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13 Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise

Many people hit the gym or pound the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a rockin’ bod, but working out has above-the-neck benefits, too. For the past decade or so, scientists have pondered how exercising can boost brain function. Regardless of age or fitness …

What 2,000 Calories Looks Like (VIDEO)

What does 2,000 calories look like? The folks over at BuzzFeed decided to investigate.<p>You might recall that information on Nutrition Facts labels is based on a 2,000-calorie diet -- perhaps these examples will offer new insights as to how one might consume a day's worth of calories. Or, you know, …

Dinner Recipe Packed With Protein: Zesty Quinoa Arugula Tacos

1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.<p>2. Meanwhile, using a fork, pierce 15 holes in the potato and place into the microwave for 10 minutes or until tender and fully cooked. Remove from microwave, set aside to cool for 2 minutes, then cut into 1/4-inch pieces.<p>3. In a large bowl, combine …

We Can Learn a Lot From Children

I love watching children. They have so many natural behaviors that can teach adults how to love food -- but not too much -- and how to fit physical activity into our day. Here are some of the important lessons we can learn from observing children.<p>I love watching children. They have so many natural …

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5 Surprising Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Kidneys

If you spend most evenings planted on the couch, chips in one hand and the remote in the other, you probably know you're not winning the healthy living award. While some habits are commonly accepted as unhealthy, there are other everyday behaviors that don't seem harmful but in actuality may be …

An Exercise on Happiness: The Physiology of a Smile

It does take effort to smile, to be engaged in your world, in your surroundings, but once you smile, the rewards are endless. Consider the first smile of your day your first and most important workout. Your heart and your mind will be the better for it.<p>We've all heard the old adage "it takes 43 …

The best health and fitness apps of 2017

We all know how difficult it is to motivate yourself to lose weight. Contrary to what you might expect, it’s rare that people live up to those New …

Silencing the Myth of Meditation: You Don't Have to Sit Still to Be Present

The brain and the mind are two separate parts, as are the spirit and the soul. In order for them to work synergistically, they must be studied separately, understood individually and then, connected together.<p>"I can do this. Just 20 minutes. Just sit still. My shoulder itches. Stop thinking about …

Bodyweight Exercises for Fitness and Strength

Bodyweight exercises are exercises that utilize your body weight instead of equipment like dumbbells or gym machines. Using bodyweight was one of the …