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Women’s Fitness Explain How To Get Rid Of Love Handles

Say goodbye to stubborn love handles and uncover those abs with these tips... Love handles and stubborn fat are a problem for practically all of us. So, if you want to look and feel great, there are a lot of things to consider. Whilst diet and exercise are two powerful tools in the pursuit of a healthy body, sleep patterns, stress levels and body confidence all have their own part to play. Learn how to make the most of what you've got (and disguise those love handles) with our top expert tips. Eat up, slim down Always thinking about your next meal? Not anymore! The secret behind fat-loss success lies in properly fuelling your body with nutrient-dense food. Number one on the list is fibre – both the soluble and insoluble types. Fibre helps slow down digestion and recharges your body with a steady stream of energy, but worryingly, a…
November 25, 2019

The Many Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds became popular in the 1970's in the United States when used in the novelty item, Chia Pets. We all remember the chia pet commercials. Chia pets were clay figures used like a flower pot to grow chia seeds into a plant. The plant resembled hair or fur. Fast forward to 2018. Today, chia seeds are considered "superfoods" and known for their health benefits- this is one of the reasons XR Nutrition includes whole, unaltered Chia Seeds in our Plant-based Protein. What are the health benefits of chia seeds? Before we discuss that we must first learn about what they are and the history behind this amazing food. Chia is a seed from the salvia hispanica plant which is native to Central America. We also get chia seeds from the plant salvia columariae of the Southwest United States and Mexico. The seeds are hydrophilic, which means they absorb water…
November 18, 2019

How To Have More Energy

Beat the slump with these tips. 1 in 3 of us claims to feel permanently shattered, with the pace of modern life the biggest energy sapping culprit, according to Mintel research. Many of us turn to knocking back a coffee, but that will only mask the symptoms of tiredness. You’ll perk up temporarily because it stimulates the delivery of more oxygenated blood around the body, but when it wears off you may feel even worse. Try these tips instead. Drink more water Dehydration can induce fatigue and reduced focus and concentration because it lowers blood volume, which means your heart and lungs must work harder to pump the blood to your brain and other organs. At the first sign of tiredness, drink a glass of water, but you can also keep a bottle of water with you at all times and sip on it regularly. Set a timer on your…
November 11, 2019

4 Really Easy, Healthy, Yummy Thanksgiving Sides for Busy Cooks

Cooking a festive holiday meal needn't be complicated. Complement your turkey or roast with these super-simple-and-delicious sides—no processed ingredients in any! For the best combination of easy, yummy and healthy in holiday side-dish recipes, look no further. Lisa Leake, who writes the popular food blog 100 Days of Real Food, has now given us the cookbook 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous. And we thank her, because not only are all of her mouth-watering recipes processed-food-free, they're also truly doable for time-strapped working moms. The four recipes you'll find here are just right for a very happy Thanksgiving meal. You'll thank us—and Lisa! Click recipe title for details. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apple Juice . Lindsey Rose Johnson Cooking Brussels sprouts on the stove with some lovely bacon and then finishing them off with some sweet apple juice hits the spot. Simple Skillet Cornbread . Lindsey Rose…
November 4, 2019

Six Tips to Build Muscles and Get Ripped Fast

One of the common trends in the fitness world today is to get ripped abs; who wouldn't want to? This is the dream for most people who hit the gym, and while this isn't a bad idea, the question is if you are doing the right thing to build these muscles and get ripped. Most of the websites promoting ways to get ripped are just scams and are not ready to give you your desired result. They might even claim to be a weight loss doctor, which is a more interesting way to get you to turn in your money in return for nothing. Building muscles and getting ripped might look like a long and unattainable feat but you can get it if you commit to it and do it the right way. Here are six effective tips to guide you on the right path to building muscles and getting…
October 21, 2019

Hit The Gym With Confidence Using This Beginner Workout Plan For Women

Magnus Lygdback, who trained Alicia Vikander for her role in Tomb Raider, explains how to get started in the gym. When you’re new to the gym it’s very easy to stay in your comfort zone, hitting your cardio machine of choice for a bit then sliding right on out of there. There’s nothing wrong with a cardio workout, of course, but do the same thing over and over again you’re unlikely to experience any benefits and you’re likely to get hella bored – a surefire combo to start you skipping sessions and regret joining every time you see the direct debit go out. To avoid that fate follow this simple workout plan from Magnus Lygdback, who trained Alicia Vikander ahead of her role as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. “If you’re new to the gym it’s important to build up the fundamentals,” says Lygdback. “Make sure you keep good form…
October 14, 2019