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Need More Reasons to Work Out Regularly? Read About the Health Benefits of Exercise!

July 29, 2015 4:04 pm

You know that working out is good for your health, but if you’re like most people, it can be difficult to fit regular workouts into your busy schedule. Instead of making excuses, check out these health benefits that just might motivate you to squeeze a few more workouts into your routine.

  • It regulates your weight. This one might seem like a no-brainer, but managing your weight is important for reasons far beyond your looks. Maintaining a healthy weight also helps to prevent chronic illness and help keep you feeling energized.
  • It improves your mood. If your stationary lifestyle makes you feel sluggish and depressed, take a walk outside in the sunshine or hop on your bike for a ride around town. Even gentle physical activity stimulates the feel-good chemicals in your brain and helps boost your self-esteem.
  • It combats existing health conditions. If you have heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes (or you’re just worried about getting them), regular exercise boosts your production of “good” cholesterol and decreases your production of harmful triglycerides.
  • It prevents against cancer. That’s right: regular workouts have been proven to prevent against certain types of cancer, including breast cancer, colon cancer, and certain types of lung cancer.

Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity [Mayo Clinic]
The Benefits of Physical Activity [Harvard]
Chapter 2: Physical Activity Has Many Health Benefits [Health.gov]

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Taste Why Lucques in West Hollywood Has Won Rave Reviews

July 22, 2015 4:46 pm

There are literally hundreds of top-tier chefs making their mark on Los Angeles right now, but one who seems to always win raves is Suzanne Goin at Lucques. She apprenticed at some of the best kitchens in the world, including Chez Panisse and L’Arpege before opening her own spot in 1998. Walk through the ivy-covered front of the building and you’ll find yourself transported to a magical land where food is king.

The menu is diverse and constantly changing with the seasons, but some can’t-miss dishes include the incredible braised short ribs, which are cooked agonizingly slowly to bring out the tenderness of the meat, as well as the lobster beignets. The ricotta dumplings with sunchokes, winter squash, and chanterelles are exceptional as well. The wine list is extensive, with the servers happy to recommend pairings for your dishes. Prices are a little steep, but you’re going to get your money’s worth here.

Lucques
8474 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 655-6277
www.lucques.com
www.yelp.com/biz/lucques-west-hollywood-2

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Summer in a Cup

July 17, 2015 1:29 pm

Here is a delicious recipe to help you keep cool in the Summer months!

Ingredients
16 ounces pineapple juice
9 ounces banana liqueur, such as 99 Bananas
9 ounces coconut rum, such as Malibu
8 ounces fruit punch
8 ounces orange juice
Orange slices, for garnish
Pineapple slices, for garnish

Directions:
Mix together the pineapple juice, banana liqueur, coconut rum, fruit punch and orange juice in a gallon pitcher filled with ice. Pour into drink glasses and garnish with slices of orange and pineapple.

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood via www.foodnetwork.com

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