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Worst Health Habits

Worst Health Habits - Almost everyone has at least one not-so-stellar health habit: Maybe you've smoked like a chimney since high school, gotten one too many sunburns in your mid-20s, or sworn off milk since the seventh grade. Now you're ready to clean up your act but don't want to slave away at it. We've got good news for you: Believe it or not, you can undo much of the damage caused by the most common health slip-ups in just two weeks--and with minimal effort. Follow our doable fast-fix plan, and you'll be well on your way to reclaiming your health and warding off the scariest diseases out there.

Worst Health Habits

You've returned from a ten-day vacation sporting some extra pounds. Don't let the weight sit; you may up your risk for developing breast cancer, among other diseases. (Fat triggers an increase in the production of a form of estrogen that promotes rapid cell division.) The good news: You can burn off those pounds quickly. "If you gain three to five pounds during a ten-day vacation, you'll need about a month to take it off," says Kathy McManus, R.D., director of the department of nutrition at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Don't diet! You're much more likely to stick to a sensible eating plan if you focus on the idea of eating healthy, rather than dieting. In a study at the University of Toronto, researchers found that people who were told they'd start a diet the next week actually consumed more food than nondieters. "Just the thought of deprivation can make you fall off the healthy-eating bandwagon," says McManus.

Source: http://health.msn.com/health-topics/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100261585

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