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Why you Should Reconsider DIYing Your Next Beauty Product

When it comes to everything beauty, people have become more educated about the products they buy. The trend appears to be favoring formulas created by Mother Nature, those that are kind to the skin and friendly to the planet. Heavy chemicals and preservatives can do a lot of damage, and consumers have developed a more […]

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The New Delicious Superfood: Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are taking the health food world by storm and for good reason. They are an impressive superfood with many health benefits, and it’s easy to incorporate them into your diet even if you are not a seasoned chef.   What are chia seeds? Chia seeds come from a desert plant native to South […]

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5 Health Tips That Might Surprise You

There are dozens of ways for a person to improve his or her health. While some of these are obvious, others are more surprising.   #1) Lose Weight By Eating More It may sound counterproductive, but eating more frequently can actually encourage weight loss. Fasting for long periods between meals causes a person’s blood sugar […]

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Squeezing in exercise at work – stretches and exercise moves you can do at your desk

There are several reasons you need to occasionally exercise or stretch your muscles at work. The main reason is because when you sit for long hours, typing and hunching over a computer, you run the risk of getting repetitive stress injuries. Secondly, muscles can get stiff during the day and start aching. And the best […]

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Movies That Will Help You Get Motivated

Getting healthy and reaching your fitness goals can be incredibly difficult. It’s a good idea to do whatever necessary to get to the point where you are happy and healthy, and the following movies could help you get your priorities straight and start hitting the gym.   Bridget Jones’ Diary Not only is Bridget Jones […]

The Hadza Diet: What is It and Why You Should Consider It

The Hadza people are one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in the world. For thousands of years, they have lived on the same land in Northern Tanzania living on a diet that consists of berries, tubers, and over 30,000 different mammals. This diet has been making ways around as people are growing more interested […]

Worst Menu Items in America

  There’s no denying that eating out on a regular basis can do horrible things to your diet. Making your own food at home is, for the most part, going to be a healthier option than ordering out the same item at your favorite restaurant. Many of us get overwhelmed by the choices and ultimately […]

How to Hire a Personal Trainer

  Getting in shape by yourself can be daunting, but just as overwhelming can be trying to find the best personal trainer for you and your own situation. There are some excellent personal trainers out there, but there are also ones that are just plain terrible. Before you shell out hundreds of dollars on someone […]

Extreme Fad Diets You Should Never Try

Most people who have tried to lose weight have attempted a fad diet or two. These diets typically force you to eat certain foods for a specific length of time, normally a week or so, in hopes that you will see a significant drop in your weight. While these diets may seem harmless, they can […]

Food That Increase and Reduce Stress

If you’re struggling with high levels of stress, you should consider taking a look at your diet to see if the foods you’re eating are exacerbating your stress. Before going into what food to eat to help reduce your stress, it’s important to know what foods may increase stress levels.   Foods high in refined […]

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