Archive for the ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ Category

6 Habits You Seriously Need To Drop To Lose Weight

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

We all have bad habits that hinder our quality of life. When it comes to weight loss, we need to reconsider our habits and eliminate those that keep us from healthier bodies. Our bad habits might relieve us of stress temporarily but in the long run, it is not the best for us. For example, fast food is convenient after a long workday but it adds to our waistlines gradually.

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Here are a few bad habits you must ditch if you want permanent weight loss.

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3 Details You Should Have in Mind Before Starting a Diet

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Now that the warmer months of the year have rolled around, swimsuit season is upon us. For this reason, many of us are already planning to go on a diet so that our summer bodies are ready to embrace everything this time of year has to offer. However, dieting isn’t as simple as you think. In fact, it involves some serious decision making.

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5 Tips That May Help Save Your Relationship from Snoring

Friday, May 25th, 2018

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Some people would describe snoring as the subtle killer of relationships. While your partner may not consider snoring a big deal in the beginning, in the long run, sleeping with a snoring person can damage a good relationship beyond repair. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at this fact.

As you already know, divorce rates have been through the roof last few years. And while this may come as a surprise, research has shown that snoring is actually the 3rd leading cause of divorce in the United States. The matter of the fact is – snoring can lead to anger, resentment, and eventually, divorce. (more…)

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How To Maintain Your Looks As You Age

Friday, May 18th, 2018

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We all want to look good, but the inevitability of aging makes maintaining your looks harder with every passing year. With age come wrinkles, sagging, and a whole host of other things nobody wants to think about. In the absence of a fountain of youth, how do you combat the effects of time on your body? (more…)

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Why is Hydrotherapy Good So Good for You?

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

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Although hydrotherapy may seem like a new buzzword, it has actually been around for thousands of years. Used in a number of different cultures as part of traditional medicinal practices, hydrotherapy is incredibly beneficial for our overall health and wellbeing. Want to know more and how you can take advantage of the many benefits this practice offers?  (more…)

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Can Chiropractic Help You Relieve Stress?

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Many people don’t consider going to the chiropractor unless they’ve got a neck or back pain. But this type of treatment can do so much more than relieving the acute or chronic pains. Even though its focus is on spine manipulation since this is a holistic approach, it means that everything in our body is connected, so treating one area can actually benefit some other.

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As you’re guessing, the answer to the question from the title is you bet. Now you may be wondering how and why, so here are a few brief explanations on how chiropractic actually works to relieve stress and why you should go and see a certified chiropractor if you’re combating stress and can’t find a truly effective way to reduce it. (more…)

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How to Choose Sunscreen for Maximum Protection

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

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Summer is nearly here and it has come to my attention that you are probably not using sunscreen, even when you plan to be outside in the sun for more than 4 hours. Not smart.

Here are some frightening sunscreen facts:

  • 31% of you are not using sunscreen, even if you are going to be outside for more than 4 hours
  • 27% of men wear sunscreen
  • 27% of parents with kids under 12 say they never or only sometimes put sunscreen on their kids
  • 14% of parents never put cream on their kids even if they will be outside for more than 4 hours.

I find most of those numbers unfortunate and disturbing, especially when kids are involved.

Exposure to the sun can cause age spots, sunburns, wrinkles, and contributes to skin cancer.

You and your kids should be wearing sunscreen on the face and all other exposed areas of the skin, each and every day of the summer.

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Lesser Known Benefits of Weight Lifting

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Crossfit girlWeightlifting requires an exceptional amount of motivation, endurance, and discipline. Pushing through the pain and sweat requires a lot of mental strength in addition to physical strength. As such, the things you learn by lifting weights can be translated into other important areas of your life. Think about creating and sticking to a budget or even writing your first novel (the best stories come from personal experiences after all). Having the discipline, endurance, and strength it takes to train your body and mind are invaluable skills you can implement into your daily life.

Here are a few lesser-known ways weightlifting can benefit your life:
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Ideas for Balancing Your Workout via Flexibility & Mind-Body Exercises

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

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Weight lifters often put themselves at risk of injury by overdoing extreme sets. Likewise, runners are more prone to injury if they are constantly pounding the pavement but fail to strength train and build lean muscle mass.

We all have different ideas on what constitutes a fun form of fitness. We’re dedicated to what we find most enjoyable, but without finding a good balance and functional fitness, it can all fall apart.

 

So, what is your workout routine missing? Here are a few suggestions for balancing your workout more naturally by paying attention to flexibility … of the body AND mind.
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Top Advice For Quality Massage Experience

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

The purpose of having a body massage is to help a person relax, calm his body and mind. It is important that the massage room is comfortable and clean or else it can make one very unhappy. Creating the right environment and temperature in the new massage room plays a significant role in providing a ‘more than just expected massage.’

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The massage therapist knows how to put pressure on the correct pressure points of the body. This helps in releasing all the tension in the muscles, nerves and calms the person. People go to a massage parlor with the expectation of feeling better and therefore it is necessary for the massage therapist to help the customer heal their body and mind.

Here is a some advise that you can keep in consideration before entering a massage therapy center: (more…)

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10 Effective Solutions for IBS

Monday, February 12th, 2018

probiotics healthy gut guideMany people in the United States experience digestive troubles, specifically irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Common symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or bouts of both. Most people can relieve symptoms on their own but in a few cases, the symptoms are severe.

Stomach pain should always be brought to the attention of your doctor, especially if recurring. Strong abdominal pain could be an indicator of a serious problem so needs to have medical attention.  For less serious pains or a diagnosed condition of IBS, there are several remedies you can use yourself to ease painful symptoms. (more…)

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Tips For Quitting Smoking

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Healthy CoupleIt’s hard to move forward on your path to getting Swole when you get trapped by unhealthy lifestyle habits. Quitting smoking is a big step, but many have done it before and many more will do it after. So, here are some tips to ensure you’re the next one to kick the habit.

    1.   Set Goals
      Set your time and date to quit; you are going to naturally quit smoking so until then you want to continue smoking as usual.Set your time and date to stop and then keep smoking as usual up until that time. Don’t try cutting down before then, all that does it make cigarettes appears to be more valuable than less valuable.

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Beginner’s Guide to Working Out

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

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Everyone desires to be healthy. One way of making sure it happens is by exercising regularly. Once you begin exercising, you’ll start to not only feel healthier but also enjoy the benefits of working out.

Of great importance to note is that sticking to your exercise routine takes plenty of determination and discipline. Are you considering starting to work out? Are you clueless on where to start? Might you be wondering how often you need to exercise or which strategies to employ to get positive results etc? Well, this primer will guide you on everything you need to know about starting a workout routine. (more…)

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4 Reasons Why Vaping is Better for Your Health Compared to Smoking

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

More people are now preferring to smoke e-cigarettes as opposed to the traditional cigarettes. This is so because traditional cigarettes are known to have negative effects on oral health. The tobacco in the cigarettes is known to affect the teeth as well as gums. It reduces the ability of a person to smell or taste foods, causes stains on the teeth and results in gum disease.

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Smoking of tobacco has also been associated with high cases of oral cancer. With the introduction of vaporizer pens, many questions abound on the safety of vaping and its effect on oral health. Below are ways that vaping seems to be better than smoking in terms of its impact on oral health:

 

  • The chances of having stained teeth are lower with vaping

 

Smoking causes teeth to get yellow staining particularly from the tar and nicotine that is present in tobacco. The staining does affect the tooth enamel despite the fact that it has an extremely hard enamel. Though the teeth enamel is really hard, it has tiny pores. The tar from tobacco sticks in these small holes and build up. After some time to tar and nicotine build up on the enamel, the teeth become discolored, becoming brownish or yellowish in color.

If a person smokes heavily for years, the staining becomes nearly impossible to remove. Vaping usually does not result to teeth staining. Unlike traditional cigarettes, the e-liquid contained in vape pens only gets heated as opposed to getting burned. As a result, they do not produce the kind of brown sticky tar that is common with smoking traditional cigarettes. This means with vaping, there are lower chances of ending up with stained teeth, which is some great news.

 

  • Vaping does not result in bad breath

 

It is common knowledge that people who smoke traditional cigarettes end up having bad breath. This is because the chemicals and particles found in tobacco remain in their mouths as well as lungs longer. Also, the hot gas that smokers inhale during smoking causes their mouths to dry up. This creates a conducive environment for oral bacteria called halitosis to reproduce.

On the other hand, vaping does not produce any particulates. This means that is does not result in bad breath. Though it does cause dryness of the mouth and does produce hot gases, people who opt for vaping are able to mitigate these problems by staying hydrated.

 

  • Vaping lowers the risk of developing gum disease

 

Gum disease is a serious ailment and smokers are at high risk of developing it. This is because smoking tobacco weakens the immune system which reduces the ability of their bodies to fight infections. For people who smoke, the accumulation of calculus on the base of their teeth provides a conducive environment for bacteria to breed. This results to the spread of bacteria which cause gum disease, commonly known as periodontal. Once this happens, gum tissues take a long time to recover, which slows down the body’s ability to heal itself. When done responsibly, vaping e-cigarettes does not damage tissues nor does it reduce the process of regenerating gum tissues because calculus does not accumulate on the base of teeth. This reduces the risk of developing gum disease.

 

  • The risk of developing mouth cancer is lower

 

Though it is not yet clear whether vaporizing can result in mouth cancer, it is a fact that most of the chemicals found in traditional cigarettes are not present in vaporizers. It is almost certain that vaping will at least lessen the risk of developing mouth cancer compared to smoking. Smoking traditional cigarettes causes damage to DNA including the main genes that are responsible for providing protection against cancer. More than 70 chemicals that are found in cigarettes worsen the situation.

For instance, a chemical known as chromium causes poisons to hold strongly on DNA, which increases chances of severe damage. With majority of these chemicals being absent from e-cigarettes, there is a significant reduction in the damage to a person’s DNA. The chemical levels have been found to be so low to the extent that UK’s Public Health estimates the safety of e-cigars to be up to 95% compared to traditional cigarettes.

Conclusion

Typically, vaping exposes users to significantly lower amounts of nicotine than persons who smoke ordinary cigarettes. This reduces their risk of developing oral problems. While actual scientific details on the effect of vaping are not yet available, it is a fact that in terms of, bad breath, staining teeth and gum disease, vaping is much better than smoking ordinary cigarettes.

Even so, it is not 100% safe and vapors need to be vigilant in detecting oral problems through frequent screening and always being considerate of the quantity of nicotine they ingest at all times. Efforts should be redirected to maintaining good oral hygiene, flossing daily and brushing teeth on a regular basis. While vaping may not be considered the best option, for those who are trying to quit smoking so they can take good care of their bodies, it is a step that brings them closer to their goal.

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What is the General Motors Diet and Why Does it Work?

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

GM Diet – The Quickest Way to Reduce 3-5 kgs in a Week

Everyone these days are trying to lose weight, for health reasons or just to look good, and trying every trick in the book to lose those stubborn kilos. But most people give up midway as they are unable to get the desired results within the stipulated time frame? But what if you get to know about a diet plan which can help you lose 3-5 kgs in 7 days. Would you believe that?

I know most of you would regard me with skepticism, “are you taking us for a ride?” Not really, the General motors diet or the GM diet can help you lose weight within 7 days. Okay, even if it is not your ideal weight, at least closer to your ideal weight.

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The General Motors diet broke into the diet horizon in the year 1985, taking the nutritional world by storm.  Conceptualised by the General Motors with the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture, who worked in tandem to create a diet for its employees.

This was chiefly designed to make their workers sprightlier and definitely healthier so that they can devote 100% to their work. Well, the diet worked and how! Most workers reported a loss of 10-17 pounds in a week. The diet is very easy to follow, as it hardly has any complicated foodstuffs to procure or make great demands to your existing lifestyle. So does the diet work for you?

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The 6 Best Breakfast Ideas to Help with Weight Loss

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Good morning! It is time to start your day, and breakfast comes in handy in giving you the energy to get you going. Eating the right breakfast will not only ensure that you jump-start your metabolism but also trigger your body to burn fat for improved weight loss.

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Are you interested in losing weight, but do not know how you can shed an extra pound through your breakfast? Well, there are viable ideas that if incorporated into your morning meals can cause significant changes in your weight.

 

This article samples the top 6 breakfast ideas for weight loss. Enjoy! (more…)

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8 Ways to Stay on Your Diet and Ditch Junk Food

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

So when the cravings hit you forget all about diet and fitness and start relishing whatever is on the table? Suddenly, New Year Resolution fades into oblivion and after a gourmet meal, you feel of indulging in your guilty pleasures? This is a dilemma of every person with little on the heavier side and their struggle to reach their ideal weight goes down the memory lane with every bite of glazed doughnut.Stop Eating Fast Food

So here we bring smart hacks that will help you stick to your diet and break up with junk food at least for some time:

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Importance of Quality Sleep for Athletes

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Fatigue makes cowards of us all

A lot of people are sleep deprived… Everything from last minute travel to anxiety prevents people from getting a good night’s rest on a regular occasion. While sleep deprivation is nothing uncommon, you’d be surprised to know just how many people don’t get enough sleep…

Last year, Pegasus Capital Advisors teamed up with ResMed and Dr. Oz to from SleepScore Labs, an organization that aims to enables us to understand our sleep and deliver the first clinically proven standard for measuring sleep in our homes.

Back in January, they organization conducted the largest sleep study in the history of the United States, which looked at sleep information from more than 20,000 people and a collective 1.5 million nights’ worth of sleep. And they discovered that sleep is chronically neglected by most Americans.

Just check this out – according to data from the study, almost 80% of US citizens aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep each night. Moreover, men in the US average only 5 hours and 45 minutes of sleep each night, while women are slightly better, with 6 hours and 9 minutes. (more…)

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Work Out or Work In?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Squeezing a workout into a busy day can be near impossible, but whether because we need the reliable rush of endorphins or because our resolve cannot be challenged, we end up fitting it in there. Despite all the days where we don’t feel 100 percent, completing a grueling workout can turn around our mood for the better. As fitness becomes a habit and a lifestyle, the question shifts from “Will I work out?” to “How will I work out?”

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Now, designing a routine takes a lot of research and effort, but if you’re not careful, you’ll overlook a very important step. Before you can maximize your workout, you have to know what equipment is available to you, and before you know what equipment is available to you, you need to know where you’re working out. Ultimately, your choices are an outside gym or creating one in your own home.

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3 Important Reasons Why Plastics Can Kill Your Testosterone

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The hidden endocrine disruptors found in plastics

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2011 was a momentous year for global awareness in terms of the harmful effects of plastic on human health. Following a number of reports from national health and safety agencies, the European Commission outright banned the use of BPA in the manufacture of bottles intended for baby feeding. The evidence for the harmfulness of this substance, particularly in infants, became simply indisputable. Not one year passed and the U.S. also took major steps towards the elimination of BPA. We’ve been using plastic materials for selling and storing our food for quite some time now, which makes the legal action all the more worrisome. It begs the question: just how did we get to a place where we have to ban manufacturers from using toxic substances in their products?

Bisphenol A (or BPA, for short) is a compound widely used in the production of resins and plastic materials. It’s been around ever since the 1950s and, granted, it is a blessing for construction. In terms of chemical importance, BPA is vital to obtaining hard, yet flexible polycarbonate plastic products. In terms of human consumption, however, its effects range from slightly detrimental to outright poisonous, especially in young children and elderly individuals. BPA’s impact on human hormones can yield anything from diabetes, developmental issues, heart disease, genital abnormalities, obesity and, unsurprisingly, infertility.
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