Month: September 2016

6 Under-The-Radar Tips For Great Workouts

6 Under-The-Radar Tips For Great Workouts

September 29, 2016

It’s been said that 80 percent of success is just showing up. If that sounds like your approach to training, you’ve probably attained a certain amount of success through all your check-ins and check-outs at the gym. However, you can exponentially increase the quality of your workout by employing a few techniques to goose your […]

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What Is Listeria, and How to Make Sure You Avoid It

September 26, 2016

 The recall of 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles last week is shining a spotlight on a serious and dangerous repeat offender in the world of food poisoning: Listeria. So what is Listeria? Well, it’s a type of bacteria with the full name of Listeria monocytogenes. Every year in the United States alone, […]

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The One Lift Every Woman Should Do

September 23, 2016

Each woman has her own reasons for working out. But, no matter what  your goal is, you need to be doing this essential exercise! Declaring that one lift is so important every woman should do it is bold. Not only does the lift have to provide incredible benefits, it also has to be scalable to […]

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8 Gym Benchmarks Everyone Can Achieve

September 19, 2016

You might be strong in one or two lifts, but are you up to the same standard in these 8 classic moves? If not, make these your next goals! Plenty of us tell ourselves, “I’m not the competitive type,” but once we get fairly serious about any activity, that statement transforms into a question: “So, […]

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The Strength Training Routine Your Workout Regimen Needs

September 19, 2016

With so many studio classes taking over as fitness crazes, it’s easy to forget the simple things, like our dumbbell roots! Let Grokker’s Kelly Lee take you back to the basics of strength training with a workout designed to help you build (or reinforce) a strong foundation with perfect techniques. Break through your strength limitations […]

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Wipe Out Acne and Acne Scars With Coconut Oil?

September 18, 2016

Acne is a common skin disease that affects up to 80% of people in their lifetime. It is most common among teenagers, but it can affect adults of all ages. Because of coconut oil’s many health properties, some people have started using it to treat acne. This involves applying coconut oil directly to the skin, […]

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13 Cholesterol-Lowering Foods to Add to Your Diet Today

September 17, 2016

Heart disease is the biggest killer worldwide. Having high cholesterol (especially LDL particles) is linked to an increased risk of heart disease (1). Having low HDL (the “good”) cholesterol and high triglycerides is also linked to increased risk (2). Fortunately, what you eat can have a powerful effect on your cholesterol and other risk factors. […]

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Why Casein Is One of The Best Proteins You Can Take

September 16, 2016

Casein is a slow-digesting dairy protein that people often take as a supplement. It releases amino acids slowly, so people often take it before bed to help with recovery and reduce muscle breakdown while they sleep. Several studies have shown it helps boost muscle growth, along with a ton of other benefits. Like Whey, Casein […]

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Does Fiber Relieve or Cause Constipation? A Critical Look

September 15, 2016

Constipation is a common problem that affects up to 20% of people every year (1, 2). It’s a difficult condition to define, as bathroom habits vary considerably from person to person. However, if you have less than three bowel movements a week and your stools are hard, dry and difficult to pass, you’re likely constipated. […]

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Should You Avoid Fish Because of the Mercury?

September 14, 2016

Fish is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. That’s because it’s a great source of protein, micronutrients and healthy fats. However, some types of fish can contain high levels of mercury, which is toxic. In fact, mercury exposure has been linked to serious health problems. So what should you do? Does it mean […]

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