March 2012

Health Benefits to Having a Dog

by Kodjo on March 18, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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While most pet owners can enlist at least five health benefits they never had before they got their pet, to outsiders it’s impossible to predict or to believe that pet ownership can have any benefits at all. Yet, one obvious example is the case of service dogs. These dogs are trained to help people who […]

The Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

by Kodjo on March 17, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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For years, applying coconut oil has been hailed as one of the best things that you can do for your body when it comes to your skin. It’s an ingredient that’s in many suntan lotions and more and more people are actually using extra virgin coconut oil in the place of their commercial-grade body lotions. […]

Recipe for Chili-Rubbed Steaks & Pan Salsa

by Kodjo on March 17, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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The chili-rubbed steaks & pan salsa is indeed the best treat for your stomach when you yearn for something spicy. The good thing about this healthy steak recipe is that it could be made very easily and in just a few minutes. The ingredients used in the making of this dish could be easily found […]

Parenting Tips – How to Instill Good Eating Habits

by Kodjo on March 16, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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Many parents wonder how to instill good eating habits in their children and when is it most appropriate to begin. The sooner healthy eating habits are created, the better. Otherwise parents risk spoiling their babies and experiencing serious feeding difficulties later on. Habits can be created towards the approach of the baby’s first birthday. This […]

The Health Benefits of Massage

by Kodjo on March 16, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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Do you have a hard time justifying spending time and money on massages? Well, see the benefits of massage here. There are massive benefits to be had by getting massages on a more regular basis than from a significant other once in a blue moon in front of the TV. Massages are an accepted relaxation […]

The Health Benefits of Bikram Yoga

by Kodjo on March 15, 2012 in HOME WORKOUTS
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Even for those that love yoga and are long-time practitioners, the concept behind Bikram yoga could come across as a little extreme. Although it is based on the exceedingly popular practice of hatha yoga, which seeks to balance the mind and body through a series of physical postures (or asanas), controlled breathing, and meditation, Bikram […]

Get a Natural Boost With Probiotics

by Kodjo on March 15, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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There are many gastrointestinal conditions that can cause things as mild as an occasional bout of diarrhea or more serious such as inflammatory bowel disease. These conditions have various causes, including infections, sensitivity to certain foods, illness or a disruption of the naturally occurring bacteria in the intestines. There is a natural way to ease […]

The Health Benefits of Turmeric

by Kodjo on March 14, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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Customarily, when it comes to a lot of seasonings in our kitchen cabinets, we tend to think about how it makes our foods taste rather than what it can do for our bodies. Take turmeric, for instance. Turmeric  a yellowish spice found within the ginger family that’s often found in Indian curry dishes and Asian […]

Health Benefits of Balance Bikes: Teach a Child to Ride a Bike

by Kodjo on March 14, 2012 in HOME WORKOUTS
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Balance bikes should be incorporated into every child’s early fitness life. Child obesity has significantly risen over the past few years, and with shocking statistics revealing that 25 percent of boys and 33 percent of girls aged between two and 19 years are overweight or obese – the problem doesn’t look like it is going […]

Quinoa Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

by Kodjo on March 13, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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When you think about cooking a meal that’s healthy and full of protein, do you envision juicy slabs of steak or golden roasted chicken Marbella? Meat does provide healthy protein, but it can also be expensive. Replacing one meal each week with a vegetarian option can help you save money and incorporate more vegetables into […]

BCAA Supplements: Benefits of Branched Chained Amino Acids

by Kodjo on March 12, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and is not meant to constitute or substitute for medical advice. For more information on taking BCAA supplements please consult your health provider or trainer. ——————————————- Should athletes take branched chain amino acid supplements to improve their appearance and performance? Branched chain amino […]

Vegetarian Dishes That Tastes Like Meat

by Kodjo on March 12, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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Inquiring about vegetarian dishes that taste like meat may seem like a strange question to ask. However, there are several reasons why someone would want to try to cater vegetarian dishes to a meat lover. Somebody who is used to meaty dishes may not find vegetarian dishes to be quite as filling. This is due […]

How to Organize Your Day to Accommodate Exercise

by Kodjo on March 11, 2012 in HOME WORKOUTS
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There’s no doubt that most of us lead busy lives. Apart from the daily demands posed by jobs, families, and running a household, many of us also have to deal with time-intensive obligations like commuting, preparing meals, and attending to the many communications that occur throughout the day thanks to constant connectivity. And when you’re […]

Simplify Exercise for General Health and Fitness

by Kodjo on March 11, 2012 in HOME WORKOUTS
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Numerous studies have shown that exercise alone is not effective in battling long-term weight loss. Just look around and see that the fitness revolution of the last 40 years does not work for the general population. Yet, society continues to strive for the Hollywood emaciated celebrity appearance, the miracle transformation from hit TV shows like […]

Are High Heels Bad for Your Feet?

by Kodjo on March 10, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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There are probably not too many people that would debate the fact that one of the sexiest looks on a woman is to see her walking around in a pair of high heeled shoes. The flip side to this coin is that while it may be an aesthetically-pleasing look, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the […]

How to Avoid Asbestos Exposure at Work

by Kodjo on March 10, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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Asbestos has been banned as a building material since the nineties, but it is still present in many older buildings and people are still working with or around it. If you work in an asbestos environment, you need to make sure you are protected from any direct exposure or you will be putting yourself at […]

Tips for Women to Keep Healthy Strong Nails

by Kodjo on March 9, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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A lot of women love to accessorize, but sometimes they overlook the fact that some of the best accessories are things that they are already born with. Take your fingernails, for example. Sure, a diamond ring or bangle bracelet is a nice complement to any hand, but when your nails are well-manicured, your hands (and […]

How to Properly Fuel Your Workout

by Kodjo on March 9, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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Anyone who works out regularly knows how hard it can be to lose weight or get in shape. It’s important, therefore, to do everything you can to make sure you’re getting the most out of your workouts. As important as it is to refuel afterward, you need to make sure you’re putting the right things […]

Foods That Can Ensure a Less Painful Menstrual Cycle

by Kodjo on March 8, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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If there’s one thing that’s just about as certain as death and taxes, it would have to be our monthly menstrual cycles. If we’re not having our period, we’re either getting ready for it (PMS) or we’re trying to find some time to recover from it. And, based on how intense our cycles may be, […]

Healthy Eating Tips for Running and Losing Weight

by Kodjo on March 8, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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Running can be an excellent choice for someone looking to lose weight. Running increases the heart rate which in turn burns calories and strengthens the heart. It is important to remember proper nutrition in order to get the most benefit from this form of exercise. What a runner should eat will vary depending on whether […]

Healthy Living: What is depression? Secrets to Beating Depression

by Kodjo on March 7, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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Depression is an illness that is characterized by chronic feelings of hopelessness and sadness. It is completely normal to feel sad every now and then, but it is not normal to feel depressed all of the time. It is estimated that depression affects approximately 20 percent of the population. Depression may also be accompanied by […]

Golf – A Fun Alternative To The Gym

by Kodjo on March 6, 2012 in HOME WORKOUTS
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A robust exercise regimen is rightly seen as the key to a healthier lifestyle, accompanied by sensible consumption of food and drink, but there are many people who are simply unable to sign up for a gym membership or even to commit to a fitness program in the same way that others do. For various […]

How to Sleep Better: Eating Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

by Kodjo on March 6, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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It’s a well-known fact that getting a good night’s rest is great for your health, productivity, mood and overall wellbeing. But if you’re struggling to fall asleep at night, or feeling even more exhausted when you wake, a change in your diet might help you combat those sleep woes. Before changing your diet completely, ensure […]

How to Become Physically Active in College

by Kodjo on March 5, 2012 in HOME WORKOUTS
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Getting physically active in college can be a challenging task. All the hours of studying at the library, together with your extracurricular activities, can make you wonder if your college days contain less than 24 hours. Very soon, exercising is put on the back-burner, making way to unintentional weight gain. It is actually quite common […]

Should I Exercise When I’m Sick?

by Kodjo on March 4, 2012 in HOME WORKOUTS
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If your question is “Can I” work out while sick, the short answer here is yes, of course you “can”. The more pertinent question is whether or not you “should” exercise when you’re not in the best of health. And the truth is that it really depends. The answer varies not only by the type […]

Top Fitness Swimming Tips and Styles

by Kodjo on March 4, 2012 in HOME WORKOUTS
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People who exercise are always looking for a new routine to add to their workout to help keep their bodies in shape. People are told by doctors and fitness experts to vary their exercise so different muscle groups get worked. The problem with targeting so many areas is that you have to have access to […]

Battling Workout Boredom? Add Variety to Your Exercise Routines with These 5 Tips

by Kodjo on March 3, 2012 in HOME WORKOUTS
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The reality is that some people don’t like to work out because they don’t like to exercise. However, there is another group of people that don’t enjoy working out because they find it extremely boring after a period of time. One of the primary factors that triggers a feeling of boredom if the lack of […]

5 Tips To Help You Lose Belly Fat

by Kodjo on March 3, 2012 in HEALTHY EATING
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Fat is a requirement for our bodies as it helps to keep us insulated, and helps to keep our vital organs safe. Having the right amount of fat can in fact keep us healthy. However, if someone has too much fat on their body it can not only be deadly it’s also not very pleasant […]