Sleep is one of the most important components of your day and life in general. It is essential for proper brain functioning, health and energy as well. Most of us have busy days that are jam-packed with events and activities, leaving us little time to de-stress and rest. On top of that, getting to sleep when we actually find the time can also be difficult for those who suffer from insomnia or other sleep disorders. There are a number of remedi...

Running is a great tool for staying trim as well as for cardiovascular health, in general. Running offers the benefits of promoting increased lung capacity and even prevention of many chronic diseases. It is a go-to form of exercise for many and has almost a cult following in terms of how true runners LOVE to run. With this passion, however, comes the threat of certain running-related injuries. This by all means, should not hinder your dreams ...

This is a great guest post offered by Aditya Samitinjay, a medical student who writes about mental health and life style in his personal blog LikeLiteLife.in. He is sharing with us a batch of practical tips on how we can burn some calories as we sit in front of the TV. Take it on Ad! Everybody loves to keep fit. Everybody loves watching TV too. For most of us, love for TV is much more than a simple workout. It is understandable; you work hard ...

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If you find your regular treadmill or elliptical routine monotonous, then you may find dance to be just your answer to an exciting, new cardio routine! Not only is dance fun and ever changing, but there are also great benefits to the activity. Whether you are a follower of the Zumba trend or admire the sleek physiques of Ballroom dancers, you are bound to find a dance routine that fits you. Health Benefits of Dance Endurance and Cardio: The gr...

If you are regularly active and take pride in calling yourself a “gym rat”, then give yourself a pat on the back. Working hard and pushing yourself to your limits takes incredible strength both mentally and physically, however there is a point where training too often or too intensely may become a problem. Overtraining occurs during these points when exercisers are overworking themselves and not allowing their bodies to rest and repair from pr...

Some of us have always deemed ourselves as clumsy individuals, and although it may not seem like something critically important, balance is actually a key component to daily activities. If you are already active, then you probably have more balance than you think, at least more than the average inactive person. This is because exercise naturally requires a moderate level of balance. Just as strength and flexibility need to be trained for, the ...

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For fitness buffs and couch potatoes alike, we all seem to have the fascination of the ideal physique. Often, this ideal, no matter if you are male or female, curvy or athletic, is centred around a great set of abs. Whether you admire the girl in the bikini on the beach or the model in the magazines, you may be closer to a great set of your own abs than you may think. Having a flat and chiseled tummy is definitely something to aspire to, but a...

Beachbody has created one of the country’s most popular weight loss and in home fitness solutions. It was founded in 1998 by Carl Daikeler and Jonathon Congdon. Beachbody has a wide array of popular programs, many that have become household names including: P90X, P90X2, Slim in 6, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs, Body Beast,  Yoga Booty Ballet, RevAbs, and ChaLEAN Extreme. All programs combine challenging DVD based home fitness programs that utilize yo...

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects people’s joints and limbs, limiting their ability to move freely and partake in daily activities as the average person would. Exercise may be an important tool to alleviating some of these symptoms, allowing one to regain their autonomy and relieve themselves of the obstacles and hindrances that come along with having Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). What is RA? Rheumatoid Arthritis is diffe...

If you are the type of person who jumps around from Zumba to yoga to kickboxing, then you may have another form of exercise to add to your fitness repertoire. Having a diverse fitness routine keeps exercise both effective and fun. If you have not yet heard about the art of Tai Cheng, then you may want to check it out soon. What is Tai Cheng? The concept of Tai Cheng originates from similar principles of Tai Chi. The new-found fitness routine i...

For those who are dedicated to getting fit and squeezing in a daily workout no matter what, home workouts are a great way to do this. You don’t always need advanced gym equipment in order to get an effective workout. DVDs and portable equipment have made this possible. If this is your preferred workout method of choice, however, you should definitely consider some of the common mistakes so that you can avoid making them and stay safe throughou...

By now, we know that smoking is an absolute health hazard. Everything from pre-mature aging to serious fatal conditions, such as lung cancer, can be a direct pathway for smokers who cannot seem to kick the habit. Quitting is no easy feat for sure, but it well worth all of the hard work and your life literally depends on it. While there are various programs and plans to help you do so (e.g. the patch, nicotine gums, etc.), there may be another ...

Jogging is easy. Let’s make it easier Hitting the road is not always that simple. Even if you are determined to start a program, once you begin you get frustrated, feeling uncomfortable or unable to complete it. Being sceptical about whether you can make it or not, totally makes sense. This is why I am going to share with you several ideas which will help you go out with confidence, and give you a 6-week program which will help your body adjus...

Cardio exercises, such as the treadmill, stationary bike, StairMaster, elliptical machine, and spinning classes are a common part most people’s workout routines. People who want to lose weight and/or enhance their endurance usually focus on cardiovascular exercises. In this article, we shall discuss six common cardio mistakes that people make regularly, so that you can avoid them and get the most out of your workout sessions. 1. Lack of Hydrat...

During exercise, we may experience a few embarrassing bodily functions, from burping to passing gas, while holding a strange yoga position. Although it may not be at the top of the list of embarrassing things to do while working out, some find it quite strange that they are more likely to yawn throughout their routine. It may seem like a minor issue, but for some who experience excessive or increasing yawns, there may actually be a link to a m...

Athletes and runners involved in various types of sports often suffer from a condition called paresthesias. Athletes suffering from this condition feel a peculiar burning and tingling sensation in their feet. Apart from athletes, people can face this problem by walking, standing for long time periods and even sitting. Nature and severity of the condition depends upon many reason including general fatigue, blood circulation issues or damage cau...

Getting the most out of every minute of our exercise is important, not only for purposes of personal progress, but for our hearts as well. No matter which exercise routine you select as your favorite, achieving the ideal heart rate throughout is important to how your body will respond to the movements. Coasting on your go-to cardio machine will no longer cut it. Learn how to find and maintain your ideal heart rate so that your next session is ...

Branched-chain amino acids are a popular muscle builder that is used by athletes and nonathletes alike. For those looking to get into shape, whether it be a little toning up or extreme muscle building, these protein chains are important to achieve these goals. They can be found in your nearest GNC or supplement e-shop as well as in soy or whey protein drinks. Why BCAAs? BCAAs are comprised of three amino acids; leucine, isoleucine and valine. ...

If you work out regularly, then you should be very proud of your accomplishments. But, even if you feel that you are a gym pro, there may be a number of common errors that you make that you are unaware of. These issues may seem minor to you if you have been getting along just fine, however, you may be hindering your progress by ignoring some of these errors. While many other lifestyle factors, like nutrition and supplements, are important for ...

If you are an avid exerciser, then you are probably familiar with the aches and pains that come along with staying fit and in tip top shape. For those of you have chronic pains from conditions such as arthritis, you may be deterred from partaking in regular exercise because of your persistent pain. There are however, ways to get around your chronic joint stiffness and pain to ensure a healthy and safe workout. After all, exercise is important ...

If you are one of the many who has committed themselves to getting fit and healthy, the last thing you may want to deal with is exercise-related pain, especially headaches. When you have a headache, it feels like you cannot do much of anything, let alone continue to workout. To make sure that you are able to keep moving, you should learn ways to treat these exercise-related headaches that may be preventing you from achieving your fitness goals...

We all know that running is a great form of cardiovascular exercise for the entire body. Although some of us may not consider ourselves true runners, if you participate in the activity at any level, it is important to learn how to breathe properly. Everyone from treadmill joggers to cross country athletes can benefit from learning the correct breathing techniques. Vigorous exercise, such as running, can help with weight loss efforts as well as...

Many people are familiar with the term anaphylaxis in regards to severe allergies. Maybe they know a child with a severe bee allergy or even someone who has allergic reactions to shellfish or peanuts. What many have not heard of is something called exercise induced anaphylaxis (EIA). This is when people can suffer from circulatory (swelling of the eyes, lips, throat, hands, or feet), gastrointestinal (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain) and resp...

Many of those who are regular exercisers know that there is a common understanding that the time of day and proper placement around meals can be have a crucial impact on the intensity and effectiveness of your workout. Some prefer to eat a little something before they work out for added energy while others swear by sweating on an empty stomach, especially in the morning. The strategic timing boils down to simple fat burning and metabolic theor...

Symptoms of Menstruation that Make it Difficult to Exercise Exercise is hard enough. Even though you know you should do it, it’s hard to get motivated to head over to the gym.  But when you have the symptoms of menstruation? Who wants to do jump and jacks or push-ups when they feel bloated? Even before the exercise you may already feel bloated. The symptoms of menstruation occur because of the various fluctuations in hormone level during the m...

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The Benefits of Dance Exercise
Exercise / August 1, 2015

If you find your regular treadmill or elliptical routine monotonous, then you may find dance to be just your answer to an exciting, new cardio routine! Not only is dance fun and ever changing, but there are also great benefits to the activity. Whether you are a follower of the Zumba trend or admire the sleek physiques of Ballroom dancers, you are bound to find a dance routine that fits you. Health Benefits of Dance Endurance and Card...

Common Running Injuries: Prevention and Cures
Exercise / August 1, 2015

Running is a great tool for staying trim as well as for cardiovascular health, in general. Running offers the benefits of promoting increased lung capacity and even prevention of many chronic diseases. It is a go-to form of exercise for many and has almost a cult following in terms of how true runners LOVE to run. With this passion, however, comes the threat of certain running-related injuries. This by all means, should not hinder yo...

Causes, Symptoms and Consequences of Iron Deficiency Anemia
Vegans & Vegetarians / August 1, 2015

Anemia is a common health condition, and although there are different causes and categories of anemia, one of the leading causes is due to iron deficiency. With the many supplements and nutrition information that we have available to us, there is no reason why people should not be able to manage their iron deficiency anemia and overcome some of the many symptoms that come along with the disease. What is IDA (Iron Deficiency Anemia)? ...

Seasonal Hair Loss: Causes and Treatments
Wellness / August 1, 2015

With the colder climate approaching, there are obviously some health related issues that come along with cooler weather. Although seasonal hair loss may occur during any seasonal change, it is most prominent as the winter months near. Especially if you are in part of the world where you experience drastic seasonal changes, your health and your body can become caught off guard and you may start to notice certain signs that your body w...

Diet Induced Thermogenesis and Thermogenic Foods
Nutrition / August 1, 2015

Many of you may not have heard of the term diet induced thermogenesis and put simply, it is the process of rapidly increasing your metabolism through the intake of certain foods. Some of these foods that promote this effect, which are referred to as thermogenic foods, have been recommending for those with the particular goal of weight loss. If you have a weight loss goal in mind, understanding the power of thermogenesis and thermogen...

10 Myths and Truths about getting Washboard Abs
Exercise / August 1, 2015

For fitness buffs and couch potatoes alike, we all seem to have the fascination of the ideal physique. Often, this ideal, no matter if you are male or female, curvy or athletic, is centred around a great set of abs. Whether you admire the girl in the bikini on the beach or the model in the magazines, you may be closer to a great set of your own abs than you may think. Having a flat and chiseled tummy is definitely something to aspire...

Prevent Free Radical Damage Through a Healthy Nutrition
Nutrition / August 1, 2015

Free radicals have become a household name as most cosmetics and anti-aging beauty lines claim to fight them off in efforts to prevent signs of aging. However, these atoms also have a host of other health implications and they are important to note as we all age. Aside from physical signs of aging, free radicals have been associated with cancer and other diseases, so understanding how to combat them with the help of proper nutrition ...

10 Ways to Use Flaxseeds
Nutrition / August 1, 2015

Unless you are otherwise a health nut, flaxseeds may not have necessarily been on your grocery list or in your recipe cabinet. Now of days, flaxseeds can be bought at any health store, in most grocery stores and even online. If you’ve been resistant in trying or cooking with this seed, the various health benefits may make you want to reconsider. Types of Flaxseed The whole flaxseed itself comes in a hard shell, which is digested thro...

Night Eating Syndrome: Signs, Causes and Treatment
Nutrition / August 1, 2015

Now you may have faced late night cravings at one point or another, however if you experience Night Eating Syndrome (NES), then you know that this serious condition is way more than simply a hunger pang for a midnight snack. Night Eating Syndrome actually falls under the category of an eating disorder and therefore, is interlinked with mental health. Eating disorders are much more than the desire to be skinny (e.g. anorexia) or over-...

Restless Leg Syndrome
Wellness / August 1, 2015

If you have never heard of or experienced the symptoms of restless leg syndrome, then consider yourself  lucky. Many people suffer on a daily basis from this condition as it impairs one’s ability to get a good nights rest or be comfortable at any point where symptoms may kick in. To better understand why you may be experiencing this condition, you should familiarize yourself with the various causes, symptoms and treatments so that yo...

Peanut Butter & Weight Loss
Nutrition / August 1, 2015

When you were a child, you may have loved sinking your teeth into the sticky snack of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You may not have known it then, but this protein-packed ingredient may have other benefits, aside from being delicious. Some people stray away from peanut butter, as it is high in fat and calories, especially those watching their weight. The truth is that the spread has actually been associated with successful wei...

Home Remedies for Dark Eye Circles
Wellness / August 1, 2015

As mentioned in a previous article, there are many reasons as to why dark circles appear under one’s eyes. Some people are simply more prone to them due to genetics and other factors, but not to fear, there are plenty of ways to remedy these unattractive circles. The ones that will be mentioned today are actually those that can be done from the comfort of your own home. 7 At-Home Remedies Many of these listed remedies require a littl...

Dark Under-Eye Circles
Wellness / August 1, 2015

If you suffer from dark under eye circles, then I am sure that concealer is your best friend. But besides being a master of hiding these imperfections, you should also learn about the specific reasons why you might have them. There are several different explanations as well as misconceptions out there and here, we will attempt to set some of them straight. Reasons for your Under-eye Circles Genetics: Many people understand that hered...

Beachbody Review And Discount Codes
Exercise / August 1, 2015

Beachbody has created one of the country’s most popular weight loss and in home fitness solutions. It was founded in 1998 by Carl Daikeler and Jonathon Congdon. Beachbody has a wide array of popular programs, many that have become household names including: P90X, P90X2, Slim in 6, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs, Body Beast,  Yoga Booty Ballet, RevAbs, and ChaLEAN Extreme. All programs combine challenging DVD based home fitness programs that ...

Top Health Risks of Obesity
Wellness / August 1, 2015

By now, we have all heard through media and other health professionals about the astounding epidemic of obesity. With programming such as HBO’s recent “Weight of the Nation” series, it is apparent that obesity is invading much of the population and is starting to have even larger impacts in the broader healthcare arena. This epidemic is one that bleeds into a host of other medical conditions and is often a co-morbidity that accompani...

Insulin Resistance
Wellness / August 1, 2015

With the many chronic health conditions and epidemics now of days, it is important to educate ourselves on the risks of these concerns. Insulin Resistance is something that is directly impacted by our diets and those that are prone to being resistant can avoid further illness by being especially mindful of their diet and other lifestyle factors. What is it? The pancreas created a hormone called insulin, which is responsible for produ...

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away
Wellness / August 1, 2015

Most of us love the summer months as it is a great chance to be outdoors, more active, and have BBQs with our friends and family. There are some downsides though, especially if you live somewhere that has tons of mosquitoes! These little pests love the summer as well, especially because they get a nice juicy meal as we are exposing more skin. Some people may not be bothered as much by mosquitoes, but others get large itchy bumps that...

10 Ways to Increase Calcium Absorption
Nutrition / August 1, 2015

In previous articles, we have mentioned the many reasons why it is important to consume essential nutrients, such as calcium. You may know the proper sources and even recommended quantities, but what you may not know is how to get the most out of the calcium that you intake each day. In order to get the most bang for your buck, you must also know the different ways you can increase the effectiveness of the nutrient, which includes bo...

Balance Training
Exercise / August 1, 2015

Some of us have always deemed ourselves as clumsy individuals, and although it may not seem like something critically important, balance is actually a key component to daily activities. If you are already active, then you probably have more balance than you think, at least more than the average inactive person. This is because exercise naturally requires a moderate level of balance. Just as strength and flexibility need to be trained...

CLA and Body Fat Reduction
Nutrition / August 1, 2015

For all of you bodybuilders out there, you are probably pretty well versed in the supplement world and know which ones are the most essential. In your mission to add bulk while staying lean, you have likely come across the supplement, Conjugated Linoleic Acid, better known as CLA. CLA is a fatty acid that can be found mainly in meats and cheeses. For vegan bodybuilders or those who are just looking to get a healthier helping of CLA, ...

Adult Acne: Causes And Treatment
Wellness / August 1, 2015

Many people think of acne as simply another factor of an embarrassing part of puberty. For this reason, many acne products are targeted at teenagers and do not necessarily address the concerns of adult acne. Many adults deal with acne throughout their adulthood and understanding the underlying causes and differences between this form and the pubescent kind is critical to treating it properly. You may not be made fun of in the lunchro...

Asthma & Coffee
Wellness / August 1, 2015

Millions of people around the world suffer from asthma each day. With wheezing and tightness in the chest, asthma symptoms can really interfere with everyday activities and tasks. Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the lungs by narrowing the air pathways, making it difficult for a person to breath freely. Asthma usually first occurs in childhood and persists in adulthood. Asthma acts as an allergy as there are certain triggers ...

Are You Overtraining?
Exercise / August 1, 2015

If you are regularly active and take pride in calling yourself a “gym rat”, then give yourself a pat on the back. Working hard and pushing yourself to your limits takes incredible strength both mentally and physically, however there is a point where training too often or too intensely may become a problem. Overtraining occurs during these points when exercisers are overworking themselves and not allowing their bodies to rest and repa...

Benefits and Sources of Calcium
Nutrition / August 1, 2015

Calcium has many functions and is extremely important for our health and vitality. Most people are aware that calcium is needed for our bone health, but the benefits of calcium go beyond our skeletal system. There are other functions of calcium that you should educate yourself about in order to reap the benefits of all calcium has to offer. Why is Calcium Important?  Calcium is a mineral that is mainly stored in the bones, including ...

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