Healthy Eating & Nutrition Guide

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There is one thing that we all have in common….. no matter where you live….. and that is the basic human need for good health and well-being. The links below will focus on eating healthy, maintaining fitness, proper diet, natural energy, and health safety issues.  New content is added from time to time so keep checking back. Many of the posts below have had steady stream of daily visitors over the last several months.

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HEALTHY EATING & NUTRITION:

5 Good Reasons For FiberHealthy_Food

5 Summer Food Mysteries Revealed

10 Best Foods For Healthy Eating

Benefits of Milk – What’s In A Glass?

Best Fiber Foods For Colon Cleansing – Nutrition Basics

Best Immune Boosting Foods For Your Body To Fight The Flu

Common Diet Myths & Realityhealthy_food

Lose Weight & Boost Energy With The Super Nutrients Known As The Fat-Fighting 4

Making The Right Fruit & Vegetable Choices

Nutritional Benefits of The 10 Most Important Vegetables

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SUMMER GRILLIN’:

Quick Summer Grillin’ Ideas For Fresh Fruit & Veggies

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SNACKING TIPS:snacking

Healthy Snacks With Less Than 200 Calories

Smart Snack Attack – 10 Calorie Magic!

What’s In Your Snack Stash? – Healthier Alternatives

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HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUES:safety_first_sign

Hidden Supermarket Dangers That Can Make Your Family Sick

Plastic Bottles: Are They Safe & What Do The Numbers Mean?

Proper Hand Washing Tips To Prevent Infection

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ENERGY & EXERCISE:exercise-clipart

Easy Exercises Just About Anyone Can Do

Fight Fatigue & Boost Energy With Exercise

Need A Quick Energy Boost – The Natural Way?

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DIET & WEIGHT LOSS:Weight_Loss_Help

Common Diet Myths & Reality

Lose Weight & Boost Energy With The Super Nutrients Known As The Fat-Fighting 4

Truth About Abs: The Honest Source on Abdominals & Fat Loss

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Boost Energy & Fight Fatigue With Exercise

Have you been feeling tired and “run down” lately?

Believe it or not, a simple walk may be better than a nap for boosting energy and fighting fatigue.

Clip Art Graphic of a Fire Cartoon CharacterRecent studies suggests that regular exercise can actually increase energy levels, even among people suffering from chronic medical conditions associated with fatigue, such as cancer and heart disease. Contrary to popular belief, researchers say expending energy by engaging in regular exercise may pay off with increased levels of energy in the long run.

“A lot of times when people are fatigued, the last thing they want to do is exercise,” says researcher Patrick O’Connor, PhD, in a news release. “But if you’re physically inactive and fatigued, being just a bit more active will help,” says O’Connor, who is the co-director of the exercise psychology laboratory at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.

“We live in a society where people are always looking for the next sports drink, energy bar, or cup of coffee that will give them the extra edge to get through the day,” says researcher Tim Puetz, PhD, also with the University of Georgia. “But it may be that lacing up your tennis shoes and getting out and doing some physical activity every morning can provide that spark of energy that people are looking for.”

Exercise Boosts Energy

Over the years, many studies have shown that sedentary people who start a regular exercise walking-character2program experience an increase in energy levels, although researchers say few studies have quantified those effects.

In this current study, which has been published in Psychological Bulletin, the researchers analyzed 70 studies on exercise and fatigue involving more than 6,800 people.

“More than 90% of the studies showed the same thing… That sedentary people who completed a regular exercise program reported improved fatigue compared to groups that did not exercise,” O’Connor comments. “It’s a very consistent effect.”

The results show that regular exercise increases energy and reduces fatigue.

It was shown that the average effect was greater than the improvement from using stimulant medications, which included the ones being used for ‘attention deficit hyperactivity disorder’ (ADHD) as well as narcolepsy.

Researchers claim that nearly every group that was studied — from healthy adults — to cancer patients — and even those with such chronic conditions as diabetes and heart disease — actually benefited from exercise.

Need A Quick Energy Boost – The Natural Way?

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