Is High Protein Your Secret To Successful Weight Loss?

Do High Protein Diets Reduce Fat And Preserve Muscle? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney Are high protein diets your secret to healthy weight loss? There are lots of diets out there – high fat, low fat, Paleolithic, blood type, exotic juices, magic pills and potions. But recently, high protein diets are getting a lot of press. […]

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Does Skipping Breakfast Increase Heart Disease Risk

Should You Eat Breakfast Every Day? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney Does skipping breakfast actually increase your risk of heart disease? You’ve probably heard the saying “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”. You’ve probably also heard that skipping breakfast is associated with increased risk of things like: obesity […]

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Use of Sports Supplements by Young Athletes

In recent years, the use of performance enhancing supplements has become an increasingly important issue in the teenage population. The most commonly used supplements among teenagers of all ages were vitamins and minerals, though “ergogenic aids” are used by some teen athletes specifically to enhance performance. Among these aids are substances such as caffeine, creatine, […]

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Do Omega-3 Fatty Acids Cause Prostate Cancer?

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My phone has been ringing off the hook. My email in-box is full. It seems that everyone wants to know if the headlines about omega-3 fatty acids and prostate cancer are true.

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Workout smart: Calculate Your Target Heart Rate.

Thumbnail image Workout smart: Calculate Your Target Heart Rate.

Finding the body’s target heart rate (THR) is essential for those interested in maximizing the effectiveness of their workouts and training programs and reducing the risk of overexertion. There is an easy method for determining your THR: Subtract your age from 220 (226 for women); this will provide your estimated maximum heart rate (MHR). Multiply […]

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Is There Really Such a Thing as “Positive Stress”?

Thumbnail image Is There Really Such a Thing as “Positive Stress”?

Do you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist? When the going gets tough, the optimists among you can take heart—new research that has found that viewing stress positively can be of benefit to both the mind and body. When the brain perceives stress (either physical or psychological), it reacts by releasing cortisol, adrenaline and […]

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“Exercise” Versus “Lifestyle Activity”: How Active Are You—Really?

Thumbnail image “Exercise” Versus “Lifestyle Activity”: How Active Are You—Really?

If you are like most people, working out just for the sake of working out does not really appeal (although there are many dedicated gym buffs who couldn’t live without their daily workouts!). We all know that it’s important to exercise regularly if we want to live a long and healthy life. However, if you […]

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A Big Fat Problem With Testosterone

While millions of American women are on a diet at any one time, many men just ignore those extra pounds. Things like heart disease, cancer and diabetes seem to be much more distant threats to us. The male ego also allows us to stand in front of a mirror, pot belly and all, and visualize […]

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Put Down That Soda!

For today’s “Health Tip” I’m going to paraphrase a quote from your some of your favorite action flicks: “Put down that soda and back away and nobody gets hurt.” You see, the news about sodas keeps getting worse and worse! You’ve already heard that soda consumption leads to weight gain, pre-diabetes and possibly even diabetes […]

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Are “zero calorie” foods making you fat?

That question might seem like a no-brainer. Eating calorie-free foods rather than foods that contain calories has to be helpful in keeping your weight under control. Right? Maybe not. Let’s investigate that question by looking at calorie-free soft drinks. What does the evidence actually show? Between the years 1987 and 2000 the number of people […]

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