What are the Health Benefits of Tea? (psst – Amazing!)

Health BenefitsAre you as confused as I am when it comes to all those teas out there and their health benefits? I want to drink tea to help my immune system, boost the antioxidants, help promote loss of belly fat and all of the other health benefits tea may provide.

Honestly I can’t keep it all straight! I read about the different types of teas, how they’re made and the benefits and by the time I’m done my head is spinning and I just give up trying to keep track of which tea does what. Adding to the confusion, herbal teas, have a variety of benefits. Ohhh my spinning head!

Do you feel like that at times?

I am going to help you understand some basic differences between some very common teas. Read to the end for a sneak peek at the next related post. Hint: Drink made with leaves, roots or flowers that has NO caffeine and some amazing bonus health benefits.

Ready? Go….!

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Exercise Motivational Quotes

The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result.

One of my all time favorite quotes can apply to almost every situation. That’s one reason I like it. Another reason is because it’s spot on! Researching the originator of the quote was difficult. It appears that no one really knows who coined it, but it is often Albert Einstein who gets the credit.

I find this quote is perfect for all kinds of topics. I often use this one at my day job. I tend to be an out of the box thinker and I find this quote does often convince others to try new things when the old ways are not producing the planned results any longer.

And it’s perfect for health and fitness scenarios no? If I continue to eat the same way, stop exercising or tell myself I don’t need it, and expect to lose weight is it not utterly senseless? See what I mean? That quote can be applied to all situations!

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Why I Crave Sweets after Meals

You are so lucky if you don’t have those after meal cravings for sweets!

Me, on the other hand, not so lucky. I could have just had a full meal, and I logically know there’s no room for dessert, but alas many times I lose the craving battle. The next thing I know in goes the pie, ice cream or chocolate cake. And it’s oh so good! As I write this I can feel the satisfaction of eating an imaginary dessert, so I am fairly certain my problem with not being able to stay away from sweets is habit. Or is it?

Stay with me until the end of this blog on cravings and I guarantee you will have a better understanding of sweet cravings and how to stop them. Continue reading “Why I Crave Sweets after Meals”

Chronic Lower Back Pain Exercises

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Muscle aches, stabbing, burning and radiating back pain

Having a sore back is awful, and probably the worst kind to have. It’s hard to move even to walk to sit comfortably with back pain. When I first started yoga – oh, I could hardly move the next day and every move and step caused me pain from soreness. Yikes!

There’s no messing around with lower back pain. If you have back pain which you have experienced without a cause, I encourage you to seek medical attention to rule out any and all serious conditions.

If you’ve ruled out medical conditions and have discovered you have that nagging sore back read to the end of this article to discover some common causes and what to do about it!

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How to Beat a Weight Loss Plateau

So you’re trucking along. You’ve finally flipped that weight loss switch and the pounds are coming off. And you think, “I’ve finally got it!”

And then…. NOTHING. No more weight loss!

The scale stops moving. The good news, you’re not gaining weight. The bad, you’re no longer losing either. What the heck?

Here’s my thought process. I didn’t cheat but I did have that extra serving of low fat yogurt. That must be it. I just had too many calories. No sweat, I’ll get back on the wagon tomorrow. Continue reading “How to Beat a Weight Loss Plateau”

What Helps You Lose Belly Fat Fast?

How many of you have ever said, “I can’t lose belly fat!” Frustrating I know. I’ve just about always had some belly fat.

Belly fat is also called visceral fat. Visceral fat is not just fat that extends the waistline it also sits inside the abdominal cavity. Visceral fat surrounds your organs such as the liver, stomach and intestines, and It is visceral fat that can build up in the arteries.

Research has shown that fat, specifically belly fat, is biologically active. Um… ewwwww! Thus, visceral fat is also called “active” fat and is considered to be a sign of a higher risk of health problems. You know the typical health problems such as diabetes or high cholesterol to name just a couple. For more information about visceral fat and how biologically active it is read more here: Health Harvard Publishing Abdominal Fat and What to do About it

So losing belly fat is important not just for self-esteem but for your over all health. So what helps you lose belly fat fast?

Read to the end for a complete understanding.

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Diet Magic – The Keto Plan

Magic Diet myhealthybest.comThe ketogenic diet, also known as the keto plan, has exploded! It’s everywhere isn’t is? If you’re anything like me though when something new suddenly becomes so popular I’m a little more than skeptical about it. It usually takes me a while to accept this new trend as plausible and successful.

This time it’s different – seriously. I’m sincere when I say that I’ve followed this plan without even knowing it and I have been successfully losing weight! Do you want to know why? Sure you do!

Take just a minute and read this blog if you’ve struggled with losing weight. I promise if you read through to the end, you’ll understand it betters and may even recognize that you’re following this plan already but just didn’t realize it!

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Gluten is Bad for Your Health – Or is it?

 

My husband has an overabundance of health issues. Most of his medical issues have a medical name and diagnosis, but unknown causes. Gluten intolerance is one of them. There is only one way to confirm for sure that you have a gluten intolerance and it’s by performing an endoscopy and looking at the intestine. When he had his endoscopy several years ago, they confirmed that he does NOT have a gluten intolerance.

Well stick your test where the sun don’t shine because every time my husband eats gluten he has an allergic reaction. And I’m not talking about just a little reaction. At times, before he recognized the connection between his allergic reaction and gluten he would have the throat closing reactions.

Thank goodness he was able to recover without medical attention. He is very lucky that the symptoms subsided quickly and he was able to breathe!

So yeah, so much for medical tests.

What is gluten and why are some so sensitive to it? Guess what? The reactions to gluten are quite common and I bet you’ve experienced them, but either you didn’t notice them because they are not a nuisance for you, or you wrote it off to something else. Read further to understand these very common, almost normal symptoms of eating gluten.  Continue reading “Gluten is Bad for Your Health – Or is it?”