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8 Benefits That Will Come from Exercising this Summer

8 Benefits That Will Come from Exercising this Summer

With summer in full swing, it’s pretty hard to avoid getting hot and sweaty. It’s old news that exercise is good for you, but there are still surprising benefits that you may not know about.

Teaching Your Body to Crave the Good Things in Life

Teaching Your Body to Crave the Good Things in Life

Anyone can integrate new, healthy habits into daily life. There will be challenges along the way. Old, unhealthy habits will threaten your progress, but it’s only a matter of teaching your body to crave the good things in life. 

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Injuries While Staying Active

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Injuries While Staying Active

Whether you’re running, swimming, spinning, dancing or playing a team sport, you’re getting out there and staying active — that’s great. What’s not so great is the possibility that your good intentions and steady training could be derailed by an injury. And, while some injuries are simply caused by bad luck or bad timing, others can be prevented if you know how. Here are seven ways to keep yourself healthy in more ways than one. 

6 Ways To Treat Yourself With Quality Food

6 Ways To Treat Yourself With Quality Food

Why should pleasure be guilty? Why can't your gut be happy and not flabby? When you treat yourself, it doesn't have to be a catch-22. Here are a few of the foods you crave the most when trying to choose a healthier lifestyle, but your gut is stuck on its old habits. Remember, there are ways to turn guilty cravings into decadent treats that make both you and your body happy.

Unusual Exercise Equipment You Haven't Tried (But Should)

Unusual Exercise Equipment You Haven't Tried (But Should)

How's that New Year's resolution of shedding the pounds coming along? This time of year, everyone clamors to get their workout regime fired up, so it’s terrific for gyms and trainers. However, come March and April, those same eager beavers start making up excuses of why they can't work out anymore. The number one cause seems to be lack of motivation.

That lack of motivation can often be tied to a phenomenon known as gym fatigue— and it isn't about physically getting tired after a workout. That should always happen. Gym fatigue can crop up when a person becomes bored with the same routines and exercise equipment. They could try enhancing their workout playlist but without that motivation, it's hard to work up a sweat. The solution? It might be time to shake things up by exercising outside of the box. Perhaps it's time to try some unusual exercise equipment. Here are some stand-out pieces of equipment you could add to your workout routine.

Glowing, Healthy and Revived: The Top 8 Beauty Trends for 2016

Glowing, Healthy and Revived: The Top 8 Beauty Trends for 2016

New years always bring new beauty fads. To get you prepared for the beauty trends this year, this guide highlights the top beauty trends you’ll be sure to spot on both the red carpet and at office meetings. 2016 will be the year of fresh looks, bold make-up and holistic skincare.

Read on to discover how you can make these trends part of your beauty routine.

5 Vacations That Will Keep Your Mind Happy and Your Body Active This Summer

5 Vacations That Will Keep Your Mind Happy and Your Body Active This Summer

When you’re choosing a vacation for this summer it has to have it all. You want it to be a place for your mind to be at ease and have a chance to recharge, but it needs to be somewhere that helps you keep your workout routine going too. Here are some great vacations that give you everything you need!

How to Tell If You Are Burned Out and What to Do About It

How to Tell If You Are Burned Out and What to Do About It

Some stress is normal in everyday life, and sometimes even healthy, because it can push you to perform at your best. However, there’s also a tipping point where things can quickly become out of control. When the chaos gets to that level, you’re not just stressed, but burned out. If you suspect life is far too hectic lately and it’s having an adverse impact on your health, the information below could help you get answers and solutions.

The Perfect Holiday Gifts for Your Mountain Biker Friend

The Perfect Holiday Gifts for Your Mountain Biker Friend

Finding your friends or family the perfect holiday gift can be a thrill. We live in an age where every type of product is at our fingertips, one click of an ‘Order’ button away. With browsing inventory and ordering specific items made easier than ever with the internet, holiday shopping mostly comes down to one thing: knowing what to get.

If you have a friend who you know to be a mountain biking fan, then your holiday gift shopping is even easier than you think. 

Get Excited and Stay Sober With These Fun, Healthy Activities

Get Excited and Stay Sober With These Fun, Healthy Activities

Addiction often springs from hopelessness, so giving yourself something to live for is critical to avoiding relapse. Don’t be afraid to have a little fun — sober living is easier if you’re doing what you love.

Virtually anything can be a sober activity, but here are some exciting ideas to get you started if you’re not sure where to begin.

10 Reasons to Avoid Fast Food Restaurants

10 Reasons to Avoid Fast Food Restaurants

The billboards that pervade the roadsides often portray a juicy burger that makes your taste buds tingle with desire. That billboard, the one that catches your eye and gets you hungry, is leading you to a place that, when all’s revealed, you really don’t want to go.

Sure, it may taste pretty nice. It may taste great, even. But what’s lurking beneath that golden bun? It’s a far cry from the billboard’s beautiful burger.

5 Simple Ways to Avoid Sugary Sweets This Holiday Season

5 Simple Ways to Avoid Sugary Sweets This Holiday Season

Whether it’s Halloween candy, Thanksgiving pie or Christmas cookies, the holiday season is sure to bring one thing: temptation. And, while you may have indulged on everything in sight in years past, this year will be different. There are countless reasons to do so, too; aside from the fact that over-eating can cause notorious seasonal weight gain, sugar has been proven to be an addictive part of a person’s diet. In fact, some research shows that it has the same addictive effect on the brain as drugs do. Avoid the sugar highs and lows this holiday season with the following 5 tips, designed to help you steer clear and feel great every single day of November and December this year.