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Carbs, Happiness and Naps

Carbs. Conventional wisdom has been that the carbs in an apple are way better for you than the carbs in a piece of bread—but, according to new research, that may not be the whole story. Find out what researchers learned when they set out to determine if diets similar in calories and carbohydrates, but composed of either high or .. read more

On December 19th, 2014, posted in: Solutions by Tags: , , , ,

Detoxing, 60 Seconds to Health & More

Green juice is becoming as ubiquitous with the new year as champagne. And, if this hasn’t happened yet, it probably will: You’ll ask a friend or co-worker to lunch and he’ll decline, saying, “I’m detoxing.” So, can you really detoxify your body? Is detoxing anything more than a buzz word? This may be the best fitness .. read more

FVRx, Generosity, Sleep & More

The weight loss program FVRx prescribes fruits and vegetables, not medication, to help people lose weight—and it’s working out really well. This approach to the growing problem of obesity (especially in areas with little access to fresh foods) offers low-income families in New York an Rx for healthy foods, financial assistance, nutritional education, and monthly checkin-ins with doctors or nutritionists. Last year, 97% .. read more

A Cardiovascular Risk Calculator, Compassion & Alpacas

With the rise of wearable health devices like Fitbit and Jawbone, to name a few of many, it seems like we have become a culture obsessed with tracking. For some knowing that you took 10,000 steps five days during the week is motivating (got to get those other two!) and for others it’s a way to keep .. read more

Comfort Food, Happiness, Robots & More

Walk away from the cupcake; put down the grilled cheese sandwich. A recent study has found that eating comfort food doesn’t actually do anything to alleviate our bad moods. The research, published in Health Psychology, found that for the hundreds of people studied, food—comfort or otherwise—didn’t have an impact on how fast they bounced back from a bad .. read more

On November 7th, 2014, posted in: Solutions by Tags: , , ,

7-Minute Workout, Healthy Halloween Candy & More

The New York Times is offering a free mobile app for its Scientific 7-Minute Workout and new Advanced 7-Minute Workout. These are the first in a suite apps that will be available to people looking to exercise at home—and get it done quickly. With the amount of time we spend at work, companies that offer employees great .. read more

Soda, Happiness, Music & More

In the last few years, we all learned that sitting is the new smoking. The new smoking for 2014? Soda. Here’s the story: A study of 5,300 adults published in the Journal of Public Health compared the cells of people who drink soda every day to those who do not. Reporter Kiera Butler explains the findings, “In .. read more

Teff, Food Labels, the Village Effect & More

Just when we mastered the art of cooking quinoa, there’s a new supergrain on the table: teff. Teff is versatile, gluten-free and high in fiber and protein—you may know it as the main ingredient in injera, the bread that’s a staple in Ethiopian food. Unlike quinoa, teff also contains albumin, the primary protein in blood plasma, making it .. read more

Kids and Food, Cancer News & Motivation

Brussels sprouts moved from hated to popular among adults a few years ago, however kids have been slower to embrace them. But today, we introduce you to Brussels sprouts chips. Depending on how they are cooked (watch out for excess salt and oil) they could be a fantastic way to get kids to eat their veggies. Speaking of kids .. read more

Heart Attacks, Weight Loss & More

Heart attacks are the number one cause of death for American women but, as it turns out, many of us don’t know the differences between how men and women experience heart attacks. This first-person account is eye-opening and a great reminder to pay attention to our bodies and speak up if something feels wrong. Since it .. read more

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