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Busting 8 myths about nutrition & exercise

When it comes to creating a healthy lifestyle, we often don’t make the progress we’d like because we’re operating under erroneous assumptions. Here, Warren Honeycutt shines a light on eight common myths about nutrition and fitness. Fitness and weight loss When it comes to losing weight and getting fit, do you find yourself unable to make progress despite your best efforts? If so, you’re not alone in your frustration—and it may not be entirely your fault. According to Warren Honeycutt, fitness and nutrition expert, marketers in the nutrition and fitness industries are very good at obscuring inconvenient facts that might keep consumers from buying their products. And beyond that, he says, misinformation about what’s healthy and what’s not often masquerades as “common knowledge” and “common sense.” “If you want to move the needle on your fitness, you have to separate fact from fiction, once and for all,” says Honeycutt, author

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Fitness

A transformation after 50

Before my transformation, I did zero cardio and absolutely no weight training whatsoever. I ate three meals a day and my peak weight was 138 lbs. I suffered from anxiety and depression and had little energy, often needing an afternoon nap. In 2012 I stumbled across Tosca Reno’s The Eat-Clean Diet. I started eating six meals a day, making sure each meal had a balance of proteins, carbs and fats. Within eight weeks my weight dropped to 126 lbs and I maintained that weight without any exercise.  In January 2013, at the age of 51, I needed a personal challenge. I started an online training and fitness program. It wasn’t long before I started seeing results. Many of the ladies were working towards a figure competition, but I couldn’t imagine getting up on a stage. By October, one of my teammates convinced me to compete with her in grand masters

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Health benefits of blue cheese

An ancient cheese, unlike some mass-produced cheeses, blue cheese has some excellent health benefits. Let’s take a look! It’s called blue cheese because of the molds that grow in it; they’re blue in colour. This is the bacteria present in all cheeses and in this case, a special kind that makes that colour. There are various kinds like Roquefort, Danablu, Gorgonzola and Blue Stilton. Blue cheese is low in calories yet is full of various nutrients that are essential for our body Good for the heart Blue cheese has been shown to reduce cholesterol and help reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease. But like all foods, don’t over-indulge! Fights Arthritis Research has shown that the molds in blue cheese have very powerful anti-arthritis benefits as it fights inflammation in the body. If you have arthritis, blue cheese can help fight it as well as prevent it. Fights Osteoporosis As we

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