Learn About Your Core And How to Strengthen Those Muscles

Learn About Your Core And How to Strengthen Those Muscles

There is more to strengthening core muscles then you think.  Chiseled abs a not what it is all about.  Read the article to learn more.

 

Well-trained abdominal muscles are pliable, not chiseled or hard, and adapt quickly to change. Your core is more complicated than just your muscles When we talk about core power, abdominal muscles come to mind. But our core is much more than that.

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Is The Sugar In Fruit Bad For You?

Is The Sugar In Fruit Bad For You?

Fruit is so good for us so is the sugar in it bad for us?  My good friends at Your Super posted this great article.  It is so worth a read.  I have been watching my sugar for years.  And, watching my fruit intake.

Fruit is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, but it’s also a natural source of sugar. Does that mean the sugar in fruit is bad for you? And will fruit cause you to gain weight?

One of the biggest complaints I see from people who are new to making smoothies or even eating a more plant-based diet is how much fruit they’re eating — and not in a good way. Fruits are a natural source of sugar, but does that mean the sugar in fruit is bad for you?

Here’s the sweet truth about fruit…

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We Could Have Less Than 60 Years Of Farming Left — Unless We Support This Movement

We Could Have Less Than 60 Years Of Farming Left — Unless We Support This Movement

This is such sad news to me.  Please buy Organic.  The more mainstream Organic becomes, the more we can push out the big farms destroying our land. And, Organic food is much better for your health.  Read on to learn more this dilema we are facing.

“ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation continue all of the world’s top soil could be gone within 60 years, a senior UN official said on Friday.

About a third of the world’s soil has already been degraded, Maria-Helena Semedo of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) told a forum marking World Soil Day.”

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A 107-year-old woman says the secret to long life is being single forever

A 107-year-old woman says the secret to long life is being single forever

Is the key to living a long life… solitude? Bronx resident Louise Signore, 107, credits her longevity to the fact that she’s held on to her status as an independent woman. “I think the secret of 107: I never got married. I think that’s the secret,” she told CNN affiliate WBCS. I’m getting some serious Cher-circa-1996 vibes right now (a man is like dessert—not necessary). Signore is an icon. Basically, the centenarian’s relationship advice: don’t. Signore also exercises regularly, eats healthy, and plays Bingo, which obviously factors into her overall health. But I’m choosing to narrow the focus to the benefits of being single.

There’s actually research to suggest myriad advantages to a life of solitude. (I swear I’m not just saying this to make myself feel better.) One study found that marital stress can be a precursor to depression. Unsociability can also help you be more creative, as you have more time to be introspective. I’m taking this as permission to retreat to my couch and watch Netflix instead of going on a date. Also, as I’ve previously discussed, sleeping alone is simply the best. (Though the science is a little torn on whether or not people who sleep alone sleep better—to which I say, you do you.) However, if being alone scares you, you’re not… well, alone. A recent study found that people would rather give themselves an electric shock than be alone with their thoughts.

“We’re afraid of being single because single life is stereotyped and stigmatized in society; people think that if you’re single, there must be something wrong with you, and no one wants to feel that way about themselves,” psychologist Dr. Bella DePaulo told Vice. She also said that the research surrounding solitariness “suggests it’s really good for creativity, restoration, personal growth, spirituality, and for relaxation.”

Suddenly, I’m feeling much better about the fact that my search history includes “health benefits of being single forever.” (This story was… not the first time I have Googled this.)

If you’re feeling very blah about being single, here are some science-backed tips to help you be single and happy.

via Well+Good