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Dec 31, 2012

Is Green Tea the Key to Burning Fat? [Body Blog]

Green tea has been linked to numerous health benefits, including the potential to fight cancer and heart disease. The claims that green tea is a magical fat burner first appeared in 2005, when a study showed that people who drank a bottle of tea fortified with green tea extract every day for three months lost more body fat than subjects who drank a different type of tea.

Dec 17, 2012

You Might Want to Switch Your Workouts to the Afternoon [Body Blog]

If you like to exercise early in the morning or late at night, first of all, I admire your dedication to your exercise plan. But you might want to adjust it.

Dec 3, 2012

Ooh-La-La! Even Sports Are Impacted by the Love Hormone [Body Blog]

All these big, tough, football playing boys (at least they seemed tough in high school) started swaying from side to side and singing along with the song. I kid you not. They were really into it. And it was a very tender moment. So much so that it was... awkward to watch. I really felt like I had walked in on a romantic moment.

Is Bad Body Image Contagious? [Body Blog]

Think about it: how would you react if you heard another woman walk into the room and say, "I look fantastic today!" You might admire her confidence, but it's more likely you'd be throwing her some serious side-eye.

Nov 19, 2012

All That Sitting Could Literally Be Killing You [Body Blog]

Say what?! Sitting is worse for you than smoking cigarettes. I never saw that one coming. And another study supports these results. This second study measured total daily sitting time – not just TV watching time.

Oct 22, 2012

How to Find the Perfect Running Shoe [Body Blog]

Running shoes are an investment. They're expensive, but worth it if you get a good pair. That being said, you don't want to invest in a pair you end up hating.

Oct 8, 2012

Sep 24, 2012

Are You Risking Pregnancy When You Switch Birth Control Methods? [Body Blog]

About 2 in 5 sexually active women in the U.S. aren't using any form of contraception. Yikes! I don't think I have to tell you that leads to pregnancy. But still, if 3 out of 5 women are using contraception, it doesn't make sense that there are so many unintended pregnancies. What gives?

Sep 10, 2012

Is Organic Food Worth Your Money? [Body Blog]

As college students, many of us are on tight budgets. So is it worth it to shell out the extra cash for organics? A recent study suggests that maybe it's not.

Aug 27, 2012

Can Sex Boost Athletic Performance? [Body Blog]

A few juicy tidbits about the Olympic village captured our attention. One of those tidbits was the fact that the International Olympic Committee distributed 150,000 condoms to the athletes this year.

Jul 23, 2012

How To Stay Safe in the Summer Heat [Body Blog]

For the majority of us young, active people, heat waves don't pose a serious threat. Or so we think. The heat might not be a big deal when you're just walking around, but when you're exercising in these conditions, it's important to take care of yourself

Jul 9, 2012

Is NYC's Proposed Soda Ban Taking it Too Far? [Body Blog]

"New Yorkers for Beverage Choices" sounds like a joke group straight out of a Saturday Night Live skit. But it's very real. And its members are engaged in what's shaping up to be a pretty serious fight in New York City.

Jun 11, 2012

Are UV-Blocking Clothes All They're Cracked Up To Be? [Body Blog]

So what's the latest magical skin cancer prevention product? Turns out there are a lot of them.

Jun 4, 2012

Would You Rather: Do Your Own Taxes or Eat Healthfully? [Body Blog]

When tax day rolled around in April, I heard people complaining about their taxes everywhere I went.