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Can Meditation Really Help Your Health?

Stress throws your body out of balance. Stress related illnesses include anxiety, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, migraines. One of the most important health benefits of meditation is the positive effect it can have on your stress level. Meditation can help you bring your body and mind back to a balanced and relaxed […]

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Doing Cardio Alone Isn’t Good Enough. Why?

Which training approach has more health benefits, cardio or weight training? Both will improve your health and fitness, but each has unique benefits and limitations. Cardio, also known as aerobic exercise, is any activity that forces your body to increase your rate of breathing as your large muscle groups are used in regular and repeated […]

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Why Is Weightlifting Essential As You Age?

Would you like to add a few years to your life? Or make your remaining years more independent and productive? Weightlifting or strength training can offset or delay the loss of strength, joint problems, weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes and general weakness that comes with age. There is no age limit to weight training […]

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10 Foods That Slow Down Your Weight Loss

There are many foods that will help kickstart your diet and weight loss. Unfortunately, not all foods are diet friendly and many will actually slow your weight loss progress. Here are ten foods that you should limit or avoid if you are serious about losing weight:   Milk – Milk is great for your bones […]

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10 Foods That Will Enhance Your Weight Loss

Dieting? There are certain foods that can enhance your weight loss by helping burn fat and speed up your metabolism. Here are ten foods to help you lose weight:   Eggs – Eggs are relatively low in calories and packed with protein. An egg at breakfast will start your day off right, and as protein […]

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What Is Reiki?

Reiki is the art of channeling universal energy for the purpose of healing. Reiki is a Japanese technique of stress reduction and relaxation similar to, but much different than, massage as the goal is to balance energy and promote mental, physical and spiritual healing. Reiki is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on […]

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Metabolic Syndrome: What Is It?

The term metabolic syndrome is not so much a disease, as a label for a cluster of metabolic disorders that when combined, greatly increase a patient’s risk for diabetes, heart attack and stroke. The Big 5 – There are generally five disorders included, and your risks grow exponentially if more than one is present. The […]

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The DASH Diet Explained

What is the DASH diet? DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It is the diet most often recommended by physicians and nutritionists to help control hypertension. The DASH diet simply includes foods that have been shown to lower high blood pressure while eliminating foods known to contribute to high blood pressure, primarily salt […]

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5 Best Cheeses for A Healthy Diet

Cheese is typically high in saturated fat and calories, eating too much will often lead to weight gain. But cheese is a rich source of calcium, a key nutrient for healthy bones and teeth, blood clotting, wound healing, and normal blood pressure. A single ounce of cheese provides 20 percent of your daily requirement of […]

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Hormones That Affect Weight Control

Hormones impact many aspects of your life, your mood, your metabolism and energy level and your weight. Hormones fluctuate over the course of your life as you go from puberty to adulthood and eventually menopause. If you have stubborn weight that just won’t come off, you may be able to change that by bringing your […]

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