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The Pitfalls of Yo-Yo Dieting

How many of you know someone who will go on a diet because they are getting married, planning a tropical vacation where they’ll have to dawn the dreaded swimsuit, or the common “it’s almost summertime” diet? Perhaps you know someone who does this, or maybe this IS you! While it may seem harmless to diet when we feel like losing a few pounds, what we may not know are the negative effects of weight cycling.

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Superfood Black Bean & Quinoa Salad

Have you been always wanting to try out Quinoa, but thought it looked too complicated? This simple recipe from elizabethrider.com can be the perfect meal, side dish, or mid-day snack! Easily make a big batch ahead of time, and eat it throughout the week for a quick, healthy, grab and go option. Need to include more protein for your diet plan? Try throwing in a hard boiled egg or lean meat for an easy boost!

Sleep and Metabolism

Sleep & Our Metabolism

We know that sleep is important, but it seems that the further we get into adulthood, the less sleep we get! Whether it’s stress from work, family demands, an overbooked schedule (or all the above), other things seem to take priority over a good night’s rest. What we may not realize is the affect that our bad sleep habits are having on our metabolism.

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Four Tips To Avoid Being A Seasonal Exerciser

It’s no secret that there are certain times during the year that people tend to rededicate themselves to fitness. With the motivation of “swim suit season” and “new year’s resolutions,” summertime and the start of each new year tend to get crowded at the gym. Here are 4 tips to help you keep control over your fitness year-round.

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Five Tips To Start Eating Healthier Today

When it comes to making positive lifestyle changes, what we eat can be one of the most difficult habits to change-and stick with. A lot of approaches these days involve an overhaul of current habits, and can easily overwhelm you with feeling like you don’t know where to start. Here are 5 of our favorite small choices that can allow you to start feeling the benefits of healthy foods, while still being easily implementable.