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10 Clever Ways to Drop Those Excess Holiday Pounds

The holidays are behind us and perhaps the only thing more disappointing than the awful gift from your Aunt Beatrice — seriously, a tie? — is the fact all the eating you did is starting to show in what used to be your washboard abs.

If you see more numbers when you step on the scale than you do when you look at your paycheck, it may be time to face the dreaded “d” word – diet. Before you start chowing down on nothing but tofu and steamed broccoli, though, consider these helpful tips to win the battle of the bulge.

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Feeling Down After the Holidays? Here’s How to Perk Up

We have, once again, celebrated our way into January and, for most of us, it’s time to get back to reality after the whirlwind that is the holiday season. If this isn’t easy for you to do this time of year, here are some things that might help.

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Resolution 2012: Lose Weight…Again.

If you made the perinnial New Years Resolution to lose weight, I've discovered a list of 10 tried and true ways to do it. #1- DON'T starve yourself. There is a good physiologic reason for it. #2- It's OK to SNACK! But make it fruits, veggies or something protein

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10 Tips for the Common Hangover

Hangovers have long been the price of a night of overindulgence — and come January 1, you may be feeling the effects of one yourself. So how can you make it a little less painful?

 

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10 Tips to Get Fit With Your Kids in 2012

Want to help your kids get in shape this year? It could be easier — and a lot more fun — than you think.

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Good News for New Year’s Resolutions States ‘Nibbling’ Is OK — Health Check

As you start to think about your New Year’s diet (really, don’t we all have one planned?), a small Norwegian study has found a little eating between meals won’t necessarily torpedo your weight-loss goals.

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Vermont Named Healthiest State, But What’s the Unhealthiest?

If you live in Vermont, congratulations — for the fifth year in a row, your state has been named as the healthiest in the country.

The United Health Foundation’s 2011 America’s Health Rankings, released Monday, also put New Hampshire, Connecticut, Hawaii and Massachusetts in the top five.

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Here’s The List Of The Top Artery Clogging Cities

This is sad when you look at the report in Prevention Magazine which lists the 8 most artery-clogging cities in America.  Half of the cities are in Louisiana and Texas.

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Is Your Coffee Fix Getting in the Way of Medication? — Health Check

The average American adult drinks about three cups of coffee a day, and while many can’t imagine a morning without it, people taking certain drugs may want to think twice.

Studies show that more than a dozen medications — antidepressants, estrogen, and thyroid and osteoporosis drugs, for example — can be affected by coffee, which can block absorption or enhance the effects of the drugs.

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Miraculous Accident Allows Paralympic Cyclist to Walk Again [VIDEO]

Normally it’s an accident that causes permanent limb damage and changes the course of an athlete’s career. But for paralympian Monique va der Vorst, the opposite proved to be true. The paralympic cyclist and two-time silver medalist recently got into an accident and found herself left with a bit of a surprise — after 14 years of living in a wheelchair, she could suddenly walk again.

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Watch Out for ‘Holiday Heart Syndrome’ on Thanksgiving — Health Check [VIDEO]

While you should eat, drink and be merry on Thanksgiving, doctors are warning not to overdo it. Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to what’s known as “holiday heart syndrome.”

The term was coined back in the 1970s when researchers detected heart rhythm abnormalities in 24 study participants, none of whom had a history of heart disease — but all of whom had too much to drink over the holidays.

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Hey Ladies, Fight Cancer by Drinking Coffee — Health Check

If you’re one of those women people tease because you’re never seen without a Starbucks cup in your hand, you may actually be bettering your health. All that coffee might be warding off cancer.

Researchers at Harvard University who followed the medical records of more than 67,000 women over a 26-year period found that those who drank at least four cups of java per day had a 25 percent lower risk of developing endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterus lining), with a seven percent decrease seen in those who drank two cups daily.

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