10 Ways to Avoid an Afternoon Slump

The afternoon slump is something that occurs daily for many office workers. Our mornings are full of energy, focus and productivity but, by late in the afternoon, we can easily lose our momentum and become too tired to remain on task. For the majority of…

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10 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

The cool breezes. An explosion of color in the falling leaves. Scarves. Are you ready for fall? For some, it’s the best season of the year; and autumn wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin. This popular orange gourd is everywhere as both decoration and ingredient. Celebrate…

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How Hiking Burns More Calories than the Gym

Gyms advertise themselves as being the answer to your weight loss woes, but the truth is that you don’t need to fork over a huge chunk of your paycheck to get in shape. All you really need to do is step outside. Compare the Numbers…

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Why People of All Types Gravitate to Yoga Studios

An exercise regimen of any kind can be a challenge to keep up with. The busy work week on top of the kids’ schedules and making dinner is enough to keep you busy right? Or how about those aching bones you inherited after you retired?…

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5 Superfood Qualities of Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is a superfood, and not just because it’s really delicious. The term “superfood” doesn’t have an official definition, though healthy eaters everywhere know that superfoods represent the holy grail of dietary choices. That’s because they often contain large amounts of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins…

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8 Ways to Get Off the Couch and Get Outside

It’s easy to fall into a rut on your couch. Whether it’s too cold or too hot outside, or you just can’t put down the latest thriller, we’ve all stayed horizontal too long. Moving around outside is the best cure for couch potato syndrome. Letting…

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8 Health Benefits of Straight Black Coffee

Coffee has been around for centuries, but not until companies like Starbucks and Keurig got involved was coffee raised to a celebrity-like status. Most people don’t realize, though, that while they are enjoying that cup o’ joe, they are warding off disease. Straight black coffee…

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5 Eco-Friendly Dietary Protein Sources

Ask the average person for a good source of protein and they might respond quickly with “meat!” Although technically true, meat might not be the best option when it comes to having an eco-friendly diet. Considering how some meat products are derived at and packaged,…