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Interesting Facts about Micronutrient Deficiency

Perhaps the biggest paradox in human history—a fairly recent research has concluded that the number of overweight people in the world is approximately the same as the number of underweight people. Obesity has been declared a raging epidemic in most developed countries, especially USA. And the definition of malnutrition has changed.

Today, the malnourished also belong to the overweight/obese category.

Surprised as to how an overweight person could possibly be malnourished?

Economic inequality has made sure the poor still don’t have access to basic nutrients like carbohydrates, fats, and proteins; and the obese lack significant nutrients in their diet, despite having access to surplus amounts of inexpensive, processed food.

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6 Ways To Wake Up Early Without Feeling Tired

Nothing is more annoying than waking up early in the morning feeling tired. It is very common to wake feeling like you have just finished a 40-kilometer marathon and this is regardless of the fact that you have been lying on your comfortable bed for several hours. If you wake up feeling tired, you will not have a productive day. And this is because how you feel in the morning is what determines the type of day you will have. However, there is hope because if you do the following six things you will wake up early without feeling tired.

#1 Create a Consistent Schedule

Most people think that just having eight hours of sleep every day is enough. Although this is right to some extent, research proves that a routine sleep schedule is more important that the number of hours you sleep. It is possible to sleep for eight hours and still wake up feeling groggy and tired. And so the most important thing is to create a sleep schedule and ensure that you follow it by going bed at the same time every day. Even if you only sleep for seven hours but you follow a program you will not wake up feeling tired.

#2 Avoid Drinking Caffeine and Alcohol at Night

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Are Compression Socks Worth the Hype?

I’m sure you’ve heard of compression socks. Maybe you think they’re only for runners, the elderly, or those with medical conditions. But that’s not true. Compression socks can provide benefits to anyone who wears them-as long as they are worn correctly.

Compression socks are available over the counter for the minimal levels of pressure. For those who require more pressure, prescription strength compression socks are available, but they need to be fitted to the wearer by a professional. According to vein specialist, Dr. Kenneth Harper, benefits of compression socks include:

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10 myths about weight loss

When it comes to weight loss almost everyone you know can jump in with advice even before you ask. Most people have ‘heard’ a lot about one remedy or the other and would love to pass on the ‘knowledge’ to anyone who needs it irrespective of their actual weight gain problems.

To add to it, you have many half-baked blogs out there who are dishing out advice based on popular belief. The sad part is that a lot of these assumptions have never been tested and have no scientific backing. When you come across such advice, test if it works for you – or simply discard it. Here are 10 myth busters on weight loss

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How a Macrobiotic Meal Plan helps you to be Healthier and Slim Down

Macrobiotic meal or macrobiotic diet is a nutritional ideology which focuses on the food that is to be eaten based on a person’s health, the climate of the area he belongs to, age, gender, and different considerations. The diet is based on different variables. All it contains is organic food. The word macrobiotic has initiated from the words ‘macro’ which means big and ‘bios’ means life. Therefore, Macrobiotics means the key to a long lasting life. Macrobiotic meal plan simply means you can never have MARGARITA AND CHEESE!

The Macrobiotic food plan includes the following meal in their plan:

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How Olympic Rivalry Can Motivate You to Better Fitness

The Olympics are an epic display of rivalry where years of competition between athletes culminate to a single moment of winner takes all. We’ve seen some great rivalries in Rio, Michael Phelps and Chad Le Clos in the 200 metre butterfly, and the British and Australian men’s cycling team pursuits, but can this kind of competition help motivate the ‘Average Joe'? The biological and psychological responses that occur from rivalry are not unique to the herculean contests seen in the Olympics, it’s part of human nature. And we can use this to help motivate our every day efforts of becoming slimmer, fitter or stronger. Here’s how. 

 

What is rivalry?

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6 Ways to Stay Motivated and Stick with Your Exercise Goals Regularly

Beginning or getting back to an exercise routine generally involves something more just scheduling your workouts or joining a gym. In fact it’s entirely possible to join a gym and never turn up, even as these monthly payments are shown up in the bank statements. A regular exercise regimen makes you stronger and helps you feel really great. An exercise routine that works for you generally turns out many benefits beyond becoming toned and lean, but always keeping up with it does not seem to be easy always. Given below are the five different ways you can stick to a healthy ritual.

Going and doing a simple warm up: It happens to the best of us. We get into a routine and get excited that will help us in bring a change. However after a certain period of time practice begins to get tough. When it’s getting hard to begin with the entire process gets things clear. Keep telling yourself you will just do a warm up when you go to the gym. Getting yourself on the hard track can turn out to be the hardest thing for a few days.

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How You Can Adopt Better Eating Habits

Everyone wants to eat better. Even those who already eat balanced diets search for new and innovative ways to improve upon their already-spotless routines. For the millions upon millions of people around the world who struggle with eating right, however, life can be difficult. While it might seem difficult to completely change the way that you eat, it is important to rethink how you are looking at eliminating bad habits. Instead of trying to reshape the entire way that you approach your meals, it can be much more useful to try to make small adjustments at first. Here are a few ways that you are able to make positive impacts on the way that you eat.

Keep Your Heart Happy

A great way to begin with your improved diet is by focusing on one of the more important areas of your body. Every year, millions of people die from complications related to heart disease. Paying attention to how your food consumption impacts your cardiovascular system is an important way to go around and determine a new set of simple eating habits. Having high levels of cholesterol, for example, is one of the factors that lead to heart disease. When you are looking to improve your health, it is a great idea to start working on cutting back on the cholesterol that you consume.

Unfortunately, you might find this difficult, especially when you are a big fan of a specific food item that is rich in cholesterol.

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7 Reasons Why a Retreat Will Benefit Your Life

Finding yourself overwhelmed by the daily worries and stress of today’s fast-paced modern world is easy. Our ‘to-do lists’ seem never-ending and burden us with seemingly unachievable tasks that our mobile devices serve to continuously feed. In a day where we can be reached around the clock it can at times feel as though there is nowhere to hide.

Just trying to keep on top of everything can be exhausting and it can feel as though there are just not enough hours in the day! We are rarely gifted opportunity to take a deep breath and relax before one day ends and another, much the same, begins.

Our bodies and minds, worn down by the daily urban grind, are deprived of enough time to rest and recover. The constant rush makes it easy to pick up bad eating habits and more difficult to make time for exercise.

A health retreat can be a perfect solution to recuperate, revitalise and learn how to establish or re-establish good habits to boost your overall health and wellness.

Offered at some most beautiful locations on the planet, a temporary retreat can yield permanent benefits that you will take home.

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How to Get in the Best Shape of Your Life for Your Wedding Day

As you begin your wedding countdown, your wedding checklist probably includes looking good on your wedding day. Knowing that you'll be in a starring role on the big day can help bring focus to your workout plans to emphasize losing weight for your wedding and looking your best. As you plan your wedding workouts, here are some tips to make your bridal fitness plan a success.

By Joli Guenther for Johnson Fitness

Your Six Months (or more) Plan for Bridal Fitness:

It's not too soon to get started on your wedding workouts. As your wedding becomes a reality, the pressure to have everything, including yourself, as perfect as possible can be stressful and even increase your tendency to procrastinate getting started on your wedding workouts. Beginning a six month workout plan gives you plenty of time to build a strong base and make gradual changes so that you don't have to lose weight for your wedding right before the big day. Also, keep the day in perspective. While looking good for your wedding will make you feel even better about the wedding photos and your time in the spotlight, remember that your husband to be and the family and friends around you are there to celebrate the beginning of something much bigger than that day.

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