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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

While it’s possible to only eat healthy foods while traveling, this can be difficult unless you have terrific will power, given all the ultra-tempting, calorically-dense foods out there! Leisure travel and business trips can cause challenges if you’re trying to stick to a meal plan, but it’s possible to stay healthy if you put in some extra effort. Here are seven helpful tips for staying healthy while traveling. 1. Eat Breakfast Skipping breakfast sends your body a message that it needs to conserve calories rather than burn them. Studies show that people who skip breakfast eat slightly fewer calories during the day,...

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Why Sleep is so Important for Weight Loss

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Why Sleep is so Important for Weight Loss

Given the amount of stress and sensory stimulation in the world today, nearly everyone has suffered from insomnia at one time or another. Recent statistics indicate that one in four Americans will suffer from insomnia this year, and as many as 10% suffer from it regularly. Sleepless nights are more prevalent with women, and conditions leading to insomnia like sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and REM Sleep Behavior Disorder affect more than 37 million people in the US combined. Trouble falling asleep at bedtime is called sleep-onset insomnia, whereas difficulty staying asleep and waking up frequently is sleep-maintenance insomnia. Insomnia sometimes has...

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Healthy Gift Ideas for Your Holiday Wish List

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Healthy Gift Ideas for Your Holiday Wish List

Let’s be honest. The last thing you need this holiday season is another gift of flannel pajamas or cozy socks. You’ve taken proactive steps toward a healthier lifestyle, and it’s time your holiday wishlist did the same. This season, why not involve friends and family in your fitness journey by giving them healthy gift ideas to stuff your stocking and deck your tree? From workout equipment to kitchen gadgets, we searched high and low for this year’s best healthy gift ideas. Here are our favorites. A Fitness Tracker When it comes to healthy gifts, it doesn’t get much better than...

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Healthy Thanksgiving Habits to Start this Year

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Healthy Thanksgiving Habits to Start this Year

Think back to your favorite Thanksgiving memories. Maybe you remember old family stories being shared around the table or playing games with people you love. Perhaps you enjoy watching the parade or participating in specific family traditions. While Thanksgiving is a holiday known for big feasts on overeating, that’s rarely what sticks with us and it’s not what the holiday is truly about. When you think about all the Thanksgiving celebrations you have enjoyed, you’ll likely find that the joy comes from the people around the table, not the food on it. If you’re dreading Thanksgiving because you’re worried about...

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Tips for Incorporating Exercise into Your Daily Routine

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Tips for Incorporating Exercise into Your Daily Routine

Exercise is an important part of any weight loss program and key to simply staying healthy. And you don’t need to go to pricey gyms and trainers or endure long brutal workouts to benefit.  It can be as easy as committing to move your body more (even if it’s a little) every day. How Much Exercise Should I be Getting?  Moving more increases muscle mass, which helps you burn more calories at rest. Believe it or not, we start to lose muscle mass at age 30. And with adult responsibilities – i.e. job, kids, commute, etc. it can be difficult...

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