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5 Things You Can Do to Avoid Getting Hangry

10/9/2015 12:00:00 AM by Allison Hagendorf

Have you ever been “hangry”? Caused by your endocrine system, hanger is the dreaded combination of hunger and anger that makes it impossible to function normally or think clearly. The good news is that hanger is very preventable. Here are five things you can do to keep the hanger pains at bay.

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3 Exercises for Opening Up Tight Hips

10/8/2015 12:00:00 AM by Amber Long

Many people spend a large amount of time sitting down—at a desk, in the car and while watching television. As a result, they may experience tight hips, limited range of motion or chronic back pain. Performing these three effective hip openers can go a long way toward improving general mobility and alleviate discomfort

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4 Steps to Make the Switch to a Plant-Based Diet Less Daunting

10/6/2015 12:00:00 AM by The Nutrition Twins

You know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for you, but it can be daunting to think about cutting out meat and making the switch to a more plant-based diet. The good news: You don’t have to give up meat altogether to eat healthier. If you’re considering transitioning to eating more vegetables and less meat, this four-step guide can help make the process much more manageable.

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5 Tips for Avoiding the Freshman 15

9/28/2015 12:00:00 AM by Justin Smith

For most freshmen, college is the first experience with living away from home, and it can be overwhelming and lead to stress, anxiety and depression, which are all associated with over-eating, alcohol consumption and poor decision making. To help you avoid using unhealthy behaviors as a way to cope with the stresses of college, here are some great tips on how to resist temptation, improve self-efficacy and proactively lead a healthy lifestyle.

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5 Yoga Moves for Myofascial Release Stretching

9/25/2015 12:00:00 AM by Elizabeth Kovar

The fascial system is a vast network of webbing that connects the entire body, and it needs to be pliable for healthy movement to occur. Yoga coupled with deep breathing benefits stiff and sedentary bodies and helps create a healthy fascial system. These five yoga poses are ideal for engaging the fascia and enhancing movement.

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What You Need to Know About High Fructose Corn Syrup

9/23/2015 12:00:00 AM by Gina Crome

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been linked to several health issues, including type 2 diabetes and obesity. Here are the facts on HFCS and how it compares to other sweeteners in terms of its effects on overall health.

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5 Chest Stretch Variations

9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM by Stephanie Thielen

A lot of what we do in life is in front of us, such as using the computer and driving, which eventually results in restricted chest, shoulder and arm flexibility. Improve your posture, increase flexibility and help relieve pain with these variations on standard chest stretches.

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Everything You Need to Know About Matcha Tea

9/16/2015 12:00:00 AM by The Nutrition Twins

Often trendy foods do not live up to their hype. But matcha tea does. From the ability to create mental alertness and provide a healthy dose of antioxidants, it’s easy to see why we gravitate to this hot food product.

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5 Ways Yoga Can Positively Impact Your Health

9/15/2015 12:00:00 AM by American Council on Exercise

Yoga practitioners tout the benefits of this physical activity, which extend far beyond what many traditional workout regimes can offer. Discover why rolling out the mat can improve your quality of life.

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Get Your Mind Right and Your Body Will Follow

9/11/2015 12:00:00 AM by Mike Z. Robinson

You’ll find three types of people in the fitness world. Learn how to be the one who achieves results.

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