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Good nutrition and physical activity are keys to living a healthy lifestyle. Eating a balanced diet and doing regular physical activity can improve your health and reduce your risk for chronic diseases.

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Coffee originated in the coffee forests of Ethiopia and has grown in popularity across the world, especially with today’s hustle-and-bustle culture. Unfortunately, numerous health controversies, concerns and warnings accompany this…
More than half of all Americans take a daily supplement, and Americans spend billions of dollars on these vitamins, minerals, fiber, herbal products and other items. Including one in your daily schedule may be commonplace.
Nutrition plays an important role in athletic performance, but many active people fail to consume a diet that helps them perform at their best level. An athlete usually needs to increase his/her energy intake compared wit the energy used.
Sports drinks, such as Gatorade, Powerade and All Sport, contain carbohydrates and electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium and chloride. They are made for physical activity, to help rehydrate and to keep energy levels high. Are sports…
Are you tempted by bowls of candy and trays of cookies at work? Say no to secondhand sweets, and think twice about the food you offer at meetings and around the office. Keep yourself and your co-workers energized with healthier snacks.
We cannot change our genetic inheritance, but we can exercise and eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness. Caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina, diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease. Usually no symptoms are present in the early…
Physical activity helps maintain good blood flow to the brain. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that most adults get 30 minutes of moderate activity most days, preferably every day. Stimulate your brain by adding variety to…
The food icon at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov can help you budget your calories. It can help you devise a personalized plan based on your age, sex, and activity level.
It is impossible to keep up with each new study, fad, fraud, cure, exposé, warning or hope that is being promoted or reported by someone. We can, however, build ourselves a box of tools to help us analyze these claims. This publication…
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