Fitness Matters

There's nothing quite like that feeling you get after getting in a good workout. But before you get too settled into that post-workout glow, registered dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield says there's an important, often-overlooked step that helps ensure your workout was effective. "All my clients look at me like I'm crazy... when I tell them, 'Look, after your workouts, you need to make sure you eat something,'" Scritchfield says. "They say, 'Rebecca, why would I do that? Why would I erase the benefit of the workout?'" It's because,.
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Adults who walked briskly, were moderately active in their leisure time, drank moderately, didn't smoke and avoided obesity had half the risk of heart failure as adults who did not optimize these modifiable risk factors, according to a study that followed nearly 4,500 adults for two decades.
Heart failure, a condition where the heart fails to pump as much blood as the body needs, is increasing in frequency in the United States and is a leading cause of hospitalization for people over age 65. Researchers in.
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Just an avocado a day can significantly lower your cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, a new study shows. Avocados are rich in so-called healthy fats and other nutrients and the study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, shows the creamy fruit can work within weeks to lower cholesterol. Just like olive oil and nuts, avocados have plaque-busting monounsaturated fatty acids, and the effects seem similar to all the benefits from a Mediterranean diet, the researchers said. And it’s one more piece of.
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A healthy diet includes snacks to help you get through the day.  Be sure you are getting the most out of your snack by including fiber in your snack choices.  Fiber filled snacks are not only healthy, but the fiber helps keep you sated so you will eat less. Here are some healthy snack choices:
  • Instead of a Snickers Bar (250 Calories), choose 1 cup of grapes (104 calories) and 2 dark chocolate squares (110 calories) [Total 214 calories]
  • Instead of an individual (1.5 ounce) bag of Goldfish.
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Are you a constant sufferer of the dreaded 3pm energy slump? Us too, and it’s easy to see why: after scarfing down lunch at your desk and not getting up since, your energy is bound to be at its lowest. Instead of running to Starbucks for a caffeine pick-me-up, why not try a midday workout instead? Yeah, it sounds crazy, but it turns out that it could be the answer to many of our energy and fitness issues.

“One of the biggest misconceptions people.

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