Category Archives: Health

Body Fat Percentage

Body Fat Percentage

Why Should You Care?

You might have heard bodybuilders, or other fitness "enthusiasts" who seem to be obsessed with muscles and bulking up, talking about body fat percentage. The lower the body fat percentage, the greater the bragging rights and the more respect garnered in the weightlifting world. These peculiarities, mostly associated with bodybuilding, are often lost on the average person. However, that doesn't mean that body fat percentage is unimportant, even if you’re just starting your fitness journey.

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The Early Risers

The Early Risers

Who Are They and Why Do They Do It?

What's so great about waking up early? There's a lot of truth to the old cliché, “the early bird gets the worm.” Even if you're the kind of person who is loathe to give up even five extra minutes of sleep, you may want to keep reading. If you can get over the mental block against waking up early, you can cultivate a habit that can help you achieve your goals (fitness or otherwise) and help you become happier, healthier, and calmer.

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No Exercise Equipment

No Exercise Equipment

Staying in Shape Without Expensive Exercise Equipment

An issue for many is fitting exercise into a busy schedule. The good news is that you can always find a way to fit exercise into your daily routine, and you don’t need to invest in expensive equipment or a gym membership to get in shape, as there are plenty of ways to get the workout you need – no exercise equipment needed.

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Choosing Healthy Snacks

Choosing Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks to Stay Full and Energized All Day

Healthy snacks. Exactly what does that mean? Most nutritionists and scientists agree that eating smaller quantities multiple times a day is far healthier than eating three large meals. Small, frequent meals provide more energy, get digested better and keep our metabolism more active. Snacking is a perfect way to eat in small quantities with greater frequency. But the key to proper snacking is healthy snacking.

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Quick Workouts

Quick Workouts

Workouts You Can Do Anywhere, Anytime

Sometimes, getting to the gym or doing your normal fitness routine at home is just not possible. Perhaps you’re traveling, stuck in an unfamiliar place, not at home, or you’re simply in a rush. Whatever the reason, circumstances shouldn’t determine whether or not you get in your daily exercise. There are plenty of easy, uncomplicated exercises for effective, quick workouts you can do anywhere.

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions in 2022

Internet memes notwithstanding, for most of us the beginning of each new year brings a new set of goals that we "resolve" to reach. We write down resolutions, work at them excitedly for a week or two, or three, and then – we let them fall by the wayside. Something happens, like a vacation, an off weekend, or a cold. We skip a day or two of our fitness routine and before we know it, our New Year’s resolutions have gone out the window.

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Clean Eating – Part 6

Clean Eating – Part 6

Why Is Eating Clean Worth The Lifestyle Change?

In the sixth and final installment of our series, we're going to discuss why we think you should find clean eating worth changing your lifestyle. You can very likely reduce your family's medical expenses by transitioning to a clean diet.

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Clean Eating – Part 5

Clean Eating – Part 5

Bringing The Spice

If you've been eating fast food for years, switching to clean eating may be a tough slog. Adding a spicy touch to your meals can help make the move easier. Adding herbs and spices can also make clean eating a pleasurable experience. Besides adding a welcome blast of flavor to a meal, herbs and spices can also deliver some healthy nutrients you need.

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Clean Eating – Part 4

Clean Eating – Part 4

Cooking Tips for Clean Eating

We're now at part four of our series on clean eating. In parts one, two and three, we explained the basics of what constitutes clean eating, gave you some simple guidelines to help you get started, and offered tips to help improve your food shopping routine. Today, we're moving on to cooking tips that should help you move closer to your goal of eating a clean diet.

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Clean Eating – Part 3

Clean Eating – Part 3

Shopping Tips for Clean Eating

In parts one and two of this series, we explained the basics of what constitutes "clean eating" and covered some simple guidelines to help you get started in that direction. Clean eating requires some changes in your food shopping habits. In this post we're going to offer a few shopping tips that should make your search for the right foods a little less daunting, a lot more healthful, and maybe even a little bit fun.

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