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Strawberry Banana Crunch Smoothie Bowl
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Strawberry Banana Crunch Smoothie Bowl

Yield: serves 1 Ingredients 1/2 sliced banana 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/4 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 2 Tbsp. – 1/4 cup water, depending on the strength of your blender TOPPING: 1/2 banana, sliced 1 1/2 Tbsp. granola 1 tsp. chia seeds 1 tsp. flax...

July 31, 2017July 31, 2017by
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Paid Parental Leave May Be The Idea That Transcends Politics

Tameka Henry takes care of her disabled husband, her 87-year-old grandfather and her four children, ages 10 to 16. Two of her kids have asthma. Her husband has a chronic intestinal condition, diabetes and congestive heart failure. He’s unemployed. Henry, who makes around $30,000 a year as a case administrator for a behavioral health care...

July 30, 2017July 30, 2017by
Dynamic warm up routine
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Dynamic warm up routine

Warm up your muscles with September cover model Alexa Towersey‘s favourite warm up sequence. Overhead Reverse Lunge x 10 Step back into a reverse lunge, bringing the knee down to graze the ground as you reach your arms up and out of your hips towards the ceiling. Emphasise driving the pelvis underneath you to create...

July 29, 2017July 29, 2017by
All Knives Are Not Created Equal
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All Knives Are Not Created Equal

Product reviewed: Shun Hikari 8” Chef’s Knife I like to think my knife skills are pretty sharp. While the technique might need some work, a counter full of formidable ingredients provided the perfect opportunity to test myself, as well as the breadth of my new cutting-edge companion’s capabilities. More than a century of experience makes Shun Cutlery...

July 29, 2017July 29, 2017by
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5 exercises for at-home reformer Pilates

  Want to bring your Pilates sessions home with you? Here are five ways to bring some reformer moves into your home workouts.   If reformer Pilates sounds like your kind of deal, you better be prepared to part with a pretty penny. An hour-long private lesson can set you back hundreds of dollars, while...

July 28, 2017July 28, 2017by
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Puritan’s Pride Coconut Oil Review (UPDATED 2017): Don’t Buy Before You Read This!

What is it? Puritan’s Pride Coconut Oil is a coconut oil supplement used for a variety of indications from weight loss to digestive health. This product is encapsulated and meant for use as a daily supplement. Puritan’s Pride Coconut Oil provides users with a reliable source of MCT oils, lauric and caprylic acids — ingredients...

July 27, 2017July 27, 2017by
One dead, 46 sick in Salmonella outbreak traced to papayas
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One dead, 46 sick in Salmonella outbreak traced to papayas

Federal officials have joined Maryland’s Health Department in a warning against eating yellow Maradol papayas because of Salmonella contamination, reporting one person has died and at least 46 others are sick in an ongoing outbreak that began in mid-May. The CDC posted this photo with the outbreak notice, describing Maradol papayas as large, oval fruits...

July 27, 2017July 27, 2017by
Lower-body booty circuit
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Lower-body booty circuit

  Combine these three micro workouts to form a lower-body workout that’ll have you working up a sweat.   THE WORKOUT 5 to 6 rounds, with no more than 10 to 15 seconds’ rest between exercises. 5 Burpees // 20 Kneeling Banded Hip Thrust // 5 Burpees // 20 Knee to Squat Jump (10 on...

July 24, 2017July 24, 2017by
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The benefits of plyometric exercises

  Plyometrics are great for cardio, toning and fat loss here, we take a look at how the humble plyometric box can be a killer workout session. “The plyo box has been popular among athletes and hard-core fitness enthusiasts for a while now, but has become more mainstream since the introduction of CrossFit,” says elite...

July 24, 2017July 24, 2017by
Should Cancer Patients Avoid Raw Fruits and Vegetables?
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Should Cancer Patients Avoid Raw Fruits and Vegetables?

Back in the 1960s, a patient isolator unit was developed for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Because our immune system cells were often caught in the friendly fire, up to 50% of cancer patients died of infections before they could even complete the chemo because their immune systems had become so compromised. So, a bubble boy-like...

July 24, 2017July 24, 2017by