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4 Ways Yoga Can Help You Lose Weight

4 Ways Yoga Can Help You Lose Weight

March 29, 2013 | by

Did you know yoga can actually help you lose weight? Here are 4 different ways yoga can help with your quest for weight loss.

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Researchers Link MSG to Weight Gain, Obesity

Researchers Link MSG to Weight Gain, Obesity

February 24, 2013 | by

While MSG is said to improve taste, it has many more sinister effects. The enhancer has been tied to headaches, possibly even ADHD, and obesity.

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Weight Loss Tip: Chew Your Food and Eat Slowly

Weight Loss Tip: Chew Your Food and Eat Slowly

February 12, 2013 | by

One study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reminds us of how eating slowly can be an extremely simple weight-loss solution.

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Could Marijuana Help in Weight Loss?

Could Marijuana Help in Weight Loss?

January 17, 2013 | by

In a stunning look at the medicinal properties of marijuana use, a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found that obesity rates are lowered by roughly one third in those who smoke three times weekly. The research included 52,000 participants, with findings concluding that 22% of those who did not smoke marijuana were obese, compared with just 14% of the regular marijuana smokers.

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Weight Loss Tip: Sprinkle Red Chili Peppers on Your Dinner – Here’s Why

Weight Loss Tip: Sprinkle Red Chili Peppers on Your Dinner – Here’s Why

January 12, 2013 | by

Capsaicin, a compound responsible for the hotness of many peppers, is thought to increase the rate at which the body burns fat, ease pain, lower cholesterol and support healthy heart function. The compound is especially studied for its ability to aid in weight loss, where researchers from Purdue University in Indiana found that capsaicin reduces hunger and increases energy expenditure.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Shown to Combat Obesity

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Shown to Combat Obesity

January 11, 2013 | by

Research has indicated that omega-3 fatty acids may even help slow down the “fattening” of America. Omega 3’s keep metabolic function in check which helps keep the weight down. In addition, these essential fatty acids also keep the liver and white adipose tissue, which are vital for for fat metabolism, healthy. Omega 3’s also quarterback signals from genes to keep the body from storing calories as fat.

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Sleep Hormone Melatonin Linked to Weight Loss, Heart Disease Prevention

Sleep Hormone Melatonin Linked to Weight Loss, Heart Disease Prevention

January 9, 2013 | by

According to a study conducted at the University of Granada, melatonin can be quite helpful in controlling weight and increasing “good” cholesterol while decreasing “bad” cholesterol. After analyzing the effects melatonin had on obese, diabetic rats, the researchers found that melatonin was able to help prevent “heart diseases associated to obesity and dyslipidemia”.

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Irregular Sleep Tied to Increased Fat Around Organs

Irregular Sleep Tied to Increased Fat Around Organs

December 30, 2012 | by

Sleep is vital not only for surviving, but also for thriving. Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine revealed that irregular sleep patterns can lead to unhealthy fat deposits around vital organs. This dangerous fat accumulates around the middle region of the body and is extremely dangerous.

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Mother’s Obesity May Lead to Infertility in the Next Generation

Mother’s Obesity May Lead to Infertility in the Next Generation

December 26, 2012 | by

Research shows that obese women are at a much greater risk of developing diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers including breast and ovarian and coronary artery disease, but that isn’t all. Being overweight could even lead to infertility in offspring.

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The Sleep Factor: Understanding How Sleep Affects Your Weight

The Sleep Factor: Understanding How Sleep Affects Your Weight

December 17, 2012 | by

People in America are constantly looking to slim down. Shedding the pounds seems to be near the highest level of priorities for many people, despite the fact that America is showing no sign of slimming down on a grand scale. Many factors must be inspected to determine why someone is overweight.

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