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Don't Underestimate what Fruits & Vegetables Can Do For You

A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar which can help keep appetite in check. Eat a variety of types and colors of produce in order to give your body the mix of nutrients it needs. Try dark leafy greens; brightly colored red, yellow and orange vegetables and fruits; and cooked tomatoes. To eat more vegetables and fruits each day: Keep fruit where you can see it. That way you’ll...

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The KEY to Keep Burning Calories After Your Workout

While virtually all activity, from yoga to sleeping, requires energy, studies suggest vigorous exercise is especially effective at burning calories. Seems obvious, right? The harder you work, the more you burn. But it's not just during exercise, it's for hours after it's concluded. And that's where things get interesting. The Need-to-Know The so-called afterburn effect is more officially known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, or simply EPOC. And it isn't new in the world of fitness. Several studies suggest there's a strong correlation between the number of calories burned post exercise and the activity’s intensity. Simply put: The more intense the exercise, the more oxygen your...

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How Natural Foods can Help Nurses Endure Long Work Shifts

People involved in patient care profession need to stay active throughout their work shift because they are needed to provide care and support in times of emergency as well as when the physician needs immediate assistance in the treatment of patients. Thus, it becomes fairly important for nurses to stay energetic to fulfill all the nursing challenges that come across during the work.  To meet up such expectations in healthcare care industry, nurses tend to neglect their health that eventually results in serious health issues in their professional as well as personal life. This not only takes a toll on...

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How Diet and Exercise Can Improve Cellulite

  Dealing with cellulite can be very difficult, especially when you are at odds with how to remove it. Cellulite is a problem that people of all shapes, sizes and ages battle with, so it’s an issue that is quite widespread. Even skinny men and women, who don’t work out, have to worry about them. Performing cardio and lifting weights are key for building muscle and shedding fat. Cellulite is More Common than You Think Did you know that up to 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men deal with cellulite at some point in their lives? It’s...

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Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits in Your Family

Most of us have a pretty good idea of what healthy eating is: lots of fruits and vegetables and not too much fat and sugar. But when it comes to kids, knowing what is healthy is only the start. And even if you shop ‘healthy’ it does not mean that your kid will willingly eat it. There is hope. Kids need some extra encouragement and guidance along with a few of these strategies your kid is sure to eat healthy. Be a gatekeeper It’s likely that the easiest way to get your kids to eat healthy is to remove the...

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