Probiotics Pros and Cons

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There’s a lot of chatter about probiotics and how they can help our bodies function properly. You’re probably familiar with the commercials for certain brands of yogurt that claim to contain probiotics that will benefit the digestive system and promote improved immune health. It’s important to understand how probiotics work in the body, and who should—and shouldn’t—use them.

Fish Oil Supplements – What You Need to Know

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I recently blogged about supplements and the importance of getting all the vitamins and minerals the body needs so everything can function properly. Supplementing fish oil (omegas) is a bit more complex than other supplements—you need to know whether or not you need to supplement, how much you need, and how to supplement properly.

Can’t Lose Weight? 7 Reasons Your Weight Loss Plan Isn’t Working

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You made the decision to get fit and lose some excess pounds. Then (hopefully) you started an exercise plan and backed that up with a nutrition program. And that was all you needed to do, right? You made the choice to eat right; to exercise three times a week…but just when you think you’re on a roll, a special occasion (and ‘celebration food’) pops …

Recovery Time – It’s What Makes Workouts Work

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Here’s a fact that will probably surprise you: it isn’t training that makes you stronger—it’s the rest between training periods that actually improves our fitness. The reason for this is actually quite simple. When we rest, our bodies adapt to compensate for the stress it endures during our workouts. The change to our bodies happens as our bodies recover and …

Meal Planning for Beginners

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Do you plan your meals, or do you just decide what you’ll be eating based upon what you toss in the cart as you’re strolling through the grocery store? Did you know that meal planning can help you eat better, reach your health and fitness goals, and reduce that bill once you get to the checkout? You’ll also eliminate those …