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Benefits Of HIIT Yoga Fusion

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                                                      (Photo credit: Health.com) If you know anything about HIIT or high-intensity interval training, you know that you only need to do 20 minutes a day to see results. Unfortunately, most HIIT workouts include sprints or burpees which can be uncomfortably hard and demotivating to want to get started. Typically people who don't do yoga might think it's only restorative and not a form of "real" exercise. However, that simply isn't true. Yoga provides several payoffs including upper and lower body strength, and toning of the butt and thigh muscles.  Physical aspects aside, yoga can also reduce migraine headaches, lower back pain, less sleepless nights, and better sex. HIIT yoga prevents joint damage and pain associated with regular HIIT workouts. Most HIIT yoga fusion workouts implement plyometric exercises such as jump lunges with your sun salutations to blast calories. Be expected to do the work if you want to burn f

Health Benefits of Lemons and Limes

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(WebMD) We all know the importance of hydration and the need to drink water on a daily basis. The first thing I drink when I wake up before my morning coffee is a tall glass of lemon water. I'll admit, I do love my diet soda around lunchtime, but I make sure to drink a glass of water first. Water dissolves vitamins and minerals making them easily accessible to the body after you eat. It's also a crucial part of healthy liver and kidney function. Adding lemon and lime to your glass of water only intensifies the health benefits. Here are the top reasons why I always keep both lemons and limes on hand in my kitchen. 1. Citrus Has Anti-Aging Properties Citrus fruits are jam-packed with ascorbic acid (or vitamin C) that our bodies can't create. This promotes the production of collagen that's responsible for keeping our skin soft and supple. As I mentioned in my article about collagen and aging HERE , we lose 1.5% of our collagen every year after the age of 20. This ca

Sirtfood Diet Recipes and Meal Ideas

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The sirtfood   diet is becoming the latest craze and is a favorite among European celebrities such as Pippa Middleton and Adele. The diet claims you can lose 7 pounds in 7 days so the question remains, is the sirtfood diet healthy? The sirtfood diet suggests that adding healthy "sirtfoods" into your diet will induce the rate of might loss as if you were fasting or exercising. Polyphenols found in certain foods such as red wine, dark chocolate, and kale trigger sirtuin pathways in our bodies that affect aging, metabolism, and mood. Sirtfood diet experts say that when following this diet you will kick start weight loss without losing muscle and sacrificing your health. Loyal followers claim that the sirtfood diet isn't just a fad, it's effective for sustained weight loss.  How the Sirtfood Diet Works The sirtfood diet is comprised of two phases.  Phase One of the Sirtfood Diet This phase lasts for 7 days. Your total caloric intake is 1,000 calories for the first 3 days

Grocery Shopping on a Plant-Based Diet

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S Starting a plant-based diet is one of the smartest choices you can make. It's the latest trend that's here to stay thanks to its proven results. We all get excited when we start something new especially when it comes to our health and wellness. A new diet can get overwhelming when it's time to hit the grocery store. The key is to start simple and not be afraid to make mistakes here and there. Think of this new beginning as a time for trial and error and to see what foods and flavors work for you and what doesn't. The hardest part of starting a plant-based diet is staying away from processed foods especially snacks. On a plant-based diet you're asked to avoid processed foods. For those that can do it great! I however, cannot no matter how hard I try. I keep only one or two processed snacks for myself that are quasi-healthy. I make sure to read the ingredients carefully and look for non-GMO, organic, and vegan. Typically, I snack on lentil and bean chips which isn

Best Low-Calorie Starbucks Drinks

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(credit: Eater.com/Getty Images) Since I started cutting alcohol out of my diet, coffee has become my best friend. I used to NEVER go to Starbucks unless I had a serious hangover and needed a Venti green tea. Now I'm finding myself drinking three cups in the morning and my final cup before 5 p.m. Studies show that 4 cups of coffee may be good for your liver and prevent cancer. So the question is, can you drink Starbucks coffee on a diet? Yes, you can! Here are the top Starbucks drinks that are under 200 calories and low in fat starting with my favorite. 1. Skinny Vanilla Latte Whether you order it hot or cold, this is an excellent choice especially, if you're looking for an after dinner drink. It's made with sugar free syrup and nonfat milk. A 16-ounce size has only 120 calories and 0 grams fat. It's my favorite because it's so satisfying and feels like I'm having dessert. 2. Teavana Shaken Ice Passion Tango Tea With any of Starbuck's specialty

The Benefits of Bone Broth Collagen For Anti-Aging

If you're obsessed with anti-aging like me, you've likely heard of the powerful healing benefits of bone broth and collagen. Collagen is a protein that builds bones, skin and collective tissue. Collagen keeps us youthful, and after 20 years of age, we lose 1.5% of it each year. This leads to wrinkles, brittle bones, a decline in health, and thinning hair. Supplements and powders made with bone broth and collagen help promote more collagen in the body to slow the aging process. I take bone broth with collagen protein powder every day and have never felt better. Prior I felt like I was pulling out handfuls of hair in the shower and sticking it to the tile so it wouldn't clog the drain. My nails were brittle and had white spots on them. I've always had dry skin, but I noticed a difference within two weeks especially in my face. Many people including celebrities such as Brandi Glanville, Halle Berry, Kobe Bryant, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Elle MacPherson swear by it. Some make t

Khloe Kardashian's Exact Diet and Workout

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Khloe Kardashian has had her ups and downs when it comes to her weight. However, once she started her show Revenge Body and you see how she looks now, it seems she's mastered the art of diet and fitness. Over recent years, Khloe has completely transformed herself and feels that it's more important to be fit and healthy than focus on being skinny. According to her nutritionist Philip Goglia, here is what Khloe eats daily to stay in such great shape. The Diet We all know the Kardashian's lead busy lifestyle's, and Goglia took immediate notice that it was causing them to put their career over their health. He helped Khloe make a complete lifestyle change and put her nutrition first. She now eats seven small meals per day to keep her metabolism in check. Each meal contains a combo of fruits, vegetables, protein, and healthy fats. Breakfast Khloe usually begins her mornings with a whey protein shake that contains fruit and almond butter such as this one . A few ti

How to do Microdermabrasion at Home

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Microdermabrasion is a necessity if you want your skin to look fresh, glowing, and youthful. The microdermabrasion process uses exfoliation to eliminate the top layer of the epidermis (or dead skin cells). It improves the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and can trigger the skin-restructuring process, and reduce the appearance of pigmentation and acne scars. Most people need multiple treatments to see fabulous results which can run anywhere from $75-$150 a pop. The procedure is typically done in spas and dermatologist offices but is now an option you can do at home. An esthetician or dermatologist will use a small device that sprays tiny crystals of aluminum oxide throughout the face and then sucks out dead outer layer. If the cost of in-office microdermabrasion treatments aren't within your budget, you can do it at home with or without the fancy machines. For a simple at-home microdermabrasion treatment all you need is a high-quality exfoliating scrub that contains small c

Diet For Glowing Skin

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I'm currently on a serious diet kick after this recent 4th of July weekend. It feels like I've been drinking every day since and I'm feeling the physical pains. I don't do the liver cleanses that you find all over the internet. I like to eat, and there are ways you can do that while detoxing your liver. The methods I follow below give me instant glowing skin within days. The worst feeling when you've been drinking excessively for awhile is to look in the mirror and see that puffy, red alcoholic looking face. When I follow this way of life, I notice my skin looks healthy again even tanner and my eyes are brighter. I look less bloated and the pains I was feeling in my stomach have subsided. Look, I'm not saying I'm going to quit drinking forever even though I probably should. My goal is to try to go at least 6 months so we shall see. Everyone has their own way of healing after a long binge, but if you're looking for something other than drinking honey

JLo's Diet and Fitness Routine for Hustler's Movie

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(Instagram) Jennifer Lopez just turned 50 years old today July 24th, and she's never looked better. The woman who ages backwards stuck to a serious and disciplined workout and diet regimen to prepare for her upcoming role in the movie Hustlers. I can't remember the last time JLo didn't have six pack abs, but in this film they're noticeably more svelte. Her personal trainer Dodd Romero shared with OprahMag.com her exact diet and workout routine. Lopez typically works out five times per week depending on her schedule, and works one body part per day. The JLo Abs Workout (she does not rest in between sets) Set 1: 50 incline sit-ups holding a 45lb plate 50 hanging ab raises 50 rope crunches Set 2: She repeats the exercises in set 1 and lowers her sets to 35 reps. Set 3: Repeats set 1 lowering her sets to 21 reps. JLo's Lower Body Workout Her lower body workouts are constantly changing. However, Dodd shared with Oprahmag.com that her leg day wou