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FITNESS & WELLNESS

How exercise can help us sleep better
The New York Times
As a clinical psychologist and sleep researcher at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Kelly Glazer Baron frequently heard complaints from aggrieved patients about exercise. They would work out, they told her, sometimes to the point of exhaustion, but they would not sleep better that night.
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Watermelon juice relieves post-exercise muscle soreness
ScienceDaily
Watermelon juice's reputation among athletes is getting scientific support in a new study, which found that juice from the summer favorite fruit can relieve post-exercise muscle soreness. The report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry attributes watermelon's effects to the amino acid L-citrulline.
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How to get super fit at any age
Health.com via CNN
Nobody ages backward. Now that we have that unpleasant fact out of the way, let's get to some good news: You don't need to be a genetically blessed model or have a plastic surgeon on speed dial to keep your body in remarkable shape. Instead, just dive into the closest thing we have to a fountain of youth: Fitness.
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DIET & NUTRITION


Research shows healthy diet may slow cognitive decline
By Denise A. Valenti
The Alzheimer's Association is reporting that an estimated 5.2 million Americans have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in 2013. At the recent Alzheimer's Association International Conference, researchers from all over the world gathered to present and discuss the latest findings of causation, diagnosis and treatments surrounding the topic of Alzheimer's disease and dementias. What was notable in this year's conference was the research supporting the contributions of healthy lifestyles and diet to lower rates of cognitive declines.
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Nutrition for the older runner
Competitor
The percentage of runners over age 45 has increased by more than 30 percent in the past five years. This is due in part to the fact that the sport's retention rate is growing: The number of people who have been running for 10 years or more has also increased substantially in recent years. Nutrition is critical to running well over the long haul. Older runners do not have nutritional needs that are substantially different from those of runners in general.
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When quality matters: Are all calories equal?
By Dr. Georgene Collins
A dieter's mantra is that calories in must be less than calories out. Yet is the number of calories the only thing to consider for weight loss? The answer is yes and no. Calories are simply measurement units of energy for the body. Fitness professionals know the main sources of calories include the macronutrients — fat, protein and carbohydrates. While calorie reduction produces weight loss, the quality of the calorie greatly impacts weight and overall health.
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How exercise can help us sleep better
The New York Times
As a clinical psychologist and sleep researcher at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Kelly Glazer Baron frequently heard complaints from aggrieved patients about exercise.

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Pilates vs. yoga
The New York Times
Is Pilates better than yoga for strengthening exercises? The answer depends to a large degree on what it is you're trying to strengthen. In general, Pilates exercises, originally developed by the fitness trainer Joseph Pilates, target the core muscles around the spine.

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7 pieces of fitness advice we actually want to follow
The Huffington Post
If one more person tries to tell us we just have to run a marathon or try their favorite CrossFit box or take up barre classes, maybe we will just puke, faint or die.

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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


FDA official: 70 percent of supplement companies violate rules
KMGH-TV
About 70 percent of the nation's supplement companies have run afoul of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's manufacturing regulations over the past five years, according to a top agency official. Recall notices and agency inspection records have shown that consumers are put at risk by poorly measured ingredients, uncleaned manufacturing equipment, pesticides in herbal products, supplements contaminated with illegal prescription medications — even bacteria in pediatric vitamins.
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Novel strategies: Side effects with long-term antibiotic treatment
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Antibiotics, commonly available since the 1940s, have done wonders at saving patients with infections ranging from pneumonia to sexually transmitted diseases. In 2010, doctors and other healthcare providers prescribed 258 million courses of antibiotics for a population close to 309 million. Besides the issue of emerging antibiotic resistance, there may be additional problems with antibiotic treatment — detrimental side effects — especially if treatment is prolonged. New research indicates that antibiotics may damage human cells.
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Fast growing gummy vitamin company hits 'home run' with crowd funding site
NutraIngredients USA
SmartyPants Vitamins, which specializes in delivering vitamin formulas via a gummy delivery system, has raised $2.59 million via a crowd funding platform to drive new growth. Getting the money was nice, but saving time was even better, said company co-founder Courtney Nichols Gould.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


CDC study: Schools are getting healthier
Kaiser Health News
Nowadays, the hub for developing healthy habits isn't just the gym or home. For kids, at least, it's increasingly their schools, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. School districts across the country are demonstrating a range of improvements in terms of nutrition, exercise and tobacco policies.
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Same genes may cause alcohol abuse and eating disorders
U.S. News and World Report
Although research has shown that alcohol dependence and eating disorders are influenced by genetic factors, a new study reveals that the two may be controlled by the same genes, making people with one condition more susceptible to the other. Melissa Munn-Chernoff, a postdoctoral researcher at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, writes in a study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
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