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The benefits of eating ginger

Originating in China, ginger is a flowering plant that has a long history of use in alternative medicines. From fighting colds to treating nausea and indigestion, ginger has served as a natural remedy for people all over the world for centuries. So why is this herb so powerful, and how can it improve your health? Here’s how a healthy dose of ginger can help you.

5 ways to tone up with dumbbells

We’ve all heard the myths about lifting weights making women bulky. However, that’s far from being true - when you pick up heavy things, your muscles get stronger, not necessarily bigger. That’s why every woman should incorporate weight training sessions into her workout routines, in order to get a leaner and stronger body.

Why you should avoid diets after the holidays

Dieting may be the furthest thing from your mind at this time of year. But you may start thinking about how to shed all those holiday pounds come January 1st, or be toying with the idea of a new diet as part of your New Year’s Resolutions. If you want to lose weight next year, we think that’s great - but dieting is not the way to make it happen for the long term.

Work off that sweet cherry (or any other) pie

It’s the time of the year where pie becomes the official dessert of just about every occasion. Not only do these delicious treats make their way onto our plates, but they will also find a way to end up on our hips, belly and booty as unwanted fat. As ladies, we have worked far too hard this year to let a slice a pie be our undoing.

Why it’s time to eat more beets

Such a huge number of superfoods get thrown around that it can be hard to keep track on which you should be eating. And beets have something of a bad reputation - many of us still think of them in the pickled form that our granny’s generation enjoyed.

How to become a better runner

Running is one of the simplest and most effective workouts you can do, and you can do it just about anywhere. It’s great for weight loss, strengthening your joints, and improving your cardiovascular health. Whether you’re just embarking on a new running routine or are an experienced runner, here are some tips to help you make the most out of your running session.

How much exercise do you need?

Exercise is an essential part of any healthy lifestyle. If you work out on a regular basis, you’ll benefit from increased strength, improved cardiovascular endurance, fat reduction, as well as an overall decrease in health risks. Yes, we all know that there are countless health benefits of exercise, but just how much exercise do we really need? It all comes down to your fitness goals.

Best exercises for your body shape

If you’re an exercise enthusiast, you know that there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all exercise plan. All our bodies are built differently, meaning that you need to customize your workout plans to best suit your body shape and yield optimum results.

The benefits of walking and how to do more of it

Since the dawn of mankind, people have walked. It is one of the easiest, most natural things you can do - yet with cars, buses, trains and escalators easily available, modern technology has made it a less favorable option for getting around. And because of this, people walk much less often today, perhaps less than at any other time in the history of humanity.

Why seeing is Vitamin B-lieving

Everyone wants to tell you how important Vitamin C is, and Vitamin D has recently become a big deal with many nutritionists, but what about Vitamin B? We understand Vitamin B can be more complex, since there are eight types; however, getting enough of these helps reduce your risk of stroke, and lets you enjoy countless other health benefits.