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  • 12 High-Protein, Low-Carb Foods to Help You Lose Weight

    12 High-Protein, Low-Carb Foods to Help You Lose Weight

    High-protein, low-carb foods have become popular, thanks to trendy diets like ketogenic, paleo, and Atkin’s. And the reason why this type of diet—eating foods higher in one macronutrient and lower in another—works for some people comes down to the fullness factor. “Typically, protein-rich foods take longer to digest,” says Kristen Smith, RD, an Atlanta-based dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “So increasing your consumption of protein-rich foods, increases satiety, and can, therefore, aid in weight-loss because you can become more satisfied by eating less food.” Also, by eating fewer carbs, your body can learn to burn...

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  • IOWA CITY GYM RECOGNIZED FOR AUTISM FRIENDLY FITNESS CLASSES

    IOWA CITY GYM RECOGNIZED FOR AUTISM FRIENDLY FITNESS CLASSES

    From CrossFit to yoga with goats, out-of-the-ordinary exercise is popular across the country. In this same vein, Gym-Nest in Iowa City offers an obstacle course-style fitness class called CORSE Fitness, which stands for “challenging obstacles requiring strength and endurance.” More recently, the gym also began offering an offshoot of CORSE Fitness, CORSE Spectrum, which is specifically for kids on the autism spectrum and their siblings. CORSE Spectrum classes are held on Sunday afternoons, and many times, Dina Bishara is there with her two kids, 11-year-old Benjamin, and 8-year-old Josephine. “They just love feeling welcome and feeling supported and having fun,”...

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  • CAN THE MOON REALLY INFLUENCE YOUR HEALTH?

    CAN THE MOON REALLY INFLUENCE YOUR HEALTH?

    The moon has held the human mind in its thrall since the dawn of time. Throughout the ages, peoples across the world have worshipped it as an important deity, believing it held real power to influence their lives — and their health. But is this really true? In this Spotlight feature, we investigate. Can the moon really influence our health? In this Spotlight feature, we consider the evidence. "The moon had been observing the earth close-up longer than anyone. It must have witnessed all of the phenomena occurring — and all of the acts carried out — on this earth,"...

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  • YES, YOU CAN DO SELF-CARE 'WRONG'

    YES, YOU CAN DO SELF-CARE 'WRONG'

    SARAH KNIGHT'S BODY knew before her mind that something had to change. It let her know by serving her a nasty panic attack right in the middle of her Manhattan office. "I stood up, and the world was spinning. My arms went numb, and I felt like I was going to pass out," recalls Knight, who worked at a publishing house at the time. After colleagues took her to the office nurse, she came to understand the attack had been a long time coming. She'd experienced symptoms like difficulty breathing, indigestion, headaches and insomnia, but she didn't have a name...

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  • 8 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR DAILY WATER INTAKE

    8 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR DAILY WATER INTAKE

    We all know drinking water has great benefits, but for some of us struggle with getting enough water into our diet. We have found 8 easy ways to help you increase your water intake. 1. Add a splash of citrus If you just can't drink glass after glass of plain water all day, try infusing your water with some citrusy flavor. Just slice up some lemon, lime, or orange, or even all three! Then add to a pitcher or bottle and let it infuse your water with fruity flavor. Keeping a pitcher of this in your fridge at all times will double your...

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  • HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR FRUIT SMOOTHIES ARE HEALTHY

    HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR FRUIT SMOOTHIES ARE HEALTHY

    Fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that adults eat at least two servings a day. As long as the ingredients in your fruit smoothie are nutritious and you limit your serving size, fruit smoothies are healthy for you. However, if your smoothies contain sugary ingredients and lots of calories, they can detract from an otherwise healthy diet. Fruit smoothies are good for you as long as they don't contain a lot of sugar and don't cause you to exceed your daily calorie needs. What's in a Fruit Smoothie? A fruit...

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