Jack D. Potter

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    Friends and family can make or break a diet and workout plan, whether it's wolfing down nachos in front of you during the football game or the temptation you with a beer. Worse, some people will deliberately try to sabotage your diet, just for sport. Want some

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  • Is There To Much Salt Hiding In Your Diet?

    A major risk for most people as they age is eating too much sodium. It can contribute to high blood pressure; it can also lead to heart disease and other health problems. But cutting sodium from the diet is difficult, mainly because most people often don't know

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    The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that healthy adults under age 65 should do eight to 10 strength training exercises twice a week, along with 30 minutes of moderate cardio, five days a week, or 20 minutes of vigorous cardio, three days a week.

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    Here are some tips for eating healthy:

    1. Avoiding temptation. Keeping junk food and high calorie fat-rich snacks around the house make it easy to give into cravings. Instead, stock up on healthy snacks.

    2. Fill up on fiber. The American Heart Association r

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  • Diabetes Prevention

    According to The Center For Disease Control diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Tens of thousands of children and adults die each year. Although diabetes is very prevalent, you can help prevent it through diet and exercise.

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  • Does Eating After 8 p.m. Cause Weight Gain?

    In theory, weight control is a simple matter of balancing energy intake (the amount of calories supplied by food) with energy output. In other words it’s calories in vs. calories out. But when it comes to weight control, nothing is simple. Here is what we know.

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  • The Skinny On Fats

    Omega-3 fat. An “essential” (meaning the body can’t make its own) fat that is good for you. Because the body can’t make it, you need to get it from your diet. Omega-3 fat protects against age-related ailments, such as heart disease, certain cancers, immune disorders,

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  • Why Refined Foods Affect Hunger

    What are refined foods? Refined foods are highly processed foods that have been stripped of their original nutrient content and fiber. White flour, white pasta, and white sugar are just some examples. The more a food is refined, the more you should stay away

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  • R.I.C.E for Injuries

    If you suffer from a sports related injury, use R.I.C.E. The term stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

    Rest - Take a break from exercise or any type of movement that may stress the injured area. A minor injury should be rested for one or two days,

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  • Body Fat Analysis

    Body mass index (BMI) is based on a formula that uses both weight and height to estimate associated health risks. It was invented between 1830 and 1850. Due to its ease of use, it is the most widely used diagnostic tool to identify weight problems within a

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