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Should You Ever Work Out Twice In One Day?

While some say there are valid reasons for exercising twice a day, others say you're better off training hard once a day and then moving on to other things. Which is right?
Posted 10/26/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 76 comments   30,025 views
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What Is the Mono Diet and Why Should You Avoid It?

Eating the same food day in and day out may speed up weight loss -- but it could also have some negative, and potentially dangerous, side effects.
Posted 8/16/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 86 comments   39,457 views
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Can CBD Oil Help You Get More Out of Your Workouts?

CBD oil is firing up controversy in some health and fitness circles. Many claim that this cannabis-derived supplement can help with fitness recovery...but what's the truth?
Posted 7/18/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 83 comments   36,743 views
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Do Air Fryers Really Live Up to the Healthy Hype?

Have your fries and skip the oil, too? That's what the air fryer promises to do. Find out if this kitchen tool is worth the hype or just a bunch of hot air.
Posted 2/6/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 133 comments   53,886 views
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Can Sweat-Inducing Methods Really Accelerate Weight Loss?

Do products that promote sweating and turn up the heat really help keep those pounds off for good? Let's find out if these four products really deliver and are even safe to try.
Posted 8/2/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 85 comments   47,987 views
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Does Hypnosis for Weight Loss Really Work?

Is it a shortcut to skinny... or just a lot of hype? Find out whether weight-loss hypnosis really works, and what to look for if you're considering giving it a try.
Posted 6/22/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 87 comments   54,187 views
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Do Essential Oils Live up to the Hype?

Essential oils may smell good and look pretty, but do they really have any health benefits?
Posted 4/3/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 172 comments   67,599 views
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Is Jackfruit the Next Big Meat Alternative?

Don't judge a fruit by its (prickly) cover: Find out why vegans and non-vegans alike are turning to jackfruit as a surprisingly delicious meat alternative.
Posted 2/6/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 64 comments   726,719 views
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How 4 Natural Sugar Substitutes Stack Up Against the Real Deal

Want to cut calories without cutting out your favorite foods and drinks? Find out if our nutritionist recommends today's trendy sugar substitutes.
Posted 1/13/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 77 comments   82,049 views
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Sticking It to the Pain: The Truth About Dry Needling

Does a needle a day keep the pain away? Find out what it's really like to get dry needling -- and whether it really works.
Posted 12/12/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 50 comments   47,626 views
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Is Apple Cider a Miracle Cure-All or Just an Old Wives' Tale?

Although apple cider vinegar has many purported uses, is it really the miracle cure-all it's claimed to be?
Posted 10/10/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 31 comments   72,258 views
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Freezin' for No Reason? Demystifying the Cryotherapy Craze

Can you really freeze away the pain, or is cryotherapy just a bunch of hot air? We took a closer look at this controversial cold treatment.
Posted 9/12/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 20 comments   27,635 views
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The Truth about Turmeric: Miracle Spice or Myth?

Turmeric is having a moment. Should you start stocking up to reap the health benefits of this trendy spice/supplement, or is it getting more credit than it deserves?
Posted 8/8/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 97 comments   123,763 views
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Bacon or Bust: Should You Skip Breakfast?

Should you start the morning with a meal, or wait till noon to nosh? The a.m. eating answer depends on many factors, from your hunger level to the health of your food choices.
Posted 7/11/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 50 comments   60,672 views
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Spark It or Scrap It: Can Saunas Help You Lose Weight?

Sweating your way to weight loss: Is it too good to be true, our could saunas help melt away the pounds?
Posted 6/13/2016  1:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 48 comments   65,945 views
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