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Trying to get in better shape this summer? We all know that the population of America and some other countries are on the verge of extreme obesity. But there may be more to excess fat than you thought.

Health.com compiled a list of five myths about that extra layer of fat:

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Do you sit eight hours a day in a cubicle? Do you stand a lot at work? The way you behave day in, day out can strongly affect your posture… which can dramatically affect your health.

According to Shape.com, poor posture can lead to scrutinizing pain in your neck and back areas, and these conditions usually require chronic pain management. Bad posture can also cause headaches, arthritis and fatigue.

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New moms: are you satisfied with your jarred baby food? Ever thought about exploring more organic options?

According to KXAN.com, Nurturme has officially hit the Austin, TX market. Nurturme is an alternative to baby food which has been dehydrated to keep the nutrients and needs either water, breast milk or regular milk to serve.

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Looking for a diet that will work for you? Ever thought maybe you should eat like a caveman?

According to SeattleTimes.com, despite the world of discomfort that our Stone Age ancestors experienced they might have been the healthiest eaters of all time. This concept is called, the Paleo diet, a health and weight loss trend that suggests people to eat modern-day versions of Paleolithic food.

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How often do you incorporate calcium into your diet? What kinds of foods do you include in your diet that are good for your bones?

According to Health.com, there are several ways you can add calcium into your daily life which is essential in building stronger teeth and bones…it also helps keep you slim.

* Salad with bleu cheese (20% of your daily dose of calcium and lots of minerals = 208 calories)
* Ravioli and veggies (40% of your suggested calcium intake = 346 calories)

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Big plans this summer? While you are enjoying the summer, there are many things to watch out for.

According to WebMD.com, there are several dangers that peek out their heads during summer months more than other months.

* STING. The sting of a jellyfish is no skip in the park. If you do get bitten try to find a lifeguard who can put a special medication on the sting, if you can’t find the lifeguard, use vinegar, soda, urine or salt water to help.
* STING. If you are stung by a stingray it was probably caused by accidentally stepping on a stingray. Seek immediate medical care, immerse in hot water to remove the stingers, scrub with soap and water and apply any pressure to stop bleeding.

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Are your kids being fueled with the proper foods? Of course every child will find a way to eat a cookie, ice cream or candy…but this should not be an everyday occurrence. Parents should help guide their children towards wiser choices when it comes to what they eat.

CNN.com paired up with Rachel Beller, R.D. founder of the Beller Nutritional Institute in Beverly Hills, mom of four and an expert in eating for disease prevention to put together a go-to list of the most important foods a child should consume.

1. Blueberries: decided as one of the healthiest foods around, protects against heart disease, diabetes and helps improve brain function. Try adding them into your childs cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, salads or just on their own.
2. Tofu: full of lean protein and anti-cancer benefits. Dice it up and toss into a stir fry, soup, use the silken variety for smoothies or snack on cooked edamame.
3. Tomatoes: packed with lycopene (protects against cancer) and if you cook the tomatoes they become even healthier when the heat releases the lycopene. Serve tomatoes with olive oil to add in healthy fats which help the body absorb more nutrients. Make your own healthy pizzas, add in pasta sauce or turkey meatballs.

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Trying to lose weight but just can’t seem to keep it off? Do you have an iPhone? If so you are in luck! In such a technologically advanced society that we live in, naturally our technology has decided to help keep us healthier. After all the buzz on different apps to download these five are probably the most beneficial for your life.

According to CIO.com, a sales manager at a Napa Valley winery was having trouble losing weight until he discovered the Lose It! app on his iPhone. This man went from weighing almost 240 pounds to 185 pounds because of this app. Here are five iPhone apps that will help you live a healthier lifestyle:

* Lose It! Not only is this app free but it helps you stay on track by counting calories and imputing your fitness. You can track your weight and see if you are making progress. Others like this are: Calorie Counter Pro, Calorie Tracker and Nutrition Menu

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Ever heard of P90X? If you have then you’re probably aware this exercise DVD is not for the weak.
According to WebMD.com, this DVD is for people who are determined to get fit, fast. This DVD is a great way to get back into shape, although for those who are overweight or extremely out of shape…be prepared to be exhausted, sore and you might upchuck. But consistency and persistence will be the winners in the end.

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