How Clean Eating Can Boost Your Job Performance

Contributed by Jessica Pyykkonen

What kind of an eater are you? Do you follow a rigorous adherence to the dietary guidelines recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture, or are you more of a go-with-the-flow type of nosher? Turns out, what you eat may be having a direct impact on how you’re doing at work.
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My Obsession with the Perfect Body

Contributed by Zyana Morris

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Staying in perfect shape isn’t the easiest task. After all, you need the right amount of motivation to hit the gym or stay away from those carbs. All this may seem confusing at first, but nothing beats being able to fit in your old pair of jeans.

Having a toned, well-sculpted body not only looks good but also boosts your confidence. However, maintaining the perfect body requires effort so be prepared to take out your running shoes. If you think you still have a long way to go with your goals, it’s time you focus on boosting workout motivation and switch to a healthier lifestyle.

Here’s how you can achieve your dream body.
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7 Amazing Exercise Ideas for Individuals of Every Age

Contributed by Jim Roose

Exercise helps us to revitalize the weak cells in our body and also improves the circulation of blood which makes your heart stronger. You should perform physical activities regularly. Some exercises are beneficial to be performed and should become a part of your daily routine. However, some activities can be useful for young adults while can harm or affect the organs and function of the body parts of the senior citizen. Following are some exercises that can be performed by individuals of all age:
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Alleviate Muscle Pain With These Pre and Post Workout Tips

So, you’ve gone to the gym and pushed yourself to the brink of exhaustion only to wind up with dreaded post-workout muscle soreness. After you relish in the fact that you definitely had a killer workout, you’ll probably find your mind drifting to thoughts about reducing that awful soreness quickly so that you can get back to your fit, healthy self and get ready for your next session.
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Eat Right: Understanding the Benefits of Organic Food

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Organic food is everywhere today and its popularity will only grow more and more. This is all because of the proven benefits to human and animal health, but also due to the environmental advantages. The ongoing opinion that organic food is healthier is one of the main reasons for its increased demand.

However, science has come to different conclusions. Some results say that organic and non-organic foods have equal benefits to human health. On the other hand, other studies show that some organic products might be healthier like meat and milk. Nevertheless, some facts about the organic products can never be diminished nor will their benefits be insignificant.
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Optimal Cardio Workouts for A Lean Figure

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There’s nothing like a good cardio to help you get a lean figure, but did you know that there are different types of cardio that you can apply for different types of looks? There’s a huge difference between a cyclist bodies than that of a sprinter, so it’s all up to you to decide how you really want to look. However, even people who do cardio on regular basis sometimes struggle to get lean, which is why it’s important to do it properly and with a plan. In this article, we’ll cover some of the best cardio workouts you can add to your routine if you’re looking to get that perfect, lean figure.
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Overcoming Asthma with Exercise

Contributed by Samantha Olivier

One in 12 people suffers from asthma in the US alone, and the number rises with each passing year. More often than not, people feel discouraged to overcome the condition and lead a healthy, energetic lifestyle due to the constant threat of an asthma attack, avoiding physical strain at all costs.

The definition of insanity is doing the same things over again expecting a different result. If you do nothing, then nothing will ever change. Here is how to take matters into your own hands, and empower yourself to banish asthma for good!
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Get Fit with Your Own Personal Trainer using the Aaptiv app

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Aaptiv is an on-demand, audio fitness app that combines workout guidance from top-notch trainers with the perfect playlists. There are several workout categories so there really is something for everyone. The categories include 5K Training, 10K Training, Elliptical, Full Marathon Training, Half Marathon Training, Indoor Cycling, Meditation, Outdoor Running, Stair Climber, Strength Training, Stretching, Treadmill, Walking and Yoga.
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Improve Health and Fitness by Exercising at Home

One of the greatest misconceptions about fitness is that working on your body is something that can only be done in a gym. With the sedentary lifestyle that the greatest majority of people are currently leading, even the minimal amount of physical activity can make a huge difference. Still, for those who are willing to take this idea one step further, yet who feel uncomfortable going to a gym, making a home gym might be a perfect middle-ground. All you need here is one free room, some equipment and a proper game-plan. Here are some thoughts on all three of these aspects.

Thinking About Cardio

One of the things that need to be resolved early on is the matter of cardio and this is something that is not necessarily done in your gym. You can go for an early walk with your dog, run a few laps around the neighborhood or visit a local pool for a brief swimming session every couple of days. For those who still want to do this at home, there are a couple of great options. First, you could get a treadmill, a ski machine or a stationary bicycle, which would give you the standard cardio option you would otherwise have at the gym. The downside of these machines is that they are usually quite expensive. This is why you might want to go with a less costly but much noisier solution like a punching bag or a jump rope.

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Bodyweight Exercises

Next, you need to focus on all those exercises you can do with your own weight such as push-ups, pull-ups, squats and sit-ups. Basically, two simple items can provide you with an opportunity to do all of them – the exercise mat and the pull-up rack. Even if you don’t have enough strength to do a single pull-up, just hanging from a rack can help boost your overall strength. Furthermore, seeing how you are doing exercises that require only your own weight, the risk of getting injured is minimal.
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