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Yep, There's a Reason Your Feet Are Always Cold

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Some people just have cold feet, in the literal sense. Are you most comfortable wearing UGGs, even in the spring? Does your partner complain about your ice-cold toes brushing up against their shins during the night? If your feet are always cold, there's an explanation. We talked to Danielle DesPrés, DPM, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon and podiatrist, to learn more.Dr. DesPrés told POPSUGAR that it's not uncommon to have cold feet some of the time, but if it's constant, there may be an underlying condition that's causing it. She suggested speaking with your doctor if cold feet is a recurrent problem for you.What Are Some Common Causes of Cold Feet?Dr. DesPrés said that poor circulation is one of the most common causes of cold feet. "As the arteries move away from the heart and into the legs and feet, they progressively become smaller and more easily blocked with fatty plaque," she explained. "Since the arteries going to the feet are the smallest…

Study: Using app to track diet, exercise during pregnancy led to better outcomes

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CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A smartphone app could help improve the health of pregnant women.

A study in Frontiers in Endocrinology found that what they call continuous behavioral lifestyle intervention in pregnancy, assisted by a smartphone app, boosted both nutrition and exercise. Not only did women move more, they said they had more motivation to do more.

The findings of this study are based on data from 565 pregnant women who were overweight and obese. Those who used the app had better eating habits and consumed fewer calories from sugar, fat and salt compared to those who did not.


The app that was used was built as part of this study to assess the result, but it really shows you the power of accountability.

The authors of this study say this is more proof that monitoring intake leads to good outcomes for exercise and diet, and all of us, pregnant or not, might benefit if we are trying to improve our health.

Source: local12.com

top five reasons why women tend to be more obese than men

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According to recent reports, for every one overweight or obese man there are at least two overweight or obese women.
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