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The struggle to find the perfect diet for weight loss is real. People spend years trying different eating plans only to discover the scale hasn’t moved despite their best efforts. But weight loss seekers often make dieting more complicated than it needs to be. In fact, research has shown that the trick to shedding pounds may be less about finding and following a rigid plan and more about making mindful changes to some basic eating habits. These ideas will help you improve your approach to food consumption so you can lose weight effectively, efficiently, and for good. [Read more]

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Apr

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and brought health and well-being to millions of people. If you are interested in yoga, you may be trying to decide which style of yoga is right for you. There are, after all, many different kinds. Read on to learn about some of the most popular types of yoga and what they can do for you. [Read more]

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Mar

You may have heard about the recent health trend of mindful eating. Other than taking time to pay attention to our food, what does it mean to mindfully eat? And what are the benefits? When you mindfully eat, you slow down and pay complete attention to your food with all of your senses. You take the time to notice the texture and smell of the food as well as the taste. Perhaps you even take a moment to appreciate the appearance, or any appealing visual presentation, of your food. In taking this approach, you learn to truly appreciate the food that is placed in front of you. Food becomes an experience rather than just fuel for the body. [Read more]

When most people imagine exercise, they think of running at the gym or sometimes even weightlifting. However, one exercise that gets overlooked is walking. Walking is a highly underrated exercise, and is often not seen as exercise at all. Walking is exercise, though. It’s the best for many reasons, with the first being that it is free. Who doesn’t like free things? Generally, anyone can get started walking for exercise, although it’s recommended to wear appropriate shoes such as walking shoes. However, it is mostly free and open to anyone. [Read more]

Working from home can be stressful for several reasons. For one, these are stressful times – and you may not be working from home out of choice. Moreover, the home setup may not be ideal for work for everyone. Under these stressful conditions, you may turn to food for comfort. Secondly, the food is there, the kitchen is there, and no one is judging you for snacking every hour. Unless you take definite measures to control your eating, you might find it difficult not to overeat as you work from home. The following strategies will help you overcome the temptation to eat mindlessly when working from home.  [Read more]

Many people are taking to walking for health and fitness. Walking is convenient and you can do it almost anywhere, including in your house. Apart from a good pair of shoes, walking requires no financial input. Walking is low-impact and you can adjust it to suit your level of fitness, your health, your age, and your schedule. However, there are mistakes you need to avoid to reap the full benefits of walking, particularly if your goal is to lose weight. Some mistakes may lead to injury, while others may cause discomfort that reduces your enjoyment of this activity. Here are mistakes to avoid: [Read more]

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Feb

Even if your car is kept in good condition, the engine will overheat if you run it for too long in bad conditions. Similarly, your mind will “overheat” when you run it for too long in bad circumstances, even if you generally keep it in good condition. Work, social life, and even recreation can make it difficult for modern people to avoid overtaxing their minds, and so they suffer from needless stress, anxiety, and even depression. Fortunately, yoga provides you with the tools you can use to counteract the harmful effects of a fast paced modern life. [Read more]

You may want to lose weight or just want to eat healthier in general, but how do you know if you are getting the nutrients you need daily? A good diet begins with enough fruit and vegetables each day. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, recommends eating 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Therefore, the common “5 a day” rule is the bare minimum and the more you eat, the better. Recommendations have changed over the years, but one thing remains constant – that fruit and vegetables prevent disease and prolong life. Experts recommended eating more vegetables than fruits. This is because the sugar content is higher that vegetables in common fruits like apples, oranges, and peaches. [Read more]

During the solitary confinement of the world, many people are experiencing all sorts of effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. Even for those who have been lucky enough to evade the virus thus far, the impacts of living in a global pandemic extend beyond just viral. One of the biggest concerns for many people who are riding out the virus locked in their homes is weight gain. For many who are now working remotely, not having to change out of pajamas or a reason to leave the house has a significant impact on their daily routines. Common side effects, including boredom and laziness, tend to have a direct impact on increased weight gain. Here are 5 basic tips to avoid packing on extra pounds during the lockdown. [Read more]