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Are you still following the '3,500 #calories per pound of #bodyweight' rule? #diet #weightloss
Through hormonal and neurological pathways, the body slows metabolic processes in response to decreased energy intakes. Whereas at one point, you may have been able to squeeze a pound out of 3,500 calories, the dynamic nature of the body means a pound of bodyweight increases in value to almost double that figure in the later stages of weight loss.
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#Exercise and the #elderly.
While younger individuals tend to ignore health benefits in favor of the aesthetic nature of exercise, physical activity has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for the elderly population.
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Looking to become a #vegetarian or simply trying to reduce meat intake? Make the transition easier with a plan. http://tips.straighthealth.com/tip/2016/how-to-become-a-vegetarian.html
Like all major change, becoming a vegetarian does not have to be black and white. If the goal is to decrease consumption of animal products, start slowly and move in that direction.
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#Fiber has plenty of benefits including: lower #cholesterol, reduced risk of #heartdisease and #cancer, treatment/prevention of #diarrhea and #constipation. http://straighthealth.com/pages/five/fiberbenefits.html
Fiber prevents and treats digestive problems, lowers disease risk, increases satiety and even aids weight loss. Unfortunately, found in mostly unprocessed foods, Americans tend to stay well under the recommended intake for this extremely important nutrient.
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The difference between added and natural #sugar .
Though the sugar found in doughnuts and apples is nearly identical, there's an important distinction between foods high in added sugar and naturally occurring sugar.
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Let this calculator help you figure out how much time it'll take to properly #thaw  your #thanksgiving   #turkey . #foodsafety  http://straighthealth.com/pages/tools/turkey-thaw-time-calculator.html 
A turkey requires approximately 24 hours (1 day) of refrigerated thawing for every 4-5 pounds. If you are short on time, cold water thawing is a much quicker process. It requires 30 minutes per pound.
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Overview of #sugar part 1: sugar defined, sources and difference between natural and #addedsugar.

http://straighthealth.com/pages/articles/darticles/sugar-defined-sources-part1.html
Like all good things, Americans tend to ignore moderation and overindulge in sugar, leading to profoundly negative health effects.
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Some benefits of #strengthtraining: more #muscle, better #diabetes control, better independence in elderly.
Casual gym goers sometimes limit themselves to treadmills, bikes and ellipticals rather than wading through dumbbell and squat rack territory. Unfortunately, this mentality deprives you of some important health benefits the treadmill or elliptical alone, cannot provide.
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There are two types of #fiber: soluble and insoluble. Each has its own effect on overall health.
http://straighthealth.com/pages/articles/darticles/fiber-soluble-vs-insoluble.html
Though we do not absorb any calories from fiber, it is an important nutrient which aids in many bodily functions, specifically those in the digestive system.
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What is #sodium/#salt and what are its effects on overall health? http://straighthealth.com/pages/articles/darticles/sodium.html
The evidence is clear: an increased sodium intake leads to high blood pressure and an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and kidney failure.
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This step by step guide walks you through the process of safely cooking a healthy Thanksgiving, Christmas or Holiday Turkey.
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Reduce #calories  for the #holidays . #thanksgiving  
If you're trying to keep calorie intake at a somewhat reasonable level during the Holiday Season, there are options which don't spoil all the fun.
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