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29 Sep

4 Ways Drinking Coffee Can Benefit Your Health

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For many individuals, the only thing that successfully gets them out of bed in the morning is the promise of that steaming hot, velvety cup of their favorite brew. While sometimes you might bemoan your caffeine addiction (especially when it comes to your wallet), imbibing a mug's worth or two of coffee can actually be quite beneficial to your overall health and wellness in the long run. To celebrate National Coffee Day, here are four ways your daily roast can actually give your body a boost. 1. Cardiovascular Protection While you shouldn't completely eschew a solid cardio workout, coffee can be quite the heart booster. A Japanese study reveals that getting in your daily dose of coffee can be key to heart...
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27 Aug

Forget the Gym Membership, This 10-Minute Routine is Your New Go-To Workout

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While there's certainly nothing wrong with working up a sweat at your local gym, there's also this notion that you have to go outside of your home in order to establish an effective exercise routine. Believe it or not, you can in fact get a fat-burning, muscle-building high intensity interval training workout right in the comfort of your living room. These five short exercises should be done for 20 seconds each (with as many reps as you can get in) and in a set of two (meaning 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest, then repeat once). In 10 quick minutes using just a simple timer, following this easy routine will have you getting fit from home in no time! 1....
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24 Aug

10 Habits to Help You Learn to Love Exercising

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Getting in shape can be hard. Some of us just aren't blessed with the athletic gene or maybe we have serious trouble getting our head off the pillow on those early mornings we swear we'll get up for a run. As it turns out, developing and following certain routines can make the whole process a whole lot smoother - you might even find yourself enjoying those sweat-it-out sessions more than you thought. Here are 10 simple habits you can develop to teach yourself to love exercising: 1. Get feedback Getting real-time feedback and results on your workouts can give you the motivation you need to push forward in your exercise routine. Wearable devices like the Fitbit Charge HR and the Garmin Vivosmart will...
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19 Apr

Track Wellness, Not Steps

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who’s the healthiest of them all? You can be, thanks to the growing amount of products making up the health and wellness tech field. Rather than count and track steps, distance and calories burned like many of the fitness trackers and wearables available today, health and wellness tech products work to show users progress on their bodies and fitness in order for them to get a clear picture of their overall wellness. Most recently, San Francisco startup Naked Labs has jumped into the game unveiling their 3D body-scanning mirror. This Internet connected, full-length smart mirror helps people get a scientific, accurate sense of their health and fitness progress. Created as an attempt to combat how our...
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