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Protein: Your Secret Weapon for Fitness

Two-thirds of the adult population in the United States is overweight, and 14 to 18 percent of our nation’s children are considered heavy or obese.

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Six foods the experts will not eat

Year after year, eating healthier and getting fit are among the top New Year’s Resolutions.

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5 rock solid reasons to eat more fiber

When it comes to fiber, most people don’t realize the myriad of health benefits it provides and assume a bowl of oatmeal in the morning and a small salad with dinner is adequate.

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Carbohydrates can change your life

This is Part One of a five-part series on nutrition.

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Exercise good for brain as well as body

Maybe you exercise to develop well-defined biceps or chiseled abs. Perhaps you work out to ward off high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease. But what about getting in shape to improve your mind? "Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory, and learning," says Harvard Medical School psychiatrist John Ratey. "Even 10 minutes of activity changes your brain."

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