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4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier

Who doesn’t want to experience more happiness in their lives? Ironically, science has shown that the very things most people believe will bring them more happiness, and spend so much time striving towards – more money, higher ranking careers, more possessions, etc. – don’t lead to the happiness jackpot after all.  Psychology research has shown that the more-you-have-the-more-you-want adage is… Read More

The Forgotten Machine at the Gym That Gives You a Gorgeous Bootay

While everyone’s making their habitual beeline for the elliptical, treadmill or stationary bike at the gym these days, perhaps its time to cast a long forgotten glance towards the ol’ school neglected piece of machinery that’s lost its lustre (and line-up) since the wave of higher tech equipment: the stair climber. Here’s five good reasons to climb back on, and… Read More

Top 10 Ways to Scorch the Most Calories

When you’re looking for an exercise routine that will work for you, there are a lot of things to consider. Like: Will you actually ever do said exercise? (Here’s how to guarantee that you’ll exercise regularly, AND actually start loving and looking forward to it.) Are there any injuries or physical limitations that make certain forms of exercise unadvisable? Like… Read More

7 Incredible Ways Garlic Transforms Your Body

Garlic, the bashfully beloved bulb that so many of us have a love-hate relationship with. Irresistibly drawn to the “stinking rose”, we indulge in its pungent pleasures in almost every type of cuisine around the world, only to be shamed afterwards into breathing shallowly down-wind. Down with garlic shaming. Evaluated in over 5,500 peer-reviewed scientific studies for its effects on… Read More

Liquids & Weight Loss: Controversy Finally Put to Rest

A famous Y2K study created quite a stir when it suggested that drink calories may have a higher chance of contributing to weight gain than calories from solid foods. The researchers added 28 spoons of sugar to the daily diets of two groups of participants for one month, spooning it out in the form of jelly beans for one group… Read More

Can Your Gut Bacteria Make You Eat Ice Cream

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? WHO STOLE THE COOKIES FROM THE COOKIE JAR? Not Me. Yes You. Couldn’t be. Than Who? Gastrointestinal microorganisms stole the cookies from the cookie jar. Gastrointestinal microorganisms stole the cookies from the cookie jar…no seriously, they inhabited my body, took over my brain and forced me to do it… Lame “invasion of… Read More

What Millennials Can Teach Us About Weight Loss

Whether you are a millennial, or you poke fun at millennials (you only get to be one or the other), what everyone can agree on is that one of the defining features of the twenty-something generation of today is an obsession with health and wellness culture. And while there’s a lot about life that millennials can learn from their elders… Read More

5 Mood-Boosting Foods

Eating when you’re feeling down isn’t usually the best idea. We all know it. But do it anyway. Then, sure enough, that box of chocolate-glazed donuts that promised to quickly lift you right back up to happy land leaves you feeling even worse afterward, once the sugar-high dissipates. On the other hand, certain super foods actually do have genuine healing… Read More

Overeating Myths That May Be Holding You Back

As we get older, we eventually figure out how to manage and control all the many important areas of our lives. But, for some reason, when it comes to food, we keep getting stuck. Bombarded with so many ideas about what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat, where to eat from, it’s so easy to start feeling… Read More

Healthy Grocery List For Weight Loss

Heading into the store without a well thought-out grocery list in hand usually results in heading back out with a frozen dinner, a tub of Chunky Monkey, canned corn and salted peanuts. Simplify your life by sticking to a baseline grocery list every week that already includes the clean-eating weight loss basics. Not only does this help to make your… Read More