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June 09, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

Unless you're doing the same workout with someone twice your age and you're both checking your heart rate with a heart rate monitor, you probably won't realize that your numbers will be completely different. The research is clear that age affects heart rate, but how? See the relationship of heart rate and age below. Target Workout Heart Rate By Age It's known that your max heart rate decreases with age - regardless of your lifestyle or level of fitness. Your target heart rate is what matters first though, which should be between 50% and 85% percent of your maximum heart rate. The target...

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June 07, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

Metabolism is a term that describes all the chemical reactions in your body, in which we need to keep us alive and functioning. However, the word metabolism is also often used interchangeably with metabolic rate, or the number of calories you burn. The higher your metabolism is, the more calories you burn, and the easier it is to lose weight and keep it off. Not to mention, you'll also have more energy and feel better. If this is what you strive for, then try these numerous ways to boost your metabolism! Eat Protein, Spicy Food, & Cook With Coconut Oil...

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June 02, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

When people think of meditation, they typically picture someone sitting cross-legged with their index finger and thumb together, sometimes chanting "om." Yes this is one way to meditate, but it's definitely not the only way. Here are tips on how to meditate on the move, for you don't need to hold still to focus your mind and relax. Walk Or Run No need to close your eyes or find a quiet place to improve your spiritual health. You can actually meditate anywhere and at anytime - whether it's your desk, subway, hallway, or kitchen. All you need is a somewhat secluded...

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June 01, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

Ab exercises are definitely trending and on the rise, but don't be fooled by all the social media images you see. You stumble across someone with abs and you wonder: how much of that is exercise, diet, or simply good genes? You can somewhat control your body and get results if you follow the best diet for abs. How Are Abs Made In The Kitchen? You can honestly do ab exercises every single day and still not see much of a difference. This is because your muscles may be tucked away under a layer of fat. Therefore you can get your abs...

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May 31, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

We know that dark chocolate is a delicious source of antioxidants, which means that in moderation, it kind of counts as a healthy food. If you're a chocolate-lover, there are ways to get your fix without overdoing it on sugar. Here are 5 chocolate recipes that are actually healthy to have for dessert any night! Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies These brownies are gluten-free, oil and butter-free, refined sugar-free, yet still so rich and chocolaty. Try the tasty chocolate recipe below! Preheat oven to 350°F and butter or grease an 8x8 inch baking pan. Measure 1 cup of cottage cheese into a food processor and blend until it's...

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