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Salt does not cause your body to gain or lose fat. In fact, salt has no calories. High consumption of salt only results in temporary weight gain as it causes your body to retain water. Conversely, low consumption of salt can result in temporary weight loss as it causes your body to expel water. It is interesting to note that many crash diets which boast...

Photo: Sky Zone (@skyzone) on Twitter While trampoline fitness has been quickly gaining popularity thanks to the upbeat and fun-spirited nature of this workout, we’ve been wondering if the bouncy fitness regime is an effective way to stay in shape. If you’re planning to hit your local trampoline club for a heart-pounding session that will take you back to childhood,...

Photo: kenkotea on Instagram It’s no secret that a busy workday usually leads to a stealthy midnight snack! If that’s the case at home, you’re not alone: According to a study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, we tend to be hungry in the evenings because of the body’s natural circadian rhythms. If you find that your late-night...

A new study is reporting that US waistlines continue to grow with women widening faster than men. The waists of men, women, blacks, whites and Mexican Americans all grew significantly from 1999 to 2012, researchers from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The average waist size grew more than an inch...

Photo: SUPGirlz.com (@supgirlz) on Twitter If you’re hoping to take your regular yoga class to the next level, standup paddle board (or SUP) yoga may be your new fitness fix. With a focus on testing balance and combining the serenity of yoga with the unique exercise of paddle boarding, this water-friendly workout is the best of both worlds. Here’s our guide to...