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You're Housebound? Here's Some SUPER-EASY, Quick Exercises to Get You Feeling Better!

Okay, so it just might be a good time to lose a few pounds and get into better shape. And since you're stuck at home, this is a great time to put just a little exercise into your day that's not only easy but will give you noticeable results. Want to lose some weight? Lower your blood pressure? Sleep better? Well, even a simple exercise regimen for few minutes a day can help. Just make sure to check with your physician to get the green light on how active you plan on being.

It's nicer outside so the first thing to do is start walking as it'll help your heart rate and muscle tone. Wear comfortable clothes, put on your favorite music, and start moving! Haven't exercised in a while? Walk for 5 minutes - that's it - until you feel you can raise the amount of time. Before you know it, you'll be up to 20 minutes to half an hour and you won't believe the results! If you have a stationary bike, give it the same approach. Just go at your pace each day until you feel like extending the time!

Exercising when at home

If you like to dance, it's another simple way to move about, stretch your muscles and improve your heart rate. If you're out of shape, throw on some music for just 5 minutes a day until you can get up to 15-20 minutes. You won't believe how easy and fun this is and how much better you'll feel.

Now jumping rope is an amazing exercise that'll improve you're cardiovascular and tone your entire body. And the beauty is you really only need to do it for a minute each day until you build up to ten minutes or more. It really is easy, and the results will be awesome!

Exercising when at home

So, I don't like pushups - but I know how much even a small amount can strengthen my body. So, I actually started with 5 a day – I'm not kidding – and in a month I was doing 30. My stomach is flatter, and my chest is tighter. I did it at my pace and increased when I was good and ready.

Look online for more easy to start exercises you can do at home and I guarantee you notice a big change for the positive in your physical life. And don't forget about wearing good compression gear that will be a huge help in avoiding pain and injury while supporting your muscles and joints!


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Can't Leave the House? This French Onion Soup Recipe Will Make You Love Staying Home!

This has to be one of the greatest soups of all time! All those sweet onions, tasty bread, and gooey melted cheese will make you feel right at home. But what most people don't realize is how important the broth that you use is.

French Onion Soup

Beef broth is what's traditionally used, but all beef broths don't taste alike. Some are delicious and perfect for the recipe and some are not. Now you can make a homemade broth but it's a lot of work and takes a lot of time. So, we're recommending for this recipe that you buy a flavorful broth that you know will work well for your soup.

Ingredients Needed

  • 3 lbs of yellow onions sliced thin to make 10 cups
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 8 cups of beef stock
  • ½ cup of white dry wine
  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 8 slices of French Bread cut 1 ½ inches thick
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella
  • half a cup of grated parmesan cheese
French Onion Soup

Steps to Make
First you caramelize the white onion. Place in a thick bottomed pot. Add 3 tablespoons of olive on medium heat then add the onion and stir so they are coated.

Cook and stir the onions for 20 minutes. Turn the heat up just a little while adding the 4th spoon of oil along with the butter. Stir for another 15 minutes as the onions begin to brown. Sprinkle with sugar then add salt. Then stir and cook for another 15 minutes.

Add in your white wine and stir. Then add the beef stock and bring to a simmer. Put the heat to low with the pot covered and cook for another half an hour. Season with more salt and pepper if needed.

Time to toast the bread. Heat oven at 450 and use a rack lined with foil. Brush both sides of the bread lightly with olive oil. Place into oven and toast for 5 minutes. Then turn slices over and cover with mozzarella and parmesan cheese and place back in until melted.

Lastly, ladle soup into bowls and place the French slices on the top of each bowl and then enjoy the heck out of this fantastic dish!


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Since You're Stuck in the House – Here's Some Great Podcast Ideas to Enjoy!

Ok, so we're all stuck in our homes for a little bit and we're craving for things to do. One thing we highly recommend is getting into some great podcasts that are out there. If you already listen to them, there are still SO many you haven't heard! There's over 2 million podcasts indexed by Google and Apple reports over a billion downloaded. You'll never run out of great topics and shows to listen to.

25% of Americans listen to podcasts weekly, but if you aren't doing it, you're missing out on some fantastic entertainment that you can enjoy virtually anywhere and right on your phone! And the number one reason why people enjoy listening is because you can multitask while doing other things at the same time.

More than half of America's population have listened to a podcast. Edison Research says that 82% listen at home, 58% in their vehicle, and 41% listen while walking. 78.5% listen while commuting, 65% while doing housework, and 55% listen during their free time. Now here's a little list from the top-rated podcasts that are out there right now...

Podcasts

The Joe Rogan Experience is one of the most listened to podcasts in the world with over 190 million downloads per month. His down to earth style, interview guests, and wide range of topics include: comedy, sports, music, politics and spiritualty and so much more. The Adam Carolla Show is also very relatable as he and his panel talk about everyday life with a hysterical comedic tone.

Office Ladies features Jenna Fisher and Angela Kinsey, stars the best friends from the hit TV show The Office. Each week they discuss an episode from the show, giving us behind the scenes happenings of the Scranton based company. That's what she said. The Dave Ramsey Show features the famed money guru who wants to get you out of debt and make you realize that you can have financial peace.

Podcasts

Bill Simmons from HBO and The Ringers hosts the most downloaded sports podcast on the planet! He features a crew of athletes, media peeps, and celebrities discussing everything imaginable about the world of sports, Supernatural with Ashley Powers looks at the strangest and true crime happenings, and there's Conan Obrien Needs a Friend, who started his podcast to make friends of his guests, something he's never done. Ok, now there's a couple million more to choose from!


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Confined to the House? Here's some GREAT Plans for When All of This is Over!

So, you're stuck in your house and you REALLY need stuff to do. So how about spending some time planning out some trips to go on when we can all get back out again. Come on now, don't you think you're worth it? Whether it's some drives to places or traveling to other cities, I really think that getting out there again will make you feel good about things while spending time with your friends and family.

First off, saying that you have little money or time is a lame excuse. You can go places on holidays and weekends and booking flights right now is cheaper than ever before! Traveling definitely disconnects you from everyday life and makes you feel alive.

Plan Trips

Traveling will create memories that last forever and will make you feel awesome thinking back on them. You'll learn new stuff, meet new people and you'll have some great photos and videos to share with friends and on social media. Mark Twain said: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do." This little shut down of regular life we're temporarily going through will be over soon and it's just a great excuse to experience some things you've always wanted to.

How about taking a drive into the country, or to a winery? Go visit friends or family you haven't seen in ages. Check out a larger city and eat at different restaurants, a museum or a show. There are so many amazing foods you haven't had! An Airbnb in a cool place would really be extra special. Or just how about Disney, Vegas, or swimming with dolphins somewhere if you've got the time? There's so much you can do and know that you deserve it.

Plan Trips

The other thing that traveling does is that it makes you a whole lot smarter. You can learn so much about different things and that definitely makes you a lot more interesting person. You'll have some great stories to share and amazing things to talk about for a long time.

So, think about setting up some travel, no matter how short or long a time it will take. Go online, read articles, talk to friends and research the heck out of it. It'll not only give you give you a whole lot to do now, but the fun you'll have later on will be amazing!


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It's SPRINGTIME & HERE's the BEST WAY to Get Back Into EXERCISE Without Pain

If you're like most people, you didn't really exercise much during the winter. But now its springtime, the weather is warmer, and you can't wait to get back into it! Walking, jogging, running, hiking, biking, softball, golf, it's all great, right? But you know darn well your muscles aren't used to being that active and they are definitely going to hurt.

The key is that you want to start slow. Now I KNOW so many of you hate the thought of not going all out but starting slow and building your exercise routine up over the next few weeks is the serious way to stay healthy and not pull muscles and be in pain. Now if you truly stayed active all winter, well, then you can get right back into exercising. But, if you were basically a couch potato, then you've GOT TO take it easy and build back up to where you were before the weather got too cold. Trust us, if you want to feel good, it's the only way to do it.

Guacamole

Before you start your jogging or running routine, walk for ten minutes a day, then move up to 15 minutes within the week. When you can easily get back to 20 minutes to half an hour, turn it into a slow run or jog. You won't believe how much this type of approach will help you adjust safely.

If you play golf, head out to the range several times and hit a bucket. If you go out to play 18 holes without some proper warming up, you KNOW how much your back, arms and legs will be sore or hurt pretty bad. The same with softball, go to the batting cages a few times along with having a catch several times with friends, all so you loosen up at a nice, safe pace. And if you bike, start out easy for ten to fifteen minutes during the first week or so until you can build your core back up.

Guacamole

One more thing that we KNOW will really help is wearing good compression gear for your knees, elbows, lower back and hands. You won't believe how much the support will help your muscles and joints with soreness and pain reduction, while reducing recovery time. Now get back out there, but make sure to start out slow and safe!


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OMG, the Most AMAZING Recipe for the Best GUACAMOLE You'll EVER Make!

There's a few great reasons to make guacamole: You love the taste... it's so easy to make... and it is over the top HEALTHY! Avocados are awesomely flavorful and guacamole is so simple to create. And it goes amazing with foods other than just chips, but there's nothing wrong with a big bowl of fresh guac and chips, now is there?

But first off, do you have any idea how insanely healthy guacamole really is? Avocados are considered a super food that's just loaded with antioxidants and nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. They have more potassium than bananas (which supports a good blood pressure level), and they carry the good monounsaturated fat. Plus, they're loaded with fiber which is great for your digestion. And, they have good fatty acids with anti-inflammatory properties. Yeah, wow.

Guacamole

Now do we mention how delicious fresh guacamole is? Well, this simple recipe tastes fantastic and you won't be able to stop eating it. Now you'll need to have a few fresh avocados, Roma tomatoes, a little fresh garlic, onion, lime juice and salt. Now some people like to add jalapeno peppers so do if that's your thing.

First make sure your avocados are ripe, meaning not too hard and not to mushy, they should have a little give when you squeeze them. So, you cut it in half with a good-sized knife, remove the pit, then scoop into a bowl with a spoon. Next step is to add in the juice from 1 fresh lime and then mash it all up with a fork. Now you'll add half a finely diced onion (white or red) along with 2 Roma tomatoes with the seeds removed. You then want to add in a couple of fresh garlic cloves along with half a teaspoon of salt. Now mix it all up and you have heaven sitting in your bowl!

Guacamole

Hey, we told you it was easy to make, and it goes amazing with your salad, homemade chili, and on toast or bagels. Hey, we think it's time to make a fresh bowl tonight!


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The Incredible Benefits of a STATIONARY Bike Workout – It Just Might be Perfect for You!

I was looking at buying an outdoor road bike but I thought about the rain, snow, hot and cold weather. I also thought about the dangers of actually riding along with cars going right past me. A friend of mine then told me she's been using her exercise bike at home for a few years and not only does she avoid the negatives I just mentioned, it has done wonders for her health. So, I did some online research and found some surprisingly great things about using a stationary bicycle.

Low Impact - The very first thing that hit me was that a stationary bike is considered low impact which is perfect for a guy like me with an old hockey injury that's given me arthritis in my ankle. Walking, running, and outdoor biking can put a ton of pressure and stress of your knees, ankles, feet, legs and hips. The bike is a nice fluid motion that is so much easier on your joints.

Working out on a bike

Great Cardio Workout for ALL Fitness Levels – Your bike does not have to be moving alongside a road in order to get your heart pumping. The indoor bike gives you a great cardio workout that has so many benefits like lowering your blood pressure, giving you more energy, improve your sugar levels, and helping to reduce stress.

Losing Weight – Weight loss is one of the great benefits of an ongoing exercise program as you can burn as much as 600 calories or more per hour.

Strengthens Your Lower Muscles – Cycling is great for strengthening your hamstrings, quads, and calves can also work your core and back muscles.

Incredibly Convenient – Hey, it's in your home or at the gym as you avoid all outdoor negative factors of riding a bicycle.

Working out on a bike

Reduces Mental Stress – You feel good, you're losing weight, you're getting in shape which all helps to alleviate some of the stress in your life. Getting your heart pumping and sweating works to reduce stress levels while helping to release serotonin which helps to regulate your mood, sleep, memory, and sexual desire.

It's Safe – Face it, road cycling can be hazardous. It can also be in weather that is terribly uncomfortable. Indoor cycling can give you the benefits of good health in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. It's a great workout and like we said it just might be perfect for you!


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Dark Chocolate: See Why This Superfood is SO Incredibly Good for You!

Okay, let me first say that milk and white chocolate doesn't count – it's Dark Chocolate we're talking about here and it's incredibly nutritious, not to mention so delicious! I eat a piece of it every day rated at 85 % – and that number means by weight how much of the bar is made from pure cacao beans as well as cocoa butter to add flavor. Now the higher the number, the more bitter and less sweet it is, but also the lower in sugar and carbs it is. It's got numerous healthy benefits that are mind blowing! Just check out what makes this an honest to goodness superfood...

Now a bar that is at 70% dark chocolate or higher is rich in nutrients and antioxidants and contains potassium, fiber, magnesium, copper and calcium. But it is also known for lowering bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol! Cocoa butter has oleic acid, which is the same monounsaturated fat that is in olive oil.

Dark Chocolate

Now for those with diabetes or heart disease, dark chocolate can reduce resistance to insulin. A study that included 470 men showed that in over 15 years it can lower the risk of death by 50% from heart disease which is fantastic! Some studies show that it can actually improve how your system metabolizes glucose.

The amazing dark chocolate may also lower your blood pressure! It can stimulate the lining of the arteries which helps to reduce blood pressure. And a 2015 study found that those who ate it more than 5 times per week not only had a 57% less risk of heart disease but had a lower risk of stroke as well.

Dark Chocolate

Now get this... it can also put you in a better mood! Dark Chocolate stimulates areas in your brain that produce pleasure which can improve your mood. A 2018 study showed that high levels of flavonoids in this super food gathered in certain parts of the brain that effected learning and memory. And, research shows that dark chocolate can actually control your appetite!

And finally... a GOOD dark chocolate will never have sugar listed as the very 1st ingredient - sugar should always be listed below the cocoa ingredients. So, I know that I'm having the dessert that is so good for you... how about you?


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10 of the Tasty & Best High Fiber Foods for Your Everyday Diet

Fiber is pretty darned good for your health, but do you actually know why? Well, dietary fiber doesn't break down in your body and doesn't digest. It actually passes through your body acting like a scrub brush to your innards, which is a very good thing.

Your best fibers? Whole grains, nuts and seeds, beans, fruits and veggies. But don't go crazy adding too much too quick or you're going to get gas and bloating. And make sure to drink lots of water because fiber is at its best when it absorbs water.

So, what does fiber do that's good for you? It lowers cholesterol levels, helps to control sugar levels, keeps you fuller which helps with your weight, helps to maintain bowel health, among other things.

Now here's a list of fiber-rich foods that are delicious and oh-so good for you...

Popcorn
  • Popcorn – You heard us right. No, not movie popcorn drowned in butter, but when eaten as a natural whole grain it's high in fiber and antioxidants.
  • Broccoli – Loaded with nutrients and helps your gut to remain healthy.
  • Whole Grains – Breads, pastas, and brown rice are an excellent source, “if” whole grains is the very first ingredient listed.
  • Potatoes – Basically all types of potatoes are good sources of healthy fiber. A small potato with the skin has around 3 grams of fiber for you.
  • Apples – Not only sweet and crunchy, they can help lower your cholesterol while protecting your arteries.
  • Nuts – Raw or dry-roasted, they're loaded with protein and fiber.
  • Avocado – They're not only delicious, but there are 10 grams of fiber in 1 cup!
  • Berries – Well, we know they're high in antioxidants, but blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries are filled with healthy fiber!
  • Beans – Beans are a tremendous source of fiber and protein as well. In just half a cup of edamame there's 9 whole grams of fiber!
Avocado on toast

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5 Wonderfully Delicious Winter Veggies... So Tasty and Incredibly Good For You!

Almost anywhere you live in the US has colder weather during the winter months. And that means a different crop of fresh veggies have come out to play. Today we bring you 5 different vegetables that are known for sprouting during these months and are so tasty and incredibly healthy. And here you go...

Sweet Potatoes – How many of you seriously love your sweet potatoes? They're considered a root vegetable, starchy and sweet. They are high in fiber content which helps with your digestion. They're wonderfully delicious and cooking them actually increases their vitamin C content level. These orange veggies are a great source for C and B vitamins as well as minerals like beta carotene, calcium and iron. Use within 3-5 weeks.

Winter vegetables

Belgian Endive – It's very low in carbohydrates and calories and is a member of the chicory family. Endive is loaded with Vitamin K which is fat soluble and is known for boosting your bone health. Most people use it in salads and is delicious with radicchio, olive oil and vinegar. It should stay fresh for about 2 weeks while kept in the veggie drawer in your fridge. It's high in fiber which fills you up while dieting.

Collard Greens – Incredibly popular in the southern United States, this super tasty vegetable features tough stemmed dark leaves and is in the same family as broccoli and cabbage. Best known for being cooked with smoked ham hock or turkey wings. Before cooking you want to make sure to first remove the stems then wash the leaves extra thoroughly. Cooking long and slow while using moist heat will reduce it's tough and bitter texture.

Sweet Dumpling Squash – The beauty of this squash is that there are so many great ways to cook it – creamy soup, stuffed, caramelized, mashed, glazed, baked, roasted, and more! They are different than summer squashes, having hard, thick skins, and taking longer to cook as they are firmer than the summer variety. They can be stored for up to two full months in a cool and dark place. When cooked its light and tender with a mild yet sweet flavoring.

Winter vegetable salad

Turnips – Small to medium sized turnips are the sweetest and are actually related to arugula, broccoli and kale. Like all root veggies, they are high in fiber and best stored in a dry, dark, and cool environment. They can be cooked in a number of ways such as roasted, mashed, baked, in soups and in stews as well.


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You Sit TOO MUCH & You Know It's BAD – but Have We Got the EASY CURES!

You sit all day working, driving, eating, computers, video games, etc., and you KNOW it's not good for you. Too much sitting increases your chances of heart disease, diabetes, and host of other nasty things to your body. Every doctor, chiropractor, massage therapist and what have you says the same thing: You NEED to move around more, and you know what? It's so much easier than you think!

Girl checking her fitness tracker

I've seen several suggestions for moving around during the day but getting up every half hour to an hour to walk, stretch or just move about for two minutes is ideal for your body. In fact, it's now being said that this type of movement may be as good as having planned exercise during the day. Walk around, get a drink of water, have a walking meeting at work, or even do some light stretching. Anything you can do to move your body is very helpful physically.

Now here's some things you can do during your day to move about and stay active...

Set a reminder to take breaks – Set your phone alarm to go off every half hour to an hour. Stand during meetings – Why sit all that time when you can stand and be engaged. Forget the elevator is there and take the stairs. Forget the drive-thru window for your morning coffee, park and walk inside. Park farther away at work or the grocery store. Get a standing desk for work and you can intermittently stand and sit during the day. Walk around while you talk on your cell phone. Drink a lot of water and you'll have to go to the bathroom more. Use the bathrooms on different floors so you have to walk. Join a workout class during your lunch break – you won't believe how much energy you'll start to have. Take walks after dinner every night! Wear a walking or fitness tracking watch so you can see how much you're actually moving around! Now get up and stretch when you feel stiff or for any good reason!

Girl taking a walk down the stairs

Moving around is a heck of a lot easier than you think and YOU CAN DO IT! And WOW, you are going to feel SO MUCH BETTER!


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The INCREDIBLE Benefits of Taking a HOT Shower or Bath That You Won't Believe!

Ok, we all know that taking a nice hot shower feels great. It invigorates us and we feel alive when we get out. But a hot shower also has some other amazing benefits that you might not know and really need to be aware of.

Better Sleep – Studies show us that taking a hot shower or bath an hour or two before bedtime really does help us get a better sleep! And it doesn't have to be any longer than 10 minutes in order to get the desired benefits. Doing this has been shown to improve the quality of your sleep as well and helping you to actually fall asleep faster.

Woman singing in the shower

Helps to Improve Circulation – When your muscles and joints hurt or are stiff, the hot water from a bath or shower can not only loosen you up, but it can help to reduce inflammation and relieve pain as well.

Helps When You're Sick – It can help to massage away aches and pains. Breathing in all of that steam from a hot shower acts as a decongestant and can loosen up any chest congestion you might have. It can rinse away germs you are carrying. It can help clear up your stuffed-up nasal passages. It also dilates blood vessels in your head which can definitely help to get rid of headaches.

Decreasing Stress – Taking a hot bath or a nice hot shower for no more than ten minutes can calm your muscles, joints, head, and your nerves. A hot shower is almost like a sedative and for some people it can actually replace the needs for pain relievers and muscle relaxers.

Man cozy in his bed after a hot shower

Exercise Warm Up – Warming up before you exercise is key, and a hot shower can really loosen your muscles before a workout. It's the perfect way for getting your blood flowing early in the day.

Get Cleaner Skin – The hot water and steam will open up the pores in your skin. Clean water will get inside and cleanse any toxins, oils, or dirt that has accumulated.


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RECIPE: Ultra-Creamy, Melt in Your Mouth, Butternut Squash Soup

It's winter and delicious hot soup on a cold day is an absolute must! And we've got a butternut squash soup recipe that is SO creamy and full of so much flavor that you will seriously thank us for posting it! Well, it really doesn't matter if the weather is icy cold or warm where you live because this soup is an amazing side dish or meal all by itself! Are you ready? Here you go and it's so easy to make...

Ingredients:

  • 6 Cups of Butternut Squash
  • 3 Cups of Chicken Broth
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 1/3 cup of diced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoons of black ground pepper
  • 2 – 8 ounce packages of cream cheese
Butternut squash

How to Make:

  • Cut squash in half & scoop out the seeds
  • Peel the outside of the squash & dice to 6 cups
  • Cut up 1/3 cup of diced onion
  • Put 4 tbls of butter into heated pot
  • Scoop in onions and mix, then add in cubed squash
  • Add 3 cups of chicken broth & 1/4 tsp of black pepper
  • Bring it to a boil making sure the cubed squash is nice & tender
  • Take soup off of heat
  • Add in 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese into soup in 4 different batches
  • Heat up puree once again but don't allow it to boil
  • This works as a phenomenal side dish to any meal or on its own with a nice hunk or buttered sour dough or rye bread.
  • Serve up steaming hot and enjoy like crazy!
Butternut squash

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Here's One Great Way to Bring Happiness Into Your Life on a Regular Basis...

There are actually a number of things you can do to improve the happiness in your life, but we REALLY like this one bit of advice: Live in the Present. This is incredibly important to understand... but, what does that really mean? Well, we're glad you asked...

We often spend an awful lot of time thinking about things that have happened in the past, and for most of us, it's a lot of negative thought. It's usually about things that have happened that we didn't like the outcome, and we play it over, and over again in our heads. Why? I think that we're trying to deal with the outcome, but honestly, we never really do. We can't change what happened, but maybe we're trying to somehow, some way.

Trying to be happy everyday

Then, there are those times that our mind is wrapped up in the future, wondering what if this happens and what if that happens. Again, a lot of this is just negative thinking as we stay preoccupied with the future. But most of all, we are thinking about things that haven't happened and may never happen, yet our mind is attempting to project an answer and it's frustrating as all hell.

So, Here's the Deal... When you brain is in either the past or the future, you are NOT living in the present. Guys, the present time is the only place where you can be happy. It's the only place where you can change things in your life that bring about great results. It's the only place you can enjoy the good things in your life!

So, when your mind starts to drift into the past or the present, ask yourself a simple question: Where am I right now? And the answer is: I'm right here in the present, the place where I can either make changes or totally enjoy the good things I have in my life. The present is the only place you actually can get anything done. Sure, there are times you can go into the past and learn from your mistakes. And there are times you can go into the future to set goals and see your dreams.

Trying to be happy everyday

But it's the present where you make it all happen. Stay there and enjoy your life like never before. It's all about Living Limitless and it is awesome!


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Do Military Members Experience MORE Pain Than Non-Military? See the Shocking Results...

We were honestly surprised and somewhat shocked of the proven fact: US Military members and veterans live with more ongoing pain than non-military people, says the data analysis of the National Health Interview Survey.

"Our analysis showed that veterans were about 40 percent more likely to experience severe pain than nonveterans," said Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., the study's lead author. "As well, younger veterans were substantially more likely to report suffering from severe pain than nonveterans."

It's incredible that veterans led in four prominent categories when it comes to pain: Severe Pain (by 40%), Severe Pain by Age, Severe Pain by Condition, and Severe Pain by Sex.

The struggle of working in the military

While opioids have been prescribed for quite some time, we know the dangers they can bring. Other practices such as chiropractic and spinal manipulation, yoga, acupuncture, meditation, and other non-drug related approaches have been recommended for research. A six-year study totaling over 80 million dollars has been put together to test non-drug ways to treat pain.

Now, one way to help reduce and avoid pain is the use of compression garments. Some studies of these amazing garments show that athletes can run longer with less pain while recovering in a faster amount of time. Many athletes believe they have more energy while avoiding injury while wearing the sleeves. Extensive research has shown that compression wear delivers muscle and circulatory support, as they reduce the time of recovery for sore muscles by keeping them warm.

They are available in many applications to address your specific needs and areas of pain. There's Back Pro to give outstanding lower back support, while Easy on / Easy Off Compression Socks give improved oxygenation and circulation. Rapid Relief Hot & Cold Therapy Wraps are anatomically designed to heal pain. And of course, there's Knee, Ankle and Elbow Sleeves that give the compression and muscle support that you desire. You can find out more about all of the wonderful compression products created to avoid and minimize pain and start Living Limitless > www.copperfitproducts.com

The struggle of working in the military

We love the members of our military past and present and we hope you all find the best ways to deal with any pain you may have.


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It's REALLY COLD Out... Should You Still Walk Outside? Here's Our VERY Best Answer...

Whether you love to walk, you do it for good exercise, or both... once it gets really cold out, you may not feel like it. But then again, you don't want to go several months without the exercise that your body really needs. So, here's some of our thoughts so you can decide what is best for you...

First off, it depends on your age, your health, and what your doctor feels is best for you. Now, if you feel you can handle it, and it's not too frigid or windy, go for it if that's what you want to do! But you do need to prepare for the outside weather.

Walking outside in the cold with your children

Dress for the Occasion - First off, you want to wear synthetic wicking fabrics and waterproof breathable materials. Staying warm, dry, and comfy is a Godsend, so dress in layers as well to match the weather outside. That way, in the event you dress “too warm”, you can always peel layers off.

Warm Up Indoors – Believe it or not, it's better for your heart to warm up inside before exercising in the cold. Either march in place or walk around the house for a 5-10 minutes to get blood pumping through the leg muscles.

Safety is Key – First off, if you're walking in the dark, make sure you wear reflective clothing so oncoming traffic can easily see you. And if it is just too cold or windy outside, then don't risk it! Do some exercise in the house or head to the gym if you belong. Your safety is everything.

Walking outside in the cold with your dog

What About Walking Your Dog? – Well, a good thought in all of this is if it's too cold for you, it's probably too cold for your pooch. Now, “don't want to” and “really cold out” can be two different things so you need to do what you honestly feel is best for both of you. If it's below freezing outside, really old and young dogs should stay inside. The breed of your dog can determine your walking so check that out as well.


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COFFEE is ACTUALLY GOOD for YOU?! We're Serious – You've Got to Check This Out NOW...

If you love coffee, this news may make you love it even more! Enjoying that savory morning drink is better for you than you even thought and in multiple ways. You may have heard some bad stuff in the past, especially about caffeine, but we've got some really great news you'll love to hear...

Believe It Or Not, Coffee is Chock Full of Antioxidants and Nutrients – First off, when it comes to antioxidants, coffee outdoes many veggies and fruits in your diet. It also contains a load of riboflavin (B2), pantothenic acid (B5), Niacin (B3), potassium and manganese. Just a few cups a day can really juice up your system!

Coffee beans

Burn Fat and Have Better Physical Performance – In two meta-analyses, caffeine improved exercise performance as much as 12%. It also increases oxidation of fatty acids while raising your metabolism.

Coffee Can Actually Make You Smarter? – Studies have proven that caffeine improves your brain function, reaction time, as well as your memory!

It May Dramatically Lower Your Risk of Getting Type 2 Diabetes – Those who drink a few cups of coffee a day seriously lower their risk of Type 2. The drop of risk depends on the person, but 18 different studies revealed a drop in risk from 23% to 67%. What was found was a 7% additional drop for each additional cup people drank. Amazing!

Coffee

Coffee Just Might Be Extremely Good for Your Liver – Coffee has been shown to lower your risk of liver cancer by as much as 40% and lower your risk of getting cirrhosis by as much as 80% which is just incredible news!

Now on the flip side, drinking “too much” coffee isn't overly healthy. Four cups, or 400 mg of caffeine is considered safe for most adults who are healthy. But then, a lot of people drink in excess of that without any health issues. Always check with your doctor for the best advice.


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RECIPE: Beer Can Chicken – The Juiciest, Tastiest Chicken You'll EVER Have!

This just might be the tastiest way to cook chicken on the grill – juicy, crispy, low carb, low fat, and unbelievably tasty! The beer steams the inside of the bird while it penetrates the meat, making it fall-off-the-bone delicious. Use a smaller 4 lb whole bird (cook at least 2 of them at a time). You can purchase beer can holders made for this so the chickens don't tip over (you can find them on the web). Now there are a number of ways you can season or marinate the chickens, but here's an amazing take...

The Marinade: Italian dressing and Teriyaki. Use Italian salad dressing with the little chunks of spices and slather the birds with it - then let them sit for an hour. Next, fill a small spray bottle with teriyaki sauce. The mixture of the Italian dressing and the teriyaki gives the meat a wonderful sweet and savory flavor.

Beer Can Chicken Recipe

IMPORTANT: You want to cook on indirect heat – medium temperature. If using a gas grill, only light the left and right burners and place the chickens right in the middle. If using a charcoal grill, place the coals to the right and the chicken to the left side.

Here we go... Very gently glide a half-filled can of beer (any beer will do) up the bird's cavity so its butt reaches the bottom of the can (a beer can holder for grilling will make this so much easier). Now place the birds on the grill where there is no flame. About every ten minutes give your chickens a half-turn and then spray them down with teriyaki sauce. This should take about an hour and a half to cook until the temperature of the breast meat reaches 165 degrees, so be sure to use a meat thermometer. When it's done, your bird will look a toasted golden brown - the juices will be dripping everywhere as the meat literally slides right off the bone. Now, the last thing to do is DIG IN!

Beer Can Chicken Recipe

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8 DELICIOUS ANTI-Inflammatory Foods You've GOT TO be Eating - and WE MEAN IT!

You want to eat good? Tired of gaining weight? Well, chronic weight gain and diseases can be caused by inflammation - and seriously, who on earth needs that? But there are certain foods that actually fight inflammation within and taste pretty darned good too! Here's a list of foods we found that are so good for you and taste great as well.

Avocados – These are incredibly healthy monounsaturated fatty foods. They offer essential compounds to the body that protect from inflammation while reducing some people's risk of cancer.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – EVOO has better anti-inflammatory implications than olive oils that are greater refined. In many people it can reduce cancer and heart disease, and other possible health conditions.

anti-inflammatory food dark chocolate

Dark Chocolate – Its anti-inflammatory effects come from flavanols which reduces inflammation. While it may also reduce the possible risk of several diseases, it is delicious and satisfying, oh yeah!

Tomatoes – While high in potassium and vitamin C. tomatoes are super high in lycopene which is and anti-inflammatory antioxidant. Lycopene may also fight off cancer while reducing bodily inflammation.

anti-inflammatory food salmon

Fatty Fish – Salmon, Herring, Anchovies, Mackerel and others contain Omega-3 fatty acids which produce anti-inflammatory effects in the human body. Sooooo good for you!

Broccoli – Okay, broccoli is not only incredibly nutritious, but a decreased risk of heart disease and cancer has been shown prevalent in those who dine often on this tasty green vegetable. A little olive oil and grated parmesan cheese and I'm good to go!

Berries – Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and a host of others are absolutely loaded with fiber, minerals, and vitamins. The antioxidants they carry are huge!

Mushrooms – While you don't hear a lot about their nutrition, shrooms are very rich in Vitamin B, copper, and selenium and are super low in calories. Eating them lightly cooked or raw may actually produce the best ant-inflammatory effect.


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5 Cold Weather Fruits So Juicy, Sweet, Delicious... and SO GOOD for You!

The weather is colder and the Cold Weather Fruits have come out to play! Ok, yeah, fruit is good for you, we all know that... But these fruits are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins and we guarantee if you load up on them you'll feel the difference! So, are you ready to play?...

Cranberries – It's the months of October and November when cranberries taste their best, but only 5% of these little red guys appear in your grocery store's fruit section – the other 95% is juiced, canned or dried. These berries are the perfect source for dietary fiber, vitamin C, and manganese. They are very low in sugar and high in vitamin A which is great for bad cholesterol and improving eyesight!

Pears

Pears – Yeah, it's pears in the fall that gives us such nice varieties and delicious ripe flavors. Pears really work to fill you because they are heavily water based and they are filled with pectin which helps with your digestion and acts like a detoxifier in your system. And we sure don't have to tell you how amazing they taste!

Apples – All right, ready to be shocked? There are over 7,500 types of apples, we kid you not! They are the 2nd most consumed fruit in the US and it's the Fuji apple that contains the highest level of flavonoids and phenolics. This wonderful fruit is loaded with antioxidants and are a great source of fiber. (Hint: A squeeze of lemon juice on a freshly cut apple will help keep it from turning brown!)

Grapes – Most people aren't aware that grapes are bursting with their most delicious flavor during the fall. They are a wonderful source of antioxidants plus vitamins C and K. They also have an anti-inflammatory that's also great for your skin! Now, you want to make sure you always wash your grapes before eating, and you can keep them in the fridge for at least a week.

Pomegranates

Pomegranates – You'll find up to 600 of those ruby-red seeds in a large sized pomegranate, and all though laborious, it's worth the effort unlocking those tasty tart seeds. If you want to pick out a good one, don't be concerned with the color, but more look for the large ones in size that are heavy. You can keep those golden seeds out at room temperature for a week and in the fridge for a couple of weeks.


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