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How to Keep Yourself Accountable

Losing weight is a priority in many people's lives for a variety of reasons. Some people are concerned about being overweight because of increased risk of health issues while others want to shed a few pounds to look and feel their best. Whatever your weight loss goals are, it's important to keep yourself accountable! It's hard to accomplish any goal on your own and it always helps to track your progress and have other people...

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Healthy Refreshing Beverages for Summer

  Summer is here and it's time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! Whether you're lounging in a hammock or staying active in the sun, it's important to keep your body hydrated with fluids. The heat can make us perspire and dehydrate quickly, so it's always good to have a beverage on hand. The good news is that you don't need to veer off your diet regimen in order to indulge in a thirst-quenching...

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Southern Cuisine Increases Stroke Risk

Courtesy: Augusta Chronicle By Tom Corwin Fried chicken, salty ham and sweet tea have long been staples of Southern cuisine but it could also be the reason the region has a much higher stroke rate, research released Thursday found. In findings presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that those with the greatest adherence to a “Southern” diet had a 41 percent increased risk of...

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Vending Machines Showing Calorie Counts of Sodas

NEW YORK — As criticism of sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will put calorie counts right at your fingertips. The move comes ahead of a regulation that would require restaurant chains and vending machines to post the information as early as next year, although the specifics for complying with the requirement are still being worked out. “They’re seeing the writing on the wall and want...

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Spreading Himself Even Thinner

Maybe you’ve noticed. Randy Halfacre has dropped a few. Pounds, that is, and inches, and most importantly, two of his four medications. In fact, he’s feeling better than he has in years, thanks to Bee Healthy Medical Weight Loss & Wellness.“I feel like I’m 40,” Halfacre said. “My blood pressure and cholesterol numbers are within healthy parameters, and that’s the first time I can remember that happening in a long time.” While losing 30 pounds...

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