Diet Exercise 

7 Surprising Foods that Support Muscle Growth and Definition

As you already know, if you want to grow muscle and increase definition, you must exercise. But exercise is no substitute for a poor diet. For muscle definition, you must lose body fat so the muscles are visible. Most bodybuilders will tell you you have to consume a lot of protein and carbs if you want to build muscle, because carbohydrates fuel muscles and protein increases muscle mass. However, experts now say it is not that simple. An intriguing new finding is that your body has a mechanism by which…

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Exercise Health Studies 

What You Need to Know About Walking for Health

Do you walk 10,000 steps every day? Healthy expert Joseph Mercola, M.D., believes it’s a basic requirement for good health, just like drinking enough water. Your body is designed for movement. Scientist and author of Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement, Katy Bowman, says: “Walking is a superfood. It’s the defining movement of a human.” Research has proven that walking two miles a day or more reduces the risk of hospitalization from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by half, and another study found daily walking for at…

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Exercise Health Studies Healthy Foods Natural Remedies 

Knock Out Depression Without Dangerous Drugs

Every person on earth has probably experienced depression, at one time or another. But for approximately one out of four women, and one of eight men, depression is an ongoing problem. It comes in many shapes, triggered by a different life events and situations. Before you turn to potentially dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, you may want to consider some natural approaches. Summer is winding down, and in the next few months the days will be getting shorter. For many people, lack of sunlight and time out-of-doors result in SAD, seasonal affective…

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5 Tips for Running in the Heat

If you’re a runner, you may daydream of training in the cool summers of Maine, or Michigan. But the reality is that many of us are stuck with hot summers across the Midwest or South. Heat and humidity may be your running companions. You may finish a run feeling as though you climbed out of a pool, soaking wet. If you must run in the heat, here are five ways to protect your health and enjoy your run: 1. Be wise in your timing – Run when it is coolest,…

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Exercise Healthy Foods 

Olympic Runner Alexi Pappas Shares her Training Regimen

Alexi Pappas did not medal in the Rio Olympics, but she did set a new record in her event, the 10,000 meter race.  She soared through the 6.2 mile course in 31:36:16, the best time in Greek history. The 26-year-old runner, who holds dual American/Greek citizenship, competed in college in Oregon. To maximize her chances of being able to complete in the Games, she qualified for the Greek Olympic Team. This runner is not just an athlete. She is also a filmmaker, an actress and a poet. She appears in…

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Diet Exercise Wellness 

What Is Intermittent Fasting and What Can It Do for You?

The most challenging aspect of losing weight is maintaining your commitment over time. It’s easy to get started, but much harder to stick to your diet when hunger raises its head. Eating right and exercise are recognized as key elements, but for some people, they are not enough to achieve success. If you are having trouble reaching your weight loss goals even with a healthy diet and exercise, don’t resort to dangerous supplements or other weight loss fads. Even if you achieve short-term results, the weight is likely to return.…

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Diet Exercise Wellness 

How to Lower Your Blood Sugar Fast

Diabetes is a journey, and you learn as you go along. If you’ve had the disorder for a while, you probably know what will cause a spike in your blood sugar and how to correct it. If you are newly diagnosed, however, seeing a high number can be scary. First thing: Relax. Stress hormones cause blood sugar to rise even more. Drink a cup of calming herbal tea, breathe deeply, or take a little walk. Now spend a little while thinking about what you’ve eaten recently. It’s even better if…

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Diet Exercise Health Studies Weight Loss 

Secret Weapons for Weight Loss

You’ve probably heard that weight loss is a matter of increasing your activity level and decreasing your caloric intake, but it’s not quite that simple. Human bodies burn calories at different rates, according to each person’s individual metabolism. One way to rev up your metabolism is to consume “negative calorie” foods – foods that are low in calories but high in fiber and nutrients. Secret-Weapon Foods Here are some “negative calorie” foods that you can use as your own secret weapons to weight loss. They also prevent chronic disease, improve your eyesight,…

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Disease Exercise Weight Loss Wellness 

What You Need to Know About Thrombosis

Thrombosis is a poorly understood condition that can have a major health impact, so it is important to know the basics. When there is an injury to a blood vessel, the body forms a blood clot to stop the loss of blood. To do this, the body uses platelets (also called thrombocytes) and fibrin. Sometimes the body forms blood clots even when there is no known injury, which reduces or blocks of the flow of blood through the body into the areas they serve. Thrombosis is the name of the…

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Diet Disease Exercise 

Protect Yourself from Osteoporosis

As women grow older, it is important to be aware of the dangers of osteoporosis, a condition that affects primarily post-menopausal females. The word osteoporosis comes from “osteo” (bone) and “porosis” (porous). Osteoporosis is a reduction in the strength and durability of bones. Over time, the patient’s bones become more brittle and less able to heal after fractures, for which risk is greatly increased to to loss of flexibility in bone tissue. The substances that keep bones strong are protein, collagen and calcium. Over time, osteoporotic bones lose these vital…

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