Flax Seed Breakfast Porridge

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There are days that I wake up with so much energy that I want to hit the ground running immediately, and I feel as if nothing can stop me. Then there are mornings during which I need to literally coax myself out of bed, and try to focus all my...

Healthy Holiday Ideas for Weight Loss

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As the Earth spins closer to the 2014 gregorian calendar year end, a time of celebration nears. Could it be possible to celebrate the upcoming holidays and still manage a healthy lifestyle? For many people focused on getting lean and healthy, the approaching holiday season can bring forth an...

7 Sweet Perks of Private Yoga Sessions

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You may have heard of Private Yoga, but perhaps you haven’t considered the tremendous benefits before coming across this article. Why is it so acclaimed, and what makes it so amazing, anyway? Most of us know Yoga to be practiced in a group setting inside a room full of fellow aspiring,...

100 Uses for Essential Oils

- - Lifestyle

Essential oils have become increasingly popular alongside the ever-growing natural lifestyle many people are taking on. While I applaud anyone who commits to reshaping their lives and creating healthy habits, it is very important to become educated before diving in head first. An essential oil is an aroma compound from the...

Should You “Go Vegan” for Weight Loss?

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Countless studies have proved that removing animal products from a person’s diet can help reduce/eliminate sickness, cure acne and even promote weight loss. A recent article posted on Science Daily shared detailed information and study results concluding that a plant based diet may offer significant weight loss compared to...

7 Novel Ways to Exercise During the Winter

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Fight away those winter blues by taking advantage of the frigid winter weather. Get outdoors or head to a local ice rink to get active for the day. You don’t have to go solo. Many winter sports are activities that the entire family or group of friends can participate. These...

Grain-Free Almond Biscotti

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The end of the year is sneaking up quickly on us, and the holiday season is squeezing itself in. As I start reflecting on the past year and look forward to the one that’s just round the corner, I think about so many of my favorite holiday snacks. When I was...

Stand Up For Your Health

- - Fitness

Breaking news! In case you haven’t heard, sitting is the new smoking. People who sit for the majority of the day have just about as high of a risk of heart attack as those who smoke. Wow. And these days, almost everyone (unfortunately) has a sedentary lifestyle. Even if you...

Stir-fried Egg Vegetable Noodles

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What is comfort food for you, where you come from? Perhaps it’s a large bowl of your grandmother’s pasta bolognaise, or rice pudding, or chicken drumsticks. Or maybe it is fish curry over fresh white rice, or chicken satay accompanied with spicy peanut sauce, or pork schnitzel with fries. Wherever you...

How to Build a Stronger Body in Two Weeks

- - Strength Training

What does The Hulk, Thing and Superman have in common? If you guessed “strength” then you are absolutely correct! These guys are able to pick up 3 ton cars and throw them at their assailants as if they were tossing a goose down pillow on a Serta mattress. Wouldn’t it be...

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

- - Fitness

The holiday season can result in a love/hate relationship with your health and fitness routine. You want to enjoy the holiday meals and time spent with family without sacrificing the hard work you’ve been doing in the gym this year. Instead of using the holidays as an excuse to...

Grain-Free Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies

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If you were to think back on your childhood, and had to name a snack or sweet treat that took you straight down memory lane, what would that be? For me, there are various contenders in this competition, but one treat that would always stand out in my mind will...

Not All Calories Are Created Equal

- - Weight Loss

As we approach the holidays, it’s about time for some serious calorie consumption. On average, Americans consume about 4500 calories on Thanksgiving alone. Most of us only require about 1600-2100 calories on any given day, so that is quite a bit extra! This shocking number does bring to mind some...

Knee Pain? It Could be One of These Four Things.

- - Fitness

Most of us have been there: you’re powering through a workout or doing something as ordinary as walking up the stairs and...ouch. Your knee twinges, pops, twists, or any other abnormal, unwelcomed feeling. The knees are fragile joints that do a lot for us on a daily basis. We use...

Pomegranate Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Pudding

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Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve found great comfort in puddings. I’m assuming that there are few people who don’t, but perhaps I’m wrong. Whether it be rice pudding or bread pudding or some other kind of pudding, just the mere thought of pudding gives me great solace....

Home Workouts Anyone Can Do

- - Fitness

Belonging to a gym is great, you get the motivation from other gym goers and the camaraderie. But getting to the gym is easier said than done for most. By the time you get off work and take care of the family what do you have left for the gym? Before...