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FITNESS & WELLNESS


Good news for middle-aged exercisers: Sudden cardiac arrest is quite rare
The Washington Post
If you're middle-aged or older and you work out, it's not too long before the question crosses your mind: I wonder if this could kill me? It certainly has happened before. Jim Fixx, who helped start the fitness revolution with his book "The Complete Book of Running," famously collapsed and died on a run at age 52. Young, highly conditioned basketball players Reggie Lewis and Hank Gathers died on the court of sudden cardiac problems.
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Want to live longer? Optimal amount of exercise revealed
LiveScience
Doing a few hours of exercise every week will probably help you live longer, but doing a whole lot more exercise doesn't provide much extra benefit, according to a new study on physical activity and longevity. Still, doing as much as 10 times the recommended amount of exercise was not linked with an increased risk of dying during the study period.
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Less than recommended physical activity may still lengthen life
Reuters
Staying active, even only slightly, confers major longevity benefits, researchers say. During many years of follow-up, people who did less than the minimum recommended amount of physical activity still had a considerable decrease in risk of death compared to people who did no activity at all, in a new analysis of six studies.
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DIET & NUTRITION


Super-healthy, diet-friendly seafood
Fox News
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, adults should eat eight ounces of seafood per week — about double what most get. Here are five delicious and super-healthy ways to add more seafood to your diet.
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Which diet plans really pay off?
CBS News
Weight loss is big business. Two-thirds of the U.S. population is overweight or obese, and Americans were expected to spend $2.5 billion on commercial diet plans and services in 2014. More than 60 percent of U.S. adults have made a serious attempt to lose weight at some point in their lives, and 29 percent say they're currently on a diet.
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Quinoa: Health benefits and nutrition facts
LiveScience
Quinoa, often described as a "superfood" or a "supergrain," has become popular among the health conscious, with good reason. Quinoa is packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals. It is also gluten-free and is recommended for people who are on a gluten-free diet.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


Fast food may help you recover similar to sport products
Runner's World
A new study in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism has found that fast food from McDonald's is just as good for glycogen resynthesis and subsequent performance as sport foods recommended for this use. The research team measured a large number of variables related to recovery — from blood cholesterol to thigh-muscle glycogen content to time-trial performance — and couldn’t find any significant differences between the two refueling approaches.
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Vegan diet best for planet
The Hill
A federal panel that helps set federal dietary guidelines is recommending Americans eat less meat because it’s better for the environment, sparking outrage from industry groups representing the nation’s purveyors of beef, pork and poultry.
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15 ways exercise makes you look and feel younger
TIME
The powers of a steady fitness routine are impressive: regular exercise can help you build stronger muscles, stave off chronic illnesses and make your clothes fit a whole lot better. But there’s another benefit of physical activity that deserves a shout-out: The way even moderate amounts seem to shave years off your age, no matter how many birthdays you’ve actually celebrated.
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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


Study: Weight-loss supplements contain amphetamine-like ingredients
USA Today
A handful of weight-loss and sports supplements contain a never-before-tested ingredient that's closely related to amphetamines — not the plant extract indicated on their label, according to a Harvard-led study published by the journal Drug Testing and Analysis.
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States ask US Congress to launch inquiry of herbal supplements
Reuters via Yahoo News
A group of 14 state attorneys general asked the U.S. Congress to investigate the herbal supplements industry after a New York probe of the products turned up ingredients that were not listed on labels and raised safety concerns.
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