How to Live to 100

Best ways to add healthy years to your life. Will you live to 100 and beyond? Certainly genetics is a key factor, but the number of years that you actually accrue—and how healthy you are during those years—often are within your control. Consider: The number of centenarians—people who live to the ripe old age of 100 […]

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Tasty Way to Lower Heart Attack Risk

Here is the tastiest way to help prevent a heart attack—eat more berries! In a study of 93,600 women, those who ate more than three servings of strawberries or blueberries each week had a 34% lower risk for heart attack compared with those who rarely ate these berries. Theory: Berries are rich in antioxidant anthocyanins, […]

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5 Ways to Get Rid of Stubborn Belly Fat

Reduce Your Risk for Heart Attack, Diabetes and Cancer Don’t count on the latest diet to shrink an expanding waistline. Belly fat is stubborn. Unlike fat in the thighs, buttocks and hips, which visibly diminishes when you cut calories, belly fat tends to stick around. Even strenuous exercise might not make a dent. The persistence […]

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6 Health Mistakes You’re Making Before 10 am

And Easy Ways to Fix Them You had plenty of sleep, a good breakfast and maybe even got in some exercise. That’s a good start on the day, right? Not necessarily. You may be surprised to learn that you are making several health mistakes before you even walk out the door in the morning. Here […]

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Organic Butter is Worth the Higher Price

It is made from the milk of cows that are fed organic feed and doesn’t contain pesticides, antibiotics or added growth hormones, all of which may be found in conventional butter. Nonorganic butter has been ranked by the Pesticide Action Network North America as one of the 10 foods most contaminated with toxic chemicals linked […]

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Martha Morris Alzheimer's Prevention

The Diet That Cuts Your Alzheimer’s Risk in Half

Some of the same diets that are good for cardiovascular health also are good for the brain. But there’s a new diet—combining the best aspects of other diets—that is so effective it reduces the risk for Alzheimer’s disease even in those who don’t give the diet their best effort. The MIND diet blends components from […]

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The One-Minute Workout Miracle

Short bursts of activity beat nonstop exercising Even if you enjoy aerobic workouts, you probably wish that they took less time. Good news: New research shows that you can get all of the metabolic and cardiovascular benefits of aerobic exercise in about 60 minutes a week. The secret is high-intensity interval training (HIIT) where you […]

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The Best Ratatouille Ever

In this delicious twist on traditional ratatouille, the vegetables are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. The secret? Using a sheet pan. The shallow sides of a sheet pan allow your oven’s dry, even heat to fully surround the food, making it crisp and tender while enhancing the natural sugars—with no stirring […]

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Foods That Sabotage Sleep

You know that an evening coffee can leave you tossing and turning in the wee hours. But other foods hurt sleep, too…. Premium ice cream. Brace yourself for a restless night if you indulge in Häagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s late at night. The richness of these wonderful treats comes mainly from fat—16 to 17 […]

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Senior Man Working With Personal Trainer In Park

The Dangerous Exercise Fad

CrossFit is the latest exercise fad. It is now offered at more than 5,500 gyms around the country. But watch out. It can be dangerous—the high-intensity, high-impact workouts carry considerable risks, particularly for those who aren’t sure when to say “enough.” Extreme routines: A CrossFit round might include five pull-ups, 10 push-ups and 15 squats. […]

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