Posts by madcap

Perk Up with Caffeine

The perky, on-task benefits of the often-criminalized caffeine. It’s in some of your favorite drinks. And while it may keep you up at night, you feel the benefits of ingesting caffeine far outweigh the downsides. So what exactly are the benefits of caffeine? Let us count the ways. One, One Thousand… It gives your memory…

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How to Avoid Pulling a Hammy

Steps you can take today to protect your hamstrings tomorrow. Located on the back of your thighs, your hamstrings are a group of muscles that are key to your ability to take off running from a standstill. They also make it possible for you to perform the less strenuous task of walking. If you’re not…

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Keeping Your Hot-Weather Workouts Safe

How to handle working out in the great outdoors when the temperature is high. As the temperature outside begins to rise, so does your desire to get out of the gym and do a little exercising on the outside. But if you’re not careful, you could wind up suffering all sorts of heat-related health issues.…

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Should You Use a Weight Belt?

Tightening your understanding of when and why to use a weight belt. They look like something given to professional wrestlers after winning a big match. Made of leather and unable to fit through the loops on any pair of pants you own, weight belts have long been found in gyms across the world. But if…

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Healthiest Ice Creams

Yes, this will soon become your favorite topic for discussion. Nothing beats the cold, creamy deliciousness of ice cream. It can turn a dark, cloudy day into a bright and cheery afternoon. Make the dullest of events something to be cherished. Turn enemies into fast friends. So why does it have such a bad rap?…

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Diet over the Edge

How to recognize when your diet has gone too far. Losing weight is no easy task. In fact, if you’re going to lose weight, you have to be exceptionally dedicated, not allowing anything to get in your way. However, your desire to trim up can occasionally come at a price. Sometimes your dieting can become…

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4 Steps to Safe Summer Picnics

Did you know that foodborne illnesses increase in the summer months? Read on to find out why and how you can prevent it from affecting you and your family. The Unites States Department of Agriculture suggests that there may be two reasons why foodborne illness (also called food poisoning) increases in the warmer months. First,…

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Dance as Exercise

It may just be creative movement to you, but to your body, dancing is a great workout. When you take to the dance floor, you transform into a machine. Nothing matters except the next move, and every one is made with the ultimate precision. Or maybe your dancing style looks more like someone suffering a…

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Pump Up Your Brain

Six exercises that will get your grey matter working harder, smarter, and stronger. You eat the right foods, spend an hour of every day in the gym, and get plenty of sleep. But if you’re not working out your brain, you’re leaving a big gap in your overall strength. If you want to beef up…

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Kissing Gluten Goodbye

For people with celiac disease, this happens every day. It has a funny name and is fairly rare. As a result, most people don’t understand celiac disease. Want to be one of the educated folks who understand this difficult disease? Read on for a crash course. Something Like an Allergy When someone has celiac disease,…

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