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Summer is quickly approaching. Whether your “summer body” is ready or not, there are a few apps that can help you begin your fitness journey or tone up in time for those summer pool parties and cookouts. Here are 10 worth considering: Peloton Digital This app offers total body workouts with more than 10 daily live…

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Millions of people are dehydrated from refusing to drink water daily. Others simply are too busy to remember to have a sip here and there. Having an app that reminds you to drink water could be just what the doctor ordered. Social media sites and blogs are filled with experienced health advocates and personal trainers…

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When it comes to teaching families about making the right decision about food, the nonprofit group CHOICES (The Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully continues to serve the community. Each grant cycle, families in the metro Atlanta area sign up to learn about nutrition, diet and cooking under the leadership of executive chef Ashley Keyes.…

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Calling the Food and Drug Administration’s bluff seems to be working in a small snack company’s favor. Upon receiving a warning letter (very serious shots fired from a federal agency with the power to shut food and pharmaceutical manufacturers down) sternly requesting removal of a “healthy” label from snack bars containing higher levels of saturated…

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After growing up as a ‘chubby’ kid, JR wasn’t focused on health and nutrition.  However, once he hit the college years, the game changed. After being called out by a college chick about his weight, his life changed forever.  JR began working out intensely and eating much healthier which has led him to the hunk of…

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The last thing on most people’s minds during the Super Bowl is healthy food. “Bring on the pizza, wings, chips and beer” is what most will say. However, there are a few that will remain health conscious along with those who have been working so hard since January 1 on their summer bodies. Some minor…

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School kids in Utah received a harsh lesson in the realities of economics on Tuesday.  After elementary school children at Salt Lake City’s Uintah Elementary School sat down to eat, a worker took away the tray of food and threw it in the trash. The children asked why and were told, ” You don’t have…

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It is believed that adequate amounts of vitamin D has significant benefits for heart health, cancer prevention or even bone health in healthy people but according to new research released this week from researchers in New Zealand, vitamin D supplements just aren’t enough to protect against these illnesses. “Vitamin D supplements likely provide few, if…

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There is a variety of foods that are said to contain compounds and nutrients that will keep your metabolism fired up and constantly keep the fat burning even after you are done with your workout. Apple cider vinegar and hot peppers are the most common foods to have this effect but there are others that…

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“Diabetes” is a term used to  describe a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience frequent urination, they will become increasingly…

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Losing weight is at the top of a lot of people’s list this new year; however, everyone can’t afford pricey gym memberships or the high fees that come along with having a personal trainer. Chances are if you own a smartphone and some sneakers, you have everything you need to guide you on your way…

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How many times have you heard a doctor or personal trainer say, ‘white foods are bad for you?’ Chances are if you are overweight or have some excess baggage in the stomach area, you have heard this a time or two. White flour, sugar and salt may seem impossible to do without when eating or…

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There are many foods that can be used to detox and flush the body of toxins and impurities before starting your new year healthier diet and fitness plans. Foods that are typically loaded with insoluble fiber or have a diuretic effect promote speedy digestion and flush the GI tract while others cleanse impurities from the…

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Not all celebs are running to get nipped and tucked for bigger breasts, less stomach and more butt. Many people look to celebs’ diet and weight loss plans to attempt to mimic them and have the same results. Some of them use extreme diets to stay sexy year-round while others use the simple approach of…

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Many of the foods that we eat here in the U.S. contain additives and preservatives that are banned in other places around the world. From the usual suspect, junk food, to unexpected foods such as meats and fish, it’s almost impossible to know what’s safe and unsafe for your family to consume. It’s important to…

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24 Hour Fitness Club, one of the leading health clubs in the U.S., serves nearly four million members in more than 400 clubs across the country. For more than 30 years, the company has been dedicated to helping members change their lives and reach their individual fitness goals. With convenient club locations, personal training services,…

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The TellSpec food scanner could be the next best thing for those who have severe allergies or those who wish to eliminate certain ingredients from their diets. It was developed by entrepreneur Isabel Hoffman, who came up with the idea because her young daughter experienced mysterious physical symptoms that were caused by allergens. While eating…

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Atlanta personal trainer Rahman “Ray” Grayson is the president and CEO of AEIM fitness. Mr. “Shut Up and Train” spends his days and nights motivating, educating and promoting the adoption of healthier lifestyles in the lives of hundreds a people a month with his 30-day challenge. He helps people achieve their fitness goals with his…

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