Health Benefits Of The Mediterranean Diet


What are the benefits of a Healthy Mediterranean Diet? Well, it was already known that a healthy Mediterranean diet that is rich in vegetables and fruits, extra-virgin olive oil, nuts and legumes as well as other staples of healthy eating is able to drastically reduce the number of heart attacks in individuals. Existing studies have shown that people following a Mediterranean diet are 30% less likely to fall victims of strokes or heart attacks or other heart-related diseases.

However, a new study has shown that the diet is also capable of sharply reducing chances of breast cancer in women—especially a Mediterranean diet which is rich in olive oil. This study evolved out of PREDIMED, a landmark clinical trial in Spain, tells us that women who follow an olive oil-rich Mediterranean diet stand at far lesser risks of contacting breast cancer than women following simply a low-fat diet.

Let us look a bit closer at this. The trial was carried out with three groups of women aged 60 to 80 and there were in all 4,300 women who participated in the trial. The first group was put on an olive oil-rich diet, the second group again on a Mediterranean diet but with extra servings of megs and nuts and third group simply on a low-fat diet.

At the end of the trial, 35 women were found with breast cancer and it was shown that those in the olive oil diet had 62% lesser chances of breast cancer. There was not much of a difference when it came to the other groups.

As it happens though, we cannot say that these findings are definitive since other factors besides diet could have led to the disease, too, and at any rate, no definite conclusion can be drawn on the basis of a paltry number of 35 cases.

However, according to the physicians working in the field, it should be little surprise if it is really found that an olive-oil rich healthy Mediterranean diet succeeds in bringing down the chances of breast cancer. At any rate, they opine, that the upsides of such a diet are huge compared to almost no downside.

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Shopping For Shoes? Read These Tips First!


How do you go about buying shoes? Are you attracted to the displays in shoe stores as you walk through the mall, or do you do some research before you shop? This article has some great tips about how to get the most for your money when you need to buy a new pair of shoes.

When buying shoes for your wedding day, try the shoes on at around the same time of day that your celebration will take place. Feet have a tendency to swell during the day. With a good fit at the same time of day, you will be more comfortable on your special day.

Before buying shoes, walk around the store in them for a little bit. If you buy a shoe without actually walking in it, you are unlikely to realize that it feels uncomfortable or that your heel slips out when you walk. Make sure you put on a few different pairs in various sizes to get the best fit.

If you have to wear orthotic devices for your feet, take them with you when you go shopping for a new pair of shoes. Try finding a pair that allows you to comfortably wear your orthotic devices. Get some tips from your orthotist if you are not sure what kind of shoes you should get.

Since your feet swell throughout the day, it is best to shop for shoes at the end of the day. Sizes vary by manufacturer and style so try on a half size smaller and a half size larger than your normal shoe size. These are the best tips for ensuring that you get the right fit.

People have different methods of shopping, and this also applies to buying new shoes. Even though many people don’t think about it, the shoes you wear can have a considerable effect on how you look and feel. Use the great tips in this article to make sure you not only end up with great looking shoes, but shoes that support your body correctly.

The Love Run 2015 Race Photos


The 2015 Love Run Half Marathon is now over with and was an insanely great time for all of us that had the chance to participate. Thank you so much to all of our readers who also got the chance to make it out to race day — whether participating in the actual running of the race, as a spectator, or as a volunteer. With the close of the 2015 event, we are anxiously awaiting the announcement of the dates for the 2016 Love Run. As soon as we get the date for next year’s race, we will be sure to let all of our readers know… In the meantime, enjoy a few photos from race day below:


The Philadelphia Love Run

Half Marathons Philadelphia – The Love Run Is 95% Sold Out!

The Philadelphia Love Run is the premier half marathon in the city of Philadelphia which was first launched back in 2014. The race day will be on March 29th this year and will bring together thousands of athletes from different parts of the country. The Love Run offers participants a great opportunity to enjoy the scenic view of the city and it is the perfect getaway for friends and family.

Almost Sold Out!

Registration for the event is already ongoing and only a few places are remaining. The organizers says that over 95% is already sold and they are offering amazing incentives for these who will join in the coming few days. The first 10,000 people to register will get free tickets to a Phillies game, valid for any except opening day. The race will basically run through the city center and will cover some familiar places known to locals or visitors who have toured Philadelphia before. Teams are also highly encouraged to take part. Registration for teams is already in progress and everyone is welcomed to join!

To Be Successful…

The love run is a huge event and making it a success will need the input of a lot of people. The organizers need over 1500 volunteers and this is another great way to be part and parcel of this breathtaking experience. CGI Racing which is organizing the event will donate a handsome amount to any charity of your choice provided you join other people in Volunteering to this amazing race. The Love Run is simply about fun and you can feel free to bring along your friends and family to cheer you on as you tackle the course way down to the finish line.


A special cheer zone has already been put in place for family and friend wishing to cheer on their loved ones. Additionally, there are some great perks to take home for those who participate in the race. First of all, there are some free Phillies tickets, a spinner medal, long sleeve T-shirts, free tents for teams and also some commemorative mugs. The Love Run is definitely an event not to be missed and for details on how you can be part of it, please contact CGI Racing today.

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Join The Unite Rutgers 2015 Half Marathon And 8K Marathon

Competitive runners have a chance to challenge other runners in Unite Rutgers half marathon and 8K races.  This CGI race event is scheduled for April 12, 2015.  It’s such a popular race, it like other CGI events usually sells our well before the day of the race.  The race’s route is across the lovely campus at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. On race day, the crowd is sure to be spirited with the student body, sororities, fraternities, local bands, friends and family all cheering on the runners. It will be a day not easily forgotten by any of the participants.  You can participate by running in a race or volunteering to help with the smooth running of the event.


Register by March 19, 2015 to get a vanity bib you can wear during the race to promote your cause. Registration takes place at the Sunny Werblin Recreation Center in Piscataway, New Jersey.  Register as soon as possible because there is no  guaranteed spots will remain open until the 12th of April. Individuals pay a registration fee of $87 and students pay $59 for the half marathon.  The 8K registration is $56 for all runners.


There are many more perks for participating in the Unite Rutgers race.  Every runner who makes it across the finish lines gets a commemorative coffee mug and every runner gets a superior performance technical shirt and free training plans.  Those who finish the half marathon or the 8K race get a commemorative medal.


Volunteer is you want to support the race.  Your efforts will be used to set-up the event, man the water stations, cheer on the runners and celebrate at the finish line.  For your much appreciated assistance you will be eligible to receive a donation for a charity of your choosing.

Team Up!

Team membership is encouraged.  Currently, teams of runners, triathlon athletes, corporations and charity groups register to participate every year.  Register with your team or join a team already registered to run. If you’re a part of a 20 or more person team, your team is eligible to win a cash prize.  First place wins $750, second place $500 and third place $25. Plus 20 person teams can have their own port-a-potty at the starting line and a tent at the finish line.

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Form a Running Team for the 2015 Love Run Half Marathon

CGI Racing -- Love Line

Exercise is always made easier with a partner; just think of how teamwork pulls individuals together and push each other further… Yes, exercising is much more fun, and easier when you are exercising with others, that is why forming a running team is a great way to further your love of running and exercise, and share your love with like-minded individuals.

Team Half Marathon Running

Besides getting into a regular running routine, what else can a running team do? The answer is: participate in running events. For example: The 2015 Love Run is the perfect event to train towards, as it is still several months away, which will allow you and your team to work your way to better and faster race times. Start practicing now, and be in great shape by the time the event arrives in March 2015.

The Benefits of Team Marathon Running

In the case of the 2015 Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon,  your team can get great benefits over individual runners in the race including:

  • Full Use of the Team Reserved Port a Potty (A very nice advantage)
  • Receive a Free Tent (10 x 10) at the Finish Line Festival
  • Club Discount – any team with 20 or more runners is eligible for a team discount
  • Eligible to Win $1000 for your team or for donation to your favorite charity

Registration for Team Racers in the 2015 Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon begins 08-15-14, but there are limited spots available, and available spots go very quickly, so act fast to get your spot in this great event!

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Easy Tips For Successful Weight Loss

454937655Although it may seem like a long, arduous process, a little determination and patience can go a long way when it comes to weight loss. Maintaining a healthy weight has several benefits, including decreased risk of heart disease and diabetes. Read this article for some tips on how to lose weight and keep it off.

A simple tip to help you lose weight is to include a salad in your meal during dinner. The fiber contained in the salad helps fill you up with a minimal number of calories. Don’t use extra cheese or dressing on your salads; that will add too much fat and too many calories.

A really useful tip to help you lose weight is to eat before going to the movie theater or to bring a healthy snack with you. Movie theaters are notorious for their unhealthy popcorn and all the candy that’s readily available. By bringing your own snack, you won’t give in to temptation.

A great way to help you lose weight is to subscribe to a fitness magazine. Fitness magazines are filled with information regarding diets, workout programs, and general fitness advice. Magazines like these can be a great investment if you have the money.

Join an on-line forum to help you lose weight. There are hundreds of people out there who need encouragement and support for weight loss goals. Search the Internet for groups, find one you are comfortable with and get the on-line support you need to help you through hard times you may face while accomplishing your weight lose goals.

Whether you want to lose weight to feel better about yourself or to become healthier, maintaining an appropriate way is very good for your health. Simply exercising and changing your diet can help you become slimmer. Remember the tips in this article if you would like to lose weight and keep it off.