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Watching the Scale Helps with Long-Term Weight Loss

According to a new study, if you want to lose weight and keep it off, hit the scale every day and track the results.

The two-year study, conducted by researchers from Cornell University, was published in the Journal of Obesity.

A Diet that Really Works?

A diet that mimics the effects of fasting may help you lose belly fat, become smarter and live longer, according to researchers.

According to a news release from the University of Southern California, a study led by Valter Longo, of USC, showed that cycles of a four-day low-calorie diet that mimics fasting cut visceral belly fat and elevated the number of progenitor and stem cells in several organs of old mice — including the brain, where it boosted neural regeneration and improved learning and memory.

Lifestyle Changes to Save Your Vision

Your vision is an important part of your health, and it’s especially important to maintain healthy sight into your older years, according to the experts from SeniorHealth, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Here, these experts offer some tips on habits that could save the health of your eyes:

Go Green

An Expert's Tips on Savvy and Healthy Grocery Shopping

By Andrea Woroch

Summer is a great time to kick back with family and friends while enjoying delicious food straight from the barbecue. However, the USDA's Food Price Outlook puts a little damper on those summer soirees. According to a recent report, beef prices are at an all-time high and the worst bird flu in history could contribute to an increase in egg prices. Combine that with pricier produce from the parched farmlands of California and you have a serious budget bummer on your hands.

How Do You Handle Life’s Detours?

The loss of a job . . . a bad break-up . . . a nasty accident . . . a new, obsessive habit . . . a big move to a new town . . . health problems experienced by you or a loved one – these are some of the many events that can turn your life upside down. These are life’s detours that you don’t expect.

Could there be a good way to respond to such turns in life? Is it honest to “look on the bright side?” Isn’t the root feeling hurt?

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