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How much juice should kids drink? What you need to know about juice and serving size

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – Selecting beverages for your children can be tricky. What should they be drinking and how much should they drink? Dr. Lisa Thornton, pediatrician and mother, breaks down new juice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and answers questions about 100 percent […]

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Too much gobble, gobble? 6 steps to better digestion this holiday season

(BPT) – Cheer and goodwill aren’t the only things Americans share during the holiday season. We also swap germs, overindulge in seasonal foods and spirits, and stew in stress – all of which can lead to digestive woes. You know you’ll have to work hard at self-control if you don’t want the numbers on the […]

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Too much of a good thing? 4 ways you’re doing cardio wrong

(BPT) – Does your exercise routine live and die by the treadmill? Does your workout consist of an hour on the elliptical? While you can’t ignore the positive impact aerobic exercise has on your health, it may not be the dream weight-loss solution you hope for. “It seems an awful lot of people walk, jog, […]

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‘How much — and when?’ Life-history trade-offs a factor in whole-organism performance

For nearly 40 years, one of the cornerstones of the study of adaptation has been the examination of “whole-organism performance capacities” — essentially, measures of the dynamic things animals do: how fast they can run; how hard they can bite; how far, fast, and high they can jump; and so on. Together, these functional attributes […]

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Too much screen time? Unhealthy behavior may be cross-generational

Children whose parents spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer or other screen are more likely than other children to have excessive screen-time habits, as well as associated risks for heart and blood vessel disease, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014. “Screen time of […]

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Sitting too much, not just lack of exercise, is detrimental to cardiovascular health

Cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center found that sedentary behaviors may lower cardiorespiratory fitness levels. New evidence suggests that two hours of sedentary behavior can be just as harmful as 20 minutes of exercise is beneficial. The study, published in today’s online edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, examined the association between fitness levels, daily exercise, […]

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Too much prolonged high-intensity exercise risks heart health

Overdosing on high intensity exercise may actually increase the risk of death from a heart attack or stroke in those with existing heart disease, suggests German research published online in the journal Heart. Similarly, a second Swedish study in the journal suggests that young men undertaking endurance exercise for more than five hours a week […]

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Why exercise may not help obese shed much weight: Exercise can elevate stress response and make it more difficult to become slim

The obese are advised to do physical exercise. But this can increase their physiological stress responses, and thereby make it more difficult to slim, according to a new Norwegian study. This research may provide an explanation for the difficulties which many people encounter in losing weight despite energetic keep-fit efforts. “It’s often said obese people […]

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Women who gain too much or too little weight during pregnancy at risk for having an overweight child

Gaining both too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In one of the largest studies to examine current Institute of Medicine recommendations regarding pregnancy weight gain […]

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Dangers of … sitting? Regardless of exercise, too much sedentary time is linked to major disability after 60

If you’re 60 and older, every additional hour a day you spend sitting is linked to doubling the risk of being disabled — regardless of how much moderate exercise you get, reports a new Northwestern Medicine® study. The study is the first to show sedentary behavior is its own risk factor for disability, separate from […]

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