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Why Women Should Workout Abs

Health Benefits of Strong Ab Muscles for Women We all know that incredible well-defined abs look great on women. Even when I see other women with muscle definition in their midsection it grabs my attention. I think most will agree that the reason six-pack abs look so incredible is that they are hard to achieve. A famous saying from Arnold Schwarzenneger "abs are made in the kitchen" and there is a lot of truth to that, mainly because in order for the abdominal muscles to be visible you require low body fat. Strong abdominal muscles also contribute to core strength. Many of you may want to know - does core strength really matter? If it does, then what are the health benefits of strong abdominal muscles for women? In this…
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Clean and Healthy Recipes

6 Clean and Healthy Recipes for the Health Conscious It can be hard to find quality recipes that are healthy and filling, below are 6 of my favorite recipes I have been making for some time now. What I like about them is that you can be flexible with the ingredients and make your own version of each recipe to suit your individual taste. These recipes are suited for winter months but I like making them all year round. If you’re after something to look forward to any day of the week, look no further. Here’s our list of deliciousness that’s healthy, easy to make and budget friendly. 1. Apple Pie Porridge SERVES 1 PREP 5 MIN COOK 10 MIN Ingredients: 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup rolled oats (or quinoa…
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Why Strong is the New Skinny

Why a Toned Body Is Better Than Skinny Fat I don't know how many times I hear women say, I don't think I should do that exercise because my back will get bigger, or I might gain too much muscle. What a lot of women do not realize is that women just can't gain muscle as men can. It is a physiological fact that women don't have the physical traits to do so. I know there are numerous photos of women with muscle mass that can be frightening. The truth is the only way women can achieve muscle like that is by taking anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids increase testosterone which will help you gain muscle. Women produce very small amounts of testosterone, the main hormone in women is estrogen. When…
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Overcoming Emotional Eating

Overcoming Emotional Eating

Emotional Eating and Why it Happens Emotional eating is something that affects women all around the world, for some it can be devastating and a common reason why a lot of women struggle with their weight. In this article, I will discuss some of the things that can cause emotional eating. One of the biggest challenges women face when trying to make a healthy lifestyle change and lose weight is falling into the trap of emotional eating. A lot of times food cravings are stimulated by your body's metabolism which can be caused by emotional turmoil. Food should be nourishment for your body, but we all know that food can also be a means of escape, comfort, celebration, and stress relief. Food isn’t just body fuel. It’s a huge part…
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Benefits of Joining a Run Club

Benefits of Joining a Run Club

7 Benefits of Joinin a Run Club We’ve all been there – the moment you wake up after hitting snooze a few too many times – only to realize you’ve slept through yet another morning jog. The guilt starts to set in, and you’re a little bummed. While you desperately want to get into a regular routine, the idea of going at it solo is less than enticing. That’s where running clubs come in. If you haven’t heard of a run club before, you may have seen them out and about. They’re those glowing, Lycra-clad pavement-pounders who are always up before dawn and sipping their victory coffees by 7 am. Run clubs typically range in size and fitness levels, so you can find the perfect one for you. There are…
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6 Fermented Foods for Better Health

Top 6 Fermented Foods for Improved Gut Health There is nothing new about gut-friendly foods, in fact, there is a long history of their use that goes back centuries.  These foods are made from a traditional process in order to preserve them so they will last a long time without spoiling. The added benefit is that it boosts the foods nutritional value and gives your body a healthy amount of quality probiotics. History of fermented foods Fermented foods have been part of world culture dating back as far as 6000 B.C, foods like chutney, yogurt, cheese, sauerkraut, and Korean kimchi have been among traditional fermented foods. Cooling foods in order to avoid spoilage date back to 1000 B.C. However, before the 1830s very few Americans used any form of refrigeration…
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