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Stevia – A Natural Sweetener With Proven Health Benefits

Refined sugar is incredibly harmful.
For this reason, people are looking for healthy alternatives.
There are many low-calorie sweeteners on the market, but most of them are artificial.
However, there are a few natural sweeteners out there that taste just as good.
One of these is stevia, a sweetener that has become immensely popular in recent years.
Stevia is a 100% natural, zero calorie sweetener with a number of health benefits that have been confirmed in human studies.
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5 Easy Yoga Asanas That Will Cure Your Back Pain Quickly

Did you know that the spinal cord is responsible, in some way or the other, to keep the whole body together and healthy? It is the root that strengthens and keeps the body erect. But thanks to our sedentary, unhealthy lifestyles, most of us are stuck with a whole lot of back problems, sciatica included. Being a victim of a weak spine myself, I know how difficult it can be to cope with the pain. What’s more? A bad posture and a paunch.
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The Health Benefits of Ginger Tea

“Everything good is found in ginger,” states an old Indian proverb. That’s why Ayurveda often refers to ginger as a universal medicine. Chinese medicine, the other most ancient yet living tradition, also turns to ginger medicinally because it restores Yang, or hot energy. Currently, India and China produce most of the world’s ginger because it grows best in warm, damp areas.

The aromatic, spicy root has long been used in both traditional and Western healing systems to make tea. Ginger tea brings with it a host of powerful health benefits.
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Four Different Ways To Burn 700 Calories

What’s so special about the number 700? If you can burn 700 calories a day (keeping all other things equal), you’ll lose one pound of body weight over five days. There are many ways to burn calories, but a workout that burns this many calories is going to be intense — so you’ll want to check with your physician before you start. Don’t be afraid to break the workout into either multiple sessions over a few days. Just keep at it! Here are workouts you can do to burn 700 calories, if you’re up to the challenge.
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How Fit Are You? Check Your Fitness Level With These 4 Simple Tests

Assessing your fitness level isn’t always easy, because “fitness” incorporates many different physical elements, including cardio, strength, balance and flexibility. An excellent basketball player may not be the best long-distance runner, and a wrestler may not necessarily be a great competitive swimmer (or vice versa); yet all four of these athletes would be considered rather fit.
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It Matters What Time You Exercise: Muscles Have Circadian Rhythm

New research adds a biological reason why daytime workouts are better — and it has more to do with your body’s circadian rhythm than your ability to fall asleep.
Your body is intricately in tune with daily cycles of light and darkness, right down to your muscles. Research by scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, revealed that muscles have their own internal clocks and, as a result, function better during the day than they do at night.
Your workout could yield different fitness results depending on the time of day, with daytime exercise being preferable to nighttime workouts.
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Emotional Support Animal

Humans have undoubtedly been drawn to dogs for centuries not only because of their usefulness for certain types of physical work but also because of their ability to offer emotional support.

Today we have the science to back up what many people have known all along — that having an animal nearby somehow makes stressful situations, and negative feelings and emotions, better.
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10 Healthiest Dog Breeds

If you have an active lifestyle , there are energetic breeds well suited for that.
You may be just the opposite, leading a quiet life with long walks and good books, and perhaps a dog would be a welcome buddy. But whatever type of dog fits your lifestyle, you want him to be as vigorous as possible. What breeds are the healthiest and what physical conditions should you look for?
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