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What if I told you that the best ab exercises are not the ones you see in most magazines? In fact, many of them are the worst ab exercises you could be doing, and most of them do nothing to burn belly fat. () What if I also told you that most “old school” ab exercises, like sit-ups, impose greater stress loads on your lumbar spine that can cause low back pain? ()...

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What's With the Weight Gain? If you started taking in more calories than usual or cutting back on exercise, you wouldn't be surprised if the numbers on the scale crept higher. But what if you're doing everything the same as you always do, and your weight still goes up? It's time to delve a little deeper into what...

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Eating pasta as part of a low-glycemic index (GI) diet results in modest weight loss, compared with a higher-GI diet, a new study found. Low-glycemic index foods are those that do not cause your blood sugarto spike. Examples are oatmeal, beans, nuts, and most fruits. White bread, crackers, cookies, and other foods with refined carbohydrates are considered high-GI foods. Study author La...

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If you shun the sun, suffer from milk allergies, or adhere to a strict vegan diet, you may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is produced by the body in response to skin being exposed to sunlight. It is also occurs naturally in a few foods -- including some fish, fish liver oils, and egg yolks -- and in fortified dairy and grain products...

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