Health & Wellbeing

How This Dot-Com Millionaire Built A Massive Fitness Empire

March 28, 2018

Xponential Fitness is a curator of some of the best brands across many verticals in the fitness space including Pilates, cycling, stretching and rowing. Some of Xponential Fitness’ brand portfolio includes Club Pilates (fastest growing Pilates franchise), CycleBar (first and only indoor cycling franchise), StretchLab (one-on-one personalized stretching services) and Row House (a popular boutique […]

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Mandatory nutrition policies may impact sugar consumption

March 27, 2018

Mandatory nutrition policies could be a valuable tool in helping high school students to lower their sugar intake, a University of Waterloo study has found. The study compared the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks between 41,000 secondary school students in Ontario, where school nutrition policies are mandatory, and Alberta, where they are voluntary. The study took […]

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Runner hopes to break world record for fastest marathon – backward

March 27, 2018

The movie production lawyer has embraced a tough physical challenge for a good cause.  (Pash Pashkow/AP) Loren Zitomersky has gotten used to the jokes: “Hey, you’re running the wrong way!” Slamming straight into trees he didn’t see behind him? Not so much. Also, ouch. But the Disney movie production lawyer is on a singular quest […]

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Links between eating red meat and distal colon cancer in women

March 26, 2018

A new study suggests that a diet free from red meat significantly reduces the risk of a type of colon cancer in women living in the United Kingdom. University of Leeds researchers were part of an international team that assessed whether red meat, poultry, fish or vegetarian diets are associated with risk of colon and […]

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Twitter users applaud dad’s crusade for fired daughter’s colorful hair

March 26, 2018

Hey Twitter. This is my eldest daughter, Jess. She’s had a fairly rubbish time lately. Her last employer decided her hair colour was stopping her work productivity and fired her. She’s desperate to get another job. She’s a hard worker and good kid. Area: Brighton RT’s appreciated pic.twitter.com/7hFQlNxQwB — Sir JBizzlington of Brighton (@JBizzleBeard) March […]

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Just one high-fat meal sets the perfect stage for heart disease

March 24, 2018

A single high-fat milkshake, with a fat and calorie content similar to some enticing restaurant fare, can quickly transform our healthy red blood cells into small, spiky cells that wreak havoc inside our blood vessels and help set the perfect stage for cardiovascular disease, scientists report. Just four hours after consuming a milkshake made with […]

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Fungi found in the guts of healthy adults just travel through

March 18, 2018

Fungi found in the gastrointestinal tracts of healthy adults are largely transient and stem from the mouth or foods recently consumed, according to new research published this week in mSphere, an open access journal from the American Society for Microbiology. “Many of the fungi most commonly detected in stool samples are also present in food […]

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Dad gets puppy for daughter at J.K. Rowling’s endorsement

March 18, 2018

    One 8-year-old girl has welcomed a new dog to the family, after J.K. Rowling endorsed a photo of the youngster’s fervent petition on her father’s morning newspaper. On March 21, Brendan Greeley shared a now-viral photo to Twitter of his newspaper, “hacked” by his young daughter. “CAN I PLEASE GET A PUPPY?! (A […]

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