Is Obesity the Elephant in the Room?

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Obesity now kills more people worldwide than car crashes, terror attacks, and Alzheimer's combined     A global group of researchers, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, came out with the best estimate yet on the worldwide obesity burden, and found that more than 10 percent of the world's population is now obese — that's 107.7 million children and 603.7 million adults.  1) The main driver of obesity is not lack of exercise  As Diana Thomas, a Montclair State University obesity researcher advises, "There are all kinds of reasons to exercise that are good for your health. However,...

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What are the benefits of drinking matcha?

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What Is Matcha Green Tea Good For? One of the most in-demand drinks on the planet, green tea is outrageously good for you. You may have heard about its benefits, such as supplying an increased ability to combat heart disease, and helping people to lose weight. The interest lately is so hot that an exodus from the coffee camp to a mass of matcha groupies has made matcha "the drink" of choice during New York Fashion Week for the past few years. The trend is gaining ground for several reasons. One is that matcha may be even more beneficial for your health...

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Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD)

Have you heard about the nutritional regime known as the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD), developed by academics at the University of Southern California? One of the scientists behind this revolutionary new way of fasting is Prof. Valter Longo, Professor in Gerontology and Biological Science at the USC, and Director of its Longevity Institute. What might make this new fasting diet do-able is that most of us would only need to follow this fasting regime four times a year to reduce our risk of heart disease and cancer, as well as to boost our immune system, lose weight and look younger too. "Strict...

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Okami Life Organic Matcha Launches Its New Look!

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Hi Okami Lifers, we're delighted to launch our great new look with new packaging! And because we're packing our organic matcha in a new flat pack, we've even managed to bring its price down even further! We're so proud to bring you the best-tasting matcha around -- no bitterness, no need to mix n match in sweetened junk food -- and now at even better value. Best of health from Okami Life!

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15 Best Workout Tips of All Time

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                  Want to know the secrets to getting a toned, trim body in record time? We did too, so we went straight to the top personal trainers, exercise physiologists and fitness instructors for the ultimate moves and motivation tricks to kick a fitness routine into high gear. Put a few of these tips into action each week and you’re guaranteed to see faster results!   Tone Up on the Treadmill “Save time at the gym with this 10-minute cardio/sculpt session: Hop on a treadmill holding a three to five pound dumbbell in...

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