Yet Another Reason to Eat More Broccoli

How many times have you heard to eat more green vegetables like broccoli? Probably more than you can count. But if all this buzz around this fantastic vegetable still hasn’t convinced you to claim cream of broccoli soup as your favorite food, maybe the findings of this new research will. Broccoli may help guard you against skin cancer.

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Healthy and Nutritious Snacking to Maintain Your New Year’s Resolution

Nutritious and Healthy Snacking for 2008

“Eating Healthier” was probably at the top of millions of Americans’ New Year’s Resolutions list. Now that it has been three months, have you been able to stick to it? Or have you given up on such a broad and daunting change? If you need a few easy things you can do to maintain your resolution, start by changing your snacking habits!

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A Maverick’s Guide to Booming Fitness

In the past, aging has often meant a gradual loss of health and vigor as the years progress. But with the recent advances in research, we now know this slow decline is no longer inevitable. With the right exercise and nutritional program, you can turn around most of the consequences of aging.

 

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Office Corner Junkie: Why being stuck in a cubicle shouldn’t keep you from maintaining proper nutrition

Welcome to the second installment of the corporate corner, where we help you build a health and fitness portfolio that will provide as much return on your personal resolve investment as the 60 hours per week you dedicate to raising your bottom line. Last episode, we discussed the importance of a well designed, yet simple, breakfast in jump starting the calorie burning engine that is your metabolism. The next milestone for your day is regulating your energy levels through lunch by maintaining the ever important insulin levels – which means not starving yourself between breakfast and lunch. There are several tricks to this trade you can try.

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Know what you’re drinking: Energy Drinks

What are energy drinks

Energy drinks are beverages like Red Bull, Venom, Adrenaline Rush, 180, ISO Sprint, and Whoopass, which contain large doses of caffeine and other legal stimulants like ephedrine, guarana, and ginseng. Energy drinks may contain as much as 80 mg of caffeine, the equivalent of a cup of coffee. Compared to the 37 mg. of caffeine in a Mountain Dew, or the 23 mg. in a Coca-Cola Classic, that’s a big punch. These drinks are marketed to people under 30, especially to college students, and are widely available both on and off campus.

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Cocktails and Consequences

With summer just around the corner, many of us may already be thinking about sipping pina coladas by the pool and bar hopping during Fiesta week. But it’s no secret that alcohol, and its common mixers, is loaded with calories. Here’s a quick calorie count of some of the most popular drinks and cocktails to see just how much you’re consuming during those BBQs or parties. These numbers may vary depending on both the brand of alcohol and the amount of mixers used in the drinks. The higher the alcohol content (proof), the higher the calorie count, and the higher the proportion of sugary juices or mixes, the higher the calorie count. The numbers add up fast, especially after you’ve had a few drinks and lose control of regulating your alcohol intake. So if you’re going to splurge on these drinks to have a good time, prepare yourself to dance off all those extra calories!

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Eat Breakfast to Stay Lean!

Pediatrics study found that teenagers who eat breakfast are more active and thus more lean.

While 25% of the 2000 teens in the study skipped out on breakfast to lose weight, the other 75% who ate breakfast were more successful in keeping their weight down.

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Office Corner Junkie: Episode 3-Maximize Your Lunch Hour

Welcome back to the corporate corner, where we have embarked on our journey for continuous improvement in our health and fitness. In episode 1, we kicked our body out of starvation mode by fueling up with quick, healthy breakfasts. In episode 2, we navigated our morning hunger pangs to maintain our blood sugar levels with healthy snacks and staying well hydrated.

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The Skinny on 6 Popular but Potentially Deceptive Foods

Do you feel like you’ve been working so hard lately, watching what you eat but not seeing any results? You grab a bran muffin for breakfast, a power bar and smoothie for lunch, and order a salad for dinner when out with friends, and yet you are stuck in the same spot in the uphill battle to shed those stubborn love handles. What’s the deal? You’re eating so healthy. Why isn’t it working?

Maybe you’ve fallen prey to those sneaky deceptive foods lurking around in the grocery store. These sly foods have been masked as “healthy” in pop culture or even by the advertisers themselves. But underneath their cover, their true colors as tricksters are revealed. As we unveil six of these impostors, try not to get too down on yourself; we’ve all fallen.

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