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Why You Should Embrace Squatting Daily

There is very little debate that health experts says we spend too much time sitting, especially for a good portion of the workforce. Many offices have installed standing desks to combat the issue but that too can be a problem. While a sedentary lifestyle that goes along with it, has been linked to...
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Eating Alone May Be Dangerous For Your Health

Next time you see someone eating alone you may want to pull up a chair and sit with them. A new report shows that eating alone may put people at an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. The study found the risks are greater in men than women but in short, people eating alone two to three...
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Standing Desks Just As Dangerous As Sitting Desks For Your Health

If you spent a lot of money on a standing desk we hope you kept the receipt. A brand new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology surveyed over 7,300 people who worked 15 hours a week or more to assess how much time they would spend sitting, standing, or walking in a typical day...
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The Most Underrated Exercise Program You Should Take Up

Seems there's an exercise program released every week and each one is better than the rest. But consider what experts say is the most underrated exercise program of all, walking. As simple as it sounds, walking has impressive mental and physical benefits. Walking improves fitness, cardiac health,...
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The Dangers Of Too Much Sleep

Too much of anything can be bad and that goes for sleep too. While most Americans do not get enough sleep, there are the lucky few that get more than enough shut eye. But it isn't a rosy picture with a new report stating that getting too much sleep can increase your chances of having nightmares...
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Coconut Confusion As The Heart Associations Say To Ditch Coconut Oil

The tide is turning on coconut oil, with 72% of Americans believing it is a healthy oil. Now a new report from the American Heart Association (AHA) is calling coconut oil as 100% fat that lacks any vitamins or common minerals, having more saturated fat than butter, beef fat and pork fat. And that...
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A Nightcap Does Hold Some Health Benefits

Trying to fall asleep when you are wound up is nearly impossible, so it's no surprise that some turn to a night cap. Although too much alcohol can be bad for your health, a recent Swedish study found woman who drank beer monthly or weekly had a 30% decreased risk of heart attack versus non-beer-...
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Sleeping Late May Be Bad For You

A new study by the Sleep and Health Research Program reveals that sleeping in on the weekends may not be good for you. 85% of people who sleep late on the weekends are often in a bad mood and suffer from chronic fatigue. Researcher Sierra Forbush tells Eurekalert, " These results indicate that...
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Grab your chocolate!

Regularly eating chocolate could possibly help prevent a type of irregular heartbeat that can increase the risk of heart failure, stokes, and cognitive impairment, according to a study published in Heart. Live Science reports between 2.7 million and 6.1 million Americans have atrial fibrillation,...
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What Fitness Tracks Get Right And What They Get Wrong

Fitness trackers are widely popular in keeping track of your steps, your weight, your heart rate and how many calories you consume. But is the data these devices report accurate. Yes and no says cardiologist and Professor Euan Ashley of Stanford University Medical Center. At his practice, many...
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