The 15 Best Body-Weight Exercises

Gym memberships come with ongoing expense, and you’ll have to pay a hefty price up front for home gym equipment, including weight sets, benches, and more. The good news is, neither is required for sculpting your physique. You might be surprised by what you can accomplish with exercises that use your own body weight. Here

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10 Health Benefits of Honey

Very few people know just how important honey can be to their health. In fact, it is sometimes called “liquid gold” due to the importance that has been attached to its use. It can influence everything from wound healing to insomnia, digestion and even weight loss. Here are ten of the most significant health benefits

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16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every Day

Even if you think you have a fairly healthy diet, there’s a good chance that you regularly eat foods that could be causing harmful changes to your body. Unfortunately, many of these changes increase the risk of malignancy, potentially shorting your lifespan. Here are 16 of the most common cancer causing foods out there—how many

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10 Reasons to Stop Using Microwaves

While microwaves seem convenient (especially when you have a busy life), it turns out that there are many compelling reasons to avoid them. Some of these reasons are indirectly related to your health, while others are directly linked to your physical safety or even your enjoyment of food. Here are ten of the most significant

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10 Best Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Many of us just grab and gulp our morning meals, or skip them altogether. However, it really is true that breakfast is the most important meal—if you plan it correctly, it gives you the energy you need for the rest of the day. The good news is there there are plenty of tasty, filling and

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7 Conditions Commonly Misdiagnosed as Gluten Intolerance

Gluten intolerance can cause a host of unpleasant symptoms, and receiving a diagnosis can be the start of a markedly better life. However, the truth is that plenty of other diseases are commonly misdiagnosed as gluten intolerance—a mistake that can cause long-term damage and dramatically undermine quality of life. Here are seven conditions that cause

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A Beginner’s Guide to Teas

Tea is perhaps one of the oldest beverages. It originated from the hills of China, and was originally served as a medicinal drink. As such, it is associated with many health benefits—some of which you may find surprising. Here are 10 types of tea that are particularly good for you. 1. Lemongrass tea Lemongrass tea

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Why Your Blood Sugar Levels May Control Your Weight

Forget counting calories, and start paying attention to sugar. Our scales don’t predict the future, and they certainly don’t tell us what’s happening inside our bodies when we eat. However, it turns out that our blood sugar does. Blood sugar levels decide everything from how hungry we are to the amount of insulin produced, along

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The Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

We all know that animals are certainly wonderful companions that can encourage the development of responsibility, but have you ever considered the potential health benefits of owning a pet? There are a variety of emotional, physical, and mental gains that an animal can provide. The next time you try to convince someone to get a

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Colon

Spring has sprung, as the old adage goes. With the change of season comes increasing interest in starting fresh. Painting your bedroom, trying out a new hairstyle, and cleaning your closet are great ways to feel refreshed and renewed. How about a spring cleaning for your body, too? Fret not, dear reader, as I’m not

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8 Common Myths About Skincare

While you may think you have a pretty good idea of how to take care of your skin, most of us believe at least some falsehoods that can take a real toll on the complexion. Here are eight of the most common skincare myths, along with advice that dermatologists wish you would follow. 1. Coconut

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10 Signs of a Heart Attack

A heart attack is one of the most frightening events you can imagine, and it can happen to anyone. It is the top killer in the United States, and (according to the American Heart Association) an American individual has a heart attack every 43 seconds. Most are preceded by a gradual process that involves a

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The Dangers of Fructose

We all know to limit our intake of sugar, but the most pressing, silent toxin is in fact fructose. Fructose is one of the most— universally prevalent ingredients in processed foods. Meanwhile, table sugar (i.e. sucrose) is composed of both glucose and fructose. Sugar as a whole has its negative effects on chronic diseases, but

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When and How to Stretch

In the world of health and fitness, guidelines and recommendations are always changing—especially when it comes to flexibility training. How often should you stretch? When is the best time to stretch, and what kind of stretching should you be doing? The frequency of flexibility training is pretty straight forward; the American College of Sports Medicine

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Decoding Nutritional Labels

Every package, box, bottle or can of food has a nutritional label, but very few people actually know how to read and understand it. Looking at these labels can make you feel like you’re reading a foreign language, so you may be tempted to completely ignore them. However, if you’re going to make healthy, informed

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7 Things You Do Alone that Are More Normal Than You Think

If you’ve ever wondered if it’s normal that you engage in certain behaviors whenever you’re by yourself, you’re not alone. But rest assured, unless you’re engaging in something truly bizarre or highly inappropriate, your actions when you’re alone are likely more normal than you think. Looking into these seven common behaviors will make you realize

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8 Reasons Why a Dairy-Free Diet Might be Worth Trying

Fairy has been linked to positive health effects in infants, and can certainly provide vital nutrients like calcium, protein, and Vitamin D. However, many people experience negative side effects after consuming dairy–and some people have dairy so often that they don’t even realize the negative side effects, or have lived with them so long that

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7 Best Foods to Help Heal Dry Skin

Let’s face it, dry skin can be very frustrating. If you have it, then you know all about how much it flakes and itches, not to mention how it can redden your skin or make it feel rough. Adding to the frustration is the fact that even when you buy all kinds of moisturizing creams

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Almonds: Crunchy, Delicious and Good for You Too

Packed with vitamins and minerals, high in fat-free protein, and deliciously crunchy too—what’s not to love about almonds? These oval-shaped nuts have been around for thousands of years—they were even mentioned in the Bible—and in Roman times they were given as a wedding gift for fertility. Today, many people love their rich taste, but did

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7 Reasons Why You’re Always Clearing Your Throat

Do you find that you’re clearing your throat almost constantly? If so, you’re probably frustrated, and causing those around you to feel the same way. After all, clearing your throat can be disruptive to conversations, get in the way of your ability to fall asleep, or lead to embarrassment in places that typically require some

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