Dangers of Sugar : Using Honey Instead of White Refined Sugar

Dangers of Sugar : Using Honey Instead of White Refined Sugar

Eating or drinking too much white refined sugar can be very hazardous to your health. It depletes the body of precious vitamins and minerals due to the demand it puts on the body during digestion. Additionally, high daily sugar intake can lead to diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity and a higher risk of cancer. It can be really hard going cold turkey on your favorite sweets and dessert items, but, the good news is that there are...

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4 Fun New Ways to Exercise With Your Dog

4 Fun New Ways to Exercise With Your Dog

Our four legged friends offer more than just loyal companionship. Past studies have shown that dog owners in general are less depressed and have a greater sense of well-being. Petting your furry friend can also lower your heart rate and blood pressure. A great way to positively benefit your health as well as your dog’s is to incorporate them in to your workout routine. Added bonus, you can be sure your dog won’t flake out on being...

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Are You Drinking Enough Water? : 5 Creative Ways to Stay Hydrated

Are You Drinking Enough Water? : 5 Creative Ways to Stay Hydrated

Some of the warmest days of the summer are approaching. How do you know if you’re consuming enough water? Humid weather leads to an increase in body temperature and the need for more fluids. Your water needs depend on multiple factors (health, activity, location). Athletes should pay even closer attention to their water intake. Research has indicated that losing just 2% of your of your body weight in fluid can decrease performance up to...

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4 fun exercises to do with a partner for increased fitness results!

4 fun exercises to do with a partner for increased fitness results!

Sometimes convincing yourself to work out is hard enough, but then you have to keep yourself motivated throughout the entire routine. Incorporating a partner might be more beneficial. According to some ongoing studies by Stanford University, it found that having a workout buddy for social support increased the amount of exercise performed by 78%. Statistics over the years have also shown that working out with a partner creates a higher...

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4 Easy Home Organizing Ideas for a Stress Free Lifestyle

4 Easy Home Organizing Ideas for a Stress Free Lifestyle

                Have you ever associated a clutter free living space with a healthier lifestyle? Some studies suggest that being organized can improve your physical and mental health. In an article on Shape.com it attributed stress and depression to women who described themselves as having a cluttered home. Listed below are 4 ideas to get some spaces in your home organized easily today. #1. : The Office :...

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5 Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes

5 Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes

We often forget to eat healthy when stress, work or children take over our daily lives. Below is a list of 5 easy healthy dinner ideas/recipes you can make while on the run or after a long day. #1 : Roasted Corn and Black Bean Tacos  – click for directions  Tacos can be very versatile and simple to make due to their minimal ingredient list. Additionally, black beans are known for supporting digestive tract health. For an extra healthy...

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How Safe is Your Bug Spray?

How Safe is Your Bug Spray?

Is Your Bug Spray Poisoning You? There’s no question that while we are all loving this beautiful weather, evening rolls around and the nasty little bugs like mosquitos come along and try to ruin our fun. For those of us who seem to be getting eaten alive while everyone else is pest-free, many of us go to the old standby, bug spray. Unfortunately, even some of the more gentle bug sprays, like OFF Family Care, are formulated with our old...

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4 Ways to Make Your Next BBQ Healthier

4 Ways to Make Your Next BBQ Healthier

Summer is full of beach trips and impromptu BBQ’s. My family often has plenty of hot dogs, hamburgers, and steaks to throw on the grill for dinner during the summer. Although, consuming meat during every meal may not be ideal. According to an article on EvolvingWellness.com, consuming meat may be one of the largest contributors to the obesity and heart disease epidemic in this country. Meat is very high in fat (due to how factory farm...

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