The 10 worst health trends of 2014

The 10 worst health trends of 2014

By DR. KAREN LATIMER

Every year brings with it new ways to lose weight, stay in shape and live forever. Some health trends work so well, they eventually move from craze to mainstream, think Weight Watchers and yoga. Others, deservedly move from the fashionable to foolish category very quickly, think electric ab belts and vibrating weights. Still others, because they are actually dangerous, should have never become a trend in the first place. So, if like millions of other Americans, your New Year's resolution is to get in shape or lose weight, be cautious of jumping on any bandwagon, especially those promising miracles. Here are the worst health trends of 2014.

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In 2015, resolve to live a healthy life, free from extreme diets and workouts, free from self criticism and unrealistic expectations. Don't be fooled by promises of quick results. Rather, find what actually works for you and stick with it.

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