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Top 5 tips to quit smoking cigarettes in College

Top 5 tips to quit smoking cigarettes in College

Smoking cigarettes is an addictive habit that many students do while in college, but the long-term effects on health are frightening. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that cigarette smoking is the leading cause of death that is preventable with nearly half a million deaths per year. Did you know […] … learn more→

How to beat the ‘freshman five’ weight gain

How to beat the ‘freshman five’ weight gain

There is a widespread belief that a young adult’s college years are accompanied by weight gain — the so called “freshman five.” This is not just an urban myth. Research shows that approximately 85 per cent of overweight adults were not overweight as youth. And, by studying changes in fat mass during the period between 18 […] … learn more→

Which ads are winners? Your brain knows better than you do

Advertisers and public health officials may be able to access hidden wisdom in the brain to more effectively sell their products and promote health and safety, UCLA neuroscientists report in the first study to use brain data to predict how large populations will respond to advertisements. Thirty smokers who were trying to quit watched television […] … learn more→

Peak meat: U.S. meat consumption falling

U.S. meat consumption has peaked. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that meat eating across the country fell from the 2004 high point of 184 pounds (83 kilograms) per person to 171 pounds in 2011. Early estimates for 2012 project a further reduction in American meat eating to 166 pounds, making for a […] … learn more→

LOHAS wellness trends

After scanning health and wellness trends for 2012 here are a few that caught my eye along with my own perspectices that are LOHAS related. 1. Yoga & Meditation as Mainstream Treatment: Interest in alternative treatments will experience a second surge. Even though interest in alternative treatments is already high, more people, practitioners and patients […] … learn more→

CFL vs Incandescent

CFL bulbs have been touted as the solution to reducing energy use in the home. But where is the savings if the environment and the health of those in the home are put at additional risk? Incandescent bulbs give off a soft, steady radiant light from a bulb made with safe, non-toxic materials. However, CFL […] … learn more→