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Health Tips

5 Health Benefits of Gratitude

November is a time when we focus on gratitude, but did you know that means more than just giving thanks? When practiced regularly, gratitude can improve your health in profound ways. So what if we [...]

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November 11, 2017

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

Want Your New’s Year Resolutions to Be a Success? Define Your Why.

We’re not here to be the bearers of bad news. In fact, our goal is to do the opposite. If you’re one of the 40 percent of Americans who has made a New Year’s resolution this year, we want to [...]

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January 6, 2018

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

Binge Watching TV is Bad for Your Health.

These days, the opportunity to binge-watch your favorite TV shows is literally at your fingertips. There’s Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Fire Stick, AppleTV, Roku, OnDemand – I could continue, but I [...]

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August 7, 2016

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

Navigating Nutrition Bars: How to Choose the Best Option

Because they are so portable, which happens to make them extremely convenient, nutrition bars (or energy bars or protein bars – it doesn’t matter what you call them) are often a staple for [...]

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April 7, 2016

Nutrition, Health Tips

5 More Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

Last week, we discussed some of the most common roadblocks to weight loss. You know, those things that sneak in under the radar even when you’re “doing everything right”. If [...]

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March 14, 2016

Weight Loss, Health Tips

5 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

When you’re eating healthy and following a regular exercise routine, there is nothing that’s more frustrating than a scale that refuses to budge. Sure, you may be experiencing other benefits, [...]

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March 10, 2016

Weight Loss, Health Tips

Can I Drink Alcohol While Trying to Lose Weight?

One of the questions that we’re asked often is: how bad is alcohol really for weight loss? Can I still drink when I’m trying to lose weight? With the summer, and more outdoor events and cookouts [...]

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May 10, 2016

Nutrition, Weight Loss, Health Tips

Sitting Too Much? How to Counteract Negative Effects with Exercise

In this modern age of technology and indoor jobs, we do a lot of sitting. We’ve touched on this issue before and discussed how recent reports are describing too much sitting as the new smoking. [...]

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July 21, 2016

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

Beat the Bloat: How to Get a Flat Tummy

Bloating can affect anyone of any size. Even if you don’t have weight to lose, you may experience bloating in the tummy that leaves you with a rounded abdomen instead of a flat one. This is a [...]

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June 20, 2016

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

Beat the Bloat: Common Causes of Bloating

Bloating, which is generally caused by the buildup of gas in the digestive tract, is a common complaint; but just because it is common doesn’t mean it’s normal. Many people think that bloating is [...]

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June 13, 2016

General Health, Health Tips

Need Help Sleeping? Melatonin Has Your Back.

Insomnia – or an inability to fall asleep and/or stay asleep – is being recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a major public health concern. It’s estimated that a [...]

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May 21, 2016

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips, Supplements

Should I Skip Meals to Lose Weight?

It seems like a no-brainer — skipping meals and ignoring your stomach’s moaning and groaning means you’ll take in fewer calories, which will eventually lead to weight loss, right? Not so [...]

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May 16, 2016

Nutrition, Weight Loss, Health Tips

The Age of Sitting: How to Move More at Work (and Why You Want To)

In recent months, there was an article headline that proclaimed that sitting has become the new secondhand smoking. Most of us know that there’s a recommendation to exercise at least 30 minutes at [...]

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February 12, 2016

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

Too Sweet to Be True: Diet Soda May Stall Weight Loss

If you’ve made the switch to diet soda in an attempt to lose weight, you’re not alone. Approximately one-fifth of the U.S. population consumes diet drinks on any given day; however, diet soda, [...]

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October 15, 2015

Nutrition, Weight Loss, Health Tips

An Apple a Day: Seven Health Benefits of Apples

Once October rolls around, the world tends to put pumpkin on a pedestal. Pumpkin is wonderful – it’s healthy and so delicious – but what apples? They need some fall lovin’ too! You’ve [...]

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October 11, 2015

Nutrition, Health Tips

The Best Diet? One You Can Stick To.

Walk into any bookstore and you’ll see an entire section dedicated to diets and weight loss. Ask 10 different people who were successful with their weight loss goals and you’ll probably get 10 [...]

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September 22, 2015

Weight Loss, Health Tips

Mindful Eating – 5 Ways to Keep Yourself in Check this Holiday Season

Mindfulness is a majorly trending topic right now, but the practice is nothing new. The roots of mindfulness trace all the way back to Buddhism, although you don’t have to subscribe to any specific [...]

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November 18, 2015

Nutrition, Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Health Tips

Water Hacks: Tips to Drink More Water

In the beginning of this month, we explained the reasons WHY drinking water is so important. Yet, even though you know you’re supposed to be drinking plenty of water, and you have every intention [...]

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January 18, 2016

Lifestyle, Health Tips, Recipes

Does the Shoe Fit? How to Choose Athletic Shoes

After a hiatus that lasted longer than expected, you’ve made the decision to get back into an exercise routine. You’ve already figured out where you’re going to work out (some of you are going [...]

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January 13, 2016

Lifestyle, Exercise, Health Tips

Bottoms Up! Why You Should Drink Water All The Time.

You’ve been told time and time again that water is important for your health; that you should be drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses per day (even though this general advice may not be entirely [...]

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January 8, 2016

Weight Loss, General Health, Health Tips

Tips for Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Tomorrow starts a brand new year. That means it’s time to make big, lofty goals to completely transform yourself as a person, right? Hmmm, not so fast. A new year is a time for a fresh start, but [...]

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December 31, 2015

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

Maintaining Weight Loss May Come Down To Your Traits

For many people, losing weight is the easy part; it’s keeping it off that’s the struggle. That’s why fad diets or weight loss trends don’t have much staying power. Sure, they’ll help you [...]

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December 20, 2015

Weight Loss, General Health, Health Tips

Think Before You Eat – 5 More Tips for Mindful Eating

Last week, we gave you some tips on how to eat mindfully so that you could still enjoy your holiday festivities without feeling like you were negating all of the hard work you’ve done all year. [...]

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November 23, 2015

Weight Loss, Health Tips

5 Morning Habits to Start Your Day Off Right

It’s been said that what you do in the morning sets the tone for your entire day. If that is, indeed, true (and based on our experience, it is), that first hour after waking up is crucial time [...]

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February 19, 2017

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

How to Get Rid of Stomach Fat

Last week we discussed the different types of body fat and how they affect your health. The most dangerous type of fat, called visceral fat, is found deep within the belly area and surrounds your [...]

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August 11, 2017

Weight Loss, Health Tips

Seltzer Water and Weight Loss: The Skinny on the Bubbly

There’s this major company that makes seltzer drinks. And let’s just say that every time said company comes out with a new flavor, there’s also a major uproar. We’re talking [...]

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February 8, 2017

Weight Loss, Health Tips

Your Lymphatic System: Part 2

Last week, when we talked about your lymphatic system, we gave you some quick tips about what you can do to keep this vital system thriving. We didn’t get into detail about the [...]

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October 17, 2016

General Health, Exercise, Health Tips

Your Lymphatic System: Part 1

You’re probably familiar with the terms “lymphatic” or “lymph”, but how much do you know about this important, yet under-loved body system? The lymphatic system is arguably one of the most [...]

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October 11, 2016

General Health, Health Tips

Make Time for Turmeric: A Super Spice with Enormous Health Benefits

Turmeric is nothing new. In fact, the ancient spice dates back nearly 4,000 years to the Vedic culture in India. Indians have been using turmeric from everything to flavoring food to relieving gas to [...]

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November 16, 2016

Nutrition, General Health, Health Tips, Supplements

10 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Although the real reason for this holiday – giving thanks and practicing gratitude – is spelled out right in its name, let’s be honest: a big part of Thanksgiving is the FOOD. And although we [...]

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November 22, 2016

Weight Loss, Health Tips

Emotions and Weight Loss: How Meditation Can Help You Shed Pounds

When it comes to weight loss, diet and exercise get most of the credit. However, according to research, the key player in the game is actually psychological well-being. When you embark on a weight [...]

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January 6, 2017

Weight Loss, General Health, Health Tips

Immune Booster: Your First Line of Defense This Flu Season

It’s the last day of November, and you know what they say: “’tis the season”. We wish that just meant it was the season to be jolly, but no, it means flu season is steadily creeping up on us. [...]

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November 30, 2016

General Health, Health Tips

Healthy Recipe: Golden Milk (Haldi Ka Doodh)

Last week, we talked about turmeric and the potent health benefits associated with this powerful spice. While you could easily add the spice to savory dishes and soups, we wanted to help you think [...]

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November 26, 2016

Nutrition, Health Tips

Five Health and Fitness Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

When it comes to recipes, health tips, and general motivation and inspiration, Instagram is an absolute goldmine. It may seem counter-intuitive to spend a lot of time browsing through social media [...]

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August 11, 2016

Lifestyle, Health Tips

“Healthy” Foods that Aren’t: Uncovering the Truth.

Here is an ugly truth that needs to be addressed: most food manufacturers care more about their profit margin than your health. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality nonetheless. These food [...]

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September 30, 2014

Nutrition, Health Tips

Bag Those Chips: How to Curb Your Cravings

It’s 8 PM. You’ve had your dinner and cleaned the kitchen and now you’re sitting on the couch winding down watching your favorite reality show (don’t worry, no judgment here). All of a [...]

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September 23, 2014

Weight Loss, Health Tips

To Weigh or Not to Weigh? That is The Question.

At some point in your weight loss journey, someone might have told you “don’t bother weighing yourself, just judge your progress by how your clothes fit/feel”. You probably ran with that advice [...]

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September 6, 2014

Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Health Tips

Perfecting Portion Control: Using Visual Cues

This may not be new information for you, but still, it needs to be said: when it comes to weight loss, PORTION SIZES MATTER. You know that you need to keep your calories under control and to do this, [...]

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September 1, 2014

Nutrition, Health Tips

Beating a Weight Loss Plateau

So you’re eating well and staying active and your extra weight seems to be coming right off until – it isn’t. You’re still doing everything right, but the scale hasn’t moved in weeks and [...]

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August 16, 2014

Weight Loss, Health Tips

Need Help Staying on Track? You Can Get an App for That.

Has anyone ever told you that you should write down everything you eat? Did you listen? If not, you should. Food journaling is not just a futile recommendation; studies have shown that people who [...]

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August 7, 2014

Nutrition, Weight Loss, General Health, Exercise, Health Tips

Be Nice to Yourself: Self-Compassion and Weight Loss

Would you look at your best friend and tell her that she’s not good enough? Not pretty enough? Not thin enough? Would you tell your mom or sister or cousin that she’s terrible for veering off of [...]

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June 3, 2015

Weight Loss, General Health, Health Tips

Surviving the Cookouts of Memorial Day Weekend

This weekend marks the official start of summer. It also marks the official start of outdoor BBQs, longer days and the foods and drinks that come with them. Burgers, beers, and desserts abound [...]

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May 22, 2015

Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Health Tips

Getting Enough Sleep — The Secret Weapon for Weight Loss

A few weeks ago we discussed how important a good’s night sleep is to reaching your weight loss goals. In today’s modern lifestyle, getting a good night’s sleep is getting more and more [...]

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April 4, 2015

Stress Relief, Lifestyle, Weight Loss, General Health, Health Tips

Weight Loss at Work: Tips for Staying on Track

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics estimates that a whopping 83 percent of Americans eat at their desks during work. If you’re one of these people, you probably have the best intentions to eat [...]

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March 31, 2015

Weight Loss, Health Tips

Labeling Series Part 2: Finding Hidden Trans Fats

For part 2 of our labeling series, we’re talking trans fats! Did you know that a food manufacturer can boldly claim that a food is “trans fat free” if it contains fewer than 0.5 [...]

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March 26, 2015

Nutrition, General Health, Health Tips

Labeling Series Part 1: What Do Egg Labels Mean?

We get asked a LOT about labels on food – what the labels mean and what to look for when you’re trying to get healthy. Labeling can be extremely confusing and there’s actually a reason for [...]

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March 22, 2015

Nutrition, General Health, Health Tips

Is Stress Keeping you From Reaching Your Weight Loss Goals?

We live in a time of stress. Whether this stress is real (a family trauma for instance) or perceived (you just feel like you don’t have the time to do ANYTHING) is irrelevant – a chronic state of [...]

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March 15, 2015

Stress Relief, Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Health Tips

Meal Planning: Your Secret to Weight Loss Success

There’s a popular quote that goes something like this: “when you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”. The internet couldn’t decide if it was Winston Churchill or Benjamin Franklin who [...]

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March 12, 2015

Nutrition, Weight Loss, Health Tips

Is Yogurt Healthy? How to Narrow Down Your Options

Since 2010, more than 670 new yogurt products have made their way into your local supermarket. Yogurt manufacturers market these yogurts as a healthy, waist-reducing option, but that’s not [...]

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July 6, 2015

Nutrition, Health Tips

The Three Bite Rule: Indulging While Losing Weight

Take a minute to sit and think about this for a second. When you eat something – whether it’s a piece of cake, a slice of pizza, or some cheese and crackers – which bite or bites taste the [...]

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June 26, 2015

Nutrition, Weight Loss, Health Tips

Easy Tips for Beating That Post-Holiday Bloat

Thanksgiving has come and gone. You spent time with your family, had some laughs with your friends, and now you’re left still feeling bloated and full from yesterday’s meal (or those leftovers [...]

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November 28, 2014

Lifestyle, Health Tips

The Dieter’s Guide to Surviving the Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season. The time of year when families and friends get together to share thanks, love, laughter – and maybe even some presents and a little bit of aggravation. It’s also the [...]

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November 17, 2014

Nutrition, Weight Loss, Health Tips

Strange Weight Loss Tips That Work

Recently, the hosts of the TV show The Doctors discussed a few bizarre weight loss tips that can actually help you shed pounds a little faster. We thought some of the tips were great, so we wanted [...]

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October 31, 2014

Weight Loss, Health Tips

Troubleshooting: How to Make Your Diet Work For You

How many times have you heard someone say “Ugh, I can’t. I’m on a diet.” followed by a sigh or a longing look or even an eye roll? How many times have you said it yourself? Being on a diet [...]

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October 24, 2014

Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Health Tips

Candy Overload: Tips for Surviving Halloween

Halloween is quickly approaching and we’re not sure what’s scarier: the ghosts and goblins running through the streets or the sheer amount of candy overcrowding the shelves. Everywhere you look [...]

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October 20, 2014

Weight Loss, Health Tips

The Most Important Meal of the Day? Building a Healthy Breakfast

You’ve probably heard the phrase “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” over and over again. While it may not be the most important – we’re inclined to think all meals are [...]

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October 15, 2014

Nutrition, Health Tips

What is Quinoa and What Do I Do With It?

Move over rice, there’s a new grain – or pseudograin if you want to get technical – in town. Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is not a new food, but over the past few years, it’s gotten [...]

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November 30, 2014

Nutrition, Health Tips

Quick Tips to Stick To Your Exercise Routine through the Holidays

The holidays are a busy time – you’re shopping, you’re traveling, you’re going to parties, you’re hosting parties, and you have family and friends visiting from out of town. It’s really [...]

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December 3, 2014

Exercise, Health Tips

Healthy Holiday Recipe Makeovers!

It’s December and that means the holiday season is in full force. You got through Thanksgiving and now it’s time for Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year celebrations. All you want to do is eat, [...]

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December 8, 2014

Nutrition, Health Tips

Staying on Track with Your Weight Loss: Your Guide to Eating Out Healthy

In a perfect world, every meal available at your favorite restaurants would be flawlessly tailored to your weight loss plan. Portions would be precise and chefs would only use fresh, ingredients, [...]

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January 16, 2015

Weight Loss, Health Tips

Get Choosy With Your Holiday Cocktails – How to Indulge with Breaking the Calorie Bank

The holiday season isn’t just a time where food abounds; it’s also a time where the liquor flows like water. Everywhere you look there’s fancy schmancy holiday cocktails – peppermint this or [...]

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December 21, 2014

Nutrition, Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Health Tips

How to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Last

Ahh, the New Year is quickly approaching and you know what that means – it’s time for a resolution! A lot of people poke fun at the New Year’s Resolution because many tend to throw in the [...]

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December 28, 2014

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

A New Year Update – More Apps to Help You Lose

Earlier in the year we discussed popular weight loss apps that you could download to your phone or tablet to help keep you on track with your goals. As we come out of the holiday season, we realize [...]

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December 31, 2014

Weight Loss, Health Tips

Some of The Worst Weight Loss Advice We’ve Ever Heard

Everywhere you turn, there is someone waiting to give you advice about the best way to lose weight. Maybe it’s to drink only lemon water with cayenne pepper for 7 straight days or to stand on your [...]

By admin

January 8, 2015

Weight Loss, Health Tips

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