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How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions, According to Science

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions, According to Science

Don't rely on willpower - it won't work. Learn Spanish? Finally, quit smoking? Become a better cook? Whatever you've decided to achieve next year, you know all too well that you're probably going to fail, and that list of beautiful, aspirational goals is staying unfulfilled. Sorry. For this very reason some people forgo making any resolutions altogether, so we're here to help - this year you might actually have a chance, with help from a few tricks of the mind. British psychologist Richard Wiseman has done several surveys on willpower - in 2007 he tracked the success of 3,000 people's New...

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10 Benefits of Walking to Work

10 Benefits of Walking to Work

By, Grace Jones,  /  greenimpact@sheffield.ac.uk  It’s good for your health. Walking reduces your risk of conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, can assist with weight loss, and keeps you fit. It gives you energy and reduces fatigue. Gentle exercise like walking gives you a natural boost of energy through enhancing circulation and oxygen supply around your body. Who doesn’t want to feel energetic when they get into work, and when they get home from work?! It’s free! It might actually be faster – you don’t get snarled up in that pesky rush hour traffic....

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Visiting the Beach - Helpful Tips

Visiting the Beach - Helpful Tips

It's natural to enjoy the beach! We encourage you to be safe by following these sun-safety tips to help prevent serious skin damage—and possibly skin cancer—later! Keep Hydrated Hydrogen Infused Water has shown to support skin recovery from UV exposure. Keep in mind the sun is strongest between 10 am and 4 pm. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Remember that UV rays bounce off sand and water. Keep very young children (6 months or less) out of the sun. Sunscreens need to be applied liberally and evenly over all exposed areas. Apply a sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or...

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Hydration for Health and Performance

Hydration for Health and Performance

By STACEY PENNEY, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS · Original Post on NASM.org  Just how much water should you drink on a daily basis? Does the food you eat count toward this amount? Do you need as much water when exercising in the cold as you would in the heat? Will drinking water speed weight loss? Does dehydration affect athletic performance? If you’ve ever had questions like these about hydration, read on to find out why it is so important to keep properly hydrated. We’ve all heard the advice to drink eight glasses of water a day. We’ve probably even told our...

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