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Journal EntryMonitor your physical performance using your heart rate
Your heart is the key to effective training. Learn how to monitor it during exercise to achieve the optimum results from your training program.
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Journal EntryMix up your training routine
If you are bored with your training or find yourself stuck in a rut, consider adding some variety to your program.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programCalorie labels for restaurants and vending machines?
Concerned about calories when you eat out? The FDA is proposing calorie labeling for restaurants, food establishments, and vending machines with more than 20 locations.
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Journal EntryFood dyes and hyperactivity: Is there a link?
In the debate over food dyes and hyperactivity in children, the FDA feels there is not enough evidence to support any action.
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Journal Entry backup fileExercise safely in the cold
If you exercise in the cold, consider these tips from the American Council of Exercise (ACE; Exercising in the Cold) to stay safe.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programSources of dark green vegetables
“Dark green vegetables” are an important component of a healthy diet, but what vegetables other than broccoli are in this class?
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Journal Entry C headerBefore taking your vitamins, do your research
Dietary supplements may appear to be a healthier alternative to other medications, but they have their own risks and can interact with medications and one another. Proceed with caution.
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Journal EntryWhat are hidden sources of caffeine?
The labels on products often don’t mention caffeine content, so you have to know what ingredients contribute caffeine where you may not expect it.
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Journal EntryGet 7-8 hours of sleep to perform daily tasks efficiently
More than one-third of adults in the U.S. Don't get enough sleep, and getting less than 7 hours will impact even your everyday tasks.
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Journal EntryStrategies to impact your well-being: Week #2
A recent study examined eight different strategies for processing emotions and how they were linked to positive emotions and life satisfaction.
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