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Four Nutrients That May Help Prevent Headaches

When you look around the world today, we face big headaches: environmental disasters, financial crises and political unrest. But if your own head hurts, that’s all you can focus on. Headaches affect nearly everyone at some point. Types…
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More On Men’s Health

Eating healthy is the cornerstone of good health. Unfortunately, most men are more likely to order a burger and fries than a vitamin-packed salad. In fact, to meet American dietary guidelines, men age 31-50 need to eat 350 percent more dark…
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Get Sporty in May

May is National Physical Activity and Sports Month — the perfect time to highlight the benefits of playing sports. According to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Americans of all ages need to incorporate more movement…
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Nutrition and Exercise

Fitness Facts •With regular exercise, fitness levels start to improve after 2 to 3 weeks, with measurable improvement after 4 to 6 weeks. •Most people feel better mentally after only doing a little exercise. •For aerobic conditioning,…

This is Your Brain. This is Your Brain on Exercise…

Exercise doesn’t just make you look better and control your weight; it’s also good for your brain and lowers your risk of some diseases. We’re not talking about brain exercises like Soduku or crossword puzzles. We mean heart-pumping…
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How to Refuel After a Workout

Carefully choosing what you eat after you work out can magnify the benefits of exercising. What Should I Eat After a Workout? Your post-workout nutritional needs include fluids, carbohydrates and protein. This is true not just for the endurance…