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What’s Stopping You from Growing Your Own Food?

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Now, more than ever, the news is full of health scares and epidemics caused in no small part by the quantity-over-quality approach to food production, and it’s happening all over the world. China might be the foremost violator of health standards, but our country is just as at fault, feeding our citizens with food that is inherently unhealthy for us.

Many of us have already been beating the drums against eating factory-farmed and genetically tweaked foods, but the majority would rather cover their ears and keep consuming the more accessible, bigger, allegedly more flavorful stuff that lines our grocery shelves.

The result? Obesity, diseases, and infirmities of all sorts manifesting in us. Worse, our children just as badly affected. Why do we do this to ourselves? (Read More....)

What Are the Top 10 Household Chores That Can Burn Calories Fast?

Obesity is becoming a major problem for a lot of people belonging to all different walks of life. If you are looking to lose weight without having to register yourself for an expensive fitness training program or opt for pricey gym equipment, then there are a few natural techniques which can help you reduce extra calories from your body. Fortunately for you, these techniques are not far-reaching and everyone can make use of them without much trouble. All you have to do is to find out what they are.

Here are top 10 household chores that can burn calories fast and easy:

Vacuuming is a good way to lose extra calories as an hour vacuuming helps you lose about 300 calories. Not only will it help you lose extra calories, but it will get you much cleaner floors as well. If you mop the floors this will help you to lose some more.

There is another most dreading household chore, which is washing dishes. It is (Read More....)

The Health Benefits Of Biking To Work

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Sitting bumper to bumper on a backed up highway isn’t any fun – so why are you?  Whether you are looking for a way to save on fuel costs, trying to alleviate commuter stress, or are trying to fit a new fitness regimen into your daily routine, there is so much to be gained by leaving the car at home.

An increasingly popular way to commute – that more than 600,000 Americans are taking note on – is to bike to work. Need to be convinced of just how many people are jumping on the bandwagon? Check out how many people bike to work in your state with the interactive guide below.

Ready to get started? Here are some of the benefits you will see when beginning your bike to work adventure.

Weight Loss

Biking is a fantastic calorie burner.  According to the American Council on Exercise biking can burn anything from 159 calories to 476 calories per 30 (Read More....)

The Secret of How Chinese Organic Tea Helps with Weight Loss!

Many people are obese and many more desire at least some weight loss. Obesity has been identified as a root cause of some serious, life-threatening diseases. So how can a person lose weight? Exercise, a healthy diet and consumption of Chinese tea can help an overweight person reach a goal.

Tea is among the most popular beverages on earth and is avidly consumed around the globe. Chinese weight loss teas are grown in the belief that the tea can increase the burning of calories. The tea also contains polyphenols, which help with the digestion of fat. Thus, Chinese tea is a great supplement when losing weight is the goal.

Chinese Teas For Weight Loss:

When it comes to weight loss, not all Chinese teas do the same job. Green tea, red tea, white tea, black tea, oolong tea, pu-erh tea, flower blossom tea and yellow tea are the most common Chinese teas containing weight loss properties.

Green, oolong and pu-erh teas are the most effective in weight loss programs.

There is also a handmade Chinese tea named Bojenmi that is a widely accepted product for weight loss. In Chinese, “Bojenmi” means slim and beautiful. Bojenmi tea contains tea leaves, crataegus fruit, citrus peel, and (Read More....)

4 Low Calorie Foods that Boost Your Body’s Metabolism

Any nutritionist will tell you that the way to lose weight is not to starve yourself; it’s to eat the right foods. What causes you to put on weight is not eating food but eating more calories than your body burns. When this happens the excess calories are converted to fat and stored in various places in the body, especially around the hips and belly. So if you don’t change your diet, you will keep accumulating those jiggly tyres around your midriff. Thankfully, nature has provided us with foods that we can use to not only control our weight, but keep us healthy and whole. Which foods are these?

1. Beans and Other Legumes

These, among other legumes have long been touted as a fat-free replacement for meat as a source of protein. But this is only half the story; beans have been found to encourage increased production of a digestive hormone called cholecystokinin which works to quell the appetite. A research carried out at the University of California found that the hormone was highest in people who ate a meal that included beans than in those who didn’t eat the legumes. As a bonus, beans also stabilize blood sugar levels, allowing you to keep hunger pangs at bay longer. A close relative of beans, the soy bean, also adds plenty to your arsenal in the battle (Read More....)

Man Fired for Being Obese Receives $55,000 Settlement

In October 2009, Ronald Kratz II was fired from his job for being morbidly obese. Kratz, 42, had worked at BAE Systems Inc. since 1994. He claims that he had always received good reviews and was surprised when he was suddenly fired from his job as a materials handler at BAE Systems because he was obese.

BAE Failed to Accommodate Kratz BAE Systems is a military vehicle manufacturing company that is based in Virginia. Kratz weighed as much as 680 pounds when he worked at BAE’s manufacturing location in Houston. He insists that his weight did not interfere with his ability to perform his job. He claims that approximately 90 percent of his job involves sitting and typing at a computer. His other job functions included counting products and occasionally driving a forklift.

The forklift’s seatbelts were (Read More....)