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6 Great Exercises to Gain Muscle

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Want to get toned? Run, run, run! Well, not necessarily. A lot of people think that the best exercises to gain muscle involve a lot of cardio. While cardio is a good way to get your heart pumping, cardio alone won’t get you that sexy muscle you’ve been dying for. The best exercises to gain […]

5 Diet and Weight Loss Myths Holding You Back

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One of the biggest things holding back most people from losing weight and getting healthy are the myths and misconceptions they have about dieting. We live in a time where, sadly, societal brainwashing influences so much of what we do. This is true when it comes to losing weight and getting fit. There are so […]

Headache or Migraine – What’s the Difference?

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It was my freshman year of college, and I was in the dorm bathroom. I remember looking into the mirror and realizing I couldn’t see part of my face. I touched my cheek, but the fingers in my left hand had become numb. Suddenly, a line of jagged, flashing colors and lights appeared that obstructed […]

Is Your Medicine Making You Sick?

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Ever since we were children, we’ve been told to take pills when we feel bad—for headaches, insomnia, indigestion, aches and pains, even mild depression, to name a few common complaints. TV ads reinforce this message, with experts telling us what pills to take to stop our pain. We’re so used to reaching for pharmaceuticals for […]

6 Ways to Start and Stick With A Spring Exercise Plan

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The warmer weather serves as a reminder that summer is right around the corner, which means everyone’s hopping on the treadmill, putting in miles outdoors, or taking on strength training in an effort to get that beach body before summer. Getting into a comfortable fitness routine can be difficult without the right mindset and tools […]

4 Ways to Eliminate Toxic Thoughts and Become Happier

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Is your mind a breeding group for toxic thinking? Are your thought patterns keeping you “stuck” in life? Today, it’s time to change that. You can stop toxic thinking by doing 4 things: Losing the “victim” mentality and realize that you are in control of your own life Understanding there are grey areas in life […]

4 Things That Make a Food an Aphrodisiac

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From the time couples began copulating, a low libido was a hot topic. We’re not always in the mood. Every now and then, many of us could use a little pick-me-up. During ancient times, the Greeks, Romans, Aztecs, and Chinese didn’t have the benefit of reaching for a little blue pill. They embraced plants. But […]

3 Tips To Prevent Liver Disease

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Many words have been written regarding health, physical strength, conditioning, good diet, and exercise. Most of these posts and articles focus either on overall good practices or cardiovascular health. We collectively seem to ignore the liver, and I’m going to tell you why we need to start paying attention to this small organ that has […]

Words of Encouragement: 39 Quotes For When You Need Them Most

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Do you find yourself deeply in need of some words of encouragement? Everyone does from time to time. Life can get a little dicey sometimes, and it can be difficult to keep yourself sunny and motivated. But sometimes, you just need a change of perspective–and words of encouragement from some truly inspirational people can help […]

5 Surprising Benefits of Training Your Glutes

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Booty, butt, derriere, backside, rump, fanny, keister, caboose, tush. So many different names for the one body part everyone wants to build, tighten and tone. By far the largest and strongest group of muscles in your body, the gluteals (gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus) and the hamstrings (biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus) work […]

The Incredible Power of Self Talk

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What we say to others is not nearly as important as what we say to ourselves. All day, every day, our minds are flooded with thoughts that direct us to leading the lives that we live. This self talk determines our success, and our failures. If you want to make an improvement in any aspect of […]

How to Increase Sex Drive Naturally

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With careers, children, social responsibilities, and television, it can be hard to make time for intimacy, or even yet, to get in the mood. But don’t let a poor libido keep you from heating things up in the bedroom. We’ve compiled a list of the absolute best ways to increase sex drive…the natural way. But […]

7 Ways to Have More Energy All Day

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If you’re like me, you have less time to juggle more tasks these days. Those overwhelming responsibilities and demands can drain every ounce of energy before morning even ends. But there are things you can do to have more energy all day…without short-term stimulants like coffee and energy drinks. The Problem with Short-Term Stimulants I […]

Why Burst Training is Your Best Fat-Burning Workout

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You see these folks at your gym, huffing away on elliptical machines and waiting impatiently for aerobics classes. What if I told you the right exercise could give you better fat-burning, muscle-building, metabolism-boosting benefits than the hours treadmills and aerobics classes require, in just minutes a day? I know: it sounds like an infomercial, but […]

6 Surprising Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

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If you’re looking for ways to have lower blood pressure, the timing couldn’t be better. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 health problem in the United States today and is also a leading cause of death around the world. One million Americans die of heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disorders every year. […]

The Most Important Way to Maintain a Great Physique

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Low ‘C’…I see it all the time and it’s no different for men or women who happen to be struggling with their weight or just aren’t seeing the fitness improvements they want. Time and time again I hear it from my patients: “I’m just not making any progress and I’m doing everything right!”  “I mean, […]

Top 3 Cities for Single Men

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The Best Cities for Bachelors Based on Health, Jobs, and Number of Women Ever taken a walk through your town and wondered where all the ladies are? Or better yet, where all of the jobs are? If so, it’s possible that you simply live in the wrong city. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered […]

How to Motivate Yourself to Do Anything

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You know exactly what you need to do. You’re focused on all the positive outcomes that will result once you’ve finished that looming task. You’ve cleared your calendar so you can focus on completing this one thing. And then nothing happens. Why? Because you think you need motivation. You’re waiting on a spark, on inspiration […]

Bottoms Down: Why That Fourth Glass of Alcohol Isn’t Worth It

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly Sides of America’s Favorite Refreshment A pounding headache, sluggish mind, and a hazy recollection of last night are your first reactions upon awakening. Did you really leave 13 messages on your ex’s voicemail? And who was that buxomly blonde with the Adam’s apple you were dancing with? If your Sunday […]

6 Health Benefits of Not Drinking Soda

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You know it’s high in sugar and calories, but is soda really that bad for you? Sorry, soda lovers, but the answer is a resounding “yes.” Drinking soda causes a slew of health issues that can affect everything from your weight to your heart. Here are 6 health benefits of not drinking soda that will […]

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