Weight Loss 

Wines and Waist Lines

Sure… you’re a pro at checking labels at the grocery store, but when you hit the liquor store for a bottle of wine, nutrition facts are practically non-existent.  Luckily, armed with some basic knowledge, you can easily figure out which wines are the best buys for your bikini body as well as your palette. I found the best tips for finding great-tasting wines that won’t derail your diet. Check the ABV While there are no actual nutrition labels on bottles of wine, there is one indicator you can use to…

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Health 

Reasons to Use Essential Oils

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Want to learn how to use essential oils? Read below! If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and…

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Fitness 

The Best Treadmill Workouts, No Matter your Mood or Weather

While there’s nothing quite like running outdoors, unruly weather sometimes makes it impossible. For those rainy or blustery days, there’s the trusty treadmill. Whether you’re a beginner runner or have a few marathons under your belt, we’ve got a running workout for you. From a run that mimics going up and down San Francisco hills to another that has you ascending a mountain, you’ll swear you’re actually running outside. • Getting started: If you’re new to running, then try our 40-minute beginner treadmill workout. The workout combines walking and running to get…

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Weight Loss 

I Wish Someone Had Told Me These Tips Before I Started Lifting Weights

When I first started lifting weights a couple years ago, I would’ve laughed in your face if you told me it was about to become my favorite form of exercise. I had always associated weightlifting with big, bulky dudes who wobbled while they walked, but I quickly learned how rewarding (and fun) it was – no matter your gender or size. Besides, it completely changed my physique, and that was something I couldn’t argue with. Now I lift weights five times a week – which may sound excessive to some people – but it has truly become the part…

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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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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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