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The Paleo Diet Explained

- - Nutrition

I’m sure by now you have seen this word ‘Paleo’ floating around the internet and social media platforms quite a bit. Maybe you have even read #gopaleo and thought #gowhat? Well if you’re curious about this new diet and want to know more, then stay tuned because I’m going to...

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Ladies: Lift for Your Body Type

- - Strength Training

I remember when I started going to a gym back in 1990 (yup, I´m THAT old) that I had no idea what I was doing, at all. Like most beginners, I worked out without any clue as to why I was doing certain exercises. I was 17 & I liked...

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Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

- - Weight Loss

It's surprising: often women don't want to lift weights because they're scared of getting big and bulky like a man. In fact, think back to the last time you were at the gym... I'd be amazed if there wasn't a group of guys in the free weight section, flexing in...

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How to Keep Fit in the Winter

- - Fitness

Are you lucky enough to live in a warm winter land? Keeping fit may seem easy year round. However, for those who dwell in the far North, where temperatures can drop well below freezing - it may seem near impossible to fight the fat away. The worst thing one...

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Tomato & Bell Pepper Gazpacho

- - Recipes

There are days when it is just too hot to turn on the heat to cook, and when my body simply craves a cool and refreshing meal option. And while fresh salads like a bright summer citrus salad or the middle-eastern tabbouleh salad may come to mind, today’s dish is...

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Yoga for Happy Hips

- - Yoga

According to the pop singer Shakira - our hips don’t lie. Especially if they are in pain, or really tight. Read on for fun facts about the power behind our pelvis muscles, and different ways we can lengthen and loosen up in the hips. The hip flexors literally carry the...

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Targeting the Inner Thighs

- - Strength Training

Most women can agree on one specific “problem area” we all struggle with; the inner thighs. The inner thighs go unnoticed and neglected for months, until that first day of shorts weather, or worse, swim suit season. All of a sudden, seemingly without warning, we are scrambling to find any...

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Yoga Styles: Which Style is Best for You?

- - Yoga

Yoga is best known for using poses, breathing, meditation and diving deeper into spirituality. If you're new to yoga maybe your first thoughts are of someone wrapped up like a human pretzel, celebrities in see-through yoga pants or maybe even vegan, hemp-wearing hippies chanting 'Om'. Yes, those are all stereotypes which...

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Swimming Workouts Anyone Can Do

- - Fitness

Swimming is one of the best workouts for any level of athlete. It is one of the few exercises that targets almost all of your muscles simultaneously, yet the risk of injury is slim to none. Unfortunately, a lot of people dismiss the idea of a workout in the pool...

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Top 10 Weight Loss Myths Busted

- - Weight Loss

Are you sick and tired of sifting through all the contradictory information about weight loss? Are you determined to drop those extra pounds, and do it the right way? Well read on and discover the truth behind popular weight loss myths. The facts are shocking! With so many self proclaimed ‘weight...

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Yoga For The Sole(s)

- - Yoga

We use them everyday. They carry us from place to place. They can peddle us over mountains, run through thick forests, and swim through deeps seas. If our feet are so important, why don’t we keep better care of them? Here are some great tips to help you balance better...

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Peach Walnut Yogurt Parfait

- - Recipes

For most of my life, I’ve never really had a breakfast that I’d call my own. What I mean, is that I don’t usually have a default breakfast. Each day, depending on whatever is available in the kitchen, I grab something quick and innovate – some days it could be...

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10 Ways To Jump Start Your Metabolism

- - Fitness

If your weight constantly fluctuates and is never consistent it can be very frustrating. When physical activity and proper nutrition isn't doing you justice there might be some areas where you are cutting corners. Adopting some of the tips below can help rev up your metabolism like a brand new...

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Re-claiming Your New Year’s Resolution

- - Lifestyle

It's a new year. A new you. Or at least that's what you told yourself when you woke up January 1st. Whether you made a New Year's resolution or not, there is still plenty of time to create and achieve personal goals. Just because the holidays are over and the...

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Summer Citrus Salad

- - Recipes

I started this New Year with the determination to eat healthier and live better. Among the list of my many New Year resolutions, I’m aiming to cut out as much processed foods from my diet as I possibly can. In a world where supermarkets’ center aisles are crammed with boxes and...

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How Bad Eating Habits Affect Your Skin

- - Lifestyle

You're not a teenager anymore, but your skin is breaking out as if you just celebrated your sweet sixteen. There could be a couple of reasons why you are dealing with acne in adulthood. You may be surprised to find that your breakouts could be the result of something so simple...