In order to live a comfortable life in retirement, millions sacrifice now by putting money into their retirement plans. One question to consider is: What good is it to have this nest egg when my hips and back hurt so badly that I can’t enjoy it? Like a financial plan, ensuring a future without low back pain and activity restrictions requires regular and consistent diligence. // 1. Partial Crunches Some exercises can aggravate back pain and should be avoided when you have acute low back pain. Partial crunches can help strengthen...

Now that you’re building a healthy body with a steady gym routine, do yourself a favor: Don’t waste time with ineffective or downright dangerous moves. We’ll tell you which exercises to skip — and the ones to do instead. // 1. Only Running On The Treadmill Running like a maniac on that treadmill for a good hour? Well, unless you’re mixing your cardio with weight lifting, continuous running isn’t doing anything for your weight loss goals. The only time an hour on the treadmill is appropriate is if you’re...

Do you take your workouts seriously? Do you have limited time? Do you want to be safe while training? If you answered “yes” to any of the preceding questions, then consider the following. Some exercises, even those that are considered “classic,” simply aren’t worth the time they require and may even be dangerous. // 1. Smith machine squats The primary reason I would deem this move fairly useless for most people is the fact that the Smith machine in general locks you into a guided bar path, which will reduce the co-contraction...

When it’s resolution time, the first thing on your list may be to lose weight and eat more healthfully. But how exactly do you go about doing that — and how do you keep yourself from becoming a resolution dropout before long? Here are some suggestions for some tried-and-true — and very doable — behavior changes that will help you lose weight. // 1. Cut back on trash – literally Resolve to cut down on the amount of trash you produce from food boxes, bags, plastic bottles and take-out containers. This simple...

How do you eat a nutritious diet while keeping your grocery bill low? The good news is that cheap eats aren’t necessarily unhealthy. You can cut food costs by eating more meals at home and by making sure they feature some of the healthiest foods from your supermarket — foods like whole grains, vegetables, and beans. // Vegetables For starters, don’t be afraid to buy frozen vegetables in the freezer section of your local grocery store (or even canned vegetables). Sure, I love fresh veggies, but since frozen veggies are picked...

Eat right, look younger — it’s as simple as that. Here are 5 anti-aging foods that may help to erase wrinkles and help you look younger. // 1. Carotenoid-containing foods The phytonutrients found in orange and yellow fruits and vegetables like oranges, squash, carrots, and orange bell peppers can help improve your skin’s vibrancy and stop collagen breakdown in its tracks. Other antioxidant-rich fruits can also keep your skin looking youthful. Raspberries and pomegranates contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant that has...

Eating breakfast isn’t just for kids. Although you’ve probably stopped growing, your body is constantly renewing itself, replenishing your skin, hair and nails, replacing old tissues with new, breaking down and rebuilding bone and generally keeping your body in the best shape possible. So that’s one really good reason to eat breakfast. How about five more? // 1. You will boost metabolism   When you’re awake, you probably rarely go 8 hours without eating. Of course, when you’re asleep, you go that entire time...

In today’s job market, having a bachelor’s degree is nearly a necessity to land a rewarding, well-paying job with any possibility for advancement; a bachelor’s degree is almost essential for entry into most professional careers. In certain lines of work, like teaching and engineering, you cannot enter the field without holding at least a bachelor’s // Maths and Science Students looking for a financially prosperous post-college life can find one by seeking a degree in the maths or sciences. It may not be surprising that engineering...

There are actually a lot of European countries that we never hear of like the “E” in Europe. Even when we decide to tour beautiful destinations, we often choose popular places like New York, Sydney, Rome, Paris, London, or Tokyo paying little attention to plenty of spectacular but neglected places that equally have amazing tourist destinations. These overlooked places are in fact worthy of having you around in your next holiday…deviate from the norm and try out these beautiful places. // Albania   The country might be tiny, but...

So you have company coming in an hour and the house is a mess? Or maybe you’ve just been putting off those chores and want to get it over with as quickly as possible. So, how do you clean your house fast? No getting distracted while gathering up those old magazines, or checking your phone for the latest on Facebook. If you keep moving and follow this guide you’ll have that house sparkling in no time! // 1. Start at the Top No matter what room you’re cleaning, clean from the top down so that dirt and dust from higher surfaces...

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