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The February issue of Consumer Report (CR), takes a hard look at exercise machines sold through infomercials on TV and the Web.
Lead researcher of both studies, Katherine Flegal, PhD, cautions that "the take-home message is that the relationship between fat and mortality is more complicated than we tend to think."
Today the average American consumes nearly twice the recommended maximum of sodium and nearly 460 nutritionally empty calories of added sugar every day.
For some, wintertime is an opportunity to stay inside with a blanket and a good book -- but for others, the season brings with it a whole new set of sports and outdoor activities for children and adults alike.
More and more people are riding bicycles for exercise and recreation. Heightened interest in the sport brings along an increased possibility of lower body injuries.
Some national health-club chains that can cost up to $95 a month didn’t fare as well as private studios for yoga, dance or Pilates, and gyms at local community centers, schools, work, and nonprofit Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) and YMCAs in Consumer Reports National Research Center’s first-ever health club survey.
Wise executives recognize that while employees are most definitely human beings, they also are machines of production that require maintenance. 
Researchers have just reported that chronic anxiety can significantly increase the risk of a heart attack, at least in men. The findings add another trait to a growing list of psychological profiles linked to heart disease, including anger or hostility, Type A behavior, and depression.
People with low vitamin D levels face an elevated risk for heart attack, heart failure and stroke, according to a study published suggesting that the vitamin may protect against cardiovascular disease.

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