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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

Best Yoga Practices For Fat Burn

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                                  (Photo credit: Times of India) Yoga typically isn't looked at as a form of exercise to lose weight. Yoga is more about de-stressing, encouraging patience, increasing flexibility, meditating, and becoming in-tune with your mind and body. However, that doesn't mean you can't use yoga as a weight-loss tool as well. There are many types of active yoga practices that help burn more calories during and at rest. Active yoga practices implement more difficult poses and movements with an emphasis on cardiovascular fitness and strength.  Those who already practice yoga know that it builds total-body strength. When you build muscle mass, you increase your metabolism. The following yoga practices will elevate your heart rate, increase your strength, and turn up the burn! Vinyasa Vinyasa works the entire body by moving from one pose to the next without resting in between. I personally love vinyasa yoga because no two classes are the same. This particula

What Is A PDO Thread Lift?

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                                        (Photo credit: Cosmopolitan)   Every year as we age we lose collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin by 1.5%. This results in unsightly wrinkles, loose skin, and fine lines. Most men and women really notice this by the time they reach their mid-40's. Being 41 myself, I can attest to noticing the beginning stage of sagginess in my jowls, cheeks, neck, and eyebrows. When the facial skin loses volume it creates a fatigued appearance. No one likes to hear "you look tired" especially, if you aren't. Instead of going under the knife and having an invasive facelift, a PDO thread lift sounds like an attractive option in more ways than one. If you've already had a facelift, a thread lift could be a great way to maintain your results without undergoing a second surgery.  What Is A PDO Thread Lift? The Kardashians, Jenners, and Bella Hadid are just a handful of celebrities that have had PDO thread lifts. The thread lift procedure involve

The Lip Lift Procedure

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                                  (Photo credit: Andrew Frankel ) Lip fillers are one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures in the U.S. The problem with hyaluronic lip injections is they are temporary lasting only about 4-6 months and around $1,200 each time. You also run the high-risk of the duck lip look. Now, there's a procedure called the lip lift that is becoming a more appropriate procedure aesthetically for many patients that's also permanent.  Why A Lip Lift? A lip lift raises the upper lip so you see more of the pink without injecting any dermal fillers. As we age, our upper lip can become elongated, losing its volume and plumpness. A lip lift will shorten the upper lip area making it appear more curvaceous and volumized. Most people opt for a lip lift to shorten the space between their nose and upper lip for a more aesthetic look. Dermal fillers aren't the best solution when it comes to correcting long philtrum distances. They can only do so much to lift th

Desserts On A Diet

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The only diet that has ever worked for me is a low-fat diet. Keto diet lovers can feel free to click out of this post. I did keto for a while because it was easy for me to stick to since I love meat and cheese. However, having a physical 8 months after, I found out I was in the worst health I had ever been but that's a whole other post. These desserts are low in calories and fat without compromising flavor and decadence. I eat one off of this list at least 5 times a week and am still building muscle and losing weight.  1. Iced Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies                                            (Photo credit: Jennifer Causey/Cooking Light) Using whole-wheat flour doesn't mean your desserts will come out bland. Whole grain flour intensifies the flavors of vanilla and butter more than all-purpose flour can. These cookies are only 84 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving.  Ingredients (cookies): 2 cups whole-wheat flour 1/2 tsp. salt 10 tbsp. butter 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 cu

Top 5 Best Gluteus Maximus Workouts

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The gluteus maximus not only gives us our shape, but it is the most powerful muscle in the body. No matter how big or small your rear is, it's probably weak and tight. Add glute-strengthing exercises into your current workout regimen will help build this essential muscle and prevent you from becoming quad dominant. Also, if your goal is to grow your glutes, you can't be afraid of lifting heavy.  You must lift heavier weights if you want to increase mass to your.....  1. Table Tops   I do this exercise a lot when I'm doing my daily morning yoga. It's also an excellent exercise to start your butt workout routine as it activates your glute muscles. I do an article on glute activation HERE and why it's so important for muscle growth and results.  1. Start in a seated position with your legs stretched out in front of you. Place your hands on the floor behind you, fingers facing away from you.  2. Place all your weight on your heels and lift your butt off the floor, hips

Raw Food Diet Recipes

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Vegetables and fruits lose most of their essential vitamins and minerals once they're cooked. Eating a raw diet ensures you're getting a full supply of these nutrients. You don't have to be vegan or a raw food diet enthusiast to prepare these meals. I add any one or all of these 5 great recipes when I want to detox my body after the holidays, heavy meals,  or cheat days.  1. Carrot And Zucchini Pasta With Avocado-Cucumber Sauce The creamy cucumber avocado sauce really makes missing gluten-laden pasta a non-issue. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and Whole30 friendly. You can read my article on the Whole30 diet HERE . Ingredients: 2 large carrots 3 zucchini Micro-greens or sprouts for garnish Avocado Cucumber Sauce: 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced 1 avocado, peeled and pitted 1 lemon, juiced 2-3 garlic cloves salt and pepper to taste How To Make It: 1. Start by spiralizing the carrots and zucchini. If you don't have a spiralizer, here is a video from Just A Taste on how

The Best Fruits For Your Skin

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                                                           (Photo credit: aarp.org) Fruits aren't just great for keeping you healthy on the inside. They contain a lot of powerful antioxidants and nutrients that when consumed regularly, reflect how we look on the outside. Fruits are natural anti-agers that slow the progression of aging inside out. Below are the top 10 best fruits that you should include in your diet that will help you look and feel youthful for years to come.  1. Berries Berries are the best source of antioxidants and encourage cellular renewal for younger-looking skin. They're packed with vitamins A and C that promote healthy skin, organs, and eyes. Blueberries and blackberries contain Anthocyanin which protects your skin from damage and collagen loss. Cranberries can keep your teeth healthy by preventing chipping, erosion, and cracking due to age.  2. Avocado To reap the benefits of an avocado, you should always eat it in its raw form. Avocados are rich in b-v