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Traveling? Pack These Essentials From Your Medicine Cabinet

When traveling for the holidays with your family, make sure you pack ‘the essential’ medicine cabinet products to have on hand. Here are some things you may choose to take:

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How To Stop Your Bad Eating Habits

Bad eating habits are harder to lose, than good habits are easier to start.

1. When you pace your eating, your brain has time to register fullness and inform yourself to stop eating. It takes 20 minutes for the food you eat to make your stomach feel full. Mindfully put your fork down between bites. Use some of the tips from the portion control blog written recently such as using smaller plates, smaller utensils, and having a glass of water before every meal begins. Continue reading

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Is DOMS Causing You Discomfort? Here Are Some Tips To Help

If you are experiencing ‘Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) after working out, there are things you can do to alleviate the discomfort.  It typically occurs 12-18 hours after workout.

The pain of DOMS is a symptom of microscopic tears in the muscle tissue.  The repair process can be quickened by doing: Continue reading

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A Dangerous Ingredient Hiding In Your Rice

Recently the media reported potentially worrisome levels of arsenic were found in rice products.  Arsenic is a toxin known to cause cancer of bladder, lungs and skin. Shop Smart Magazine (division of Consumer Reports), analyzed 65 rice samples and rice products.  Continue reading

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That’s Right! You Can Eat Bread.

Having a whole grain, good quality bread in your fridge is an important step in a healthy diet.  It’s used in French toast at breakfast, sandwiches for lunch and for breading or fillers for dinner.  Finding the best choice is important. Continue reading

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There Are No Excuses!

The most dedicated athletes can get whiny and down about the process of training, but then I see someone who inspires me to “pull up my bootstraps” and keep pushing on. One of these people is on one of my DVD weight training tapes. This young man does plio (jump training) with a prosthetic leg. That is impressive. Then I saw an article in The New York Times about options for amputees. Continue reading

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The Best Exercises for Your Lower Body

Stiff legged-deadlifts and squats are highly effective boosts for your backside. The key to both exercises are the use of good form to be most effective and avoid injury.

The stiff-legged dead lift targets the hamstrings, glutes, and erector-spinae. Standing with your feet hip-width apart, holding a dumbbell or E-Z bar with weights on it in your hands, keeping your legs straight, but not locked. Extend your arms toward the floor, palms facing the front of your thighs.  Continue reading

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