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New Study: Coffee May Help You Live Longer

Almost half a million Brits, mostly older, helped inform a study that says the more coffee you drink the healthier you’ll be. In fact, if you drink eight or more cups, according to the study, you have a 14% lower risk of dying, especially from cancer or cardiovascular issues. But,[…]

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Walking the dog = not a bad workout

Can a dog actually help your fitness? According to a couple new studies, the answer is yes, but not nearly as enthusiastically as man’s best friend was probably hoping. First of all, here is a terrible statistic: Barely over 60 percent of dog owners actually walk their dogs. That is[…]

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Should You Gamify Your Workout?

Working out can be fun, but it’s not a guarantee. So a new study was conducted to find out if turning exercise into a game would improve performance and results. And the answer seems to be yes, if the game is fun. The researchers designed a social game called MapTrek.[…]

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The Secret of a Good Group Workout

A lot of us want to work out. We really do. But one thing some of us don’t want is to workout with other people. We have our reasons. But what if there was a way to actually do a group workout and enjoy it? This article tries to convince[…]

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The Wonders of a Two-Minute Walk

30 minutes a day. Five days a week. No excuses. Too intimidating? Some people view that level of recommended fitness commitment, and they know that they don’t have time (or they have other creative excuses) – so they basically do nothing. But a new study finds that there is something[…]

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Your Posture May be Making You Sad

Your mother may have been more right than you know — some new studies have found some evidence that slouching may be problematic, not just in how you look — but also how you feel. Many of us are stuck hunched over at a desk nowadays, or we’re on the[…]

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Study: Stop Counting Calories

When you look at the nutrition facts of a food, what do you look at? Is it the calories? Or do you look at the ingredients? For most of us, we have been taught that it is all about calories. Of course we have learned  to monitor intake of processed[…]

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Throw Out Your Diet Plan

This persuasive article in the New York Times is worth a read — it’s a personal tale from someone who dropped some pounds. Take some time with it, it’s not too long. But in case you just want a summary, we have broken it down for you. Moderation You knew[…]

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Why Music Makes Us Exercise Harder

We are big fans of music around here, especially when it’s time to exercise. So we could not agree more with this new study that finds music does indeed make exercising that much more fun. British researchers recruited 24 people and asked them to walk around an outdoor track at[…]

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