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Lose Weight Safely, Regain Your Health

Imagine losing enough weight to ditch your blood pressure medication. What if you could put your diabetes into remission? How much better would you feel every day if your blood sugar level wasn’t out of control? It’s not hard to envision these healthy changes when you talk to people who have overcome obesity at Bon […]

Healthy Habits to Avoid Overeating, Weight Gain

When eating one cupcake turns into devouring five more, overeating may feel a lot like an addiction. Research has shown that high-calorie foods, like addictive drugs, can trigger your brain to release dopamine, a chemical which makes you feel good. Some people also eat more when they’re stressed, bored or angry. Over time, it’s easy to […]

Sleep Variations Lead Teens to Eat More Calories, Snack at Night

New research suggests that making sure teens get the same amount of sleep every night is an important aspect when it comes to reaching or maintaining a healthy weight. Teens need nine to 10 hours of sleep every night, according to federal health guidelines. In a study at Penn State, researchers found that on average, […]

Children’s Nutrition Needs Improvement at Home, in School

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging schools and families to change how they approach their children’s nutrition. Rather than focus on one aspect of their children’s diet such as how much sugar, fat or specific nutrients they eat, parents and schools should take a broader approach to nutrition, a new policy statement said. Additionally, […]

Four Women’s Workout Myths Debunked

This blog was written by Aaron McKissick, MS, CSCS, PES, CES, USAW with Bon Secours In Motion Sports Performance. Lifting weights will make me look like a man.  First off, women only have 1/10th the amount of testosterone that men have. Testosterone is a hormone that helps build muscle. Because women have less testosterone, women […]

Healthy Lifestyle Drops Heart Attack Risk, Study Shows

Most people understand the connection between a healthy lifestyle and a healthy heart. But a new study may encourage more men to take their diet and exercise habits more seriously. Maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, not smoking and only drinking alcohol in moderation can prevent four out of five coronary events in men, according to […]

Is Aspirin Really Helping Your Heart?

We’ve all heard the advice about taking an aspirin a day to prevent cardiovascular events like a heart attack or stroke, but a new warning from the FDA suggests that you might be better off without it. Research has consistently shown that a daily aspirin reduces the risk for a heart attack or stroke for […]

Excess Body Weight Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer, Report Finds

Women may be able to lower their risk of ovarian cancer by maintaining a healthy weight. A comprehensive report found that being overweight increases a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer – the most deadly gynecological cancer in the United States. Ovarian cancer joins a growling list of cancers whose risk is increased by carrying excess […]

Proposed Food Labels Target Calories, Serving Size

Monitoring how many calories you eat in one serving and limiting added sugars in your diet may be easier if the federal government proceeds with plans to update the Nutritional Facts label for packaged foods. Health officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration say the goal is “to reflect the latest scientific information, including […]

Taste-Tested Tips for Healthier Holiday Baking

Creating a healthy holiday cookie is impossible, but there are ways to make those treats just a little bit easier on your heart and waistline. We have taste-tested all of these recipe changes and found that they make delicious holiday goodies. Get Rid of Eggs in Cookies and Brownies Instead of using eggs in cookies, […]