Dog Owners Are Healthier! (6 reasons why)

So you’re one of the millions of dog owners in the world? Congratulations! You already know how much fun you have with your four-legged friend, but you might not be aware of the health benefits you’re enjoying. Sure, it’s great when he sees you at the end of your workday, with his tail wagging and his bark that tells you how happy he is that you’re back home. But there’s a growing body of scientific research that indicates your beloved pet could actually be making you healthier. The research into this area is relatively new, but the early indications show that being a pet owner can help you in many different ways. These are just a few:

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Feeling Weak in the Knees? (do these simple leg exercises to improve leg strength!)

Trouble walking up stairs… stumbling on uneven ground… creaky knees and ankles – there are lots of simple activities that can let you know your legs aren’t the best they can be. While you can try to ignore the signs, you don’t want to risk a trip or fall that could have been avoided. So if you’ve come to the decision to get in the gym and work on your leg muscles, well, congratulations!

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How to Master the Perfect Pushup (5 simple tips)

A perfect pushup can take your chest workout to the next level, and it can also help strengthen your shoulders, arms, hips and legs. In fact, in just a few minutes a day, you can gain major overall body benefits from this old school move.

But what’s the best way to do a push-up? Do you try for diamonds, wide position, or even push-up handles?

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7 Natural Remedies For Reducing Muscle Pain

Muscle pain can be difficult to tolerate. During the day, it is common to feel pain in the soft tissues of your muscles. Many people experience lower back pain, shoulder aches, and pains in other areas that are overused in the workplace. However, at night the pain often worsens, leaving millions of people just like you asking, “How can I stop these muscle aches and pains?”

Here are seven natural remedies for alleviating muscle pain, all backed by science:

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New Study Shows Eating Less Can Improve Your Mood

Today I’m going to touch on a subject that nearly everyone is interested in: Eating Less and Losing weight.

Now, I’m sure you’re familiar with many of the health benefits you can gain by dropping a few pounds.

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5 Brain Exercises that are Fun (and Challenging)

Brain exercises? Just like your biceps need an exercise regime to stay, so does your brain. Although you may not love going to the gym, brain exercises are pretty fun… and really effective to boost cognitive functions, including memory, speed, calculation, concentration, and more. Also known as neurobics, brain aerobics can be performed by anybody at any age. Like cross-training for your brain, neurobics are a great way to retrain your brain to develop new neurological pathways and improve mental fitness. But that’s not the only way to prevent memory loss and boost mental fitness.

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6 Secrets to Healthy Weight Loss (Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Of)

What if this year, your New Year’s resolution isn’t to lose as much weight as you can, as fast as you can? What if, instead, it’s to shed unwanted fat as smartly as you can, as safely as you can?

If you’re working on losing excess weight, the safe rate of weight loss (according to the UK’s National Health Service) is approximately 1 to 2 pounds a week.1 Of course, creating a calorie deficit is the benchmark of successful (and consistent) weight loss.

But, if you add these six weight loss hacks to your new routine, you’ll not only be able to lose weight and keep it off, you’ll be investing in your overall health. And as you get older, that really is the ultimate goal.

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14 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holiday season is finally here. Over these seven weeks, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we’re faced with every food and drink temptation imaginable. And that makes it difficult to maintain peak health and fitness. For example, if you’ve been overweight in the past or are obese currently, your average holiday weight gain, according to studies, will be around five to seven pounds! Here are 14 strategies that will help you maintain your weight during the holiday season:

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