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Should You Avoid Dairy?

Milk - does it really do a body good? The opinions on whether or not you should consume dairy vary from dairy is evil and the cause of all our health problems to dairy is necessary for a healthy diet. What is the real answer to the question of consuming dairy? What are alternatives to consuming dairy?

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5 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables

(Even if you grew up on canned peas and iceberg lettuce)

We’ve known for a long time that vegetables are good for us, but we’ve never had so much variety before. When I was young, we never ate broccoli, we only had iceberg lettuce (except for the yummy green lettuce we grew in the garden), and tomatoes were a tasteless pink. The quality and the cost of fresh vegetables was horrific, so often canned vegetables were all we had. It is actually quite amazing that I have become the veggie lover I am today.

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Why Women Should Lift Weights

Working at a gym, I often see women who head straight for the cardio machines and never leave. Enticed by the calorie counter, they are convinced that this is the only exercise they need to do. When you suggest they might want to do some resistance training, they frown and say “I don’t want to bulk up”, "or doesn’t cardio burn more calories?"

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Take an Active Vacation

Vacations are a time for relaxation. But being on vacation does not mean you have to sabotage your exercise routine. An active vacation can be more enjoyable and just a little bit of activity every day will leave you feeling refreshed.

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10 Gadgets for a Healthier Kitchen

Very often I will recommend that women who want to lose weight do two things:

  • eating out less
  • eating less processed food

In order to accomplish these, very often changes be made to your kitchen. You may also find when you start eating healthier that you need some new items for preparation. If you are worried this will be expensive, think of the money you will save by eating at home and not paying extra for processed foods. Check out the list and my reasons for including each and decide for yourself which may help you with your efforts to create a healthier lifestyle.

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