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Fasting

Fasting for Health: An Evolving Topic

Fasting for Health: An Evolving Topic

For millennia, fasting has had a strictly religious association, as faith practitioners have used the sacrifice of food and drink as a form of worship. In healthcare, doctors and surgeons have often recommended that patients fast to avoid inaccurate diagnostic test readings and potential procedural complications. Yet only recently has fasting begun to be viewed

Healthy Breakfast

Does Eating Breakfast Before a Workout Boost Weight Loss

When it comes to maximizing a workout routine intended to boost weight loss, it can be awfully difficult to separate fact from fiction. Determining which recommendations are going to work best for your body and your goals can also be tricky. One of the most frequently asked questions about maximizing weight loss fitness efforts has

workout regiment

Choosing the Right Workout Regiment for your Body and Lifestyle

It is no mystery that regular exercise is an important aspect of healthy living. The benefits of exercise are endless—lower blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol, stronger heart, stronger muscles, healthier lungs, and better psychological/emotional health, to name a few. Once you have decided to begin an exercise routine into your life, the next step is

The Average American Diet Plan Unmasked

A 2011 Consumer Reports survey asked over 3000 subscribers about their dieting habits, successes and failures. While many of the survey results are unlikely to surprise anyone who has considered losing weight, others might be unexpectedly helpful. Regardless of whether a prospective dieter finds America’s dieting practices astounding or obvious, merely knowing they are not

Overweight Diet Beverage Drinkers Should Watch Food Intake

Over the past few decades, soft drink companies have released more and more sugar-free or low-calorie products. Demand for diet beverages continues to climb, leading some researches to wonder whether drinking the diet soft drinks rather that the full-sugar versions make a difference in the waist-line of American consumers. Researchers recently published a study in

Habits That Could Be Hurting Your Diet

If you have tried every diet in the book and are still struggling to lose those pounds, you may want to look at the company you keep. According to researchers in England, people that are actively dieting are more likely to cheat when they are hanging around friends and colleagues that are not dieting. Apparently,

The Long Term Effects of Head Blows

Pushing the body’s natural limits and exploring the boundaries of endurance and performance are part of what makes combat sports like boxing so engaging. However, these sports can have some distinctive effects on the human body, especially the head, neck, and brain. Boxers and others engaging in combat sports should be familiar with these health

Top Ten Low-Carb Veggies

When you start a diet, you might wonder which low-carb veggies are the best. We know that carbohydrates, in moderation, play a pivotal role in maintaining a balanced diet by providing your body with energy. However, you want to be conscious about your carb consumption in order to lose weight. For that reason, it is

Hula Hoop Fitness

Hula hoops are not just for kids any more Invented in the 1950s, hula hoops have evolved from a fad to a fitness alternative.   According to Fabio Comana, exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise, “hooping” improves flexibility and balance and can strengthen core muscles. It can also burn about 158 calories in

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