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8 Ways to Get a Workout on a Busy Schedule

8 Ways to Get a Workout on a Busy Schedule

A healthy lifestyle takes some effort. For many, finding the time to fit in a workout is more of a challenge than finding the will to stick to their exercise plan. Busy work schedules and family obligations often interfere, but there are always opportunities to squeeze in your daily routine. Wake Up Earlier If you

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

Become a freekeh fan

Freekeh (pronounced “free-kah”) is an ancient grain, enjoyed for centuries in countries such as Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt. Now freekeh is gaining popularity in America. Want to join the freekeh fan club? Here’s what you need to know. Freekeh is made from young wheat and has a smoky, nutty flavor and a firm, chewy

The 3-P approach to eating right on a budget

You don’t have to spend a lot of time and money to eat nutritiously if you’re smart about planning, purchasing, and preparing your food. Plan Plan meals and snacks for a week, taking into account how much money you have to spend on food. Make a grocery list. Check for sales and coupons in your

21 ways to eat healthier (and save money, too)

As much as possible, buy in season produce. Examples: asparagus in spring, zucchini in summer, pears in fall, and leafy green’s in winter. Buy only as much fresh produce as you will use within four or so days. After that, the nutritional value decreases. Choose canned or frozen fruits and vegetables when fresh is too

All hail, Kale!

If you’re looking for an alternative to cabbage, you may want to check out its leafy-green cousin, kale. The versatile cruciferous (“kroo-sif-er-us”) vegetable offers a host of health benefits. Eating kale may help reduce risks of certain cancers, such as cancers of the bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate. Steamed kale has also been shown

A simple way to lower sodium in your diet

Choose fresh foods over canned, packaged, or processed foods whenever possible. Nearly three-quarters of the sodium in American diets comes from ingredients and seasonings added to packaged, processed, and restaurant foods, while table salt is responsible for only about 15%. To help prevent high blood pressure and lower your risk for heart disease from high

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