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Yogurt Health Benefits That Show Off Its Nutritional Power

Yogurt has muscle-building protein and bone-strengthening calcium—but it can also help you lose weight and fend off a cold. Here’s the scoop on yogurt health benefits—and how much of the healthiest Greek yogurts you should eat. Your morning yogurt bowl (with ALL the toppings) does so much more for your body than just provide a …

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5 Legit Benefits of Probiotics—and How You Should Take Them

Probiotics have a well-deserved rep as health heroes for your gut. But the bugs’ reach goes a lot further, new research shows. Learn their impact below, then keep reading for the best ways to take them.  They bring myriad potential mind and body perks. Clearer skin: The good bacteria from probiotics wind up on the …

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5 Things You Don’t Know About Body Fat

Fat is the ultimate three-letter word, especially the kind that you spend so much time watching your diet and hitting the gym to keep at bay (or at least to keep off your butt). But beyond making you look less-than-svelte, fat can have significant physical and emotional implications. We talked to Shawn Talbott, Ph.D., a …

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Everything You Need to Know About Burning Fat and Building Muscle

What Is Muscle + Types of Muscle Everyone has two different types of muscle: type 1 (slow-twitch) fibers and type 2 (fast-twitch) fibers. “Slow- twitch fibers control endurance. They’re what you use for activities like running long distances and low-impact aerobic workouts like Zumba,” says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn University …

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The Biggest Mental and Physical Benefits of Working Out

We’ve got some happy news that will rev up your exercise routine: The moment you head out on your run, launch into your spin class, or start your Pilates session, the benefits of working out kick in. “We see changes in the body within seconds,” says Michele Olson, Ph.D., senior clinical professor of exercise physiology …

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