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Chronic Disease in Women: Deadly and Costly

Find out what chronic disease is costing American women — in finances and life — and what we can do to prevent it.

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Stand Up For Your Health

Still need a good reason to unglue yourself from your work seat? Try this: A new study found that we burn more calories standing than sitting. Read on to learn why.

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Is Your Fitness Instructor Inspiring You?

Your instructor wields some hefty power with the words he or she delivers to motivate you. Find out how instructor’s comments can impact your self-esteem.

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Low Carb Vs. High Carb Diets

Low carb diets are popular for weight loss and diabetes management. Learn how they compare to modern high-carb diets and their long-term health impacts.

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What Causes Postmenopausal Weight Gain?

Genetics and exercise both affect weight gain after menopause. Find out what you can do to prevent obesity as your metabolism slows down with age.

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Should You Switch BPA Plastics for Glass?

BPA is found in many plastics, including food packaging, and BPA exposure has been linked to increased obesity risk. Here's what you should know.

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How to Lose Weight When You're Hypothyroid

Losing weight can be hard when you’re hypothyroid, but you can succeed if you follow these key tips.

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Weight Loss Challenges for Thyroid Patients

Learn how to overcome these five key challenges to weight loss when you have a thyroid condition.

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Flying While Obese: No Simple Fix

With rates of obesity continuing to trend higher, isn’t it time that airline carriers recognize and address the needs of overweight passengers?

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It Can Take Five Months to Lose Your Two-Month Holiday Weight Gain

According to a study published in September 2016 in The New England Journal of Medicine, it will likely take five months to lose weight gained during the two-month holiday period, from Halloween to New Year’s Day. The study involved 3,000 subjects fr...