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Apps Can Help You Get Healthy and Lose Weight

When you first start trying to improve your health or lose weight, it's vital to have the support of a friend—and that friend can be either another person helping you stay accountable or even a smartphone app that keeps you on task and mindful of your progress. What this support is especially good for is helping you build winning habits: habits are what help you succeed. Build New Habits with Apps Habit change can feel...

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3 Strategies to Incorporate Running/ Walking into Your Routine

Exercise is an important activity many people don't take advantage of due to their busy lives or a lack of motivation—but without adequate exercise, you put your health at risk. Studies show that walking and running can help improve your heart health and even extend your life. The great news is, with a little creativity, you can fit running and walking into your daily routine. Here's how: 1. Take the Stairs Walking up a few...

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The Role of Sleep in Health and Weight Loss

We all know that getting a good night's rest makes you feel better. Turns out, it can also make you healthier! Many studies show that your sleep patterns are linked to your stress levels, calorie intake, and even the foods you crave. Here's a primer on the connection between getting your "zzz's" and a successful health journey. Lack of Sleep Affects Hunger Hormones Ghrelin and leptin are two hormones that affect your appetite and hunger....

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| Weight Loss

Pantry Spring Cleaning for Health

The springtime is the best time to reset and encourage healthy eating habits to support your weight loss and fitness goals. And if you're trying to become healthy and fit, you need to have a plan to clean out your pantry. Luckily, springtime makes it an ideal time to clear out foods and beverages that just don't belong in your healthy pantry. Here's your quick guide to pantry spring cleaning: 1. Step Back and Assess...

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Great Apps for Your Walking/Running Routine

Whether you are training for a marathon or simply trying to get fit, running and walking apps can make exercising easy and fun. Check out these five top smartphone apps that can help you get moving. Strava Sometimes referred to as "the social network for runners," Strava provides plenty of opportunities to check out your friends' running routines, give them kudos for hard workouts, and discover running routes in your local area. It also provides...

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