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  • Why are fewer Americans trying to lose weight?

    Diet is “a four-letter word for failure,” if you ask Teena Henson. In the past, the 57-year-old Gilmer, Texas, resident would try fad diets that did nothing but leave her feeling frustrated, she said. “There was one called a grapefruit diet or something where you didn’t eat anything but grapefruit,” Henson said. “If you do […]

  • Eat more fruit and veg for a longer life, researchers say

    Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, according to new research. The study, by Imperial College London, says consuming 10 portions per day, or about 800g, could prevent an estimated 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) […]

  • 8 challenge vacations that’ll turn you into a superhuman

    Getting in shape for vacation isn’t just about looking good in a bikini. In fact, the only way to make hiking through the Sahara Desert in roasting heat or skiing through the Arctic Circle any tougher would be to do it in a bikini. One thing’s for sure, competing in these events involves life-changing levels […]

  • Maybe that workout can wait till the weekend?

    It has become a habit. Each week, the weekdays fly by so quickly that you find time to exercise only on Saturdays and Sundays. If you’re feeling guilty about your “weekend warrior” exercise schedule, stop. Even though it’s not ideal, packing the recommended amount of weekly exercise into just one or two workout sessions may […]

  • Cardio vs. Weights: Which is actually better for weight loss?

      For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss. Then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must-do move for revving your metabolism and losing weight in your sleep, prompting many exercise enthusiasts to promote strength training. So a few years ago, Duke University […]

Daily Health Tips

Ed Forteau, the host of Power Up Your Health, interviews the top experts (from around the world) in the fields of health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and wellness. From best selling authors to celebrity nutritionist and fitness trainers.

Listen to past episodes of our radio show, or expanded interviews in the Podcast section, along with video interviews with other guests.

Health Tip of the Day:
Stretch whenever you get the chance. Lunch break, going for a walk, after the gym, before bed. Stretching has many benefits including injury prevention, increased circulation and of course increased flexibility!

10 Fascinating Facts About Soda

Soda is big business; the combined revenues of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo alone topped 100 billion last year, a staggering feat when you consider the price point of a soft drink is only a buck or two. Arguably the most recognizable brand name in the world, Coca-Cola has become an indelible part of human culture; its […]

7 Digital Diet Solutions to Help You Lose Weight

Thinking about shedding some weight and getting fit before the New Year? Thanks to your smartphone and the wide world of the Internet, it’s never been easier to adopt, track and maintain a healthy lifestyle. From digital diaries to more sophisticated constructs like Gympact, digital tools are at your disposal, motivating you to lose that […]

25 Food Hacks That Makes Eating Healthier Easy

When you prepare food, the usual idea is to just follow the recipe and everything will be fine. But what if the ingredients are not as healthy? Will you still resort to eating the food you’re preparing in the first place? There are food items these days that may satisfy the palate, but not the […]

10 Easy Tips for a Healthier Life

Everyone of us wants to be fit, healthy, and live a long active life. Right? But what do you do for it? Well, we all know, that a healthy person doesn’t smoke, is at a healthy weight, exercises and eats healthy. Sounds simple, but those who have tried changing their habits know how difficult it […]

8 Foods That Are Shockingly Good For You

Most people probably think that to start eating healthier, they have to give up all the junk foods they enjoy most. This is patently wrong. Many foods even have hidden health benefits (like video game power-ups without the cool sound effects). Here are eight of the coolest. 8 Candy Extends Lifespan Some scientists, who possibly […]

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