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Don't Skip the Workout

We are always waiting for Monday, next week, or next month when it comes to exercise. We pump ourselves up to go to the gym only to be exhausted from a long work day and finding it hard to leave once you make it home. However, we have a solution! Keep a gym bag in your car or desk! We’ve tried this hack ourselves and it makes it easier for you to go to the gym because you have everything with y...

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Platefuls

America is known—quite infamously, in fact—for its large portion sizes. So much so that some countries, such as Japan, are fascinated by how huge the “American Size” is. Sadly, that term isn’t just used for how big our food is. It’s used for people, too. So, instead of serving yourself dinner on a regular dinner plate, opt for using an appetizer plate instead. Studies show eating on a smaller...

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Deskercise!

Busy schedule and just don’t have time for the gym? Deskercise! Sitting at your desk for 8 plus hours a day isn’t healthy. Daily activity doesn’t only help us get in shape, it also helps our mood! Daily exercise has been proven to give you more energy. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissue and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently!  A healthy heart and lungs alw...

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Plant Power

Take a shot for me—of liquid chlorophyll that is! If you are feeling sluggish and need a pick-me-up chlorophyll has been known to do the trick! Chlorophyll is known for its starring role in plant photosynthesis, but also benefits humans in a multitude of ways. A tablespoon of the dark green liquid can help with body odor, increase energy, protect you from cancer, and can help those suffering wi...

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Veggie Pre-Game

When it comes to eating out everyone wants to go, but no one wants the guilt that comes with ordering a burger and finishing it within 5 minutes. Instead of eating a full meal out, try eating 2 cups of veggies before you head to your favorite restaurant. By eating the veggies before you go, you are ensuring your body is getting the necessary vitamins and nutrients needed and filling your stomac...

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Ginger for Your Workouts

Long day at the gym pushing yourself to new personal records? Grab some ginger! Ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds and oils called gingerols that researchers have proven contain painkilling and sedative effects in mammals! Try adding some to your meals, juices, smoothies or teas and see the difference in your body the next day! Ginger can help your muscles recover faster than ever befo...

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Hair Styling Workout

Ever noticed how toned your stylist’s arms are when they are straightening your hair? Here is a hack every woman can try! Before you start blow-drying your hair, add wrist weights to your arms. It takes about 20 minutes to blow dry your hair depending on your hair’s length and thickness. Adding weights while blow drying your hair helps tone your arms by challenging your muscles while you dry.

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Keep Food Out of the "Danger Zone"

You just cooked dinner and set the food out for everyone to dig in. You sit down to eat, and after the family wants to turn on a movie. But first, should you put the food away? The movie is only a couple of hours long. The food should be good for that long, right?   Nope.   According to the FDA, food should never be left out of refrigeration for over two hours! When storing your leftovers, ...

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Is It Done?

Never know when your steak is done? Try out this helpful hack! Try the “Face Test”: First, completely relax your face. Stay expressionless, no smiling or frowning!  If you like your steak rare, compare its firmness to the fleshy part of your cheek. If your steak it rare, it will feel very similar! Remember, a rare steak has a cool, bright red center. For a medium-rare steak, compare its fi...

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Color Coded Cutting Boards

When you’re cooking, do you make sure to cut your different foods on different cutting boards? Why would you? It’s all going to the same place, right? While, yes, it is going to the same place… cutting different food on the same cutting board can lead to cross-contamination and food poisoning! To avoid doing this, consider color coding your cutting boards! For example, consider using these col...

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