Jul 062013
6 Foods Proven to Help Treat Depression

How do certain foods help treat depression? By increasing the brain chemicals serotonin and dopamine. What you eat has a direct effect on your mood, thoughts, and energy levels. Depression can be caused by low serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain; these foods naturally improve mood by increasing those brain chemicals. In Meet Your

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Jul 232012

A personal fitness trainer explains why diet and a positive sense of self is 70% more important than exercise when you want to lose weight. “When it comes to changing the size and shape of your body, exercise is only 30% of it,” says New York City-based certified personal trainer and boot camp instructor Ariane

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Sep 162011
How I Lost the Last 20 Pounds After I Turned 40 Years Old

I struggled with 20 to 30 pounds of extra weight all my life. It wasn’t until after I turned 40 years old that I finally lost that last 20 pounds – and here’s how I did it. Most women gain weight as they reach age 40, and they also gain weight after getting married. The

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May 172011
13 Long Term Weight Loss Strategies From the Health Gal

Fast weight loss isn’t the answer – these long-term weight loss strategies are effective, but they take longer than you may like. They’ll help you lose fat for good, thought! One of my favorite tips for long-term weight loss is from Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible

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Apr 202011

I bet you didn’t think a vegan diet plan could be delicious AND nutritious! These five meals are the foundation of a healthy, easy veganism lifestyle. First, a quip: “It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of

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Feb 042011
5 Fun Workout Routines and Exercises for Love Handles

To lose weight, you need fun workout routines and the best exercises for love handles! Well, not all fitness experts agree that certain exercises can target love handles, but they all know that fun workout routines can help you lose inches everywhere. If you’re having fun, you’ll keep exercising. Here’s what one fitness expert says

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Jan 102011
How to Get Motivated to Exercise - and Stay Motivated!

Knowing how to get motivated to exercise – and stay motivated to exercise! – is the first step to achieving your weight loss goals. Well – setting weight loss goals is the first step to achieving your weight loss goals – and that’s what these tips are all about. Before the tips, a quip: “I

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