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Say “No” to Sugary Drinks

Nov 14 2011

Do you think that sugary drinks and sodas can’t really hurt you?  Think again.  Researchers found that women who drank 2 or more sugary beverages per day, increasingly gained weight in their waists, and also became more at risk for developing diabetes.  So put that soda down and read more about these findings on CNN’s Health website in the article, Sugary Drinks Expand Women’s Waists.

If you want to look great in your jeans and are not happy with your weight, don’t blame it on your “genes”.  While it is true that some people are genetically predisposed to obesity, research is showing that exercise can significantly cut that risk for obesity.  Click over to Time Magazine’s Healthland website and read, Gym vs. Genes: How Exercise Trumps Obesity Genes.  The best part of this news is that it is not referring to crazy, super workouts here.  This study found positive results with participants doing moderate forms of exercise for 30 minutes per day, and 5 days per week. 

Both of these articles show that little adjustments in your daily life can make huge differences in your long-term health!