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Could Diet Sodas be making you depressed?

By Lylah M. Alphonse We know that sugary sodas aren’t good for our bodies; now it turns out that they may not be good for our minds, either. A new study of more than 260,000 people has found a link between sweetened soft-drinks and depression-…

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Scientifically Speaking: Helping Your Heart

Nick Peterson In case you weren’t aware, February is American Heart Health Month — 28 days dedicated to taking a closer look at the hardest working muscle in your body. Did you know that your heart can pump up to 2,500 gallons of blood each day, or…

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Personalize Your Health – Assessment

Curious about what you can do to improve your health? But what is it and what does it do? You probably could guess, from the name, that it’s an assessment. But this isn’t your average questionnaire. This app asks for your health goals, gathers information…

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The Healthy Home: Wear Gloves – YouTube

The Healthy Home: Wear Gloves – YouTube.

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The Science of Nutrition – RESET

Dr. Brian Dixon, USANA’s executive director of scientific and clinical affairs, explains the RESET weight-management program. It consists of three phases: Jumpstart, Transform and Maintain. At USANA, Everything We Do Helps You Love Life and Live It.™ Founded in 1992 by Dr. Myron Wentz, USANA…

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Fitness trackers are long on hype, short on credibility

By Daniela Hernandez23 We are awash in personal data trackers. There are wristbands, headbands, watches, smart scales, helmets and even forks to help us track our weight, heart rate, blood pressure and glucose level while logging how far we walk and how many calories we…

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Resistance Training, Nutrition and Muscle wasting in Older Adults

Resistance training combined with adequate nutrition reduce muscle wasting in older adults At a GlanceMuscle wasting, or sarcopenia, is a common cause of injury and disability in the elderly. A new review of the literature shows that a combination of resistance training with optimal nutritional…

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