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How To Eat Well And Manage Your Food Allergies While Travelling

Travel is all about exploring and immersing yourself in a different culture. You probably don’t want to spend your time worrying about your diet. But food allergies and dietary restrictions can be tough to manage when you’re away from home. The good news is, all it takes is the right preparation to keep it from spoiling your trip. Here are a few ways you can prepare.

The Secret To Living Longer: Chocolate, Wine And Sex

Living healthier and longer doesn’t have to mean salads and treadmills. Behaviour expert Mark Stibich recommends a few “fun” healthy additions to your habits and diet that are much easier it follow — including indulging in chocolate and having more sex.

10 Enduring Exercise Myths, Debunked By Science

Finding clear, definitive facts about healthy exercise can be difficult. The exercise industry is a multi-billion dollar business, built partially on selling gadgets and supplements to people desperate to lose weight or look attractive. Meanwhile, good workout plans and simple truths lurk in the background waiting for their time to shine. All of this results in lots of misinformation about exercise. We’re taking some of those commonly-held exercise myths to task, and we have science to back us up. Let’s get started.

Switch To Coconut Oil For Its Fat-Burning Properties

Coconut oil is a fat-burning fat. If you don’t despise the lingering coconut taste, consider incorporating coconut oil into your diet or replacing another oil source, such as vegetable oil, with it to boost your body’s fat-burning ability. Win-win!

Ten Great Travel Destinations For Vegans And Vegetarians

When you’re travelling, part of the experience is taking in the local cuisine. If you’re a vegetarian, this can be challenging, because some cultures’ diets are primarily focused on meat. If you’re an herbivore, here are ten great destinations where you can explore while sticking to your diet.

Most People Have Cholesterol All Wrong

Do you know which foods contain good cholesterol, and which contain bad cholesterol? If you think you do, ha! That’s a trick question! Cholesterol in our food doesn’t come in “good” and “bad” varieties, but cholesterol readings from blood tests do, and the two aren’t as closely connected as we used to think.

Count Macronutrients Instead Of Calories For Better Diet Success

If you’ve ever read a fitness blog, forum, or even Instagram, you’ve probably heard the term macros thrown around. Short for “macronutrients”, it refers to carbs, fats and proteins — the three basic components of every diet. If you get their proportions right, it makes dieting a lot more effective when simple calorie restriction fails.

The Difference Between Various Kinds Of Protein Supplements

They’re called protein supplements for a reason: you only need them if your current intake needs a boost. But taking in an appropriate amount feels like taking in the last episode of Game of Thrones. If you need to know the difference, this handy guide will help.

The Only Three Things Everybody Agrees On When It Comes To Nutrition

There’s not much agreement about nutrition. On many topics — fat, salt and carbs, to name a few — government guidelines will say one thing, but fans of paleo or vegan or fad diets will insist that the opposite is true. Pretty soon, you just don’t know what to think about eggs, white bread or low-fat salad dressing.

'Fitspiration' Is Bad For Your Motivation

Seeing pictures of super-fit men and women may push you to get in shape, but psychology dictates that relying on “fitspiration” for motivation may hurt more than it helps. Here’s why.

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