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The Health Benefits Of Dancing

January 17th, 2014

Whether you dance for fun or find that it's a great way to connect with your significant other and enjoy the company of friends, every time you step out onto the floor, you're also benefitting your body. You might not be conscious of it, but dancing does a great service to your overall health. Cardiovascular health According...

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Common Dinner Mistakes People Make When Trying to Stay Fit

December 18th, 2013

Eating healthy foods isn't always easy, but it can be particularly frustrating to be working hard to shed pounds only to discover that you're making common diet mistakes. Dinnertime in particular can be tough to get through without making some nutritional blunders. This is why you may want to take a second to look over some mistakes that many people make during...

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Oatmeal Muffins and Other Healthy Breakfast Ideas

December 12th, 2013

Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day. It can completely change how your day starts and set the pace for the day. While it's nice to scarf down greasy bacon and stacks of buttermilk pancakes, they're not necessarily the best options for you. Here are some healthy breakfast ideas to start the morning off right.Blend a fruit smoothie One of...

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How to Start Snowboarding

December 7th, 2013

Ever thought about trying snowboarding? Now that the weather is starting to cool, you may be thinking this is the winter to give it a shot. The popular sport has become a pop-culture phenomenon in recent years, and the throngs of boarders at most ski mountains will tell you that it's a blast - but also difficult to get started. Read on to prepare for a fun day at...

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Avoid Road Rage and Become a Better Driver

November 21st, 2013

Congested roadways and poor weather conditions are both unavoidable factors in driving life. But don't let them increase your road rage, which, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, usually results in excessive speeding in bad conditions. Beyond making us worse drivers, anger behind the wheel also increases the stress in our lives, making it more...

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Methods for Getting a Better Night's Sleep

November 16th, 2013

There's some truth to the old saying - early to bed, early to rise. A solid eight hours of sleep per night reduces your chances of developing numerous illnesses related to weight gain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, getting a complete night's sleep might give you more energy during the day. Stay active by daylight Working in a...

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Tips for Playing a Safe, Family-Friendly Football Game

November 8th, 2013

If it's almost Super Bowl season, or even if spring seems like it could be on its way, a game of football might seem like a fun idea for an outdoor barbeque or family get-together. However, as football is designed to be a rough-and-tumble sport, there are a few things everyone should keep in mind if adults are going to be playing against wee ones. Don't be too...

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How to Know When to Keep Your Child Home From School

November 5th, 2013

With the extra stress of wintry conditions, children may come down with a fever or feel unwell enough to take a day off from school. But whatever the time of year, there are signs that parents can look for to determine when their youngsters are ill enough to spend a day resting at home.Weaker immunity According to the Mayo Clinic Health System, children's immunity is not...

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How to Use the Glycemic Index to Manage Your Diet

October 8th, 2013

There are many factors to consider these days when maintaining your diet. The glycemic index can be useful for several reasons, though there is no magic bullet when it comes to dieting.The glycemic index (GI) is a scale for ranking carbohydrates based on their effects on blood sugar levels. The scale runs from 0 to 100, with low-GI foods closer to 0, such as peanuts and most...

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How to Make a Mud Pack at Home

September 26th, 2013

Time to confront the pesky problem that all women face: skincare. Maybe it's acne and breakouts, or it might be oily skin, but regardless, there's a mud mask solution out there that can easily help you manage the body's largest organ where it counts most. Choosing your clay  The basic ingredient in a mud pack is clay. However, this doesn't mean...

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