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The Fattiest Foods in America!

YIKES!  Some of these meals really pack an unhealthy punch!  ~Erin

Eating fat won't make you fat any more than eating money will make you rich.

Sure, if you stuff enough cold, hard cash down your gullet, your belly will probably stick out like an overfed oil exec. Same with fat. Fat keeps us full, and healthy fats like those found in seafood and many plants help protect against heart disease. But most of us are eating way, way too much of the wrong kinds—and getting fatter in return.

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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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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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Food Pyramid Gets a Makeover

The Food Pyramid has been revamped by the USDA.  Is this something you even pay attention to?  What do you think of the new "pyramid"? ~Erin

The food pyramid, which since 1992 has demonstrated the proper amount of grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat a person should consume per day, is no more.

On Thursday, the USDA rolled out the government’s new f

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“High-Pressure” Job? -Excerpts from Extension

Hypertension: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Controlling your blood pressure may not be at the top of your to do list. However, according to heart health experts, it probably should be. Hypertension – or high blood pressure – is often called a ‘silent killer’ because it often doesn't have symptoms and many people don't even know they have it.

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How Long Does Food Last?

I looked these up recently, and here's what I found!

Keep these use-by dates in mind when stocking your kitchen.

* IN THE PANTRY:

Bread 5–7 days

Cereal 1 year

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Life Size Barbie’s Shocking Look

This is so horrible!  You have to watch this video!!!

As a 16-year-old, Galia Slayen made a life-size Barbie out of wood, chicken wire, paper-mache and — of course — two big balloons  as way to deal with her anorexia.

Slayen — who es

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Research Shows Sitting Can Kill You

People who sit most of the day have a 54 percent greater risk of heart attack than those who spend a good chunk of the day standing.

Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana came to this conclusion after analyzing the lifestyles of more than 17,000 men and women over 13 years.

The scientists found that even non-smokers who exercise regularly and would be considered in good shape double their risk for heart attack if their job requires them to sit most of the time.

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Stop Being Bored While Working Out

Do you have any tricks to passing the time while you work out?  Sure magazines and books are good – but its hard to read and run.  Here are some great ideas about how to keep workouts fun!

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Whats On Sale This Month – Peas

Over the past year I have made a real effort into learning how to eat healthy.  I got points straight out the gate because I don’t each much fast food – but I new/know NOTHING about healthy eating

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12 Genius Health Discoveries

More spa, more fun – I am in!!!

Cutting-Edge Health Tips

Your doctor no doubt has plenty of great tips and advice on living a healthier, happier life. But much of his wisdom actually comes from the research results of veteran laboratory scientists and researchers. So why not cut out the middleman (or woman)? Here are some surprising lessons directly from the very experts who have performed cutting-edge studies—and you won’t believe the lengths to which researchers go to test them! Use their knowledge today to prevent illness, improve your sex life, sleep more soundly, and much more.

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What You Should Be Adding To Your Workout

I work out a fair amount, but I never lift weights!  Do you?  Looks like we should be!

Just because you’re not vying for 20-inch biceps or thunderously strong thighs like the muscle heads in the gym doesn’t mean you should shun the weight room. Lifting weights gives you an edge over belly fat, stress, heart disease, and cancer—and it’s also the single most effective way to look hot in a bikini. Yet somehow women are still hesitant: Only about a fifth of females strength train two or more times a week.

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