How to Get the Most from a Walk

Everyone has to start their fitness journey somewhere. There’s a chance that you can jump right into long distance running, but if you’re like most people you’re going to need to work up to it. This means that most people just go for a walk. For some, a good walk is the start and finish to their fitness goals, and that’s fine. Just 3 30 minute walks per week have been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease and relieve chronic stress and tension. Going for a walk is good for you, and it will be no matter where or how you do it. However, if you want to take things to the next level and get a little bit more out of your walk than most, here’s what you can do. Stretch Before You Go If you don’t regularly stretch than flexibility is going to be an issue. If you try

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Knowing Which Fats Are The Bad Kind

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There’s so much information out there about what fats you should and shouldn’t eat that it’s hard to keep all that info overload straight. You’ve been told that all fats are bad and that’s just plain wrong. You’ve been told that shoveling fat-free foods into your mouth is fine and won’t make you gain weight and that’s a flat out lie. Body fat is all bad, right? It’s all cancer-causing stuff that comes from eating too much, right? Not at all. If you’re still confused about what fats are good for you and which aren’t then you’re just like most people who need some guidance. Saturated Fats Saturated fats are bad fats. They’re what happen when you eat a lot of meats, mostly the red kind, and a lot of milk. All that butter you spread on your toast in the morning is loaded with saturated fat. The fried egg

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Getting Your Sleep Schedule Back on Track

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Once you start getting into the habit of staying up late at night and sleeping in during the morning, it can be hard to get back to a healthy sleep schedule. In fact, most of us don’t even get the luxury of sleeping in, and having your sleep cycle cut short by a morning alarm is even worse for your mental and physical health than a late sleep schedule. Trying to get by on coffee, energy drinks and bars, and other stimulating snacks may give you a temporary boost, but the crash that comes afterwards will only make your situation worse. While it can seem like you’ll be stuck dreading your alarm forever, with just a little self-discipline and a good outlook, you can break the habit and start getting your restful nights back. Cut Off Food Early When you stay up late, it’s tempting to head to the kitchen

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