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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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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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Your Keto Guide to Eating Out

So, you're doing the keto diet -- and you feel great! Then you run into a bit of a problem: eating out. Like many people who are making healthy eating choices, you don't know what to order from the menu. Thankfully, you can keep up your social life and your keto diet regimen by following these easy tips. Skip the Starch You know rice is a no-no. But on keto, you want to avoid grains...

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How to Celebrate and Reward Yourself Without Food

We all deserve a little reward for hard work. The promise of something good when we reach a significant milestone (or at the end of a challenge) can help us keep going and succeed. In the past, you might have celebrated life's achievements with food. Perhaps it was that glazed donut you'd been craving for breakfast, or maybe it was a fully-loaded pizza shared with the family. The celebration of a job well done is...

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