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  • Which is more important: exercise or sleep?
    Which is more important: exercise or sleep?

    Many of us don’t get enough sleep and even fewer do enough exercise. So, do we hit the snooze button to get an extra hour of sleep or drag our sorry selves out of bed to squeeze in a workout before work?The short answer is: it depends.Sleep or exercise, that is the question. Or is it? If you are already getting eight or nine hours of sleep a night, then shaving an hour off won’t hurt so slug back a coffee (it can improve your workout) and do not miss the chance to move.On the other...

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  • Physical education makes you fit and healthy
    Physical education makes you fit and healthy

    Abstract The purpose of this study was to assess physical activity levels during high school physical education lessons. The data were considered in relation to recommended levels of physical activity to ascertain whether or not physical education can be effective in helping young people meet health-related goals. Sixty-two boys and 60 girls (aged 11–14 years) wore heart rate telemeters during physical education lessons. Percentages of lesson time spent in moderate-and-vigorous (MVPA) and...

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  • The Benefits of Play for Adults
    The Benefits of Play for Adults

    The Benefits of Play for Adults Just because we’re adults, that doesn’t mean we have to make life all about work. Learn how play can benefit your relationships, job, and mood. The importance of adult play In our hectic, modern lives, many of us focus so heavily on work and family commitments that we never seem to have time for pure fun. Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we stopped playing. When we carve out some leisure time, we’re more likely to zone out in front of the TV or...

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  • 7 Signs You're Ready for a Major Life Change
    7 Signs You're Ready for a Major Life Change

     There are moments in life when we know we need to drastically shift the course of our lives in order to live a life we love and truly be happy. Moments that while sometimes scary, will lead to a change that allows us to grow, evolve, and finally become who we were meant to be.Wondering if you're ready for that level of change and the joy that follows? Here are seven sure-fire signs you are ready and open for the big changes ahead.1. You're going through a life upheaval....

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  • The 12 Best Foods to Boost Your Metabolism
    The 12 Best Foods to Boost Your Metabolism

    Certain foods can increase your metabolism.The higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to maintain your weight or get rid of unwanted body fat.Here are 12 foods that rev up your metabolism, which may help you lose weight.Protein-rich foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, dairy, legumes, nuts and seeds, could help increase your metabolism for a few hours.They do so by requiring your body to use more energy to digest them.This is known as the thermic...

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  • 24 Hours For Your Health - How To Detox In A Day
    24 Hours For Your Health - How To Detox In A Day

    If you’re feeling a bit sluggish or want to give your body a quick boost – don’t worry. By making some small changes to your daily routine you can give yourself a mini detox without having to splash out on a spa or follow a strict diet. Plan to be healthy A healthy lifestyle won’t just happen. To make those healthy choices and give your body a detox, it is important to plan and schedule them in throughout the day. Rather than making vague plans to “eat more healthily” or “do some exercise”,...

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  • Home Workouts For Runners
    Home Workouts For Runners

    Although running is one of the most convenient sports you can do in that you can just lace up your trainers and go; it isn’t always practical to head out of the door for a run. With that in mind, check out these workouts that you can do from the comfort of your own home.end : intro paragraphStrength circuit Exercise Walking lunges Aim Single leg strength Sets 3 Reps 10 (5 each leg) Recovery 60 secs Tips Keeping your head and chest up, switch on your core muscles and take a wide step....

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  • Size Does Not Matter 3 Things I've Learned from Being a Curvy Yogi!
    Size Does Not Matter 3 Things I've Learned from Being a Curvy Yogi!

    by: Melinda Parrish I’m a size 16/18 woman and I’ve been practicing yoga for over ten years. Throughout my journey as a curvy yogi, I’ve learned so much about my body, about the yoga community, and about the practice of yoga that has all really enhanced my life! When you’re a curvy woman, it can often feel like your size limits you or keeps you from having things you want in life. Friends, this is simply NOT TRUE in general, but it’s especially not true in yoga. If you’ve been hesitating to...

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  • How Much Exercise Is Good For You?
    How Much Exercise Is Good For You?

    30 minutes of exercise a day is good for youIn the UK the recommendation from the government and the British Heart Foundation is for 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week for adults who fall into the 19-64 years of age category. However, there are various forms that this exercise can take and the UK’s National Health Service breaks that down into 3 sections. Either 150 minutes or two and half hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week plus muscle-strengthening activities...

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  • The Top 10 Worst Foods To Eat
    The Top 10 Worst Foods To Eat

    Processed junk foods are everywhere, full of sugar, salt and fat, they can have devastating effects on your health - but what are the real worst foods to eat?That's not to say that the foods featured on this list are things you should never eat again, but if you want to follow a healthy diet then try to keep your intake of these 10 foods to a minimum.It’s no secret that fries are high in salt, fat, and calories, and adding large amounts of cheese to this already unhealthy food makes this...

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  • Interval Training Workout: Get the Ideas for Routines
    Interval Training Workout: Get the Ideas for Routines

    START TOCEND TOCAre you pressed for time? Are you interested in improving your aerobic capacity and exercise performance in less than one-fifth the time of traditional endurance training? If so, then interval training is just what the exercise physiologist ordered. Indeed, research proves that you can improve your endurance and recovery from intense bouts of exercise with just one hour per week of interval training compared with five hours per week of traditional endurance training!...

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  • Refined Carbs and Sugar: The Diet Saboteurs
    Refined Carbs and Sugar: The Diet Saboteurs

    They’re the comfort foods we most often crave: pasta, fries, pizza, white bread, sugary desserts. But here’s how choosing healthier carbs can improve your health and waistline. Why are refined carbs and sugar so bad for your health? Refined or simple carbohydrates include sugars and refined grains that have been stripped of all bran, fiber, and nutrients. These include white bread, pizza dough, pasta, pastries, white flour, white rice, sweet desserts, and many breakfast portions of cereal....

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