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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Causes, Symptoms and Home Remedies
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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Causes, Symptoms and Home Remedies

Medically reviewed by Dr. Shunmukha Priya, Ph.D. in Food Science and NutritionAn inflammatory disease, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakes your healthy cells to be invaders and starts destroying them. During this time, the affected part swells; Rheumatoid arthritis is believed to occur mainly in the joints.What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder. This disease can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels.An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues. This particular disease is not just limited to your joints, but it also affects...
GOUT – Symptoms, Causes and Prevention
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GOUT – Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Medically reviewed by Dr. Shunmukha Priya, Ph.D. in Food Science and NutritionGout is a type of arthritis that is extremely painful. It has been around since ancient times and is a condition that occurs more often in men and in women after menopause. It is also common among people with kidney disease.Gout is strongly associated with obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol. It is also genetic, and you may inherit from ancestors. There have been hardly any cases of gout in children.[1]IntroductionGout is a potentially disabling form of arthritis that occurs when excess uric acid collects in the body forming a needle like urate crystals that is deposited in the joints.Uric acid crystals get deposited in the joints.This can be the result of two actions. First being if uric aci...
Here’s Why It Feels Like It’s Harder To Lose Weight In The Summer
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Here’s Why It Feels Like It’s Harder To Lose Weight In The Summer

The summer can have its downsides when it comes to your physical health. Not only does it seem like the temptations are stacked against you — looking at you, backyard cookouts, ice cream cones and happy hours — it may appear like you’re not making any fitness or weight loss progress. It turns out there may be a reason you feel that way.According to Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian nutritionist based in California and owner of the blog The Plant-Powered Dietitian, your metabolism might slow down slightly when it no longer has to produce heat. This means it might be a little slower in the toastier months when your body is already warm, compared with the winter months.“Think of our bodies like a furnace — we stoke it with fuel (food) to keep it warm,” she said. “When it’s colder, we have...
Why Am I Not Losing Weight?
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Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

You’re hitting the gym on a regular basis and doing your best to eat green salads in lieu of cheeseburgers, yet your pant size is relatively remaining the same. What gives?If you’ve been finding it difficult to lose weight lately, there’s probably an explanation ― and, most importantly, a solution. There are a few key steps that you can take that can get you on the path to achieving your health goals.Below is a breakdown of why you might be hitting a plateau as well as expert advice on how to troubleshoot any issues.1. You are losing weight — it’s just happening slowly.According to Lisa D. Ellis, a nutrition therapist in White Plains, New York, there is a false notion that a successful diet will have someone dropping something like 10 pounds a month. For most people, that is an unrealistic...
I’m Running 10 Marathons This Year And I Still Get Fat-Shamed. Here’s My Response.
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I’m Running 10 Marathons This Year And I Still Get Fat-Shamed. Here’s My Response.

Last year, I completed two 50Ks and four marathons ― three of which were done within a two-month span. And just a week before I participated in the New York City Marathon, I also completed my first 100K ― the Javelina Jundred event in the Arizona desert, which involves running roughly 62 miles. This year I signed up for 10 marathons and a 50-miler, and I intend on running in my first 100-miler. Still, despite earning over 100 finisher medals and completing close to 200 running, cycling and obstacle course racing events over a span of five years, the internet police continue to remind me to lose some weight. I’m an unapologetic 5’3, 242-pound road and trail ultra runner from Brooklyn sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE running shoe company, and I am continuously fat-shamed. On Jan. 3, I posted a vid...
Is Cheez Whiz Healthy? Here’s The Truth About Its CLA.
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Is Cheez Whiz Healthy? Here’s The Truth About Its CLA.

When Cheez Whiz first appeared on grocery store shelves in the early 1950s, it was praised for its long shelf life, convenience and versatility. But over the years, the very characteristics that once made the Kraft cheese product popular have given it a reputation as a premiere American junk food.But now, a small community of fitness influencers is trying to redeem Cheez Whiz, touting it for containing high levels of a certain fatty acid that can potentially aid weight loss and fitness, and maybe even fight cancer.This ingredient is called CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid, which naturally occurs in meat and dairy products and has been shown to help burn fat and build muscle. Cheez Whiz’s high levels of CLA have earned the product a spot on lists of “healthy junk foods.” Even The Washington...
How To Stop Using Exercise As Punishment For What You Eat
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How To Stop Using Exercise As Punishment For What You Eat

For many people, exercise and weight loss are seen as intrinsically linked. Between fitness industry messaging and the pervasive diet culture, it’s no surprise that we’ve developed a harmful connection between what we eat and how much we need to work out.According to a 2018 study reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of American adults attempted to lose weight between 2013 and 2016. Almost 63% of those people chose exercise as a means to achieve that goal — along with consuming less food. The desire to lose weight begins at a startlingly young age: The National Eating Disorders Association reports that 40% to 60% of elementary school girls are concerned about their body and weight — a concern that might endure throughout life. Meanwhile, the fitness indust...
Why I Finally Bought a Pair of AirPods for Running
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Why I Finally Bought a Pair of AirPods for Running

In life, I think there are people that lose things and people that don’t. I am one of those people that lose things. And it is for that reason that I haven’t bought AirPods before. They are so small and so easy to misplace. At the airport on the way to Atlanta, Ashley and I were scrabbling around like lunatics trying to find one of her airpods after thinking we’d lost it at the airport scanner, only for her to find it in her car weeks later! AirPods for Running I use Aftershokz headphones for races to ensure I can hear other runners around me, volunteers and spectators. I also wear them when it’s dark and I’m running alone, or on road/paths with cyclists for safety reasons. However, my main issue is remembering to charge them. So I end up wearing my generic Apple headphones ...
Tips for Coming Back to Running After a Break
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Tips for Coming Back to Running After a Break

Tips for Coming Back to Running After a Break Anyone that has had to take some time off running, either due to injury, pregnancy, work, personal circumstances, race cancellation or having just fallen out of love with the sport for a bit, will know that restarting is hard. It can be easy to feel deflated when you think about how fast you were in the past, how easily you used to complete that loop, or how you used to run a half marathon like it was no big deal. But the way I’m trying to think about it, is that I get to start again. Although I know it doesn’t always feel this way. I get to build back up from practically zero, fixing my weaknesses, enjoying the process and becoming (hopefully) a faster, strong runner. I asked for advice on IG from those of you that have come back...
Weekly Workouts 8th-14th June 2020
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Weekly Workouts 8th-14th June 2020

Weekly Workouts 8th-14th June 2020 With lockdown easing in the US and many gyms reopening there, it got me thinking about how my own exercise routines might change if/when things go back to ‘normal’. I am so fortunate to have a home gym in our garden, and having spent a lot of money on a Peloton bike and app, I have cancelled my gym membership. The Peloton app includes strength workouts, yoga, stretches, cardio sessions as well as the guided runs, treadmill classes and bike workouts that I talk about so much. I can create a very thorough, well-rounded training plan just using the app and equipment we have at home. However, there are a couple of things that I am missing that I can’t do at home… Swimming and Reformer Pilates! Last summer I swam a lot and really enjoyed it, and ...