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Is Eating Organic Food Actually Better for You?

A guest post by Lisa Bonet.

There are various reasons why you may choose organic produce, from protecting your health and the health of those who work in agriculture to preserving the environment. However, with organic food costing significantly more than standard produce, if you are most interested in its potential health benefits, you will want to know whether the extra cost is really worth it. It’s no surprise you may wonder this, as with conflicting reports on the nutritional value of organic crops, you want to make sure that your money is well spent, as on a tight budget organic produce is a luxury.

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Dedicated Olympians Strive for Excellence!

The Olympic Games are considered the world’s foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.  The Summer and Winter Games alternate every four years but are two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. Continue reading

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Easy Pork Chop Recipe

Guest blogger, Trisha DeHall, shares this delicious (and easy!) recipe for pork chops.

Lean cuts of pork are high in protein and low in fat. Add a side of veggies and you’ve got a clean meal that delivers all the right nutrients without waist-expanding carbs. Servings: 4

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Making the Right Choices at the Grocery Store

Making the right choices when navigating the grocery store aisles can be a challenge.  You need to provide yourself with knowledge and a plan to achieve the most nutritional purchases. Continue reading

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Germs Are Hiding in Surprising Places

We have all developed a keen sense of understanding about the importance of washing hands after using the restroom, before you eat, when out in public places, or if you have a cold. There is another place where germs hide, and hide well!

Is it in your bathroom? It can be, but a germ filled offender may surprise you; it’s your kitchen! Continue reading

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Exercise Your Way to Happy & Healthy

Working out in the morning is a great way to jump-start your day, get your blood flowing, and your energy boosting.  I exercise at home, while my children are sleeping, with DVDs.  I am dedicated because I love the way it makes me feel (energized, flexible and strong) and look.  I enjoy the loosening of stiffness from sleeping, and having personal time to start out my day.  Not everyone is a morning person though, so working out during your lunch break or evenings may be better for you.  Continue reading

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Getting Healthy Is Easier With A Little Help From Your Friends

The idea of successfully getting fit and healthy in a group setting is re-enforced by a lot of important research. It is also made obvious by the success that many people have found with Weight Watchers and Spark along with the supporting communities that they have generated. Continue reading

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My Favorite Weight Loss Tips: Part I

Here are a few of my favorite weight loss tips.  These helpful steps are effective and easy to incorporate into your life.  I’m breaking this list up over 2 days so check back tomorrow for Part II. Continue reading

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Take Control of Your Medical Bills

When you receive health care coverage summaries from your insurance company or from a hospital after a procedure, it is very important to stay on top of your bills and organize your own test results. You are your best advocate when you interact with the medical world. Continue reading

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