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Benefits Of HIIT Yoga Fusion

                                                      (Photo credit: 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

Top 5 Ultimate Holiday Side Dishes

                                                                       (Photo credit: Closet Cooking)                          When it comes to Christmas dinner, the side dishes are just as important as the main course. Why stick to the same boring mashed potatoes and green beans already served at Thanksgiving? Here are my top 5 Christmas (or any fall holiday) side dishes. 1. Ultimate Cornbread Casserole (Courtesy of Five Heart Home ) You won't find a cornbread recipe more savory and decadent than this one! You can choose to buy a cornbread mix from the grocery store or make it from scratch. The jalapenos are also optional depending on how much spice you want in your life.  Ingredients: 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1-2 tablespoons sugar 1 16 ounce bag frozen corn, thawed 1 cup milk 1 cup sour cream 6 tablespoons melted butter salt & pepper to taste 1-2 jalapenos (optional) 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese How To Make It  1.