Health Benefits of Yoga (Infographic)

We’re probably preaching to the choir here, but it’s always good to be reminded of the many health benefits of yoga — especially when this information comes via an infographic (who doesn’t love a good infographic?)

Improving blood circulation, relieving stress, lowering the risk of heart disease, and alleviating back pain are just a few of the benefits of yoga,

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Lose weight fast!! Weight loss & Health tips

 

Weightloss_crop150Did I get your attention?! I think I did…Weight loss tips, it sells books, TV slots, movies, electronic devices and anything that says “How to lose weight fast!” Sorry for the downer, but the only way to lose weight is to watch what you eat and the good old fashion cardio. But there are some tricks of the trade and Ill tell you what I know!

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7 Reasons Flexibility Training Should be and important part of any Fitness Plan!

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Flexibility is a joint’s ability to move through a full range of motion. Flexibility training (stretching) helps balance muscle groups that might be overused during exercise or physical activity or as a result of bad posture. It’s important to clearly understand the many benefits that result from a good flexibility program.

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12 Simple Ways to Super-Charge Your Metabolism for Ultimate Weight Loss!

“Metabolism” refer to the process of converting food to energy (movement and heat). Metabolism happens in your muscles and organs and the result of it is what we commonly refer to as “burning calories”. Metabolism is essentially the speed at which your body’s motor is running.

“Basal metabolism:” is the metabolic rate or caloric expenditure needed to maintain basal body functions such as your heart beating, breathing, muscle tone, etc. It’s how fast your “motor” is running when you’re still in a reclined position or sleeping. Basal metabolism accounts for about 75% of the calories you expend on a daily basis!

The good news is that there are 12 ways you can “boost” your metabolism! The more of these you’re able to incorporate into your life, the more you’ll boost your metabolism. That means you’ll be expending (“burning”) more calories 24 hours a day!

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20 HABITS THAT MAKE YOU FAT

20 HABITS THAT MAKE YOU FAT

20. #1: Eating “low-fat”:

It sounds crazy, but stop buying foods marketed as low-fat or fat-free. Typically, they save you only a few calories and, in doing so, they replace harmless fats with low-performing carbohydrates that digest quickly—causing a sugar rush and, immediately afterward, rebound hunger. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that meals that limited carbohydrates to 43 percent were more filling and had a milder effect on blood sugar than meals with 55 percent carbohydrates. That means you’ll store less body fat and be less likely to eat more later.

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Home Remedies for Weight Loss

Your weight is a balancing act that features how many calories you consume plus the amount of energy you burn throughout the day. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 67% of adults age 20 years and over are overweight or obese. If you live your life as a couch potato or munch on too many potato chips, you may find a need to explore the many different home remedies for weight loss.

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CAUSES OF WEIGHT GAIN

From drinking too much soda to going through a divorce, there are numerous everyday habits and events in life that can contribute to an increase in weight. Some of the most common causes of weight gain include [1]:

• Medications: While prescription drugs are supposed to make you feel better, some also come with side effects that can cause you to gain weight. Common culprits include steroids, antidepressants, diabetes medications,heartburn treatments, seizure preventatives, and birth control pills.

• Lifestyle: Your daily habits could be at the root of your weight gain. Perhaps you’re working long hours and the stress is adding to your waistline. Are you an emotional eater? Not getting enough sleep? Have you recently quit smoking? Other lifestyle choices that can contribute to weight gain include not eating enough fiber, high-sugar snacks, sedentary job, hanging out with overeaters, heavy drinking, eating large portions, and skipping meals (which can slow down your metabolism).

• Life Changes: When the body goes through a change, such as hormonal changes associated with menopause and pregnancy in women, weight can become redistributed and accumulate in the body. Oftentimes, the midsection and hips are the hardest hit areas. Aging is another reason people gain weight because their metabolism starts to slow down as they get older.

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