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Coffee Drinking Linked to Less Depression in Women

Coffee Drinking Linked to Less Depression in Women | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Women who regularly drink caffeinated coffee have a 20 percent lower risk of depression than nondrinkers.
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Founder of WebMD’s consumer health branch hopes WellnessFX is the next game changer | VentureBeat

Founder of WebMD’s consumer health branch hopes WellnessFX is the next game changer | VentureBeat | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
WellnessFX, an online concierge service for improving personal health, launched out of stealth today. Behind the startup is Jim Kean, founder of Sapient Health Network, which became the foundation of WebMD's consumer health business in 1995.
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Upgrade Your Health and Fitness Routines this Weekend

Upgrade Your Health and Fitness Routines this Weekend | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
You've been saying you're going to put in the effort to lead a healthier life, but procrastination has gotten the better of you. Make this weekend when you actually do it.
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'Biggest Loser' Nudges Many Viewers To Think Thin : NPR

'Biggest Loser' Nudges  Many Viewers To Think  Thin : NPR | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
More than half of the people in a recent poll say weight-loss shows influence what they eat. And 49 percent say they believe the television programs will have a positive influence on the obesity epidemic.
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Most Popular Fitness Tracking Web Site: Fitocracy

Most Popular Fitness Tracking Web Site: Fitocracy | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
When you're ready to make the commitment to getting in shape and improving your health, finding the right site or service to help you stay on track can make a big difference.
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Diabetes 'massive challenge' as cases hit 366 million

Diabetes 'massive challenge' as cases hit 366 million | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people living with diabetes has soared to 366 million, and the disease kills one person every seven seconds, posing a "massive challenge" to healthcare systems worldwide, experts said on Tuesday.
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Target heart rate formula made especially for women

Target heart rate formula made especially for women | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
An Ohio State University cardiologist alters the standard calculation for exercise goals.
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The Last of the Fresh Greens — Recipes for Health

The Last of the Fresh Greens — Recipes for Health | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Depending on how far north you live, your local farmers’ markets may still offer a great mix of of greens in September and early October. (What to do with "The Last of the Fresh Greens"?
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Create Your Gluten-Free Sports Diet

Create Your Gluten-Free Sports Diet | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it

Create a gluten-free sports diet with these simple tips.

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3 Ways to Stop Skipping Workouts

3 Ways to Stop Skipping Workouts | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
One day you're motivated to work out and the next day you'd rather stay indoors and on the couch.
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Analysis: U.S. backing for Orexigen drug lifts obesity field

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A surprise show of support for Orexigen Therapeutics Inc's weight-loss drug is lifting spirits of investors in a trio of obesity-drug makers and may rekindle the pharmaceutical...
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More restaurants are targeting customers who use food stamps

More restaurants are targeting customers who use food stamps | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Louisville-based Yum! Brands, which owns Taco Bell, KFC, Long John Silver's and Pizza Hut, is lobbying to get restaurants more involved.
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Do supplements really help?

Do supplements really help? | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
In an ideal world, no one would need dietary supplements. Our balanced diets would provide all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients our bodies need.
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Bartering For Health Care: Yardwork For Treatment : NPR

Bartering For Health Care: Yardwork For Treatment : NPR | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
As the cost of health care continues to rise, people are looking for new ways to cover their medical needs.
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Five common fitness myths women should ignore

Five common fitness myths women should ignore | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Women often subscribe to fitness fads, hearsay and offbeat diets to get fit.

According to top trainer Irene McCormick, women must stop succumbing to pop culture in order to see greater strength...
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TechCrunch | Endomondo Celebrates 5 Million Downloads Of Fitness App With $2.3M In Seed Funding

TechCrunch | Endomondo Celebrates 5 Million Downloads Of Fitness App With $2.3M In Seed Funding | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Exclusive - Endomondo, which offers users a way to automatically track their sports data and monitor their performance over time, has raised $2.3 million from SEED Capital, TechCrunch has learned.
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Diets fail 'because advice is wrong'

Diets fail 'because advice is wrong' | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
The reason most diets fail could be because the advice given is at best misleading and, at worse, completely wrong, say researchers.
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Battle lines solidify over bid to distinguish food, supplements

Battle lines solidify over bid to distinguish food, supplements | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Lazy Larry dietary supplements look and taste like fudge brownies. They contain some of the same ingredients, including flour, trans fats, sugar and oil. And until recently they could be found among the snack foods in convenience stores.
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Boost workout with right foods at right time

Boost workout with right foods at right time | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Getting a great workout goes beyond the number of reps you do or the miles you log on the treadmill.
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CDC urges all Americans to get flu shots

CDC urges all Americans to get flu shots | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say...
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Nutrition for Everyone: Fruits and Vegetables | DNPAO | CDC

Nutrition for Everyone: Fruits and Vegetables | DNPAO | CDC | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
"@CDCgov: Need some new ideas for adding more fruits and vegetables to your daily diet.
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Mosquito Bites: The Real Reason Some People Are Immune

Mosquito Bites: The Real Reason Some People Are Immune | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
If you're one of those people whom mosquitoes tend to favor, maybe it's because you aren't sufficiently stressed-out.
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Study highlights five keys to diabetes prevention - CNN.com

Study highlights five keys to diabetes prevention - CNN.com | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Changing one aspect of your life -- such as eating healthier or exercising more -- could reduce your likelihood of developing diabetes, a new study says.
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Fewer Americans smoke, pace of decline slowing -CDC

Fewer Americans smoke, pace of decline slowing -CDC | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
* Roughly 45 million Americans over age of 18 smoke * CDC says more work is needed to curb smoking By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Fewer American adults aresmoking cigarettes, and...
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Understanding Pain and what to do about it in less than five minutes

A short educational video resource explaining new developments in approaches to chronic pain management.
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