The Truth About Being Healthy

People who were told to avoid fibbing were less likely to experience sore throats and headaches than those who were given no instructions, according to a study from the University of Notre Dame. Lying may stress you out and impair your immune response.

2013-04-23T15:25:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|PHASE II Training|

Why Are You So Tired?

Getting sufficient shut-eye but still dragging? Maybe you're not getting enough iron, a common symptom of which is unexplained fatigue. Researchers found that women taking an 80mg daily iron supplement cut their exhaustion in half. Your doctor can do a blood test to check your levels and tell you if you need a supplement. Foods [...]

2013-04-16T12:52:36+00:00 April 16th, 2013|PHASE II Training|

Divide and Conquer

We're all for going under the knife to slim down.......our food, that is. Researchers found that people who were given a whole bagel consumed 40 percent more calories at their next meal than those whose bagel was cut into quarters. Because multiple pieces take up more space, the portion seems larger. Try the trick on [...]

2013-04-16T12:43:26+00:00 April 16th, 2013|PHASE II Training|

Go, Nuts!

With more fiber and calcium than any other nut, almonds have always been a smart snack. Now a USDA study shows they contain 129 calories per ounce - 24% less than originally thought. Since their cell walls are hard to break down, the fat inside them isn't easily absorbed by the body. Cover a 3x3 [...]

2013-03-27T15:12:36+00:00 March 27th, 2013|PHASE II Training|

Good-Mood Munchies #2: Walnuts

A handful of walnuts a day has been linked to heart and weight control; now new research finds that these nuts, along with almonds and hazelnuts, can boost levels of serotonin, a hormone that increases feelings of well-being. To get the biggest benefit, go for raw and unpeeled.

2013-02-14T12:36:46+00:00 February 14th, 2013|PHASE II Training|