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    You can improve your health in 2 weeks by cutting back on sugar

    You know sugar isn’t good for you, but it can be hard to break the habit. If you’re having trouble cutting back on the sweet stuff, this might provide a little extra motivation: New research found that people who reduced their sugar intake had better markers of health in just two weeks. For the scientific […]

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    This 1 woman inspired hundreds to wear clothing they have ‘no business wearing’

    A blogger who shared a photo of herself in an LBD she has “no business wearing” has unintentionally emboldened other women to reject beauty standards in the name of body positivity. Katey Johnson is a mother of two on Long Island, N.Y., who blogs at The Mother Octopus when she’s not running a photo-frame business from home. Her […]

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    Breaking down the ‘fat but fit’ phenomenon

    If you’re overweight but eat a good diet and exercise often, it’s natural to think that you’re a healthy person — and you probably are. But new research has found that being overweight or obese can still affect your future health, including raising your risk of heart disease. The study, which is published in the European […]

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    The Weird Factor That’s Making You Gain Weight

    You know that sleep is important for your overall health, and you probably do what you can to make sure you’re getting enough on a regular basis. But life and late-night TV have a funny way of interfering with your ability to catch z’s. Now here’s extra motivation for hitting the hay early: It could […]

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    What This Cuddly Cat Can Teach Us About Body Acceptance

    A curvy model is using a cuddly cat to spread self-acceptance. Khrystyana, a self-described “body-positive model and poet” from San Francisco, regularly posts inspiring messages promoting health and self-acceptance on herInstagram account, which has 55,000 followers. Echoing past sentiments such as “Healthy is not the new skinny” and “Have a strong day,” the size-10 model […]

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    Why Happy Couples Gain Weight Over Time

    If you can’t fit into the same pair of jeans you wore on your first date with your partner, there’s a legitimate reason why: Love makes you gain weight. A couple on Twitter recently illustrated this phenomenon with a series of photos featuring them at varying weights from the beginning of their relationship to present […]