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FITNESS & WELLNESS

Are exercise cool-downs necessary?
The New York Times
"For a long time, the theory was that cooling down by continuing to exercise at a lower intensity would help the legs flush out lactate” and avoid soreness the next day, said Ross Tucker, a South African physiologist and a founder of the website The Science of Sport. "That's still dogma among many coaches and athletes." But it is a myth. "We now know that lactate isn't responsible for muscle damage or soreness," Dr. Tucker said, and cooling down does not rid muscles of it anyway.
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Can exercising at night hurt your sleep?
upwave.com via CNN
Maybe you're the kind of person who likes to lift weights while watching "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," go running in the park at 10 p.m. or practice Pilates after you've digested your dinner. If so, you've no doubt heard the rumblings that exercising at night is bad for your sleep. After all, exercising raises your core body temperature, increases your heart rate and prompts your system to release stimulating epinephrine.
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The overlooked part of exercise — recovery
The Boston Globe
Marathons can have a curious effect on people, prompting some to shudder at the thought of ever trying one, while others are inspired to take up running on the spot. But some newbies apparently forget to consider an important part of the sport — the recovery phase afterward. Exercise specialists say that's a mistake.
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DIET & NUTRITION


The facts behind elimination diets
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Elimination diets are all the rage. Who knew the idea of giving up certain foods could gain such traction? But the phenomenon of cutting out a certain food or group of foods to cure a symptom has grown significantly in popularity as of late. Even though people continue to give up gluten, dairy, sugar, nuts, soy, and alcohol at the ready, some doctors still aren't wholly convinced.
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3 real-life success stories from high-tech diets
Health.com via Fox News
In the past, only celebrities and the super wealthy could afford a personal trainer, private chef and inspirational guru. Now the rest of us can have diet coaches in our back pockets — literally. Otherwise known as health and fitness apps, these secret weapons are hot: There was a 19 percent increase in new apps in the last year alone, according to the mobile analytics platform Localytics.
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10 rules to lean eating
Active
To get the best results from your fat loss program, your diet doesn't need to be complicated — it just needs to be smart. Some of this advice may run counter to what you've previously heard. Not only are these rules grounded in science, they've also been shown to work in the real world. Try them yourself — and you might finally achieve the results you really want.
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Are exercise cool-downs necessary?
The New York Times
"For a long time, the theory was that cooling down by continuing to exercise at a lower intensity would help the legs flush out lactate” and avoid soreness the next day, said Ross Tucker, a South African physiologist and a founder of the website The Science of Sport.

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Dieters move away from calorie obsession
CBS News
The calorie counting that has for decades defined dieting is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients.

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7 invisible ways exercise improves your life
Upwave.com via CNN
Glance around the gym, and you'll probably see a lot of people who are exercising in an attempt to shed pounds, tone muscle and look better.

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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


The 'forgotten vitamin' we need to remember
Fox News
When we think about health, wellness, nutrition and beauty, most of us want to feel healthier, look younger and live longer. The glow of good health is linked to a complex range of chemical and biological actions that occur in the cells throughout our bodies. We know that vitamins serve the body by providing essential nutrients for building bones, promoting heart health and maintaining our brain and nervous systems.
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The truth about vitamin infusions
Shape
Nobody likes needles. So would you believe people are rolling up their sleeves to receive high-dose vitamin infusions into their veins — by choice? Celebs including Rihanna, Rita Ora, Simon Cowell, and Madonna are reportedly fans. But the fad isn't limited to Hollywood alone. Companies such as VitaSquad in Miami and The I.V. Doctor in New York offer vitamin drips to anyone. Some even do it in your own home.
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Herbal supplements are the most commonly used type of complementary medicine in the US
The Huffinton Post
Herbs and other dietary supplements besides vitamins are the most commonly used type of "complementary medicine" in the United States, followed by visits to chiropractors, yoga and massage, a new report finds. In 2012, nearly 18 percent of American adults said they took herbs or other supplements that were not vitamins and minerals.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


7 crazy things that happen while you sleep
Men's Health
Most nights, if you're lucky, sleep is a completely unremarkable event. But every so often you may experience bizarre behaviors that can leave you feeling completely confused — and perhaps slightly freaked out. Not to worry. Men's Health asked sleep doctors to decode some of the craziest things that can occur from the moment you close your eyes — and most of them are totally normal.
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4 reasons you should devote more time to self-care
Women's Health
Women are caregivers by nature, and yet we rarely include ourselves on our kindness to-do list. But the truth is, putting ourselves second serves no one. It can lead to poor health, low productivity and burnout. Self-care is essential for our overall well-being. In fact, not looking after ourselves can actually be irresponsible.
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20 ways to stop allergies
Health.com
It's like a scene from a low-budget horror flick: the trees are blooming, the grass is growing ... and runny-nosed zombies are invading the planet. Seasonal allergies are here, but if you're one of the sniffly multitudes, you may have noticed that the "allergy season" can span most of the year. Here's your best defense — from least to most invasive, medically speaking.
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