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12 Songs That’ll Turn Your Workout Into an Emotional Experience

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We have that song that make you go “I’m ready to do my thing in this gym!” Music is a powerful motivator. Like forgetting your spouse’s birthday, working out without your mp3 player is a death sentence for most people. It is hard to have a great work out without inspirational tunes. Personally, a combination Hip-Hop, R & B and a hint of pop music gets me going. While you may have different musical taste, I guarantee adding these 12 songs to your IPod playlist will pump you up!

  1. 50 Cent- In Da Club

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Holistic Medicine: How Good it Really is For You

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Holistic medicine is a different form of healing for people. The basics of it are that health encompasses the whole person. In order to have optimal health you need to take into consideration your emotions, body, spirit, and mind. You do this by gaining the perfect balance in your life. The belief goes that your body is made up of interdependent parts. This means your body is imbalanced when one part doesn’t work properly. It can negatively affect your health. So, how is holistic medicine good for you based on these facts?

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Vegan Diet: All You Need to Know

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The vegan diet is very much like the vegetarian diet, but very strict. For instance, in the vegetarian diet will not eat red meat, fish, or any types of meat. On the other hand, the vegan diet will not allow for the consumption of any animal byproducts. This includes, but is not limited to dairy, eggs, or any products that even have animal fat in it.

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Study: Natural terrain makes the best playground

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Do you know why Jungle Boy, the guy down in accounting who wears loinclothes and was raised by apes, is more relaxed than you and has no problem staying focused at staff meetings?

It could have something to do with a new study that just came out from the University of Colorado at Boulder that says kids who play in schoolyards with natural habitats and trees instead of asphalt and swing sets have a definite edge.

HealthCanal.com reports natural terrains reduce kids’ stress and inattention. Plus, they acquire the sort of communication skills that enable them to command legions of animals to protect them against bullies.

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The Benefits of Vitamin E

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Vitamin E is important for our bodies to have. Why? Well, it’s a vitamin our bodies require to function. Our organs depend on it to operate, and Vitamin E also happens to be an antioxidant. This means that the vitamin is able to slow down the process of our cells damaging over time. If you’re still not convinced, here are some of the benefits of Vitamin E.

Strong Immunity

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Alternative Medicine Practices I’ve Never Tried

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I was thinking about alternative medicine practices yesterday and discovered that I have a lot of favorites that I’ve never tried. I thought I’d give you the run-down on some of them.

What is Alternative Medicine?
First, you may need a workable definition. Here it is: alternative medicine is any healing technique that doesn’t fall under conventional medical treatments. It’s not hard to separate the two, as most westerners (like us) seek out conventional medical treatments—in the form of doctors, nurses, and hospitals—almost all of the time!

But many alternative medicine techniques are as effective as many conventional medical treatments. Just remember that conventional medicine has its place. Therefore, you should always use alternative medicine in concert with its conventional cousin.

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OPINION: Gullible young people suckered in alternative medicine

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“One of the biggest problems with the world today is that we have large groups of people who will accept whatever they hear on the grapevine just because it suits their worldview — not because it is actually true or because they have evidence to support it. The really striking thing is that it would not take much effort to establish validity in most of these cases. But people prefer reassurance to research.”

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

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What is Optimal Health?

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What is optimal health? These days it might be seen as the absence of major diseases like coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or the absence of pain or other symptoms of dis-ease. But is that really optimal health? I would argue, “No,” that optimal health goes far beyond the simple absence of pain and disease and encompasses many levels of health that the Western medical world usually ignores.

What is optimal health, then?

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Three Natural Treatments for the Common Cold

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A cold can sometimes get you down more than other ailments. The stuffy nose, congested chest and sore throat can confine you to bed until you heal. Many people don’t like to take medications that have side effects and they prefer natural treatments for the common cold. Here are three natural ways you can deal with a cold the next time you come down with one.

Get Plenty of Rest
It may sound like a cliché, but getting a lot of rest when you have a cold will help you get over the illness much faster and more effectively. By giving your body rest, it has a better chance of focusing its efforts on battling the germs that are causing your could. Take a day or two off of work and your other normal activities and you’ll get over your cold much quicker than if you don’t get any rest.

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What is Acupuncture?

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What is acupuncture? Well, all I know is what I’ve read about this ancient Chinese medical treatment. When you opt for this procedure, the acupuncturist inserts tiny needles in what are called meridian points that are said to release blocked energy—or chi—from those areas and restore health.

Although we call acupuncture an “alternative” medical treatment method today, it was probably the primary treatment option in ancient China. And if what I’ve read is true, I can see why.

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