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July 2012

Ditch the Gym: Ride a Bike

{GUEST POST} Let’s have a moment of silence for all those who are stuck in traffic on their way to the gym to ride stationary bicycles. ——– Did you know that the average gym membership costs about $45 a month? …

5 Female Athletes to Watch at the 2012 Olympics

Without question, all eyes are on the 2012 Olympics as each country supports its representatives in hopes that their athletes will come home with the “the gold” (or at least the silver or bronze). The United States is certainly no…

Chia Seeds & Chia Seed Health Benefits: The New Superfood

Everyone’s heard of Chia Pets, the less-than-exciting ceramic animals that grow grass as fur, but few are aware of the power of the little seeds inside. Ancient Meso-Americans discovered these seeds early on and incorporated them into their diets. As…

Try These Natural Remedies for Obesity

Natural remedies for obesity can help people (especially females) reduce weight. It is good to know that there are few remedies that can help control obesity and make your body slim and thin without any side effect. Active people can…

Propecia Side Effects on Your Sexual and Overall Health

Since its FDA approval in 1997, Propecia (finasteride 1 mg) has been used by thousands of men to treat male pattern hair loss.  In fact, Propecia was the first drug approved by the FDA for male pattern hair loss, billed…

6 Tips to Avoiding the Most Common Workout Injuries

You may expect from me some secret tips on how to perfectly execute a squat, or a trick to do anything without getting hurt, but what I’m going to tell you is more straight forward than that. According to WebMD,…

How to Spot Fake Cures Online

Today we are going to address the tell-tale signs of fake cure claims. If you ever had any ache (back, head, etc.) and you went to Google and typed it in, I’m sure headlines like this popped up – “Cure…

The Power of Drug Addiction and How It Can Affect the Body

Addiction is a powerful problem to overcome. It may start gradually, but it can quickly progress into a larger issue, causing real, physical harm to our bodies. For some, addiction can be extremely pernicious, causing them to do things that…

How To Effectively Exfoliate Your Skin

Exfoliation is the process of sloughing off dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. It is a process that even the Ancient Egyptians practiced. Micro dermabrasion and chemical peels use expensive technology to exfoliate. A more gentle form…

Why You Shouldn’t Wear Makeup When You Exercise

When you decide to commit yourself to a consistent workout regimen, it benefits every part of your body, including your skin. One of the main reasons why is because when you exert a certain level of strenuous exercise, it causes…

Six Easy Ways to Improve Digestion

Some people struggle with their digestion in times of stress and for others this might have been a life long struggle. Understanding the influence certain foods have on your body, can help you to make healthy decisions regarding food and…

Top 10 Ways to Prevent Coronary Heart Disease

There are thousands of people who suffer from coronary heart disease. It is fast becoming a major problem in the US. Many of the people who suffer from coronary heart disease lead a sedentary life. They don’t eat right or…

Top 5 Exercises That Improve Your Golf Game

If up until recently, golf was more of a spectator sport for you, then you might not have thought that it required being in tip-top physical condition to be good at the game. After all, on the television screen, you…

Does Coffee Help or Hinder Your Weight Loss Efforts?

There are a lot of people who can’t conceive jump-starting our day without a good cup of java. Sometimes it’s homemade coffee; other times it’s from the McDonald’s or Starbuck’s drive-thru. Either way, for those who swear by it, all…

The Health Benefits of Saffron

For over 4000 years people have used saffron as a spice and for its medicinal properties. From its origins in Crete, it spread across the Mediterranean and the world. Ancient cultures from the Assyrians to the Sumerians and Persians used…

How to Make the Most of Your Apartment Building’s Gym

There are some really great perks that come with having a gym onsite at your apartment complex (or apartment building). For one, you (usually) don’t have to pay any additional fees to use it because the gym is factored into…

Managing Fibromyalgia Pain Through Healthy Living

If you’re living with fibromyalgia, the pain and fatigue don’t have to last forever. With some determination and a few tools in your fibro-management toolbox, you can control your pain and get back to living the life you miss. Let’s…

How to Help a Partner Suffering from Depression

It’s true to say that depression has many faces.  Often it’s easy to see that a partner might be feeling down.  At other times, masked depression might mean that it’s not clear that your partner is depressed because on the…

12 Tips for Avoiding Oily Skin when Exercising

Does your face become oily and greasy after a couple of hours of washing it? If so, then your skin type is oily i.e. the skin’s sebaceous glands excrete more oil leading to a shiny and oily face. In addition, there…

Four Exercises to Building a Stronger Back

Keeping your back strong and in healthy working order will serve you well as you get older. Beyond helping you with everyday chores like lifting objects and carrying children, doing some simple back exercises can help keep you fit and…

How Reflexology Can Help You Recover From Exercise

  If you’re someone who’s hard at work in the gym, training for a marathon, or training to build muscle and enhance your fat burning, you’re going to have to pay special attention to the recovery you’re achieving. Every time…