Recent Posts in Healthy Living Category

  • Foods to Eat When You Have Acid Reflux

    You're not alone if you suffer from acid reflux. In fact, about 20% of Americans have it . If you've been struggling with acid reflux, you might be surprised to learn that there are certain foods you can eat to help ease your symptoms. Check out this list of acidic and alkaline foods to see what you should add (or avoid) in your diet. Avoid Trigger Foods Such as Caffeine, Chocolate, Spicy Foods, ...
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  • Tighten Your Skin with Non-Invasive TriPollar Treatments

    Do you have loose skin on your stomach, arms, or legs? Have you tried everything to get rid of it, but nothing seems to work? If so, you're not alone. Loose skin is a common problem, especially for people who have lost a lot of weight quickly or are getting older. But there's good news! There are now non-invasive TriPollar treatments that can help tighten your skin and give you the results you ...
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  • Gift Ideas to Support a Healthy Lifestyle

    If you’re looking for a gift to support someone’s healthy lifestyle, there are plenty of great options out there. From fitness tracking devices to healthy cookbooks, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of our favorite gift ideas to help someone on their journey to better health. #1: A filtered water bottle to encourage more water consumption throughout the day. Staying hydrated is an ...
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  • 4 Ways Vitamin D Supports Your Health

    Vitamin D isn't just for strong bones. This essential vitamin supports your overall health in a variety of ways. Here are four benefits of vitamin D that you may not be aware of. Vitamin D can help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. Have you heard that Vitamin D can help with weight loss and weight maintenance? This essential vitamin is so important for your overall health, especially ...
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  • 7 Ways to Stay Active During the Fall and the Holiday Season

    While you may associate the fall and the holiday season with a time for coziness and delicious meals , you can still stay physically active during the colder weather. This is not only important for your health, but it offers opportunities for solo and group activities, including some that you may be available during other times of the year. You can easily fit physical activities with or without ...
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  • Which Factors Contribute to Cellulite?

    Cellulite is a common skin condition in which your skin looks uneven, bumpy, or dimpled. This condition generally affects your hips, thighs, abdomen, or buttocks. This skin concern happens when connective tissue bands pull the skin downward in some areas of fat storage. Although not harmful, cellulite can interfere with otherwise smooth and flattering skin. Although cellulite can happen to anyone, ...
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  • 6 Easy Ways to Be More Physically Active

    Engaging in regular physical activity is a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. Knowing where to start if you have been living a sedentary life can be challenging. Starting to work out several times a week can make a positive difference, but finding other ways to be active in your daily life can help you get more exercise without having to worry about fitting extra workouts into your busy schedule. ...
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  • 7 Health Benefits of Staying Hydrated

    Water is a key nutrient to staying healthy. Present in liquids and foods, making sure your intake is sufficient can make a big difference in how you feel and how your body functions. Water accounts for 60% of the human body and helps with a wide range of functions from the creation of saliva to support your blood circulation. Making sure that you drink enough water and eat water-rich foods is ...
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  • How to Overcome Gymtimidation

    Do you want to get serious about your fitness goals but the prospect of going to the gym leaves you filled with dread? Gym anxiety, also known as gymtimidation, is a common experience for many people. While you may be fine with working out on your own, going to the gym could benefit you; yet, you don’t really know how to get over your anxiety. Identifying your triggers is an important first step ...
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  • How to Stay Physically Active While Traveling

    Whether you travel for work or leisure, you may wonder how you can stay physically active when you are going to a different destination and may need extensive travel time to get there. The good news is that you can keep moving even when your goal is to relax, or you are busy with business meetings and other events. Motivation is an important factor but planning and keeping things simple can make a ...
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  • 6 Healthy and Active Habits for the Whole Family

    Simple daily habits can have a positive impact on your health and teaching your child about the importance of health from a young age has many benefits. Modeling the behaviors and activities you want your little ones to engage in is an effective way to get them to learn and implement these habits. No matter how busy your life is, making time to get enough physical activity, quality sleep, and a ...
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  • 7 Ways to Break Through a Weight Loss Plateau

    Experiencing a weight loss plateau is common during your weight loss journey. This challenge is frustrating when you have been making efforts to get rid of unwanted pounds. When you begin your weight loss journey, you can see the number on the scale go down quickly thanks to the water weight you are losing first. Even consistent healthy habits can result in a stall, but the good news is that there ...
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  • How to Improve Your Bedtime Routine

    Restful sleep is vital for your physical and mental health. Creating a consistent bedtime routine can help you get the quality sleep you need. A bedtime routine is a set of activities that you do in the same order and that focuses on relaxation. Establishing habits that teach your brain how to recognize bedtime can alleviate nighttime anxiety and stress. These routines are effective for all ages ...
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  • How to Motivate Yourself to Lose Weight

    You want to lose weight and may already have some ideas on how to make it happen. Sometimes finding the motivation, and especially keeping it, can be a challenge. Staying committed pays off in the long run but when you face common obstacles, you may find yourself disheartened. Don’t worry because there are practical solutions that can help you stay motivated and work towards your goals. Know Your ...
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  • 5 Reasons Why Vitamin B-12 Is Important

    Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is a key nutrient in your food intake. It plays a strong role in the good development and functioning of many organs. Food sources for this vitamin include poultry, meat, fish, and dairy products. While vitamin B-12 deficiency isn’t common in the United States, it increases the risk of anemia, fatigue, and other conditions. If you are unsure whether your intake is enough, ...
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  • 5 Tips to Eat Healthy During the Holidays

    Eating healthy during the holidays can seem daunting as the season often disrupts our routines, for joyful and/or stressful reasons. Stress is a common culprit with lots to organize, including but not limited to travel. Social gatherings and reuniting with family are reasons to cheer but the decadent meals can bring many temptations. The good news is that practical tips can help you eat healthy ...
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  • Planning Your Exercise at Each Phase of Your Menstrual Cycle

    Understanding how your menstrual cycle works can help you make more informed choices about your exercise routines. Designing your workouts around each phase of your cycle can yield better results and motivate you more. When your exercise is challenging but not exhausting or frustrating, you are more likely to build good habits. Remember that nobody knows your body as well as you do, so if you feel ...
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  • What Is the Stabilization Phase in Weight Loss?

    After completing a weight loss plan, your results may only be short-term without the proper tools and guidance to help you build healthy, lasting habits. Your body will likely want to regain the lost weight, which is why the weight stabilization phase is important to ensure you maintain your new weight. Working with nutritionists and other health professionals can make a significant difference in ...
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  • 8 Health Benefits of Walking

    Walking is a low-impact activity for all ages, from children to seniors, and is practical to do solo or as a group. It is never too late to build a walking routine and even 30 minutes a day can bring positive results for your physical and mental health. It doesn’t require specific equipment or training, although sturdy and supportive shoes are a must to help with posture and comfort. You can also ...
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  • 5 Things that Separate Dieting from a Lifestyle Change

    5 Things that Separate Dieting from a Lifestyle Change The dieting industry is a booming business raking in billions of dollars every year. So many fad diets hit the market and promise quick results, but while many of them offer short-term weight loss, most fail in the long run. That’s because not only are these diets unsustainable, but the mindset of dieting is all wrong in the first place. The ...
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  • What Causes Rapid Weight Fluctuation?

    Common Causes of Weight Fluctuation and When to Be Concerned The average adult’s weight fluctuates up to five or six pounds per day, so daily weight fluctuation is quite normal. Your weight fluctuation depends on a wide variety of factors, such as what you eat and drink as well as how much you exercise and sleep. Usually, daily or even weekly weight fluctuations are not a cause for concern. If you ...
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  • What Causes Rapid Weight Fluctuation?

    Common Causes of Weight Fluctuation and When to Be Concerned The average adult’s weight fluctuates up to five or six pounds per day, so daily weight fluctuation is quite normal. Your weight fluctuation depends on a wide variety of factors, such as what you eat and drink as well as how much you exercise and sleep. Usually, daily or even weekly weight fluctuations are not a cause for concern. If you ...
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  • What Does Lean Body Mass Mean?

    How to Calculate Lean Body Mass In the fitness and weight loss world, the term “lean body mass” is often thrown around, but unless you have spent extensive time reading up on medical weight loss and health, it can be a little confusing. The team at Soza Weight Loss is committed to helping you along your fitness journey and helping you lose weight in healthy ways. If this includes becoming leaner ...
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  • How Does Stress Affect Your Weight?

    What Is Stress? When we talk about stress, we are referring to the feeling of being overwhelmed due to mental and emotional pressure. When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction happens in your body that allows you to behave in a way that will prevent injury. Cortisol is the primary stress hormone and it increases glucose in the bloodstream, which enhances the brain’s use of glucose and ...
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  • How to Strengthen the Digestive System

    What Is the Job of the Digestive System? When it comes to your digestive system, it is extremely important to keep it functional and strong. Your digestive system is responsible for taking whole foods and turning them into energy and nutrients to allow your body to function, grow, and repair itself. Proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and waters are all nutrients that your body ...
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