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10 Most Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

10 Most Healthy Fruits and Vegetables When you think of dieting and healthy fruits and vegetables in the same sentence, do you roll your eyes and think of a bottomless plate of celery and carrots? If you do, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise as we look at some of the healthiest foods on […]

5 Ways to Reduce Fat Intake

If you’re used to eating a lot of fatty foods, and want to reduce fat intake , don’t expect to change your eating habits overnight. Instead, strive to evolve your habits instead of revolutionizing them. Take baby steps over time, and soon, you’ll look at food through a new pair of eyes.

How to Find Your Target Heart Rate

Knowing your target heart rate  is important if you want to maximize benefits from your exercise and fitness program. Maximum benefit comes from exercising at 60–80 percent of your maximum heart rate. That is considered your target heart rate, and staying in that range reduces risk while conveying the benefits of exercise… When you first […]

The Dangers of Trans Fats

Trans fats, also known as hydrogenated fats or trans fatty acids, are artificial fats. They are manufactured–except for the small amounts found naturally in beef and dairy products.

5 Tips for Exercising with Kids Around

It’s really difficult to find time and space for exercising with kids around . That’s the bad news. The good news is that if you have kids, you probably already get more exercise than most, so a missed day of exercise here or there isn’t going to do you any harm. exercising with kids around

10 Healthy Herbs and Spices

The buzzword today is “superfoods,” and our 10 healthy herbs and spices are definitely superfoods. Using these herbs and spices does more than add a kick in flavor; using them kicks up nutrition and helps to guard your overall health. This list is not exhaustive, but you can’t go wrong adding this selection of herbs […]

5 Ways to Add Flavor Without Adding Calories

Thankfully, adding calories is not the only way to add flavor to food. Nature has given us a variety of ingredients that can turn a blah dish into a gustatory delight without abandoning your diet. In fact, these little jewels add pack a punch of healthy benefits as well as flavor, so use them often […]

7 Great Foods to Fight Fat

Not all foods are created equally—some tend to add fat while others fight fat. By swatting fat-building foods for fat-fighting foods, you won’t have to watch your portions quite as closely as you would otherwise. Everyone “knows” that grapefruit and rabbit food (lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, etc.) are diet foods, but we’re going to look at […]

5 Ways to Enhance Your Cardio Workout

Recent research suggests that “chronic cardio exercisers” may not see the same results as those who exercise mostly moderately and in short bursts. Former triathlon competitor Mark Sisson and author of the Primal series, has ruthlessly modified his workout routine, shortening and moderating it, yet he’s never felt better than he does at 59. He […]