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Question of the Month

Parents seem to realize their kids need to eat better—but they're not doing much about it. A recent national poll of 1,767 parents of kids aged 4–18, conducted by C.S. Mott Childre...

Yes, Magnesium Deserves More Respect

People tend to forget about magnesium, but health experts increasingly recognize the key role it plays in boosting health. Magnesium is crit...

Are Americans Eating Better?

Americans' notoriously unhealthy diets are seeing a few improvements, according to analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Asso...

Jet Lag and Athletic Performance

Jet lag affects sports performance in very specific, context–dependent ways that can influence game outcomes, according to research fr...

Water Fitness: A Well-Kept Secret

"I don't have to visit the chiropractor!" "The doctor has cut my BP medication in half." "There is no stress on my knees!" "I can perform...

Update to Labels May Curb Food Waste

Americans waste about 8 million pounds of food each year. What if we could easily reduce that—and put nearly $30 million back i...

Weak Thighs = Knee Problems in Women, But Not Men

Research suggests that women are more likely than men to develop knee osteoarthritis &lpar:KOA). Improving thigh muscle strength ...

Get Mom an Exotic Fruit of the Month

Offering a mouthwatering array of fruits, from blood oranges and Asian pears to pomegranates and persimmons, a subscription to an "exotic fruit of the month club" may be the perfect way to k...

The Power of Visualization

All of us instinctively use visualization (aka imagery) to help us perform better. Have you ever mentally practiced your own perfo...

Brief Bouts of Stair Climbing Boost Fitness Levels

Lack of time and no access to fitness equipment are two of the most common responses given by people who do not exercise. Researchers at McM...

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