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Owning A Pet Can Benefit Your Health!

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Not only are pets cute, cuddly and pretty damn awesome, but they can also benefit your health!!

Say whaaaaaat?!?

According to recent studies, owning a pet can help your health in 10 completely different ways!!

Here's the scoop:

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QuickFit Tip Of The Day

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Go Wheat! Choose whole grains over puffed or pulverized flours. Whole grains have more surface area so the body breaks them down slowly which helps with healthy blood sugar levels where the deconstructed grains that the body turns to sugar quickly.

- Celebrity yoga instructor and founder of Sol Power Yoga, Jessica James

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Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Get New Warnings On Labels

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Choloestorol drugs like Lipitor, Zocor, and their generic counterparts are getting a new warning on their label. Not only have they been linked to raising blood sugar and increasing the likelihood of diabetes, but they could cause memory loss.

That's kind of scary, but the class of drugs, referred to as statins, are proven to significantly reduce the risk of heart attack and heart disease. Despite the new warnings, the FDA is urging people not to fear the medicine, as one representative said in a statement:

"The value of statins in preventing heart disease has been clearly established. Their benefit is indisputable, but they need to be taken with care and knowledge of their side effects."

The agency says the newly listed side effects have only been experienced by a small number of patients and reports haven't been too serious since symptoms could be reversed by ceasing the prescription.

Do U use statins? If so, have U experienced any negative side effects associated with the cholesterol-lowering drug?

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QuickFit Tip Of The Day

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Eat 4-6 small meals per day, having a meal every 3-4 hours. Eating multiple times per day keeps your blood sugar steady and keeps your metabolism elevated throughout the day – ensuring that you don’t store fat.

- Personal Trainer Mike Donavanik, CSCS, CPT

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FDA Approves New Drug For Type 2 Diabetes

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Good news for diabetes sufferers!

The FDA has approved a new drug called Tradjenta for adults with type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, affecting 95% of the 24 million people with the disease in the United States.

The drug works by blocking the DPP-4 enzyme, which releases insulin-boosting hormones that help control blood sugar levels and has been approved as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with others.

Side effects of Tradjenta include respiratory infection, sore throat, muscle pain and headache, but nothing major.

Let's hope this new drug helps out all of those suffering from type 2 diabetes who can't control their blood sugar with older medicines!

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