Portion Sizes

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Its summertime and we want to sizzle in our swimsuits! The most influential component in keeping a great body is to maintain healthy portion sizes with every meal. Serving size does vary between every person. We all require and prefer different types of foods, so here is what you can do to stay fit for summer.

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How Much Zzzz’s Do We Really Need?

We all need sleep; it’s one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. Sleep gives our mind and body the chance to recharge for the next day.  But with the hustle and bustle of life today, we have so much to do with so little time. So how much sleep do we really need?

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Is There A Magic Number?

Studies by Daniel Kripke, M.D., co-director of research at the Scripps Clinic Sleep Center in La Jolla, California, show that people who get 6.5 and 7.5 hours of sleep a night live the longest, are happier, and are most productive! Those who sleep 8 hours of more, or less than 6.5 hours, don’t live as long. As a matter of fact, many ailments are related to too little or too much sleep such as insomnia, depression, and obesity. Of course there is no set number for every person. Everyone is unique. Try different amounts and see what fits best for you.

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How To Drop Those Last 10 Pounds!

You’re almost there!  Ten more pounds to go!  It’s natural to want to stop – but please don’t! Here’s how you can drop those last 10 pounds and reach your new body goal just in time for summer! Follow these motivational steps to get the body you desire.

Mix Things Up

After changing your diet and working out, you’ve been stuck with the last 10 pounds. Well, the answer’s pretty simple – start from square one. You originally started to lose the weight by making changes to your diet and exercise routine. So switch it up again. Research shows that lifting weights burns 30% more calories and can help you get the most out of your workouts. Cardio loses calories instantly, and strength training boosts your metabolism. When you combine both, you get the best results.

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What to Eat Before & After a Workout – Whey Protein for Pure Edge Nutrition

With summer soon approaching, you need to eat and feel as good as you want to. So what goes hand in hand with your workout routine? Whey Protein from Pure Edge Nutrition!

What is Whey Protein?
Whey protein is found in milk. It’s a nutrient rich supplement that’s perfect for before or after a workout. It’s a great source of nutrients and amino acids and it absorbs into the body at a fast pace. If you are lactose intolerant or allergic to other protein sources like eggs or soy, whey protein is the best choice for you!

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Put Down the Soda and Drink Water!

Many of us know the influence that soda has on our culture through the iconic logos and marketing commercials. These popular drinks make up a large part of what we see on the television, stacked up in the grocery store, and most importantly, what we crave.

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Unfortunately, the liquid candy is not the best choice to quench your thirst. The American Heart Association linked soda to causing over 180,000 obesity-related deaths worldwide every year. A study by Yale University found that most Americans know soda is unhealthy, but 48% consume it anyway with a whopping 2.5 glasses daily.

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