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4 Subtle Signs You Need More Sleep

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We usually can identify the obvious signs that we need more sleep, such as frequent yawning, having puffy or heavy eyelids and experiencing a general sense of tiredness. But what about the less obvious ones, the subtle cues that are alerting us to get more zzz’s? These signs are important to recognize because almost half of us don’t receive the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per night. This can lead to serious health issues. And if we continue a habit of poor sleep, we’ll be even less aware of how much we’re sleep deprived and fail to make the necessary changes!

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4 Ways Crash Dieting Will Make Your Health Crash and Burn

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We’ve all seen those dramatic before-and-after photos of people who lost half their body weight. Maybe you have a friend or loved one who has made a serious transformation as well. These changes grab our attention, inspire us and even motivate our own diet and fitness efforts. But crash dieting is not an option if you want to make a physique transformation that lasts for years to come. Instead, you should focus on a lifestyle change. Crash dieting doesn’t work, and here’s why:

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The Body Mass Index and Its Significant Role in Weight Loss

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A person’s BMI, or Body Mass Index, is used to determine what percentage of an average person’s body weight is muscle and what percentage is fat. In the majority of cases, this is an accurate calculation. It is used to help a person reach an ideal weight if they are embarking on a weight loss program. Men and women will have different percentages of fat, according to their natural physical makeup. Women tend to carry more fat and will have a somewhat higher BMI. There are times when a person’s BMI can be misleading, however.

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3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Front Squats

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Many people shy away from front squats because they think it’s too difficult or simply too awkward. However, the placement of the bar in front of your body provides a number of benefits compared to regular squats, including reduced shearing and compressive forces on your vertebral discs, more emphasis on the rectus femoris and vastus lateralis heads of the quad, and improved core control and posture

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