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Fact vs Fiction: Consuming Sugar Causes Diabetes

While the leftover Halloween candy sitting in your cupboard can be tempting…do not be spooked! Consuming sugar will not give you diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is caused by a high calorie diet, a sedentary lifestyle, and being overweight. The key is to consume added sugars in moderation, and to read food labels to know exactly… Read more »

No Pain, No Gain

No Pain, No Gain When is pain a red flag? If you experience sharp, acute pain that occurs quickly, rather than gradually building during your workout, like the burn from lactic acid, or if your pain lasts for days after exercise, that’s a warning sign to stop your workout and seek medical attention. Choosing to… Read more »

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

How true is the claim? While an apple won’t magically prevent a sprained ankle or the flu, an apple is, in fact, very healthy, but apples are, in fact, very healthful. They contain antioxidants called flavonoids, which may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, as well as several other chronic diseases. Additionally, apples… Read more »