Exercise Is More than Just Good for Your Heart, It Can Make You Look Younger

Every article or book you read about exercise tells you about the countless benefits exercise has on your body. It’s almost cliche at this point. One thing you might not know however, is that lifting weights or going for a run can also help prevent and undo skin damage that causes aging. Yep – you read that right. Read more

Perk Up Your Inner Zombie with Dark Chocolate

Do you start feeling like you are somewhere between awake and the land of nod some time in the afternoon after you’ve passed the lunch hour, but a few hours before your work or school day is over? You are not alone.

Larry Stevens eats a piece of high-cacao content chocolate every afternoon, which is in part because he has developed a taste for the unsweetened dark chocolate. It’s also because research shows that it lowers blood pressure and his new study reveals that it improves attention, which is especially important when hitting that midday slump. Read more

Summer Scents, Anatomy of a Perfume

There’s nothing that leaves a lasting impression the way a powerful scent does. You’ll remember a person’s scent before you remember the face. Everyone wants to be remembered for all the right reasons and a captivating fragrance can do just that. Men and women equally appreciate the value of smelling irresistible. Each individual has their favorite notes they prefer whether it’s a musky or sweet scent that draws them. As much as we may have our favorites, it’s a great idea to switch up your fragrances at the start of a new season. Read more

What You Can Do to Help Squash the Munchies After You Workout

Most people think working out and eating healthy are two different things. But they aren’t. You need one to support the other. Studies show that exercising can help diminish cravings for unhealthy foods and stop binge eating. This leads to faster weight loss, better fitness results, and an overall healthy life. Learn how to use this to your advantage with our tips in this article.

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All that Glitters at the New York Fashion Week is OPI

fsfwnyss17.05com-new-york-fashion-week-ss-2015---opi-at-clover-canyon (1)Gold is in this spring and OPI knows it. They created a rich gold nail look for Clover Canyon’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 runway show. Lead nail artist Miss Pop transformed nails and toes using OPI with a Nice Finn-ish, a coppery gold hue that gave the look of jewelry against the collection’s bold prints and bright colors. Read more

Springtime Smoothies to Rejuvenate and Cleanse

The season has finally shifted to a warmer embrace. What better time to cleanse and rejuvenate your body with lighter foods, juices and smoothies?

What’s considered healthy and unhealthy seems to change on a regular basis, which is why it’s helpful to recognize further studies that confirm previous findings. Most recently, a study by Georgia State University microbiologist Benoit Chassaing has further confirmed the destructive properties of an inflammatory diet. Read more

Looking for Healthy Wrap Ideas? Look No Further

Wraps are convenient and reduce the mess and the stress of eating a complete meal in the palm of your hand — especially if you are on the go. Some of us are looking for healthy options that reduce our calorie intake to maintain a fit lifestyle. No worries. You can have a satisfying meal in your hand for under 450 calories with the wrap ideas in this article.

5 Tips to Help You Cut Back on Salt

It isn’t easy to cut back or stop using salt completely, but a lot of people are starting to do it. This is very common advice given by doctors for the 30% of Americans and the 40% of the global community suffering from high blood pressure. Even though it’s a common diagnosis, high blood pressure is a huge risk factor for heart issues down the line.

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Stop Eating Your Stress

Why do we turn to food for emotional reasons? If you really want to be free of this self-destructive habit for good, you need to increase awareness in your eating— this means tuning into your thoughts and feelings on a regular basis, and making needed adjustments to prevent you from reaching for the cookies whenever you’re having a rough moment. (Who doesn’t want a cookie when they are feeling down?)

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