Nutritionist who works with professional athletes reveals his biggest advice to avoid gaining weight

Even some of the most fit, athletic people in the world face cravings for unhealthy foods from time to time. That's the take-away of a fun story from ESPN's Jackie MacMullan on the nutritional struggles of NBA players and how they learn to eat healthy and deal with those cravings. MacMullan spoke to Dr. Mike Roussell, a nutritionist who has worked with several professional athletes, including Los...

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3 Guidelines that help you live an authentic life.

Truly authentic people have a way about them that makes them instantly likable. They seem to know who they are and appear comfortable in whatever circumstances they face. Many of us yearn for that authenticity. Yet not everyone will achieve it. This is quite often because we believe one or more of the following three major misconceptions about what it means to really be authentic: #1: Being...

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Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study

A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 -- a vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body that is used to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance. These deficiencies may be involved in patients who experience migraines, but that is unclear based on existing studies. "Further...

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Eating Fat Doesn't Make You Fat, Study Finds

It seems logical to think that eating a high-fat diet would tip the scale upward, but a new study suggests that might not be the case. What's more, eating more of certain types of fats may help move the scale in the other direction. Men and women in the study who followed a high-fat, Mediterranean diet that was rich in either olive oil or nuts lost more weight and reduced their waist...

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How much sleep do we need to stay healthy?

Along with regular exercise and nutrition, sleep is one of the three fundamental lifestyle choices that are key to maintaining your psychological and physical well-being. Getting the appropriate amount of sleep during each stage of life is essential for developing and maintaining a healthy mind in a healthy body. Human beings are designed to spend approximately one-third of our lifetime sleeping...

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Do vitamins work - The evidence is in!

It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and, of course, take your vitamins. Or not. Decades of research has failed to find any substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements do any significant good. And our obsession with vitamins masks a much bigger problem: We're not getting the nutrients we need from our diets. That's the premise of science writer...

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People judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating? Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions. In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy says that people quickly answer two questions when they first meet you: Can...

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What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?

Eat less, move more, and you may lose weight—though probably not for long. If you’re hoping to drop a few pounds for an upcoming vacation, the old “calories in, calories out” method can be effective. Combine a meager diet with lots of exercise, and in the short term your body will plunder its fat stores in search of energy. You’ll lose weight—maybe even a lot of weight, depending on how much you...

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