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MMA Workout: How to Be Fit Like a Fighter

Have you ever been to a MMA fight and said, “MMA fighters look shredded… but how can I possibly train like them and gain that level of stamina, endurance, flexibility and strength?” I have. Luckily, I don’t have to wonder too much because I have invited Nate Moore, an American mixed martial artist to update me on how he trains. And yes you can read his Wikipedia entry here. In ...

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Valentine’s Day Easy Superfood Chocolate Truffles

Are you irritated by the lack of dates this Valentine’s Day? :( It can be annoying, especially when you see advertisements of seemingly happily-ever-after couples devouring their heart-shaped chocolate truffles. “Darn, where’s my lover?” Before you sulk eating your pints of Ben & Jerry in front of the TV by yourself (don’t worry, you have company), you may want to think ...

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8 Remarkably Simple Tips to Stay Healthy and Have Fun Over the Holidays

This happens to the best of us. I'm talking about ... the dreaded holiday weight gain. When you’re traveling and dining with your friends and family, do you have to deal with crappy airplane food, as well as crazy people who shove plates and plates of processed junk on your plate? The answer seems to be “probably.” And if your family and friends loves to feast, the answer seems to be ...

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How to Gain Muscle and Strength on Plants (Interview with Jack Norris, RD – Part 1)

"How much protein I need to bulk up?" "Do I need to take supplements?" "Can plants provide the necessary nutrients I need as an athlete to endure hours and hours of gruelling workout?" "What about iron...?" "Aren't vegans usually frail and skinny, and are especially susceptible to performance-limiting nutrient deficiencies?" (I’m not just talking about athletic performance ;) ) If ...

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Can You Reduce Muscle Soreness and Gain Muscle Without Supplements? Interview with Dr. Michael Greger (Part 2)

“Oooouch!” Here we go again: the dreaded post-workout soreness (a.k.a. delayed onset muscle soreness, also known as DOMS.) Yes, your butt (i.e. your gluteus maximus muscle) is so sore and hurts like you've just been run over by a truck … just as you were about to sit on the toilet bowl. Even Maximus from Gladiator understands your pain. So you thank your personal trainer and fitness ...

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6 Sunscreen Myths You Need to Ditch To Prevent Photoaging

Clear skin. Or better yet: get glowing, bronzy and tanned skin. Ask any celebrities why they look so great, having a solid skin care regime that works will be at the top of the list – even if he or she won’t admit it ;) But few people get amazing skin naturally after their 40s (Botox  and plastic surgery don't count). Besides the alcohol, lack of sleep, poor diet, there’s another huge ...

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Top 10 Healthy Travel Tips & Essentials to Stay Fit on the Go

As summer approaches, many of you may be traveling, be it for work or vacation. While you may have cultivated your top health habits, it can still be challenging to stay healthy while traveling. And did I mention that you might also get constipated? While the last thing you want is to see that hard-earned six-pack turn into a one-pack, you may still be constipated, dehydrated, stressed out, ...

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Why intensive gym time in the New Year won’t get you a six pack

    by Nicole Lana Lee Holiday Weight Gain: The Christmas Sin You May Be Committing With Christmas around the corner, you’re likely to be reaching for the next delicious bite. “I’m going to eat as much as I want over the holidays, and work out twice as hard to lose weight after. And…this pie is just a bite-size appetizer. How fattening can it be?” After all, you may think ...

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