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Doctors warn that unless you are exercising intensely for 45 minutes or more, water is better than sports drinks for rehydration. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Water vs. Sports Drinks

Water Beats Sports Drinks for Athletes Many people associate playing sports with drinking sports drinks – in some cases because it is what they see the professionals do. The problem is, most recreational athletes don’t play at an intensity or for a duration that would require
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Fresh fruits and veggies are high in vitamins and fiber and low in fat. (Photo: Shutterstock)

American Heart Month

Want to Eat Better? Shop Like a Cardiologist Many of us vowed to eat more healthfully in the new year but, one month later, are still struggling to take that first step. February is American Heart Month, so here are some grocery store guidelines to reduce the amount of fat, sugar
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Letting children help plan, shop for and prepare their school lunches makes it more likely they will eat and enjoy it. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Lunch Lady Blues

Involving Kids with Healthy Lunch Choices As the new school year approaches, parents may need some help with putting together fast, easy and healthy lunches that kids will actually eat. The more you can get your child involved in the menu planning, shopping and preparation of his
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