High-Intensity Killer Ab Workout

by Mel on November 10, 2015

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Get killer abs by performing exercises that combine fat-burning cardio with moves that target your entire core. These moves will help you burn off the fat that’s hiding your sexy abs. Intervals are short bursts of maximum-intensity effort that have been proven to burn significantly more calories than typical workouts. Keep Reading


Cooking With Kids

by Mel on October 13, 2015

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Spend more quality time with your kids, while teaching them valuable food preparation skills! It is never too early to start giving young kids simple tasks in the kitchen. Older children can learn how to prepare an entire dinner for the family by themselves. Your kids will love spending time with you in the kitchen and they will feel a great sense of accomplishment learning new skills! Keep Reading


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Working out in high temperatures can significantly raise your heart rate and put you at risk for heat-related illness and dehydration. Learn how to beat the summer heat by making these simple adjustments to your workout routine. Keep Reading


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Having good agility is important for athletes from many sports. But, no matter your age or fitness level, agility training should be an important part of your workout routine. As we age, or rather become complacent in our daily routines, both our mental and physical agility suffers. Agility will help your ability to quickly accelerate, decelerate, stop and change directions. 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


Don’t Get Salty Over Sodium

by Mel on July 21, 2015

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Each one of us consumes sodium every single day, and that is a good thing! Our bodies require sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much sodium can have negative effects on your health, such as an increased risk for high blood pressure (which contributes to heart disease and stroke). While most of us get enough sodium each day to meet our bodies’ needs (about 1,500 milligrams), the average person consumes way too much! It is recommended that adults consume less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily which is about 1 teaspoon of salt. Keep Reading


The Juicy Facts of Watermelon

by Mel on June 16, 2015

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Summertime has arrived in full swing, and so has the fruits of this earth! No other produce screams summer quite like a juicy slice of watermelon, due to its refreshing sweetness and burst of color that adds a bit of brightness to your plate. Keep Reading


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Many of us seem to worry about our back or our knees going out as we age. What should be focused on more is the ankle sprain, as it is viewed as the “common cold” of musculoskeletal injuries. If you want to live an active lifestyle, it becomes very difficult to avoid. Keep Reading


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The elliptical machine is a mainstay in the gym for good reason: it is easy on the joints and it provides a great cardio and total body workout. Sometimes, people tend to misuse them and aren’t able to maximize their workout. Here are a few tips to keep in mind next time you hop onto one of these beautiful machines. Keep Reading


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For many of us, relaxation means zoning out in front of the TV at the end of a stressful day. But this does little to reduce the damaging effects of stress. To effectively combat stress, we need to activate the body’s natural relaxation response. Keep Reading