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Sugar and Sugar Substitutes: Make Healthy Choices

Many people try to reduce their sugar intake because they’re trying to control their weight or they've heard about other health problems sugar can cause. Once you start paying attention to your sugar consumption, you may notice that you’re increasing your intake of sugar substitutes instead. Limiting your consumption of sugar and sugar sweeteners can [...]

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Are Superfoods Real?

Lists of superfoods and their health benefits seem to be everywhere, but is the hype true? Can superfoods really make you lose weight and improve your health? These foods really can help, but they’re more effective when your overall diet is good. Learn about what superfoods are, which ones to look for, and whether they’re [...]

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Gain vs. Pain: Warm Up and Cool Down to Avoid Injury

Warming up before exercise and cooling down afterward can be as crucial to your health and fitness as your actual workout. Without proper warm up and cool down, your risk of injury is much higher, and performance during the workout can suffer.While accelerating into workout mode, the body must adjust from its resting rate to [...]

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Plyometrics - Not Just an Athlete's Workout

Tired of doing the same old sluggish workout routine and wondering how you can kick things up a notch? Consider adding plyometrics to your weekly routine for a fun, challenge that will strengthen, tone, and stretch the muscles in your legs and glutes.What is Plyometrics?Simply put plyometrics is a series of exercises are classified as [...]

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Vegetarian Diet: Health and Environmental Benefits

California is in the midst of one of the worst droughts the area has seen in decades. People all over the state are faced with mandatory water rationing. In an effort to do whatever they can to help the state during this difficult time, some people are considering switching to a vegetarian diet.It is believed [...]

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The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Water is the elixir of life. Human beings can live for up to three weeks without food, but no longer than three or four days without water. It is estimated that the body is about 60 percent water, and it is important to replace this vital fluid regularly throughout the day.Water is responsible for regulating [...]

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Meditation: A How To Beginner's Guide

Meditation is one of the best ways to relax and let go of the stresses that come with daily life. Knowing what meditation is and how to do it correctly, though, is very important if you're going to be successful in getting peaceful feelings and stress relief from it.The most common type of meditation takes [...]

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Transform Your Bathroom into a Relaxing Spa

Spas are the perfect place to get in a little 'me time'. Unfortunately, most of us don't want to have to drive to the nearest spa every time we need a little relaxation, not to mention the strain on the ol' bank account. What if you could recreate the spa instead?Many people are doing just [...]

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Which Fats Are Best For You? The Latest Evidence

Arguments about which type of fat is best have been going on for decades. Humans have been eating and cooking with butter and lard for centuries, but concerns about saturated fat have fueled debates about what's best for our health. Margarine and cooking oils have come on the scene more recently, further complicating the discussion.Are [...]

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Workplace Wellness Trends: 5 Ways to Get Healthy at Work

A focus on wellness in the workplace has been a growing trend for several decades now, with employers realizing that the best employee is a healthy, fit and relaxed employee. A 2014 Mercer Workplace survey found that nearly 80 percent of employers that offer a wellness program reported a positive return on investment. Here are [...]

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