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Dr. Says Parents Of Obese Children Should Lose Custody

An obesity specialist argued in an opinion piece in yesterday's Journal of the American Medical Association that parents should temporarily lose custody of extremeley obese children to foster care for not controlling their weight.

Dr.

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Red Wine May Have Similar Health Benefits As Exercise

HA!  Finally some good news about ways to be healthy - pass the wine!!!  ~Erin

If you’ve been knocking yourself out at the gym lately, you may not want to read this.

A new study suggests that knocking back a glass of red wine could have similar health benefits to that of working out, in terms of maintaining muscle mass and bone strength.

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Are You On A Diet?

I don't diet.  I try to make it a way of life.  Every once in a while I will have a day like yesterday.  Will a food confession make me feel better?  I doubt it, but here it goes.  My daughter made brownies yesterday, and I ate "a few

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Scented Candles Could Kill You

Research has shown some scented candles produce smoke laced with almost as many toxins as those produced by cigarettes, according to Telegraph.

Since they are often lit in poorly ventilated rooms, such as bathrooms, or during the evening when windows are likely to be closed, the release of chemicals can cause indoor pollution that is potent enough to raise the risk of asthma, eczema and skin complaints.

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How To Apply Self Tanner Correctly

 

I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!  I noticed that I am starting to use more sunblock.  This is a big change from the days when I used baby oil, so I could get lots of color in a little bit of time.

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PGA Tour Pro Sean O’Hair’s Errant Golf Shot May Have Fan’s Saved Life

Chris Logan wasn’t feeling so lucky when he was struck in the temple by an errant shot from pro golfer Sean O’Hair as he watched the AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club last Fourth of July.

The West Chester, Pennsylvania man wasn’t seriously injured by the blow, but was checked for a concussion as a precaution. And that’s when this tale takes a fortunate turn.

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Week 3 At The Gym In One Word – SUCK

Boo on week 3.  To give you a little catch up, I was in the silly car wreck that has really been difficult for me to recover from.  I am at the point where now I am working out a little 6 days a week, and I really struggle getting through the plan most days.  I know I am making progress, especially in the repair of my back and neck ligaments, but its a very difficult process to go through.  Week 3 absolutely sucked.  I got an F, my body got and F, it was one ginormous boo.

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Men’s Health – Kenny Chesney Named Fittest In Country Music

How many push ups can you do in 10 minutes?  Kenny does 300!  Check out the story from Men's Health Magazine online about why Kenny was named the fittest in country music.

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We Are Eating More Calories – Find Out Why

I have been working out and kind of counting calories, and found this interesting.

According to the Daily Mail, researchers at the University of North Carolina found that the average American eats 570 more calories a day than they did in 1977

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Unplug Yourself

Right now, I am relatively 'unplugged.'  My computer at home is not working.  So, no iTunes, no gossip sites, no long emails, and no shopping!  I now realize, I spend way too much time on the computer at home, and way too much money on stuff I don't need

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Week 2 Back At The Gym – A Little Better

Its going slow - way TOO slow. I want what I want when I want it, so this isn't fitting into my plan! The weights were a little easier this week, but I am just so sore everywhere! It's a big boo. However, I did feel like I at least looked like I belonged. It only took about 3 times of going until I remembered everything I wanted while there - headphones, the right tennis shoes, book, water ...

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What Really Causes Ice Cream Headaches

Every single time I go to Dairy Queen and get my Banana Cream Pie Blizzard, I get an ice cream headache.  Now, I know why...

Yahoo! Shine explains that the headaches can in fact come from eating any really cold food or drink, and it happens when some of what you're eating touches the hard palate, which is the roof of your mouth

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