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Gift Ideas for Mom this Mother’s Day

It's May again, and time to show some appreciation for one of the most important women in your life! Not that you should forget to appreciate her any other time of the year ;) Check out our list of Mother's Day Gift ideas for something that will delight her on her special day.   DIY Ideas For The Crafty or Cash-Strapped: [caption id="attachment_23142" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Photo by Vladimir Proskurovskiy on Unsplash[/caption] Give your mother a memory to keep by giving her a scrapbook of all the memories you've made with her throughout the years....

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The Best Exercises to Burn Fat and Build Muscle

  Did you know that running for an hour on the treadmill may not be the most effective way to lose weight? Here we highlight some proven ways to tone up more efficiently.   High-intensity interval training High-intensity interval training, also known as HIIT, is an exercise training method that alternates between intense bursts of extreme physical workouts and periods of rest. It is one of the most effective ways to lose weight as well as improve cardiovascular fitness.Compared with a long jog on the treadmill, a 20-minute intense workout actually burns more calories. As...

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Wellness 101: How to Reboot Your Diet

  With the Lunar New Year festivities over, it is time to re-examine our eating habits and plan how we can make a healthy diet part of our daily lifestyle. Here are some ways to kickstart making changes to the way we eat for good.   Look at nutritional labels Check out the nutrition content of what you're going to buy and compare. Knowing how to decode nutritional labels can help us become smarter shoppers. For those who find decoding nutritional labels difficult, here are the things we need to look out for when...

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Are Late Nights Making You Fat?

“Sleep Early!” is a common refrain when we receive healthcare advice, but why? Why do people say that getting ample sleep can help to combat cosmetic problems like dull skin, dark eye rings, and even pigmentation? And can sleeping late really pack on the pounds? Looking at the current evidence, it certainly seems likely!   LACK OF SLEEP LEADS TO SLOWER METABOLISM   Our body slows down at night, turning inward instead of outwards in order to repair itself after the stresses of the day. The repair of our liver occurs at 1am to...

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