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Fitness Expert Shares Secrets For Sculpted Abs

If your workout program doesn’t seem to scoring results, you may have bought into some exercise myths. A common goal is to get sculpted abs, but do you sometimes feel like crunches are getting you no where?

08/24/2015

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Study: Low Fat Diets Better For Shedding Body Fat

People seem to have strong views when it comes to which type of diet works best for losing a few pounds. Now, new research shows a diet low in fat seems to beat a diet low in carbs for losing body fat.

08/14/2015

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Study: Picky Eating May Be Early Signs Of Anxiety

Parents of picky eaters take heart! New research suggests the problem of children being picky eaters is rarely worth worrying about.

08/03/2015

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Amp Up Your Workout With Strong Pre, Post Meals

We all have heard that “food is fuel.” But, when it comes to working out the food your eat before and after can make a huge difference in results.

08/03/2015

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Study: Two-Thirds Of Americans Are Overweight Or Obese

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Minnesota fares better than the rest of the upper Midwest states — it’s the only state to trim trim its obesity rate since 2007.

06/22/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Tips To Alleviate Unhealthy Food Cravings

Have you ever wondered why you crave certain foods? It might be a sign of stress or anxiety. Senia Mae, a traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, Gets Us Movin’ with ways to alleviate the cravings without ruining your diet.

04/13/2015

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Program Seeks To Help Native Families Get Better Access To Healthy Food

Native Americans have some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and profound health problems. A lot of it is blamed on poor nutrition. So there’s a national effort to return to native foods and better diets.

03/24/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Healthy Diet Cheats

There are times when you want to be really good on your diet, but there are other times when you just need a little indulgence. So, to keep us on track, we talked with a nutritionist on how to cheat the right way, as we Get Movin’ Monday.

02/09/2015

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J.J. Smith’s Cleansing Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

This pineapple smoothie recipe from JJ Smith will give your body a total cleanse, making a happier and healthier you.

09/30/2014

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Good Question: Where Do Food Cravings Come From?

Pizza, nachos, ice cream — when it comes to food, we all have our favorites. And depending on the time of day, we may crave one type of food over another. “We are just descendants from cave men, so it was all about survival,” said Christina Meyer-Jax, a registered dietician.

09/18/2014

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CDC: US Children Consume Too Much Salt

A new report states that children are consuming too much salt. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. aged 6 -18 have too much salt in their diet. Most of the salt is coming from processed and restaurant foods.

09/09/2014

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7 Tips For Eating Well On A Budget

The benefits of healthy eating are well known, but buying veggies, fruits and lean protein can be expensive. The cost of nutritious foods cranks up your grocery bill, while fast foods and processed foods are cheap in comparison. So do you sacrifice health to save money?

06/25/2014

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Angela Davis Is Living Healthier, Losing Weight With ‘Just The Basics’

It wasn’t too long ago that WCCO anchor/reporter Angela Davis had chronic joint pain and needed medication to control her blood pressure.

05/12/2014

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Sprouted Wheat Becoming A Trend In Healthy Eating

With each year, there seems to be a new wave of food trends. One foot item you may have been seeing pop up a lot more often is sprouted wheat. Not many are aware of what that even entails, so WCCO’s Natalie Nyhus talked with dietician Christina Meyer-Jax to get a better feel for the grain.

03/11/2014

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Tips To Avoid Excess Sugar In Your Diet

There’s increasing evidence that Americans have too much sugar in our diets and it’s making us sick.
Sugar is linked to all kinds of health problems and researchers are finding that too much sugar in our diets does more than just contribute to weight gain. It causes inflammation, leads to aches and pains in your joints and muscles, and even contributes to heart disease.

02/19/2014

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How To Eat Healthy Dining Out At Chain Restaurants

We are about a week into the New Year and already many of us who made resolutions to eat better are finding it harder to do than we imagined.

01/09/2014

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1-1-14 Get Fit In The New Year On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Looking to lose weight this year? Katie Haggerty of Lifetime Fitness talks with Dave. Click the link to listen!

01/01/2014

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Best Healthy And Diet Books For The New Year

With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re ready to be fitter, trimmer, and healthier. These great books from Simon & Schuster will help you kick off 2014 the right way—and stick to your health resolutions this year.

12/20/2013

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Good Question: Why Do Women Get Cellulite?

Every year, people spend billions of dollars trying to get rid of cellulite, a condition that occurs in 70-90 percent of women. Men get it too, but it’s very rare. So, that had us wondering: Why do women get cellulite? According to Dr. Elizabeth Farhat, a dermatologist with Allina Health Clinic, the big reason is hormones. Estrogen means women tend to have more fat than men, but where they store it and the structure of the skin play major contributing factors.

11/04/2013

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Man Loses Weight With Beer And Sausage Diet

Fad diets come and go, but the guys out there should be able to get behind this one: An Arizona man is shedding pounds by eating sausages and drinking beer.

10/16/2013

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Health Watch: US Falling Behind In Every Measure Of Health

New research shows the U.S. is falling behind other countries in just about every measure of health, including how long people live. Two of the main reasons are poor diet and lack of exercise.

07/10/2013

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The impact of processed food on our modern diet with Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Moss.

06/07/2013

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Four Habits Of The Healthiest People

There’s a new study out there this morning outlining the four healthiest habits you can have. Researchers at Johns Hopkins said the healthiest people exercise regularly, eat a Mediterranean-style diet, maintain a normal weight and don’t smoke.

06/03/2013

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Pros & Cons To The Raw Pet Food Diet: Is It Worth It?

Like all our loved ones, we want what’s best for our pets. That includes what they eat. It’s estimated that we spent $20 billion on pet food last year.

02/06/2013

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Good Question: What Are The Most Popular Diets?

It’s early January, which means two things: the gyms are packed, and the prewashed salad shelves are running empty at grocery stores.

01/02/2013

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