Posts Tagged ‘healthy lifestyle’

Exercise: the Best Medicine

The bone-building benefits of exercise…coming to a skeleton near you! When you think of the benefits of exercise, you probably think first of weight loss or heart health. But exercise is good for alleviating any number of health conditions you may be facing, including back pain, anxiety, low libido, and insomnia, to name a few.…

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The Importance of Your Kid’s Breakfast

Your mornings may be hectic, the alarm may not go off, or the kids may not seem hungry first thing after waking up. Whatever your reasons may be, skipping breakfast puts your kids at a distinct disadvantage. And while you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, approximately 40 percent of children…

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Inside the Glycemic Index

How—and if—having a working knowledge of the glycemic index can help you cut the pounds. A classification of carbohydrate foods and their influence on your blood sugar levels, the glycemic index permeates the world of quick-fix diets. From the Zone Diet to Sugar Busters to Nutrisystem, the glycemic index reigns supreme. Originally, diets revolving around…

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Boning Up through Exercise

The bone-building benefits of exercise…coming to a skeleton near you! It’s easy to appreciate strong, toned muscles. You can not only see the difference exercise makes, but feel a difference as well. While you’re admiring your quads, biceps, and abs, you should realize that something else is going on inside your body. While not as…

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F.A.S.T. Stroke Response

Would you recognize a stroke if you saw one? The second-leading causes of death throughout the world, stroke occurs when the blood flow to the brain is blocked or stopped. This happens when a blood clot obstructs blood flow in an artery or when a blood vessel breaks and blood can’t reach the brain. Without…

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Snacking (the Right Way)

Feel full until your next meal with these low-calorie, nutritious snack ideas. It’s only 10 in the morning, your stomach is growling, and you’re feeling sluggish. You’re trying to watch your weight and don’t want to overdo your calorie limit on a measly snack. But you don’t know if you can make it until lunch…

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How to choose the best shoe for your sport

When it comes to workout equipment, you may be surprised that your most important item is not an iPod, digital pedometer, or trendy workout clothes. Top priority is given to what is protecting the bottom of your feet—your shoes. The success of your workout and the health of your legs and feet depend largely on…

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A Starter’s Guide to 5Ks

Be ready for the race. Setting goals is a great way to stay motivated in your exercise routine. When you have something attainable to work towards and you can track your progress, you’ll be challenged and more likely to stick with exercise. Your goal may be to lose a certain number of pounds or to…

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Don’t Drink Your Calories

You’d be amazed at how easily calories can pile up in liquid form. There are many “hidden” calories in your favorite beverages, including those that you may think of as healthful. A tall glass of orange juice has around 200 calories. This may not seem like a lot, but when you convert this to a…

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Debunking the White Food Myth

It may not be all bad after all. White food has recently earned a bad reputation. Much of this may be due to diet programs requiring you to limit the amount of white foods you eat. That’s because white foods are known as processed foods that have been stripped of their nutritional goodness. Often stuffed…

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