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The 5 Stages of Sleep and How to Achieve Them

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If you’re struggling to get enough sleep every night, you’re not alone. A study by the CDC found that about one-third of Americans don’t get adequate rest. And that’s a shame, because sleep allows your brain to recover while offering your body many health benefits. But you can’t just tell yourself to go to sleep and see results. I wish …

Menstrual Cycle Changes Your Brain

Yes, Your Menstrual Cycle Changes Your Brain

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If you’ve been getting your period for years, you’ve probably already noticed that your menstrual cycle changes your body. From bloating to cramps on certain days of your cycle, this fact is pretty obvious to most women. But did you know your menstrual cycle changes your brain, too? You might have suspected this for a while, considering it’s common to …

Alzheimer’s Affects More Women

Why Alzheimer’s Affects More Women Than Men

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More than 50 million people in the world have dementia—which includes Alzheimer’s—and that number has been rising in recent years. In fact, experts predict 75 million people will have this condition by 2030. As researchers work on ways to prevent and treat dementia, many also try to determine why Alzheimer’s affects more women than men. We have the same question, …

Meals to Make from Leftovers

Meals to Make from Leftovers from Your Fridge

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Have you ever opened your fridge and seen nothing but leftovers and odds and ends that may be edible but are totally random? I have! If you happen to be in this situation and you’re contemplating closing your fridge and just going out to eat tonight, hold it right there! Surely you can come up with a healthy, delicious dinner …

Calcium-Rich Recipe

Calcium-Rich Recipes to Enjoy During Pregnancy

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Getting enough calcium is always critical to your health, but it’s particularly important when you’re pregnant. After all, calcium helps your baby develop strong bones, a healthy heart, muscles, and nerves. And sufficient calcium benefits your own body during pregnancy, because it decreases your chances of preeclampsia. Basically, pregnancy is the perfect time to try some delicious calcium-rich recipes! Here …

Melatonin

Why Melatonin is Good for More Than Just Sleep

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Melatonin is good for many things, but most people only know about its positive effects on sleep and jet lag, thanks to its influence on the circadian rhythm. Luckily, it has several other health benefits that you should know about before you decide whether or not melatonin is for you. Here are the advantages of taking this helpful hormone. Once …

Driving the Supplement Boom

What’s Driving the Supplement Boom? Younger Consumers Play a Role Too

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More than 170 million Americans take supplements. While senior citizens do make up a lot of that group—as 74 percent of adults 55 and older take supplements—younger Americans are not far behind. About 70 percent of adults between 18 and 34 take dietary supplements, and the same percentage applies to adults between 35 and 54. Basically, most people in every …

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Top 10 Dairy-Free Calcium-Rich Foods for Your Child

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Depending on their age, children between 1 and 18 need anywhere from 700 to 1300 mg of calcium per day. But studies show the majority of kids don’t get enough calcium on a daily basis, and it’s even worse for those with lactose intolerance, as dairy is not an option for them. If you’re struggling to get your lactose intolerant …

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Women Need More Calcium: What To Do If You Aren’t Getting Enough

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Everyone can benefit from calcium, but women need more calcium than men, especially as they age. That’s because women are at a higher risk for osteoporosis, so they need calcium to strengthen their bones. And then there’s menopause, during which bone loss often speeds up. Clearly, calcium is one nutrient you don’t want to skip, even for a day. Fortunately, …

Benefits of Probiotics

4 Benefits of Probiotics

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Keeping your body healthy is a balancing act, as it involves ensuring you get enough of the good things and avoid the bad. This is especially true when it comes to bacteria. You want to limit the amount of bad bacteria in your system while keeping the good bacteria, and that’s where probiotics come in! Probiotics are simply supplements and …

FitFormula Bluberry-Flavored Sleep Formula

A Deal So Good It’s Scary

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If you’re running low on sleep lately, we feel your pain—and we’ve got a solution for it! Now when you buy any of our FitFormula products, you’ll save $10 on our new Blueberry–Flavored Sleep Formula. This is definitely a treat— not a trick!—for anyone dealing with a sleep disorder. So if you’ve been struggling to get to sleep but have …

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4 Ways Kale Benefits Your Body

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Look at any list of superfoods, and kale is on it for sure. And yet, despite the fact that kale is clearly healthy, not everyone consumes this leafy green on a regular basis. Why? Well, let’s face it. Kale can be kind of intimidating, especially if you don’t know what to do with it. Plus, nutritious, green foods can be …

Effects of Sleep Deprivation

5 Reasons to Wake Up to The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

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Sleep deprivation is a thief. It steals our intelligence, our mental health, and our resilience, among other things. The first step in understanding sleep deprivation is being aware of the ways it hurts us. Then we can try to do something about it. So without further ado, here are the top five reasons you should take the effects of sleep …

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What You Don’t Know About the History of Migraines

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If you suffer from migraines, you’re probably wondering why no one has found a cure for this fairly common condition. After all, surely you know other people—mostly women—who also get migraines. So why hasn’t this been a priority for medical researchers? Learning a little about the history of migraines might help you understand why. If you’re interested in more medical …

Magnesium and Vitamin D

Magnesium and Vitamin D: They Need Each Other

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If you recently found out you have a vitamin D deficiency, you might have started taking vitamin D supplements to quickly get this nutrient into your body. But what you might not know is that you also need more magnesium if you want to maximize the effectiveness of your supplements. That’s because magnesium assists the body in absorbing vitamin D. …

Settle Into Slumber

Settle Into Slumber With These 4 Tips

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You’ve read article after article. Counted all the sheep. You just can’t get yourself to sleep. Well, that might change soon, because there may be a few methods you haven’t tried that could help you finally settle into slumber. And they happen to be all natural and super easy to implement at home. So check out a few tried-and-true ways …

Gym Hygiene

Gym Hygiene: What You Need to Know and How to Keep It Clean

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If you’re in the habit of going to the gym, give yourself a pat on the back! It’s a great way to maintain your health and fitness, so you’re right to be feelin’ good about exercising. But are you paying as much attention to gym hygiene as you are to your workout form? If not, that needs to change, or …

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8 Ways to Fall Asleep Naturally and Quickly

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It’s important to get about eight hours of shut-eye each night if you want to reap all the health benefits that come with a good night’s sleep. But it’s not that easy for everyone to fall asleep naturally; some people need a little help. If you’re not thrilled with the prospect of taking sleeping pills, don’t worry, because there are …

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What’s Driving the Supplement Boom? Aging, Fitness, Smart Consumers

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Dietary supplements are so popular worldwide they’ve created a supplement boom in recent years. Some types of supplements are more popular than others lately, with vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, lycopene, and probiotics topping the list. Regardless of which supplements people are buying, there are a few explanations behind the recent explosion. Let’s talk about why people are buying more …

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The Health Benefits of Exercising with Your Pets

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Exercising is good for you, but exercising with your pets is even better! Both people and pets benefit from a good workout, and exercising together just gives you more time to spend enjoying each other’s company. So before your next workout, decide how to involve your furry best friend in the activity. Here’s why you should do it and how …

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How to Be the Energy You Want to Attract

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Many of us aren’t familiar with energy, but energy is all around us, all day every day—and we all have an energy field. Energy is this thing that we can’t measure or see on a lab test, yet we can’t live without it. Energy is kind of like breath in that way. You are constantly breathing, but the breath itself …

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10 Ways Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Health

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Simply put, sleep deprivation means you don’t get enough sleep. Although the amount may vary slightly from person to person, studies show most adults need somewhere between seven and nine hours of sleep per night. If you continuously get less than that, you might notice you often feel tired during the day. You may observe changes in your mood and …

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Are You Suffering From a Fitness Disorder?

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Maybe you started a new diet or fitness routine because you truly needed to lose weight for your health, but now it’s spiraled into an addiction that actually threatens your life. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a proper fitness program and a dangerous fitness disorder. But there are some signs. For example, if everyone says you’re looking …

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How to Exercise at Work, Even if You Sit at a Desk All Day

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Typically we’re exhausted when we get home from work, so exercise is usually the farthest thing from our minds. Sure, we might promise ourselves we’re going to get up extra early to exercise… but in reality, we find ourselves hitting “snooze” multiple times. And yet, we all know getting in some exercise is pretty important to our health. So what …