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Healthy Heart Exercise

Whether you have been diagnosed with heart problems or just want to prevent them, exercise is very beneficial for heart health. What type of exercise Is best? Here is a list of healthy heart exercise taken from Medicinenet: Exercise can be divided into three basic types:
 
Stretching: slow lengthening of the muscles. Stretching the arms and legs before and after exercising helps prepare the muscles for activity and helps prevent injury and muscle strain. Regular stretching also increases your range of motion and flexibility
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 Food

Grumpy, Lumpy, Men Syndrome 

Remember what it was like to be a teenager?
 
That lean, muscular physique never seemed to gain an ounce of fat no matter how much you ate (or drank). Do you now find yourself patting your belly more then you pat your dog? If so, you could well be experiencing a loss of your male hormone–testosterone.Testosterone is one of a group of hormones referred to as the androgens. In men it is responsible for the development of the sex organs and male characteristics such as facial hair, deepening of the voice, and muscle development.
 
 
 
 Kale Egg Plant
Cucumber
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Kale can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in kale do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they've been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it's easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the result is a lowering of your cholesterol levelssource:readmore

Long prized for its deeply purple, glossy beauty as well as its unique taste and texture, eggplants are now available in markets throughout the year, but they are at their very best from August through October when they are in season.

Eggplants belong to the nightshade family of vegetables, which also includes tomatoes, sweet peppers and potatoes. They grow in a manner much like tomatoes, hanging from the vines of a plant that grows several feet in height. source:readmore

To be "cool as a cucumber" add them to your menus during the warm summer months when they are in season. Although slicing cucumbers are available year round, they are at their best from May through July.

Cucumbers are scientifically known as Cucumis sativus and belong to the same family as watermelon, zucchini, pumpkin, and other types of squash. Varieties of cucumber are grown either to be eaten fresh or to be pickled.
 
 Automotive

Compare Cars Before You Buy

By Megan Lambert

compare before you buy.pngPeople seldom bring somebody with them if they are looking for a car to buy. This can be due to over excitement that they forget that buying a car is not an easy task.

Despite the fact that they are advised to get some help from other people, many of them still won't bother to get one.

However, it is a better idea to have somebody to help you out when buying a car because of several reasons.

There are things that you might miss to notice especially if you are too excited in having a new car. A second eye can be very useful in this case. The second person can also talk to you in a more personal level in case you have doubts in your mind.

It is not easy to decide which car to buy when there are so many choices in the showroom. A good companion can be of great help to give you some ideas especially if he is conversant with cars.

Being alone in purchasing a car can be intimidating because everybody in the car sales office will try their best to make up your mind to buy the car instantly. If you are with a friend, he can help you weigh things out and help you decide which one is best for you.

To be able to compare different cars before buying is a very good idea. To have somebody who is more knowledgeable about cars than you should be of great help.

No matter how sure you are of what you are looking for, do not forget to double check for other options. There might be other available cars that are cheaper and of better quality than your first choice. Ask your companion if he thinks you made the right choice, by doing this you will feel assured that you made the right decision.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Megan_Lambert

 

 
 Home and Real Estate
Is Home Ownership Right for You?

So, you've finally decided to fulfill a lifelong dream and buy your own home… how exciting! You are ready to fulfill your dream of having a place to call your own.

Buying a home is one of the biggest emotional and financial decisions you'll ever make. Prepare by learning about the process of home buying and the responsibilities of home ownership. The differences between renting and buying a home are vast, and there's a long list of pros and cons for both options. And, remember — there is no one best decision for everyone. Before moving forward, though, here  are some questions to  consider.

Do you have the necessary financial management skills?
How financially stable are you?

Are you ready to take on the responsibility of all the costs involved in home ownership, including mortgage payments, repairs, and maintenance?

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'Superfoods' Everyone Needs
 
Experts say dozens of easy-to-find 'superfoods' can help ward off heart disease, cancer, cholesterol, and more.
By Susan Seliger
WebMD Feature

Imagine a superfood -- not a drug -- powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and, for an added bonus, put you in a better mood. Did we mention that there are no side effects? You'd surely stock up on a lifetime supply. Guess what? These life-altering superfoods are available right now in your local supermarket.

"The effect that diet can have on how you feel today and in the future is astounding," says nutritionist Elizabeth Somer, author of Nutritionfor aHealthy Pregnancy, Food & Mood, and The Essential Guide to Vitamins and Minerals.

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