Life Tips After Binging on Holiday Foods...

Feb 10, 2017 by

The holidays come and the holidays go.  But all those extra sweets and yummy treats definitely stay.  Particularly around the tummy and butt area.  After indulging for nearly 2 full months it is common to feel like your pants are fitting just a little bit tighter. Whether you were binging on sweets, you’re more of a fan of savory indulgences, or maybe you just love it all. The result is the same. Feeling a little out of sorts with your body and like you may not be bikini ready just yet. Here are some of the best tips for managing your life after indulging on food during the holidays. Wear Loose Clothing First and foremost the plan of action is to hide any undesirable chub or flub.  The best way to do this is...

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The truth about vaping as we currently know it...

Feb 4, 2017 by

Proposed new regulations on vaping are meant to clear the haze on the growing trend. But what do we really know about it? (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Nothing signifies the formalization of a trend like government regulations. Acknowledging that vaping—the use of a battery-powered device to inhale not always nicotine-free vapour—is here to stay, Canada introduced amendments to the existing Tobacco Act last November that would rename it to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act. The goal is to regulate the manufacture, sale, labelling and promotion of the devices, while prohibiting sale to Canadians under 18. The hope is that regulations will also provide desperately needed quality control to a frontier industry that is estimated to grow and be worth $32 billion worldwide by 2021, said Barry Finegan, a smoking cessation expert and anesthesiologist at...

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Where Does Alcohol Fit In Your Diet?...

Feb 2, 2017 by

Anyone over the age of 21 is eventually going to have to have some hard conversations with themselves about where alcohol fits in a healthy diet. It’s such a prevalent part of the food experience, the social experience, and the celebration experience – it’s important to put it in context every once in awhile with a specific regard to nutrition, diet, and health. Five categories to consider while you’re on this meditative path about alcohol include where the troubling result of addiction can lead you, what the benefits might be, where social value rests, how to pair alcohol with food, and what to consider while trying to gain or lose weight. The Troubling Result When you drink too much, or if you have a genetic disposition toward alcohol, you can fairly easily end up...

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Five Tips For Fighting Fat And Losing Weight...

Jan 28, 2017 by

It’s a brand new year and many people have been working on weight loss since New Year’s resolution time. It’s likely if that was one of your resolutions you’re still working toward your weight loss and haven’t given up yet. That means that now is the perfect time to get some extra tips to help keep your motivated. When it comes to weight loss many people give up when they don’t start seeing results right away. Unfortunately, it takes some time to start losing and at some point you might hit a plateau as well. Here are a few tips that can help you get through it and lose weight. Try Something Different There are plenty of aids out there meant to help you with your weight loss. You can find scientifically proven assistance,...

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Tips For Prolonging Your Life

Jan 20, 2017 by

The majority of people desire to live long and happy lives surrounded by friends and family that love them, doing the things that they love most in this world. Therefore it’s extremely important to treat your body with care and take the proper measures to extend your life as much as you can. Many people desire a rich and quality life but can’t seem to follow through with what it takes to have one.  It doesn’t have to mean that you spend every day of your life hidden behind closed doors afraid of the world.  It is important to still live your life and understand that risk is a part of the experience of life.  All it takes is a few simple steps to decrease your chances of something going wrong.  Here are some...

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5 Best Eating Habits For 2017

Dec 30, 2016 by

Figuring and adopting the best eating habits is the basis of building a healthy life.  Many people who struggle with their health have tried everything the dieting market has to offer to no avail.  Because the changes they make are typically short term, the effects never last very long.  Real change requires augmenting one’s habits and building a whole new lifestyle.  Check out a few of the best eating habits recommended for a healthy body.   Cut out processed foods. If it comes in a box and takes 15 minutes to prepare, then it is probably not a healthy choice for a meal.  These types of foods are often riddled with sodium and other preservatives that can cause significant damage to the body over time.   Instead of Hamburger Helper, cook fresh vegetables and...

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Fit Bit or Fake Bit – Why a Fitness Tracker Might Not Be Right For You...

Dec 21, 2016 by

This is the time of year when I get super excited about food.  There are recipes in my family that only come out at Christmas or Hanukkah that have been handed down for generations.  Cakes, pies, candies and cookies, mom’s special fudge recipe, all are just waiting to tempt the palate and expand the waist.  It’s no better at work or play with all the office parties, fundraisers and potluck invitations that roll in.  My fitness tracker won’t be able to keep up with all the steps I’ll have to take to work it off.  In fact, I’m thinking of giving the thing a break until after the new year. It’s interesting that this year there was a class action suit against makers of those fitness trackers.  Users complained that even though they were...

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Reasons To Take A Nutrition Class...

Dec 15, 2016 by

You have been reminded since childhood to eat your fruits and vegetables and probably know the basics about what constitutes a healthy and nutritious diet.  However, you may be surprised at many of the benefits taking a nutrition class as an adult has to offer.  Almost every community college or adult education center has nutrition classes that are offered in any area of the country.  Here are a few reasons to take a nutrition class that could benefit you down the road. Being More Informed It is important to be well informed about the foods that you consume.  More and more studies are being conducted that show many nutritional benefits from curbing your diet to add more vegetables and fruit and consuming less meat.  Many nutrition courses focus on teaching students about the drawbacks...

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Tips For Losing Weight After The Holidays...

Dec 15, 2016 by

The holidays tend to be a time of gluttonous indulgence.  When the plate of cookies always seems near, and there’s never a glass of wine or slice of cake you can’t resist.  Parties, social meetings, and eating out are all common themes of the holidays.  It’s no wonder that on average people tend to gain 5-10 pounds during this season. However, indulgence is a part of the tradition of this season and it’s meant to be enjoyed once a year.  Instead of holding yourself back and not allowing yourself to enjoy the tastes and customs of the holiday season, just prepare yourself for how to lose the weight efficiently once it’s over. Here are the most effective ways to gradually and effectively get rid of those extra pounds. Go On a Diet Try going...

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Nutritional Tips For Breastfeeding Moms...

Dec 9, 2016 by

You just welcomed a healthy baby into the family, and have made the decision that you are going to breastfeed your new addition.  Many moms, even military parents, choose to breastfeed their baby because of all of the health and nutritional perks it provides to their child, but breastfeeding also requires the mom to take a look at what she is eating too.  Here are few nutritional tips for nursing moms to take into consideration when planning their daily meals. Make Sure You Are Hydrated Extra water intake is key if you choose to breastfeed your baby.  Breastfeeding classes and birthing courses will usually put a strong emphasis that if you want to nurse your baby for any significant amount of time that you should always take in extra water.  Hydration is important for...

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