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Why Carbs and Proteins May be the Key to Maximizing Your Workout

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For many, how and when we exercise is a direct response to what we eat. How so? It may be that we are working out in order to burn a specific amount of calories, say, from that burger at lunch. Or maybe we’re working out in the morning in order to indulge later on in the day. It’s […]

How to Get the Most Out of Strength Training

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When it comes to exercise, some take a “one size fits all” approach. Whether you’re jogging around town or hitting the gym, many people do each for the same amount of time and with the same type of intensity every. single. time. While this formula might help you in terms of consistency, it may not be the […]

The Health Benefits Associated With Going Barefoot

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When you hear the term “all natural”, it’s hard not to immediately associate it with health –– and for good reason. So going “natural” when it comes to your feet is definitely with benefit. In fact, tossing off our socks and shoes to go barefoot can offer a couple health benefits. From helping our foot […]

How to Keep Your Mind Healthy and Sharp

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When it comes to activity, we’re usually quick to think of the physical kind. Especially in terms of staying healthy, we consider it more based on our bodily condition more than anything else. We’re sometimes too hasty to forget about mental and brain health, even when how we feel with our body can often times […]

Why Exercise Might be a Key to Quitting Smoking

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While any addiction is incredibly tough to break, it is true that smoking is among the hardest. Once a person starts the addiction, holding back from going in for the next cigarette becomes almost impossible to do without some sort of assistance. This is why an entire industry has basically been constructed around products and […]

Why Running Can Lead to Back Pain & Tips to Prevent It

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Running is typically viewed as one of the better forms of training available to those looking to get in shape. It’s well rounded, convenient, cheap, and often times even considered relaxing in comparison to some other exercises. In addition, people often see it as one of the safest and most injury-free activities that a person […]

8 Fun Date Ideas for a Healthy Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is almost here! Do you have plans yet? You might be stocking up on candy, chocolate or planning a fancy dinner out with your loved one. While these are common ways to celebrate on February 14th, it can be very easy to overindulge in the sweet spirit of love. If you want to […]

Are You Damaging Your Muscles Without Knowing It?

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It’s easy to think that if you go to the gym, stay active and eat right, then your muscles are probably in tip top shape, right? After all, they’re putting in effort specifically towards feeling good, so what could ever go wrong? As a matter of fact, plenty — and it may have to do […]

Common Aches & Pains You May Face As You Age

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As we age, everyone experiences aches and pains. Many Americans are living with some sort of chronic long-term pain after an injury or illness and even more experience short-term pains. So, where does this pain come from and how can you manage it? 1. Lower Back Pain It’s the most common complaint of chronic pain. […]

OSI’s Guide to Getting Your Daily Serving of Protein

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If you’ve tried any diet or weight loss plan, you’ve seen how important protein can be. Protein helps you shed some of those unwanted pounds and keeps you fuller longer. But getting your daily fill of this important nutrient is easier said than done. It’s a balance between getting the right amount of protein and […]

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