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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: Food, Exercise, Stress Reduction

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By ANDREW MERLE How to Turn Back the Clock on Aging — Andrew Merle For the first time ever, a randomized, controlled clinical trial has demonstrated the ability to reverse biological age People have been searching for the fountain of youth throughout history. Now we have scientific data that shows you  can  turn back the clock on aging. For t

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By ANDREW MERLE The Benefits of Simply Getting Outside — Andrew Merle Americans now spend an alarming 93 percent of their time indoors. We have become an indoor species, which is having consequences on our physical and mental health. Staying inside is detrimental on its own, especially since indoor air can be 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. We’re also of

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By ANDREW MERLE Take More Steps, Live Longer — Andrew Merle Most of us have heard we should be logging 10,000 steps a day to stay healthy and fit.  That guidance originated decades ago with a marketing campaign in Japan designed to promote a pedometer.  The 10,000 number has since caught on around the world and is often the default dail

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By ANDREW MERLE In Defense of Carbs — Andrew Merle Low-carb diets are all the rage these days. Keto, Paleo, Primal, Atkins, LCHF, or anything else you want to call it. They are all close low-carb cousins. But here’s the thing: the longest-lived people in the world  don’t  eat a low-carb diet. In the  Blue Zones &nbs

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By ANDREW MERLE Caffeine Improves Performance in a Broad Range of Exercise Types — Andrew Merle Anecdotally, many of us have experienced the performance-enhancing benefits of caffeine. My morning runs or workouts certainly  seem  easier after I’ve had a cup or two of coffee. But is it the placebo effect or does caffeine  actually  improve exercise performan

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By ANDREW MERLE Why You Should Eat Your Carbs Last — Andrew Merle You might be surprised to know that the order in which you consume foods can have an impact on your health and body weight goals. Specifically, it is recommended to prioritize protein first, followed by fibrous vegetables, and save your carbs for last. This method of eating has been  prov

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By ANDREW MERLE The Eating Habits of the Longest-Lived People in the World — Andrew Merle “If you want to live to a healthy 100, eat like healthy people who’ve lived to 100.” — Dan Buettner, founder of Blue Zones Buettner has spent the last 15 years studying the healthiest and longest-lived people in the world. He’s traveled extensively to the blue zones of Ikaria, Greeca; Sardinia, It

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By ANDREW MERLE Why Hormesis is the Key to Your Health and Longevity — Andrew Merle “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche It turns out Nietzsche was right.  This quote gets at the concept of hormesis (although with hormesis you see benefits well before approaching death!).  Hormesis is when something is damaging or toxic in exc

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By ANDREW MERLE 30 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Be Eating — Andrew Merle Inflammation is  linked  with nearly every major disease, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, chronic inflammatory diseases are the  most significant cause of death  in the world. We would therefore be smart to keep infla

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By ANDREW MERLE 5 Healthy Habits to Continue Doing from Home — Andrew Merle We are living in unusual times right now, with most of us working from home and thrown off from our normal routines. Stress and anxiety levels are high as the world deals with the current health crisis, with constant reminders every time we turn on the TV.  With our world turned upside dow

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By ANDREW MERLE 5 Excellent Health & Wellness Books to Read While at Home — Andrew Merle Many people are turning to health and fitness as a way to cope with what’s going on in the world. And for good reason — this is a great time to re-commit to exercise, nutrition, and stress reduction. If you are looking for some extra motivation in this area, here are 5 excellent health and wellness

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By ANDREW MERLE Eat a Large Salad Every Day, Make Your Brain a Decade Younger — Andrew Merle You didn’t misread that title. The only misleading part is that it should really finish with “11 years younger.” That’s right — consuming a big salad every day is associated with the brain being 11 years younger. That is according to a  study  of 960 people ages 58–99 who comple

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By ANDREW MERLE Why You Should Eat Your Carbs Last — Andrew Merle You might be surprised to know that the order in which you consume foods can have an impact on your health and body weight goals. Specifically, it is recommended to prioritize protein first, followed by fibrous vegetables, and save your carbs for last. This method of eating has been  prov

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By ANDREW MERLE The Best Sport for a Longer Life — Andrew Merle We all know that exercise is good for us. Just  30 minutes of daily exercise  has been shown to reduce your risk of dying early. But it turns out some sports add more years to your life than others. People who play racket sports such as tennis outlive those who participate in o

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By ANDREW MERLE How to Eat Healthy on a Budget — Andrew Merle Food is a hot topic these days. As a result of the current pandemic, most people have less disposable income to spend on food, and fresh food is not as readily available. Lines outside of the supermarket — and bare shelves inside — are a part of the “new normal.” Many people are turning to grocery

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By ANDREW MERLE Make Your Bed Change Your Life — Andrew Merle I make the bed every morning as one of my household “duties.” Now, perhaps this task is expected of me, but I also know that it makes me feel better before heading off to work. And it definitely makes me feel better to come home to a neat and clean bed at the end of a long day, instead of a rumpl

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By ANDREW MERLE 5 Healthy Habits to Continue Doing from Home — Andrew Merle We are living in unusual times right now, with most of us working from home and thrown off from our normal routines. Stress and anxiety levels are high as the world deals with the current health crisis, with constant reminders every time we turn on the TV.  With our world turned upside dow

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By ANDREW MERLE The Eating Habits of the Longest-Lived People in the World — Andrew Merle “If you want to live to a healthy 100, eat like healthy people who’ve lived to 100.” — Dan Buettner, founder of Blue Zones Buettner has spent the last 15 years studying the healthiest and longest-lived people in the world. He’s traveled extensively to the blue zones of Ikaria, Greeca; Sardinia, It

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By ANDREW MERLE A Practical Guide to Time-Restricted Eating — Andrew Merle Time-restricted eating produces remarkable health benefits. The latest science shows time-restricted eating (TRE) increases lifespan and decreases the incidence of major diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. TRE means consuming all your calories — whether from food or drink — wi

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By ANDREW MERLE Why You Should Be A Morning Person — Andrew Merle What is one thing most successful people have in common? They get up extra early and make the most of the morning. Here’s why: Waking up early gives you time to think before the buzz of the day begins. To put it simply, the early morning is “you time” — a time to lay out your priorities fo

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By ANDREW MERLE The Greatest Country in the World? — Andrew Merle Is there a way to measure the greatest country in the world? I suppose it depends on your definition, but I believe the best country is the one that produces the ultimate combination of happiness, health, and productivity/success. Fortunately there are studies that rank countries across each of th

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By ANDREW MERLE A Practical Guide to Time-Restricted Eating — Andrew Merle Time-restricted eating produces remarkable health benefits. The latest science shows time-restricted eating (TRE) increases lifespan and decreases the incidence of major diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. TRE means consuming all your calories — whether from food or drink — wi

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By ANDREW MERLE The Healthiest People In The World Don't Go To The Gym — Andrew Merle Maybe it's time to cancel your gym membership.  If you want to be as healthy as possible, there are no treadmills or weight machines required. Don’t just take my word for it — look to the longest-lived people in the world for proof. People in the world’s Blue Zones  — the places around

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By ANDREW MERLE 30 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Be Eating — Andrew Merle Inflammation is  linked  with nearly every major disease, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, chronic inflammatory diseases are the  most significant cause of death  in the world. We would therefore be smart to keep infla

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By ANDREW MERLE Why Hormesis is the Key to Your Health and Longevity — Andrew Merle “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche It turns out Nietzsche was right.  This quote gets at the concept of hormesis (although with hormesis you see benefits well before approaching death!).  Hormesis is when something is damaging or toxic in exc

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By ANDREW MERLE 3 Easy (And Fun) Daily Habits to Extend Your Life — Andrew Merle What if your vices could actually help you live longer? A recent study  followed 1700 nonagenarians to determine what makes people live to age 90 and beyond. And the results are almost too good to be true. The study revealed these 3 daily habits that increase longevity: Drink Beer and

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By ANDREW MERLE The 5 Most Nutrient-Dense Foods You Can Eat There really are some superfoods out there. Certain foods have the tremendous ability to power and heal your body, and should be consumed regularly for optimal health.

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Andrew Merle writes about a healthy lifestyle, with a specific focus on diet, exercise, and stress reduction.  

His website - AndrewMerle.com - has been recognized as one of the Top Habit Blogs on the Internet, and Andrew's writing has been featured by media outlets such as TIME, New York Observer, Business Insider, HuffPost, Quartz, and Thrive Global.  He is a top Food and Health writer on Medium.   

Andrew is a Marketer and Brand-Builder by trade, currently working for New Balance in Boston, MA.  His career in Marketing has also included positions with Clif Bar, Red Bull, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Boston Red Sox.  

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By ANDREW MERLE The 5 Most Nutrient-Dense Foods You Can Eat There really are some superfoods out there. Certain foods have the tremendous ability to power and heal your body, and should be consumed regularly for optimal health.

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By ANDREW MERLE How to Turn Back the Clock on Aging — Andrew Merle For the first time ever, a randomized, controlled clinical trial has demonstrated the ability to reverse biological age People have been searching for the fountain of youth throughout history. Now we have scientific data that shows you  can  turn back the clock on aging. For t

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ANDREW MERLE
By ANDREW MERLE The Benefits of Simply Getting Outside — Andrew Merle Americans now spend an alarming 93 percent of their time indoors. We have become an indoor species, which is having consequences on our physical and mental health. Staying inside is detrimental on its own, especially since indoor air can be 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. We’re also of

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ANDREW MERLE
By ANDREW MERLE Take More Steps, Live Longer — Andrew Merle Most of us have heard we should be logging 10,000 steps a day to stay healthy and fit.  That guidance originated decades ago with a marketing campaign in Japan designed to promote a pedometer.  The 10,000 number has since caught on around the world and is often the default dail

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ANDREW MERLE
By ANDREW MERLE In Defense of Carbs — Andrew Merle Low-carb diets are all the rage these days. Keto, Paleo, Primal, Atkins, LCHF, or anything else you want to call it. They are all close low-carb cousins. But here’s the thing: the longest-lived people in the world  don’t  eat a low-carb diet. In the  Blue Zones &nbs

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ANDREW MERLE
By ANDREW MERLE Caffeine Improves Performance in a Broad Range of Exercise Types — Andrew Merle Anecdotally, many of us have experienced the performance-enhancing benefits of caffeine. My morning runs or workouts certainly  seem  easier after I’ve had a cup or two of coffee. But is it the placebo effect or does caffeine  actually  improve exercise performan

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ANDREW MERLE
By ANDREW MERLE Why You Should Eat Your Carbs Last — Andrew Merle You might be surprised to know that the order in which you consume foods can have an impact on your health and body weight goals. Specifically, it is recommended to prioritize protein first, followed by fibrous vegetables, and save your carbs for last. This method of eating has been  prov

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ANDREW MERLE
By ANDREW MERLE The Eating Habits of the Longest-Lived People in the World — Andrew Merle “If you want to live to a healthy 100, eat like healthy people who’ve lived to 100.” — Dan Buettner, founder of Blue Zones Buettner has spent the last 15 years studying the healthiest and longest-lived people in the world. He’s traveled extensively to the blue zones of Ikaria, Greeca; Sardinia, It

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By ANDREW MERLE Why Hormesis is the Key to Your Health and Longevity — Andrew Merle “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche It turns out Nietzsche was right.  This quote gets at the concept of hormesis (although with hormesis you see benefits well before approaching death!).  Hormesis is when something is damaging or toxic in exc

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ANDREW MERLE
By ANDREW MERLE 30 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Be Eating — Andrew Merle Inflammation is  linked  with nearly every major disease, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, chronic inflammatory diseases are the  most significant cause of death  in the world. We would therefore be smart to keep infla

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By ANDREW MERLE Why You Should Eat Your Carbs Last — Andrew Merle You might be surprised to know that the order in which you consume foods can have an impact on your health and body weight goals. Specifically, it is recommended to prioritize protein first, followed by fibrous vegetables, and save your carbs for last. This method of eating has been  prov

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By ANDREW MERLE Eat a Large Salad Every Day, Make Your Brain a Decade Younger — Andrew Merle You didn’t misread that title. The only misleading part is that it should really finish with “11 years younger.” That’s right — consuming a big salad every day is associated with the brain being 11 years younger. That is according to a  study  of 960 people ages 58–99 who comple

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ANDREW MERLE
By ANDREW MERLE 5 Excellent Health & Wellness Books to Read While at Home — Andrew Merle Many people are turning to health and fitness as a way to cope with what’s going on in the world. And for good reason — this is a great time to re-commit to exercise, nutrition, and stress reduction. If you are looking for some extra motivation in this area, here are 5 excellent health and wellness

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By ANDREW MERLE 5 Healthy Habits to Continue Doing from Home — Andrew Merle We are living in unusual times right now, with most of us working from home and thrown off from our normal routines. Stress and anxiety levels are high as the world deals with the current health crisis, with constant reminders every time we turn on the TV.  With our world turned upside dow

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By ANDREW MERLE The Best Sport for a Longer Life — Andrew Merle We all know that exercise is good for us. Just  30 minutes of daily exercise  has been shown to reduce your risk of dying early. But it turns out some sports add more years to your life than others. People who play racket sports such as tennis outlive those who participate in o

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By ANDREW MERLE How to Eat Healthy on a Budget — Andrew Merle Food is a hot topic these days. As a result of the current pandemic, most people have less disposable income to spend on food, and fresh food is not as readily available. Lines outside of the supermarket — and bare shelves inside — are a part of the “new normal.” Many people are turning to grocery

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By ANDREW MERLE Make Your Bed Change Your Life — Andrew Merle I make the bed every morning as one of my household “duties.” Now, perhaps this task is expected of me, but I also know that it makes me feel better before heading off to work. And it definitely makes me feel better to come home to a neat and clean bed at the end of a long day, instead of a rumpl

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ANDREW MERLE
By ANDREW MERLE 5 Healthy Habits to Continue Doing from Home — Andrew Merle We are living in unusual times right now, with most of us working from home and thrown off from our normal routines. Stress and anxiety levels are high as the world deals with the current health crisis, with constant reminders every time we turn on the TV.  With our world turned upside dow

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By ANDREW MERLE The Eating Habits of the Longest-Lived People in the World — Andrew Merle “If you want to live to a healthy 100, eat like healthy people who’ve lived to 100.” — Dan Buettner, founder of Blue Zones Buettner has spent the last 15 years studying the healthiest and longest-lived people in the world. He’s traveled extensively to the blue zones of Ikaria, Greeca; Sardinia, It

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ANDREW MERLE
By ANDREW MERLE A Practical Guide to Time-Restricted Eating — Andrew Merle Time-restricted eating produces remarkable health benefits. The latest science shows time-restricted eating (TRE) increases lifespan and decreases the incidence of major diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. TRE means consuming all your calories — whether from food or drink — wi

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By ANDREW MERLE Why You Should Be A Morning Person — Andrew Merle What is one thing most successful people have in common? They get up extra early and make the most of the morning. Here’s why: Waking up early gives you time to think before the buzz of the day begins. To put it simply, the early morning is “you time” — a time to lay out your priorities fo

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By ANDREW MERLE The Greatest Country in the World? — Andrew Merle Is there a way to measure the greatest country in the world? I suppose it depends on your definition, but I believe the best country is the one that produces the ultimate combination of happiness, health, and productivity/success. Fortunately there are studies that rank countries across each of th

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ANDREW MERLE
By ANDREW MERLE A Practical Guide to Time-Restricted Eating — Andrew Merle Time-restricted eating produces remarkable health benefits. The latest science shows time-restricted eating (TRE) increases lifespan and decreases the incidence of major diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. TRE means consuming all your calories — whether from food or drink — wi

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By ANDREW MERLE The Healthiest People In The World Don't Go To The Gym — Andrew Merle Maybe it's time to cancel your gym membership.  If you want to be as healthy as possible, there are no treadmills or weight machines required. Don’t just take my word for it — look to the longest-lived people in the world for proof. People in the world’s Blue Zones  — the places around

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ANDREW MERLE
By ANDREW MERLE 30 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Be Eating — Andrew Merle Inflammation is  linked  with nearly every major disease, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, chronic inflammatory diseases are the  most significant cause of death  in the world. We would therefore be smart to keep infla

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By ANDREW MERLE Why Hormesis is the Key to Your Health and Longevity — Andrew Merle “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche It turns out Nietzsche was right.  This quote gets at the concept of hormesis (although with hormesis you see benefits well before approaching death!).  Hormesis is when something is damaging or toxic in exc

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By ANDREW MERLE 3 Easy (And Fun) Daily Habits to Extend Your Life — Andrew Merle What if your vices could actually help you live longer? A recent study  followed 1700 nonagenarians to determine what makes people live to age 90 and beyond. And the results are almost too good to be true. The study revealed these 3 daily habits that increase longevity: Drink Beer and