Swimming vs Traditional Workout [Infographic]

Make a Splash displays statistics and pros about swimming and water exercises.

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Facts about Fruit Drinks [Infographic]

Found on How Stuff Works and originally published on HealthScience.net
as Soda’s Evil Twin: The Dangers of “Fruit Drinks”

According to info gathered by HealthScience.net, fruit drinks are not only not “healthy” but they are in many cases actually worse for you than soft drinks and sodas. Higher in sugar and much higher in calories. And even though some (but not all) contain real fruit juice, they are probably responsible for more expanding waistlines than those donuts you gave up eating during the morning sales briefing. (Considering an 8-ounce serving of Snapple Apple has more sugar than 2 and a half Krispy Kreme glazed donuts, you were probably off reaching for the box rather than the bottle.)

— ERIC ROGELL on Discovery.com

Artificially Sweeteners or Natural Sugar Replacements?

IMG originally published on Be Food Smart

The number of sweeteners available today is staggering. We see high fructose corn syrup, sorbitol, dextrose, xylitol, and sugar in our packaged foods along with white, blue, pink, brown and now green packets to spruce up that iced tea in restaurants. If you are keeping up with the trends, agave nectar and stevia are all the rage. But have you ever stopped to wonder what all the sweeteners really are? Regardless of where you ended up on the flowchart or what you think of your choice, understanding what the sweetener is and where it comes from is the first step.

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How Sitting too long can affect your Health + Infographics

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Do you sit in an office chair or on your couch for more than six hours a day? Since childhood you’ve known being a couch potato is bad. But why? Simply put, our bodies weren’t made to sit all day. Sitting for long periods of time, even with exercise, has a negative effect on our health. What’s worse, many of us sit up to 15 hours a day. That means some of us spend the bulk of our waking moments on the couch, in an office chair, or in a car.

Sitting all day long isn’t hard to counteract, but you have to keep your eye on two details: your daily activity and the amount of time you sit. Let’s start by taking a look at what sitting all day does to your body.

Numerous studies have pointed to the health risks of sitting all day. To avoid the health risks, we need not just 30 minutes of daily exercise, but taking every opportunity to get up during the day.

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Benefits of a Plant based Diet [Infographic]

Originally from Hero Health Room

Targeting Children with Treats [Infographic]

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Better Transportation Options = Healthier Lives [Infographic]

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Found on Robert Wood Johnson Foundation