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100 years ago, all food was natural and organic. In recent years, scientists have genetically modified many of the foods we are consuming, and we are seeing an increase in an array of diseases. We don’t have a single clue what these scientists are putting into our fresh fruits and vegetables, much less what the ingredients in processed foods are, or the possible outcomes that could happen to us due to the consumption of these “frankenfoods.” Continue reading

Can Fat-melting ‘Hot Pants’ Help You Lose Weight?

Science says being cold makes you burn more calories. But many women now swear by Hot Pants. Shorts or capris that make you sweat. These pants have one woman raving that she dropped two dress sizes. See full article here: Science doesn’t seem to back up this theory but if it can help you lose inches and decrease the look of cellulite it might be worth a try.

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You Should Have A Breathalyzer App

Will we finally get an answer to the age old question, “Does size really matter”? Out of all of the myths about drinking alcoholic beverages, there may actually be some truth to this classic tale. The theory behind this is that a person that weighs more will need to consume more alcohol to exceed the legal limit as what a smaller person would need. A one hundred and ten pound woman versus a three hundred pound professional football player, will be going head to head in a drinking competition. To test this myth, and to see what does happen to each of them as they continue to drink alcoholic beverages from beer, to shots, and including an innocent glass of wine and test their score on their breathalyzer app with the BACtrack Mobile Pro.

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Calories and Nutrition of Fruits and Vegetables

Dieting has always been the most efficient means to lose weight and to maintain a healthy lifestyle that will keep the weight off after. However, it is also one of the most dreaded tasks for most human beings. In fact, approximately 62% of Americans begin a diet each year, but most of them are deemed unsuccessful, due to the fact that they are often plain difficult. Most of this stems from a lack of understanding when it comes to matters of portion control or the right foods to eat. Some believe that certain fruits must be avoided simply because of the fructose, but fail to understand that they are missing out on not only a tasty snack, but one packed full of nutrients that will further benefit their diet. Even if you do not consider yourself a dieter, it is still important to understand the appropriate serving size of certain fruits and vegetables, their calories, and the general benefits of eating them. Continue reading

Should I Warm Up or Stretch First Before Exercising?

It may be that you always assumed, or were misinformed by others, that you should always stretch first before warming up for your home exercise session. This is a common misconception, and perhaps, it is a natural assumption. People think, “During warm up, I’m moving my muscles, so I should stretch them before moving them.” In reality, however, research and experience agree that warming up should always precede stretching. Continue reading