Fitness Archive

How to measure blood pressure and what the results mean

It’s important to check your blood pressure after a certain age, even if you don’t have any health problems. Blood pressure can rise silently and make serious damage to your blood vessels and organs. That’s why it’s called the silent killer. To be in control of hypertension you need to know how to measure blood pressure correctly and what those numbers mean.

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5 best nutrition articles of 2015

Here are HealthyHabitsHub 5 most read and shared nutrition articles in 2015.

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Best heart rate for weight loss

What is the best heart rate for weight loss? Check out if you’re in the “weight loss zone” while doing your exercise.

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Does your BMI even matter?

BMI has been debated within the health industry for years. From exhausting quick diet schemes to changing eating habits, many have tried to reach the ideal BMI.

The real question is, does BMI really reflect your overall health and well being? To answer this question, I decided to do a bit of research to help you make an informed decision.

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Relieve chronic neck pain caused by smartphones

Do you ever experience neck pain and ask yourself why? Smartphones and tablets that are becoming an indispensable part of our life are to blame for the growing number of people who experience neck pain. Since these technologies are here to stay the question is how to take care of our spine who has to serve us for many years to come?

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30 cheap high-protein food sources

Proteins are important building blocks of our muscles and tissues. Especially people who work out keep track of the amount of protein they eat daily. Even if you are not a fitness freak, protein intake helps significantly with weight loss and hunger regulation. The best sources of protein are lean red meat, fish and poultry. These are also the most expensive choices. The fact is that eating a high quality protein diet is more expensive than a traditional diet which includes carbs to fill up your plate. But even if you’re on a tight budget you can still get high quality protein food sources.

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How to get rid of leg cramps

A very common problem with people who exercise are leg cramps. Although most often believed not to be a serious illness, sometimes those cramps can be very painful and last for several minutes. The exact causes of leg cramps are unknown but most often dehydration or possible calcium, potassium and magnesium imbalances are mentioned. That’s why nutrition is considered to have an important role in preventing leg cramps. But recent studies show that drinking water, sports drinks and eating bananas probably won’t stop the cramps.

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