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10 Reasons Not to Eat Fast Food

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to lose weight, a good way to start is by cutting back on fast food. Those burgers and pizzas may be quick, convenient and cheap, but they’re also loaded with things that can defeat your diet plans. Check out these reasons to make 2014 the year you decrease your consumption of fast food! FatWe all need some fat in our diets, but most of us are taking in way too much. According to the Institute of Medicine, we should be getting 20% to 35% of our daily calorie intake from fats. If you’re following a 1,200-calorie meal plan, this would mean you can have 27 to 47 grams of fat per day. If you’re eating most of […]

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10 Super Foods for Better Health

You want to know my eating schedule? Coffee for breakfast, no lunch, a somewhat healthy dinner, and a Turkey sandwich at midnight just before bed. How bad is that? I am always enamored by healthy eating tips – actually following the advice is a different story. The Food Network is a site I often visit but whose lessons I rarely implement. However, there is no reason you can’t. Here we will share their their 10 Super Foods and then send you to their site for some solid details. A hectic lifestyle makes it easy to skip a meal or just grab less-than-nutritious food on the run. But a busy day doesn’t have to stand in the way of great health. A multivitamin is great insurance […]

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10 Supplies You Must Have in Your Emergency Kit

A major disaster can strike at any time—are you prepared? What if you and your family are stranded in the snow, hit by a tornado or forced to evacuate by a hurricane? When you’re trying to deal with an emergency, the last thing you need is to be running around, looking for first aid supplies. Most of us are totally unprepared for disasters, and don’t have everything we could need in case of emergency. Here are some essentials to keep on hand before you need them, starting with your first aid kit. Do you have a real first aid kit? The kind that has everything you need for treating injuries in one place? You can buy pre-packaged kits in drugstores or online, but it’s not […]

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10 Things you Better Know When an Aging Parent Falls Ill

You know, nobody around here is getting any younger. As my parents have recently passed the 60-year-old mark, I am ashamed to admit that I wouldn’t know what to do if one of them had a medical emergency. I know how I’d feel, but standing up and taking care of the situation is something entirely different. The That’s Fit blog points to Mayo Clinic’s 10 Tips that can better prepare you for the inevitable day when you are called upon: Names of their doctors. If you don’t know anything else, this is probably the most important piece of information. Why? Chances are good that your parents’ doctors can provide much of the rest of the information needed as well as more details about your parents’ […]

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10 Ways Get Yourself Exercising

I would toss a little polling question in here but I believe the answer is probably obvious. I’d be willing to bet that the majority of our readers had every intention of starting a great workout schedule this year, only to let other priorities derail your plan. Hey, I am one of those people; I have new gym shoes still sitting in the box, untouched. That is life, we all have an excuse when it comes to health. If an exercise plan, staying healthy, and prolonging your life was THAT important to you, I am sure there would be a way for you to rearrange your schedule. To get us started let’s check out a good bit of info from the Diet Blog: Stop thinking: […]

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10 Ways To Fight Holiday Depression

Christmas is supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for some of us, it’s the most depressing. If you’re eight years old and dreaming of all the great gifts Santa will leave for you on Christmas morning, you’re all aquiver with anticipation. If you’re a parent who’s been laid off at work and can barely pay this month’s rent, much less buy presents, the holiday may look pretty bleak. It’s easy to feel stressed out and overwhelmed by the demands of the holiday season, so it’s no wonder that some of us suffer from crippling depression during this time of the year. Here are a few ways to fight off the holiday blues. Have realistic expectations.Many of us are tempted to […]

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10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Day

We all know how hard it is to get the day going. You wake up, your bed is entirely too comfortable. After pressing “snooze” on your alarm clock half a dozen times, it’s time to get up. Your coffee is taking too long to percolate. You can’t find anything good to pack for lunch. How do you get out of this fog and get a head start on your day? 1)    Time to Exercise!The last thing most people want to do in the morning is expend a lot of energy, but studies have shown that a consistent exercise regime early in the morning can boost your energy levels. The more exercise you can handle, the better your stamina. Don’t forget to stretch! 2)    Play That […]

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10 Ways To Make Change Less Scary and More Possible

I really wish things would change – I want to be happier – I’ve had enough! We all long to feel happy and can feel that something is just not working in our lives and that it isn’t right for us anymore. We usually know what would make us feel happier, even if we have a tendency to lie to ourselves; out of fear and the guilt of being selfish. We try to ignore it, or pretend that we don’t know to delay the truth, until we just can’t take it anymore… Change is scary… It is a step into the unknown, which can go hand in hand with the fear that we might hurt someone else if we think about ourselves – and “what […]

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10 Ways to Reduce Stress at Work That Could Save Your Life

Let’s face it.  Many of us have felt the miserable feeling that stress and tension related to our jobs can cause on a daily basis.  Aside from feeling bad from a mental perspective there are serious health issues that can develop if you don’t do something and make some changes to reduce your stress levels. Stress and work are like two peas in a pod.  They go together well, and because of this, many people dread waking up every morning.  Stress is not something to take lightly.  You could say that it’s a fact of life, but having too much stress could lead to some major health problems down the line. Rather than waking up every morning and feeling the wave of stress and tension […]

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10 Ways to Ruin Your Health and Die Young

Let’s face it, it’s hard work to stay healthy. Sure, you might prolong your life by a few years if you eventually quit the death sticks, ease up on the binge-drinking and tackle your fast food habit … but hey, life’s for living, right? So if you want to be breathless whenever you walk upstairs, if you want to be constantly ill, if you want to be buying sweat pants in a larger size every month … read on! Here’s exactly how to ruin your health and die young (because with a life like that, you’ll probably want to). Follow these ten simple instructions, and you’ll be guaranteed a short, miserable life. Smoke like a chimney If you’re a smoker, great! You’re driving yourself to […]

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