Less Pain, More Gain: 5 Foods for Reducing Muscle Pain

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Looking to take the edge off stubborn muscle pain? Delayed-onset muscle soreness still hanging around by the time you're ready to head back into the gym? Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory medications can help, but overuse can tear up your stomach--and won't give you nearly as many benefits as getting anti-inflammatory and quick recovery benefits from the food you eat. So the next time you're ready to head into the gym and wear yourself out, make sure you're fueled up with these five muscle-pain fighting foods: (more…)

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4 Reasons You Might Need Nutritional Counseling

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While looking at old family pictures, you realize something troubling. You’ve been trying unsuccessfully to lose weight for a long time. While you attempt to eat healthy and exercise regularly, you always seem to fall short of your intended mark. Because you understand you must be doing something wrong, you’re thinking about enlisting professional help. If you can relate to this common scenario, consider the following four reasons you might benefit from nutritional counseling. (more…)

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Fresh Vs. Processed Foods

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People who are interested in regaining their health through exercise and positive lifestyle changes must take a good look at the foods they eat. Diets full of processed and manufactured foods often lack any nutritive value and only serve to slow down the body's metabolic processes. For an athlete, that can spell disaster. Those who want to make positive changes must first begin to include fresh, wholesome foods that offer the nutrients the body needs. (more…)

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How To Kick Your Sugar Habit

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Candy, chocolate, cereal, pancakes…these sweet, sugary treats tempt most of us! It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love sugar. Unfortunately, sugar is one of the most addicting substances out there, stimulating receptors in the brain similar to heroin and morphine! While a little bit of sugar in your diet is okay, consuming too much can lead to a host of problems, such as obesity, diabetes and depression. (more…)

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Clean Eating: 5 Traps to Avoid

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It seems that just about everyone is jumping on the clean eating bandwagon lately – and with good cause. It is super healthy and a great way to lose weight. However, not all clean eating plans are created equal. Some seem to fudge the rules a little and stray from the core of this wonderful, pure, way of life. If you really want to eat clean, avoid these common clean eating traps. (more…)

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Proper Supplement Use

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Supplements are formulated to provide additional nutrients the body needs either for daily use or when extra nutrition is needed for workouts, strenuous periods of activity or during an illness. An understanding of proper supplement use will ensure you gain the maximum benefit possible. Supplements come in different forms, potencies and dosages so they can accommodate almost anyone's individual needs. There are also different types of supplements. From general health to intense physical exercise, there are supplements to help ensure that adequate nutrients are received at all times. (more…)

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