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The Truth about Salt

The average American consumes more than twice the recommended daily salt intake each day. Learn the dangers of excess salt.

Eat This, Not That
Editor-in-chief of Men's Health and author of Eat This, Not That, David Zinczenko, says that the biggest problem people face when it comes to food is they often don't know what they're eating.

Big food companies don't tend to tell consumers all the ingredients they put in food, which can radically mislead the customer. David wrote Eat This, Not That to help educate consumers about the food on their plate.

"It is so easy to lose weight when you know what you're eating," David says.


Food Dangers
Food can become contaminated with food-borne illnesses by to the way it's handled either during harvest and preparation in a food establishment. To offset the risk of contaminated leafy greens, buy organic produce and use a salad spinner to wash them.

Eat This, Not That

Read an excerpt from Eat This, Not That, by editor-in-chief of Men's Health, David Zinczenko.

Foods at Greatest Risk for Contamination:
• Leafy greens
• Eggs
• Tuna
• Oysters
• Cheese
• Potatoes


Waiter Confessions
Former waiter Steven DuBlanica spills dirty secrets about the food service industry.


Body Types
In general, people can be categorized into three different body types.

Ectomorphs tend to be thin, sinewy, long-limbed and delicate. They have a difficult time gaining weight and building muscle mass. Low-impact cardio exercises such as long-distance running, walking, biking and rock climbing are best for those with an ectomorph build.

Workouts for Every Body

In general, people can be categorized into three different body types. See which workouts are best for your body type!

Mesomorphs tend to have athletic builds, with high muscle mass and little fat. Endurance training and exercises such as pilates and yoga are recommended for those with a mesomorph build.

Endomorphs tend to store more fat and have pear- or apple-shaped bodies. Low-resistance exercises such as biking, walking or swimming are ideal for endomorphs.

"No matter what body type you have," says ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, "find an exercise you enjoy."


Hoopilates

New York Pilates instructor Jen Bleier introduced a hula hoop into her practice and Hoopilates was born. Get into the swing of it!




Bags and Backs

It's a known fact that women love their accessories: Shoes, jewelry and ... purses! But experts say that carrying a heavy bag can cause back pain and structural imbalances. Doctors recommend toting a purse that weighs no more than 1 or 2 pounds. Try a Healthy Back bag by Ameribag, which distributes weight evenly across the shoulders.




Presbyopia
As the lens of the eye ages, the lens and the muscles that attach to it, lose flexibility, reducing the eye's ability to focus. This condition, presbyopia, tends to occur after the age of 40 and is often treated with corrective contact lenses. Optometrist Rhonda Robinson, O.D. demonstrates how Bausch and Lomb multi-focal contact lenses work.


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