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Effective Exercises for Busy Moms: How to fit quick and effective exercises into your busy schedule

Jun 14 2017 - 8:17pm
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Including effective exercise in your daily routine helps you as a busy Mom set a positive example for your child now and in the years to come.

Just because you are busy morning till night, that doesn't mean you can't squeeze in some effective exercises.

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How I use essential oil bath salts to create the ultimate soothing bath

Jun 10 2017 - 8:51am
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Sometimes it's amazing how much you benefit from little things like essential oil bath salts. Taking a nice soak in a hot bath is one of these things. Soaking in hot water is more powerful than one might think.

Hot water relaxes the body and better prepares us for falling asleep. When a tense body enters a warm bath, the hot water increases the body temperature and relaxes the muscles.

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Top 7 Father's Day Gifts for Health-Conscious Dads

Jun 3 2017 - 7:35pm
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Looking for the perfect Father's Day gift for the health-conscious man in your life? Fitness watches are SO last year! We have compiled a list for you of the hottest new wearable tech gadgets to show Dad just how much you care!

As wearable technology gets smaller, smarter, and more affordable, fitness enthusiasts everywhere are turning to smart devices to help track their workouts and provide insight into their overall he

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Quick Tips to Build Muscle While Burning Fat

Jun 2 2017 - 6:43pm
Building muscle while losing weight

Recently, I was reading through a Facebook debate on whether you could lose weight and build lean muscle simultaneously. It seems there is a common misconception that you have to do one before the other but I know I’m not taking time out of my morning to flop around in front of my TV, sweating to death (all while trying to keep my toddler busy) to not have visible results.

Sure, weight loss is great, but I want to see some muscle popping through. So, how do you both build muscle and lose weight?

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Get Toned Arms and Shoulders like Forbes Riley in just 5 Minutes a Day without Going to a Gym – Yes, really (video)

May 27 2017 - 12:22pm
Forbes Riley on HSN with SpinGym

Forbes Riley® is perhaps best known as the queen of HSN (Home Shopping Network) and the $2 Billion Dollar Host, but she is also an award winning TV host, author, Inductee into the National Fitness Hall of Fame, motivational speaker, and host of Forbes is the Founder and CEO of SpinGym which she uses just five minutes a day without going to a gym and credits for her sexy, toned arms at age 57.

Forbes Riley is recognized worldwide for hosting several of the most successful product promotions of all time including the Jack Lalanne Juicer and the Living Well HealthMaster with Montel William

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How Technology Advances Improve Sports Injury Treatments

May 17 2017 - 11:59am
Soccer foot injury

Injuries are a fact of life for people who play sports, whether that is on a professional level or simply for fun. This is something that they have accepted, whether it is an injury gained through severe collision, or simply a misjudged kick.

While the risk of injury remains very real, the recent advances in technology mean that our ability to treat injuries – returning people to their previous state of health – is improving at a very r

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This is why you need to do Doga: Adorable dog exercises with owner

May 11 2017 - 7:46pm
Have you tried Doga?

This is the best way to exercise ever. We all know workouts can be boring, but Doga - exercises with dogs - can spice things up and even make it so you can look forward to a workout.

I don't know about everyone else, but my dog enjoys working out with me. When I do oga, she's right there with me. She's even learned how to mimic 'downward dog' with me.

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Soccer Can Be A Fun Exercise If You Can Make Trickshots Like These

May 11 2017 - 10:30am
Best Soccer Trickshot

This Australian teenager, named Jed Hockin makes the most outrageous soccer trickshots making soccer look like a really fun exercise for teens.

"G'day guys, in this video YOU will see The Most OUTRAGEROUS Soccer/Football Trick shots EVER put into an insane compilation!

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Does Gardening Really Count As Exercise?

May 8 2017 - 4:08pm
Gardening Exercise

It seems to me that gardening is one of the best ways of exercising, especially if you do it daily and work on your garden a little bit every day. Laura Bennet from Humid Garden shares her thoughts on gardening and exercising with EmaxHealth readers.

As most know, gardening is a great way to begin the day. Being able to be outside and find peace of mind in nature helps you to relax in a hectic world.

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Muscle Soreness After Training Means You Are Eating Too Much Of This Food

May 2 2017 - 12:04am
Exercising and Muscle Pain

Eating a high protein diet is essentially a slow starvation that may initially result in weight loss initially, but will result in physiological stress and weight gain over time.

Muscle soreness is questionably the most painful part of getting back into shape.

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Exercising is an effective strategy for drug addiction recovery

Apr 28 2017 - 6:18am
Exercising is an effective strategy for drug addiction recovery

People who are trying to leave a situation of substance abuse may feel powerless over the power of addiction, but the key to recovery is to work consistently towards breaking the cycle that leads to substance abuse. Experts at various addiction recovery services advocate that Exercising is an effective strategy for drug addiction recovery. But how does exercising is able to affect the process of drug addiction recovery?

To understand the mechanisms on why drug addiction happens, you need to know more about neuropeptides called endorphins.

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The One Natural Food that Cuts Recovery Time in Half at the Gym

Apr 26 2017 - 12:19pm
Gym Training Nutrition Diet

If you don't take the opportunity to replenish your blood sugar and muscle glycogen stores after a workout, forty-eight hours may be needed before these stores are refilled. This is typically the standard recovery time for most fitness enthusiasts, with the second day often feeling worse than the first, but it doesn't have to be this way. You can cut your recovery time in half by simply eating fruit.

How many days do your muscles need to recover after weight training or a cardio workout? If you’re eating a high protein diet, the answer is generally, forty-eight hours.

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How Cycling Benefits Your Cardiovascular Health in Addition To Extending Your Life

Apr 24 2017 - 1:46pm
National Bike Month

Whether you bike for sport or for fun, May is your month! Biking even just a few miles per day has been shown to add years to your life.

There are so many good reasons to pump those pedals. Commuting by bike to work can help save money on car maintenance and gas.

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How to reduce sports injuries by buying the right equipment

Apr 19 2017 - 8:45pm

Sports injuries are a common problem for both adults and kids. However, buying the right sports equipment can make a difference by preventing or reducing injuries.

When you are searching for the right sports equipment, price should not be the only factor. You also have to consider safety and comfort.

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The more physical education the better for adolescents

Apr 14 2017 - 6:06am
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Researchers say that adolescents who have frequent physical education are in better shape and are more informed about the significance of physical activity for health.

Kids in school often initially feel that physical education is a nuisance in their schedule until they begin to feel the health benefits of staying in shape.

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14 Benefits of Elliptical Trainers and Impact on Workout

Apr 7 2017 - 10:27pm
Elliptical trainer

Elliptical trainers and machines have gained popularity over the last several decades especially with an aging population who may not be physically able to perform other activities due to health issues. Elliptical machines have many benefits, both physical and functional, for people of all ages over other workout machines such as a treadmill, rower, exercycle and stairclimber, although most ellipticals are designed to mimic these activities, at least to some degree.

In addition to these benefits of elliptical trainers, for those who prefer an outdoor experience to the gym, there are companies that manufacture mobile elliptical machines, which are similar to bi

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Can Running Stop Your Periods? Here's What You Should Know

Mar 23 2017 - 5:11pm
running, periods, menstruation

If you've started on a rigorous running regimen to compliment your weight loss plan, you might have found that your periods are slowing and even stopping completely. Here's what's happening.

It's been about 30 days and you haven't had your period yet. You rush to the store to buy a pregnancy test, and to your relief and secret regret, the kit says you're not pregnant.

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Anti-aging effect of interval exercise we all need to know about

Mar 12 2017 - 10:12am
Interval training is anti-aging and especially good over age 65, Mayo study finds.

Mayo Clinic researcher reveals what happens when older people exercise at high intensity intervals. The finding shows aerobic exercise performed in short intervals, known as HIIT, is anti-aging, which is something we all need to know.

The study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism looked at the effect of various types of exercise in three groups of individuals to find HIIT or high intensity interval training, rejuv

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3 Exercise Mistakes That Can Cause Plantar Fasciitis

Mar 10 2017 - 3:42am
plantar fasciitis, running, exercise

Exercising is great, but sometimes you don't realize you're doing something wrong. Some mistakes are obvious, like lifting too much weight that you can't handle (which can cause hernias and strains.) But other mistakes are not so obvious. Here are some common mistakes that can cause plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition that can lead to heel pain. You can strain the sole of your foot such that it gets inflamed and cause problems.

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Burn fat and build muscle with this 40 minute exercise plan

Jan 15 2017 - 8:42am
Two short HIIT sessions on a cycle better than more study finds

You want to stay active but don't have time. It's a dilemma we all seem to face. You'll be happy to know researchers have discovered you can burn fat, improve cardiovascular health and build muscle with just two HIIT sprints on a bicycle.

Performing just two 'supramaximal' bicycle sprints at two intervals is all it takes to boost cardiorespiratory fitness.

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3 Ways to Get Fit When You're Short on Time

Jan 14 2017 - 6:39am
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If you're trying to lose weight but are juggling many responsibilities and a stressful week wrought with deadlines, you can still get the same amount of exercise in but in a shorter time. Here are some fitness tips to help you keep up your calorie expenditure during your toughest of weeks.

Exercising When You Don't Have Time: Short, High-power Workouts and Other Crunch Time Fitness Tips

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Twenty Minutes a Day to Stimulate the Immune System and Reduce Inflammation

Jan 13 2017 - 2:59pm
Stimulate the immune system

And yet another reason to carve out just a small amount of your day to dedicate toward exercise…..

A new study, published by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, finds that one 20-minutes session of moderate exercise can stimulate the immune system and produc

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Weekend Weight Loss Warriors: Now Scientists Say It's Okay

Jan 9 2017 - 10:43pm
Weekend fitness

If you're trying to lose weight or be healthier for the new year but find that you can't really squeeze daily exercise time into your busy corporate life, scientists are now saying it's okay! They say that it's not about when you exercise, but how you exercise that's important.

The World Health Organization and a plethora of other accredited health agencies along with almost every doctor on the planet recommend that adults get about 2.5 hours of exercise every week.

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Can Being Obese Biochemically Stop You From Exercising?

Dec 31 2016 - 9:51pm
Being Obese

Researchers have found that you're being obese is actually stopping you from getting active – biochemically. It's not about it being harder to move around, but your very brain might have become wired to hate exercising.

Being obese is different from being overweight. The excess weight is much greater and puts a huge strain on your body.

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Why It May Be Hard to Stick to an Exercise Habit

Dec 30 2016 - 1:02pm

We often start out with good intentions when it comes to a regular exercise routine, but it can be hard to stick to the plan over the long-haul. Researchers might have found a reason why.

It is no secret that physical activity is essential for optimal human health. Even with all of this knowledge, why is it so hard to stay motivated and make exercise a daily habit?

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