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5 Feb

Top 10 Wackiest Health Myths

Ever break a mirror and instinctively know that you’re destined for seven years of bad luck? Turns out these same urban myths run rampant in the wild world of health and fitness too! Read on to learn about some of the more bizarre health myths out there and why, exactly, they aren’t for real!

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4 Feb

Dear Mark: Chronic Cardio

Dear Mark,

I’m still having a hard time understanding what “chronic high level training” is, exactly. How much is too much? Is there a heart rate zone you guys can give me? A time limit? Am I overthinking this??

Thanks, Charlotte, for posting this question last week. As is so often the case, another MDA reader (hats off to you, Mike OD!) offered great advice. We thought the question was well worth revisiting. First off, let’s investigate the concept of chronic cardio. Intense cardio as we commonly think of it today means long stretches at a sustained heart rate in the 80+% range.

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4 Feb

Guess the Nutrition Label! Reveal

Rachel is our contest winner with the correct answer of Fruity Cheerios!

Where's the fruit?

Oh, Fruity Cheerios. Let me count the ways I detest thee:

1. 92% Carbs

2. Ingredient 1 = Whole Grain Corn

3. Ingredient 2 = Sugar

4. Ingredient 4 = Corn Syrup

5. Ingredient 5 = Corn Starch

6. They perpetuate the myth that dietary cholesterol is public enemy #1.

7. They use children involved in gross, unbridled Cheerio orgies to sell their product. (As if that child is excited about the Cheerios because they are Cheerios. I have a feeling he would be as excited if the Cheerios were, say, cotton balls, shiny nickels, or Vital Omegas. ;) )
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4 Feb

Guess the Nutrition Label!

The first person to answer correctly and provide their commentary on this American breakfast dietary staple will get a free bottle of Vital Omegas – a pure Omega 3 Fatty Acid Fish Oil supplement. Don’t wait! Be quick!

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4 Feb

Vote Yes on Proposition Mark’s Daily Apple

Presidential primary politics is really heating up! With recruitment efforts at an all time high we’ve been inspired to jump on the bandwagon and do a little recruiting of our own. ;)

Pumping out health and nutrition information day-in day-out is a labor of love. But just like politics, without voter participation and turnout everyone loses. So we are asking you to get behind us and help us take Mark’s Daily Apple to the next level!

Why are we asking for your support?
There are a couple things at work here:

1. In order to be able to continue to bring free health advice and news to everyone we’ve got to keep traffic levels on the rise.

On a related note, and more importantly:

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