Posts Tagged ‘healthy lifestyle’

Firmer from Head to Foot

Exercises to tone and tighten trouble spots. Everyone on planet Earth has at least one area of his or her body that could be improved. Unfortunately, despite the promise of new gadgets, these trouble spots don’t turn into toned muscle overnight. It takes time and effort to get the look you want. Four of the…

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Stay-Slim Strategies

You’ve reached your weight loss goal. Now for the challenging part. Can you keep the pounds off? You’ve seen it happen to your friends. Maybe it’s even happened to you. Weight is lost, only to be regained again in half the time it took to lose. Most people find it hard to keep their weight…

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Your Triceps, Better

Half a dozen exercises to turn your triceps into something worth admiring. Your body has a lot of muscles. Unfortunately, some can be neglected during your routine. But don’t forget your triceps during strength training. If you do, you may wind up with huge biceps and disproportional arms. Why? Because your triceps (the muscles on…

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Handling Cholesterol the Natural Way

With the right foods, enough exercise, and weight loss, you may avoid the need for cholesterol-lowering medications. As nasty a reputation as it has, cholesterol is actually needed by your body. It helps create new cells, transmit nerves, and produce hormones. But don’t go grab a cholesterol-laden burger just yet. Because your liver produces all…

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Work Your Core…

…without working your core. Spend enough time in a gym, and you see them: the common ab-seeker. They work for hours, days, months, and years at getting the perfect abs. You see them doing sit-ups, crunches, and every inverted and weighted version of these exercises without cease. They sweat and moan and groan, but their…

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Perform Better with Carbs

Why and how carb loading can put you on top of your game. Short for carbohydrate loading, carb loading is a strategy used by endurance athletes to increase the amount of energy stored in the muscles to provide the extra fuel needed to finish a long, arduous workout. These workouts are typically endurance races, but…

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Exercise + High Blood Pressure

= Low Blood Pressure If your blood pressure measures is 140/90 mm/Hg or higher, you have hypertension, a.k.a. high blood pressure. A diagnosis of high blood pressure can be unsettling-and for good reason. High blood pressure increases your risk of stroke, heart disease, and kidney damage. If you’re one of the many people who dislike…

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Overhauling Your Pantry

Time to clean out the junk in your pantry? Here’s how. New Year’s may have come and gone, but it’s never too late to make resolutions when it comes to health and weight loss. So what’s slowing you down? Could it be your kitchen cabinets that are stocked with processed junk food and sugary snacks?…

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The Need for Knee Surgery

What you can expect when your knees need a helping hand. If you suffer from stiff, painful knees; the simplest movements are painful; and no other treatment seems to be helping, it may be time to take the plunge and undergo knee replacement surgery. Most frequently performed on people over the age of 50 who…

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Live Healthy, Be Healthy

Good decisions now make for a bright future tomorrow. Junk food, a sedentary life, smoking, binge drinking, unmanaged stress, and insomnia: ingredients that add up to disease and premature death. You may think you’re missing out on life if you avoid the ingredients above, but the opposite is true. It may sound bland, but healthy…

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