December Monthly Articles

December 3, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

Happy December! Don’t wait for the New Year to start your healthy goals! Here are the latest health articles from the IDEA Health & Fitness Association:


How Exercise Benefits Older SeniorsNew research from the University of Navarra in Spain shows that exercise can have a significant positive impact on older seniors.
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Food Focus: Peanuts Can Curb AppetiteA new study in the British Journal of Nutrition (2013; 109 [11], 2015–23) has found that eating either peanuts or peanut butter as part of your breakfast can control blood sugar throughout most of the day, even following a high-carb lunch.
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Beliefs About Causes Of Obesity Can Affect Weight What you believe causes obesity can affect your actual weight and may be predictive of whether you become overweight.
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IDEA Fitnographic: The Caffeine FixCaffeine ranks as one of the top most commonly consumed dietary ingredients in the world, according to the Journal of Food Science. Whether you get your fix from coffee, tea, soda, cocoa or other sources, it’s clear that Americans have an ongoing love affair with caffeine, since we consume, on average, 300 milligrams (about 3 cups of coffee) per person per day. What are some of the positive and negative attributes of the daily brew?
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Recipe For Health: Kale And Quinoa Dolmades With Yogurt Dipping SauceIn her new book Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health(Balboa Press), Maria Benardis revisits her Greek roots and shares the simple splendor of Mediterranean food philosophy.
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Roller Coasters (aka Dive Bomber Push-Up)read more »


Healthy, happy living!

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