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Must-Have Recipes for Your Summer Soirees

Summer is all about enjoying the warm weather with family and friends, but even with the longer summer days, the season can feel short for many. That's why it's important to make the most of summer by maximizing your fun in the sun with some of the best memories being made while entertaining al fresco. For a fun-filled, yet relaxing summer, it's important to keep the essentials on-hand for easy entertaining. From bright decor to refreshing drinks and fresh ingredients, party prep ensures you save time and money, and are always ready to wine and dine your guests. A fresh and easy recipe to try this summer is Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Skewers with Lemon-Cucumber Salsa. This entree pairs perfectly with a crisp, fruit-forward wine like Sauvignon...

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5 Tips for Healthy Summer Hydration

Summer provides countless opportunities to get outside for hiking, biking and running around with friends and family. However, having fun in the sun also requires proper hydration. While staying hydrated may seem easy, healthy hydration is not always a given. For example, the water coming out of your faucet can travel through miles of aging pipes before it reaches your home, potentially picking up unwanted contaminants such as lead, pesticides and industrial pollutants along the way. These tips can assist in achieving healthy hydration throughout the summer months: Drink Plenty of Water. It may seem simple, but consuming an appropriate amount of water can be especially important when temperatures reach sweltering levels. Since the human body is 60 percent water, it's a vital step for your health to...

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Is stress affecting your weight loss battle?

  Stress brought on by dieting is added to the personal and work life stresses that we face every day, often resulting in a "vicious cycle" of increased stress and increased food intake. People under stress tend to engage in self-defeating and unhealthy behaviors such as binge eating and there is strong biologic evidence that stressed-out people may tend to put on the pounds faster. "I'm stressed, therefore I eat." Many people complain that they overeat in response to workplace or personal stress. If this sounds like you, read the following tips for managing stress-related overeating to help you check this unhealthy habit. 1. Practice waiting. Postpone your instant gratification when hunger hits. Tell yourself you'll wait 10 to 30, minutes to eat. Chances are good if...

Power Boost Your Metabolism For Maximum Weight Loss

How many times have you heard a person say they are overweight because they have a slow metabolism? I hear it everyday! Frustrated weight loss enthusiasts constantly blame a slow metabolism for their weight woes. But is that really the case? True, some people, genetically, have challenged metabolisms, while most others use it as an excuse for why they can't lose weight. Let's eliminate this excuse by firing up your metabolism to its full genetic potential. While following your best weight loss program, doesn't it make since to speed up your metabolism to its greatest genetic potential possible? There are certain tactics available to power boost your metabolism. Some are lifestyle techniques, while others are nutritional tricks. Before I list all of the metabolism boosting tricks, let...

Why Probiotics Should Be Part Of Your Routine

At the turn of the calendar, many people begin taking action on what they plan to accomplish in the new year. Some have resolved to take up a new hobby, to save more money, to travel and, of course, to improve their health. New eating plans and gym memberships are common steps people take toward their health goals, but there are other effective ways to improve your health - like adding probiotics to your daily regimen. You've likely heard of probiotics before, but do you know how they benefit your health and how to select the right one for you? This article can help.* What is a probiotic? Before delving into how probiotics can help your body, let's first explain what they actually are. In the simplest terms,...