Heart Smart
Apr25

Heart Smart

Heart Smart “Heart Smart” guidelines; Given the heart’s many essential functions, it seems wise to take care of it. Yet heart disease has risen steadily over the last century, especially in developed countries, due largely to improper diet and poor lifestyle choices . Heart disease has become the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming almost 700,000 lives a year. Worldwide, 7.2 million people die...

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Summer’s Bounty
Apr25

Summer’s Bounty

Summer’s Bounty Power Fruits and Veggies Summer is right around the corner, hopefully you are lucky enough to have a local co-op or farmer’s market close by to load up on the summer’s bounty.  Fresh fruits and vegetables are low-calorie and packed with healthy nutrients and flavor. Tomatoes- are loaded with potassium, vitamin A, C and Biotin and are widely known as an outstanding antioxidant. The smaller…the...

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Boost Your Metabolism
Apr24

Boost Your Metabolism

Boost Your Metabolism Any diet you decide on should also include an exercise regimen. Most people fail in their diets because they focus only on changing their eating habits. They only worry over how many calories they consume with each meal. The optimal way to lose weight is to combine your diet of choice with a regular exercise program. Exercise raises your metabolism, which is essential to weight loss.  A higher metabolism allows...

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Weight Loss Myths
Apr23

Weight Loss Myths

Weight Loss Myths What can be worse than following those tedious exercise regimes and suddenly someone tells you’ve been doing it all wrong? Yes, before that bubble pops , here’s an eye opener. Don’t believe it, there’s a slice of lie and cheating in every otherwise perfect weight loss cake!  So let’s take a glance at all those weight loss myths and misconceptions we have been living with:   Weight Loss Myth # 1 Starve to stay...

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Exercise Benefits
Apr23

Exercise Benefits

Exercise Benefits The Benefits of Exercise Most of us know that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle; But exactly what are the benefits of exercise and how much daily exercise do we need? Do you think you know? Take this pop quiz to test your knowledge: 1. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), regular physical activity provides which of the following health benefits?     A. Reduces your risk of...

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