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Health Benefits of Walking After Meals

  What do you do after eating dinner?I bet it involves sitting – whether it be in front of the television or the computer. And then you go to bed a few hours later. Here is what goes on in your body after eating. Food is getting digested. Blood sugar levels are going up … fat…

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Reasons Why You Need More Sleep

What percentage of the time do you wake up feeling totally well-rested? Probably not very often. For us New Yorker’s living a frenzied city life, we know too well the the city never sleeps! Studies show that 40% of us get less than 6 hours a night. Not only does this make it difficult to…

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Is Saturated Fat NOT Bad for Your Heart?

man eating steak

Saturated fat found in red meat, butter and cheese will clog your arteries – right? I’ve been telling my patients this for years. Then like most of you, I read the recent headlines touting saturated does not contribute to heart disease. I assumed this was another foolish media frenzy and never bothered to really explore it.…

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10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Men

This post is for you guys! Has the 6 pack you had in your 20‘s turned into a man “pooch”? Or perhaps you used to be able to eat anything you wanted but now your doctor is threatening to put you on a statin? Or maybe you eat minimally during the day and way too much at…

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Beware of the Chair

How many hours do you sit a day? If you are like me – it’s over 10! Not only does sitting on your butt for long periods of time increase potential for weight gain (and a larger butt), but new research shows it can have serious consequences on your health – like increasing risk of…

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