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Wellness,

How to Increase Your Testosterone Over 40

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As age creeps up to the 40 mark, our bodies change, including our levels of hormones like testosterone. In fact, the average male over age 40 has a 1-2% decrease in testosterone levels.  That’s life.  What isn’t life, is thinking that there’s nothing you can do about it.  Testosterone is a hormone, and a pretty important one, as are all hormones.  When testosterone levels are low, men can experience decreased sex drive, decreased bone density, muscle loss, increased body fat, hair loss, fatigue, and depression. A low level of testosterone is considered anything below 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL), as

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Inflammation, Wellness,

Hot Saunas Equal Enhanced Performance and an Overall Enhanced You

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Some like it hot, some like it not.  Whether you are a lover of saunas, or absolutely can’t stand the heat, you should know that saunas are extremely beneficial.  With the use of a sauna you can enhance your athletic performance, improve your health, and boost your overall wellbeing. Saunas are a way to hyperthermically condition your body.  You may have heard that before, but may be wondering what exactly does that mean.  To hyperthermically condition your body means you are basically making your body stronger through heat stress, and yes saunas are great for inducing heat stress. Hyperthermic conditioning or heat stress can

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Brain, Wellness,

This is What 10 Minutes of Meditation Can Do for You

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Meditation? Not your forte?  Not even just 10 simple minutes of meditation? Is improving quality of life and not dying early your forte?  I thought it might be, so let’s chat about meditation. All I am asking for is 10 minutes here. Speaking of minutes, there are approximately 1,440 minutes in a day, 10,080 in a week, over 40,000 in a month, and 525,600 in a year.  Now that’s a lot of time!  Or at least it sounds that way. However, our reality (since perception is reality) seems that from the moment we wake up, to the time we lay

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Nutrition, Wellness,

5 Proven Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Vinegar is French for sour wine.  Pretty aptly named don’t you think?  Apple cider vinegar, which I guess could be considered sour apple wine, is one of those things I put in the MacGyver category of products.  Along with baking soda and coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, like MacGyver, does so much with so little.  So next time you have to keep a train from derailing, diffuse a bomb, or perhaps become stranded in France, be sure to have these three little miracle products on hand. So what is this stuff? Apple cider vinegar is a simple concoction of crushed apples

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Exercise, Wellness,

How To Lose Weight Fast and Simple

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Contrary to common belief, there are actually many ways to lose weight fast.  However, that does not mean that there are many easy or healthy ways to lose weight fast.  What’s more is some strategies that target rapid weight loss leave an individual prone to rapid weight regain following completion of the intervention.  It is important to note that if you take the time to dive into the research a bit then you may find that there are some effective strategies for dropping weight quickly, easily, safely, and allow yourself the ability to maintain that weight loss. Don’t Keep It

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Skin Care, Wellness,

How Organic Skin Care Can Make You More Healthy and Beautiful

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The need for organic skin care is essential to properly take care of your body without exposing yourself to unnecessary and harmful toxins. However, many of us don’t even know we are being poisoned or what organic skin care actually entails. Audrey Hepburn once said “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” These beauty tips should be taken to heart, as beauty is not the things we cover ourselves with, but with the light that shines outwardly from

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Brain, Wellness,

5 Simple Tips and Tricks to Beat Depression

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Depression is felt in many ways. There is the feeling of hopelessness, the aches of physically not feeling well, and the lack of motivation to even get dressed some days. While depression can be serious and truly debilitating, taking antidepressants is not the answer. There are natural ways to treat your depression that can be more effective than pharmaceuticals, without the side effects. Be Physically Active: While you may feel more like staying in your PJ’s and hiding under the covers, this isn’t going to get you anywhere, figuratively or literally. Getting up and moving, especially when you don’t feel

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Wellness,

The Amazing Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

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Fasting is becoming a popular dietary protocol despite it having nothing to do with eating food at all. Contrary to common believe, fasting is no novel approach. In fact, fasting has been around as long as man has and there have even been references to this practice in the bible. Ben Franklin was even quoted saying, “the best of all medicine is resting and fasting.” This is because the art of fasting can not only be healthy but also therapeutic. Let’s start from the beginning. What is Fasting? Fasting is the avoidance of food and in some cases liquid for

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Exercise, Wellness,

20 Ways to Stay Fit With Minimal Effort

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Getting fit is not an easy task. It can take weeks or even months of hard training and paying attention to what you eat. Staying fit can be even harder. It is very common to see people meet their fitness goals and then quickly fall off their new healthy lifestyle leading to them reversing all of that progress that they worked so hard for. While staying fit can be hard, there are little things we can do to make the process easier. Try some of these tips for maintaining your fitness level with little effort! 1. Fasting Fasting is the

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Nutrition, Wellness,

7 Bad Habits You Should Break to Burn Fat

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Burning off everything you eat and staying lean was easy when you were a kid but as you age, this can become a bit more difficult! When it comes to burning off excess body fat, the same can be said. However, we make many choices throughout our day that affect our ability to be efficient fat burners. Try breaking these 7 habits today to improve your fat burning! 1. Carbs For Breakfast That side of toast you like to consume with your breakfast may be hindering your ability to burn more fat. Research is starting to demonstrate that consuming carbohydrates