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Promoting Bone Health Can’t Start Too Soon, Scientists Say

Insufficient Calcium and Vitamin D intake during childhood and adolescence increases the risk of osteoporosis later in life, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Unfortunately, many youngsters don’t get enough of these important nutrients in their diet, and sedentary lifestyles and indoor activities like watching television or playing video games don’t help.

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Salt in the Wound

Once upon a time, we were relatively secure in our knowledge that we ate too much salt. That didn’t mean we were inclined or likely to fix the problem any time soon, but at least we thought we knew what was broken. Unfortunately, that level of conviction about anything having to do with nutrition just won’t do in today’s culture.

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Foods You Should Eat or Avoid Before Exercise

What should I eat before I exercise? That’s one of the questions athletes of all ages and abilities most commonly ask in sports nutrition workshops. While most people expect a simple response such as “Eat a banana,” or “Have a slice of toast,” the answer is actually more complex and depends on many factors.

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Controlling Blood Glucose for Brain Health

Poor diet choices, and being overweight and inactive often lead to blood glucose problems. And research suggests that elevated blood glucose levels in people with or without diabetes may be linked with cognitive problems.

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Weight Problems and Related Diseases Can Persist Over Generations

Knowing about a person’s family history, especially the socio-economic conditions that persisted over generations, is important to understand, for example, the correlations between financial or educational limitations and potential lifestyle-related health problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

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In Praise of Doing Less

Summer is over and it’s back to work, back to school, back to business as usual. Especially for us Americans, who labor longer hours and take fewer days off compared to the Europeans and even the notoriously industrious Japanese, being busy counts as normalcy, while leisure time is considered a luxury most can ill afford. The notion that hard work is essential for getting ahead in life is so deeply ingrained in our culture that its validity is hardly ever questioned. A rare and refreshing exception is Richard Koch, the bestselling author of “The 80/20 Principle – The Secret to Achieving More with Less.”

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