7 Reasons to Add Strength Training to Your Workout Routine

7 Reasons to Add Strength Training to Your Workout Routine
July 29, 2015

Are you currently adding strength training to your work out routine? Strength training allows you to build lean muscle mass for a leaner body. Do you think of those body builders that have huge muscles when you hear the word weight lifting and weight training machines? Your not alone. Most people don’t realize that adding strength training several times a week is beneficial to your overall health that you can’t get by…

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6 Benefits of Using a Pedometer

6 Benefits of Using a Pedometer
July 28, 2015

Do you have a pedometer? A pedometer is a device that is made to detect motion in a person’s hips or arms so that it can count the number of steps that you take in a day. Even though a typical person doesn’t have the same step stride, most of the newer pedometer’s automatically determine the variations in a person’s step so that it can calculate your stride so that…

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9 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Stress

July 24, 2015

What do you think of when you hear the word stress? Do you automatically tense up or get anxious? Stress is your brain’s natural response to any demand that you encounter on a daily basis. You were given the ability to make life saving decisions in a flash called “flight or fight instinct”. However, when a person is constantly stressed out the body is sending the same signals that are…

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How to Dine Out Without Blowing Your Healthy Eating Habits

How to Dine Out Without Blowing Your Healthy Eating Habits
July 23, 2015

Do you enjoy dining out on the weekends or for special occasion? Eating healthy is easier when you are at home and can take the time to plan your meals. What if I told you that it was possible to dine out and still lose weight or even maintain your goal weight? Yes, you heard me correctly. You can dine out and still lose weight with careful planning. Typically, when…

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Best Running Gear for the Devoted Runner

Best Running Gear
July 22, 2015

One of the great things about running is that it doesn’t require a lot of equipment. However, there are a few essentials on my list that make my morning run much more enjoyable. Check out my list of best running gear for the devoted runner! Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. Good Running Shoes – Nike Air Max 2015 If you plan on running outside or on a treadmill,…

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Enter to Win an Aurorae Microfiber Sport and Swim Towel Giveway Ends 7/30

Aurorae Microfiber Sport and Swim Towel Giveaway
July 21, 2015

Welcome to the Aurorae Microfiber Sport and Swim Towel Giveaway Sponsored by: Parenting Healthy I love swimming with my family. However, when I get out of the pool I am usually disappointed because most of the super thin beach towels don’t cut it. Erinn at Parenting Healthy tested the Aurorae sports towel. Her son enjoys playing at the splash pad during the summer and when he is finished her son doesn’t…

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DIY Breakfast Sandwiches

DIY Breakfast Sandwiches
July 21, 2015

Are you sabotaging your weight loss efforts by skipping breakfast or heading through the drive through to pick up something to eat on your way into the office in the mornings? Mornings are usually hectic in every household especially if you have children.  Even though it is busy, you should make the time to eat make sure that you and your family are eating a healthy breakfast every morning. Disclosure:…

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Bucket List for an Active Lifestyle

Push Yourself to the Limit Bucket List for an Active Lifestyle
July 17, 2015

Bucket lists are super popular on the Internet after Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman starred in the popular movie called “The Bucket List“. They created a list of things that they wanted to do before they passed away.  Now people are creating a wide variety of bucket lists for things they want to do including fitness and activities for a healthy lifestyle. I wanted to create a bucket list to…

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8 Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

July 15, 2015

Have you ever had a professional massage? If you haven’t had one yet, you are totally missing out. I had my very first professional massage today and I enjoyed it. In the past, I have been kinda skeptical about getting a massage because I have Fibroymalgia. I was afraid that a massage therapist at Spa in Hua Hin wouldn’t know how to handle my condition. But I was upfront and honesty…

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9 Benefits of Using MyFitnessPal App

9 Benefits of Using MyFitnessPal App
July 11, 2015

MyFitnessPal is a free app that was created to help dieters and fitness enthusiasts to be able to track their progress online or via their smartphone. I found this app after I got my very first smartphone and was looking for an easy way to track my calories. I tried several other apps before I found it. The other apps that I tried, made it very difficult to track what…

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13 Ways to Motivate you to Exercise

13 Ways to Motivate you to Exercise
July 10, 2015

Do you struggle with finding motivation to work out? I realize that when you get home from work that your tired, possibly have a family to feed and bathed, and a billion other excuses that keep you from just getting it done. From time to time, we all need motivation to just get something done and once you finish your workout often times you realize that you feel so much…

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Top Five Health Benefits of Physical Activity

Top Five Health Benefits of Physical Activity
July 9, 2015

Whether your a health nut or lead a sedentary lifestyle, everyone can benefit from physical activity. You stumbled upon this post to learn about the benefits of physical activity for you, a loved one, or for your children. Did you know that more than 80% of adults don’t get the required amount of physical activity recommend exercise? This statistic is quite alarming but you can do something now to change…

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How to go from Being Sedentary to Exercising in 9 Easy Steps

How to go From Being Sedentary to Exercising in 9 Easy Steps
July 7, 2015

Are you a coach potato? If so, you aren’t alone. However, a sedentary lifestyle can have serious health repercussions including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, or other health problems. There is good news if you have been sedentary, you too can get back into shape. However, you should do it slowly so that you don’t hurt yourself or cause injury. Not only will becoming more active make you feel better but…

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8 Easy Ways You Can Start Eating Healthy Now

8 Easy Ways You Can Start Eating Healthy Now
July 2, 2015

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard and you don’t have to make a ton of unrealistic changes or strict dietary changes.  Instead, you want to focus on your long-term efforts by making changes that are going to be easy to stick too. Most of those quick fix solutions or dieting only work for your short term goals.  Once you go back to your normal eating habits , most people…

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