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How to Maximize Weight Loss with Sleep

Even in sleep, the body burns 0.42 calories per pound per hour. That means a person weighing 150 pounds burns 63 calories per hour. That equates to 504 calories after 8 hours of sleep. In comparison, jogging for an hour consumes 398 calories for a person of the same weight.

We burn off calories even when we sleep because our body does not stop working—just to keep us alive.

It might seem counter-intuitive because we often associate weight loss weight energy-expending activities—not sleeping. Surprisingly, we don’t just burn calories during sleep. A good sleep can also help us increase the rate of weight loss and stave off the adverse effect of losing weight.

Here are some things you can do to maximize weight loss with sleep:

#1 Eat protein before sleeping

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Beating Arthritis and Keeping Active

When our body is in tip-top shape it’s easy for us to exercise. It’s something we enjoy doing. But when we encounter actual physical barriers in our movements, as in the case of arthritis, exercising to keep fit and lose weight can become much harder.

One of the most common forms of this is arthritis. While it is largely thought of as an elderly person's problem, arthritis can strike much younger. Anyone who has dealt with the condition will know just how hard even the simplest activity becomes.

Below are 10 tips for beating arthritis and making sure you keep active and healthy at all stages of life.

1. Warm up

Completing a thorough pre-routine warm-up prior to your workout will make your exercise session much less painful and much more enjoyable. Warming up improves the flexibility of your muscles and the connective tissues that support your joints—the better they move, the less stiffness you’ll experience. A light five-minute walk or bike ride will get you started on the right foot.

2. Hit the pool

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Bad Posture and the Best Ways to Correct It

 

What defines a healthy lifestyle? Is it solely the food that you eat or the frequent exercise that you do? The truth is, there is more to it than those two. There are no hard or fast rules, but there are lots of different factors to consider.

Keeping up with being healthy entails tons of discipline in all aspects of your everyday routine. With your balanced diet and choice of workout, you have to observe the proper use of your body. I am talking about good posture.

Most of us, if not all of us, are too busy going about our busy day to even think about posture. I never thought about it myself. I would just go on waking up, finishing work and going home without the slightest thought of how I stand; until I started streaming and watching exercise videos from which I learned a lot on the subject of keeping a good posture.

While we almost all neglect keeping good posture, we do not notice how important it is to our well-being. We do not realize how beneficial it is to improve our posture. Most importantly, we forget that good posture can boost our overall confidence and self-esteem too.

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What You Need to Know About Healthy Eating

What do you know about healthy eating? Have you experienced seeking advice from medical experts or people who have succeeded in losing weight?

Preparing a healthy food plan is no longer a difficult task with the advent of the Internet. Healthy recipes are everywhere in blogs, news articles, and the likes.

Furthermore, you may no longer need to hire a nutritionist to fix your diet. Almost all health concerns are now answerable by self-help books and DIY guides.

However, there could be a lot of unsolicited and terrible advice about healthy eating too. The thing is what we usually do is just follow the norm and conform.

Beginners feel the need to do just about any workout routine or diet plan in front of them. Although this could work for some, we still have to understand that following a healthy lifestyle needs careful planning too.

Moreover, we have to set our goals and minds to achieving them fully. This includes the understanding that a healthy body is more attainable only if backed up by regular exercise. Don’t worry; I will not be talking about the need to set up your gym or keep adjustable dumbbells.

Top Fitness Trends for 2017

Alright, it’s the time to forget about why you didn’t make it to the gym (even once) last year. Now that you have prepared your new resolution list for this year let’s get started by ditching those tedious fitness lessons and looking at some of the favourite fitness trends for 2017.

Home Workouts

Workout and Chill for 2017 anyone? Home workouts have gained a lot of popularity since the last couple of years. Gone are the days of traveling miles through traffic jams just to reach to a gym. Home workouts will not only help you save time, but you can also vary your workouts on your will. Browse through different workout DVDs, YouTube fitness channels or even better – live fitness classes and all this at the comfort of your home. Cool, isn’t it?

Apps, Gadgets and Wearable Tech

Like yester years, wearable technology will rule this year too. Because why not? Already a stronghold of gyms and used by fitness enthusiasts all over the globe, fitness applications, and wearable fitness gadgets can help keep track of everything from workout routines, diet schedule, and individual fitness goals. Moreover, with tech giants like Apple and Garmin putting in their best in this field, things are certainly looking good for fitness fraternity across the globe.

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The Ultimate < $200 Diet Plan

If you take a look at the present market, things are not getting better for people who want to stay healthy. The junk food has more than just accessible prices. This makes it easier for us to cheat on our healthy diet. Whenever we are on the go, it seems easier to grab fast food and see not much of a difference in our wallets. However, a healthy diet at a reasonable price is not an impossible mission. You need to plan it ahead and avoid buying food on the go. And you need to play it smart. Today, we’ll see how the ultimate diet plan under $200 really looks like.

1. Bulk is Better

So, to be able to run the whole ultimate diet plan perfectly, you need to plan and go shopping for an entire week of groceries. This approach might seem daunting. You don’t know what you want to eat today, let alone for five days in advance. However, you can think in broad terms. You will need a light breakfast to keep you up and running for a day, a dinner with meat and/or side dish, and healthy snacks to keep the hunger between meals as far away as possible.

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8 Good Habits Can Help Prevent Threatening Diseases

Everyone wants to live a happy and healthy life. This is something we all would like, but in reality, how many of us are healthy and happy? The society that we live in is frenzied, hectic and full of hypocrisies. Work, college and other pursuits form the core of our day to day life that leaves us exhausted and full of stress at the end of the day. This amount of stress can take a very bad toll on us, leading to a wide spectrum of disease.

However, this can change if we start to implement some good habits in our lifestyle. Well, we all are busy but health always comes before wealth. Here we discuss some ways on how good habits can help you prevent disease.

1. Sleep is important (but not during work)

Well we all know what happened to Chandler Bing when he fell asleep during a meeting in the office. To prevent such a tragedy in your life always follow the motto; “early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy and wise”. Yes we all have big projects to prepare, paper work to complete, presentations to prepare, but getting your beauty sleep is just as important as all of the above. Until and unless you are an owl or a possum, don’t stay awake for late nights.

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Four Unhealthy Habits That Are Crushing Your Fitness Goals

Coming across roadblocks when on your way to achieving your goals and objective can prove to be very frustrating. Especially when it comes to achieving your fitness goals. To obtain as well as maintain an ideal physique, one must always be cautious about their every move they make in and outside of the gym for achieving optimum results.

On the road to success, avoidance of any bad habit that may derail you from getting closer to your success is essential. Regardless of how small in nature they may seem to be, the set objectives should not be jeopardized via the bad habits scattered all over the fitness landscape.

Mentioned below are just four out of the numerous ways by which you grow further and further away from obtaining your desired results about your fitness and physique.

1.    Never skip breakfast

Waking up later than expected during the mornings and skipping breakfast as a meal altogether may be seen as a splendid idea however it does a lot more damage than expected. Consumption of a well-balanced and a healthy meal first thing after you wake up is essential for energizing the body internally as well as externally.

Depriving ourselves of the necessarily needed calories during the mornings in the form of breakfast also leads us to be completely drained all day long. Skipping breakfast is also considered as being one of the leading causes of overeating during the rest of the day.

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The Importance of Diet in a Healthy Lifestyle

Many people embark on a get fit campaign, joining the gym or regularly running in the morning of lifting weights. While this is beneficial to overall health and sporting performance, difficulty can arise when people neglect the importance of diet as part of a healthy lifestyle and, while working hard in the gym, neglect their efforts in the kitchen. Many argue that the kitchen is the most important part of a healthy lifestyle with 70% of progress being made there and only 30% in the gym. A good diet will always lead to a healthy lifestyle, but a gym membership will not. We look at just why diet is so important and why so many people neglect their diets in favour of simply hitting the gym and lifting big.

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FUT OR FUE……. Want to know which one to select ?

Recent advancements in hair restoration surgery have made available several viable options for people facing severe hair loss. While today's generation is more conscious about their looks and technologically aware, but excessive informations may sometimes lead to illusions and confuse them about the different hair restoration techniques. This article will surely help the person to clear cut differentiate between the two most common hair restoration techniques – FUT or FUE and helps them to decide which way to go.  

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