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Congrats on bravely deciding to keep exercising during the darkest, coldest, rainiest months. Now, before you head out... 1. Don't Throw on an Old Pair of Sweats for a Twilight or Dusk Jog Exercising in the dark -- or at least starting or ending your workout in the dark—is a tough reality for many during the winter. Save the comfy sweats for after your workout, though. Do choose something with reflective strips on the arms and legs (not the back or torso). When you're running or walking...Read MoreAmplifeied
By Dr. Mercola What is the proper role of sugar in our society? It used to be a condiment; now it’s a diet staple. Mounting evidence clearly shows that refined sugar is a primary factor causing not just obesity, but also chronic disease. According to Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (USCF), sugar acts as a chronic, dose-dependent liver toxin (poison) when consumed in excess. You might recognize Dr. Lustig from one of the...Read MoreAmplifeied
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Reexamining your diet and eating healthier doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite foods. Instead of relinquishing your beloved, buttery mashed potatoes, replace the spuds with mashed cauliflower and get the same creamy texture you crave for a lighter, lower-carb side. Eat a tuna fish sandwich for lunch every week? Swap that nutritionally void mayonnaise for avocado . The avocado will add a divine taste and some healthy fats to your diet....Read MoreAmplifeied
By Yoga Journal A long day can leave your legs sore, your back achy, your neck stiff, and your mind racing. What's the solution? Yoga, of course! Masumi Goldman and Laura Kasperzak of Two Fit Moms like to wind down with a relaxing flow. The perfect p.m. practice not only helps melt the stress of the day but sets you up for a restful night's sleep. Thread the Needle This posture is both a gentle twist and a shoulder opener. Keep your hips square and stacked above the knees. Pull your top...Read MoreAmplifeied