August 2015

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Oranges are a delicious fruit with a tangy flavor and an uplifting smell. They are packed with vitamins A, B and C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, choline and other nutrients. Plus, an orange packs over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, many of which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, blood clot inhibiting properties, and strong anti-oxidant effects. Keep Reading


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You can buy the best shampoo and conditioner to get your hair looking great, but for healthy hair, it starts from the inside! Genetics plays a role in hair loss, but there are also many factors, including insufficient scalp circulation, an underactive thyroid, hormonal imbalances, and nutrient deficiencies. However, you are in luck! There are also many foods that offer vitamins and minerals that support healthy hair growth and strength. Keep Reading


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If bad eating habits reign, they can be hard to change especially when they’ve become comfortable routines. But by keeping unhealthy foods out of your home, and bringing healthy foods in, it is possible to promote better eating habits, even with the pickiest kids! Whether you’re trying to persuade your toddler to give carrots a chance, or attempting to convince your teen into drinking something other than soda, these healthy eating tips might be worth a try: Keep Reading


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Lightweight and easily packable, resistance bands are easy to use at home or on the road. They deliver what experts call “functional training,” that mimic real-life actions and target more muscles in the process. Everyday tasks will become easier, and you will tone up quickly! Keep Reading


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Running in a marathon can be one of the most challenging and rewarding accomplishments you may achieve in your life! Almost anyone in good physical condition can complete a marathon with the proper training. Keep Reading


Post image for Chicken Is Too Good for the Soul

Chicken is a popular food that is cooked in a multitude of ways in every household. It is one of the most valued foods among people of all ages, throughout the world! Not only does it form a crucial part of various culinary traditions but it is also highly nutritious, healthy, and delicious to taste. Need more reasons to eat chicken? Keep Reading


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Sometimes confused with your actual bladder, the gallbladder sits right below the liver and is shaped like a tiny pear, storing bile that is produced by your liver during digestion. It plays a very important role in your body as it stores and doles out bile, a fluid produced in the liver that helps digest fat. Sometimes, gallstones form in the gallbladder and block the flow of bile, causing an excessive amount of pain. Keep Reading


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Lateral epicondylitis is commonly called different names; elbow tendonitis, or tennis elbow, and is a painful condition involving the tendons that attach to the bone on the outside part of the elbow. Degeneration of the tendon’s attachment occurs, weakening the anchor site and placing greater stress on the area. Pain is usually gradually felt on or below the elbows bony prominence. Keep Reading


Speed Up Recovery Time

by Jackie on August 1, 2015

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Spending some quality workout time at the gym can obviously be very beneficial, but you have to allow your body to recover! The risks of overtraining are numerous, as it can undo some of the hard work you put in; making you lethargic, unable to sleep, irritable, and increasing the chance for an injury. Plan for recovery as seriously as you do for workouts. Keep Reading