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6 Healthy Habits That Reduce High Blood Pressure

If you are not a fan of taking pharmaceutical medication to reduce your high blood pressure, feel good knowing that there are many different easy forming habits that can be formed that have great positive effects in reducing that scary number that has been linked to dangerous heart conditions, the increase of stress hormones and body fat. High blood pressure is described by the Mayo Clinic as having a systolic pressure — the top number — of 140 or above or a diastolic pressure — the bottom number — of 90 or above). In a nutshell, high blood pressure increases the chance of having a stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, and early death.Try to incorporate as many of the following healthy habits and watch these numbers reduce as your personal health becomes stronger.

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Inspirational Quote of the Week: Hard Work

“Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last.”

~Hamilton Holt

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Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food

Food has the power to temporarily alleviate stress and sadness, enhance joy, and bring us comfort when we need it most. Maybe it’s cultural, or maybe it is the way in which we celebrate victories, birthdays, memories, the end of each work day, and pass the time in between? It is no wonder experts estimate that 75 percent of overeating is triggered by our emotions, not physical hunger. So much overeating is caused not by hunger, but by our emotions. Eating is a common coping mechanism for stress, anxiety, and emotional turmoil, but the ramifications can be significant. Most Americans are overweight and many suffer from resultant health problems because, for them, food is therapy.

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10 Best Cardio Exercises to Burn The Most Calories

Cardio is one of the most important things you can do for your body, whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or improve your health.  The great thing is, there are plenty of choices for cardio exercise.  Anything that gets your heart rate into your target heart rate zone will work.  The confusing thing is, there are so many choices out there…which exercises are the most effective? There’s no ‘right’ cardio exercise and the best choice is the one you enjoy and the one you’ll work hardest at, but there are some that work best if your goal is to blast calories and get in great shape.

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Amazing Person Spotlight: Christine James

had a great workout and didn’t know. I started by taking one class a week, then two, then two on Saturday. Before I knew it I was taking a zumba class every day. I feel in love. Before I knew it, again, I had lost 45lbs. I didn’t really alter how I ate, I basically ate out of convenience. I ate something that was fast, but something that wouldn’t weigh me down during my zumba class the next day. That usually meant fatty and greasy foods. They made my body sluggish and I didn’t like that feeling when I was doing the samba.

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The Amazing Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement.

Pilates is one of the most popular exercise systems in the country because it works so well for a wide range of people. No matter if you are a seasoned athlete, dancer, senior, men or women post pregnancy, people who are at various stages of physical excellence turn to Pilates for many reasons.

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Why Being in a Relationship May Be Making You FAT

Why Being in a Relationship May Be Making You FAT

Did you know that the average person will gain up to 7 pounds in the first year of a new relationship, and couples in a relationship will gain 21 pounds each after 10 years of matrimony? That is what a study published in the journal BioPsychoSocial Medicine discovered. In fact, research across several different countries attributed the relationship weight gain to emotional stability and spending less time exercising due a lack of time. As statistics and polls reveal, year after year, when people are in relationships, (especially new and happy ones), they tend to eat meals out more often and have trips to the cinema or movie nights at home regularly, so it’s easy to see how the pounds can creep on.

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Top 13 Addictions of Our Modern Times

According to best-selling author of Addict Nation, Jane Velez-Mitchell, human beings are capable of becoming addicted to virtually anything, from plastic surgery to texting. Below is a list of the most common modern addictions in the developed worlds:

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8 Hot Fitness Trends for 2012

Hot fitness trends are hitting the mainstream, and they promise to deliver fast and impecable results! Although each training methodology has specific components unique to their own, many of them resemble bootcamps and social settings, which are pretty intense, even for seasoned athletes. Check out the most popular types of workouts for the 2012 year and get your year started off healthy and fit!

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Top 10 Core Exercises for a Strong and Solid Foundation

A strong core is essential to correctly perform strength training exercises, to lift a maximum amount of weight and to reduce your risk of injuries. There are many different techniques you can use to vary your core training and avoid a plateau. Here are 10 top power core drills to incorporate into your workout for a strong, solid, foundation.

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