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New Fitness Tracker Shocks You When Don’t Work Out [VIDEO]

The new Pavlok fitness tracker is described as a personal coach on your wrist. Pavlock is not just a fitness tracker, it's one that will hold you accountable by shocking you into action.

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Mandee’s Driving Treadmill Playlist

I often get asked, "What do you listen to when you are not on air?" This is a tough question. I find it hard to explain my varied taste in music, but here is a glimpse of what I listen to while working out.

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HEAT Cross Training Challenge Reignited My Fitness Drive [PHOTOS]

If you've been listening to the show, or following my blog then you've learned that fitness is an on going goal for me. Over the years, I have tried many different diets and exercises in order to keep my weight at a healthy level and improve my physical fitness. Saturday morning I put myself to the test, the 360 Fitness HEAT Challenge.

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Throwback Thursday: Mandee Montana’s Weight-Loss Journey [PHOTOS]

In honor of Throwback Thursday, here I am at the early age of three reminding you of the importance of drinking plenty of water. Truly it is important, especially when you are attempting to live a healthier lifestyle and she a few pounds like I am. I just started a 90 Day weight-loss challenge on Monday...and will share my journey with you soon... but first I thought I would show you were I started. I've never been 'skinny.'

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5 Exercises That Will Improve Your Heart Health

You listen to weather updates so you know how to dress. You wash your hands so you don't get the flu. You wear your seatbelt to keep you safe in the car. You are a prevention machine. But are you working to prevent the number one cause of death for both men and women, heart disease? For American Heart Month, we're focusing on ways to avoid this preventable disease. If you want to keep your heart healthy, one of the best things you can do is weekly aerobic activity.  Here are five exercises to keep your heart strong:

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New Facebook Help Will Help Find Who Gave You the Flu
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New Facebook App Will Help You Find Out Who Gave You the Flu

After last year's flu season, which health officials say was one of the mildest in the past 30 years, the illness is back with a vengeance. Well, if you're unlucky enough to currently have the flu, at least a new Facebook app can help track down the diseased jerk who gave it to you in the first place.

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Will You Heed the Coffee Warning?

Coffee is not an addiction right? If you enjoy coffee, perhaps the need for it every day is simply related to an intense love and appreciation. Justify justify.

Researchers have come up with a new "NOW WHAT" for us regarding coffee and why we shouldn't drink it.

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Restricting the Size of Soft Drinks in Restaurants — Is It Right? [POLL]

Last week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference announcing the city would be proposing a ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces from the city's restaurants, theaters, food vendors and arenas if passed by the Board of Health. Basically, if the city inspects a food establishment, they would fall under this new rule and could no longer sell sugary soft drinks larger than 16 ounces.  However diet drinks and certain milk derived products and fruit juices wouldn't be under this restriction nor would grocery stores or certain convenience stores.

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This Isn’t a Joke – Get Paid to Eat Fast Food and Gain Weight

There is a new study on obesity being conducted by Washington University that is requiring all of its participants to gain 5% of their body weight in exchange for $3,500.

And you won’t believe what participants will have to chow down on.

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East Texas Near the Bottom on New Health Report

If you work out and eat right, good for you!  Not everyone in East Texas is following your lead.
Overall, East Texas ranks low on a new report by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Which East Texas county is the healthiest?

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A Long Drive to Work Impacts Your Health!

Average commute times in Tyler are between 17 and 30 minutes, according to zipatlas.com.  Those who live right in the center of Tyler have shorter commute times, and those who live further out, especially to the east, tend to sit in the car longer as they make the drive to work.

It turns out, longer commutes can have a serious health impact over time.  This may make you want to move further in.

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Texas Hospital Sparks Controversy for Refusing to Hire Obese Employees

When you apply for a job, you assume your qualifications are what matter most, but the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas is also asking prospective new hires to step on a scale. If they weigh too much, they’re excluded from consideration.

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