Gabriella Patel

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Some of us love butter. We put it on a piece of toast, it is used to bring out flavor, and helps with keeping ingredients together in baking. Unfortunately, butter is a dairy product that is made from the fat content in milk. Keep Reading

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Refined sugar is considered to be as addictive as a drug, and potentially as detrimental to your health. Long term over-eating of refined sugar can lead to substantial weight gain, and the possibility of diabetes. Keep Reading

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The days of eating candy loaded with sugar, forgetting to brush our teeth every day, and flossing once in a blue moon have to be avoided as much as possible if we want to establish healthy oral hygiene. Often, we focus on making sure those teeth are white, rather than keying on what those teeth are sitting on. Keep Reading

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Perk Up That Booty

by Gabriella Patel on January 7, 2015

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Having a toned behind not only looks better than a saggy bum, but it will greatly reduce stress that is placed on the knees by distributing weight to the backside and hamstrings. Focusing on strengthening the entire leg has plenty of benefits, but chiefly reduces the possibility of injury on those beat up knees. Keep Reading

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Push-ups. We’ve all done them, but sometimes they just don’t look the best. Push-ups are really a total-body functional move that is great for increasing strength, much like bench-pressing, and also have the added benefit of engaging the core and lower body. Keep Reading

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The holidays can get to be pretty chaotic. No matter how much you accomplish, it always feels like there are several more things you should be doing or getting ready for something. In these times, you must force yourself to take a step back to find the peace. Keep Reading

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Your body’s vascular system consists of a complex network of arteries, veins and capillaries.  The main job of this system is transportation as it moves blood from the heart, throughout the body and back to the heart.  Arteries play a role as it takes oxygenated blood away from the heart.  Keep Reading

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We always seem to be impressed by water and what it has to offer. However, we don’t take the time to ensure we drink enough water. With all the water that surrounds us, why are we constantly downing energy drinks, coffee, and juices when we are thirsty? Keep Reading

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Are you guilty of late night snacking? Keep Reading

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Stability balls in the past have primarily been used in physiotherapy offices and nursing homes. Presently, they are also found in many local gyms. Try a few of these new fitness workouts using only a stability ball. Keep Reading

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