The Best Snacks for Weight Loss

  It’s that time of day again: even though it seems like you just ate, you’re hungry already and thinking about snacks. There’s no way you can focus on work or get your chores done until that pit of hunger in your stomach goes away.   But you’ve been trying to lose weight, and all this snacking isn’t helping. That’s why we’ve put together a list of healthy snacks that you can always depend on when those inconvenient cravings kick in at the worst time.   1. Hummus Hummus is a great alternative dip to the much fattier queso and

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Daily Medicine For A Longer Life

    As we age, important chemicals in our bodies have a harder time staying on top of things. Your joints ache, your vision goes, and it’s more important than ever to eat a diet full of healthy vitamins and minerals. One of these minerals is calcium. You probably grew up believing that you should always drink milk because the calcium it contains would make your bones stronger. While that’s true, it turns out that your body has a harder time processing calcium as you age. The reduction of calcium-binding proteins is one of the biggest indicators of memory loss

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3 Ways to Feel Better Today

  There are dozens of ways to improve your health and mood over a long period of time. A balanced diet, long-term exercise and plenty of good sleep are the simplest and most proven of these. But none of those solutions will help you feel better today. When things aren’t going quite right and you need a pick-me-up these three ideas are proven solutions for improving your mood and making your day better with only a little bit of effort.   Take a walk.   According to an analysis of many walking studies, “walking reduced the risk of cardiovascular events

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The Best Ways To Slay A Cold

    You sneeze, sniffle, then reach for a tissue. That’s when it hits you: you have a cold, and it’s only going to get worse. There is no magic pill to destroy a cold before it starts. All you can do is help your body fight off the virus as quickly as possible. That’s why we’ve put together this list of immune system hacks to shorten the lifespan of your cold.   Lemon Water   Lemon juice is an acidic liquid, which will thin the mucus in your throat and make it easier to breathe. Combined with the antimicrobial properties

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Easy Food Substitutions for a Healthy Diet

    When people think about eating healthier, they often imagine changing every little thing in their diet down to the last calorie. This often leads to too much change all at once, and then they abandon the diet after only a few weeks. The more sensible approach is to make smaller, subtle changes to your diet with one food at a time. Little substitutions like these four will have you feeling healthier without feeling overwhelmed from overhauling your diet.   Substitute turkey for pork and beef.   Turkey is a white meat which is significantly leaner than its cousins, beef

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Can Smiling Make You Healthier?

  Every little thing that can make life happier for you is worth seeking out. One simple thing—smiling more—can help you feel healthier and happier, and it doesn’t cost a dime. Here are four ways that smiling can make you healthier.   It makes other people smile.   The next time you watch a comedy on TV, pay attention to your face when the characters are smiling. You might notice that you unconsciously smile when they do. Mirror neurons in your brain mimic the behavior and facial expressions of other people, including on TV. So whenever you smile, you’re unconsciously

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Essential Oils vs. Candles

  People have been making candles from wax and animal fat for thousands of years. Burning a candle is one of the oldest known ways to both light up a room and freshen the air within.   But the candles you have in your home today are not all-natural and eco-friendly like they used to be. Recently essential oil diffusers have become a healthy, organic way to refresh your home. Here are the differences between essential oils and candles.   The packaging around candles is decorated with sweeping beaches, glistening fruit and vibrant flowers. But in reality, what you’re burning

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How To Keep Your Resolutions Alive And Healthy

New Year’s resolutions are the easiest things in the world to make, but they’re often the hardest to keep. But don’t feel bad if you’ve let your resolutions slide in the past: 92% of people don’t see their resolutions come true. So if you want to be one of the 8% who achieves their goals, you need all the help you can get it. Use these tips and resources to keep your resolutions alive and healthy this year.   Accountability Apps   There’s an app for everything these days, including helping you keep your New Year’s resolutions. Apps like MyFoodDiary,

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Burn 300 Calories in 30 Minutes

There are three major elements in your adult life: your family, your work and your health. The old saying goes that you only get to pick two of these. If your life is too busy for you to find time for exercise, you need a workout that will burn the most calories in the least amount of time. It’s a common problem for adults, so you’re not alone. Here are some quick ways to keep yourself in shape when you’ve only got 30 minutes to spare.   Running   Running is one of the easiest forms of exercise, because all

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The Best Diets To Try In 2017

  This is it. This is the year you’re finally gonna do it. You’ll lose weight, make healthy choices and feel better about your body. If this mantra seems familiar to you, you might be tired of trying diet after diet without any results. But the secret to success is finding a diet that works for your unique nutritional needs. That’s why we’ve compiled the best four diets that are worth trying to make your 2017 healthier.   DASH DASH stands for “dietary approaches to stop hypertension”—hypertension is a medical term for blood pressure that is too high. The diet

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