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Health Buzz: Welcome 2012
Health News from around the web for January 5th, 2012.
For the first episode of Health Buzz in 2012, we've got a bunch of stories to help you stick to those New Year's resolutions. We know that weight loss is on the top of many viewer's minds this time of year, so we're here to help.
Resolving to not touch another cookie or working out every day is setting yourself up for failure, but that doesn't mean you can't get fitter and healthier in 2012. We love this list of things that you can actually do in the new year and stick with until 2013!
We've got a few predictions for health and wellness trends in the coming year. In 2012, we think alternative diets are going to continue gaining ground as problems associated with the standard American diet become more and more clear. The Paleo diet, the gluten-free diet and raw diets all reject the way most Americans eat, but suggest very different alternatives. In fitness trends, we think high intensity interval training or "HIIT" will continue to gain popularity as an efficient workout.
Have you avoided the gym because you didn't know where to start? Have you wanted to try yoga but didn't know start? This year, challenge yourself to starting a new approach to fitness. Our handy guides to fitness for beginners can help you get started.
This week, our resident dietitian Mary Hartley explains how to prepare flax seed in order to get the maximum nutritional value. Flax seed is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and other micronutrients, but you won't get any of the benefit if you eat them whole.
Health soups are a great option in the winter when you're looking to slim down. If you're tired of salad, but want something easy to prepare, try this Moroccan style chickpea soup recipe. It's great for work nights. The main ingredients are chickpeas, chicken broth, tomatoes, spinach and an onion.
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