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    Coming To Terms With COPD

    It’s not uncommon for people with chronic health problems to experience anxious or depressed feelings. But with COPD, there seems to be an extra strong link between COPD and mood disorders - the umbrella term for problems like anxiety and depression.

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    Emotional Eating

    Often called ‘non-hungry eating', emotional eating deals with the undeniable fact that food is about much more than simple nutrition and satisfying hunger.

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Free Weights Or Machines?

Written by Professor Gordon S. Lynch

When you're new to weight training should you use free weights (dumbbells and barbells) or machines? Let's look at the pros and cons of each.

Free weights or machines? Each equipment type has its advantages and disadvantages. One may be more appropriate than the other depending on your needs, equipment availability and relevant training experience. Here's how to assess what's right for you.


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