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on Jul 27, 2014 09:00 AM in Tips & Updates


We're already halfway through summer and the heat is bearing down on many of us. Instead of hiding yourself inside the gym for the next month, try something off the beaten path to keep you moving.

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on Jul 22, 2014 09:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Eggs have been both praised and criticized for their nutrient content. You’ve probably heard both sides of the story – protein packed versus cholesterol dense, for example, are two common sides of the argument on whether eggs are healthy or not. There’s more to eggs than their nutrients though. See how many of these egg facts you know.


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on Jul 20, 2014 09:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Wouldn’t working out be more fun if your efforts paid off in money, not just in weight loss and health? There are some apps that tie an extra value to your workout, motivating you to actually go out and reach your goals.

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on Jul 17, 2014 09:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Current physical activity guidelines for Americans recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (e.g., brisk walking) every week. While this goal may seem modest to some, to those who aren’t physically active at all, it may feel overwhelming and discouraging.

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on Jul 13, 2014 09:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Most of us have an idea of how hard the World Cup players train throughout the year. As all professional athletes, they dedicate hours to become the best in their sport. We can learn a few things from their hard work. Consider these examples to reach your goals, too, for both training and weight loss. 


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on Jul 10, 2014 09:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Summer sun allows us longer days, healthy cookouts, and outdoor workouts - but not without a cost. All it takes is fifteen minutes in the sun, without sunscreen, to develop a burn that leaves you feeling miserable for days. What do you do when you have a bad case of sunburn? Soothe your skin the natural way. These foods can help with sunburn relief and prevention, too.


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on Jul 08, 2014 09:00 AM in Tips & Updates


3D food printers have been in development for the past several decades. They may soon be upon us, available for use not only in the food service industry but, eventually, in our own homes. What exactly do they do, and what’s so great about them? You may be amazed when you learn more. 


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on Jun 29, 2014 09:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Packing a gym bag seems pretty simple (you’re going to the gym, not on a week-long vacation to a different country, right?). There’s nothing worse than getting to the gym and realizing you forgot something though. This guide helps you cover all the essentials and considerations. Happy packing!


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on Jun 26, 2014 09:00 AM in Tips & Updates


What are the best ways to save money on your grocery bill? For most, coupons and sales top the list of money-saving methods, but when it comes to high-quality food items they aren’t always applicable. High quality food producers do want you to save money though - and offer simply ways for you to do so.


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on Jun 22, 2014 09:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Cardio isn’t the only physical activity that helps you get in shape, right? Weight training also forms the sleek, slender frame you’re looking for, and provides health benefits that cardio doesn’t. With those benefits come a few common myths. See how many of these you’ve heard, and which are fact and fiction.


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on Jun 19, 2014 02:34 AM in Tips & Updates


According to my yoga teacher said, “Whatever you practice, you get good at. If your habit is to compare, judge, and criticize yourself, then you’ll get better and better at it. You will strengthen your habit.”

What are you practicing? What are the messages you repeat to yourself over and over again? Are they helpful – or hurtful?

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on Jun 17, 2014 09:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Our minds are often plagued with regret and guilt when we perform an action we aren’t proud of. Why do we still do it, despite knowing that we’ll feel this way? Usually there are outside factors that play a role. The solution? Break the chain of events leading up to the action.


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on Jun 15, 2014 09:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Now that the weather is warmer, you should be excited to get outside as often as possible. While you work on your tan and vitamin D levels, consider strengthening your body in the sun, too.


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on Jun 12, 2014 09:00 AM in Tips & Updates


We all have those friends who we think can eat anything and still look good. How do they always look fit and healthy (even after you see them eating that slice of pizza, or a big piece of chocolate cake)?


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on Jun 10, 2014 09:00 AM in Tips & Updates


While natural mosquito repellants reduce the chance of a bite from our pesky friends, once the weather gets warmer you’re still pretty much guaranteed a mosquito bite or two. Give your skin some relief with these soothing foods.


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