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Health Benefits of Walking

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It's convenient. It's free. And it comes with a wealth of benefits. Don't underestimate the power of America's favorite physical activity—walking! All you have to do is lace up and head out the door. No gym or fancy equipment necessary. Witness some of the latest evidence for these benefits of walking.

Must Read: Can Walking Really Help You Lose Weight?

Mediterranean Diet Deters Overeating and Boosts Gut Health

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We all overindulge from time to time (and there's nothing wrong with that). But binge eating disorder—the most common eating disorder in the U.S.—can lead to increased risk of chronic diseases, digestive system problems and obesity. And many people struggle with overeating. What if your diet was full of satisfying foods and helped stop you from going overboard as often? The Mediterranean diet may help you do just that.

The Early Signs of Stroke You Need to Know—Even If You're Young

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7-Day Heart-Healthy Meal Plan: 1,500 Calories

Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:20

It has long been understood that a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to protect against heart disease. Research shows that eating healthfully, exercising more, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking can help reduce heart disease-related deaths by 50 percent. Adopting heart-healthy eating habits just got easier with the help of this delicious 7-day, 1,500-calorie meal plan.

7-Day Heart-Healthy Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Submitted by admin on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 14:31

A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to protect against heart disease. In fact, incorporating heart-healthy foods, exercising more, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking can help reduce cardiovascular disease-related deaths 50 percent. With this simple 1,200-calorie meal plan, you'll protect your heart and lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds per week in the process. The meals and snacks in this plan feature heart-healthy foods, like fiber-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains, lean protein and fats like olive oil and avocado. Saturated fat, added sugars and sodium (nutrients that can harm your heart in large amounts) are kept to a minimum and instead, dishes are seasoned with lots of herbs and spices to keep things flavorful and exciting.

Developing Diabetes Before 40 Could Shorten Your Life By a Decade

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Both obesity and type 2 diabetes have been on the rise in adolescents and young adults over the last 30-40 years. While the potential long-term consequences of obesity have been well documented, scientists are now beginning to study the effects of an early type 2 diabetes diagnosis.