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Why You Should Always Consult Your Doctor Before Changing Your Exercise Regimen 0


yoga-frogBy now we’re all familiar with the fine print message “consult your doctor” that’s connected to just about every supplement and exercise regimen out there. The problem is, it’s so common now that many of us just tend to ignore the advice. It’s seen as unimportant, maybe because it’s so common now that it produces a feeling of dismissal in people who read it.  The truth is though that those who don’t consult their doctor before any serious exercise change could be making a serious gamble with their health. Here are a few reasons why. continue reading »

Apps To Help You Lose Weight 2


lose weightWith all the research that is out there, we know that being at a healthy weight and exercising is the best course for our future. Living a healthy lifestyle can greatly reduce our risk of heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers. With its many health benefits, plus added energy and a more pleasing look, it is no wonder the weight loss industry continues to thrive with business. If you are starting your weight loss journey and feel you need an extra push to help you along the way – it does not mean you need to shell out the big bucks for a nutritionist or trainer. In fact, you probably have everything you need at the tips of your fingers – that is right; your smartphone can provide you with a wealth of information through a number of different weight loss applications. So do not delay, check out these amazing apps that can help you focus even more on being the best you can by getting into the best shape of your life!  continue reading »

The Many Benefits of Red Wine 1


There are a lot of different types of wine available today but the one that is most popular is the red wine. Red wine is made by fermenting different types of grapes, which is known to have a lot of health benefits.

As early as 3150 BC, red wine has been used to cure infectious wounds and fever. After many research, experts believed that if taken in moderation (five ounces for women and ten ounces for men), it could provide a number of health benefits like: continue reading »

5 Lesser Known Communities That Can Help You with Your Exercise and Fitness Goals 5


Internet is becoming an integral part of our daily lives, especially the social networks. The big wigs like Facebook are witnessing a nonstop growth in their user base while the new ones continue to take the World Wide Web by storm. But with the growth, more and more people are seen voicing their disapproval for these networks. Reason? Because a vast majority of these networks hardly serve any real purposes, except allowing people to keep a tab on their friends and family members, or simply sharing random stuff with each other.

But that’s because most of these critics are not aware of the online communities made with a focus, for example the support groups and fitness communities focusing on people looking to lose some weight and stay fit. Once you become a part of these communities, you will be getting a lot of advice, motivation, and inspiration to break the shackles and reach your goals sooner than later. Following is a list of five communities buzzing with the fitness enthusiasts that will help you meet your weight loss targets. continue reading »

Weight Loss is a Happy Adventure 8


Have you noticed how a TV host specializing in sweets, cakes and all those sinful chocolate preparations looks vibrant, youthful and in perfect shape, even though she is reportedly in her early fifties? Contrarily, another host of the same age who talks about diet, nutrition, health on the television seems to have aged too soon.

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Facebooking Your Way to Better Health 7


We all waste time on Facebook every day; what if all that status updating and profile reading could result in better health? If you’re trying to get back in shape, Facebook might be able to help you! Here are a few ways to make this social network work into your fitness plan: continue reading »

Top 5 Medical Breakthroughs in 2011 3


Medical knowledge has continued to proceed on an exponential path since the scientific method came into widespread use. Nowhere else has scientific research been focused so intensely as to the pursuit of human health.

As such, every year brings about newfound breakthroughs in the field of medicine. Here is a sampling of 2011’s most popular and interesting advances in medicine.

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Learn The Strength Training Secrets From The Soviets 16


For many years Russian athletes dominated strength related events, using a carefully concealed secret tool.  This tool is the Kettlebell or girya. Made of cast iron, the kettlebell looks like “a cannonball with a handle.” continue reading »

Goodbye Food Pyramid, Hello MyPlate 2


The United States Department of Agriculture, in an effort to combat the epidemic of obesity putting a strain on the American health care system, has retracted its traditional Food Pyramid in favor of a new suggestion of healthy meals, called MyPlate. continue reading »

Report Card: An “O” For Obese Since School Recess Has Subsided 0


As I grow older, I find myself reflecting more and more on the long hours I spent at school, as the days began and ended with sun-filled recesses with the sounds of laughing and screaming children.

Of course now I am older, and understand recess wasn’t so much about giving the kids a chance to be kids, but that recess was a critical part of any child’s development, allowing children to create, socialize, and spend large amounts of energy. continue reading »

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