Health & Fitness Blog

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Running Shoe Trends

If you’re a serious runner who likes to use an indoor treadmill or run on outside surfaces such as cement or grass, you’ll want to know about spring 2014 sneaker trends. Last year, “barefoot” (minimalist design) innovation running shoes were the hottest trend. This year, the “fat shoe” (maximalist design) is taking over because runners complained that minimalist designs, although super lightweight, didn’t afford enough cushioning or support.
Which is the best shoe for running?
Shoe companies feature… See More

Healthy Smoothies

You can’t beat a healthy smoothie recipe for a quick energy boost when you want a guiltless snack or as a way to control a weight loss program at breakfast and lunch.
“Get going” breakfast smoothie
Everyone needs an energy boost in the morning from foods that contain a balance of protein, carbohydrates, fiber and vitamins. Not only does this healthy smoothie recipe take only 15 minutes, you also have all day to work off smoothie calories.
Ingredients:

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
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Different Yoga Practices

Yoga is a healing practice that can positively affect your life. This ancient art stems from Eastern philosophy, but there are different types of yoga and yoga styles, some of which were created within the last few decades.

The physical and mental health benefits of yoga are many. According to the American Osteopathic Association, yoga promotes relaxation, relieves stress and lessens chronic pain resulting from conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, low back pain and headaches…. See More

Simple Substitutions for a Healthier Diet

Get rid of sugary breakfast cereals
While many cereals boast fiber or protein content, they’re also packed with sugar and require multiple servings to keep you feeling full. You could turn to egg whites and a piece of whole wheat toast, or make the less drastic switch to oatmeal. Oatmeal is a surprisingly diverse food. And it plays well with other healthful options like fruits, yogurts, seeds, powders and honey. Having a water kettle makes oatmeal even easier to make.
Get more from your greens
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Four Cool Fitness Apps

Mobile phones and their data plans are expensive, and it’s getting harder to live without them. The silver lining is that so many apps are free. With spring in the air, maybe it’s time to get that body back in shape. Let’s have a look at some free apps that might be able to help.

Run Keeper – Become the fitter, healthier version of yourself —this is what Run Keeper promises on its site where you can download the application. This fitness app turns your smartphone into a personal trainer… See More

Kmart Customers Raised Nearly $22 Million for St. Jude

You read correctly, that’s nearly $22 Million raised for St. Jude’s Thanks and Giving Campaign throughout the 2013 holiday season!

Kmart Customers, Associates, and Shop Your Way Members rallied like never before to raise $21.9 Million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Thanks and Giving Campaign throughout the 2013 holiday season, setting a record as the largest corporate partner donation to the St. Jude campaign in history!

Read the full story here.

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Minerals and Care Regimens for Healthy Skin

Age-defying, healthy skin is smooth, supple and great to have and touch. Warding off wrinkles and maintaining elasticity requires caring for your skin inside and out. In short, your skin is what you eat, drink and expose it to.
Nutrients your skin needs
Sticking to a balanced diet will give your skin most of the minerals it needs. Several topical skin care products also deliver supplemental doses of these essentials.

Zinc: The anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of this element… See More

7 Simple Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

Many of us want a cleaner, whiter smile but don’t want to pay the high cost of professional whitening services. The good news is, there are a whole bunch of ways to clean and brighten your teeth at home without breaking the bank. Here are 7 of the most effective ways you can whiten your teeth yourself.
Cut back on harmful habits
When it comes to a whiter smile, the biggest problem is often our own personal habits such as smoking and drinking coffee or red wine. Moderation is the key to preventing… See More

10 Great Ways to Incorporate Exercise into Your Daily Life

You probably already know that exercise is good for your health, but finding the time to work out can be a real challenge. You could join a gym and spend time commuting there each day, but there are other, more practical, ways to get the exercise you need.
With a few simple changes, you can incorporate healthy exercise into your everyday life. You don’t have to change your lifestyle or give up the things you love. A few easy changes can get you moving and make you feel better for years to come.
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Get the Most from Your Skin Cream in 3 Easy Steps

Your quest for soft, smooth skin with fewer wrinkles might lead you to spare no cost when buying skin cream. No matter how religiously you apply even the world’s greatest skin care product, you won’t reap all the benefits unless you do the following three things.
Strip away dead skin cells
If your skin cream fails to work, you may be the problem. Your biggest mistake is probably failing to get your skin ready to absorb the product. Exfoliate twice each week. Not even the best skin cream can… See More

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