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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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Healthier Ingredient Substitutions In Some Of Your Favorite Foods

September 6th, 2013

If you're trying to shed a few pounds or simply improve your overall eating habits, cooking your own meals at home is a great way to exercise additional control over your diet. Instead of guessing at the nutritional value and calories in your dinner at a restaurant, following a recipe means you know exactly what's going into your meal. However, many of the traditional cooking...

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Square Dancing 101 - Proper Etiquette and Tips for Practicing

September 6th, 2013

Square dancing has long been ingrained in America's cultural repertoire. Its roots go back to European ancestors, yet it's proliferated throughout America for over a century. While many forms of dance are used to show off one's prowess and rhythm, square dancing operates more as a communal activity, where everyone works together in order to form a cohesive unit. Square...

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Ways To Get Some Exercise While At Work

September 4th, 2013

Many people spend most of their waking hours at office jobs. The main problem with this is that when you're spending the majority of your time sitting at a desk, it's hard to stay in shape. "Our spines, legs, and arms weren't supposed to be sitting all day. It can make some abnormal curves in your spine that can really create a lot of strain on your back...

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Fun Ways To Stay Active Outside Of The Gym

September 4th, 2013

Staying in shape is a great way to feel better and live longer. Getting regular exercise is beneficial to just about every major organ and system in the body, from improving brain function to helping to regulate digestion. However, not everyone wants to go to a crowded gym and run on a treadmill or lift weights. Luckily, there are enough other ways to get exercise that you...

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Simple Food Switches To Help You Be Healthier

September 4th, 2013

Staying healthy can be tough, especially during the summer when there are so many opportunities to eat junk foods. If you've been trying to lose weight but haven't had any luck, it could be because you're looking at things all wrong. If you tell yourself that you're going to stop eating all unhealthy foods and completely cut out bread, fat and sugar, chances...

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Healthy Lifestyle Tips To Help You Live Longer

September 4th, 2013

British researchers have said that the first person who will live to be 150 years old has already been born. If you want a shot at being that person, you need to be living a very healthy lifestyle, which can sometimes be challenging. There are so many products and supplements out there that claim to have the power to increase your life span, but it can be difficult to know if...

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How to Boost Your Diet With Healthy, Fresh Cherries

August 23rd, 2013

There are plenty of in-depth how-to guides out there about incorporating healthy meals or beneficial workout routines into your life, and while these can certainly be helpful, often the best how-to guides are the ones that require the least amount of work. One way you can boost your diet for a healthier, happier you? Eat cherries! Just in time for National Cherries Jubilee...

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Same S'mores, Less Sugar - Campfire Treats for the Diabetic and Dieting

August 23rd, 2013

If you're a diabetic or are looking to cut down on your sugar intake, but still want to engage in the campfire festivities of making s'mores, there are a slew of great options available to you. Here are a few tips for making sugarless s'mores that are just as sweet. Make your own marshmallows Instead of buying your marshmallows, you can easily make your own. Scour the...

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