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Archives for May 2015

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3 Types of Face Masks That Can Relieve Stress

by Marnie Bii May 29th, 2015| Mind & Body, Stress
After a long, stressful day, you might just want to sink into a hot bath to relax and put the stress behind you. If you do not have time for a luxurious bath, you can mimic the stress-relieving effects of that rest time using a face mask. The cool,
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3 Gym Accessories for Improved Workout Results

by Marnie Bii May 28th, 2015| Accessories, Gym Bag
When you head into the gym, you have to make the equipment there work for you. Luckily, you can use a few key tools to increase the challenge of your workout without permanently altering the gym equipment. Using tools that increase grip or resistance allows you to maximize your
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Stay Healthy at The Beach

by Sam P. May 27th, 2015| Fitness Expert, Teen

The weather is getting warmer, which means staying fit is even easier now.  Of course you can do normal things, like running outside and whatnot, but there are even better ways to take advantage of the weather.  One of my favorite places to

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Exploring the HCG Diet Plan for Weight Loss

by Marnie Bii May 26th, 2015| Diet Plans, Healthy Eating
The use of HCG hormones for weight loss caught hold when Dr. Oz began discussing this diet method on his television program. HCG hormones are naturally produced during the body during pregnancy. The hormone concentrations gradually increase as the pregnancy progresses before starting to taper off toward the end
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Making the Most of the Sun for Improved Health

by Marnie Bii May 22nd, 2015| Mind & Body
As the sunlight starts to peek out from behind the clouds, many people start to feel a little bit of relief from crushing depressed emotions. If you find the winter blues affect you deeper than what feels normal, you may suffer from seasonal affective disorder, which is depression caused
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5 Water Bottles for Your Next Long Run

by Jessica B. May 21st, 2015| Accessories, Exercise Equipment
Spring is here, and now that I’ve been running for a while, my distances are really starting to add up. The problem is that as temperatures rise, I also need to drink more water. So that means I need to have some helpful system for carrying around water. Running
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Children with Long QT Syndrome and Exercise

by Tom Seman MD FAAP May 20th, 2015| Children's, Fitness Expert
In recent months there have been several studies that have suggested decreasing restrictions for those children who have certain medical conditions.

A recent report looked at children with Long QT Syndrome (LQTS). This is a medical condition whereby there is a change in the electrical activity of the heart that
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Working Cheat Meals Into Your Diet Strategy

by Marnie Bii May 19th, 2015| Diet Strategy, Healthy Eating
A single, well-planned cheat meal can actually support your efforts in maintaining a healthy diet for weight loss or better health. The key is making sure the cheat meal does not extend into a day or longer of eating off plan. When you consume a single meal higher in
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Goals for Staying Inspired

by Kimberly Hays May 15th, 2015| Mind & Body
You hit them gym, go to yoga class, or run three to four days a week, but why? To stay motivated, you need to not only go through the motions, but think about why you work out. Do you want more energy, to lose weight, or just want to
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What Motivates You to Exercise?

by Kimberly Hays May 15th, 2015| Mind & Body
You hit them gym, go to yoga class, or run three to four days a week, but why? To stay motivated, you need to not only go through the motions, but think about why you work out. Do you want more energy, to lose weight, or just want to
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4 Vital Pieces to Wear While Taking Long Hikes

by Marnie Bii May 14th, 2015| Accessories, Exercise Wear
Wearing appropriate clothing items on a long hike will keep you comfortably moving all day without regret about your wardrobe choices. First and foremost, your clothing selections should keep you the right temperature and help you stay dry in all weather conditions. Appropriate clothes also prevent chafing and mitigate
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The Golden Rule

by Joan Jacobsen May 13th, 2015| Fitness Expert, Senior
When we read about the Golden Rule it is basically an ethical or morality code, you all remember this: One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.  The Golden Rule has been around for thousands of years and has been implemented into the society of
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