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Post-workout mistakes that could ruin your results

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You’ve made a commitment to exercise more and lose weight. Maybe you’ve even started working out every day. But no matter how hard you hit the gym, the real progress happens after your workout. It’s during periods of rest and recovery that your muscles repair themselves and grow. That means what you do when your workout is finished is just as important as the workout itself. And if you’re making any of these common post-workout …

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Facts about hormone replacement therapy

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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been the topic of numerous conflicting reports over the past couple of decades, with some clinical trials suggesting increased risks of certain health conditions, and other studies demonstrating its effectiveness in relieving symptoms associated with menopause and helping to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis and heart disease. If you’re considering hormone replacement therapy, it’s important to understand the facts so that you can make an informed decision. What is hormone …

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10 ways to make running more fun

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Do you think running is boring? Or hard? Or lonely? Even though these perceptions may keep you from lacing up your sneakers, it might be worth giving running another shot. Running is a great way to improve your overall health and well-being, strengthen your immune system, lower your risk of chronic disease, relieve stress, and improve your confidence and self-esteem. Plus, you can do it practically anywhere, without any special equipment other than your shoes. …

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How does green coffee bean help with weight loss?

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Green coffee bean extract seems to be the newest miracle weight-loss supplement. What is it, how is it different from regular coffee, and how can it help you lose weight? What is green coffee bean? Green coffee beans are simply regular coffee beans that are unroasted. Normally, coffee beans are roasted to produce the smoky, aromatic flavor that we all know and love. But for green coffee extract, the beans are left in their raw, …

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Can meditation help you lose weight?

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You already know that regular exercise and a healthy diet are important for reaching and maintaining your goal weight, but did you know there are other healthy habits you can adopt to help you reach your weight-loss goals? One of them is starting a regular meditation practice. While meditation doesn’t directly help you lose weight, a 2013 review of research revealed that meditation can promote weight loss by influencing behaviors that drive you to eat …

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10 ways to motivate yourself to exercise every day

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Many of us sit in a car to commute to a desk job, and then rush home to make dinner, help the kids with their homework, do some laundry, and get ready to do it all again the next day. How are we supposed to work in our recommended 30 to 60 minutes of daily exercise? Unless we make exercise a priority, it’s likely to be the first thing we let slide. Follow these 10 …

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Surprising uses for Botox

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Botox is best known for its ability to minimize wrinkles, but this popular injection has a number of uses that may surprise you. Botox, a drug made from a toxin created by certain bacteria, relaxes muscles and smooths wrinkles when injected into the skin in small doses. Botox works by blocking the signals between nerves and muscles, leading to less movement in the muscles. Botox has been approved by the FDA to treat several medical …

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Is your job making you fat?

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Is your work affecting your waistline? It might be. Forty-one percent of workers reported gaining weight in their current jobs, according to a 2013 survey. Individuals with mostly sedentary jobs were the most likely to gain weight, as well as those in high-stress positions, including administrative personnel, engineers, teachers, nurses, IT professionals, and attorneys. Your job can influence your weight in several ways — from where you work to who you work with. Continue reading …

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20 ways to get more activity into your day

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Finding the time to exercise can be challenging — especially if you’re juggling work, family, and other commitments. Fitness experts recommend getting 45 to 60 minutes of exercise per day if you’re trying to lose weight, and that can be hard to fit in between fighting rush hour traffic, cooking dinner, and chauffeuring the kids to activities. But here’s the good news: You don’t have to do it all at once. Studies have shown that …

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From the doc: The link between stress and weight gain

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Scientists have known for some time that stress is related to weight gain. When faced with a stressful situation, our adrenal system is designed to release a hormone called cortisol, which regulates or modulates many changes that occur in the body in response to stress. Cortisol influences blood sugar levels, macronutrient metabolism, blood pressure, and the central nervous system, as well as many other functions throughout the body. When cortisol is released, our energy, metabolism, …