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The 7 Things That Healthy People Do

After a good amount of research we have compiled and condensed the habits of healthy people into what we feel to be a comprehensive list. These are the 7 things that truly healthy people do. We are not just talking about those who are "in shape" or "at an average weight"; we define healthy as mentally, physically, emotionally, and even spiritually well.

1. Sleep When you do not get enough sleep, every part of your existence suffers. You can't think as effectively, your body does not have enough energy to exercise and move throughout the day,

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Posted by cborgers on February 06, 2013 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Energy, Exercise, Health Concerns, Sleep, Weight Loss

5 Easy Ways to Burn Calories

1. Cold Water

Whether showering or rehydrating, you can burn more calories by using cold water. Your body uses stored energy to keep its temperature at 98.2 degrees. You should also know that dehydration often leads to a slower metabolism, so make sure to pour yourself I nice, cold class of H2O in order to stay hydrated.

2. Snack On!

Your body needs energy throughout the day, not just after your major meals. By eating health snacks, such as natural peanut butter, you can avoid over eating at the breakfast, lunch, and dinner

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Posted by cborgers on January 23, 2013 | Categories: The Five, Weight Loss

Stretching and Flexibility: 7 Tips

This is an article from Michael Esco on WebMD. I often see athletes and exercise enthusiasts stretching incorrectly, despite their good intentions. That can be risky, and no one wants to get injured. So here are seven suggestions to keep in mind when you start a stretching routine.

1. There is a difference between flexibility and stretching.

Flexibility refers to the range of motion for a given joint. The degree of flexibility that a person has is influenced by muscles and connective tissues, like

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Posted by cborgers on October 24, 2012 | Categories: Exercise, Weight Loss

Diets That Do Not Work

New diets come out often; the problem with them is often that they often do not address the source of an unhealthy lifestyle. Below is an explanation of why certain diets can be damaging in the long run.

Here is the bad news:

The reason dieting is so hard is because you are retraining your body to run off of a healthy amount food, which takes time and perseverance.

Diets that Focus on a Single Food: The grapefruit diet and the cabbage soup diet are both excellent examples of this. You cannot survive

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Posted by cborgers on June 29, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Weight Loss

5 Things That Are Stopping You From Losing Weight

1. Not Enough Sleep

I’ve gone into this before, but don’t underestimate the power of sleep. Have too little and your body can’t function properly, have too much, and it messes up your internal clock. Studies state that the optimal amount of sleep is 6 to 7 hours for proper functionality and weight loss (along with the right diet and exercise).

2. Eating too little

When you don’t eat enough, your body goes into starvation mode, and will lock onto to anything you give it and hold on to

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Posted by cborgers on June 11, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, The Five, Weight Loss

Enhanced Water - Do You Need it?

The market for water, which in its purest form is a commodity, is growing year-after-year. We first added flavored water, then sports drinks, then smart water, Vitamin water, and the list goes on. Many of these water alternatives tout improved health benefits, but are the warranted, and better yet, are they really needed?  The short answer:  not really.

Sports Drinks

Sports sips replenish sodium and potassium, electrolytes we sweat out during exercise, to help muscles contract properly. They also supply simple carbs in the form of sugar to fuel muscles during a workout,

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Health News, Weight Loss

Childhood Obesity:  64 Calories a Day

A new study shows that kids need to cut 64 calories a day to reverse the obesity trend currently happening to our children in America. What does 64 calories amount to?  Here's two examples:  1/4 of an oatmeal raisin cliff bar or four ounces of apple juice.  The 64 calories is what is needed to be reduced to meet government goals for slashing obesity by 2020.

What happens if we don't cut those 64 calories a day? Well, the average child would be 4 pounds heavier than children from 2007-08 according to a study done at Columbia University. That

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: Health News, Weight Loss

3 Ways to Help You Learn to Love Running

Picture this:  it's 7:00 a.m., your alarm is going off, and you all you want to do is hit the snooze button, just one more time. (Really you're thinking 3 more times.) Does this sound like you? For many, it is just plain hard to wake up in the morning to go for a run, or even after work, because we work hard and feel we need the break.

What's the easiest way to learn to love running:  just doing it consistently!

According to a new study in the Journal of

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: Exercise, Health News, Weight Loss

7 Lazy Ways to Ramp up your Health

Let's face it, we don't always want to go to the gym, eat the salad everyday, or forgo that delicious cheesecake when we are out to eat. Never fear, here are 7 ways that you can help improve your health without putting in the extra effort.

1. Eat Protein to Ward Off Weight Gain - You may not have to stress so much about cutting calories. Instead, eat more protein, as it keeps you feeling fuller longer than carbohydrates or fat. Foods rich in protein are also filled with zinc and B vitamins, both of which strengthen

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Exercise, Health News, Weight Loss

Sleep More, Stay Slim

A new study published in Journal shows that sleeping more each night can dampen the effects of weight-gaining genes. The study was conducted at the University of Washington, in Seattle and looked at the weight and sleeping habits of 1,088 pairs of twins in the University of Washington Twin Registry. The research team found that those who got less sleep — less than 7 hours a night — were not only heavier, but also had less control over their weight than those who got more than 9 hours of shuteye.

The team found that for those who slept less than 7

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Posted by cborgers on June 08, 2012 | Categories: Sleep, Weight Loss

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