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Yoga for weight loss

Can yoga really help in losing weight? Weight-loss experts think they just need to yell louder when they say to exercise more and not eat unhealthy food. Yoga is an aerobic exercise that, when done at moderate speed, can help you get in shape. Any kind of yoga for weight loss helps, whether you’re hitting the studio several times a week or developing a 10- to 15-minute daily home practice with a YouTube routine or DVD. So how does slow-moving yoga help you lose weight? It’s the cumulative benefits, many of which link back to mindfulness.

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http://healthyliving.msn.com/weight-loss/yoga-for-weight-loss

2 Moves To Groove Your Swing

Two moves to groove your swing are two spots every golfer should focus. Almost every player has to learn to draw the ball to improve. That usually means starting back more to the inside.  The worst move is to grip tighter or lunge forward as you start down. Lexi Thompson, the LPGA’s newest major champion, shows how to smash it. She knows she’s got the club on track, so she can focus on ripping it. What are Lexi’s best moves? You can get closer.  Here’s what you need to accomplish at these critical spots.

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http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-instruction/2014-07/jim-mclean-groove-your-swing-with-lexi-thompson

10 Surprising Benefits of Pilates

Pilates isn’t just a fitness trend. It might have gone the way of most exercise fads if it weren’t very helpful and effective for such a wide number of people. Pilates is a mind and body exercise that requires your core to work while sculpting longer and leaner muscles. The 10 surprising benefits of Pilates make it an effective addition and motivating change to the regular weightlifting and cardiovascular fitness routine. If you’re looking to build confidence through better posture, balance, and poise, you’d love to discover these surprising benefits. Here’s why it is very popular in the U.S.

Read the entire article here: http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1011129-10-surprising-benefits-pilates/

Snacking Strawberries Can Lower Cholesterol

Did you know that strawberries rank number two among the top ten fruits when it comes to antioxidant capacity? It’s amazing that strawberries make a perfect match for heart health. Not only are they nutrient-rich and sweet flavored, they now belong to the most important foods to consume. A Harvard study found that antioxidants in strawberries can lower cholesterol, and eating at least three one-cup servings a week can cut heart disease 34%. If strawberries rarely becomes a part of your list, let’s talk more about why they should be on your basket, starting today. 

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http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/nutrition/strawberries-cholesterol

30 healthy foods that could wreck your diet

Oftentimes people are easily duped by seemingly “healthy” foods. Even some tiny healthy foods could be loading lots of calories that could wreck your diet. That’s why serving size matters—even when it comes to fruits, nuts, yogurt, and salads. If we come to think of it, the only real defense against buying into supposedly healthy or fat-free items is due diligence. So stop sabotaging your diet, and follow our guide to 30 healthy—but sneaky—foods. You’ll also get advice on diet-friendly swaps and serving sizes, making it easier to indulge in meals that are truly guilt-free.

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http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/30-healthy-foods-that-could-wreck-your-diet

8 healthy foods you’re making fattening

Some healthy foods make it harder to manage your weight. Whole wheat bread are known among the recommended breakfast choice, but when you pile on the cream cheese and sugary jams, the health factor goes out the window. Salad with plenty of dark leafy greens is great, but start adding in bacon and cheese and it becomes less healthy. Learn which foods make us fat. Here’s a compilation of some common errors that people make while trying to eat healthy foods. With the right knowledge and know-how, almost any meal can be made nutritious.

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http://healthyliving.msn.com/nutrition/8-healthy-foods-you%E2%80%99re-making-fattening

3 Negative Thoughts We All Have And How To Banish Them

Theodore Roosevelt once said that “comparison is the thief of joy” — and it couldn’t be more true. Studies show when we’re too hard on ourselves we actually decrease our goal completion. Part of what we should try to do to make life awesome is how to banish the negative thoughts we all have. If you’re someone who tends to head in the pessimism direction almost every now and then, take a look at the suggestions below. Chances are we’ve all ruminated on these negative thoughts at some point, but now is the time to kiss them goodbye — for good.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/negative-thoughts-stop_n_5574775.html

Stay Safe During Your Summer Workout

Normally, our bodies are warmer than the environment. During exercise, muscles regulate heat by releasing sweat, allowing the body to cool itself. But when the body is sweating, it’s losing fluid. It is important to remain hydrated so the body is able to cool itself off. Problem arises when you become dehydrated. High temps and major humidity plus vigorous exercise can equal a scary health hazard, like heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Stay safe during your summer workout by making yourself safe from the heat. Follow these guidelines to breeze safely through an alfresco summer workout. 

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http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/summer-workout

33 Trendy Fitness Classes You Have to Try

Historically, aerobic dance was always a favorite. Today, trendy fitness classes have introduced more fun exercise moves. Zumba, for example, it’s more like dancing and exercisers can just move the way they want. Here’s a list of 33 trendy fitness classes you have to try. The healthy, fit, and fun moves encourage an exercise combo that promotes good health in a fun, group setting. People of all ages are encouraged to join and build friendship while getting fit. We polled more than 100 gyms and studios in four trend-setting cities. Have you heard of SoulcyclePound? BUTI?

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http://www.active.com/fitness/articles/33-trendy-fitness-classes-you-have-to-try

How to Prevent Rotator Cuff Injuries

When shoulder muscles contract, they pull on the rotator cuff tendon, which causes the shoulder to rotate inward, downward and upward. Injuries to muscle-tendon units are called strains and are classified by different levels, depending on the severity of the damage. The good news is that this syndrome can largely be avoided by understanding the anatomy of the shoulder. Preventing impingement syndrome is to train the rotator cuff muscles so that strength around the shoulder remains in balance. Knowledge on how the shoulder works will teach you the techniques on how to prevent rotator cuff injuries.

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http://www.active.com/fitness/articles/how-to-prevent-rotator-cuff-injuries

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