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Need Help Falling Asleep? – 16 Foods to Help You Sleep Better

Having trouble sleeping is a common problem in the U.S., and it’s getting worse as we speak. In fact, insomnia – a sleep disorder that is characterized by a difficulty falling asleep – affects approximately 1 in 8 people (WrongDiagnosis.com) in the United States. While there are many different reasons why you’re having trouble falling asleep – such as stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, untreated sleep apnea, etc. – there are various foods that you can try as sort of a natural sleep aid. There are also foods you should avoid before bed, because they will help you stay awake. Many of these foods are obvious, such as coffee, soda, or other caffeine-packed drinks, but some aren’t so obvious. Warm milk, for example, actually makes it more difficult to fall asleep due to it’s protein/fat content – so what you learned growing up was all wrong!
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Boost Your Metabolism: 10 Tips

Boost your metabolism

People are always looking for ways that they can boost their metabolism…why you ask? Well, if you raise your metabolism, your body can burn fat more efficiently. Metabolism has to do with how efficiently your body burns fuel (food), and it’s related to various enzymes and hormones in your body and how they work together, yada yada yada. So how can you boost your metabolism so that you can burn off some of that excess fat? Here’s some tips that I’ve compiled… Read More…

It’s The Start of a New Year…Time for New Year’s Resolutions

New Years 2009 in Sydney, Australia

As 2008 slowly fades away and 2009 is finally here, most of us gather up whatever motivation (or lack there of) we can muster up and set out to accomplish our New Year’s resolutions – but we all know it’s not as easy as it sounds. Most of us make ’em, but few of us actually follow through and complete our New Year’s goals. Whether it be to get in better shape, lose weight, get a better job, or just live a better life, accomplishing these resolutions aren’t that easy. Read More…

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