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Keto Diet: A Complete List of What to Eat and Avoid, Plus a 7-Day Sample Menu

If you’re looking to get a jump start on your health and fitness goals this year, you may be thinking about trying the ketogenic diet. Maybe you’ve heard the phrase before — it’s a huge diet buzzword — but aren’t sure what it means. Here’s a primer: The ketogenic diet is an eating plan that drives your body into ketosis, […]

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Can You Take Keto Supplements Before Bed?

Many people quit keto within the first few days, before even entering in ketosis. Even if they make it through those first few bad days, long-term success is difficult with a strict diet like keto. To help increase your chances for success, there are supplements you can take to make your life on keto a lot […]

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Top 25 Keto Approved Foods to Accelerate Fat Loss

Losing weight can be a complicated process filled with questions. Will this food help me burn fat? Is that going to stall my progress? Fortunately, most of your weight loss questions will be answered when you eat the right foods. What exactly do I mean by the “right” foods? You may think they are the […]

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Should you try the keto diet?

It’s advertised as a weight-loss wonder, but this eating plan is actually a medical diet that comes with serious risks. Image: © valentinrussanov/Getty Images In the world of weight-loss diets, low-carbohydrate, high-protein eating plans often grab attention. The Paleo, South Beach, and Atkins diets all fit into that category. They are sometimes referred to as […]

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WHY PRACTICE YOGA AT HOME?

Home yoga practice: we all know we should be doing it, but why bother, when we could just attend a class anyway? If you needed any further urging, a recent preliminary study suggests frequency and duration of home practice may be the key to reaping the most benefits from your yoga practice. To conduct the study, […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO START YOGA

One of the great things about yoga is that you don’t really need anything to practice yoga. But we do recommend the following to support and enhance your practice. 1. YogaBasics.com Premium MembershipOur Premium Membership makes it easy to start a yoga practice! with 25 yoga sequences, streaming audio, bigger pictures and tons more.Sign Up […]

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7 TIPS FOR MINDING YOUR YOGA MANNERS

Is my mat welcome in class? It’s a question each of us might ask, whether we’re unrolling our yoga mats for the first time or the thousandth. Yoga is, after all, an awareness practice, and being mindful includes sensitivity to and consideration for others. A yoga studio may not be Romper Room, but a few simple “dos […]

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT YOGA BLOCK

A yoga block or brick is one of the most popular yoga props to use in a yoga class. Yoga props were popularized by the late B.K.S. Iyengar as tools to support the body to allow a deeper expression of a yoga pose’s alignment. Yoga blocks are most often used as an extension of one’s hands, but are also […]

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WATCH: SKY COWANS ASKS HER FRIENDS “WHAT IS YOGA?”

From newly-minted yogis just setting foot into their first class to teachers who have been helping others find their way for years, the word yoga means something different to everyone. That’s what inspired Los Angeles-based content creator and yoga enthusiast Sky Cowans to create this fun, short video. In the video, Sky asks several of her yoga […]

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Why Are So Many of Us Living With Unmanageable Stress?

It was recently reported in The Guardian that three in four Britons have felt overwhelmed by stress in the past year. Over in the USA, there’s a similar picture. The American Psychological Association’s 2015 ‘Stress in America’ snapshot found that 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the month prior to […]