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Keepin' it Healthy During the Holidays health nutrition Nov 23, 2021

It can be really easy to lose sight of your health & well-being during the holiday season!

It can be a very busy time of year with parties and family gatherings. It’s easy to overindulge on cookies, pie, eggnog and other unhealthy choices or put off that workout until the New...

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20 reasons why you may not be losing weight exercise tips goals health nutrition Jan 12, 2021

Common Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

 

When you lose weight, your body fights back.  You may be able to lose quite a lot of weight at first, without much effort.  However, weight loss may slow down or stop altogether after a while.

 

Below are common reasons why...

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Weight Loss Friendly Foods goals health nutrition Jan 03, 2021

Weight-Loss-Friendly Foods

 

Not all calories are created equal.  Different foods go through different metabolic pathways in your body.  They can have vastly different effects on your hunger, hormones and the number of calories you burn.  Therefore, it is important to choose...

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Tips To Avoid Cravings! health nutrition Dec 28, 2020

Tips to Stop Cravings

 

Nasty cravings seem to appear when we least expect them and usually when we are unequipped to resist them.

 

Are cravings caused by nutrient deficiencies?

 

Although some conditions such as sodium deficiency can cause cravings, there is no conclusive...

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Out-Exercise A Bad Diet? exercise health nutrition Dec 14, 2020
Why can't you out-exercise a bad diet?
Put simply, you can consume more calories in 5 minutes than you can burn in an hour.
Weight gain happens when you consume more calories than you burn.
 
A typical meal consists of around 750-1000 calories. It takes around 60-120 minutes of...
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Fiber: Why is it important? health nutrition Nov 29, 2020

Why Is It Important To Have Fiber In Your Diet?

It’s important to get enough fiber, especially as you grow older. There are many benefits to eating a diet that is rich in fiber. Numerous studies have proven that fibrous foods help seniors age healthier because they lead to lower...
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Foods For Recovery (Decrease soreness) health nutrition sore muscles Nov 09, 2020

Foods To Support Muscle Recovery

 

While workouts and staying hydrated can work to promote muscle recovery and repair, so can eating the right food.  When eating to support muscle recovery, prioritize foods that are rich in protein and carbohydrates. 

 

Foods to...

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Muscle Cramps health nutrition sore muscles Oct 12, 2020

 

How to Prevent or Reduce Muscle Cramps

 

If you've ever been awakened in the night or stopped in your tracks by a sudden charley horse, you know that muscle cramps can cause severe pain.  Though generally harmless, muscle cramps can make it temporarily impossible to use the...

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Heart Health health nutrition Oct 06, 2020

 

Boost Heart Health with 3 Exercises

The first step towards good heart health is being physically active.  Adding www.growyoungfitness.com to your day is the most effective tool to strengthen the heart muscle, keep your weight under control, and prevent artery damage that may be caused...

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Brain Health health nutrition Oct 06, 2020

 

Keeping Your Brain Healthy

 

Not exercising, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic diseases will not only take a toll on your body but also on your brain.  Bad habits can affect the blood vessels in our bodies.  Research has shown that the condition of your blood...

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