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Want to shed those extra kilos? Probiotics are a quick solution

Probiotics, which are becoming increasingly trendy, can actually help obese adults to beat the bulge, according to a recent study. Heidi Borgeraas from the Vestfold Hospital Trust in Tønsberg, Norway and colleagues examined the effects of probiotic supplementation on body weight, BMI, fat mass, and fat percentage in overweight or obese subjects. Previous research has also associated probiotics with weight loss and good sleep. The authors conducted a meta-analysis to calculate the weighted mean difference between the intervention and control groups. Data were included for 15 studies with 957 subjects, with…

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5 Easy Tips and Quick Fixes To Save Cooking Disasters

Love cooking? But has your last experience of a super salty curry or a burnt cake made you doubtful of donning the apron again? Let us tell you a secret. Even the most celebrated chefs make mistakes except that they know how to save their dish too. There will be days when an extra teaspoon of red chilly can ruin your dish but a good cook is one who has some smart hacks up his sleeves. It is easy to rectify a mistake, if you know what to do. Keep…

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Quick and easy ways to improve health and safety in the workplace

All businesses should look for ways to improve health and safety in the workplace as this will benefit the company and protect the employees. This does not have to be a daunting task either, as there are many quick and easy ways to boost health and safety which can be implemented almost immediately. In every industry, health and safety are a primary concern, and it is vital that employers regularly analyse their health and safety practices and how they can be improved. This can stop any dangerous and costly incidents…

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Men Want Quick Results from Therapy, Women Happy to Talk

Men prefer quick fixes whereas women prefer talking about their feelings during therapy to battle depression. According to this new study, men apparently commit suicide at three to four the rate in comparison to women, and yet men don’t seek psychological help as much as women. “This might be because the types of treatment on offer are less appealing to men because many psychological interventions are more about talking than about fixing problems,” said John Barry from University College London. “It is likely that men benefit as much as women…

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Healthy Snacks: Quick tips for parents

Snacks give kids important nutrients and help control hunger between meals. Try these healthy snack ideas. “Ants on a log” (celery with peanut butter and raisins) Fresh or canned fruit (canned in 100% juice, not syrup) with fat-free or low-fat yogurt Whole-grain crackers with low-fat cheese Vegetable “matchsticks” (thin sticks made from fresh carrots, zucchini, or bell peppers) Whole-wheat bread or apple slices with peanut butter Quesadillas (low-fat cheese melted in a whole-wheat tortilla) Unsalted pretzels or air-popped popcorn Baked (not fried) tortilla chips and salsa Whole-wheat pita bread with hummus…

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The Best Quick Workouts You Can Do in Just 60 Seconds

Photo: Getty Images We get it: Sometimes you just don’t have enough time in the day for a 60-minute spin class or lengthy session at the gym. The good news, though, is that you can still work up a sweat even if you’re traveling or having a crazed week at work. These super-quick moves from Alonzo Wilson, founder and director of training at Tone House in New York City, are designed to deliver maximum calorie burn in a short amount of time (think: less than a minute) so you can fit in a…

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