10 Healthy Eating Habits to Adopt in 2018

Our eating and lifestyle habits, both good or bad, can have a tremendous impact on our health and well-being. It is up to us to choose whether or not we want to incorporate healthy eating habits into our daily lives. When we view healthy eating habits as a choice and not something that has been…

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4 Simple Tips to Help You Avoid the “Inevitable” Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are a time of massive indulgence for many of us. In fact, even those who have managed to stick to healthy diet and exercise programs all year long often fall off the wagon at the end of the year. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying some extra food and drink at this time of…

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4 Common Weight Loss Myths – Busted

Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to sell you on something that…

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How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or flew. But, that doesn’t happen too much in our society – it becomes a long-term reaction. It becomes chronic. You’ve probably…

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Diet Vs. Exercise: Which Helps You Lose More Weight?

Which is more effective in helping you lose weight, diet or exercise? Obviously, in the perfect world you would exercise regularly, develop a sensible and nutritious diet, get lots of sleep and drink lots of water. That would help effectively return your body to its ideal weight. But if you had to choose one or…

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Hey Men, Lost Your Sex Drive? This Could Be Why

Libido is such an interesting (and complex) experience. Because of this it can be affected by so many things. And we’re not just talking about the obvious sex hormone testosterone here. Although testosterone levels can have a big (yes BIG) effect on sex drive there are a lot of subtle things that can be going…

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Menopausal Women: Do This Before You Take the Meds Your Doctor Prescribed

Of course, listen to what your doctor says. But remember to listen to what your body says as well. We all know that what you eat and how you move can make a HUGE improvement in some of the symptoms of menopause. Not to mention how common it is for ladies to gain weight at…

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5 Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule what it is bound to while it’s floating…

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Why is My Metabolism Slow?

Feeling tired, cold or feel you’ve been gaining weight? Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down? What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and…

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Oprah’s Investment in Weight Watchers Was Smart Because the Program Doesn’t Work

By Traci Mann This article originally appeared in Science of Us. On Oct. 19 (2015), Oprah made news by buying a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers. Analysts quickly speculated about what the move could mean for Weight Watchers, with the general consensus being that Oprah’s involvement, endorsement, and ability to promote it on her OWN network…

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