Articles: NUTRITION & FITNESS

5 Healthy Food Substitutions for Fat Loss

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As you’re tempted to reach for another gooey pecan pumpkin torte your pastry chef best friend lovingly made, you suddenly remember you have a must-attend office party next week where you’re sure to be photographed, and a pang of regret surges through your veins. Healthy eating during the holidays doesn’t mean deprivation or puritanically abstaining […]

Why You Should Eat Monk Fruit

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Have you heard of monk fruit? If you’re someone who likes to keep updated on the latest health trends, odds are that you have. The Dr. Oz Show and The Food Network have both recommended the fruit, while famous nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin uses monk fruit in her diet plan. But what’s the […]

5 Fall Foods That Are Good For You

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Autumn is here and with it comes the tasty fall foods we all look forward to. But how do we enjoy these foods while following a fitness plan? It’s not as hard as it sounds. Sweet potatoes, broccoli, beets, grapes and lima beans are all fall foods that are high on health during the autumn season. Let’s look […]

Family Fitness Tips: 6 Ways to Get in Shape with Your Kids

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The school year is here and that means busier, bustling days. We interrupt our regularly unscheduled summer vacations of carefree bonding with kids and return to the structure of school programs and extra-curricular activities. It’s a sluggish notion to get back into the routine knowing there are few moments to spare for space, connection and […]

How to Get in Shape in 5 Simple Steps

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Do you know how to get in shape so you can look great and feel great, too? With new workout products and exercise fads coming out every week, it can be hard to know what you should do to stay fit and healthy. There’s just too many choices…what should I do??? So one thing to […]

Are These 5 “Healthy” Foods Making You Fat?

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Recently I was standing in line at my favorite coffee place with a friend who had earlier complained that despite her best efforts, she couldn’t lose weight. As I grabbed my hot green tea, I did a double take as I heard her order a low-fat apple cinnamon muffin and a “lite” soy latte. I […]

The Anti-Aging Secret Dr. Oz Recommends

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Imagine an activity that can effectively combine your health and fitness needs in one place—a fun and effective exercise for combatting obesity and weight loss; and for promoting muscle tone, endurance; and as much calorie burning as running! This activity has been shown to help reverse heart disease, lower the risk of falls (falling is […]

5 Natural Sweeteners to Add to Your Diet

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Do you want to satisfy your sweet tooth without adding empty calories or chemicals to your diet? If so, you may want to try natural sweeteners. That’s because even though you may love the taste of sugar, studies have shown that too much can lead to weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease. This is especially […]

5 Remarkable Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

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Chocolate lovers around the globe can finally rejoice! It’s a fabulous fact that there has now been over a decade of articles published in scientific journals confirming that everyone’s favorite treat has proven health benefits. As some of these studies elevate chocolate to almost superfood status, it’s enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. […]

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