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20 easy ways to burn 100 calories

Published: Jan 23 2014 11:30:38 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 23 2014 11:39:12 AM EST

Need to work off extra calories? Check out Self magazine's list of easy ways to burn 100 calories.

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Need to work off that Thanksgiving dinner? Check out Self magazine's list of 20 easy ways to burn 100 calories.

Healthy Heart: Features

What to ask your doctor about heart disease

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During your next visit to the doctor, consider asking these questions to see if you could be at risk for heart disease.

Eat your way to a healthy heart

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A healthy diet can help alleviate three major risk factors for heart disease. Find out what such a diet entails.

Workouts for parents, child to do together

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Trying to find time to work out and spend time with your kids can be difficult. One way to keep you and your child healthy while spending quality time together is to exercise with your child.

5 hidden health risks for women

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Despite increased attention to women's health issues, there are still many health risks that women need to know about that are not getting a whole lot of attention.

Various exercises can strengthen heart

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Going to the gym can make your muscles bigger and stronger. But improving your heart may be the most important workout.

Ways to lower your stress level

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From time to time we all get stressed out. Try using some of these ideas to help lower your stress level.

Tips to lower your cholesterol

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Having a high cholesterol can put you at greater risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. If your cholesterol is high, consider using these suggestions to help you lower it.

Is sex safe after heart attack?

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Experts say that people can have sex after their heart attacks. In fact, the more you exercise -- including having sex -- the better your odds.

How do foods get heart-check mark?

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If you want to find foods that can help keep your heart healthy, a special insignia from the American Heart Association could help guide you at the grocery store.

Could you have an arrhythmia?

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A little skip in your heart beat once in a while is normal. Find out if yours is something more.

Healthy Heart: Extras

5 foods your heart will thank you for eating

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It's no fun to cut out salty snacks and red meat, but tasty alternatives can help you stay proactive about heart health without eating boiled chicken and rice cakes.

Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan

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Find out how following a Mediterranean diet can benefit your health.

What are unhealthiest fast-food items?

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It's no secret that fast-food items aren't always the healthiest option. But what items are the worst? Find out which fast-food items contain the most calories.

Take care of your heart when shoveling

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When shoveling, use these tips to protect your heart and your health.

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69 News: Health Beat

Health Beat: Kidney stones in kids

Kidney stones are small, hard deposits that develop in the kidneys, and if you've ever had them or known someone who has, you know how incredibly painful they can be. Over the past 20 years, the number of Americans who have developed kidney stones has increased by 70 percent, and the fastest increase has been in kids.

Health Beat: Graves' disease in teens overlooked too often

Health Beat Graves disease in teens overlooked too often

Plummeting grades, weight change and trouble focusing. It might be easy to blame your teen's behavior on the changes in adolescence. Your family doctor might suspect attention deficit disorder, but Graves' disease, a condition where the thyroid works overtime, can easily be overlooked in kids and teens.

Health Beat: Best bet for back pain?

An estimated 400,000 Americans over the age of 60 struggle with back pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal. For many patients, surgery is not the only option, and a new study shows other treatments may be just as effective for long-term relief of chronic pain.

Health Beat: CI therapy for aphasia

During a stroke, blood flow to the brain is cut off, and the damage that occurs can affect a person's movement and speech. In the past, therapists believed that most patients' language skills would improve only in the first few months or the first year after stroke, but researchers are now finding that a special kind of therapy is producing results for patients even years later.

Health Beat: Sleep drunkenness

Health Beat Sleep drunkenness

When it comes to sleep, Americans are suffering. In fact, about 70 million of us have a chronic sleep problem. Now, there's a new condition that you may not have heard of.