Diet 

There’s a Secret to Losing Belly Fat?

While focusing on  your work out being filled with crunches will strengthen your abs, it unfortunately will not get rid of the extra fat around your waist. To get rid of ab flab, it’s essential to regularly include calorie-burning cardio in your routine. And not just any kind of cardio — it’s important to focus on interval training; alternating between moderate and speedy bursts of exercise is the key. A study in the International Journal of Obesity revealed that when compared to women who cycled at a consistent pace for 40 minutes,…

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Fitness 

Face Yoga: Does it Even Work?

Just so you guys know – I’m not against aging. I want to live a long life, and that means I’m going to get old. The changes that go along with that are not signs of failure. And yet, some of the more overt signs of aging – sagging skin, brittle hair, and a hopeless relationship with technology—aren’t qualities I’m exactly eager to embrace either. In my pro-aging zeal, I exercise regularly, color my locks, and at least try new tech all the time. So when “Yoga for Your Face” popped up on my…

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Lifestyle 

A Comparison of Your Favorite Beers

It’s Oktoberfest time! And that means brats and beers, of all sizes and origins! But I know you’ve also been dieting all year long and want to watch your waistline (I’m in the same boat). If you’re interested in achieving that sweet, sweet balance of enjoying a mug (or two) of ale and keeping the beer belly miles away, then I’ve got just the thing for you. I’ve rounded up a list of the nutritional facts for the most popular kinds of beer, so you can make the best choices this Fall, and still enjoy…

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Mental Health 

What Benefits Can You Get from Your Shower?

Showering is an essential part of a healthy routine; but depending on the temperature, your time spent under the water can offer different benefits. Whether you like it hot or prefer it cold, learn how your showering routine can affect your health. After reading, you might rethink which way you turn the dial.   Some Like It Hot • Hot showers can relieve tension and soothe stiff muscles. If you have a powerful shower head, even better! Let the hot water work like a mini-massage on your shoulders, neck, and back.…

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Fitness 

Why I Wake Up at 5am to Work Out

Mornings just aren’t my thing – they never have been. Even as a child in elementary school – waking up to my dad calling my name was not only terrifying, but just pissed me off. I guess everything pissed me off in the mornings. But middle school finally hits me – and living in California, soccer practice started at 5 am… 6 days a week. You know, so we could ‘beat the heat’ – which totally makes sense! I finally realized that I would rather be up early, than run 3 miles in 110-degree…

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Lifestyle 

5 Instagram Accounts That Will Take Your Healthy Breakfast to The Next Level

“The breakfast of champions,” they say. “It’s the most important meal of the whole day!” But this doesn’t motivate me to want to eat breakfast in the mornings – I hate breakfast food and healthy snacking is hard. So why is it actually necessary? Overnight, our body is at rest and considered to be ‘fasting’, and it’s recommended we – as adults – should be getting 8 hours of sleep. That’s a long time to go without eating! Truth is – if you don’t eat in the morning, then you won’t have the energy…

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Diet 

A Beginner’s Guide to the Ketogenic Diet 

Every once in a while, you hear about the newest fad diet and how it’s helping your co-workers ‘lose SO much weight’, but they never take the time to actually explain it you or detail how they’ve found a way to make it work. Currently, everyone in my office is talking about the Ketogenic Diet and how amazing they feel since they’ve changed what they put in their bodies. But what the heck IS it? What is the Keto Diet? A keto diet is known for being a low carb diet, where the body…

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Mental Health 

Can Your Food Give You Anxiety?

Is happiness really a piece of cake? Anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, impacting more than 40 million adults. While some cases can be mild and short-lived, others can be debilitating, lasting for years, or transitioning into a chronic problem. Anxiety is connected to a number of lifestyle, health, and dietary factors, but understanding the triggers and root causes can lead to more effective treatment. What Is Anxiety? Many people refer to situational stress or momentary tenseness as anxiety, and often the term “panic…

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Diet 

These Are the 4 Exact Meals a Bikini Bodybuilder Eats in a Day

A bodybuilder’s diet is just as important – if not more important – than their workout routine. What they eat depends on what they’re trying to accomplish, which means their intake of protein or carbs will change if they’re trying to cut or if they’re attempting to put on more mass. Diksha Gautham, NPC bikini bodybuilding competitor and NASM-certified personal trainer in-progress, shared with me her diet on the days leading up to her recent competition. And not only is it impressive, but it obviously really works! “My diet when I prepped for my bikini show cut was high-protein, low-carb, and medium-fat,”…

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