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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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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.…
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All You Need To Know About The South Beach Diet

The reason the South Beach Diet has been so successful assisting dieters with weight loss is because of the science behind it. This entire platform is one for healthful eating. When you examine this science, you realize immediately that this diet plan is a logical, healthy method for losing weight. Your body can be at risk if levels of glucose are high in your blood. They create a sluggish metabolism. A lowered metabolism rate will impede weight loss. It is important to understand that when your body is unable to produce insulin used to stabilize high blood glucose levels, then the ensuing diagnosis may be diabetes. Foods with higher numerical values on Glycemic Index trigger high glucose levels.…
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Importance Of Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you should never ever skip it. People who skip breakfast end up getting weak or fat. No matter what you do. never skip this meal of the day. It improves cognitive functioning and helps facilitate the energy needs of the body. It is a long term investment then one need to make for the well being of one self. It reduced obesity  fixes high blood pressure. remove heart disease and diabetes. If you skip breakfast you are most likely to eat sugary and fatty food later to pump up energy which has negative effects. Here is Loren Lockman telling us about the importance of breakfast…