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How to Be Fit Daily

When the weather cools down as the season changes and fall creeps in, it can be easy to lose sight of your fitness goals. This, coupled with the warm and comfortable food that comes with thanksgiving, calls for the need to stay fit daily. At HiDow international, we believe that staying active daily is a […]

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Dynamic Warm-ups to Avoid Injuries During Autumn

Just because the weather cools down and delicious pumpkin-spiced everything comes back, doesn’t mean that the grind ever stops. Working out and staying fit should be a part of our daily routines. This is especially true when soccer, football, and basketball come back in full effect. At HiDow, we understand that injuries happen, but we […]

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How to Train Your Brain to Crave the Gym

Regular exercise can be a game-changer. Working out can help improve your mood, lower stress, and even help curb anxiety and depression. But getting out and exercising may not always be the easiest or most appealing task, but like anything else, it takes some discipline even on your worst days. Try these HiDow tips for […]

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5 Health Benefits of Eating Pumpkins

Fall is a wonderful time that comes with cool weather, shorter days, and yes, seasonal pumpkin treats. Pumpkins aren’t just great Halloween decorations or pie-toppings, pumpkins are a fantastic source of nutrients that can bring incredible health benefits. HiDow has put together a festive list of 5 health benefits of eating pumpkins for all of […]

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How to Keep Up Your Fall Fitness Goals

Fall is upon us, and so are all of our favorite holiday foods and traditions. It can be easy to lose track of your fitness goals as we make the transition from Summer to Fall. As the leaves begin to fall and we start bringing out our winter layers, warm drinks and allow ourselves to […]

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Ways to Workout with Chronic Pain

Do you live with constant pain that never seems to stop? Chronic pain affects over 20% of Americans each year, and the numbers continue to rise. Suffering from chronic pain can make it extremely difficult to complete even simple daily tasks. It may seem impossible to work out when you are dealing with chronic pain; […]

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The Benefits of a Swimming Workout

There is nothing like waking up in the morning and going for a nice swim. Even if you can’t swim in the morning, anytime you can hop in the pool and swim is excellent. Swimming is a low-impact workout that has minimal pressure on the joints. People who suffer from chronic pain (especially in their […]

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Ways to Help With Knee Pain

Almost 10 million Americans suffer from chronic knee pain each year. Living with chronic knee pain can be extremely debilitating and cause other health concerns. Knee pain can affect people of all ages, from children to senior citizens. The onset of knee pain can come from several different factors, from sports injuries, arthritis, or cartilage […]

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Choosing the Gym for You

There are so many different types of gyms to choose from. You may ponder which gym is right for you. Each gym offers its own amenities, from gym equipment, pools, and outdoor tennis courts. There are luxury gyms that provide top-level services and a variety of gym equipment and cross-fit gyms specialize in specific workouts […]

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Tips for Hiring A Personal Trainer

After much going back and forth you have decided you want to get into shape, however, the aspect of all the different gym equipment and various workouts can be intimidating. That’s where hiring a qualified personal trainer steps in to help you with your fitness goals. Personal Training can really help you achieve optimal results […]

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Benefits to a Gallon of Water a Day

Are you drinking enough water every day, ever considered drinking a gallon of water every day? We all could probably drink more water throughout our day, especially when living in a warmer climate. So many people are dehydrated and don’t even realize how much their bodies need more water. The average human being is made […]

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Benefits of a Low Carb Diet

When it comes to food, many of us naturally shy away from a low carb diet because we love our carbs, such as, cookies, cupcakes, pasta and pretty much anything that taste yummy. We sometimes don’t even realize how many carbs we consume on a daily. The average person consumes around 225-325 carbs per day. […]

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3 Fun Summer Workouts 

Summertime is here, which means getting your summer workouts on! The warmer weather means you are going to be showing a lot more skin. From summer pool parties to family beach trips, it’s officially swimsuit season. This means it’s time to pull out your swim trunks or bikinis out of storage and give yourself the […]

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Hot Yoga for the Body and Soul

In our daily lives, we all have some stress we deal with internally, whether its work, school, family or just being hard on ourselves. Finding the right balance to find inner peace can be a challenge. The question is, how can we eliminate the hindrance we call stress? One of the best solutions is hot […]

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Simple Ways to Achieve 6-Pack Abs this Summer

The summer season has arrived which means, laying out at the beach, summer BBQs and a lot less clothing. As we are driving this summer, we may notice the shirtless runner jogging and his perfectly chiseled 6-pack or perhaps when laying out at the beach enjoying the tranquil sound of the waves, we notice the […]

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How to Curb Sugar Cravings

Donuts, cookies, cake– we’ve all had our fair share of experiencing some kind of sugar craving and it’s completely normal! There are many reasons why we encounter sugar cravings because of our body’s natural way of communicating types of signals to the brain. Sugar is a form of carbohydrate, but it’s important to remember that […]

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Supplements For Amplifying Weight Fat Loss

Let’s all be real. There isn’t a person on this planet who wouldn’t jump at the chance to speed up their weight loss results. Between the troubled areas and the stubborn fat that won’t budge, we can drive ourselves crazy over our fat. Speeding Up Fat Loss Why We Have Fat So let’s break down […]

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6 Low-Impact Workouts to Stay Fit

Sometimes high intensity workouts can be tough on our bodies especially when done repetitively. Implementing a variety of workouts like low-impact exercises to your fitness can be very beneficial. Not only are they easy on our joints, but they can serve great conditioning training outside of your sport or weight lifting. Check out these amazing […]

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5 Benefits of Weightlifting and How to Get Started

Weightlifting is more than just gaining muscle mass, there are various benefits that come with this type of training that most people don’t realize. Strength training isn’t just for experienced athletes and bodybuilders, they can be used in any type of fitness routine for anybody looking to challenge their goals and get optimal results. Check […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Gym Etiquette

No matter if your gym is small or mega, there are a set of common-sense rules that everyone should obviously follow. Whether you’re a gym newbie or a fitness veteran, it’s important to show respect for others around you by abiding the gym’s guidelines and simply just having common courtesy. The gym should be a […]

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How Body Conditioning Can Prevent Sports Injuries

The sports term “conditioning” may sound familiar to training athletes and active individuals. Designed to improve physical performance according to one’s fitness goals, body conditioning is often utilized increase strength and power, speed and agility, balance and coordination, flexibility, and endurance. Body conditioning is typically used in addition to an individual’s sports or fitness training […]

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What are Macronutrients and Micronutrients?

You’ve probably heard the terms ‘macronutrients’ and ‘micronutrients’ at some point. But what do they actually mean? In order to meet our bodies physical and mental health, they require a range of nutritional needs in order to function properly and to simply survive. It’s important to understand the different types of nutrients to know what’s […]

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How to Properly Recover from a Strained or Pulled Muscle

Also known as a pulled muscle, a strained muscle is caused by being exceedingly stretched beyond average and can be very discomforting. It’s common that people will strain their hamstrings, calf, and even the groin area. Depending on the level of injury, people will experience soreness, spasms, swelling, and the inability to move on day-to-day […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Supplements: Which is For What?

The fitness supplement industry is exceedingly growing each year. It seems that everyone into nutrition and fitness is jumping on the supplement wagon whether it be protein powders or pre-workout. Each supplement is made with various benefits and can definitely be a big help with what you’re trying to accomplish. There’s no doubt that you’ve […]

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Plyometric Training 101

In a nutshell, plyometrics are quick and explosive movements designed to increase strength and speed (hence, plyos mean “short”). Plyometrics are popular in HIIT exercises and athletes implement them into their training routine. In fact, plyometrics derived from Russian research to train Olympic athletes in track and field. Unlike the typical training exercises that include […]

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Intermittent Fasting vs. Crash Dieting

Having a clean, consistent diet when trying to achieve any type of fitness goal is key. Whether you’re trying to gain healthy muscle mass or shredding a few pounds, 80% of your results all leads back to what you’re eating. There’s a lot of talk about intermittent fasting, but it can be very easy to […]

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A 6-Step Guide to Building Muscle

Just like losing weight, building muscle can definitely be a challenge. But, with a bit of determination and a persistent routine this fitness goal is definitely doable. Putting on healthy muscle mass not only increases physical strength and physique, but it can maximize our metabolic rate and improve our fitness performance. Whether you’re just starting […]

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Top 7 Fat Burning Foods

If weight loss is your main fitness goal, diet is absolutely key. Other than keeping a low calorie diet, drinking lots of water, and being consistent with your exercise routine, luckily, there are certain foods that can help boost shredding fat. There are hundreds of foods that can help aid with weight loss, but here […]

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7 Basic Leg Day Workouts

They say “Never skip leg day!” for a reason! Training your legs overall is essential for building muscle, symmetrical body composition, an increased metabolism, and more. Not only can it improve athleticism and mental discipline, but it definitely comes to an advantage for any fitness goal. If you don’t know where to start, check out […]

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How to Avoid Workout Injuries

Aches, muscle tension, and even worse, injury, the last thing you want when trying to achieve any type of fitness goal. Not only is it painful and time-consuming to deal with, but it keeps you from moving closer from your aspirations and physical capabilities. It’s important to practice safe fitness habits in and outside of […]

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What to Eat Before and After Workouts

Just how it’s important for us to plan our workouts, it’s just as essential to fuel our bodies with the proper nutrients it needs before and after exercising. They don’t say 30% fitness and 70% diet for nothing! Our bodies recover and grow outside the gym, and the foods we eat before and after workouts […]

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7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

In a nutshell, our metabolism is what powers our body– physically and mentally. Our metabolic rate is also how quickly your body can burn calories or fat. Especially if your fitness goal is to lose weight, your metabolism can play an important factor. But how fast your body burns fat all depends on your lifestyle, […]

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The Pros and Cons of Meal Subscriptions

In recent years, meal delivery services have been the talk of the health and wellness community. Popular companies like Blue Apron, Sun Basket, and Plated (just to name a few) are providing people with ingredients and recipes to whip up healthy meals in the comfort of their homes. But the bigger question to ask– is […]

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7 Cardio Exercises That’s Not On a Machine

If you’re not the treadmill or cardio machine type, we feel you. Cardio requires determination and discipline, and sometimes running on the treadmill for an hour everyday can be dreading or unenjoyable for some. Luckily with fitness, there are so many variations of cardio that can work your heart and burn calories in other, fun […]

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10 Snacks that Will Help You With Weight Loss

Who said snacking was unhealthy? With wholesome, well-portioned snacks, there are ways you can lose weight and get your daily dose of healthy nutrition. Snacking is also a great way for giving your body the energy it needs between meals which leads to a higher metabolism and of course, burning fat. Check out our list […]

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6 Signs that You’re Dehydrated

Dehydration is your body’s lack of water for it to function properly. Dehydration can be a huge health concern and when taken lightly, it can lead to severe complications like blood clots, nausea and even worst, seizures. Be sure drink plenty of water daily and consume fruits and veggies with high amounts of water in […]

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8 Fitness Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Sometimes a dinner and a movie can be a bit of a cliche on the holiday of love. So why not turn it into something fun, exciting, and healthy? Whether if this Valentine’s Day will be your first date or if you’re spending it with your partner of 5 years, there’s no better way to […]

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5 Ways to Supercharge Your Motivation

It’s one thing to dream, but it’s another thing to put that dream into reality. Being motivated is the absolute key to achieving any kind of goal and not just fitness or health. With the right mindset and a true purpose of your goal, motivation goes hand in hand with putting your heart and mind […]

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5 Home Workouts for Beginners

Let’s be real. Life can get pretty hectic and it can easily distract us from our health and fitness goals. But fitness doesn’t require an expensive gym membership or state-of-the-art equipment. You can easily put together a quick, easy fitness routine in the comfort of your home or even your hotel room when traveling. All […]

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How to Reach Your Fitness Goals this New Year

No matter what type of goals you plan to set for the new year, we applaud you for the growth that you’re looking to achieve. Goals are what keeps us motivated and passionate as we strive to be better individuals no matter what aspect of our lives you want to better. Though fitness goals are […]

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Fitness Goals for 2019

As we welcome the new year, what better way to start of 2019 with healthful goals that’ll keep us fit and in shape throughout year? Setting healthy new year’s resolutions allows us to better ourselves as individuals no matter what they are. From losing weight to competing in your first ever 5K, here are a […]

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5 Healthy Eating Strategies for the Holidays

Ahh the holidays– where pies, cookies, and lots of sweets come into temptation! There’s no doubt that this time of year can be a challenge to stay healthy and fit when there’s so many holiday gatherings and celebrations to attend to. Resist the urge to pack on those unnecessary calories and pounds and consider these […]

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6 Fitness Gift Ideas for Christmas

If you’re running out of gift ideas for your Christmas list this season, why not give the gift of health and wellness? It’s the perfect time to ring in the new year with new gear and equipment to motivate your loved ones for their new year’s resolutions. Encourage those goals with cool and exciting fitness […]

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How to Stay Active this Holiday Season

Health and fitness is the best gift that’s not under a tree. It’s that time of year, again– travel plans, holiday feasts, and lots of sweets! And with all of these combined, it can be a challenge to stay fit during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. But who said it can’t be […]

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5 Safety Tips for Running at Night

There are many benefits to running at night. Not only does it help promote better sleep but it can also influence healthier habits like avoiding late night snacking and keeping the mind focus and sharp. Some people even take it as a great meditation session to unwind after a long day. But with all these […]

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How to Relieve Neck Pain

For those living with neck pain, conventional treatments such as medications or chiropractic care won’t always provide relief. Many of us have had neck pain at one time or another. This is often caused by poor posture, stress, sleeping in odd positions, or there could be degenerative changes to the cervical spine. The result is […]

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Getting Fit for Fall

Fall is the perfect time to start a fitness program because it creates good habits for the upcoming holiday season and winter months! Here are few tips on getting fit for fall and what you can do to keep the momentum going! Stay Fit This Season Take advantage of the weather Fitness in fall stimulates […]

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What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is the weight of an individual in kilograms, divided by their height in meters. A BMI that is high is typically a sign of higher body fat content. Body Mass Index is generally used to screen for a variety of weight categories that could potentially lead to greater health problems, but […]

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How to Diagnose Back Pain

When you pinch a nerve or pull a muscle in your back, the pain can be excruciating. You know you’re suffering, however, locating the source of the pain can be a whole different story. Just because it feels like it hurts in one spot doesn’t necessarily mean that’s where the injury actually is. Your cause […]

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What is Cutting and Bulking?

For body-builders, the combination of both muscular growth and an ultra-lean body fat percentage will not generally co exist by simply working out all the time. You have to train during periods of leaning and growth, separately. Body-builders reach their signature look of low body fat and enormous muscles through cycles of what’s called bulking […]

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Benefits of Taking BCAA

Proteins are important nutrients which can be”put aside” once the human body stops working or digests proteins. Important proteins generally come from your daily diet since these nutrients are not produced by your human body whatsoever. Out of nine essential proteins, branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are a specific and distinctive subgroup which are believed […]

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5 Essentials for Every Runner

Running is a sport that anyone can do just about anywhere and at any time of the year. With that said, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned athlete, having the right running gear is crucial. Your running gear can have a major impact on your training performance and can improve your chances of success. […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Cardio Machines

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, tone, or obtain a certain fitness goal, the secret to great results in the gym is cardio. When using five main cardio machines: treadmill, elliptical, stair climber, stationary bike, and a rowing machine, correctly and efficiently, you’ll hit your goals faster and with better results (while having a great […]

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7 Tips to Cut Out Junk Food

“Don’t ask why healthy food is so expensive. Ask why junk food is so cheap.” Not only does junk food have excess unhealthy fats and sugars, but it increases the risk of obesity and chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even some cancers. Especially when consumed on a daily basis, junk food can be […]

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How to Set up a Home Gym Without Breaking the Bank

The gym should feel like home. The convenience of a home gym is what everyone wishes for– no gym membership, no dealing with busy crowds, and no waiting for equipment. In addition, a home gym offers the luxury of never having to commute to a community gym and you’ll have all the privacy you need. […]

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7 Foods That Help Promote Healthy Bones

Love your bones! The bones in our body play many roles; they provide structure, protect our organs, anchor our muscles, and store calcium. Consuming the nutrients that cater to keeping our bones healthy like Calcium, Potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium is essential for strong, healthful bones. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, there are more […]

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7 Tips for Running with Your Dog

Man’s best workout buddy. Just how humans needs exercise, it’s important for your furry-legged friend to get their physical on as well. So why not get out together and work out? There is no doubt that your pooch has a ton of energy to spend the great outdoors with you, so get out there together […]

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Top 4 Benefits of Barre Workouts

Raise the barre in your fitness routine! Inspired by ballet, pilates, and yoga techniques, barre workouts has been trending the workout world throughout gyms, studios, and at-home workouts. Barre workouts are low-impact exercises meaning they have a low-risk injury and people find them fun when done with exciting music. There is no need for a […]

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How to Gain Weight in a Healthy Way

Focus on your health, not your weight. Whether you’re looking to gain healthy muscle or trying to get out of your underweight deficit, it can be just as important to gain weight than trying to lose. There are serious health risks for being underweight whether if it’s genetics, medication, stress, and more. But luckily, there […]

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Why Morning Workouts Are Most Effective

Start the day with something positive. Studies have shown many positive effects morning workouts has on our bodies and brains. Morning workouts is a great way to prepare the rest of your day to gather your mind and thoughts in a positive way, as well as waking up your brain and body in a healthier […]

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5 Tips to Hot Weather Cycling

“Life is like riding a bicycle, to stay balanced you must keep moving.” Biking in the summertime can be unappealing and sometimes dangerous, especially in extreme heat and humidity. Whether you’re a training cyclist or just bike for fun, don’t let the hot weather stop you from enjoying the ride! Here are five tips to […]

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Superfoods: What Are They, Really?

“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” -Bethenny Frankel A superfood is a food that contains a densely packed concentration of vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals, including healthy fats, antioxidants, fiber, healthy enzymes, and other healthy properties that can help treat or lower the risk of certain diseases. True superfoods […]

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How to Boost Your Endurance and Stamina

“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” -Buddha Endurance and stamina is the ability to withstand athletic performance while sustaining a prolonged physical and mental effort. Whether you’re striving to run faster or longer or to boost your fitness performance, having […]

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How to Properly Read Nutrition Labels

Don’t focus on how much you eat, focus on what you eat. Nutrition labels gives us the power to make better decisions regarding what we choose to feed our bodies. This gives us the power to easily compare products, manage better diets, and find out the nutritional value of foods we need and don’t need. […]

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What are HIIT Workouts and Why You Should Do Them

HIIT, High Intensity Interval Training, ensures the maximum benefits of your workouts with intense, explosive training techniques that keeps your heart rate pumping throughout a short period of time. A HIIT workout is typically 15 to 45 minutes in duration and varies in many types of rounds and exercises. An example of a HIIT workout […]

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4 Reasons Why Breakfast is Really Important

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” You might have heard many times before that breakfast is the most important meal of day. And there’s no doubt about it! Say good morning to your body by eating a nutritious breakfast. Eating breakfast comes with many short and long term benefits that our body needs physically […]

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5 Reasons to Start a Food Journal

Your body keeps an accurate journal regardless of what you write down. Having a food journal or “food diary” serves many purposes pertaining to people’s different diet goals. Whether an individual is looking to lose weight or someone vegan is keeping track of their caloric intake, a food journal can help make positive changes to […]

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6 Tips for Making Your Grocery Trips Healthier

Weight loss and healthy eating is a journey that begins at the grocery store. Grocery shopping is the key to wellness and healthy eating. Although some people think shopping for groceries is a chore, it really doesn’t have to be. You have the power to make good health decisions for what you choose to nourish […]

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6 Best Cardio Exercises to Cut Fat Quickly

It never gets easier, you just get stronger. There’s more to cardio than the body thinks. It improves sleep, brain function, heart health, healthy bones, promotes better moods, and more! But above all and the reason for this article, cardio is what burns the unwanted fat in our bodies when our heart rates are high […]

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The Truth About Grains

Think of your diet like a bank account. Good food choices are good investments. The controversy about grain options has been an ongoing debate for centuries. Grains have been labeled its bad reputation of “processed” and “sugars.” But on the contrary, other people depend on grains for their own reasons like bodily functions. Well, we’ve […]

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How to Eat Correctly in Moderation

Eat for the body you want, not for the body you have. Eating anything in excess is never a good idea. The key to a perfect diet is variety, balance, and moderation. Moderation eating doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want whenever you want but still eat the healthy stuff. Dieting in moderation is […]

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7 Muscle-Building Mistakes

You can’t reach your fitness goals if you’re doing these muscle-building mistakes! There’s no sense in putting so much work and effort that’ll cost you nothing in the long run. Taking the first step to a healthy lifestyle is important, especially when you want to make a change for your body for the better! Making […]

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9 Best Foods for Building Muscle

Putting your diet first is the most vital thing you can do to your body. The secret to your dream body is putting in more work in the kitchen than you do at the gym! Keep this in mind because what you put into your body is what matters more than what you physically do. […]

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How Going Green Affects Your Health

Going green and making the switch to a green lifestyle means giving back to your health and your planet. Albert Einstein once said, “We shall need a substantially new way of thinking if humanity is to survive.” As our beloved planet is in a time severe pollution, global warming, deforestation, wildlife extinction, human illness, and […]

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4 Common Misconceptions About Being Skinny

Listen here, folks! Skinny is not healthy. In our society, healthy is defined by our weight. The thinner you are, the more desirable you are to everyone. On the other hand, having a little fat is frowned upon. In fitness ads, you’ll see models that are beautiful and skinny, but the truth is, skinny is […]

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6 Things Doctors Don’t Tell You About Body Fat

In your 50s, maintaining an ideal weight can be tricky in comparison to your early 20s. Changes in your hormones, metabolism, and lower physical activities are to blame. Apart from the aesthetics, this concern can also lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. Before you take steps to lose weight, there […]

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8 Environmentally-Friendly Ways to Consume Food

Oh, the planet Earth. It is a beautiful world filled with wonder and awe-inspiring places, yet many of us take it for granted. With the huge movement to protect the planet and in celebration of Earth Day, we thought it was best to go over some ways you can make an impact! After all, the […]

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7 Ways to Fight Obesity

Many people are affected by obesity which comes with a trail of issues like high blood pressure, joint pain, type 2 diabetes, and more. Fighting Obesity Before It’s Too Late Obesity can not only damage your body but your self-esteem as well. But like many issues, obesity is preventable. The following are HiDow International’s tips […]

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Could PMS Be The Reason Why You’re Not Losing Weight?

It’s been three weeks. Your diet has been going well, you see progress, and suddenly, you lose control of your cravings. Does this sound familiar? If you feel like it is difficult to diet around your PMS, you’re not alone. About 85% of women experience emotional and physical changes in their body. And unfortunately, this […]

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How a Healthy Lifestyle Increases Your Life Expectancy

As days progress and technology advances, we are often convinced that the key to a healthier and longer life is the improvements in the medical technology we have nowadays. However, the expensive, modern, and state-of-the-art medical equipment are not the key alone to adding more years to our life. In fact, a healthy lifestyle, which […]

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How to Shape Up Without Hitting the Gym

If you love working out, you probably just go to the gym every day and rely on the different fancy equipment they have. Whether be it the treadmill, the stationary bicycle, the bench press, the exercise ball, you name it– they will all help you get in shape and fit as ever. But sometimes, it’s […]

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Valentine’s Day Couples’ Workout

This Valentine’s Day, make it your goal to start hitting the gym with your significant other. Working out together is like hitting two birds with one stone. It is not just a fun activity where you can spend time together but also an opportunity to get closer to that fit body you’ve been dreaming of. […]

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8 Most Important Sources of Protein

Protein is essential in your diet, especially if you are watching your weight because they can help you shed unwanted pounds but still keep you feeling full. Plus, it may help reduce your risk of heart disease. Just make sure that you eat the right amount to reap its full health benefits. Find out which […]

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New Fitness Activities to Try in 2018

This 2018, you might want to consider incorporating into your lifestyle some fun and cool fitness activities to keep your fitness game on top-notch. Because working out doesn’t always have to be serious and boring. It can be fun and exciting as well! Fun Fitness Activities You Should Do This Year You might remember playing […]

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How to Get Yourself Motivated to Get Fit This Year

It is very common for people to come up with New Year’s resolutions every year, especially those who want to be fit and healthy. If it’s not everyone’s goal every single year, then it’s probably most people’s number one greatest desire to get fit and stay in shape all year-round. Get motivated and be one […]

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Top Fitness Trends for 2018

As another year is starting, make your fitness game smarter and more challenging to reap the most out of your workouts. The new fitness trends that are in this new year are definitely worth the hype. Try them out now so you don’t miss out. Like the ever-changing technology, workouts are also evolving every year. […]

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12 Healthy Habits to Start Every Month of the Year

With the new year, many people will try to lose weight. Gym memberships will rise, but many will warp back to their old habits. When you want to make a change in your lifestyle, take simple steps that you know you can commit to. Creating new healthy habits can be difficult. On average, it takes […]

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Increase Your Health Dramatically in the Next Year

Sure, a lot can happen in one year. It could be either a good change or a bad change, or even a combination of both. In fact, it is even enough time to bring about enough change for a lifetime. So this coming New Year, why not try to start the calendar right and work […]

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6 Fool-Proof Holiday-Eating Tips

Afraid of packing on some weight during the holidays? Don’t worry. Everyone else feels the same way. So you’ve been very healthy for the past few months until the holiday rolls around and food is everywhere. There’s family gatherings, office potlucks, and all the other social events in between. When you’re worried about packing on […]

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11 Ways to Spread the Holiday Cheer

There’s something magical about the holidays that brings people together. But this can be a very busy time of year with jam-packed schedules, stress, and shopping. Still, that doesn’t mean you should lose your spirit of giving. The best presents are not always materials ones. It is the small acts of kindness that really show […]

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5 Smart Strategies to Sneak in Some Holiday Workouts

Between gift-giving and spending time with loved ones, the holidays come with weight gain repercussions. But it doesn’t have to. The holidays are an ongoing season with numerous baked treats in the office, social gatherings, and parties. It’s no wonder the average American will gain a few pounds without even realizing it. And at this […]

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5 Tips to Supercharge Your Winter Workouts

Sure, exercising is good for your body at any time of the year, no matter what season it is. And many think that getting the rush of endorphins is enough affirmation that you are getting the benefits of exercise. But with the dropping temperature and shorter periods of daylight, how do you turn that thinking […]

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How to Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain Without Missing Out on the Festivities

Thanksgiving is all about spending some quality time with the whole family by enjoying a sumptuous dinner everyone loves. But with all the gravy-drenched drumsticks, buttery mashed potatoes, and mouthwatering piles of pies, your waistline, and health, in general, might be at risk. Smart Ways to Skip the Weight Gain This Thanksgiving While you don’t […]

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8 Major Mistakes That Slows Down Muscle Recovery

Injuries can get in the way of your competition, training, and everyday routine. They can be mentally and physically frustrating, and it usually takes a while for them to heal altogether. Surprisingly, when you’re looking for muscle recovery, resting is not the only thing you have to consider. A long-term injury is an athlete’s worst […]

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A Gym Rat’s Secrets to Preventing Muscle Injuries

You can’t predict muscle injuries. One day you’re exercising at the gym and the next moment you’re feeling sudden pain. Without attention, the entire situation can go south. Pushing your body too hard often means that you’re risking yourself to get hurt. Still, if you’re properly training yourself and monitoring your activity, you can decrease […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Personal Trainer

Are you looking to build muscles or lose weight? You can probably benefit from the disciplines of a personal trainer. The Help of a Personal Trainer It might sound easy to work with a personal trainer, but you have to understand that it is a commitment. If you’re not sure if you should hire one, […]

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No Time? Try a 15-Minute Workout

Working out for 15 minutes is better than nothing at all. The Benefits of Short Workouts According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opting for several short workouts is just as effective than long-duration workouts. For many people, working out on a busy schedule isn’t reasonable, so they skip the gym altogether. After […]

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5 Ways to Maintain Muscle Health

To prevent your muscles from straining, it’s important to maintain muscle health. In addition, keeping healthy muscles will allow you to gain muscle strength for better performance. Your Muscle Health Matters Before you start your exercise routine, you need to warm up at least 10-20 minutes. Focus on the muscles you’re going to use during […]

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6 Ways to Gain Muscle Mass

Maybe you’re tired of feeling scrawny. Maybe you’ve lost confidence to people who are just more muscular than yourself. Whatever your reason is to gain muscle mass, you’ve come to the right place. Gain Muscles Every Week If you think effort alone will help you gain muscle mass, think again. There’s more to gaining muscles […]

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8 Sure Ways to Shed Body Fat

Losing your belly fat isn’t just to get sexy or svelte. To shed off body fat means you’re getting rid of serious health complications that entail with obesity such as cardiovascular diseases and a few types of cancer. Unfortunately, the World Health Organization estimates that there are about 300 million people suffering from obesity and […]