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Jul. 1, 2015

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We asked an exercise scientist what the best basic exercise routine is to see results
Business Insider
OK, so you want to get off your butt and get into shape, but where do you start? A lot of people jump into an exercise regimen they create themselves without really knowing how to design a productive, well-rounded routine. That can often lead to developing only certain parts of your body and not concentrating on all areas of fitness. More

How should core work fit into your overall exercise plan?
Harvard Health
Your core muscles are the sturdy link between your lower body and upper body. Every move you make starts in your core or transfers through it. So, a weak or tight core can translate into less power from your arms and legs. It’s well worth including core work in your exercise plan.More

6 tips for outdoor fitness training
Fox News
Warmer weather is upon us and it's time to dig up those sneakers, especially if you have not been hitting the gym over the winter. Here are our top tips on how to get re-integrated to training outdoors.More

10 things only someone who's trying to lose weight understands
Prevention via Yahoo Health
Maybe you’re trying to drop those last stubborn 10 pounds. Maybe your doctor gave you strict instructions to drop 20 or more. Whatever your reason, trying to lose weight is challenging — and something only other people who’ve been in the same boat can truly understand.More

In defense of fiber: How changing your diet changes your gut bacteria
Finally, the motivation you've been waiting for to gorge yourself on fiber. You no longer live in a world where you can pretend you’re only eating for one; the trillions of bacteria in your gut, we now know, also feed on what you put in your mouth — and they behave very differently depending on what that is.More

Diet tips for patriotic picnics
The Huffington Post
Do not read this if food management at the beach barbecue is easy for you. But if you love a hot dog fresh off the grill, if you cannot resist the red, white and blue cupcakes and if you always rationalize eating the nine-layer veggie nacho dip to the point where any vegetarian benefits are swallowed by the quantity consumed as well as the chips used to transport the dip, then keep reading. More

The Paleo diet is absurd, science says
“Our ancestors didn’t eat like this, so we shouldn’t.” This is the main ethos of many modern diets which advise us to exclude a number of recent additions to our plates because they were not part of our distant predecessors diet. There are many different variations on the theme – from all-encompassing “palaeolithic-style” diets to grain-free or gluten-free regimes – which are all generating a massive boom in specialized shops, products and even restaurants.More

A diet that mimics fasting is good for you, even if followed only for a few days
Los Angeles Times
For years, people have tried going on extremely low-calorie diets, hoping to stave off illness and delay the effects of aging. It’s an approach that is based on science showing that limiting proteins and sugars seems to impede processes in the body that lead to diabetes and even cancers. But it’s also a tough road that can sap dieters’ patience and strength, said USC aging researcher Valter Longo, who recently led a study searching for a better way to get the benefits of fasting without quite so much pain.More

The not-so-healthy truth about nutrition bars
Your stomach's growling and you're planning to hit the gym in an hour. Do you reach for a Snickers or a fitness bar? A Coke or a Gatorade? The answer may seem obvious, but check the nutrition facts on these products' labels, and you might be surprised how similar they are. More

Want to lose weight? Exercise alone won't help you
The Cheat Cheet
It’s one of the age-old problems of putting on a few too many pounds: Once you’ve gained them, they don’t seem to want to leave very easily. If you’ve wanted to slim down for a while, or you’re noticing that your swimsuit doesn’t look quite as appealing this summer, it’s time to get a move on.More

Exercise makes you smarter as you age
Runner's World
Here’s more reason to keep running well after you’ve eclipsed 40 years old: Endurance exercise may keep your brain working at full-tilt as you age, according to a new study in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin attempted to determine the correlation between a person’s cardio fitness and cognitive function in middle-aged adults.More

Too much vitamin B12 linked to acne
Too much vitamin B12 may promote acne, according to a new study. The study found that, in the presence of vitamin B12, the skin bacteria that are commonly linked to acne start pumping out inflammatory molecules known to promote pimples.More

5 things you didn't know about detox teas
Fox News
So-called “detox” teas have been popular for years, primarily among people who frequent health-food stores, or consult with alternative practitioners. These days, though, they’ve become big business, and a handful of celebrities are touting their weight-loss benefits on social media. In a way, detox teas have become the liquid version of waist trainers — the before and after results are often dramatic, and their celeb backing generates buzz, but you may be wondering: Do they really work, and are they safe? More

Vitamins and minerals: The essentials for women
U.S. News & World Report
You do your best to eat right. You stay away from junk food, and you eat fruits and vegetables as often as possible. But is your diet falling short of essential vitamins and minerals? Should you be taking dietary supplements?More