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10 Ways To Add Protein To Your Smoothies

The word protein was coined by a Dutch chemist and comes from the Greek word protos, meaning “of prime importance. This Chemist discovered that proteins are a major component of all plant and animal tissues, second only to water.They are vital for health and play an integral role in every living cell. Our bodies constantly assemble, break […]

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The Sunshine Vitamin – Vitamin D

Seriously, is there a need to slap on SPF 100, just because you are walking to the morning market and back? If you ask me, I think morning sun is great for the body, and trying to cut out all possibly sunrays reaching the skin is just dumb. Of course I use sunblock (SPF30) during […]

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Doing the Russian Twist

Hello Fitness bunnies! Last week we looked at The Scorpion – exercises that train strength and supplement running. Because you see, when the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners then to say – What? You mean I need to do something else, other than running? Isn’t running the be all and […]

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5 Herbs that promote hair growth

Here are 5 Natural herbs that can add hair to your crowning glory. No chemicals, no drugs. Just good old fashioned natural herbs. 1. Amla Amla, the Indian Gooseberry is high in vitamin C which is necessary for collagen production. Collagen initiates hair growth, and depending on the level of loss, regrowth as well. Moreover, boosting […]

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Doing the Scorpion

Runners need a different strength-training program than your typical gym goer. Instead of pushing weight away from the body with bicep curls, leg extensions, and bench presses, runners should focus on the core, targeting the key muscles that will keep them balanced. Here is my favorite one, the Scorpion. It’s named as such, because your […]

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How to Make Rhubarb Jam

Hello Friday! Rhubarb is super healthy and this could be an even better alternative than having other jams on the table for breakfast in the mornings. Rhubarb contains vital phytonutrients such as dietary fiber, polyphenolic antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. The stalks are rich in several B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, […]

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Protein for the Elderly, and the Healthy too

As the human body ages, everything slows down. You’ve probably stopped to wonder, how do we prevent this slow, progressive, degeneration of function from robbing us off quality years with our families? Unfortunately, as we age, there is an inevitable decline in cognitive and social function. And now a days, due to increasing life expectancies in many […]

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