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It's no secret that the U.S. is a country that loves its fast food, but while there's an abundance of it available, it's not always a good choice to dine out. In fact, many of the meals served to restaurant and fast food patrons are loaded with unnecessary calories, which can negatively influence consumers' health. Whether you're watching your weight...more
Popeye was right, spinach does make you stronger! Don't worry though, you don't have to gulp it straight out of the can to grow some muscles. You just have to incorporate it into your diet gradually. That's right, put those 20 cans back on the grocery store shelf and head straight to the produce. The fresh stuff's dripping in nutrients. Why did Popeye eat...more
Weather, pollution and makeup can all be harsh on skin, and professional treatments can be expensive. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make an effective face mask or scrub using ingredients found around the house. Read more to find out which one is right for you and how to make it. Choosing your mask The kind of mask you make ought to cater to your skin's...more
Walking is an easy way to get more active and improve your health. You can do it alone, with a group of friends or with your favorite furry companion. Whether you take a morning power walk around your neighborhood or stroll leisurely along a scenic coastline, check out all the great things you can gain from incorporating a daily walk into your life. 1....more
Summer is a great time to barbecue, hit the beach, go camping and do a bunch of other fun outdoor activities. However, the great outdoors can also be home to many pests that can bite you and your family. Mosquitos, spiders and other insects can cause itchy, red bumps to show up on your skin that can ruin your summertime fun, which is why you need to be prepared to combat these...more
Beets are well-known for being a super healthy food, as they are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients. Unfortunately, they have a bit of a bad reputation thanks to their unique texture and earthy taste. Change the way you and your family think about the root vegetable by following our guide to incorporating beets into your diet. The results are sure to be...more
We've all done it at least a few times - when you're super swamped at work, you end up spending most of the day stationary at your desk. You can go hours on end staring at a screen, not moving much, concentrating on whatever project has grabbed your attention. Think of all the opportunities to stay fit and healthy you're missing.It's good to look away...more
You want to keep your family healthy, which means you probably try to buy the best quality food you can afford. For many people, this means purchasing only organic fruits and vegetables. However, you may want to be careful, because if you put too much emphasis on the "organic" label, you may not really focus on what you're eating. According to recent...more
There's nothing quite like waking up in the morning and feeling ready to take on the day, but if you don't live a healthy lifestyle, it might be more difficult than you imagined. Although you might not think that your poor eating habits and lack of exercise are having an effect on your body, you'll notice a world of difference if you choose to make a couple of changes - take a...more
The no carb diet doesn't come without effort. Once you've decided that ridding yourself of grain-heavy foods is the route you'd like to take to get that six-pack, then you better do your research. You'll need to figure out how to eliminate some of your favorite fruits, veggies and other carbs, yet still maintain a balanced and exciting diet. Here are five...more