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There’s no question that the workplace influences how, when and why we eat. We spend a great deal of time there, and, in most offices, doughnuts, pizza, sodas and candy bowls aren’t much farther than an arm’s reach. Consuming unhealthy foods and lack of physical activity during your workday can lead to weight gain and […]

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Your willpower is limited, so avoiding unhealthy temptation is key, according to a new study. Research shows that the simpler a diet plan is, the more likely you are to stick with it and maintain weight loss. And when you eliminate temptations, you get rid of the convenience that often leads to diet self-sabotage like […]

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Noun: Impetus (IM-puh-tus) Definition: 1. A driving force: impulse. 2. Incentive, stimulus. 3. Stimulation or encouragement resulting in increased activity. 4. The property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its mass and its motion, used of bodies moving suddenly or violently to indicate the origin and intensity of the motion. Sample sentence: The […]

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Some women may tend to shy away from lifting weights for fear of the effect it will have on their appearance. But the health benefits of muscle-strengthening include increased bone strength in addition to muscular fitness, and it can help you maintain muscle during a weight-loss program.

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Noun: Quip (KWIP) Definition: 1. A clever usually taunting remark: gibe. 2. A witty or funny observation or response usually made on the spur of the moment. 3. Quibble, equivocation. 4. Something strange, droll, curious, or eccentric: oddity. Sample sentence: To almost every comment I made, Amy responded with a quip and a smile.

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Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that low fat foods are always better for you. Many of these use added chemicals or carbohydrates to make up their flavour and can actually be as high, if not higher, in calorific content than their full fat counterparts.

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Verb: Cocoon (kuh-KOON) Definition: To wrap or envelop in or as if in a cocoon. Sample sentence: Mary ran out of the cold water onto the sunny beach to cocoon herself in a big towel.

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Cut down on alcohol. If that is too much to ask, there is evidence to suggest that a glass of red wine does have heart benefits. Avoid beer which is especially fattening. Cocktails can be very fattening depending on what they are made of. The other problem with drinking alcohol is that after a few […]

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Verb: Suffuse (suh-FYOOZ) Definition: To spread over or through in the manner of fluid or light: flush, fill. Sample sentence: Mother opened the curtains so the room would suffuse with the light of morning.

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Drink a glass of water 10 minutes before you sit down to eat. Water will naturally make you feel fuller so you don’t have to eat as much food. Quite often we confuse our feelings of hunger with that of thirst so have a glass of water first and see how you feel.

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