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If you have been successful in losing a large amount of weight, you may have loose skin. You are not alone as loose or saggy skin is a common problem after losing a large amount of weight (more than about 50 to 100 pounds) in a short period of time....
As nutrients go, vitamin D is a rarity: It’s one of only two vitamins your body makes on its own. The liver, kidneys and cells and several other parts of the body convert two forms of vitamin D to its active form, the steroid hormone 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, and any...
Excess weight in your midsection can be annoying—not only because it’s so darn tough to ditch, but because it also has an impact on your overall health. Extra belly fat ups your risk of issues such as heart disease and diabetes, and, according to certified strength and condition specialist...
The scientific evidence is clear as can be that cutting calories simply doesn’t lead to long-term weight loss orhealth gains. We suspect most dieters have realized this by now too. And yet, here they are again, setting the same weight loss goal this year that they set last year. The only...
The number of hours of sleep you need to stay healthy and alert varies according to your age. Teenagers need between 8 to 10 hours of sleep, while adults should get 7 to 9 hours. Sure, you’re eating your vegetables and fruits andsqueezing in exercise at least 20 minutes a day,...
Headaches are a pain that many of us have to deal with on a daily basis. While some pass by quickly, others can linger, causing people to miss out on social engagements, lag behind at work or just feel downright awful. A headache is one of the most common complaints...
Tired of following restricting diets? Wake up! You can continue to eat sanely and happily, and still stay fit, if only you start looking at your plate a little closely. Your plate-fulls are more important than you think! Taking a closer look at what’s actually on your plate —...
The snowy season is good for many things—drinking hot chocolate, building snowmen, the holidays—but if there's one thing that makes winter a time to loathe, it's the common cold. Unfortunately, the chilly weather that comes with the winter months weakens your immune system, and so the rhinovirus has easy access...
When it comes to wellness, the old adage is true: You are your own worst enemy. According to a new survey of 2,000 Americans, the person most likely to derail your efforts to be healthy is yourself. Results revealed a variety of barriers when attempting to reach wellness goals — and...
The study showed that a potential contributor to this gender disparity is adiponectin, a hormone secreted by fat cells that helps control the body's metabolism. The hormone activates two proteins inside liver cells, known as p38 and AMPK, that block cell proliferation and impair tumour growth, said the study, published...

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