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Weight Loss: 5 Better Ways To Snack Healthy

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For some people, snacking is their chink in the armor when it comes to eating healthy.

They manage to adapt their main meals and make them healthy with relative ease but when they get hungry between mealtimes, the enticement of candy, chocolate, or chips becomes overwhelming.

The good news is that with a little extra preparation, you can ensure that unhealthy snacks do not get the better of you and enjoy healthy snacks instead. 

In this article you will to be shown you how to do just that by listing five top healthy snacking tips.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With Fruits
Fruits are a superb low calorie substitute to sugary snacks.

Due to their relatively high concentration of fiber and water, they are much lower in calories than sugary snacks. In addition to this, they contain plenty of health boosting vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients which enhance your health in countless ways.

However, the best thing about fruits is that there are so many different varieties to choose from …

How To Create Your Exercise Program Fundamentals

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When it comes to physical fitness and working for weight loss, designing a persistent workout routine scheduled out for several weeks in advance, with specific goals to attain as you progress, that will help you to stay focused and sticking with it. 


To design your workout program, you need to start with the fundamentals and decide what fits your particular exercise needs.

Are you attempting weight loss or trying to expand your general physical fitness? Are you endeavoring to simply tone up or add muscle mass? Having a distinct understanding of what you are aspiring to accomplish helps to regulate your strategy and inspire you to reach higher goals as well.

At this time, it is wise to think about how often you will work out. If you are new to workout programs or out of shape since it has been awhile, you may need to go easy does it to begin. Devise a plan starting with light exercise on one or two days each week until you start getting used to physical exertion and recovery as well. 
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Weight Loss: 5 Metabolism Boosting Exercise Tips

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If you want to optimize your metabolism and maximize the amount of calories your body burns each day, exercise is a very important part of the process.

The good news is that boosting your metabolism with exercise is a relatively simple process.

To avoid fat camp in this article, I am going to be showing you how by providing you with five top metabolism boosting exercise tips.

Tip 1 – Walk Whenever You Can Lose Weight
Walking is a highly effective calorie burner and something that the majority of people don’t do enough of. By walking for an hour a day, you can blast through 240 calories which equates to over 1,600 calories per week. So if you’re not currently taking every opportunity to walk during the day, start making some changes to your routine and give your metabolism a kick.

Tip 2 – Do Some High Intensity Cardio During The Day To lose fat
While walking is a good steady state calorie burner, by doing some high intensity cardio daily, you can really rev up your metabolism. High i…

4 Step RICE Way To Ease Exercise Injury Pain

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Whether you have just begun exercising, or have been doing it for a bit, the probabilities are that you are going suffer injury at some time.

For instance, running is a superb form of cardio exercise; it can also be strenuous on our joints thanks to the fact that we are beating all of our body mass into the ground with each stride.

When you do get an injury, the RICE method is a good place to start with recovery. Here is how it works.

What is the RICE Method of injury treatment?
The RICE method gets its name from the separate features involved in the recuperation method:

Rest: First, it is important to rest the injured region. If you are in physical pain, do not try to keep working through it. Going out and exercising before you have completely mended may make things a lot more severe!

Ice: As soon as you observe an injury emerging, start applying ice to the area. This is particularly beneficial if you have swollen joints. Ice the area with an ice pack or bag of frozen peas (wrapped in …

Weight Loss: A New Perspective on Diet and Exercise

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New Perspective - Teleidoscope 01  By Ed Kaine

What is the best way for us to think about our bodies, our weight, and our dieting habits? 
Our aim is to provide you with new, realistic ways to think about this stuff, in hopes of ousting some of the drastic ideas about weight and body image that you get from most media sources.

Celebrity bodies, fad diets, intense training programs-these permeate our culture, and conglomerate to give us a slanted idea of how to take care of our bodies.

Body weight and bodily health are individual problems. 
Because of this, whichever diet, weight loss, or exercise program needs tailoring to each person, and needs balance with the other situations of his or her life. 
Popular diet and exercise programs (think of the Atkins diet, the South Beach diet, and other highly advertised solutions) usually apply drastic strategies and try to sell them to the most possible people. 
Well, these strategies just cannot work for everyone. Each of us has a diverse life…

5 Awesome Healthy and Helpful Eating Tips

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Most healthy eating advice focuses on counting calories and measuring portion sizes and ignores actual health.

However, true healthy eating goes far beyond calorie restriction and involves providing your body with the essential nutrients it needs.

These essential nutrients boost your energy levels, protect against chronic diseases, and help your vital organs function and much more. 
The information in this article may help you adapt your diet so that it contains fewer calories but is also packed full of health boosting nutrients by providing you with five healthy eating tips.

Tip 1 – Fill Up On Vegetables
Vegetables are a great healthy eating choice for various reasons. First, they contain large amounts of water and help you stay hydrated. Second, they are packed full of fiber along with plenty of health boosting vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Finally, vegetables generally contain well below 100 calories per serving which makes them an excellent choice if you are trying to lose…

Weight Loss: 5 Boost Metabolism For Fat Loss Tips

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When it comes to boosting your metabolism through diet, a lot of the information floating around is either false or heavily exaggerated.

However, if you know which information to listen to and which information to ignore, you can quite easily increase the amount of calories you burn each day with a few simple dietary changes.

This article will show you how to do just that by listing five highly effective metabolism boosting diet tips.
Tip 1 – Eat When It Suits You Best
One of the biggest metabolism myths out there is that you need to eat five or six mini-meals at even intervals during the day. However, this is actually nothing more than a successful rumor created by supplement companies in order to sell more products.

The truth is that as long as your total daily calories are consistent and in line with your basal metabolic rate boosting your metabolism, diet tips, meal plan, spices, amount of calories, intervals, lifestyle (click here to calculate your BMR), the timing and numbe…

Cholesterol Vital for Health, Not the Boogeyman

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By Joseph Arrigo

The Hypothesis

Let us say that an inspector witnessed many large fires and noticed that at every fire, firefighters were present, and therefore concluded that just on the weight of their presence, firefighters were the cause of fires.

This erroneous logic seems to be the rationale of the conventional medical community when it reaches the conclusion that the sheer presence of cholesterol in arteries as plaque is the cause of heart disease, stroke, and arteriolosclerosis---this has been the prevailing wisdom.


Thе American Heart Association's website asserts, "High cholesterol iѕ оnе оf thе major controllable risk factors fоr coronary heart disease, heart attack, аnd stroke." In addition, "High blood cholesterol: Aѕ blood cholesterol rises, ѕо dоеѕ risk оf coronary heart disease." 
Thiѕ iѕ called thе lipid hypothesis, whеrе thе оnlу accepted therapy fоr heart disease wаѕ prescribing medications tо lower cholesterol аnd severely restrict thе inge…

Does Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease?

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By Larry M Salazar

A few years back, I went for my yearly physical examination.

I had my blood work completed before of my examination so I was capable to deliberate with the doctor areas where there might be concern.

The total cholesterol was 210.

Unexpectedly the doctor suggested a statin prescription. What I did not know was the total cholesterol limit had been lowered from 250 to 200. This was just one more move to get 40+ aged persons on statins by the drug corporations.

My answer was "Not going to happen”. I knew too many people having adverse effects caused by statins. I challenged him to produce any data supporting the use of statin drugs over a period without side effects. He became annoyed I suppose because I should not question his immense remarkable knowledge.

Wait a minute I said, "This is my body and I have a right to understand what effect a drug might hold”. Physicians ought never to badger an individual into taking any medication. That should be the patie…

5 Tips For Boosting Your Flexibility

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Flexibility training is something that gets neglected by many people. 
However, by improving your flexibility, you enhance your range of motion, reduce your risk of injury during exercise, and keep your joints healthy and considerably more. 
That is why in this article I am going to be offering you five top tips for enhancing your flexibility.


Tip 1 – Warm Up With 5 Minutes Of
Cardio
Warming your muscles up with cardio gets the blood flowing to the muscles, helps them to loosen up before you start your stretches and protects against injury. So before you start any stretching routine, make sure you perform a cardiovascular exercise of your choosing for five minutes at a relatively high intensity and focus on working up a sweat and raising your body’s temperature.

Tip 2 – Be Consistent
Like with all forms of exercise, consistency is key if you want to boost your flexibility. Since stretching takes less time than other forms of exercise, you want to be stretching at least once per day a…

5 Tips To Improve Cardiovascular Fitness

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Improving your cardiovascular fitness has numerous health benefits. 
It enhances the flow of blood around your body, boosts your endurance, protects against chronic disease and much more. 
In this article I am going to help you enjoy all these benefits and more by providing you with five top tips for improving your cardio fitness.

Tip 1 – Take Up A Sport For Cardiovascular Fitness
Sports are a great way to boost your cardiovascular fitness for a number of reasons.

They are fun, they allow you to socialize with your friends and meet new friends and they generally have a regular schedule which ensures that you get consistent cardiovascular exercise.

In addition to this, the nature of sports means that you will have periods where you are working at maximum intensity and periods where you're exercising at slower pace and this contrast gives your cardiovascular fitness a huge boost.

Tip 2 – Join A High Intensity Exercise Class
High intensity exercise classes are another excellent cho…

How To Improve RbAp48 Protein Levels in the Brain?

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If higher RbAp48 levels reduce chance of old age memory loss, then how do we get more? A recent study made headlines by suggesting that the amount of RbAp48 protein in the brain effects age related memory loss. I wrote an article about the study for this blog and received several hits on the article. Seems the keywords that led people to my article were ‘foods containing RbAp48’, ‘source of RbAp48’ and “supplements for RbAp48’. 
Apparently, people are concerned about age related memory loss and want to do something about it.

Therefore, I decided to explore ways to add more protein RbAp48 to the brain and found a potential few results. It is valid to keep in mind, that the recent study concluding that RbAp48 protein levels relates to memory loss and the studies on increasing that protein discussed here do not preclude a cure. I am merely a blogger who looks stuff up and then writes about it, not a medical professional.

A reference to a dissertation study involving mice suggests that t…

Weight Loss: Green Tea May Help

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Drinking green tea for weight loss is a potential choice for anyone who wants to lose weight.

You drink this natural weight loss aid like any other herbal tea and perhaps with lemon.

You will find it in almost any grocery store.

In addition, if you do not agree with the taste, green tea extract is available in health food stores and can give you the benefits of green tea in capsule form.

So how does green tea help you to lose weight? 
First, let us be clear that all weight loss requires a combination of a healthy eating plan and an exercise plan. 

In order to lose weight, a person must eat less and exercise more. You cannot lose weight if you keep on eating too much of the wrong fats and sugar.

Most weight loss aids work by reducing the appetite, or by increasing the calorific output, more calories burned. Studies show green tea seems to help burn calories by increasing the metabolic rate.

It does this by stimulating the thermogenic process of the body, responsible for turning fat into…

The Paleo Diet and How To Eliminate Toxic Sugar

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By Edward Verheyden 
When you begin the Paleo Diet, what you will perceive immediately is that the Paleo diet does not allow for the consumption of processed or sugary foods. Even though the Paleo diet is a challenge for some people, giving up sugar is vital to your health.

Sugar is in almost all processed foods in one form or another and admittedly, sugar just tastes good for most of us - Never mind that it contains fats and is loaded with unwholesome amounts of calories, which is a huge obstacle for someone attempting to lose weight. What is even more outrageous about is that sugar is addictive. In effect, the more you consume, the more likely you will have sugar cravings.

What your body will do with excessive amounts of sugar is turn it into fat. Where does this fat show up? You guessed it... on your stomach, buttocks, thighs, and hips. The Paleo diet is very specific about the right fats to eat.

Did you know that sugar is also, what may be making you feel fatigued? 
With too much …

5 Top Helpful Ways To Dine Out Healthy

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Sticking to your healthy eating plans at restaurants is extremely difficult. 
Not only are there lots of tempting meals on offer but it’s also very difficult to determine the ingredients and the calories in these meals. 
However, with the right strategy, you can still enjoy meals at restaurants without them sabotaging your healthy eating goals. In this article I’m going to be showing you exactly how by providing you with five of the best tips for eating healthy at restaurants.

Tip 1 – Go Low Carb
While there’s no sure fire way to be able to know how healthy a restaurant meal is, choosing a low carb meal is a good start. Carbohydrate rich meals use up very little energy during digestion and are generally quite a concentrated source of calories. Low carb meals on the other hand often contain large amounts of protein which can burn up to 25% of the calories in the meal during digestion. In addition to this, low carb meals usually contain fewer calories than high carb meals.

Tip 2 – Wa…

5 Top Healthy Hydration Tips

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If you have been interested in health and fitness for a while then one piece of advice that you are likely to have heard over and over again is to ‘drink at least 8 glasses of water per day’.

While this is sound advice, there isa lot more to staying healthy while you hydrate than just drinking water. In this article I am going to be taking a deeper look at healthy hydration and listing five of the best tips for staying healthy as you rehydrate.

Tip 1 – Consume the Equivalent of eight Glasses of Water per Day
As mentioned above, many health and fitness publications recommend drinking eight glasses of water per day. However, what most of these publications fail to state is that you can consume this water in any form. 
So if you’re finding drinking eight glasses of water per day difficult, try getting some of your water from other sources such as black tea, coffee, green tea, water rich fruits or water rich vegetables. 
Not only does this add variety and stop you getting bored when tryin…
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