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6 Herbs to Help You HIIT the Gym

Most people would agree that getting to the gym can be a challenge. Sometimes it feels like there are never enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished and still find time for your personal fitness.

In comes “HIIT”, also known as High Intensity Interval Training.

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Why the Best Medicine Might Be Your Right and Left Feet

Young female legs walking towards the sunset on a dirt road

Put your left foot in front of you right, and then your right foot in front of your left, and then repeat.

That’s called walking. And it could be the best thing for your overall health.

The historian Geroge Mcaulay Trevelyan wrote in 1913 that his two doctors were “My left leg and my right.”

The truth in that statement is coming to light every day with new studies and reports.

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What Is Pea Protein: Everything You Need to Know

Young girl running after sitting on the bench. Sportswoman drinks from the shaker. Pea protein is a plant-based protein that is extracted from yellow split peas. It is obtained by drying and grinding the peas into a fine flour, mixing it with water, and removing the fiber and starch. This process leaves the protein, along with vitamins and minerals.

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8 Ways Exercise Helps Your Heart [Infographic]

Whether you hit the gym, sweat to the oldies, shake your groove thing or make it burn, moving your body around on purpose helps your heart be healthy. See the graphic we recently made outlining 8 reasons your heart will thank you for working out:

Exercise benefits on the heart include:

  • Helps your heart pump more blood with less strain
  • Puts you at the lowest risk for heart disease
  • Improves cholesterol and fat levels
  • Reduces arterial inflammation
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Improves blood pressure
  • Reduces your resting heart rate
  • Lowers risk of stroke
  • Not to mention mental health and relationship-boosting benefits,

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8 Exercises to Strengthen Knees and Joints

Keeping healthy knees and joints is an important component for overall health.

The 3 most common areas of knee injury are:

1. IT Band: The IT band runs from the pelvis to the knee, and helps stabilize the knee during physical activity.

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7 Simple Aerobic Exercises You Can Do at the Pool This Summer

Group of mature people (50s, 60s) in swimming pool, doing water aerobics exercise class. Focus on woman in foreground.
We all hate that word: cardio.

Yes, we know how important it is, but the thought of donning those spandex shorts and hitting the pavement makes you exhausted just thinking about it.

Exercise, particularly exercise that works your heart,

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5 Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

Old Habits - New Habits

Proper nutrition through a balanced diet and appropriate food supplementation lays a great foundation for health. But it will only take you so far.

For optimal health, regular exercise is a must. Although “regular” is much easier said than done.

Even though most people recognize the need for exercise,

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Appetite Suppression and Healthy Weight Management

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The World Health Organization recently warned* that health risks accompanying obesity could surpass more traditional health concerns such as malnutrition and infectious disease. The struggle for weight loss and healthy weight management seem endless.

Obesity, or simply being overweight, puts a person at significantly higher health risks.

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Benefits of Home Workouts vs. the Gym

So you’ve decided to start an exercise program. Now what? There are probably 10 fitness centers within a five-mile radius of your home. But which one will be the best fit? Is it better to just exercise at home and not bother with trendy fitness programs?
What are the benefits of home workouts vs.

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Guys, Here Are 5 of the Best Ways to Build Your Chest!

You want to look and feel your best – and a well-defined chest is one key way to get there. In addition to defining and sculpting your chest, your mental and emotional health also get a boost from your daily workout.

There are a lot of workouts out there to build your chest,

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3 Keys To Building Lean Muscle You’ve Been Overlooking

You hear and see the term “lean muscle” everywhere you go in the health and fitness industry. If you’ve ever bought a home workout DVD of any kind, odds are you’ve heard the trainer say “lean muscle” or “lean muscle mass” about a dozen times.

But what is lean muscle?

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5 Tips for Helping Your Child Learn Good Health Habits

A photo of a playful grandfather and granddaughter. They are casually dressed and playing in the park. They exercise together. A grandfather is exercising while granddaughters are sitting on his back.

The earlier you start teaching your child healthy habits, the more likely they will be to keep them up throughout their lives. The bonus is that you as a parent are forced to develop good health habits, as well. Teaching your children ends up benefiting the entire family!

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