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When you’re physically active, you benefit yourself not just physically but also mentally and emotionally. Being active releases endorphins, those “feel good” chemicals and hormones in the body that elevate your mood and that bring about a sense of calm. Endorphins help you to relax and can alleviate anxiety. ... Read all »
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If you notice that you have back problems from sitting all day, consider a few tips for keeping yourself free from aches and pains.
Stretch as Often as Possible
The muscles often get cramped and sore when blood is not able to flow freely. When you sit, the back muscles are tensed in order to support the upper... Read all »
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Preparing your body before you diet can be a great approach to a new eating plan. You can gradually remove foods from your everyday eating and at the same time, start incorporating more healthy food options. This gives you a chance to adjust to your new eating without feeling deprived which in turn may allow you to... Read all »
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There are a few reasons why cutting out or cutting back on meat can help you to lose weight and be healthy. One is that meat, especially beef, is loaded with calories. Hamburger has a high fat content and fat is high in calories, so even a plain hamburger is usually very caloric and fattening. Also, people... Read all »
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Eat Less Fat
Animal fat is very difficult for the body to digest and burn off and it tends to collect around the organs and muscles inside the body, and builds up in the arteries. This causes your heart to work harder to pump blood through your system. Eating less saturated fat such as found in meat and dairy... Read all »
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It's easy to think that when winter rolls around and you cannot simply go outside for a quick jog, then you can head up to the gym to get in a good workout. However, what happens when the roads are so bad that you simply cannot or should not leave the house?
The good news is that you don't need fancy exercise... Read all »
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A good banana and strawberry smoothie uses one cup fresh strawberries, one banana, one cup nonfat yogurt, one tablespoon of raw honey, and one cup of ice. Blend all these ingredients until smooth.
For something sweet, blend six ounces low fat vanilla yogurt, one banana, one cup almond or soy milk, one tablespoon... Read all »
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Dealing with any type of digestive discomfort after overeating usually involves short-term solutions that address indigestion, gas, heartburn, and even nausea. Long-term solutions should address the weight gain you may experience and which is common after the holidays.
Short-term solutions may include... Read all »
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Tone Your Muscles Quickly
When you start shopping for a kettlebell that is easy to use and will tone your muscles, try the Reebok 7.5 kilogram model. This kettle bell is easy to hold and has a comfortable grip for women and men. The weight is a good one for women to start with and as they become more familiar with... Read all »
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Before you give in to that temptation, you need to understand how weight loss pills work, and why they often don’t work at all. Most contain a strong concentration of caffeine and other stimulants which gives you bursts of energy but which is very damaging to your heart and other system. When your heart is forced... Read all »
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Maintaining a healthy eating plan is vital even after you lose weight; this will keep you from gaining that weight back and from possibly gaining even more weight. Once you’ve lost weight, it’s not gone for good. If you return to unhealthy eating plans, you’ll return to an unhealthy weight. Gaining and losing... Read all »
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Scheduling a checkup with your doctor is the easiest and best way to find out your fitness levels. Your insurance coverage may pay for an annual physical, and your doctor can check your blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, and breathing to determine your overall fitness. He or she may... Read all »