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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

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Discover the refreshing benefits of mint water, your summer hydration solution

Nothing beats a cool drink on a hot summer day. While sugary drinks may tempt you, there is a healthier option that promises to quench your thirst while also improving your health: mint water. Let's explore the myriad reasons why you should make mint water a staple in your summer hydration Read More...

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The mindset connection: how your attitude affects healthy weight loss

The term "ideal weight" is something that gets thrown around a lot. However, it may be time for this concept to be looked at in a nuanced and empathetic way. A healthy weight is personal to each person and extends beyond a number on a scale. Instead of following popular trends, it is critical Read More...

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What is NEAT and why is it more effective for weight loss than exercise?

"Non-exercise activity thermogenesis," also known as NEAT, is a fancy term for the energy you expend during the day whenever you’re not sleeping, eating, or doing purposeful exercise (like sports or gym workouts). You engage in NEAT by just walking about the house or office, hurrying to catch a Read More...

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Struggling to cut down on sugar? These 4 strategies are sure to help

Are you trying to prioritize your health by committing to a more nutrient-dense diet but, like many others, feel “hooked” on sugar? At times, and especially in the beginning, it may appear impossible to eliminate your sugar cravings. However, with a few helpful strategies, it is possible to eat Read More...

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4 ways we can drown out the toxicity of diet culture

Following the MET gala, there’s been a lot of buzz around celebrities behaving in ways that promote unhealthy and toxic messages about body image and diet culture. The glamorization of extreme weight loss is a pervasive problem, especially considering how much sway social media has on our Read More...

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To breakfast or not to breakfast? Scientists weigh in

Some people stand by the statement that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, while others skip it altogether.  According to findings of a 2019 research review that looked at 13 breakfast studies, eating breakfast in the morning wasn’t a reliable way to lose weight, and skipping Read More...

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Non-surgical implant uses lasers to suppress hunger and treat obesity

While there is a common misconception that those who struggle with obesity are simply careless with their diets or aren’t working out enough, the truth is that there are a number of complex factors that contribute to weight issues. Sometimes, certain operations or devices can help people lose Read More...

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5 health reasons to go bananas for bananas

Bananas are one of nature’s blessings—they’re conveniently wrapped in a beautiful yellow peeling and are touted as a fantastic source of potassium. There are a lot of lesser-known health benefits that could entice us even further to incorporate more bananas into our diets.  Your skin can Read More...

Study: Weight lifting outranks

Study: Weight lifting outranks aerobic exercise when it comes to weight loss

People tend to focus on cardiovascular exercises when trying to reach a healthier weight, but new research from ​​Iowa State University indicates that weight training could be more effective for long-term weight loss. The researchers analyzed data from the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study, Read More...

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Want to stop your junk-food habit? There’s an app for that, too!

If you’re one of the many who might have developed bad snacking habits during the pandemic lockdowns, then you’re in luck. There’s an app out there that can help you call it quits on your junk food consumption and help you reach for veggies instead of chips. The universities of Exeter and Read More...