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Archive for September 2012

Worried About Butter?

You might see the butter in this recipe and think, “Has Jillian gone mad?” Even though butter contains saturated fats, it’s okay in moderation. I wouldn’t recommend you use it too much or too often, but in a small amount for Sunday brunch, it’s fine. If you’d prefer, use a little bit of extra-virgin olive…

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Good for the Body, Good for the Mind

We all know that change is good — and that holds true for fitness too! After all, challenging your muscles will help you reach your fitness goals. Varying your routine is also good for your mind! Doing the same thing over and over can get stale and dampen enthusiasm. A change in focus — however…

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Taking Your Workout to the Next Level

Ever hear the expression “Nothing changes if nothing changes”? If you do the same resistance routine the same way week after week, the day will come when your body will have adapted to that particular workload. In terms of weight loss, that’s not a good thing. If your body isn’t challenged beyond its comfort zone,…

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Test Yourself

To see whether your thoughts are predominantly positive or negative, test yourself. It sounds extreme, but you only need to do it once: Carry a small notebook around for an entire day. Each time a thought about yourself pops into your head, write it down and assess whether it’s positive or negative. At the end…

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How To Improve Your Attitude

Do you have what it takes to reach your weight-loss goals? If you think it’s all about diet and exercise, you’re wrong. It sounds crazy, I know. Exercise and a proper diet are crucial to all weight-loss and fitness programs. But to reach any long-term goal — especially one that requires a major lifestyle change…

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Know Where Your Food Comes From

Another great benefit of shopping at the farmers’ market is that you get to meet the people who grow your food. You can ask them about their farming methods to make sure the meat and produce you’re buying are organic and free of antibiotics. You can also use your local farmers as resources for recipes,…

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Why Buy Fresh?

There are many great reasons to buy fresh foods from your local farmers’ markets, but one of the best is this: Fresh food tastes better! A tomato from the farmers’ market, for instance, really tastes like a tomato; whereas tomatoes from the supermarket often taste like watered-down versions of the real thing. “Fresh” is the…

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A Swimmingly Effective Workout

Pool workouts are great for getting really buff — hello, Michael Phelps! But you don’t have to be at the Olympic level to benefit. Pool workouts are especially good options for people who are new to exercise or who have suffered an injury. That’s because they’re very low impact and put less stress on your…

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Internet is a poor source of foot information?

Foot and ankle patients seeking education on the internet are likely to come across poor quality information on their diagnosis, US researchers warn. Their review of 136 websites on the 10 most common foot and ankle diagnoses gave an average content score of just 49.7 points out of a possible 100.0 points for critical information…

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Cosmetic Foot Surgery Update

Are toes really the new nose? Media reports of an uptick in toe and foot plastic surgery suggest that there is nothing that we won’t do to put our best feet forward (and of course, sport sexy, strappy, and often pricey shoes). This includes getting our toes shortened, liposuctioned, or removed altogether. Liposuction may help…

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