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Is Fruit Your Friend or Foe?

When you picture a healthy diet, what do you see? Lots of salads, maybe some smoothies, a little steamed broccoli? It’s easy to guess what you’re not envisioning, though, and that’s sugar. Cookies, cakes, and ice cream are sweetly seductive, but what about naturally sweet eats? Sugar occurs naturally in many foods, including fruit. In fact, because fruit is naturally higher in sugar than, say, vegetables, some popular eating plans (such as Atkins, Paleo, and Keto) strictly limit fruit intake, at … [Read More...]

Why You Should Consider Adding Weight to Your Core Routine

Core strength is often neglected in the gym: It has a long-term association with snore-worthy moves such as crunches and sit ups. However, strengthening the core is vital for everyday movement, from carrying groceries to hitting a round of baseballs. The core is the center of the body, creating a chain along which all joints connect. Weakness in the core often relates to aches, pains, and dysfunctions from the neck all the way down to the toes (and everything in between).When it comes to … [Read More...]

Bump Up the Health and Beauty Powers of Your Bath

In our fast-paced culture, it’s only natural that just 10 percent of Americans prefer a bath to a quicker, more efficient shower. But it may be worth it to regularly soak in your tub. In the past, doctors prescribed baths for various ailments, and modern research suggests these doctors were on to something.Not only are baths the ultimate stress busters, but they also offer a number of surprising health benefits. Keep reading to learn about the superpowers of soaking in your tub, and discover … [Read More...]

How to Deal with Hard Water Hair

If you’ve noticed a sudden change in your hair but are still loyal to your go-to products, it could be time to take a look at your water. Water hardness differs from state to state and may be to blame. Read on to learn what hard water is, how it affects hair, and how to get your hair back to its roots. What Is Hard Water? Water that contains a large amount of minerals, especially calcium and magnesium, is called hard water. It forms as water passes through limestone and chalk. While hard water … [Read More...]

What Is Mind-Muscle Connection?

How connected are you during your workouts? Life is full of distractions which can get in the way of a solid workout whether you exercise at home or in the gym. TVs, phones, and mental distractions such as work or family stress can leave you with lackluster results in the gym.Cue the mind-muscle connection. Getting rid of distractions allows you to tap into your true strength potential and build quality muscle. Let’s dig into what it means to connect your mind and muscles, plus the best … [Read More...]