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Uncle Poodle Has Been In the Hospital Since New Year's & None Of The Honey Boo Boo Fam Have Visited!

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We knew they were having a rough patch, but dang!

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle has been in the hospital since New Year's Day, when he had a dangerously high heart rate. He was put under by the doctors, shocked back to health, and has been at the hospital ever since.

[ Related: Uncle Poodle Claims That Mama June Had Sex With Sex Offender ]

But none of his famous family members have come to visit him! His brother Sugar Bear has texted him a few times, but not even Mama June will return his texts.

And though Poodle now has over $150,000 in medical bills thanks to not having insurance, he's still in high spirits. In fact, he and his partner Alan posted a video to prove as much!

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Pet Owners With Chronic Diseases Like Diabetes Have Healthier Hearts

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Can we get a woof, woof? New research has found that a man's best friend may be his heart's best bet too!

A study published in the American Journal of Cardiology suggests people with chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol who own pets have healthier hearts then those with the same conditions who don't own pets.

After monitoring the changing heart rates of 191 people between the ages of 60 and 80 over a 24-hour period, researchers found those with a pet had higher heart rate variability than those who didn't.


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20-Year-Old Dies After Marathon Session Of Xbox

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Here is a sad reminder for video game lovers to make sure they get up and move!

20-year-old Chris Staniforth passed away from a pulmonary embolism, which kills victims sitting in the same position for hours, after a marathon session on his Xbox.

Chris had no underlying medical conditions, but was reportedly complaining of a low heart rate before he collapsed.

Ugh! Such a horrific side effect of a video game addiction! At least his parents have launched a campaign to raise awareness about the health risks of playing online computer games.

Microsoft, the company behind Xbox, says they "recommend gamers take breaks to exercise as well as make time for other pursuits", but parents need to step in if their children are ignoring this recommendation.

Our hearts go out to the Staniforth family for their loss and we hope their campaign helps other video game lovers avoid the same fate as their son.

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QuickFit Tip Of The Day

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When performing cardio, keep your heart rate between 70-85% of your Max Heart Rate (MHR). When strength training, keep your rate between 55-70% of your MHR. An easy equation to figure out your MHR is:

• For women: 226 – your age = adjusted max heart rate
• For men: 220 – your age = adjusted max heart rate

- Personal Trainer Mike Donavanik, CSCS, CPT

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Boost Your Periphery Heart Rate To Burn More Calories

Want to burn the most calories in the least amount of time?

Try boosting your periphery heart rate by working out your lower and upper body at the same time! These kinds of exercises will make your heart work harder and allow your body to burn more calories in less time.

Check out the video above to see Fitperez correspondent Adam Ernster quickly explain the benefits of utilizing periphery heart rate and how to do it!

Got any questions for Adam? Follow him on Twitter and ask away!

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