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The reasons why you can eat before bed

The reasons why you can eat before bed

One of common myths about proper nutrition is that you can't eat after 6 p.m. The reason is that allegedly there is no time for the food to be digested and therefore it will be stored as fat.
Why walking is so much more beneficial than it seems

Why walking is so much more beneficial than it seems

In the pursuit of an ideal body and a healthy lifestyle, a person spends a tons of money on gym memberships, a personal trainer and sportswear. But we forget that there is a simpler and more accessible way to stay in shape. Which is walking.
Stomach vacuum: the most effective exercise to get a flat stomach

Stomach vacuum: the most effective exercise to get a flat stomach

Who doesn't dream of having tight beautiful abs? To get a six-pack lying on the couch is definitely a dream of millions of people. Many people can say this would be unrealistic. No, quite possible, we say. There is one effective way, which is no secret to people interested in training and exercising. That is a stomach vacuum exercise.
Health benefits of whole grain foods

Health benefits of whole grain foods

"Eat whole grain cereals and bread" - you can see that in absolutely all nutrition programs or hear from well-known nutritionists as an expert advice. Indeed, whole grain products have a lot of fine qualities to offer. Therefore, it is worth paying more attention to.
The pros and cons of napping

The pros and cons of napping

Daytime sleep is one of the most frequently discussed topics. As always, opinions on this are rather divided. Some people think it's a waste of time, others believe that a "quiet hour" is essential.
Why keeping a food diary helps you lose weight

Why keeping a food diary helps you lose weight

All people trying to get in shape know for sure that you can reach your weight loss goals with proper nutrition and training. However, you need to put special emphasis on nutrition because it is food that is responsible for 80% of success on the way to the perfect body.
6 reasons not to skip breakfast

6 reasons not to skip breakfast

For many of us, the morning doesn't always start with breakfast. Getting ready for work, we often end up having a cup of coffee and a sandwich at best. At worst, we don't eat at all and lack of time is generally the most popular excuse. In an unequal battle between having breakfast and sleeping an extra 10 minutes, sleep wins over and over.
Why exercising doesn't make you lose weight

Why exercising doesn't make you lose weight

Proper nutrition is the key to the weight loss. A lot of people make a mistake thinking that exhausting training in the gym will help them to get rid of those extra pounds. Exercise isn't very helpful on its own for weight loss. We eat more thinking that we burn a lot calories working out. As a result, we consume more calories than we burn. In scientific terms, it's called a calorie surplus: a state in which calorie intake is higher than calorie expenditure.
Why you should read in the morning

Why you should read in the morning

Many of us notice that we used to read much more but now we don't manage to find the time to do it. But you can get up earlier and start your day with a healthy breakfast and reading a decent book. So not only will you be able to get enjoy your laid-back morning, but you will also be able to tune in to a productive day. While reading may seem like simple entertainment, it takes care of your body and mind, even if may not notice it at all.
How much protein we need and where we can get it

How much protein we need and where we can get it

Protein, along with carbohydrates and fats, is an important component of the human body structure. It is the food that helps us to build our body. Our muscles are 80% protein. The only other substance in the human body that is found in bigger quantities than protein is water. That's why protein is referred to as the most important component of our organs.
Why carbohydrates are important

Why carbohydrates are important

For someone who has ever been on a diet, the very word "carbohydrates" sounds like something forbidden. After all, there is an opinion that the consumption of carbohydrates contributes to weight gain. That's why many people decide to give them up to lose weight.
Why hydration is important and how much water we need

Why hydration is important and how much water we need

Each and every one of us is familiar with the statement that a person should drink at least 2 liters of water a day. Our body is 80% water: blood-83%, brain-75%, bones-22%. Water is vital for almost every function in the body. Food contributes only 40%, another 10% is produced by the body itself. The other 50%, which makes up half of all the water needed, should be consumed in the form of a fluid.
9 reasons to exercise

9 reasons to exercise

People often assume that exercising is an option for weight loss only. In fact, exercise motivation should be sought not just in the pursuit of an ideal body. Regular training is necessary for overall health. Here are 9 interesting facts and studies that support this idea:
Intermittent fasting and what's healthy about it

Intermittent fasting and what's healthy about it

Intermittent fasting has become widely popular in recent years. It became particularly fashionable in 2016, when a Japanese scientist, Yoshinori Osumi, received the Nobel prize for achievements in medicine and physiology. He discovered the mechanisms of autophagy in which the body produces cells that fight cancer and aging processes. These cells are produced precisely during starvation.
Hidden calories and foods that contain them

Hidden calories and foods that contain them

You eat healthy, count calories, exercise regularly, and still having trouble losing weight? Most likely, you are not aware of the hidden calories. They are found in foods that are considered to be dietetic and low-calorie. They are the ones that keep us from losing weight.
Reasons for a "lifebuoy" in the abdomen area

Reasons for a "lifebuoy" in the abdomen area

What is the first thing that comes to mind when we hear "lifebuoy"? A buoyant support for keeping a person afloat in water, right? But we want to talk about another "lifebuoy" in the form of a fat layer around the belly and waist. To be precise - where it comes from and how it affects the body.
What is fast food and how bad is it for you

What is fast food and how bad is it for you

Everyone knows about negative effects of fast food on the body. But not everyone asks why fast food got such a bad fame and whether it is actually so unhealthy.