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A healthful diet is not the only factor when it comes to achieving a healthy weight – physical activity plays an important role as well. While it may seem challenging to find time to work out, the long- and short-term health benefits make it a necessary aspect of achieving optimum health and a healthy weight. […]

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Noun: Ahimsa  (uh-HIM-sah) Definition:  The Hindu and Buddhist doctrine of refraining from harming any living being. Sample sentence:  The world would be a much better place if all mankind embrace the doctrine of Ahimsa.

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It’s tempting to resort to weight-loss supplements in the daily battle against the bulge, but there are indeed no shortcuts. A study published online in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism concluded that there is no sound research evidence showing that any single product results in significant weight loss. A handful – […]

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Noun: Tucket  (TUCK-ut) Definition: A fanfare on a trumpet. Sample sentence: The tucket sounded, and everyone rose as the king and queen entered the courtyard.

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Verb: Bruit  (BROOT) Definition:  Report, rumor Sample sentence:  Word of John’s imminent dismissal was something for his co-workers to bruit about around the water cooler.

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We know that the risk of developing hypertension increases when one of your parents is affected with the disease. Even if your father or mother had high blood pressure your own risk may be dramatically lower if you’re in good shape. A study published online May 14, 2012 in Hypertension found that exercise can trump […]

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Got asthma? Your pillow, a haven for dust mites, could be making matters worse. Wash your pillows regularly and replace them annually. No matter how picky we are about our bunkmates, there will always be unwelcome visitors. Namely, dust mites. They love a warm environment like your bed just as much as you do. And […]

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Verb: Kedge  (KEJ) Definition:  To move a ship by means of a line attached to a small anchor dropped at the distance and in the direction desired. Sample sentence:  To get closer to shore, the sailors needed to kedge the ship.  

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Women: if you’re overweight or obese, shedding just 10 percent of your weight might reduce your overall cancer risk. The goal is to lower levels of inflammation in the body, and for some women losing even five percent might do the trick. Inflammation has been linked to heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases, and […]

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Adjective: Wifty  (WIF-tee) Definition: Eccentrically silly, giddy, or inane: ditzy Sample sentence:  The American Idol judges only have to lounge around, and make some  wifty comment about the performance.

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