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Tips for a healthy school year

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments by

Are your kids ready to go back to school? I’m not talking about school supplies or whether or not they’ve finished their summer reading. While these things are important, I think it’s equally important to consider health guidelines to follow during the upcoming school year. Here are some of the back-to-school concerns I think are […]

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Myths Surround Breakfast and Weight

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments by

Americans have long been told that routinely eating breakfast is a simple habit that helps prevent weight gain. Skipping breakfast, the thinking goes, increases hunger throughout the day, making people overeat and seek out snacks to compensate for missing that first – and some would say most important – meal of the day. “Eating a […]

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How Exercise Can Help Us Sleep Better

Aug 21, 2013 No Comments by

As a clinical psychologist and sleep researcher at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Kelly Glazer Baron frequently heard complaints from aggrieved patients about exercise. They would work out, they told her, sometimes to the point of exhaustion, but they would not sleep better that night. Dr. Baron was surprised and perplexed. A fan of exercise […]

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Alcohol Consumption Around the World

May 02, 2013 No Comments

Whether you’re winding down for the day or out celebrating a friend’s birthday, a glass of wine or a micro-brew is usually revered as the perfect companion for the occasion. But if you’re having a drink in a country other than your native one, you might find that their beverages – and their rules – […]

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Drink This, Not That: A (Sort of) Healthy Guide to Spring Break

Mar 06, 2013 No Comments

If you’re daydreaming about your upcoming spring break vacation, you’re probably thinking about that vibrant tropical drink with fruit slices and those delicate toothpick umbrellas hanging over the rim. But beware – hidden behind that beautiful frosty-glass façade lies a dangerous duo seeking to undo any progress you’ve made in your beach-body diet: calories and […]

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How to Survive Jet Lag

Feb 26, 2013 No Comments

It’s only been eight grueling hours on a red-eye flight from JFK to Fiumicino Airport, and you’ve already gained additional luggage — a new set of bags under your eyes. Even though it’s a brand new day in Rome, you find little delight after a sleepless night, thanks to the overly bright reading lights left […]

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