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How to actually cut sugar out of your diet
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How to actually cut sugar out of your diet

Sugar has long been tied to weight gain, depression, and increased risk of a plethora of diseases, and every health professional in the world would suggest reducing your intake. But it's not as easy as it sounds, and there are various sugary and deceptive "healthy" foods designed to keep you hooked. While it might sound near impossible to completely cut out sugar for the rest of your life, just cutting it out temporarily can do wonders to kick harmful habits and to help you form a healthier relationship with sweets in the long run. But many lose hope after trying the celebrity-recommended challenges, relapsing again and again. The key, however, is in the strategy. Click through to see effective tips on how to make a positive change in your diet.
5 Personal Hygiene Mistakes You Might Be Making
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5 Personal Hygiene Mistakes You Might Be Making

Poor hygiene can not only increase the risk of sickness but also affect our social and professional life. But even the best of us are bound to make a few errors when trying to keep up with cleanliness. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid: 1. Wearing shoes without socks Wearing shoes without socks to bare the ankles does have a downside.  "On average your feet will sweat half a pint a day; that's a lot to be pouring out straight into your shoe without it being absorbed by a sock," said Emma Stevenson from the College of Podiatry, England. Apart from smelly feet, people are also prone to developing blisters and fungal infections. So rather than going sockless, consider investing in a few pairs of invisible socks. Stevenson also recommende...
Gents: Here are 4 powerful sex exercises for you
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Gents: Here are 4 powerful sex exercises for you

Being physically fit may not only make you feel more confident in the bedroom but could also help you perform better and get more enjoyment from sex. Working out three to four times a week can do a lot to help your sexual technique, flexibility, and endurance. To that end, here are a few excellent exercises to help improve your love life. Swimming Since sexual activity can be an act of endurance, long-distance swimming can keep you going. about:blank Swimming for at least 30 minutes three times a week will increase sexual endurance. Kegels Doing Kegels is considered a good sex exercise for men because these exercises can help endurance and control by toning the pubococcygeus (PC) muscles — the ones that let you stop the flow of urine mid-stream. Men can use Kegels to ...
8 signs it’s time to end a relationship
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8 signs it’s time to end a relationship

Breakups are notoriously difficult, with researchers saying they can be comparable to overcoming an addiction or mourning a death, but knowing when to pull the plug can be a whole challenge in and of itself. Regardless of whether you’ve been with someone for a few years or a few months, it’s always tricky trying to figure out when to cut ties with a romantic partner. What if you regret it? What if they react terribly? And how can you differentiate between needing to go on a break and needing to break up altogether? Ending a relationship gets particularly complex when there are other people involved, too, like children, or mutual friends. But if you find yourself feeling increasingly bored and frustrated, or perhaps you’ve realised you’re actually not as compatible with your par...
Exercise Health Benefits That Will Surprise You
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Exercise Health Benefits That Will Surprise You

Whether it is an endurance, strength, balance or flexibility workout, exercise is certainly one of the best things that we can do to stay healthy, active and fit.  However, when we think of exercise, it understandably comes to mind healthy weight loss, getting or maintaining your desired physique and being able to do physical activities, but did you know that it has benefits that takes you beyond losing unwanted pounds? Aside from helping you shed weight and/or maintain your form, physical exercise has other, lesser known health benefits that will surprise you: Improves Immune System  Exercise brings beneficial effects to your immune system. Moderate daily exercises not only result in fewer and less severe colds, but leave you with 50 percent less sick days than ...
Why do some people never gain weight?
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Why do some people never gain weight?

It's one of life's great injustices: Some people must carefully pay attention to everything they put in their mouths in order to maintain their weight, while others can eat doughnuts to their heart's content and achieve the same result. So what's the secret? How do some people manage to never gain weight? There isn't one simple answer to this question, said Kathleen Melanson, a professor of nutrition and food sciences at the University of Rhode Island. "There's genetic, nutritional, and even behavioral factors involved," Melanson told Live Science, "and the extent to which each of those factors come into play in any given individual is going to vary." One of the most important factors has nothing to do with body type, metabolism, or performing a spell during the full moon: It's perc...
Break your bad mood with this 15-minute yoga flow
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Break your bad mood with this 15-minute yoga flow

When I'm in a really foul mood, my first inclination is to call my mom and whine for a solid 15 minutes. Sure, sometimes it's nice to vent, but more often than not, continuous complaining just digs me into a deeper hole of misery and stress. I've been thinking a lot about the power of positivity lately, which led me to start researching other, more productive ways for breaking a bad mood, like unrolling my yoga mat and flowing through the frustration. "If you've ever taken a yoga class when you've been stressed or down, you've probably felt firsthand just how helpful a yoga practice can be to shift your mood," Tiffany Cruikshank, L.Ac, a yoga instructor, and founder of Yoga Medicine, tells me. I was reminded of yoga's mood-boosting benefits one Saturday morning when my grumpi...
Keto Diet May Affect Your Breath, Body Odour
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Keto Diet May Affect Your Breath, Body Odour

The keto diet, characterized by the low intake of carbs and high intake of fat, gained popularity as an effective eating plan for weight loss. However, it has also been subject to criticism and been linked to a number of unpleasant side effects. As we know, the diet leads to ketosis, a state in which the body starts burning fat for fuel instead of carbs. During this process, the liver produces more of chemicals known as ketones — these include acetoacetate, beta-hydroxybutyrate, and acetone. In particular, acetone may ring a bell as it is commonly found in nail polish removers and paint remover. It has been suggested that the acetone could lead to something known as keto breath. While it is not exactly "bad" breath, experts do note that the smell can be rather strong ...
Pictured: Skin rash which is ‘fourth symptom of COVID-19’
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Pictured: Skin rash which is ‘fourth symptom of COVID-19’

A skin rash can sometimes be the only symptom of people infected with COVID-19, a study has concluded.© Other A hive-type rash, or urticaria, is among the three skin conditions that can be the only symptom of COVID-19. Pic: James Heilman Three types of rashes are identified in the research by King's College London, leading those behind the study to call for skin rashes to be included as a fourth key symptom of COVID-19. The three established symptoms of COVID-19, as recognised by the NHS, are a high temperature, a new and continuous cough, and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. The study - which has been published online but has not yet been peer-reviewed - drew upon data from the 336,000 regular UK users of the COVID Symptom Study app. With ...
10 beauty BENEFITS of honey you should know about
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10 beauty BENEFITS of honey you should know about

honey is one of the best ingredients when your ultimate goal is to have flawless skin and luscious hair. For centuries together, the naturally obtained golden fluid has been proved to be a great remedy for skincare, haircare, dietary problems and even weight loss. While we are not here t discuss the latter problems, we can surely share our expertise on its beauty benefits. So, here we have 10 ways honey can help in skincare and haircare.  Pore cleanser Honey is loaded with anti-oxidants that have cleansing properties. It is an effective way to get rid of all the dirt from the pores while it also deals with removing any bacteria.  Works well for acne-prone skin Since it is naturally anti-inflammatory, it is also suited for acne-prone skin. It allows to fight acne and repai...
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