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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

The Difference Between Stevia and Aspartame

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(Photo cred: Time Magazine) We already know how bad refined sugar and artificial sweeteners are for our health. However, it's hard to stay away from that craving for sweet, especially, on a diet. Low-fat products taste bland without added sweeteners. That's why many dieter's, or those looking to reduce their calories reach for diet soda or treats made with aspartame. According to Xbrain , today, over 6,000 products on the market contain aspartame including health supplements. Now that people are starting to catch on that aspartame is extremely unhealthy and can even cause cancer, a surge in zero-calorie, organic sugar products are making a breakthrough. Aspartame and Cancer Aspartame is made by chemically linking the amino acids phenylalanine and aspartic acid with methanol. This results in a product that is several hundred times sweeter than sugar thus, has negligible calories. Some preliminary studies on rats found that aspartame may increase the risk of blood-rela