Random Acts of Kindness Week

Random Acts of Kindness Week – Kindness Keeps You Healthy

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It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week, and it turns out being kind keeps you healthy! After all, whole health encompasses your mind, body, and spirit. Keeping those healthy can be achieved with a little help from supplements, good whole food, exercise, and emotional well-being. At FitFormula, we typically focus on the first three on that list, but we figured we’d …

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Quick and Easy Calcium-Rich Snacks for Men

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Osteoporosis is a condition that can affect anyone, not just women. And yet many men aren’t even aware that they could be losing bone mass over the years without noticing any symptoms first. Want to avoid ending up with weak bones as you get older? Pay attention to your bone health—and doing that is as simple as making sure you …

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Five Essential Nutrients Kids Need Daily

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It can be hard enough to get all the nutrients you need as an adult, but trying to get the kids to eat healthy foods often feels like an exercise in futility—especially when they’re picky eaters. Add to that the fact that sometimes it’s not exactly easy to figure out what the “essential nutrients” for kids even are, much less …

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Sleeping Better at Night with Yoga [and Other Things]

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Insomnia is a common issue, and one that far too many people struggle with on a regular basis. Does that describe you? Want to sleep better at night without relying on prescription drugs that can mess you up? The good news is that insomnia can be managed, and there are a number of things you can do for sleeping better …

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Calcium for the Picky Eater’s Diet—A Parenting Sneak Attack

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Calcium is an essential nutrient for people at any age, but it’s especially important for children. I will confess to having kids who don’t drink milk, rarely eat yogurt, and eat cheese sporadically. While dairy products aren’t the sole source of calcium, it’s hard to get the recommended daily amount of calcium into your kids by way of food alone. …

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Risk of Osteoporosis for Men—It’s Greater Than You Think

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When we think of people who are at risk of osteoporosis, it’s not uncommon to think of mostly women and the elderly. The risk of osteoporosis for men is likely not a health concern most of us think much about. But it turns out we should—because men can get osteoporosis. Sure, the risk of osteoporosis for men is lower than …

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13 Ways to Start Losing Weight and Getting Fit Tomorrow

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Weight loss can take time, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait months to start seeing results. I’ve been working on my own fitness for years, and have also worked with personal training clients for a long time. Since this time of year is generally a time when many people focus on losing weight and getting fit, I thought …

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How to Winter-Proof Your Workout

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Having trouble getting in regular workouts this winter? I get it. It’s hard to gather the motivation to get out of bed or off the couch and get active when it’s so cold outside! But it’s still possible if you really want to see results. So if you’re up for figuring out how to get started on a winter-proof workout, …

Staying Fit and Safe When It’s Cold Out

Staying Fit and Safe When It’s Cold Out

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It’s winter and depending on where you live, there’s a good chance you’re more likely to bundle up on the sofa than venture outside on the jogging trail. After all, when it’s cold outside exercise tends to take a backseat to warmth and coziness. But there’s more to it than comfort—when it’s super cold outside, or icy and slick, staying …

How Women Can Improve Bone Health During Menopause

How Women Can Improve Bone Health During Menopause

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Having healthy bones is important for everyone, but it’s especially critical for women who are going through menopause. That’s because when your bones aren’t at their best during this stage of life, you have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis—and you don’t want that! Fortunately, you can ease the sting of menopause and improve bone health by eating and drinking …

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Lactose-Free Cheese? You Bet it’s a Thing

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If you’re lactose intolerant but you love cheese, you’re not alone. In fact, about 75 percent of the world is considered lactose intolerant, yet a good number of those people seem to like cheese. Of course, if your symptoms are pretty severe after you eat any type of cheese that has lactose, you probably avoid it. But you don’t have …

Calcium-Rich Foods to Feed Your Picky Eaters

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Calcium is one of those nutrients we all know is important for strong bones and teeth. It’s especially important for growing children, who need over 1,000 mg per day once they hit age 4. But when your child’s a picky eater, it can be hard to ensure he or she gets enough calcium-rich foods every day. Luckily, there are some …

Trends in Supplement Use—And What’s Ahead in 2018

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Recent research suggests the majority of adults in the U.S. now take dietary supplements for a variety of reasons. From vitamins and minerals to weight loss pills, most people see a lot of value in certain supplements on the market today. But why is that? And is this a good trend, or could there be some unintended consequences from so …