Many of us reach a point when our lives become routine, dull and thankless. We lose our sense of meaning and direction. There seems to be a lack of purpose and feelings of hopelessness permeate our very being. We do reach a time when we are tired of being emotionally constipated and seek out ways to break this numbing cycle. The time has come to venture into something new.
Here are some ways to discover joy:
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by Angela Pollock
Knock out the fat! That has been George Foreman's signature saying since 1995 about his line of grills. The George Foreman Grill has come a long way from the simple countertop versions found in college dorm rooms. This kitchen aid can be found in a multitude of colors, styles and shapes with outdoor versions now being available to consumers. But do these grills... Read More
In a society where dieting can seem virtually impossible amidst all of the food temptations and those of convenience, there is hope. A little willpower comes in handy sometimes, as well as moderation. After following your plan, how come it is still hard to lose those last pounds? The answer may lie in some of your seemingly "healthy" foods.
When buying groceries, it is an old adage to buy something from every food... Read More
It's not officially a diet, but there are plenty of reasons to follow the rainbow, especially when picking out fruits and vegetables. The secret to ensuring that your body gets the necessary nutrients lies in following an eating regimen that's rich in color. There's a wealth of health benefits associated with these bright hues. Foods that are blue or purple (eggplant, blueberries, blackberries) lower the risk of cancers and improve memory... Read More
No calorie counting, no special foods to buy -- just pop open a can and nutrition goes in and weight comes off. Are meal replacement shakes (MRS) really that simple and effective? And are they healthy? What are the pros and cons of using them? Do people really lose weight, and, if so, do they keep it off? This article will provide some answers to these questions.
Meal replacement shakes are available at grocery, drug and health food... Read More
Manufacturers bleach flour and sugar and heavily process these products making them a former shell of the whole foods they once were. Most white foods have been stripped of their nutritional value. They also have less fiber and vitamins than their whole wheat counterparts, which also have greater nutritional density. White foods have become so taboo there is even a "no white foods diet" that eliminates all white foods that are... Read More
You've been clocking in extra hours at the gym and watching your diet, but that scale refuses to budge. The dreaded weight-loss plateau can happen to even the most committed dieter and fitness buff, but you don't have to stay stuck there forever. Here are some simple tips and strategies for getting beyond a weight-loss plateau and finally reaching your fitness goals:
Change your exercise routine. If you've been sticking with your... Read More
Even when you're determined to get in shape and finally lose the extra weight, it can be hard to get going on a consistent fitness routine. Adding exercise to your daily routine and keeping up with your workouts can be a challenge, but you'll be able to achieve your goal when you make a commitment. Committing to get in shape will help you overcome the obstacles of just getting started with that new sport and keep you motivated for the... Read More
by Natalie Pyles
I hope by now with all the media, news, and hype about going green you realize that going green does not have to be more costly and can, in fact, save you hundreds of dollars on your home's overhead expenses. But you might be thinking that the savings stop at your door. Doesn't it still cost... Read More
Looking for help with losing weight? Help that goes beyond the usual lifestyle changes, portion control advice and exercise routines? Weight-loss supplements touting names like "fat burner" and "thermo max" can be enticing. But do they work? And even more important, in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration's recent ban on ephedra, are they safe?
In this article, Environmental Nutrition provides a snapshot... Read More