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Fitness and Your Life

Fitness positively affects every area of our life. No matter how you fit your favorite activity into your daily schedule, it will benefit you. From hardcore workouts to walks or cardio, you will improve parts of your life that you didn’t even realize were lacking. You may not notice that you are easily out of breath or that you feel stiff. Sometimes, we don’t understand how bad we feel until we begin to move and exercise. Here are just some of the ways fitness affects your life: Relief of stress : This is a big deal, no matter who you are. Overworked business people or moms with a hectic schedule, we all need to relieve that pressure.…
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Do We Have a Healthy Lifestyle?

Americans are bombarded with statistics and studies about how healthy we are, almost daily. The news is often depressing as the numbers indicate how unhealthy our lifestyles have become. Even with cutting edge medicine and technology to help us, we seem to consistently make a poor showing. However, with knowledge comes power so a careful look at the numbers could help us improve. As of 2008, less than 3% of Americans qualified as leading a healthy lifestyle. First of all, we need a working definition of what an actual “healthy lifestyle” is. An author from the Mayo Clinic defined a healthy lifestyle in four requirements: At least 150 minutes of vigorous or moderate exercise per week A Healthy Eating Index scores at least in the 40% range Body fat percentage of 20% or less for men; 30% for women No smoking In a recent study, the United States came in the last place for affluent countries health status.…
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Easy Healthy Eating Habits for Busy Lives

Modern life can be so busy and hectic that it feels impossible to maintain strong habits for healthy eating. That quick snack instead of a proper meal, that overpriced and overdressed coffee that feels like the only thing that gets you through the morning, and those late night cravings for a simple moment of junk food pleasure while you manage to relax for an hour before bed. These are all perfectly reasonable eating habits resulting from the stress of modern life, and they are also what is causing skyrocketing rates of obesity. To top all of this off, there isn’t a lot of good and easy to use information out there about the ways to develop and maintain healthy eating habits.…
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Healthy Eating For a Healthy Life

Let’s face it – Food is enjoyable. At the same time, food is one of the largest contributors to poor health and low quality of life. The two, however, can go in hand. Eating healthy leads to a better lifestyle and an overall more positive outlook. This is easier said than done, however, as we live in a fast food world. As many people are constantly on the go, dashing from place to place, eating healthy has become increasingly difficult. Beyond these reasons, healthy eating tends to be more expensive on the whole, and the food is less accessible. Many supermarkets have even relegated health food items to the back aisles or bottom rows.…
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How Healthy Eating Can Affect Your Physical, Mental and Social Well-Being

You’re Health and Happiness Is All Connected Food is what gives you the power to live your life. It provides the fuel that all your bodily processes need so that you can move, think and live. There is nothing in your life that is not affected by your health and diet. If you get your daily fuel for your body from fast foods, processed foods, fat and calorie dense foods, and sugars, then this will affect how you feel, the kind of person you are and how you spend your time pursuing your emotional happiness and well-being. The food you eat has an enormous impact on all aspects of your life, so it is important to make healthy eating choices that will empower you to make the most of your life.…
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How Simple and Easy to Make Food Can Be Healthy and Simple At the Same Time

The hustle and bustle of modern life can make it feel like it is impossible to find the time to eat healthy. However, it actually does not take a lot of time and effort to ensure that you maintain a healthy diet. With a few simple tricks and hints, it is possible to make food that is healthy, fast and even cheap, all at the same time. The key to simple, healthy and low-cost meals is to prepare most of your own food, which will be much healthier and cheaper than buying convenience food or eating out. It does involve a little more work, but that does not mean that it still cannot be fast and convenient.…
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Tricks to Feeling Full and Eating Less

Are you one of the many dieters struggling to eat less and lose the weight? The mind can play a powerful role in weight loss as we use “tricks” to make us feel full. Here are some of the easiest tips for feeling full eating less: Switch hands: This is so simple; we may discount it, but many researchers say if you are right handed and switch to your left to eat- your mind will struggle to adjust, and you will eat less. As you work to get the food to your mouth with the “wrong” hand, you will be forced to slow down your eating. This helps you to be more “mindful” of what you eat and ultimately assist you to consume fewer calories.…