Health Briefs

Health tip: Caffeine and fat don’t mix

| June 03, 2013

Eating a fat-filled meal? Don’t follow it with coffee, soda or an energy drink.

Health tip: Switch ranch dressing with vinaigrette

| May 27, 2013

Boost your body’s ability to burn fat by switching your salad dressing from ranch to vinaigrette.

Health tip: More sleep, less weight

| May 20, 2013

According to a study at Columbia University, people who got four hours of sleep ate 300 more calories a day compared to those who got nine hours of sleep each night.

Health tip: Safflower oil

| May 13, 2013

Add safflower oil, a polyunsaturated fat that contains essential omega-6 fatty acids, to your pantry.

Health tip: Ask about plans to exercise

| May 06, 2013

A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research found that when people were asked about their plans to exercise, they worked out 138 percent more than in previous weeks.

Health tip: Keep your arteries healthy

| April 29, 2013

A high-potassium diet helps keep arteries healthy and may lower your risk of stroke.

Health tip: Go easy on yourself

| April 22, 2013

Don't beat yourself up for eating that piece of pizza or missing a few days at the gym.

Health tip: Smile and mean it

| April 15, 2013

A smile that’s genuine, the kind where you’re using those muscles on either side of your eyes, grabs on to specific parts of your brain that bring joy.

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