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You were out on the boat all day, without even a thought to apply sunscreen (or to reapply), and before you knew it, you were rewarded with a nasty sunburn. Or perhaps you were just working out in the yard for about an hour and it didn’t even cross your mind to put on sunscreen. Now you’re toasted. 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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The dead-lift is a compound body weight exercise that applies significant muscle mass to your rear end, hamstrings and quads. Many have developed an injury to their lower rear while dead-lifting, but this is due to bad dead-lift form, and lifting too much. Keep Reading


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What type of food sounds best on a cold, spring day? For most of us, a warm cup of soup is most comforting, and fills our kitchens with a delicious aroma. It is easy to prepare, and filling. The fact that specific tableware is designated for the sole purpose or eating soup is evidence of its prominent role at our kitchen tables. 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


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Have you ever been outside in your backyard, wishing that you could have as much fun as your kids on that trampoline? If you think jumping on a trampoline is child’s play, think again! Trampoline classes are popping up in gyms all over the country. Keep Reading


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There are basically two kinds of backpacking food. There are freeze-dried backpacking meals, available in many delicious varieties but at relatively higher prices. Or food at your local grocery store, also with a wide variety of tasty choices, but with less cost. Keep Reading


The Often Forgotten Triceps

by Jackie on April 28, 2015

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One of the best ways to improve the appearance of your arms is to tone the triceps. While there is no such thing as spot-training (the thought that you can lose weight in a specific area of the body by exercising it more), strength training does help you improve your overall muscle tone. Combine this with a good diet and cardio exercise, and you’ll achieve a fitter, more toned appearance. Keep Reading


Beat the Bloat

by Wendy on April 24, 2015

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Gas and bloating might be an uncomfortable topic to talk about with some people, but it is something that we all experience. On average, we pass gas anywhere from 12-25 times a day, and surveys show that abdominal bloating affects up to 30% of Americans. Keep Reading


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If you have dry skin, you know that lotions and moisturizers help. However, other causes of dry skin can happen as a result of frequent bathing, use of harsh soaps, aging, or certain medical conditions.

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