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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!

Benefits Of High Intensity Interval Training

Training to get into shape is a great thing to do. However, some people find that it is also very difficult to get the right training program for them. This is when you may want to explore some of the benefits from high intensity interval training. By knowing about HIIT, you’ll start to feel good […]

Dirty Dozen

Have you heard of the Dirty Dozen (and attendant Clean 15)? These are the 12 most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables that we eat. Why bring attention to them? Because with these particular foods, it’s important to buy organic. Why buy organic? Well, we all know that pesticides are bad for us. And while we might […]

Advantages of Drinking Water in the Morning

Do you love to learn new tricks that make you healthier – with only a little bit of effort? Me, too. I love doing things that have a large payoff for a small amount of work. And I’m going to share my secret to being healthy as quickly as possible – and staying healthy! And […]

Our Partnership With The American Heart Association

Power Up Your Health has joined forces with The American Hearth Association, and we promote fitness, good nutrition, and heart health.

Clean Fifteen

We’ve covered the Dirty Dozen – foods that are extremely high in pesticides – that you should buy organic whenever you can. While buying organic should be everyone’s goal, the reality is that most people can’t afford that. I’d like to share the Clean 15 – foods that are ok to not buy organic, as […]

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