineffective in improving nutrition, but is there a better system available? Yes, according to a recent study by McGill University researchers. The study appears in the December issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. The Read More

 


Skipping Meals Can Increase Children’s Obesity

 

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A recent Finnish study reports that children who skip main meals are more likely to have excess body fat and an increased cardiometaboilic risk between ages six and eight. Also related to a higher cardiometabolic risk were a high consumption of red meat, sugary drinks, low-fat margarine and a lower consumption of vegetable oil. The Read More

 


New Study: The Link Between Closing Your Eyes And Memory

 

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Can closing your eyes boost your memory recall? Yes, says a new study published in the journal Legal and Criminology Psychology. Researchers from the University of Surrey have found further evidence that eyewitnesses to crimes remember more accurate details when they close their eyes. They also noticed that building a rapport with witnesses also helped Read More

 


Do You Know The Tips For Avoiding Frostbite?

 

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‘Tis the season for frostbite and there’s no better time than now to think about what you should do to avoid frostbite and protect your skin from cold-weather health risks. Wikipedia defines frostbite as the medical condition in which localized damage is caused to skin and other tissues due to freezing. It is most likely Read More

 


Making Time For Yourself Is Good For Your Health

 

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A new study – by Dr. Almuth McDowall of the University of Birkbeck – reports that making high-quality time for yourself improves your psychological well being and makes you more engaged. Two studies were conducted to find out if the quantity or quality of me-time was associated with better work-life balance, wellbeing and engagement at Read More

 


Superfoods And Weight Loss Part 3 – Berry Berry Good For Weight Loss

 

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Fit and fabulous – that’s the “you” you’re longing to be, right? Well a key ingredient in the formula for success is a simple one: fiber. Why? Again, it’s simple: healthy soluble fiber displaces empty calories. Eating fiber-full foods produces a fiber-filled belly and that means you’ll eat less and lose more weight. Another key Read More

 


Research Finds Tooth Enamel Fast-Track In Humans

 

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Research has discovered a link between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies. The research found that incisor teeth grow quickly in the early stages of the second trimester of a baby’s development, while molars grow at a slower rate in the third trimester. This is so incisors are ready to Read More

 


Tooth Loss Linked To Slowing Mind And Body

 

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The memory and walking speeds of adults who have lost all of their teeth decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth, finds new UCL research. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, looked at 3,166 adults aged 60 or over from the English Longitudinal Read More

 


How To Reduce Your Dental Supplies Overhead

 

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You may be surprised to hear this but the dental industry has one of the highest overheads of any profession. From the office rent and staff salaries to equipment and lab fees your bottom line can easily become unmanageable. Here are some ideas on things you can do in the area of dental supplies to Read More

 


Superfoods And Weight Loss Part 2 – A Is For Apple

 

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Eve gave the apple such a bad rap! Perhaps tainted by that association and its ubiquitous availability, apples may be one of the most notoriously under appreciated superfoods of them all. It’s a shame that Eve didn’t stick around in the garden of Eden long enough to find out just how super that apple really Read More

 


Can Mental Rest And Reflection Boost Learning?

 

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While scientists have already established that resting the mind and daydreaming helps strengthen memories of events and retention of information, new research shows that the right kind of mental rest – which strengthens and consolidates memories from recent learning tasks – helps boost future learning.  This new study was conducted by researchers at the University Read More

 


Are You Making These Common Food Safety Mistakes?

 

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There are five common food safety kitchen mistakes, according to the Institute of Food Technologists. Food safety expert and IFT spokesperson Christine Bruhn, PhD, CFS, and her team videotaped 120 consumers as they prepared salad and chicken at home. The tapes revealed that while many of the consumers felt confident about their food safety skills, Read More