Aug 18 2012
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Comments Off on 10 Steps to Getting Fit While Staying Happy

The impressive performance of UK’s women in the London Olympics has coined an inspiring meme: “Strong is the new skinny.” In the last six weeks, I have lost several pounds, an inch of fat off my belly, and two inches off my hips. I’ve also gained serious muscle tone in my arms, shoulders, quads, and abs (hello, six-pack!). I did this not with...

Aug 18 2012
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Comments Off on Paul Ryan’s P90X Workout – ‘Huh?’ Health Headline Of The Week

This week, picking a ‘Huh?’ Health Headline Of The Week was a piece of cake, since the health-o-sphere was buzzing with talk over newly-designated vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s reported workout of choice, P90X. As the is-he-ripped-or-isn’t-he musings began to circulate, we couldn’t escape headline after headline about the politician’s...

Aug 18 2012
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Comments Off on Video Game Exercise: Does It Count Like The Real Thing?

“Exergames,” or video games that incorporate some physical activity, are not a good replacement for exercise — but they may be a useful gateway for sedentary people to move toward a more active lifestyle. That’s the finding of researchers from Michigan State University. “Some people are very enthusiastic about exergames. They think this...

Aug 18 2012
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Comments Off on Body Heat Infographic: What Happens When It’s Hot Outside

It’s official: July 2012 was the hottest month on record for the lower 48 states. Ever. And it doesn’t look like relief is in sight: In fact, this summer is pacing to be one of the warmest on the books since 1950. We’re guessing no one needed to tell you that — the oppressive afternoon temperatures, pools of sweat and heat-induced grumpiness (wait, is that just us?) likely clued you in. In serious cases you might have experienced symptoms of heat exhaustion — heavy sweating, dizziness and fainting, muscle...

Aug 18 2012
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Comments Off on Summer Skin Care: 7 Summer Skin Mistakes And How To Fix Them

Bug bites, sunburns, peeling skin — summer means a whole host of different skin hangups than we’re used to combating in cooler temps. By now you probably know some of the basics, like that you need to protect your skin from that scorching sun, but many people are still falling into some common skin care traps. Below are some of the most frequently-made...

Aug 18 2012
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Comments Off on Healthy Feet: 7 Tips For Summer

Memorial Day is around the corner, and sandals are making their official 2012 debut. And for many of us, that means retreating from a long, punishing winter spent stuffed into boots. Yup, it’s feet season. In that spirit, we rounded up seven expert tips for keeping your feet healthy all summer long. Go ahead, put your best foot forward. ...

Aug 18 2012
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Comments Off on Sunscreen Guide: What To Wear, When And Why

Memorial Day rings in the summer season and, along with barbecue equipment, beach toys and sandals, stores are beginning to pad their shelves with sunscreen. That’s a great thing: sun damage is responsible for 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers in the United States, itself the most common form of cancer in the country, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation....

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