The Safest Way to Have Sex When You’re Fighting the Flu

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The flu can be such an inconvenience, keeping you holed up in your home feeling like a sack of phlegm. But so long as you can keep the ooze factor under control—and you have a willing partner—you can still get sexy. And to great gain: The flood of sex-induced endorphins will help ease your pain, at least temporarily.

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Want to Live Longer? Bury Yourself in a Book.

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You wouldn’t think the secret to an expanded lifespan is between these covers—but it is.

THE WRITING’S ON the wall: Getting your nose out of the gossipy websites, clicking off all the streaming screens, and picking up a book for just 30 minutes a day can help you live longer.

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Drinking diet (or regular) soda may damage your brain

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WITH ALL THE recent studies showing that artificial sweeteners in diet soda could potentially derail your weight loss goals, increase your risk of prediabetes, and make you more susceptible to depression, if you haven’t dropped the diet soft drink habit yet a new set of studies should help you make that healthy—and long overdue—decision.

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Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One.

My favorite medical diagnosis is “failure to thrive.”
Not because patients are failing to thrive — that part makes me sad. But because of the diagnosis’s bold proposition: Humans, in their natural state, are meant to thrive.
My patient, however, was not in his natural state. Cancer had claimed nearly every organ in his body. He’d lost a quarter of his body mass. I worried his ribs would crack under the weight of my stethoscope.
“You know,” he told me the evening I admitted him. “A few years ago, I wouldn’t have cared if I made it. ‘Take me God,’ I would’ve said. ‘What good am I doing here anyway?’ But now you have to save me. Sadie needs me.”
He’d struggled with depression most of his life, he said. Strangely enough, it seemed to him, he was most at peace while caring for his mother when she had Parkinson’s, but she died years ago. Since then, he had felt aimless, without a sense of purpose, until Sadie wandered into his life.

5 ways to cut sugar out of your diet

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Trying to wean yourself off the sweet stuff? Want to stop uncontrollable cravings? These tips can help you decide how much and what types of sugar you should skip to improve your health and physique.

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The best types of cardio workouts for weight loss

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Whether you’re trying to overhaul your entire physique or just burn away that stubborn spare tire, these heart-racing workouts will burn fat fast and help you reveal a leaner body.

Intermittent Fasting An effective Way to lose Weight

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October 18, 2017

FASTING—DEFINED AS REDUCING or eliminating your calorie intake for a set period of time—has often been cited as a great way to lose weight and keep pounds off. But there are lots of different ways to fast, from a once-a-week pause to the month-long daytime fast often done in a religious context. So far one method hasn’t really stood out above the rest, although researchers are starting to hone in on one approach: intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting has shown the most promise for boosting metabolism and burning fat, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Research. Researchers put mice on a 16-week intermittent fasting program. The mice ate normally for two days, and then went one whole day without food. Meanwhile, a control group of mice ate the same amount of calories overall, just spread evenly across three days.

After four months, the fasted mice tended to have lower bodyweights than the control-group mice. They also had less white fat and more brown fat, which is used for energy and body heat, and their insulin and glucose levels were more constant.

So: Why does intermittent fasting work? It’s possible that intermittent fasting stimulates an anti-inflammatory cell, which then triggers an increase in production of a blood vessel growth factor, which in turn leads the body to burn more fat cells, according to the researchers.

“Intermittent fasting without a reduction in calorie intake can be a preventative and therapeutic approach against obesity and metabolic disorders,” said study co-author Kyoung-Han Kim, an assistant professor in the department of cellular and molecular medicine at the University of Ottawa. “Strikingly, these fasting-stimulated changes in the growth of vascular cells and subsequent immune alterations occur even after a single cycle of 24-hour fasting, and are completely reversed when mice start eating again.”

Just remember: You don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight.

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5 Health Benefits of Tart Cherries

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Rich in natural painkillers and powerful antioxidants, this small but mighty fruit could improve everything from your blood pressure to joint pain.

WHILE WATER IS STILL PROBABLY THE ULTIMATE HEALTH DRINK—WE’RE not saying anything otherwise—a new beverage is getting some major attention for its ability to boost your heart health: tart cherry juice.

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Fight cancer with the Red Onions

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The pungent vegetable serves up some super-high levels of cancer-killing compounds, research findings suggest.

UPPING CONSUMPTION OF fruits and veggies is an easy way to get lots of the flavonoids and antioxidants and other plant compounds that tamp down inflammation, and, in general, help keep all kinds of diseases from popping up later in life. New research from the University of Guelph in Canada has zeroed in on red onions as having some super-high levels of cancer-killing compounds.

Researchers looked at five types of onions grown in Ontario, and found that, though they all had high levels of quercetin—a flavonoid known for neutralizing free radicals—the Ruby Ring onion, a type of red onion, had the highest amounts of the compound. It also boasted large levels of anthocyanin, another flavonoid that boosts quercetin’s antioxidant power.

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Intermittent Fasting is an effective Way to lose Weight

 

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October 18, 2017

FASTING—DEFINED AS REDUCING or eliminating your calorie intake for a set period of time—has often been cited as a great way to lose weight and keep pounds off. But there are lots of different ways to fast, from a once-a-week pause to the month-long daytime fast often done in a religious context. So far one method hasn’t really stood out above the rest, although researchers are starting to hone in on one approach: intermittent fasting.

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