Health and Fitness

Christmas Creeper Movie Could Curdle Your Blood!
Have you seen the movie trailer for Krampus? It looks pretty scary and that is NOT exactly the way to create those charming memories of Christmas. I’ve always heard that fear could “curdle your blood”. Guess what? It’s true!
Watching a horro…
Eating Lettuce 3 Times Harder On The Environment Than Eating Bacon
The grass isn’t always greener or more environmentally sound on the other side of the fence. If you thought that by giving up meat you were taking major pressure off the environment researcher Paul Fischbeck says think again.
Fischbeck concludes that eating lettuce is over three times…
Starchy Food Bad As Booze On Your Liver?
Carboloading -
maybe not such a great idea after all, especially if you want to give long life to the liver! Safe to say we all know drinking to excess is bad for your liver but maybe it’s time to think about just what it is you are washing down with all that brew...
Leisure Sickness Explains Why You Get Sick On Vacation
I’m looking forward to a few days of vacation before Christmas with one of my missions being to get a flu shot. It may not be the flu but many folks regularly get sick when they take a few days off from work.
It’s a common enough phenomenon that there is a name for it:…
Want To Lose Weight? You Need A Program Targeted to Your Tummy!
Just in time for Thanksgiving leftovers – when it comes to losing weight, one size program does not fit all. Everybody's different, and a new study says that's why losing weight is much harder for some people.
The new findings, published in the journal Cell, show that people's bodies react to the sam…
How Sick Do You Have To Be To Get A Sick Day?
Cold and flu season is upon us and a lot of us will have some very real reasons to miss work.   And just in time, a new study is out and reveals what symptoms of illness are most likely to get you a sick day.
The survey, which looked at 2,500 employers and employees showed that diarrhea is the second…
Washington State Residents Not As Fat As Most
Good news for most Washingtonians, good role modeling for most Yakamanians. In a recent study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, Mississippi, Louisiana, West Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina, respectively, are the fattest states in the US...
Walking Beats Working Out For Lower Body Mass
Want to lose weight and get fit but don’t fancy the idea of joining a gym? With all due respect to the many great gyms out there, a new study says you may not have to. The London School of Economics study showed that brisk walking is better for keeping weight off than going to the gy…

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