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Is America’s Ultra-Processed Diet That Bad? Big Food Fights Back

Is America’s Ultra-Processed Diet That Bad? Big Food Fights Back

I share WSJ articles that I find interesting. I read the WSJ every day. You can subscribe to the WSJ here. I post some of the more interesting articles in the WSJ.   Food industry rallies to defend processing; changes could ‘rock the world’ of manufacturers By Jesse Newman – WSJ Move over GMOs and high-fructose …

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The Secrets to Still Ruling the Ski Slopes at 100

The Secrets to Still Ruling the Ski Slopes at 100

Balance, strength and body control decline as we age. Older skiers can counteract the effects with two hard and fast rules: Be willing to train and know your limits on the slopes. 

At 104, Klaus Obermeyer can still schuss down a mountain on skis. He no longer cares about going fast or skiing first chair to last. He says he’s pleased if he can get out for a single run once or twice a season.

“It takes a lot of work to prepare, because as you get older, your body slows down and weakens,” says the founder of Aspen, Colo., clothing company Sport Obermeyer.

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The Trouble With America’s Ultra-Processed Diet

The Trouble With America’s Ultra-Processed Diet

Should your granola bar come with a warning label?

Concern is rising about the amount of ultra-processed foods in American diets, and the effect eating so many of those foods has on our health. Part of the problem, nutrition researchers say, is that lots of healthy-seeming items—many breakfast cereals, soups and yogurts as well as granola—fall into that category. Recent studies have linked diets high in ultra-processed foods to increased risks of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and depression.

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Aphrodisiacs

Aphrodisiacs

Sex, and how to make it better, has long been a topic of study — and a much-needed one: 43% of women and 31% of men report having sexual dysfunction, according to the Cleveland Clinic. From ancient fertility deities to modern erectile dysfunction drugs, we’ve literally tried every so-called miracle cure in the pursuit of great sex.

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The Power of Your Exercise Mindset

The Power of Your Exercise Mindset

Research shows that shaming or scaring yourself into hitting the gym isn’t nearly as effective as finding a physical activity you actually enjoy.

If exercise seems like a great idea but you can never keep up a routine, it’s worth considering your exercise “mindset”—defined by psychologists as core assumptions that shape our behavior and reality. While it’s long been known that mindsets can make a big difference in academic performance and navigating stress, evidence is mounting that targeting some of our most ingrained, habitual beliefs and replacing them with more adaptive ones can rev up our ability to keep ourselves healthy.

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