3 Reasons to Workout with Kettlebells

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A kettlebell is a metal or cast-iron weight with a handle attached. Although at first glance you would assume that a kettlebell is supposed to be used like any other weight, there are actually unique exercises that you can do with a kettlebell. But you may be wondering if it ...

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5 Reasons to Take Up Bodyweight Training

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Some strength training fitness gurus scoff at bodyweight training, but the fact is it has several benefits, including increasing flexibility, strength and balance – all which can be challenges as one grows older. Here are 5 reasons why you should take up bodyweight training, if you are not doing it already:

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Why Detoxes and Diets Won’t Help You Live Longer

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After Christmas, after a two-week vacation somewhere sunny with lots of food, or just when we decide our bodies need a change, the word 'detox' suddenly enters our mind and we start frantically eating healthy in order to lose weight, feel better and get healthier. However, while some diets and detoxes can be good for you, there is little evidence to suggest that they can help you live longer.

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Is Too Much Sugar In Your Diet Addictive?

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The low-down on how hard it is to beat a sugar addiction can best be explained in one sentence. 2724 “No one can exert cognitive inhibition, willpower, over a biochemical drive that goes on every minute, of every day, of every year.” – Dr. Robert H. Lustig, Pediatric Endocrinologist. 2725 ...

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Why Does Exercise Make Us Feel Good?

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Studies repeatedly show that exercising is not only good for our physical health, but also for our mental health. Why is that? When we start to exercise, our heart starts to beat faster. Our brain interprets the increased heart rate as part of a “flight-or-fight” response to an impending danger. To protect itself, and the rest of your body in preparation of the upcoming danger, it releases a protein called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) along with endorphins.

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How to Recognize Your Unhealthy Eating Triggers

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Understanding emotional eating is critical to maintaining a healthy body weight. And even if your weight is right where it needs to be, if you are eating the wrong foods, your internal physical makeup may be dangerously out of line. These things happen because human beings don't always eat just to satisfy hunger. Many people eat as a reward, to relieve stress in their lives, and even to give themselves a sense of comfort.

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