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Food Aesthetics Influence Eating Choices

Food aesthetics affect nutrition perceptions, since people tend to believe that pretty-looking food is healthier and more natural.

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Childhood Exercise and Brain Development

Here’s another research-backed link between exercise and brain development for parents who don’t yet prioritize their children’s playtime.

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Iron Deficiency in America

Rising rates of iron-deficiency anemia in both women and men suggests iron deficiency is a major public health issue in America.

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Fitness Now, Lower Healthcare Costs Later

When promoting the value of regular exercise, consider sharing the bank account benefits from lower healthcare costs in the golden years.

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Food Choices for Gut Microbiome Health

Research shows that including a few not-so-fresh foods in our diet can have a positive impact on our gut microbiome.

Rye Salmon Bowl With Beet Sauce

Recipe for Health: Rye Salmon Bowl With Beet Sauce

Whole grains help maintain healthier body composition and better health, making this power salmon bowl full of good nutrition.

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Music for Running Performance

On days when mental energy is low, the benefits of music for running can help by lifting performance back to normal levels.

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The Best Exercises for Menopause and Postmenopause

What are the best exercises for menopause? A combo of aerobic and strength training seem to be the most effective exercise program.

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New Risks of Steroids

Researchers revealed more risks of steroids, finding that using anabolic androgenic steroid over time accelerates brain aging.

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Is Breakfast Important for Athletes?

Is breakfast important for athletic performance? Even if you plan on exercising later, it can be important not to skimp on a morning meal.

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More Sugar Danger

Researchers published findings on more sugar danger: surplus sugar may cause our mitochondria to become less efficient, reducing our energy.

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The Shocking Amount of Sugar in Soda

A report shows that the sugar in soda sold at the 20 top-earning restaurant chains in the U.S exceeds the suggested daily limit of 50 grams.

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How Many Steps a Day? 4,500!

How many steps a day does it take to stay healthy? This study found that 4,500 steps per day produced healthy results for longevity.

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Using Self-Massage Tools at Home

Have you tried self-massage tools? Here, Paul Kleiman, president of MassageU and U-Selfcare.com, explains various kinds of tools.

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Food Insecurity Is Growing Globally

The economic catastrophe set off by COVID-19 is pushing more people toward food insecurity, both here and abroad.

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Tai Chi for Weight Loss

There may be benefits of tai chi for weight loss. Researchers investigated whether tai chi effectively reduces belly fat in older adults.

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Hearing Loss and Physical Function

Research finds that people with hearing loss have significantly poorer physical function over time compared with those with good hearing.

Taking Small Steps

Moving More Every Day

As you help your clients understand the benefits of moving more, it’s important to remind them that all movement doesn’t need to be done in the gym.

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Functional Fitness For Active Boomers

Be among the first to learn 3 targeted functional fitness fundamentals for crafting training sessions your over-50 clients will love.