All Articles Tagged "health"

Ways Your Sedentary Job Is Working Against Your Diet And What You Can Do About It

August 30th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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If your diet and workout plan don’t seem to be giving you the results you think they should, there could be quite a few reasons behind it. And we were surprised to find that a 9 to 5 might be one of those reasons.

We all know that sitting all day isn’t great for you. But did you know that your desk chair could be flattening out your behind? Or that skipping out on work breaks could make your body work even harder than normal to hold on to fat?

Thankfully, when you know the ways that your sedentary job is working against you, there are ways to work around it. When you’re trying to lose weight, making these small changes could make everything a lot easier.

How To Find A Diet That Works For You

August 29th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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This has happened to us all at one time or another: you grab lunch with your girls, finish the slice of cheesecake you were just going to have a bite of, and announce that it might be time to try a diet. And everyone at the table has a different recommendation.

So you try the one that helped your BFF drop 20 lbs. — and nothing. She dropped the weight in a few weeks, but you struggled from day one. So what, exactly, is the deal?

There are lots of different diets out there because everyone’s needs are different. The best way to choose a diet that works for you is to ask yourself these questions to make sure you can stick to it before you start.

15 Ways To Get Into Shape Without Working Out

August 26th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Gyms are a great place to get in a workout, but they’re not the only place to work up a sweat, burn calories, or get trimmed and toned. In fact, exercising (in the traditional sense) isn’t even the only way to do those things.

No, we’re not kidding and yes, we’re telling the truth. Not convinced? Check out these alternatives to traditional workout centers and physical fitness as you know it. Once you try them, we dare you to tell us you don’t feel in the best shape of your life.

10 Foods To Eat For Great Vaginal Health (And Taste)

August 24th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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When you’re not 100 percent confident, worry can take you right out of the moment when it comes to sex — especially when you’re worried about the state of things down there.

As long as you’re healthy, everything down there should be good to go. But knowing that you’ve gone the extra mile to make things down there amazing can give you an additional boost of confidence. That boost can come from these foods that have a great reputation for helping you smell and taste great. But don’t just have them for dinner the evening your significant other comes over. Try to work these foods into your diet as often as you can for the best results.

Simple Ways To Boost Your Metabolism During The Week

August 24th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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We had no idea how many ways there were to slow down your metabolism. We always thought it was just a matter of putting in a little cardio at the gym, lifting weights here and there to help build muscle, and maybe eating more spicy food. But as it turns out, your metabolism is also affected by the decisions you make during the day — the little and big ones. And most of us do a lot of things every day that we don’t realize slow ours down.

Making these little changes could make a big difference in how many calories we burn each day.

The Amazing Things That Happen When You Walk Every Day

August 23rd, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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We all know that we’re supposed to get exercise in every day, but that’s often hard to do. However, you don’t have to splurge on a gym membership or sweat out your hair every chance you get to get the benefits of daily exercise.

If carving out an hour or more of your day to get healthy has been putting you off of exercising altogether, you might be surprised to find out that just a little bit of activity can have a big impact on your life.

Walk for just 20 to 30 minutes a day and you can enjoy some pretty amazing health benefits. It will not only help you live longer, but live (and look) better now.

10 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat When You’re On Your Period

August 23rd, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Your PMS is something else. Not only are you uncomfortable most of the time, but your hormones are also telling you to eat everything within reach. But before you give into your cravings, it pays to think twice about what you’re eating.

Some foods can actually make your PMS symptoms worse. The foods on this list can give you more cramps (and make them hurt more), add to bloating, and send your mood swinging (and don’t even get me started on the snacks that break you out).

Of course, they are some of the foods you crave the most when Aunt Flo is in town. To be of assistance, we’ve included a few substitutions that can help you with your cravings without making your period worse.

The Most Delicious Snacks Under 100 Calories

August 19th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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When you’re trying to eat healthy, baked chicken every night works when your willpower is strong. But eventually, we all need something delicious if we’re going to maintain our sanity and not binge eat the first sweet or salty food someone puts in front of us.

Thankfully, snacks these days are packaged in ways that help you keep your calories low. We found a few for you to keep in mind for your next grocery run. The following foods are not only good, but they’re also filling. So the next time you’re making an effort to watch what you eat, fill your refrigerator and freezer with these snacks for a sweet tooth or junk food craving. Your scale and your taste buds will thank you.

Easy Ways To Fool Your Body Into Burning More Fat

August 18th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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When it comes to diet and exercise, it can feel like there’s only so much work you can do if you’re not seeing results. We’ve all made a commitment to spin class only to watch the scale stop going down after the first month. Or crash dieted only to watch the weight try to creep back up on us in no time.

The problem? Our bodies are designed to hold onto fat, not lose it. Back in the day that was a good thing, but we don’t live in the wild anymore. And in modern times, sometimes you have to trick your body into losing weight when it doesn’t want to.

The good news is that these diet and exercise “tricks” are actually easier than sweating your hair out at the gym six days a week or having a bare-bones diet. Get your body to do the work for you and you can lose without a ton of extra effort.

How To Take Care Of Your Emotional Health

August 15th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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We all know that we should eat right and exercise every day to take care of our physical health. But when was the last time taking care of your emotional health was on your mind?

Your emotions can go through quite the roller coaster depending on what’s going on in your life. From breakups to co-workers who stay on your last nerve, emotional see saws are a part of life. With that in mind, it’s important to know how to heal.

Our emotional well-being is important, but it’s something many of us fail to take care of. Follow these steps and you can work on creating more happiness for yourself, no matter what life tosses your way.