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Things You Shouldn't Be Doing in Yoga Class

Do in Yoga ClassTaking a yoga class is supposed to be fun and rewarding, but that is nearly impossible if you are not doing it right. By the same token, spending too much time worrying about your technique could cause you some serious problems. It all boils down to knowing what you should and shouldn’t know while you are on the mat.

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Am I Healthy? Metrics Other Than Weight to Help You Know

Am I healthy Test

When was the last time you asked yourself “Am I healthy?” and honestly knew the answer? It’s not always an obvious thing to know.  That said, many people tend to look specifically at their weight in order to determine their healthfulness.  This is a common mistake, and it’s important to know the difference between being your “ideal” body weight and overall healthfulness.

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Exercises That Challenge Your Body and Your Mind

Exercises to Challenge Your Body and Your MindThere are some truly great exercises out there to challenge your body and your mind at the same time. These are the best types as they give your body the true challenge that it needs to change and transform. Yet at the same time, these types of exercises can also help to keep your mind sharp and facilitate an overall transformation.

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Spaghetti Squash is an Awesome Low-Cal, Low-Carb Pasta Alternative

low-carb pasta alternative spaghetti squash

If you’re looking for a great low-carb pasta alternative, you may be surprised to discover that you don’t need to go any further than your produce aisle at the grocery store.  Yes, you may already have had spiralized zucchini and that can be a great option depending on the flavor you’re looking for. Sheets of it can even work as lasagna noodles if you get your thickness and cooking time just right not to turn them into mush. That said, there’s another option you may never have tried before and that is absolutely incredible.

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The Most Dangerous Diet Pills That Ever Hit the Market

Most Dangerous Diet Pills Ever

The thought of dangerous diet pills most likely instills a great deal of fear in you. The truth is that, although all diet pills might seem to offer the same types of results, exactly the opposite is true. There are safe, well-researched formulas, of course, but it’s important to be able to distinguish them from those that could potentially harm you.

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Why Fast Weight Loss Isn’t Your Healthy Goal

Fast Weight Loss is Not the Goal

Being on a diet isn’t fun, so fast weight loss always seems as though it should be the natural goal. After all, the more quickly it can be done and over with, the sooner we can get on with our regular lives, right? Unfortunately, while it may seem that we should just be able to focus on dropping the pounds as rapidly as possible, that aim will usually only work against us.

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Valentine’s Day Weight Loss Tips: Help Your Valentine Fall in Love and Not Off Their Diet

Valentine's Day weight loss tips and gift ideas

Valentine’s Day weight loss tips aren’t exactly in line with candy hearts and boxes of chocolates. When we think of Valentine’s Day treats, the majority of us think of sweet indulgences. Alternately, some of us may have a candlelit dinner at home or at a fancy restaurant in our minds. Typically, those involve a rich and delicious meal followed by a dessert that often contains the same number of calories that most of us should be eating in a single day.

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Are You Checking Your Heart Rate Too Often?

Workout Heart Rate

Having a heart rate monitor on your smartwatch or fitness tracker can be very handy, but it’s only really beneficial if you’re using it properly.  Unfortunately, all too many of us are checking it too frequently, rendering the results were seeing less and less useful.  Get to know if you’re using this gadget feature to your best advantage or if you’re only holding yourself back.

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Everything You Should Know about Trans Fat

Trans Fat FoodIn today’s world, it pays to be informed, especially when it comes to the things you eat. Modern times have made it easier for food manufacturers to cut corners and place harmful additives, preservatives, and chemicals into our favorite dishes. One of the main concerns for this generation is the influx of trans fats into popular recipes. This not-so-welcome change in the way we eat may end up having some serious consequences if we do not do our homework in time.

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Research Shows a Morning Workout is Different than Evening Exercise

Morning Workout Timing

One of the most common things people ask themselves when they start an exercise routine is whether they should do a morning workout or wait for the afternoon or evening. It’s a reasonable question.  That said it’s not just a matter of when you think it would best suit your daily schedule (though that’s still a big factor, of course).  Instead, research has shown that timing decides other factors as well.

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