Diet Weight Loss Wellness 

The Two Things You Must Have to Lose Weight

The professional literature on dieting is somewhat discouraging. Statistics show that dieting is often unsuccessful. People lose weight, but quickly regain what they lost, and frequently even more. This “yo-yo” effect is frustrating to doctors as well as those of us who hope to lose the extra pounds. A recent article in Psychology Today examined this phenomenon, and suggested ways to improve your chances of successful weight loss. As a baseline, eliminate the word “diet” from your vocabulary. Diets don’t work. The very word shifts your perception from neutral to…

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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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Wellness 

Seven Bedtime Rituals of Successful People

The way you prepare for sleep at night can impact your success in business and in life. Business Insider magazine interviewed successful people to learn what habits they practice before going to bed. They came up with a list of seven rituals you can put into action. Some of these rituals you may already be doing. Some are simple, and some will require a little effort, but all of them will improve your life. They are: 1. Disconnect from work – Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of…

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Diet Digestion Healthy Foods Natural Remedies 

Healthy Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is popular for use in food preparation, but it also has a number of health benefits. It is rich in bioactive components like acetic acid, gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin, caffeic acid and others, making it an potent antioxidant and antimicrobial agent. Natural health experts recommend you use vinegar that contains “the mother,” a cobweb-like amino acid-based substance present in unprocessed, unfiltered vinegar. Here are some of the most popular health uses for apple cider vinegar: • Diabetes  Vinegar is considered anti-glycemic and has a beneficial effect…

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Digestion Natural Remedies 

11 New Ways to Use Baking Soda

If you’re like most of us, you probably have a box of baking soda, either in your pantry for baking, or in your fridge to absorb odors. What you may not realize is that baking soda has a number of health uses, as well. Here are 11 new ways to use baking soda: 1. Natural Deodorant Just say no to the parabens and aluminum found in most deodorants and antiperspirants. Instead, mix a pinch of baking soda with water, and use a bit of the paste under your arms. 2.…

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Diet Health Studies Healthy Foods 

Why Hispanics Live Longer

Population demographics show that Hispanics in the United States are living on average two years longer than Anglo whites, and and more than seven years longer than blacks.The Chicago Tribune reports: A Hispanic born in 2006 could expect to live about 80 years and seven months, the government estimates. Life expectancy for a white is about 78, and for a black, just shy of 73 years. Some demographers are calling this the “Hispanic paradox,” unexpected longevity in a population many of whose members are poor and relatively uneducated. One theory…

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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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Health Studies Natural Remedies 

How to Eliminate Dust Mites

One of the peskiest allergens around is the dust mite. They contribute to many allergy- and asthma-related health problems, along with skin reactions. These minuscule bugs thrive in cotton mattresses, pillows, bedding, carpets and upholstered furniture, and they feed on dead skin.  Four out of five American homes are infested with dust mites. Could your house be infested? If you experience sneezing; runny nose; red, itchy or watery eyes; congestion; itchy nose, throat or roof of the mouth; facial pressure or pain; cough; or swollen, bluish skin under the eyes,…

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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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