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Healthy Breakfast Options for On-the-Go

DISCLAIMER: We at Fit Body Boot Camp generally discourage against eating at fast food locations because you can’t out train a bad diet. However, we know that sometimes mornings are tough and you suddenly find yourself with no time, so we’re here to present you with healthy options for breakfast on the go!

Fast food is convenient, fast, and cheap, making it a popular choice for meals on the go. The mornings you sleep in, are running late, and you’re stomach’s still begging to be fed, fast food is an easy choice. In years past, fast food for breakfast was a diet disaster as few healthy options were available. These days, restaurants know people are looking for low-calorie, low-sodium, nutritious ways to start their day, so menus now offer several diet-friendly breakfast options.

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Is Coffee Good or Bad for You?

Do you depend on coffee to wake you up in the morning, help you focus, and boost your energy throughout the day? If so, you’re not alone. More than half of all adults over the age of 18 drink coffee each day for the same reasons.

And you’ve heard the news throughout the years. One day, coffee is considered good for you, and the next day newscasters are saying to stay away from it. But news you’ll be glad to hear is that current research shows the health benefits of a cup or two of Joe a day outweigh the possible risks.

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How to Beat the Heat and Stay in Shape

It’s summer and it’s hot. What’s new? Whether you’re taking a run on the greenway, your son has football camp for the upcoming season, or your kids are playing in the yard, it’s important to exercise caution when getting out and about in the heat. Exercise combined with high temperatures and high humidity levels cause your body temperature to rise, speed your heart rate, and increase your chance of heat-related illness. Read more

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What is a ‘Good Carb?’

Eat carbs or don’t eat carbs? Many popular diet plans recommend cutting out or cutting back on carbohydrates for fast weight loss. But does this mean reducing all carbs or just the bad ones?

Found in grains, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products, carbs are macronutrients that provide your body with energy. When you eat carbs your body converts them to sugar that turns into energy. The science behind low-carb diets shows that when you restrict the number of carbs you eat, your body begins to burn fat for energy instead of sugar.

Restricting all carbs, however, can result in negative health issues. That’s because carbohydrates are a necessary for the health of your brain, nervous system, circulatory system, muscles, and digestive system. The trick is choosing the right kind of carbs. The bad kind is plentiful, tempting, and addicting, but the right kind are healthy, filling, and can even aid in weight loss.

Here’s how to choose the right kind.

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5 Workouts for a Strong Core

Did you know that your core includes 35 muscles that make up your back, sides, abdominals and hips?

When people think of core muscles, abs are the first to come to mind. However, your core includes a lot more muscles than your abdominals. In fact, it’s everything besides your leg and arm muscles. While your legs and arms do the work necessary to get you moving, the core does the stabilizing, initiating, and supporting throughout the process. Strong core muscles make simple physical activities easier, protect your spine, make you leaner, and improve your balance. Athletes who want to kick or punch hard need a strong, stable core behind the movement.

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