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How To Stay Healthy On A Budget

Personal trainers, fresh vegetables, and gym memberships all cost money. Not everyone can afford such luxuries. It’s one reason why being poor is too expensive — a crappy diet and sedentary lifestyle costs more down the line. Don’t worry: While fitness comes at a price, it’s not one you have to pay out of your wallet.

How To Use Caffeine To Improve Your Athletic Performance

Caffeine is a performance-enhancing drug that’s legal, cheap, and easy to get: chances are you had some this morning. More importantly, it actually does make you better at sports, which is more than you can say for a lot of supplements marketed to athletes. You just have to know how to use it strategically.

Put Yourself In A Better Food Environment To Build Better Dietary Habits

You may jokingly tell people you’re on the “see-food diet”, where you just eat whatever you see, but perhaps there’s something to it. A study confirms a “no-duh” tip that health experts have preached all along: the foods you tend to eat and your eating behaviours can be influenced by the types of foods you keep in your immediate environment.

Your 'Diet' Foods Should Make You Feel Full, Not Just Be Low In Calories

When trying to lose weight, most people understand they need to eat less, but eating less food means more hunger (which sucks). But they go about eating less all wrong. In order to deal with the inevitable hunger, aim for foods that provide “volume” and help you feel full.

When Low Kilojoule Foods Actually Screw Your Diet

“Low kilojoule” foods are all the rage these days. Sure, they may seem like a good idea on the surface, but sometimes they’re as silly as thinking “if I cut this cake in half, I can eat twice the amount.” Here’s how to tell when the lower-kilojoule option is the right decision.

Health Check: Seven Nutrients Important for Mental Health - And Where To Find Them

Dietary nutrients are critical for brain structure and function, so they have a potentially profound impact on mental health. An increasingly robust body of research points to the detrimental effect of unhealthy diets and nutrient deficiencies, and to the protective value of healthy diets – along with select nutritional supplements as required – for maintaining and promoting mental health.

Do You Really Need To Drink More Water?

You can eat well and exercise, but to round out your identity as a Person Who Makes Healthy Choices you may feel like you need to drain a large water bottle a few times a day. The benefits of chugging H2O are myriad and legendary, but are they real?

How To Prepare For Your First Race, Whether It's A 5K Or A Marathon

Running is hard. Sticking to a training plan is hard. But knowing that you have a race in a month is a great motivator to keep you going when you’d rather be watching TV. If you’ve never run a race before, putting one on your calendar might seem scary: Will I feel out of place? What should I wear?

Blotting Pizza With A Napkin Actually Cuts Significant Calories

There are two kinds of people: Those who use a napkin to blot off pizza oil, because hey free calories, and those who laugh at the first group. How much difference could it possibly make?

'Superfoods' Aren't Super -- They Should Be Your Normal Foods

It’s easy to pat yourself on the back for the one vegetable you ate today — and if you normally eat zero, by all means celebrate that healthy eating victory. But singling out foods as “super” or healthy may backfire.

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