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9 Habits that Make You Older than You Are

We all know that skin sags as it ages. But is your skin aging faster than you are? There are certain habits that make you older than you are. Lifestyle factors speed up the pace of aging and appearances can vary widely among individuals of the same age. The fountain of youth has yet to be discovered, so you can stick with ways to delay the aging process. How often do you find yourself slumped over your desk, hand propped beneath your chin? Make these lifestyle changes if you want to start feeling and looking younger now.

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http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/men/9-habits-that-make-you-look-older-than-you-are

The 9 Best Foods for Your Brain

Like your heart, lungs, and muscles do, the brain cannot work without energy. Studies have linked diet types and even specific nutrients to a protection of cognitive and memory skills. Those studies have shown how certain nutrients can positively affect the brain, specifically in areas related to feelings and emotions. A nourishing and well rounded diet gives the brain the best chance of avoiding disease. Add these 9 best foods for your brain to your daily diet, and you will increase your odds of maintaining a healthy brain for the rest of your life.

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http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1011098-9-foods-brain/#slide=7

17 Diet, Health and Fitness Products With Totally Bogus Claims

With the ocean of diet and fitness food items, it’s difficult to get the right choice. According to the Food and Drug Administration, diets can become source of an increased risk of potentially life-threatening conditions. This warns us to be skeptical of any supplement that calls itself revolutionary. The Federal Trade Commission also determined some claims misleading and unsubstantiated. Now it’s working against deceptive marketing by shining a light on false claims and charging those companies that make them. Read on, to see 17 diet, health and fitness products with health claims that were found to be totally bogus.

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http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1011106-17-diet-health-fitness-products-totally-bogus-claims/

23 Secrets From The World’s Best Trainers

There are people who are lucky enough to have mentors or workout trainers that make fitness more than just a feeling of routine. Adults have a need to be self-directed. So they need to understand why they perform, how exercise should make them feel, and how to retain what they have learned whether it’s a dance, yoga, running, cycling or strength training. Top experts share the very best tips, mantras, and motivation secrets they’ve learned along the way. Now you can reach your potential. Here are the 23 secrets from the world’s best trainers:

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http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/557563-23-secrets-from-the-worlds-best-trainers/

How To Practice Yoga While You Grocery Shop

Yoga has grown in popularity throughout the world. We find doing it best in the studio, in the gym and in our homes. But striking a mood is perhaps just an attempt to evoke a casual setting –on the road or while you grocery shop. There are great steps to practice while buying for your foods. Set your gaze, posture, and intention for this shopping experience. For the time you are here, commit to healthy choices all around. If you’ll learn to love this art of yoga, that won’t be too long after your first grocery yoga practice.

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http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-13332/how-to-practice-yoga-while-you-grocery-shop.html

Upgrade Your Short Game

A short game is what makes a golfer truly a success. In a short game, there is a need for accuracy to be able to handle the pressures of getting a ball onto the green. Skilled golfers suggest to practice the elements of “punching” the ball with a chipper and working on pitch shots rather than your drives.Upgrade your short game with the latest trends and techniques by Butch Harmon, a Golf Digest Teaching Professional. It’s easier than you think. All you have to remember is, when the ball is down, hit down; ball up, sweep it.

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http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-instruction/2014-07/butch-harmon-upgrade-your-short-game

 

Work On Your Chipping Stroke

How many times have you hit the perfect chip? Do you do it fat or thin? Does it fly too far or too short? While you’re working on chipping you’re also working on driving. This is because the bottoms of both swings — the area around impact — are identical. As with most shots, you can eliminate major errors if you make sure your setup is correct. Get the toe of the club up and the handle forward for a solid, consistent chipping stroke. The moment you master the square pinch, you can try the longer chips. Here’s one tip that can help your whole game: work on your chipping stroke.

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http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-instruction/2014-07/keegan-bradley-improve-your-chipping-stroke

7 Healthy Snacking Tips to Get You Through the Week

For many women, snacks are usually eliminated in the name of healthy eating. The truth is, for as long as you’re watching what you eat, snacking is actually a good idea. Healthy snacking doesn’t necessarily have to be low-fat. Did you know that the yolk of an egg is a great brain food? Try a hard-boiled egg for a snack. Limit the yolks to five per week if you have high cholesterol. There are healthy, low-calorie snacks that help satisfy your diet cravings. Here are 7 healthy snacking tips to get you through the week.

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http://www.livestrong.com/blog/7-healthy-snacking-tips-get-week/

Summer Food – Classic BBQ matchups for Healthiest Options

Garden heavy food entrees during summer provide platters of green salads, bowls of colorful fruits, and glasses of freshly-squeezed drinks. It’s the kind of eating where everything is bursting with color and health. On the other side, summer also involves fun and endless fast-food joints, beaches awash in French fries and soda, and the outdoor food that we love — grilled foods and classic bbq. If you’re on the side of avoiding the junk food trap and wondering which between hamburger and hotdog is healthier, our smack-down of summer staples will help you sidestep nutritional disasters:

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http://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-for-runners/the-healthiest-food-options-for-summer

Better Than Coffee: A Routine For All-Day Energy & Clarity

With the pressures and stress of daily life, how do you start your day bright and light? Maybe a good morning stretch and a nice morning shower. We all have our favorite routines that help us get focused for the day ahead. We believe it keeps us in balance. However, there are some guidelines that work for most people and help to create a happy, healthy life both physically and emotionally. Let’s promote a state of being by creating health-boosting daily practices. Here are nine steps that you can do every morning to ensure a positive charge and great energy.

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http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-13995/better-than-coffee-try-this-morning-routine-for-all-day-energy-clarity.html

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