Posts by madcap

The Danger of Fast Food

Some of the hidden and not-so-hidden dangers of fast food. Fast food is fast, easy, and relatively cheap. But you probably know it’s not the best for your family. Well, you’re right. In fact, fast food is some of the worst stuff you can feed your spouse and kids – especially if it’s on a…

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Kissing (or Kicking) Unwanted Pounds Goodbye

Got some extra pounds hanging around? With the right steps, you can get rid of them and get on with a thinner, fitter life. Pounds, pounds, go away, come again another day! If only losing weight were as easy as singing this simple rhyme over and over. Though shedding unwanted pounds is a good deal…

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Banish Flabby Arms

Think it’s impossible to turn your saggy underarms into sleek, toned arms? Time to change your thinking and tone up your triceps! Do you dread wearing sleeveless evening gowns? Wish your swimsuit covered your arms down to your elbow? Fear waving to family and friends when they’re leaving town? Then it’s time for you to…

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Losing your Love Handles

Because as you know, they’re not nearly as cute as their name implies They sit naturally on your hips and turn your otherwise picture-perfect physique into something of a pear. So what can you do to kick those love handles to the curve? You may be surprised to learn that all it takes is a…

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Lies You Believe about Exercise

The truth will set you free…to exercise better! Everyone falls prey to lies and myths on occasion. But if you buy into one of these and your exercise routine is affected by it, you could be in a world of danger. What lies may be affecting your ability to work out safely and with maximum…

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Protect Your Back

A few easy steps to ensure your back’s good health when you’re in the gym. You’re having an amazing workout, when suddenly everything stops. A stinging sensation moves from your leg all the way up your back, sending paralyzing pain through your body. Could the pain have been prevented? Probably. Here are two tips to…

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Fitness with your Dog

How you can have fun with man’s best friend and get a workout in the process. He loves you unconditionally, always has an open ear when you need to talk, and welcomes you with open paws when you need a hug. Now, you can have an even tighter bond with your dog, as you and…

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Eating for Smarter Brains

An insider’s guide to the most potent brain foods available at your local supermarket. Learning and growing smarter and more aware isn’t always easy. It takes hard work, studying the latest findings of whatever piques your interest, and a third ingredient that makes the other two possible: food. But if you think all food is…

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The Cold Truth about Coffee

Every other day, a new study hits the coffee-drinking world by storm. “New benefits found for coffee drinkers.” “Coffee may cause problems later in life.” “Coffee boasts healing properties.” “Coffee may cause harm.” If you’ve found yourself jumping on and off and back on the coffee bandwagon, you can finally settle down. Well, maybe. It’s…

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What Makes Us Overeat?

It’s the downfall of every diet you try. You’re eating the right foods, you’re exercising, but…you’re overeating. Each time you reach for a serving of apple pie, that second chicken cutlet, or another slice of pizza, you’re not thinking about how it might wreak havoc with your diet plans. But afterwards, you’ll regret it and…

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