• Are workout bands effective?

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    Workout bands offer ease and convenience for exercise at home or on the go. You get versatility, too. But, are these workout wonders dazzlers or duds of the exercise world? Here’s the scoop… Workout bands are a winner Writing for Prevention, Marianne McGinnis reported the magazine’s comparison of weights, resistance balls, bands, Pilates, yoga and […]

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  • Cut the carbs, keep great taste


    You don’t have to sacrifice great taste when cutting carbs. These easy swaps are just as good as the original yet, they won’t wreck your waistline. Go crazy with cauliflower Who knew this humble, white head could be so versatile? Cauliflower is enjoying a renaissance of sorts as people repurpose it as a stand in […]

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  • Best kettlebell circuit for 2017


    Looking for a way to get in a killer workout for your whole body in just a few minutes? Try this kettlebell circuit. Burn mega calories and tone up in just minutes each day. Best of all, you only need one kettlebell. What are you waiting for? Get swinging now. Beginners should set a timer […]

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  • To free or not to free – fat that is: Full fat, lite or skim?


    Grocery shelves are full of products offering each of these. What does it all mean? Is there an advantage to one over the other? Here’s the skinny on full fat, fat-free and the in-between. Let’s start with the difference among these We’ll use milk here as an example. From fat-free to full-fat, milk has about […]

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  • Workout must haves

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    Having the right gear can mean the difference between a workout that is just okay and one that raises the bar on performance. Think about it – you wouldn’t show up to work without the right tools. Workouts are a kind of work. When you adopt an attitude of preparedness you set the stage for […]

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  • Effective Stretches You Can Do At Your Desk


    The benefits of stretching are endless. Whether you want to improve your posture, relieve stress, prevent injury or ease an aching back, stretching is the perfect addition to your morning routine. The question is: how can you incorporate them into your desk job? This article will cover some great stretches you can do right then […]

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  • 5 Tips For Healthy Grilling

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    If your idea of a good time is hanging out with friends, family and grilling for all, this is the article for you! Truth be told, summertime BBQ’s aren’t always the healthiest option, but when you tweak what you grill up for your loved ones, it can be heart healthy and tastier than ever! Here […]

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  • 3 Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings


    If you’ve been focusing on a low carb diet to lose those unwanted pounds, you may be sabotaging your efforts with store bought salad dressing. The unfortunate truth is, salad dressings you find stocked on the shelf of your local grocery store are often full of chemicals, preservatives and sugar. Improve the taste and quality […]

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  • 5 Ways to Incorporate Chia Seeds Into Your Diet


    Chia seeds have grown in popularity in the last couple of years, and are known as a superfood for your body and mind. As one of the best fat sources around, here are five simple ways to incorporate them into your diet today! Add Them to Your DIY Protein Bars Chia seeds are rich in […]

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  • Stability Ball Exercises For a Strong Core

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    Developing and maintaining a strong core is essential for a healthy body, to reduce back pain, boost your confidence, and achieve greater results with your overall fitness. Here are some of the best stability ball exercises you can do. Best of all, you can do them anywhere! Get to Know Your Stability Ball (And What […]

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