Cold Pressed Juice, Why is it so good for you! (Video)


What is “cold-pressed” juicing?!  And why is it going to change your life?!

Cold Pressed Juice is a way to obtain juice by means of hydraulic pressure.

Just a few benefits include the fact that you get 3-5 times the amount of minerals and nutrients as well as more juice for the produce you purchase which means less waste too.

This video explains the many virtues of cold-press juicing.

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These 13 Must-Know Fitness Tips Will Score You Incredible Results

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1. Every 2 weeks, change up your exercise routine. A recent study showed that people enjoyed a variety of exercise versus sticking to the same one.

2. Never skip your most important meal. That is, the recovery meal after your workout.

3. Make sure that when you do your exercises you focus on doing them well and correctly.

4. Aiming for a weight goal? Try having a range versus a specific number.

5. Into juice cleanse diets? Be aware that drastically restricting your caloric intake to drop pounds may backfire. A 2010 study showed that doing this elevated levels of cortisol, the primary stress hormone. Chronic stress has been associated with an increased risk of weight gain.

6. Keep that string bikini handy during the winter, so you can see what those holiday treats are doing to your body.

7. Use peppermint liberally. A study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition showed that men who drank 2 cups water with a drop of peppermint oil then ran on a treadmill helped to relax muscles, boosted oxygen to both muscles and the brain and elevated their pain threshold.

8. Take one day at a time!

9. Try a workout partner. He will not only help you keep accountable but may help you “clock” more training.

10. A simple jump rope can do wonders.

11. Pay attention to your stomach. If you’re not hungry, don’t eat that last cupcake.

12. When preparing your meals, pay attention to portion size. You don’t need a measuring cup; just plan portions so that they are not overlapping on the plate

13. Go to the beat of your own drum. Work out or run to your favorite playlist to power through! We at Michael Body Scenes can help you transform your body to get incredible results. We offer both classes and one-on-one training!

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Routines may be the core of life.

But sometimes, it’s great to shake up them up, especially in view of fitness.

Here are some fun ideas to mix things up!

Consider trying something at the gym you’ve never used before. (Make sure you ask a trainer for directions if you’re not sure how to use the equipment.)

While you’re at the gym, try a couple more reps of your usual exercise routine.

This subtle change can be quite helpful.

As you go about your day, try to always take the stairs whenever possible and park your car farther away from stores so that you add extra steps wherever you go.

Go to bed a half of hour early on days that you find yourself most active.

Sleep is truly rejuvenating.

Jumpstart your day!

Try to dance to at least 3 songs first thing in the morning.

That will get your blood pumping and is certain to put a jump in the step.

Michael’s Body Scenes can help you vary your routine in safe but exciting ways!

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Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fattest country in the world?

The U.S. is the most obese nation in the world, just ahead of Mexico

The obesity rate for American adults (aged 15 and over) came in at a whopping 38.2%, which puts the birthplace of the Hamburger and the Donuts at the top of the heftiest-nations-in-the-world rankings, according to an updated survey from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. At second place is our border pal Mexico, with 32.4% of population considered obese, followed by New Zealand, Hungary and Australia.
The skinniest nations are Japan, with a tiny 3.7% of the population tipping the scales, followed by India, Korea, Indonesia and China. And across much of Europe, less than 20% of the population can be considered obese, according to the survey released by the OECD.


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Shocking! 10 Unhealthy Foods That Are Advertised As Healthy

Trying to lose weight? Think twice about eating these foods. Of course, moderation is key. But, it’s better to avoid a lot of these foods altogether

1.How Many Of These Foods Do You Eat?

  1. Veggie Burgers: Meat-free does not mean healthy. Check the ingredients. Many veggie burgers contain fillers and chemicals to help them look like regular burgers.


  1. Sport Drinks: Although these are marketed to everyone, they only serve those athletes that need the high amount of calories these drinks include. There is very little science behind these drinks.


  1. Bran Muffins: Check the ingredients. Many of these muffins carry as much sugar and fat as a donut.


  1. Smoothies: The best smoothies are the ones that you make yourself because you control the ingredients. Many contain a lot of sugar and are high in calories.


  1. Dried Fruit: Dried or even dehydrated fruit are often full of preservatives and artificial sweeteners.


  1. Fat-Free Products: Fat-free does not mean calorie free. These products are often highly processed and contain a lot of sugar to add flavor.


  1. Energy Bars: Often described as “glorified candy bars,” they contain significant amounts of sugar, white flour and saturated fat.


  1. Cereal/Granola: Always read the labels. These foods are often high in sugars and carbs. Often, cereals marketed as healthy carry more calories than regular cereal.


  1. Skim/Low Fat Milk: Although advertised as healthy, these kinds of milk often contain powdered milk and are high in cholesterol. Additionally, they lack vitamins: A, D, E, and K which are crucial for our bodies.


  1. Diet Soda: There are no health benefits to this drink. Furthermore, they include additives, dyes, and chemicals.


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Top 5 Ways To Burn Fat At Home

Give yourself a head start to getting (or keeping) yourself in shape by incorporating these tips into your life at home.

1.Proper Diet

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If you want to lose fat, you have to make sure your body is getting the proper nutrients. Starving yourself will make you crave sweet or fried foods. Eating a well-balanced diet will help you lose weight and stay healthy. If you’re not sure you’re on the right track, keep a food diary. You may be surprised what you’re eating and when you’re eating it.

2.A Cup Of Green Tea In The Morning

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Green tea has properties in it that increase metabolism. It will make you feel full and that can help crush the urge to munch.

3.Drink Lots Of Water

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Proper hydration is imperative for the body. Many times when we think we’re feeling hunger pangs, our body is calling for water. By drinking up to 11 glasses of water a day will hydrate and keep your body full.


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You can’t be a couch potato and burn fat. Choose an exercise video or Pilates program to do at home. Clean your house at a quickened pace to burn extra calories.

5.Lower Your Stress Level

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Stress releases cortisol, the “stress” hormone. Excess levels of this hormone affect almost system of our body. It also causes us to crave comfort foods filled with empty calories. Laughing and socializing are great ways to alleviate stress and help burn fat.

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7 Lies That You Believe About The Food You Eat

Where do you get your information about food? Some information we grew up hearing from our parents. Other information comes from what we read and hear. You’ll be shocked at what is fact and what is fiction.

1.Don’t Believe These Myths

  • Coffee does not stunt your growth.
  • Multi-grain does not necessarily mean healthy. Multi-grains may mean refined grains.
  • Sugar makes you hyper. Studies do not bear this out.
  • Vitamin C will not keep you from catching a cold unless you are a skier or a marathoner…go figure.
  • Oranges have the most vitamin C. Strawberries, green and red peppers, and broccoli all have more vitamin C than oranges.
  • Too much sugar directly leads to diabetes. Sugar contributes to weight gain and that leads to diabetes.
  • Chewing celery leads to more calorie burning than you take in eating it.


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The 5 Top Exercises To Burn 2,000 Calories Per Day

Want to burn 2,000 calories in a day? There’s a variety of ways to do it. The most important part is to get up and get moving.


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An hour of intense cycling can burn up to 850 calories per hour. It’s a great way to lose weight and get excellent cardio training.


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Put on your suit, swim for an hour and burn 700 calories. This exercise also tones the body.


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Running reduces stress and helps alleviate depression. You can burn 600 calories or more with a strenuous run. It can be tough on the joints for some. If you can’t get outside, find the nearest treadmill.


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Dance is both a fun and effective way to burn calories. You’ll tone your muscles, get rid of fat and give your heart a good workout.


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 For the fastest results within the shortest amount of time, aerobics is the exercise for you. It takes a bit of time for the body to get used to and make sure you check with your doctor prior to starting a workout.

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You Really Do Crave Sugar

Why do we crave sugar? It’s all in our head.

1.When Your Brain Meets Sugar

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Sugar fuels every cell in your body. In your brain, sugar is viewed as a reward. If you eat it too often, you reinforce that reward. It becomes a habit that can be tough to break.

2.Simple Carbs

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Candy bars contain simple carbohydrates. They quickly turn into glucose in the bloodstream and your blood sugar levels spike. Foods, such as soda, candy, table sugar and syrup, also spike sugar levels. Dairy products, vegetables and fruits also contain simple carbs. But, these foods also contain fiber and protein that slow down the process.

3.When Your Sugar Drops

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As your sugar levels spike in your blood, your body is trying hard to remove it into the cells for energy. It needs insulin, produced by the pancreas to do this. The rapid change in blood sugar can make you feel tired. The body’s natural response is to look for more sugar.

4.There’s A Reason You Crave Chips And Fries

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These foods are full of starches which contain complex carbohydrates. They can also make your blood sugar spike and crash. Keep white bread, pretzels, pasta and crackers at a minimum.

5.Artificial Sweeteners Are Not The Answer

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Not only do many artificial sweeteners contain many chemicals, they may lead you to crave more sugar.

6.Here’s Why Sugar Detox Diets Don’t Work

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To go cold turkey and avoid all sweets: dairy, fruit, refined grains, candy, and cookies is too drastic of a change. Although, it may sound like a great idea to purge your body of all sweets, in reality, it’s too hard to keep up.

7.Try To Retrain Your Taste Buds

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It may be hard to believe but you don’t need all that sugar. You can retrain your taste buds by cutting out one sweet food once a week. Substitute protein instead. When you do crave sugar, reach for a piece of fruit. Over time, your tastes will change.

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5 Hacks To Make The Most Of This Fall Season

 It’s fall. Our natural rhythms start changing to adapt to less daylight and colder temperatures. Now is not to time to slow down, but take your health to the next level.

1.Soups And Stews

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As the weather cools, our bodies start craving soups and stews. Soups are an excellent choice as long as you stick to meat and vegetables, not cream or cheese. The same goes for stews!

2.Football Season

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Snacking and football season seems to go hand in hand. Switch out more nutritious snacks, such as veggies and a small amount of dip. If you must have chips, don’t bring the entire bag. Take out a handful and leave the rest in the pantry.

3.Turkey Time

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Turkey is a delicious meat. Stick with thin, white portions.

4.Celebrating The Harvest

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Fall is a natural time to enjoy pumpkin and apples. Remember, they do come in another form other than pie. Don’t forget to take advantage of the fall vegetables as well.

5.Time Change

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Our days shorten lessening the opportunities to get outside. Plan evening walks at the mall and make the most of your days off and weekends. Start planning trips to museums and aquariums. Join some fitness classes. With cooler temps outside, enjoy hiking nearby trails and bicycling.

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