Why Weight Loss Shouldn’t Be Your Main Exercise Goal

Losing weight is definitely a worthy goal of an exercise program, but it shouldn’t be your main goal. You have to burn approximately 3,500 calories per week to lose one pound. That breaks down into a 500-calorie-per-day deficit. So, how can you create that deficit? By focusing on having a healthy lifestyle. Here are three…

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What’s Wrong with Fruit Juice and Smoothies?

In recent years, people have replaced soda with fruit juice and smoothies under the premise they’re a healthier replacement. Soda consumption has dropped globally by 9%, over the last 10 years, but obesity rose during that same time by 15%.   That increase in obesity is said to be caused partially by the increased consumption…

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What Does A Balanced Diet Look Like?

When someone talks about a balanced diet, do you know what they mean? Is there only one diet that is balanced or can there be more? In other words, can your balanced diet differ from someone else’s balanced diet?   Most health professionals agree that a healthy balanced diet is made up of fruits, vegetables,…

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Spiralizing

Spiralizing is the process of making curly pasta-like strands out of vegetables through the use of a small kitchen appliance called a spiralizer. For about $40, you can replace unhealthy pasta, made from white flour or white rice, with healthier “pasta” from a variety of vegetables.   Your favorite entrees, snacks and desserts can all…

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Good Fats Vs. Bad Fats: What You Need to Know

Fats are an interesting subject of nutrition. Many people think that all fat is bad for the body. Not long ago, a popular diet was to avoid all fats – fat-free.   But the truth is the body needs fat in order to survive. Thirty percent of calories consumed each day should come from fat. However,…

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Good Carbs Vs. Bad Carbs: What You Need to Know

Glycemic index (GL) can classify a carbohydrate (carb) as either good or bad. GL is an indicator of how fast your body digests carbs. The higher a GL number, the worse it is for you (in excess).     Foods high on the GL table are referred to as simple carbs. They are high in real sugar and low…

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7 Ideas for Fitting Exercise Into Your Working Day

7 Ideas for Fitting Exercise Into Your Working Day

Keeping fit is as much a mental exercise as it is a physical one. You either find the time in your busy schedule to exercise and stay physically active, or you don’t. You already know the mental and physical benefits that exercise delivers. So why aren’t you scheduling exercise on a regular basis?   Listed…

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4 Ways to Resist Junk Food

Are you a junk-food junkie? It is hard not to be one with a fast-food joint on every corner and TV advertisements for a super-size this or that every 15 minutes. But here are some ways you can use to kick your addiction to unhealthy (and expensive) fast food.     Do you realize how…

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6 Diet Tips to Boost Your Metabolism

Boosting how fast your body burns calories is possible in two ways, either through diet or exercise (or a combination of both). For the purpose of this article we are focusing on some diet tips you can use to “stoke the furnace.”     When dieting, many people think it is a good idea to…

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2 Key Mindful Eating Tips (To Help Prevent Weight Gain)

In a nutshell, mindful eating is maintaining an awareness of what and how much we eat, and taking the time to savor it relatively free of distractions. Rooted in Buddhist teaching, it’s eating based on a physical sign, such as feeling hungry, and not eating based on emotions. Mindless and emotional eating lead to weight…

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