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Do Fad Diets Work? Part: 1

Does the Atkins diet work long term?

In Losing Weight, best healthy diet plan for weight loss, nutrition

The Importance of Protecting Your Skin From the Sun

In our previous post we discussed the importance of wearing sunscreen, and now we are going to dissect the many risk factors associated with skin cancer. The first thing that you'll want to know is that UV rays make their way to your skin by way of sunlight, tanning beds, and sunlamps, ultimately causing damage to the DNA of your skin cells. Believe it or not, UV rays only make up a very small portion of the sun’s rays, however; they are the main cause of sun damage to your skin. When you expose yourself to these harmful rays often and are a victim of frequent sunburns, you instantly put yourself at risk for skin damage that can result in cancer.

In Health Tips, skin care

Sunblock: What the different SPF coverages really mean

We are officially in the midst of the summer months and for a lot of us, the majority of our days are spent out in the sun. While it’s nice to get a daily dose of vitamin D and feel the warmth of the sunlight hit our face when we step outdoors, it’s crucial that we make lathering up in sunblock a part of our daily routine. For some of us, a trip to the drug store to pick out sunblock can be somewhat of a challenging task, simply because there are so many options lining the shelves this time of year. On a mission to educate you on the many sunscreens on the market, we’ve decided to arm you with a few tips that will help guide you to the right brand and the right coverage.

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Ways to beat the heat this summer and the importance of staying hydrated

By the time summer rolls around, most of us are ready to hit the outdoors, and by June we likely have our calendars booked with picnics, water parks, and beach fun, all the way up until Labor Day. While it’s great to get outdoors and breathe in the fresh air and absorb the vitamin D, it’s also incredibly important to understand the importance of staying hydrated and knowing when enough sun is enough. Unfortunately, too much time in the sun can be downright dangerous. Here are some tips for beating the summer heat and maintaining your hydration levels…

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WLP Fluffy Protein Recipes

The beauty of our natural protein shakes is that they can be used to enhance almost any recipe. Available in both chocolate and vanilla flavors, the shakes contain bone broth protein, which supports collagen formation, allowing for accelerated skin repair and renewal while supporting healthy joints, tendons and ligaments. The best part about these delicious protein powders is that you can enjoy a variety of different treats, without the guilt. With 21 grams of protein and only 3 grams of carbs, the shakes work well as a sweet addition to the Dr. Restivo meal plan. Here are a couple of the many recipes that will keep you satisfied…

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The Importance of Breathing While Stretching: Part 2

In our previous post, we started to discuss the many benefits of breathing while stretching. While this seems like a simple topic, there is actually a lot to learn when it comes to getting the most out of stretching and pairing the elongation of muscles up with deep breathing is key to making it all worthwhile.

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The Importance of Breathing While Stretching: Part 1

We get a lot of lectures on why stretching is important. There are tutorials on the daily stretches that we must do if we want to keep our bodies moving smoothly, but there is a whole other ingredient that needs to be added to your stretching routine and that ingredient is “breath.” If you really want to get the most out of your stretching routine, the secret is to breathe deeply while you elongate your muscles. There is a lot of research that sides with the fact that deep breathing associated with stretching helps increase circulation which relaxes the body and allows for less buildup of lactic acid.

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Walking For Weight Loss: Part 2

Most doctors and fitness professionals will tell you that walking is a wonderful way to both lose weight and keep you energized, however; it’s other benefits that often get overlooked. Not only is walking easy on the joints, but daily walks can reduce the risk of stroke by 30 percent. Not to mention the fact that it can help prevent high blood pressure, type two diabetes, and heart disease. If you aren’t convinced that a daily walk will do you good, maybe the fact that it works as a mood booster will get you up and moving. Here are a few more follow-up tips for building and following a walking routine.

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Walking For Weight Loss: Part 1

The beauty of walking is that it can be done anywhere at any time. Whether you are on vacation or on a lunch break at work, you can lace up your sneakers and head out for a walk, burning a few additional calories that will go toward your weight loss goals. While our eating habits have a lot to do with our waistline, exercise certainly plays a large role in giving us that extra boost to keep us on track and provide us with motivation when we need it most. The best part is that a little walk goes a long way and you’ll likely feel a burst of energy after you hit the pavement, trail or treadmill. Here are a few tips for tackling those daily walks with gusto…

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How To Avoid Procrastination: Part 2

In our previous post we started our journey on the road to avoiding procrastination in all aspects of life. Oftentimes it’s not actually doing a project or working toward a goal that is the hard part. Instead, it’s usually most challenging in those moments before, getting yourself geared up and motivated to face it head-on. Here are a few more tips to help you hit the ground running.

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