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Improve Sleep with a Morning or Early Afternoon Workout

You’ve probably heard that exercise is important for promoting a more refreshing slumber. For as short as 30 minutes a day, it helps you nod off faster than any other option there is. This is proven in studies which show that moderate, consistent exercise can help people sleep better. Why not improve sleep with a morning or early afternoon workout? Believe it or not, tossing and turning in the middle of the night is not a suitable form of exercise. But studies suggest making time for an actual workout during these times could be key to a better night’s sleep .

Read the entire article here:

http://greatist.com/tips/improve-sleep-morning-or-early-afternoon-workout

The New Rules of When vs. What We Eat

“Don’t skip breakfast, it’ll make you fat.” “Go more than a few hours without food, and your body will go into starvation mode.” “Stick to six small meals a day.” You’ve probably heard at least one of these rules since you were young. Study shows that when we eat can impact how our body processes what we eat. Have you found the best diet or eating plan that can control your weight? Or do you abide by the new rules of when vs. what we eat? Does it really matter? Check on this update.

Read the entire article here:

http://greatist.com/health/small-meals-weight-loss-myth-062513

The Secret to Being Happy

Most, or all of us want to be happy in life. But how many of us are actually happy? How many of us can admit to feeling happy every day? Unhappiness comes out when we let stress lead the day. It arises when things discord with how we want things to be or how we show up in the world. Have you aligned your life with your values, actions, intentions? Have you aligned your habits with your desired outcomes, or align your minutes with how you want your days to be? Let the secret to being happy be revealed!

Read the entire article here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jessica-larsen/the-secret-to-being-happy_b_5680613.html

Why the Key to Happiness May Be Things You Don’t Like

As human beings living in a very complex world, making healthy choices can seem impossible. Aside from being too busy to choose, there are things that we don’t like to do, things that make us uncomfortable, things that we don’t think we’re capable of doing, and things we don’t know how to do. Read on why the key to happiness may be the things you don’t like. It is absolutely inevitable that these things will continually occur. Read on how to, instead, embrace them. They will make you a better person after it’s all said and done.

Read the entire article here:

http://greatist.com/connect/key-to-happiness-trying-what-you-dont-like

10 foods to eat so you never have to diet

Perhaps you’re among the many people who purposely avoid foods that would lead to weight gain. Thanks to healthy diets that aren’t based in solid science, there are foods to eat so you never have to diet. These powerhouse foods help keep unwanted pounds at bay, and it has nothing to do with counting calories and fat grams. A recent study published in the journal Obesity found that extracts from one of these foods can reduce the absorption of calories from carbohydrates and tame sweets cravings. You’d love something that’s more than just a low-cal standby.

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/10-foods-to-eat-so-you-never-have-to-diet/ss-BB5deL7

Sugar Wise: How Fruits Stack Up

Traditionally, a diet high in fruits has been shown to help promote good health. But while the fiber and other nutrients found in fruit are a great part of any diet, all fruits are not equal in sugar content and many varieties can also be very high in sugar. In considering sweetness in fruits, the important thing to remember is — too many calories from anything, including fruit, can lead to weight gain and other negative health effects. So with a sugar-conscious mind, here’s a closer look at how each fruit stacks up in terms of the sweet stuff.

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http://greatist.com/health/sugar-wise-how-fruits-stack

5 Smart Ways to Structure Strength Training

For many years, we’ve been led to believe that the only option when it comes to strength training was to focus specifically on working individual muscle groups. This concept stems from an understanding that muscles rarely work in isolation. In examining human movement during training sessions, there’s another option to consider when structuring strength training. Muscles work together to do everything. Structuring your workouts maximize movement efficiency, which in turn means enhanced performance and better workout results. Here are the movements to master — the 5 smart ways to structure strength training.

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/strength/5-smart-ways-to-structure-strength-training/ar-BB5SkOL

The Massive Fitness Trend That’s Not Actually Healthy at All

From a young age, we’re bombarded with the message that to be successful, we must work overtime, sacrifice our health, friends, even happiness and sanity to achieve what we want. Even in the fitness industry, there is a massive fitness trend that’s not actually healthy at all. Tons of people are trying to look strong on the outside but are weak on the inside. Even recovery and regeneration techniques are prioritized by how painful they are. Life is a battle. However, being chronically exhausted is not the key to success. Do you believe any of the following are true?

Read the entire article here:

http://greatist.com/connect/militarization-fitness

Add Yoga to Boost Flexibility and Reduce Risk of Injury

As a workout, yoga’s unlikely to induce huffing and puffing quite like a spin class or session on the track. Yoga immediately addresses the muscle imbalances that often lead to injury. Regular yoga is recommended than using it on an as-needed basis. But as with any physical activity, the safest approach to yoga is to learn how to practice the poses correctly. Sign up for a yoga class every once in a while. Add yoga to boost flexibility and reduce risk of injury. But note that while yoga sounds relaxing, misaligned poses and overstretching can cause injuries.

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http://greatist.com/tips/consider-adding-yoga-boost-flexibility-and-reduce-risk-injury

19 Reasons To Start Running

With the pace of life today, it has become increasingly difficult to have time to ourselves. You can probably come up with countless reasons for why you just can’t run, too. When we first begin running, our minds are often disoriented from distractions that it’s hard to be a runner and that we can’t make a race. However, there are healthy reasons to start running which, once adopted, can significantly improve health and wellness. Here are just a few convincing reasons to start running. Let us know if you agree.

Read the entire article here:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/cardio/19-reasons-to-start-running/ar-AA5OReB

 

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