Health Benefits of Running: Stay Ahead of the Game

This is me on a run around the neighborhood. A little motivation goes a long way. I started running last year and it is definitely one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. I was 39 years before I became a regular runner. Like most people I thought it was too hard, it […]

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What’s Your Real Age? Find Out on RealAge

On Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz’s website, RealAge there is a health quiz you can take which will help you along to reach your healh goals. The quiz focuses in on your health numbers, habits, relationships, diet and fitness. This RealAge health quiz is pretty comprehensive and the results and advice are very informative. Sample questions are: “On […]

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Stephen King Offers Funny, Not Scary Tips on Healthy Snacking

In the Oct. 30, 2009 issue of Entertainment Weekly horror writer Stephen King took a break from scaring people and instead wrote an article on a humorous look into snacking while watching TV and movies.  This is soon after writing an article on a gastronomical tour of the movie-theater concession stand.  He is obviously no […]

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Foods With Trans Fats and Things You Need to Know

Trans fat is the common name for unsaturated fat with trans-isomer (E-isomer) fatty acid(s). The consumption of trans fats increases the risk of coronary heart disease by raising levels of LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of “good” HDL cholesterol. Obviously, you want to avoid foods with trans fats. Foods where you may find high amount […]

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Ways to Raise Your HDL (Good Cholesterol)

High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is one of the five major groups of lipoproteins that enable lipids like cholesterol and triglycerides to be transported within the water-based bloodstream. It is hypothesized that HDL can remove cholesterol from atheroma within arteries and transport it back to the liver for excretion or re-utilization, which is the main reason why […]

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