Frank Salvatore
Health and Lifestyle

The Link Between Chocolate and Heart Health

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Of course everyone loves to eat chocolate because it is delicious, but did you know that is has many health benefits as well? It can increase your energy and libido level and has also helped cases of diarrhea, syphilis, migraines, and even cancer.

The Benefits of Family Meals

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Setting aside the time to sit down and eat family meals is an easy and effective way to improve your family’s bond and your quality of life. While many people likely believe that sitting down to family meals is a thing of the past, a recent poll shows that 53% of adults with children under the age of 18 report eating dinner as a family six to seven nights per week.

How to Stop Mindless Snacking

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Have you ever started to eat a snack with good intentions, only to wonder fifteen minutes later where the whole bag went? If you allow your mind to wander off while you are snacking, you may lose track of what you were doing.

How to Improve Your Public Speaking

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When people go to see a public speaker, they actually do not expect much. If they are presented with an entertaining and enjoyable talk, it is an unexpected delight. Knowing this is actually advantageous to people who engage in public speaking events because they are then aware that the bar is set pretty low. If a speaker knows that their audience is not expecting too much, it takes off some pressure to deliver a perfect speech.

Muscle Soreness: Is It a Good Sign or a Bad Sign?

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We have all experienced sore muscles after a workout, but is this something that should be considered pain or pleasure? While you may feel like having sore muscles is a sign that you completed a hard workout, you may find sore muscles to just literally be a pain. So, which is correct?

How to Warm Up Your Joints to Prevent Injury

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Your shoulders are made up of complicated and intricate joints that can easily be damaged while you are working out. Because shoulder injuries are so difficult to heal and certainly painful, you will want to warm up your shoulder joints before working out so you can avoid injuring them.

The Benefits of Growing Kale at Home

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Kale is a popular superfood due to its richness in healthy fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It is low in calories and free from unhealthy fat, so it is a great source of healthy nutrition for the body. Studies have even suggested that kale can help lower your LDL cholesterol while raising your HDLs, which decreases your risk for cardiovascular disease. With all of its health benefits, it is no wonder why people are always looking for new ways to use kale.

The Dangers of Mass Produced Meat

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In an effort for meat companies to reduce overhead and increase profits, they have developed large-scale animal farm factories that now make most of the meat that is sold in the U.S. today. These concentrated animal feeding operations have resulted in repercussions such as an increase in antibiotic-resistant diseases and a significant negative impact on the local water supply near these establishments due to the waste water runoff from the animals. These significant global issues cause concern with water quality and bacterial diseases that are resistant to antibiotics.

Warming Up Your Upper Body Before Lifting

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Are you sure that you are giving your upper body the warm up that it needs before doing a workout? Often, people stick to basic arm swings and stretches before working out their upper body. However, doing an upper body warm-up before lifting weights is a critical part of the process. If you do not properly warm up, you are putting yourself at a greater risk for injury and increasing your chances of becoming sore after a workout.

Plank Variation for Optimal Core Strength

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You know it is important to keep your core strong, but do you give some variation to your core exercises to make sure that it is getting the strength conditioning it needs?

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