10 Weight Loss Tips for 2017

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Losing weight is never easy and it is a frequent goal for many people. In fact losing weight and getting healthy is the number one New Year’s Resolution every year. Most people just keep making the resolution without making any real progress. To break the cycle these weight loss tips for 2015 are geared toward long term weight loss. So you will not only lose the weight but keep it off so that next year’s resolution can be entirely new.

1. No Fad Diets

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Whether it’s the grapefruit diet, the soup diet, the chocolate diet, the diet that requires chugging maple syrup and cayenne pepper, just stay away. The stranger it sounds the less likely you should be doing it to your body. Many of these fad diets gain popularity because they work for the short term but they can’t be done forever. Once people stop the fad diet they gain the weight back and often end up heavier than when they started.

2. Get Snacking

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Most people like to snack throughout the day. You do it because you’re bored, because you’re stressed because you just want to break up your work day. Then when people want to lose weight they think they need to cut out these snacks. The problem is that this can make you break down and choose unhealthy snacks or overeat at meals. So keep plenty of fruits, veggies and protein packed snacks around. You’ll see and feel the difference with this change right away.

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17 Instagram Fitness Pros

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Whether you are in shape or out of shape there’s nothing wrong with a little more help or inspiration. If you are not on Instagram but you want to live a healthy lifestyle then you are really missing out. There are some amazing trainers and fitness gurus that use their Instagram to share tips, workouts, and loads of motivation. But by far the best thing about following fitness pros on Instagram is that they do not mince words or pictures about how hard they have to work to stay in shape, which can go a long way in providing the motivation their followers need to work hard too.

17. @bexlife

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Getting fit, eating healthy and being a parent sometimes do not all fit together. But that is what makes the Instagram of fitness pro Rebekah Borucki is so motivational. Posting pictures of doing yoga while her children sit on her, healthy meal ideas and just honest glimpses into her life, this is one Instagram profile that shows that getting in shape can be done, even for busy and stressed moms.

16. @therock

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has always been known for his physique and there is no secret to the amount of work it takes to maintain that physique. Dwayne Johnson uses his Instagram to post his workouts and let his followers know about his constant jaunts to this gym. He also throws in some inspirational quotes in there showing that even those with great bodies need inspiration to keep it up some days.

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The Importance of Water

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Without water, no one can survive. Water is the basis of life and every living thing on planet Earth requires water. Water is even more important than food. You can live about a week without food but you can’t live a day without water. However, why is water as important as it is? Why is it the most crucial part of life?

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Well, first of all, the most important reason is that water rehydrates our body when we are dehydrated or thirsty. Water refreshes our body which allows us to be more energized. Almost all of our bodily functions require water to function properly, so without water, their functions are not as great.

In addition, our bodies are consisted of about seventy to eighty percent water. Water acts a cleanser for your body. It takes away all germs and bacteria from the body. It unclogs blood vessels and plays a huge role in ensuring that your organs are performing the right function. After you consume junk food or anything that may not be too healthy for your body, drink water. By doing so, you are cleaning the bad things from the food and allow you to be healthier.

Moreover, water improves your digestion. It allows food to digest faster. By improving your digestion, you are also improving your skin. The biggest reason why people have bad skin, including acne, is that because they do not digest too well. Therefore, by drinking more water you are improving your digestion and that also results in a better skin.

Another reason is that water makes our body temperature become more regular. For example, if we are cold, water will make our warmer. On the other hand, when we are warm, water will make our cooler. By drinking water, we are regulating our body temperatures which make us healthier.

Lastly, by drinking water you are reducing your risk of many various diseases and illnesses. You are making your body stronger and it will be less prone to diseases. Also, if you are hydrated enough, you will be able to heal quicker from sickness.

Water does not contain any calories, cholesterol, fibre, vitamins, etc., yet it is so important and vital for your body. It is important that you drink at least seven glasses of water every day to make sure that your body functions are performing like normal and that you can be healthy.

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15 Natural Ways to Detox the Body… (Don’t) Harm Yourself

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If you have been feeling worn down and just off, then it may be time for a detox. A detox can do wonders for your body and start getting some of those foods and chemicals that can keep your body from feeling its best. Whether it is a matter of too much sugar, a matter of chemicals or just a matter of not getting good foods and nutrients into your body. If you have never detoxed then it might be time to try and see how different your body can feel.

1) Sleep

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One of the things that can really put strain on the body and prevent the body from clearing out toxins is not getting enough sleep. If you have been stressed and sleeping poorly or just burning the midnight oil, then take a few days and plan to get at least 8 hours of sleep. Getting this sleep will help your body recharge and catch up so that it can work to the best of its ability.

2) Drink Water

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Water is one of the most important things to keep the body clean and functioning properly. Water helps to flush toxins out of the body and assists in all the processes of the body. Water is also great for just overall health and the more water you drink, the less likely you are to reach for drinks that are filled with sugar.

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Do These 7 Things on Sunday to Lose Weight All Week Long

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Sunday is the start of the week and it’s the time when you need to set yourself up for success. You can do just a few things on Sunday and you will be on your way to losing weight all week. You can do one thing or most of these things or even start them on a day that isn’t Sunday, the key is to just get started. Whether you are an exercise regular, a diet queen or on the first step of your journey, these tips will help you reach your goals faster.

1) Weigh Yourself

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You don’t want to weigh yourself every day because your weight can fluctuate. However, weighing yourself once a week is a great way to get motivated by progress and get motivated to get that number to drop even further. If this is the start of your weight loss journey, seeing that number and keeping it in mind will help you stay on track all week.

2) Empty the Fridge and Pantry

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Whether you are at the start of your journey or halfway through the race, it is always a good thing to go through the food in your home. Find anything that you might sneak when that sweet tooth arises or when you have a bad day and trash it. It is much easier to stay on track when there is no temptation in the house.

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15 Most Useless Workouts Ever. (Don’t) Ever Do These Exercises.

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If you are like most people, working out is not exactly the best time of your day. So when do you take the time to work out, you want to make sure you are getting the most out of every move. The better the moves feel and the faster you see results, the more likely that you will start to enjoy your workouts. So here are the workouts you want to avoid if you don’t want to waste your time.

1) Crunches

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These are exercises that pretty much no one enjoys anyway so it’s probably a good thing that they are not good for your workout. Crunches only work the front ab muscles and not the waist or the lower abs, therefore it could create a muscle imbalance which can lead to back problems. Settle for regular sits ups or even planks which work all the ab muscles.

2) Supermans

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Trust me you do not want to be doing Supermans if you are trying to look like Superman. This exercise involves laying on your stomach and then raising the arms and legs. It is a very small range of motion and it is often done incorrectly which leads to lower back problems. There is also no way to make the move harder or adjust for skill level so it basically becomes useless quickly even if done correctly.

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