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Surprising supplements: Five effective nutrients you've never heard of

Surprising supplements: Five effective nutrients you've never heard of | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
While some supplements are useless, and some may be downright dangerous, others show proven benefits to human health and performance. Surprisingly, some of the best remain relatively unknown.
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Even healthy kids can die from flu complications

Even healthy kids can die from flu complications | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Hundreds have died from flu complications, and most had not gotten the vaccine, CDC says.
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4 Little Things That Can Ruin Any Workout - FitSugar.com

4 Little Things That Can Ruin Any Workout - FitSugar.com | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
4 Little Things That Can Ruin Any Workout
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The standard midweek workout requires us to clear our schedules, pack gear in advance, and resist those inevitable last-minute excuses.
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Large study to examine if vitamin D prevents diabetes

NIH-funded research tests much-touted vitamin in people with prediabetes
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FDA takes enforcement action against Oregon dietary supplement manufacturer - FDA.gov

FDA takes enforcement action against Oregon dietary supplement manufacturer
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in a complaint filed by the U.S.
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If you take supplements from Maxam Labs, Advanced Sports Nutrition, and Maxam Nutraceutics, this could affect you.

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Man's weight loss is wife's gain: soon, a kidney - KHON2

Man's weight loss is wife's gain: soon, a kidney - KHON2 | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Man's weight loss is wife's gain: soon, a kidney KHON2 When Duhme dives into a river canal among the thousands of starters at the Noosa Triathlon, he'll achieve the first of two life-changing goals he set for himself when he decided to shed a...
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Feel good story for today. 

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Study Finds Vitamin D Supplements Do Little To Improve Bone Health - RedOrbit

Study Finds Vitamin D Supplements Do Little To Improve Bone Health - RedOrbit | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
RedOrbit Study Finds Vitamin D Supplements Do Little To Improve Bone Health RedOrbit A study published this week in the medical journal The Lancet has reportedly found little evidence supporting the use of vitamin D supplements by seniors hoping to...
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Healthy Kale Salad With Apples and Almonds - Care2.com

Healthy Kale Salad With Apples and Almonds - Care2.com | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
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Aside from being delicious, kale salads are also delightfully portable. Just ask Gardenista editor Erin.
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7 of the Biggest Myths in Fitness—Debunked - Men's Fitness

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7 of the Biggest Myths in Fitness—Debunked
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You're a well-informed workout buff, so when science suggests one of your trusty training principles is ineffective, your head spins.
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How many of these myths do you own? I am guilty of one. Can you guess which one?

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10 Fitness Apps: Which Is Best for Your Personality? - LiveScience.com

10 Fitness Apps: Which Is Best for Your Personality? - LiveScience.com | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
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10 Fitness Apps: Which Is Best for Your Personality?
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Exercise is a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle for everyone, not just gym rats and people trying to lose weight.
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I can recommend Fitbit, MyFitnesspal (not listed), LoseIt, and Zombies, RUN! The last took me from hating running to running half marathons! What are your favorite fitness apps?

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Fad diets and trendy workouts: what works? - CNN

Fad diets and trendy workouts: what works? CNN (CNN) -- Everywhere you turn, someone's doing something she swears will change her body. Maybe the co-worker whose green-juice bottles clutter the office fridge claims she lost 3 pounds in three days.
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News: Xbox Fitness subscription-based app coming to Xbox One - ComputerAndVideoGames.com

News: Xbox Fitness subscription-based app coming to Xbox One - ComputerAndVideoGames.com | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Xbox One will boast a subscription based fitness app, according to removed pages from the official Xbox One website.
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"Body by XBOX"?

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10 fitness products you don’t need

10 fitness products you don’t need | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
6-pack abs without any work? Don’t believe the hype.
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How many of these things do you own, or have you tried?

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Quantified Self Tracker AIRO Charts Your Nutrition, Stress, Exercise, And Sleep - TechCrunch

Quantified Self Tracker AIRO Charts Your Nutrition, Stress, Exercise, And Sleep - TechCrunch | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Quantified Self Tracker AIRO Charts Your Nutrition, Stress, Exercise, And Sleep TechCrunch In a world where there's a new quantified self-tracking device every couple of weeks, the new AIRO wristband is designed to provide data that other hardware...
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Paleo has jumped the shark

Paleo has jumped the shark | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
I'm all for many different paths to a healthy lifestyle but I cannot abide by lies and marketing with no positive health impact and that is what "paleo water" is.
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9 Ways to Ruin Superfoods - Care2.com

9 Ways to Ruin Superfoods - Care2.com | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
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9 Ways to Ruin Superfoods
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If you're at the fair, searching for a healthy-ish treat and you stumble upon a caramel apple, then yes – that's probably one of your best options in a sea of fried oreos and funnel cake.
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Army Issues FitBit Bands in Test Fitness Program - Military.com

Army Issues FitBit Bands in Test Fitness Program - Military.com | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
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The Army is experimenting with a fitness program that issues FitBit Flex wrist bands to soldiers to help them get in shape.
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Fitness apps may share user's private information - WJLA

Fitness apps may share user's private information - WJLA | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Fitness apps may share user's private information
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With 15 half-marathons and two marathons under her belt, D.C. resident Melissa Murphy is now training for her next race with the help of a few fitness apps on her smartphone.
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I'm a proponent of fitness apps, but make sure you know their T's&C's. Understand how - and if - they are sharing your information

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Stand Up If You Want Good Health | FreeHypnosisTreatment.com

Here is one habit that modern life encourages, which detriments our health. It is - sitting down.
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Putting this out there more for discussion and input. With the current wave of "Stand to be healthy" workplaces, what do you think? Does it make that big of a difference for you?

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'Fat-burning' supplement linked to liver failure - USA TODAY

'Fat-burning' supplement linked to liver failure - USA TODAY | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Maui Now 'Fat-burning' supplement linked to liver failure USA TODAY Health officials are advising consumers to stop using a dietary supplement product labeled as OxyElite Pro because of a cluster of hepatitis cases in Hawaii among people who used...
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Nutrition Q&A: Diet can get pounds off; attitude keeps them off - Washington Post

Nutrition Q&A: Diet can get pounds off; attitude keeps them off - Washington Post | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Washington Post Nutrition Q&A: Diet can get pounds off; attitude keeps them off Washington Post Q: It seems like all my friends are trying one of the trendy diets — one's on a juice cleanse, another's going gluten-free (but doesn't need to be); is...
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“Evidence shows no one diet is better than another for weight loss, especially keeping it off,” Sherry Pagoto said in an e-mail. Pagoto is a licensed clinical psychologist, associate professor of medicine at theUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School  "what’s more important is behavioral adherence"

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Social media fuel dangerous 'thigh gap' weight-loss goal - Fox News

Social media fuel dangerous 'thigh gap' weight-loss goal - Fox News | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Social media fuel dangerous 'thigh gap' weight-loss goal Fox News Experts in eating disorders are concerned about an Internet-fueled trend in which teenage girls and young women pursue an elusive and possibly dangerous weight-loss goal: to become...
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"Skinny does not mean fit or muscular," said Wright, who works with Division I athletes. "I cannot think of one athlete I deal with" who has a thigh gap.

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1200 Calories

1200 Calories | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
I don't know why "1200" managed to be the magic number of calories women should consume if they want to lose weight. I don't even know how I know of this number. Only that I know it, and my friends...
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QFT: "For anybody who knows anything about weight loss and nutrition, you will immediately recognize how shallow, and ultimately harmful, only focusing on calories can be.  That is because 1) a healthy body cannot be measured simply by poundage and 2) less calories do not equal good nutrition."

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Exercise Good for People with Asthma - Men's Fitness

Exercise Good for People with Asthma - Men's Fitness | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Men's Fitness Exercise Good for People with Asthma Men's Fitness Along with this, people with asthma who exercised were able to increase their work load and cardiovascular fitness, as measured by maximum oxygen uptake.
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Weight-loss products you don’t need

Weight-loss products you don’t need | Fitness and Weight loss | Scoop.it
The promises of weight loss seem too good to be true. They often are.
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I just want to say, if you have money burning in your pocket to shell out on these things, I know a few trainers and group ex instructrs who would be willing to get you PROVEN results.

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