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Posted 9/22/16 at 1:49 PM | David Fournier

9 Ways To Lose Weight Fast

Weight is something on the mind of many people. Every year there is some new diet or product vows to help customers shed pounds quickly. The truth is that you just don't need all those products to lose weight quickly. Here are 16 ways to drop some pounds.

1. Skip The Take Out

Dining out at restaurants can be a way to save time, but can also lead to more weight gain. Most chain eateries offer larger than normal portions that can ruin any diet. One way to lose weight quickly is to start eating more meals at home. Use fresh vegetables and good proteins and watch the pounds melt away.

2. Snack Better

A common pitfall for dieters can be snack time. Companies offer pre-packaged chips, pretzels, and other salty treats in convenient packaging. While they are easy for a grab and go snack, these choices have a high salt content. All that salt can lead to gaining water weight. Instead go for some fresh fruit or even some peanuts. FULL POST

Posted 9/21/16 at 1:26 PM | Biru Singh

5 Ways You Need To Know To Keep Your Weight Training Injury-Free

Power Lifting champions also cope with injuries due to various reasons. Some of which can be carelessness in the gym or skip the warm-up sessions. Whether you are at the local gym or at home, you can be injured at any time if you are not careful. Injuries like sprains, strains, and broken bones are some of the common injuries for an athletic or active lifestyle. But remember to go through fitness quotes for more motivation.

But did you know that these injuries can be diminished, avoided, and prevented? You just need a bit more of knowledge and preparation if you want to be away from injuries.

Here are six ways to prevent your weight training injury.

1. Save Those Feet And Ankles By Wearing Proper Shoes

You spend days sitting in front of your computers or laptops. Once that upper body starts to pain, you stand up. By standing up, all of a sudden the weight falls down to your foot. And bang! Your feet are under the pressure now. Now if you are wearing shoes that are higher at the heel, you are pressurizing your tiny toes. Followed by pain in your feet and ankles that bear the brunt of any impact. FULL POST

Posted 9/20/16 at 5:12 AM | Daisy Grace

What is the Latest Hairstyle for Women?

Women change hair styles as often as they possibly can in order to keep up with the ever changing fashion industry. Let's take a look at some of the trending and contemporary hairstyles in the fashion market.

1.The French Twist
Even though the French twist has been in the market, it is still trending and still growing in popularity with time. This is because it has different styles of application for different head shapes not to mention the occasions into which it easily blends such as proms and weddings. The trending fashion in the French twist hairstyle department is that which is loosed at the ends. A typical twist involves curling your hair up into a twist at the back of the head and tucking the ends into the ridge created by the twist and finally inserting pins to hold everything in place. You could use hairspray to hold the loose hair in place. In the contemporary twist however, the loose ends are left hanging for a more casual and dashing look. Celebrity Bella Hadid is just the perfect embodiment of this 'twist' in the trending hairstyles. The French twist works best with long hair. FULL POST

Posted 9/15/16 at 9:55 AM | Arthur Caple

What Are the Risks from Using Steroids for Bulking in Young Age?

Each year, thousands of teenagers get engaged in sports with the help of muscle-enhancers. They turn for extreme diets and substitute common meals with protein powder and different types of steroids. This is a serious issue and the officials are worried about such rapid changes in daily ration. They do not believe that teens are really using the steroids for bulking or healthy protein.

One study surveyed approximately 2,800 teens in different cities of the country. The average age was 14 years. The results were surprising. About two-thirds of boys seriously changed their daily ration in order to gain more muscle mass. They used different types of steroids, protein shakes and such muscle boosters as creatine.

Nevertheless, great numbers of girls also used various muscle supplements to increase their muscle mass and improve body tone. About 5% of them used steroids and 21% used protein powder.

Such changes in food preferences is hazardous. The physicians are terrified by such choices of the teens. The author of the study, Dr. Marla Eisenberg, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota said that this would surely lead to multiple adverse effects, which will severely damage health of the young organisms. FULL POST

Posted 9/15/16 at 5:30 AM | Sylvie Simms

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Posted 9/14/16 at 1:09 PM | Robin Williams

Top 5 Ways to Look and Feel Younger

Looking and feeling younger is a wish we all have, and it truly can be your reality when you choose a wholesome lifestyle that includes active fitness, holistic health and an engaging lifestyle. Whether you enjoy sports or hobbies, adventure or tranquility, finding the key to your joy is as simple as exploring your favorite things and making sure they are a part of your vibrant daily routine.

When you feel good, you’ll look and feel younger, and your friends and family members will notice the difference in the way you approach your life. Your fun, playful demeanor and outlook on life will inspire everyone who comes in contact with you. The food you choose, the skin care products you select and your preferred activities determine the way you look and feel. Youth is yours when you make great choices for self care.

1. Choose a Natural, Nourishing Diet

Nourishing Diet

Eating well reflects in the way you look and feel; when you are hydrated and eating natural, wholesome foods, you will enjoy a feeling of good health and a vitality that can only be gained by supplying your body with high-quality nutrients. By sourcing local organic fruits and vegetables, you support local farmers and will benefit from the vitamins, protein and fiber that can only come from food that is fresh and natural. In addition, skipping foods made from processed foods and refined sugars helps to prevent inflammation and wide fluctuations in your blood sugar that make you feel tired and old. FULL POST

Posted 9/12/16 at 2:41 AM | Sylvie Simms

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Posted 9/9/16 at 2:55 AM | Daisy Grace

How to Get Rid of Blackheads Overnight?

Blackheads are clogged pores, which are full of bacteria, excess oil and dead cells. Whenever the mixture is exposed to oxygen, it oxidizes and causes it to slowly turn dark. It is crucial to always remember that they aren't dirt and you can't get rid of them by simply scrubbing. Excessive face scrubbing will only cause skin irritation and acne. Thus, you need to carefully handle your facial skin due to its sensitive nature.

This article has managed to capture the different treatments that will assist you get rid of the blackheads fast. However, you need to be cautious since there is no specific blackhead remover that can be termed as perfect. Often, you have to test several products until you get the one that perfectly matches your skin.

1. Steam it out
The question of how to get rid of blackheads has a wide array of answers, which involves steaming. The steaming strategy may not exactly open the pores, but will certainly assist reduce their appearance by quickly softening the trapped sebum and dead skin cells, which tend to fill the pores and eventually form blackheads. All you require is a bowl of steamy water with a clean soft towel, then steam your face for about ten minutes. Ensure you don't get extremely close to the water as the steam may burn your skin. FULL POST

Posted 9/9/16 at 12:49 AM | David Fournier

Eat For your Health and Reach Your Ideal Weight

The new phenomenon revolving around a healthy diet is superfoods. There is no exact definition of a superfood per say, however the general concept is a food that is rich in nutrients, and does not contain an unhealthy amount of fat or calories. Superfoods contain antioxidants, which as we know, protects us from free radicals, essentially the polluted world around us.

Some research has shown that when mice were given high doses of antioxidants, it actually inhibited the growth of cancer cells.

So now that you know without a doub superfoods are good for you, where do you turn to ensure you get them incorporated into your diet. Here is some information on some superfoods that should prove to be beneficial in overall health, and when dieting to reduce body weight.

1. Blueberries: It would almost be easier to list what blueberries do not help with regards to health, it would be a very short list. The fact is blueberries are probably the healthiest food one can consume. The antioxidant pigment derived from the plant that makes blueberries blue, fights against heart disease, cancer, age related blindness, and memory loss. They can also help to prevent urinary track infections due to the epicstechins found in blueberries, which keeps bacteria from sticking to the wall of the bladder. FULL POST

Posted 9/8/16 at 5:03 AM | Sylvie Simms

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