Study Suggests Drinking Coffee Can Help You Live Longer

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Coffee. Is there anything it can’t do? In addition to providing that much-needed boost in the morning, previous studies have found that coffee can reduce stress and the risk of suffering from strokes, breast cancer, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Now, it seems the beloved beverage can help people live longer as well.

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Israel Bans Underweight Models

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In an attempt to promote healthy body images, Israel has banned underweight models from appearing in advertisements and on fashion runways. Models must also submit medical records proving they have a body mass index of at least 18.5%.

"Beautiful is not underweight, beautiful should not be anorexic," said Rachel Adato, who pushed for the bill.

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Curious Anti-Aging Products from Japan

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Beauty companies continue to crowd the market with anti-aging products that promise to eradicate wrinkles. From creams and ointments to pills and injections, some women (and men!) will try anything to reverse those sinister signs of aging.

A Japanese company is practically selling out of these strange yet popular products. Here are four of my favorites. Would you be willing to try them?

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Studies Suggest Not All Obese People Are Unhealthy

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While many people believe that obese men and women are in poor health and have a greater risk of dying, two recent studies suggest that appearances can be deceiving. 

"Our study challenges the idea that all obese individuals need to lose weight," Dr. Jennifer Kuk, assistant professor in York University's School of Kinesiology & Health Science in Toronto, said in a statement. "Moreover, it's possible that trying - and failing - to lose weight may be more detrimental than simply staying at an elevated body weight and engaging in a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity and a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables."

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Is Red Wine a Natural “Sunscreen”?

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A new study conducted by Spanish scientists suggests that grapes, and thus red wine, contain compounds known as flavonoids that block chemical changes in the body that are associated with skin damage from the sun. The study, which was published in the May 11 issue of the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, says that the flavonoids help prevent the skin from forming “reactive oxygen species.”

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Two Hours of Weekly Exercise Can Greatly Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

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Think you have to work out hours and hours a week in order to enjoy any health benefits? Fortunately, you’re wrong. According to a new study, men and women who exercise as little as 2.5 hours a week can greatly reduce their risk of heart disease.

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For Healthier Groceries, Push a Cart Instead of Carrying a Basket

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When you go grocery shopping, chances are you’re either a cart-pusher or a basket-carrier. I tend to be a basket-carrier, but apparently, there’s a difference in what grocery-goers buy depending on their chosen method of shopping.

According to a recent study printed in the Journal of Marketing Research, shoppers who pushed a cart instead of carrying a basket tended to make better food choices. Researchers watched 136 people as they shopped for groceries and found that those who carried baskets were three times more likely to choose unhealthy foods. Why?

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Should All Health Insurers Cover Birth Control?

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A new report from The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends that all health insurance plans begin fully covering contraceptives, sterilization, and reproductive education, CNN reports. However, this seemingly-simple recommendation is highly controversial.

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A Longer, Happier Life Together Begins With a Healthy Lifestyle

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In your single days how many countless hours did you spend at the gym to stay in shape, slim and attractive? We tend to work out more when we are single so that we are more physically attractive to the other sex.

Once we get married, the gym doesn’t always stay a habit. It’s easy to become complacent and ignore the waistline expansion. Some call that post wedding weight gain “ happy weight “. But, that happy weight comes with a host of issues that you may not want to invite into your happily ever after.

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Green Coffee Is Effective For Weight Loss

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Green tea may soon be replaced by green coffee as the drink of choice for weight loss. Green tea has long been touted for its slimming properties, but now, it seems drinking green coffee can have the same benefit. This is good news for coffee lovers.
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