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5 Proven Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar


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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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 a 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),

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The Amazing Benefits of Ashwagandha

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Ashwagandha is an Indian herb that commonly used in a method of medicine known as Ayurveda to promote strength.  Ashwagandha is becoming increasingly more popular in the U.S. as a health supplement.  Ashwagandha is classified as an adaptogen meaning that it is able to combat physical and chemical stress.  In fact, this herb has been used to combat stress for over 3 millenniums.   The Ashwagandha plant is native to India and North Africa.  Extracts and powders can be formed from the root of the plant so it can be taken to for various health reasons. There are many reported benefits

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Best Low Carb Snacks on the Go

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Low carb dieting is all the rage.  From the weight loss to the optimization of general health to even the management of some diseases, this lifestyle continues to gain popularity.  When it comes to adhering to a low carb diet, it is essential for an individual to find hacks that allow them to stay on track with their diet.  One of the most common times when someone is prone to slipping up on a low carb diet is when they are on the run or when they are in need of a snack.  To combat this, preparation is key.  To


The Best Ellipticals for 2018: Your Ultimate Elliptical Buyer’s Guide

Hi everyone and welcome to our Best Ellipticals for 2018 buyer’s guide! As always, we’re super pumped you landed here and we’re going to make your visit as worth-while as possible. We’re going to cover a lot of ground in this article which we want to thank you in advance for enduring. We understand there will be a lot of information to consume but we promise to deliver you the best information regarding ellipticals in 2018 in the most easy to understand fashion possible. You’re going to learn about the different price ranges, what you can expect from each price-range, our

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Three Great Exercises to Help Prevent Potential Shoulder Impingement Injuries

Shoulder impingement injuries are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Shoulder impingement happens when the bones of the shoulder press and rub against the tendons and ligaments of the shoulder over a period of time, causing inflammation and ultimately pain. It’s caused by poor posture from any sort of repeated overhead activity, such as swimming, lifting, tennis, and other sports involving repetitive overhead motion. The answer to preventing potential shoulder impingement injuries is proper posture during exercise. Paying careful attention to each move you make during exercise is a habit you should develop. Above all, strengthening the

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Tricep Pushdowns: Utilizing Cable Pressdowns To Build Bigger Arms

The triceps are a major muscle group of the human body. It’s what enables you to extend and contract the forearm. When you extend and straighten your arm, the triceps engage. The tricep pressdown is an exercise that can help you strengthen the back of your arms, making the triceps pressdown one of the most effective triceps exercises when it’s properly executed in a solid exercise routine. Tricep Basics – What are the Triceps? When you straighten your elbow and extend your forearm, you are contracting the group of muscles known as the triceps. When you flex your biceps

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Five Great Ways to Increase Testosterone Naturally Without Supplements

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Testosterone is a male hormone. It’s a steroid found in humans and other mammals, and it is critical to your health and well-being. Without it, you’ll become a dumpy, unmotivated pile of fat with no sex drive, and you’ll have greatly increased risk for heart disease, type II diabetes, stroke, and dementia. However, it’s easy to reverse testosterone loss – and you don’t even have to use supplements to do it. Here are five ways to increase your testosterone naturally. 1. Lose weight: Being overweight is a silent killer for a variety of reasons. If you’re overweight, you’re more than

Standing Military Press Exercise

How to Do the Standing Military Press:  A Guide to the Overhead Press

The standing military press is a classic full-body exercise designed to engage both the upper and lower body. The arms and shoulders press the weight above your head as the legs, lower back, and abs support you and keep the skeletal system in proper alignment. Alignment is the magic word: Keeping your full body in alignment is the way to get maximum results while avoiding injury. Here’s a detailed walk through of how to do the standing military press. Preparation and Setup for the Exercise: In most instruction for standing military press, the preparation phase often gets short shrift. You

Benefits of Squats for Men and Women

What Do Squats Do? 15 Surprising Benefits of Squats for Both Men and Women

Outside of deadlifts, squats are one of the most neglected types of exercises in my workouts. While many people recommend doing squats using weights, it isn’t necessary, and in fact for full functional strength doing body weight squats maybe even better.  If you decide to add squats to your workouts, you should always make sure you do them properly.  Here are 15 benefits of squats for men and women. Squats Develop Functional Strength: Athlete or not, it’s imperative to have a strong and flexible pair of legs under you to successfully accomplish the days chores. Think of everything you