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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Product Review: Brooks Ravenna 4 Running Shoes

When I first started running last year I needed a new pair of running shoes. I settled for the New Balance 1080 V2 running shoes. These shoes were fine, but they didn’t seem to help my slight over-pronation. Once I had reached 400 miles with these shoes I knew I needed new running shoes. Here’s […]

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How and Why to Get Seven Hours of Sleep a Night

Many of us have heard that we aren’t getting enough sleep.  This is very true.  Getting at least seven hours of sleep a night is very important.  It is not just to feel more refreshed the next morning.  There are many more health factors involved here that should be discussed.  Getting enough sleep is another […]

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If You’re a Runner Step On Over to Athlinks

The motto at Athlinks is “Compete. Connect.” It is a large community for endurance athletes. It also is a great database for all major and many minor running races, triathlon, swimming, cycling, mountain biking results. If you’ve run a major race in the last few years odds are your results are on Athlinks. Once you create […]

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Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea has been a staple in China for centuries. They may not have known all of the specific health benefits of drinking it, but they must have known something was good about it. The western hemisphere is now increasingly finding out about it. Green tea is now being sold at grocery stores everywhere. There […]

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Keeping Your Mind Sharp Helps You Have a Longer, Healthier and Happier Life

Studies have shown that keeping your brain active and engaged with new things may help to live longer, avoid dementia and may even help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.  Reading, doing crossword puzzles or engaging in other mentally demanding activities stimulates your brain cells.  This may enhance connection between the cells, slowing the rate of age-associated memory […]

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Living With Gilbert’s Syndrome

This past year I was diagnosed with Gilbert’s Syndrome (pronounced ‘zheel-BAYR’) thorugh an enhanced blood test.  Gilbert’s syndrome is a common, mild liver disorder in which the liver doesn’t properly process a substance called bilirubin (pronounced ‘billy-roo-ben’). Bilirubin is produced by the breakdown of red blood cells. If you have Gilbert syndrome, you have inherited an abnormal gene […]

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The Nutrition of Dark Chocolate

Besides the fact that dark chocolate is absolutely delicious, consuming dark chocolate also has many health benefits as well. Cocoa beans (it’s main ingredient) are high in flavanols and antioxidants, which help to fight against many diseases and help prevent them in the first place. Another primary reason why dark chocolate is so nutritious is […]

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Best Medicine: Health Benefits of Laughter

We’ve all heard that ‘Laughter is the best medicine’.  Well, there are many proven benefits from laughing, chuckling or giggling.  Laughing can reduce stress, lower your blood pressure as well as boost your immune system. The human reaction of laughing is not full understood.  Researchers are currently running tests on the effects of laughter.  Scientists are […]

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