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The Nutritional Power of Spinach

February 10, 2018

By Dr. Kristie

If you’re like most people, you’re probably not getting enough green, leafy vegetables in your diet - or enough vegetables period. Despite the fact that experts now recommend that people get nine servings of fruits and vegetables, most Americans are lucky to get two. That’s not…

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Does Muscle Turn to Fat

January 22, 2018

By Dr. Kristie

Do muscles turn to fat when you stop exercising? Some people think so – especially when they see the finely developed muscles of a weight lifter turn to mush once they let their health club membership expire. There’s little doubt that physiques undergo a noticeable decline when…

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Health Benefits of Maple Syrup

January 3, 2018

By Dr. Kristie

Who doesn’t enjoy a little maple syrup on top of a stack of pancakes? It could even add a little extra nutritional power to your Sunday morning breakfast. According to research from the University of Rhode Island, maple syrup has more than twenty compounds that are beneficial t…

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Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

December 21, 2017

By Dr. Kristie

Are you getting enough vitamin D? If you spend most of your days indoors or cover your body with a layer of sunscreen before heading outdoors, you could be seriously deficient in this vitamin. Surprisingly, up to three quarters of people have low levels of vitamin D which is no…

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Treadmill Workouts

December 14, 2017

By Strength Tree

Treadmills are meant for either walking or running at an incline or flat. Each one of these positions will be discussed below in detail.

1) Walking with tread Horizontal to Ground: This is the easiest way to exercise on the treadmill. Adjust your speed to a good walking pa…

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7 Vitamin Deficiencies with Eating Disorders

December 7, 2017

By L.M.L. Turner

For individuals with Anorexia and Bulimia, deficiencies in various types of vitamins and minerals are common. These lowered levels can occur for a few reasons. Calorie restriction, a poor diet lacking in nutrient-rich foods, and excessive purging are all potential culprits, l…

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Four High Antioxidant Foods You Need in Your Diet

December 1, 2017

By Dr. Kristie

The term antioxidant has taken on new importance in the past few years as more studies have shown the potential of these natural free radical scavengers to reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases. An antioxidant is a molecule that has the ability to stabilize the free radic…

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How to Maintain a Diverse Paleo Diet

November 21, 2017

By Robert Steele

Since the paleo diet essentially eliminates four of the main food groups (dairy and grains) it is more difficult to maintain a diet that contains a variety of foods. With the preparation time required, and with fewer choices, it is easy for someone to become complacent, makin…

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Is Krill Oil a Natural Treatment for Arthritis

November 14, 2017

By Dr. Kristie

Arthritis causes its sufferers a great deal of pain and stiffness and can make getting around a challenge – especially in the morning. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications reduce the pain and inflammation, but the side effects can be offsetting for some people. Is there …

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How an Ectomorph Builds Muscle Mass

November 7, 2017

By Everett Stall

For ectomorphs, building muscle mass proves challenging. That's why ectomorphs are known in the weight lifting community as a "hard gainers." Weight gain doesn't come easily, so to build muscle mass on a body with a lean disposition requires discipline, determination, and som…

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Getting in Shape with a Recumbent Bike

November 1, 2017

By Strength Tree

Experts do tell you that you need a proper diet, strength and cardio training to get in shape properly. Whether you have had a health scare or seen other people around have problems it’s never a bad time to get in shape.

From personal experience I choose to use the recum…

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Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

October 21, 2017

By Dr. Kristie

When it comes to health, diet plays an important role in how you look and feel and may even determine how long you live. There certainly seems to be a grain of truth to the old adage “you are what you eat.” When it comes to eating right, the Mediterranean countries seem to have…

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Weight Training for Weight Loss

October 14, 2017

By Dr. Kristie

Is weight training good for weight loss? Most people believe you burn more calories doing aerobic activity such as fast walking, jogging, or the elliptical machine. There’s no doubt that these exercises burn a significant number of calories, but don’t underestimate the power of…

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5 Powerful Health Benefits of Prunes

October 7, 2017

By Dr. Kristie

Prunes are all crinkled and wrinkly, certainly not the prettiest fruit to look at. Sadly, most people think they're only good for relieving constipation. Not the kind of image most fruits want for themselves. On the other hand, prunes have much to be proud of from a nutritional…

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How Much Omega-3 Do You Need

October 1, 2017

By Dr. Kristie

You already know the importance of omega-3 fatty acids such as those found in fish oil; but how much fish oil a day do you really need to get the benefits? A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology helps to answer this question. Researchers comp…

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7 Food Additives You Should Avoid Like the Plague

September 21, 2017

By Melissa Nykorchuk

Although the word 'additive' tends to make it sound as though something beneficial is being added to your food, the truth is that many popular food additives are shockingly hazardous to your health.

Some of these chemicals are linked to significant weight gain or a fai…

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5 Best Exercises for Chest Development

September 14, 2017

By Alex E. Cooper

For a lot of guys who work out, the chest is essentially the holy grail of bodybuilding. It gives the appearance of strength and power, and is a must in any great physique. Here are some of the most effective exercises to build your pecs:

Flat Bench

Even those new to l…

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Whey -- Another Way to Lose Weight

September 7, 2017

By Ava Summers

The use of whey to naturally suppress appetite and consequently lose weight is being studied. Whey is the watery substance remaining after milk curdles. It is quite rich in protein. At the present time, whey can be purchased in a dried form as a supplement. It is also found in …

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Should You Use Dumbbells or Machines to Get in Shape

September 1, 2017

By Dr. Kristie

Whether you want to build bulk or simply firm up, resistance training is the key to a more defined physique. There are a variety of ways to give your muscles a workout, but for most people the choice comes down to free weights vs. machines. Which gives better results?

Free W…

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Electric vs Manual Treadmill

August 21, 2017

By Strength Tree

There are two kinds of treadmills available for you to buy, one is the manual treadmill which requires human exertion in order for the treadmill to move and the electric treadmill which means the machine has a motor which turns the trend. The question is which one is better?

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