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The Importance of Beneficial Bacteria: An Overview

The Importance of Beneficial Bacteria: An Overview

A human body is like a planet inhabited by huge numbers of various micro-creature (Yes, you have microscopic critters living in and on you at all times). In Fact, the diversity and richness of this life can rival even life on Earth itself! Inside of our digestive system, on our skin, in and around our eyes, the respiratory and excretory (elimination) organs are happily co-existing with trillions of invisible lodgers. This makes one large ecosystem of macro- and micro-life, living together in harmony. Our bodies live in a symbiotic relationship, where neither party can live without the other (Just like you and your partner or yoga studio—except on a way smaller level)

Empty Promises: Feeling misled by labels?

Empty Promises: Feeling misled by labels?

What exactly are you getting in your 100 percent beef burgers, bottle of juice or “light” spread? It’s hard to be sure. Screaming for your attention on most packaging are ingredient list, panels listing calories, fat and other nutritional information, and claims like “low fat” and “heart healthy”. While government guidelines regulate what manufacturers can say on packaging, the laws often allow ambiguous and, in some cases, downright misleading labels and claims.

Fight for your fitness!

Fight for your fitness!

If you ever need to relieve some stress after a frustrating day of work, why not try martial arts? It is a great way to get in shape and offers a high intensity workout that activates your body on a different level. What’s more, is you’re also learning some valuable self-defense moves in case you ever face any real danger.

Why exercise with your significant other

Why exercise with your significant other

Many people exercise alone. A quick look around at the gym will verify this as you notice solo runners on the treadmill and muscly dudes moving across the free weight floor. The truth is a lot of us don’t consider bringing a friend to the gym. But why not? And why not bring one of the most important people in your life – your significant other? Exercising with your partner can be rewarding and offers some notable benefits.

6 healthy cooking tips for weight loss

6 healthy cooking tips for weight loss

Committing to a healthy lifestyle can be tough, especially when you have very little experience in the kitchen. With such a busy schedule, it’s hard to stick to a strictly healthy diet as well. There is also a misconception that healthy eating means that you’ll only be eating bland and unexciting meals everyday.

Treadmill running or outdoor running?

Treadmill running or outdoor running?

As a runner you’re going to find yourself at a crossroad. Should you work up a sweat outside or do you pay your local gym a visit and run on their treadmill for 30 minutes? This is a question that many runners face and while some may think that both are exactly the same, there are clear differences and advantages to outdoor and indoor running.

Old school nutritional rules still relevant

Old school nutritional rules still relevant

In nutrition and life, everything changes. Items like floppy disks, pagers and cassette tapes are outdated. Political views like segregation and women’s right to vote are no longer relevant. As for the world of nutrition, it seems like things change every week.

Why you should exercise in a class

Why you should exercise in a class

“I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack. But when my sister brought Doug home, I knew he was one of my own. And my wolf pack… it grew by one… And six months ago, when Doug introduced me to you guys, I thought, ‘Wait a second, could it be?’ And now I know for sure, I just added two more guys to my wolf pack.

If you’re gonna cheat on your diet, do it right

If you’re gonna cheat on your diet, do it right

Starting a new diet can be tough, especially when there’s a donut or pizza calling your name from across the street. Even after a long week of dieting and working out, those cravings start kicking in and you decide to reward yourself with a cheat meal.