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  Researches have shown that spring time is best time for losing weight rather easily. You can hit the gym, walk a mile, exercise a bit and go back to your fitness routine without all those extra layers of clothing you had to use for winters. You must have heard that drinking sufficient water makes you lose weight, right? Continuing on the same note, Springs are the time when we sweat a lot, and thus drink (water) a lot. Not just water, springs bring us lots of healthy, tasty...

Chlorine is supposed to take care of most of the microbes floating around in pools, but human waste, it seems, is stubbornly resistant to being sanitized. That’s the conclusion of a group of  researchers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), who collected water samples from 161 filters in public and private swimming pools, as well as water parks in Atlanta last summer. What they found trapped in those filters was enough to make swimmers think twice before logging their...

Everyone wants to have clear skin that is youthful looking, healthy and smooth. The good news is that you don’t have to go out and buy expensive creams, lotions or cleansers. There are plenty of things that you can incorporate into your daily routine in order to have healthy skin that is free of acne breakouts, rashes and other unsightly conditions.   Here are ten of the best tips to follow in order to have clear, healthy skin:   Diet When you take care of yourself...

Two weeks ago I began my Mum Challenge. If you’re just joining me, please feel free to catch up here! If you’re all up to speed, let’s dive into week two… Why is it that week two is always more challenging than week one?! Don’t get me wrong, I had some encouraging success this week. I saw the scale go down, I began tracking all of my food and I continued to work on my two goals from week one. I’d say that’s successful! However, I did not get the workouts in that...

The impressive performance of UK’s women in the London Olympics has coined an inspiring meme: “Strong is the new skinny.” In the last six weeks, I have lost several pounds, an inch of fat off my belly, and two inches off my hips. I’ve also gained serious muscle tone in my arms, shoulders, quads, and abs (hello, six-pack!). I did this not with...

This week, picking a ‘Huh?’ Health Headline Of The Week was a piece of cake, since the health-o-sphere was buzzing with talk over newly-designated vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s reported workout of choice, P90X. As the is-he-ripped-or-isn’t-he musings began to circulate, we couldn’t escape headline after headline about the politician’s...

“Exergames,” or video games that incorporate some physical activity, are not a good replacement for exercise — but they may be a useful gateway for sedentary people to move toward a more active lifestyle. That’s the finding of researchers from Michigan State University. “Some people are very enthusiastic about exergames. They think this...

It’s official: July 2012 was the hottest month on record for the lower 48 states. Ever. And it doesn’t look like relief is in sight: In fact, this summer is pacing to be one of the warmest on the books since 1950. We’re guessing no one needed to tell you that — the oppressive afternoon temperatures, pools of sweat and heat-induced grumpiness...