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Nothing can spoil summertime fun faster than having a cold or, even worse, the flu. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to help stay well and avoid any nasty bugs that are going around. While you’re probably making sure to wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitizer when necessary, that’s only one part of the fight against summer colds and flu. What you eat also plays a big part in keeping you healthy and helping your body stave off infections; it’s important to eat whole, unprocessed foods and drink plenty of water. Here are some natural (and delicious) power foods that can boost your immunity–you might find some surprises on this list.
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Fitness, Health, Recipes and Nutrition

Whether you prefer jogging, Pilates, or a full circuit workout, getting physical feels great and is great for our health. However, there is a downside–the muscle soreness afterwards. However, there are some things you can do to manage and even prevent that aching feeling.


Post-workout muscle soreness is a result of your muscles doing more activity than they’re used to, which leaves microdamage, or tiny tears in your muscle tissue. Even ordinary activities like strenuous housework can cause aches and pains. Usually, soreness occurs when:

  • You’ve undertaken a new activity;
  • You’ve increased the intensity of a workout;
  • Your muscles have undergone “eccentric” contractions (in other words, the muscle has been shortened instead of lengthened, as in doing bicep curls or running downhill).
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