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Increasing your exercise intensity is fairly simple to do. You can still participate in your favorite activities — just at a more vigorous pace. SrdjanPav / Getty Images

By Sara Lindberg

Whether you've hit a workout plateau or you're just ready to turn things up a notch, adding more strenuous exercise — also known as high-intensity exercise — to your overall fitness routine is one way to increase your calorie burn, improve your heart health, and boost your metabolism.

However, to do it safely and effectively, there are some guidelines you should follow. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of vigorous exercise and how to safely dial up the intensity of your workouts.

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By Kris Gunnars, BSc

Unhealthy foods play a primary role in many people gaining weight and developing chronic health conditions, more now than ever before.

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5 Best Probiotic Supplements for Better Gut Health

The best probiotics for a healthy digestive system, immune system, and overall health. Plus, how to choose the right supplement for you.

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When it comes to gut health, there's a lot of information out there to...digest. It's hard to discuss the secrets to a healthy microbiome without mentioning probiotic supplements. But with so many options on the market, and words like "Bifidobacterium flying around," how do you know which probiotic is right for you?

We're breaking down the best probiotic supplements available and what to look for in a high-quality probiotic, including the different strains, number of CFUs, and the benefits that these dietary supplements may have on your overall health.

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By Kris Gunnars, BSc

Nutrition affects everyone, and there are many approaches and beliefs about what's best.

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Green tea is touted to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Solstizia / iStock / Getty Images Plus

By Kris Gunnars

Green tea is touted to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.

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By Hrefna Palsdottir, MS

Coconut oil is an incredibly healthy fat.

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Apple cider vinegar appears to be safe, as long as you don't take excessive amounts of it. Michelle Arnold / EyeEm / Getty Images

By Kris Gunnars, BSc

Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy. People have used it for centuries in cooking and medicine.

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Aloe vera is commonly found in weight loss products, including herbal supplements, juices, and diet drinks. Sommai Larkjit / EyeEm / Getty Images

By Rachael Link, MS, RD

Aloe vera is a succulent plant that's well known for its medicinal properties.

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A polar bear is seen stopping to drink near the north pole. Christopher Michel / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

The fossil fuel industry is driving polar bears to cannibalism.

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Moringa powder. redonion1515 / iStock / Getty Images

By Gavin Van De Walle MS, RD

Moringa is an Indian herb derived from the Moringa oleifera tree.

It has been used in Ayurveda medicine — an ancient Indian medical system — to treat skin diseases, diabetes and infections for thousands of years.

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Polar bears on Barter Island on the north slope of Alaska wait for the winter sea ice to arrive so they can leave to hunt seals, on Sept. 28, 2015. cheryl strahl / Flickr

The climate crisis wreaks havoc on animals and plants that have trouble adapting to global heating and extreme weather. Some of the most obvious examples are at the far reaches of the planet, as bees disappear from Canada, penguin populations plummet in the Antarctic, and now polar bears in the Arctic are struggling from sea ice loss, according to a new study, as CNN reported.

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Environmental News for a Healthier Planet and Life
Increasing your exercise intensity is fairly simple to do. You can still participate in your favorite activities — just at a more vigorous pace. SrdjanPav / Getty Images

By Sara Lindberg

Whether you've hit a workout plateau or you're just ready to turn things up a notch, adding more strenuous exercise — also known as high-intensity exercise — to your overall fitness routine is one way to increase your calorie burn, improve your heart health, and boost your metabolism.

However, to do it safely and effectively, there are some guidelines you should follow. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of vigorous exercise and how to safely dial up the intensity of your workouts.

Read More Show Less

EcoWatch Daily Newsletter

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By Kris Gunnars, BSc

Unhealthy foods play a primary role in many people gaining weight and developing chronic health conditions, more now than ever before.

Read More Show Less

5 Best Probiotic Supplements for Better Gut Health

The best probiotics for a healthy digestive system, immune system, and overall health. Plus, how to choose the right supplement for you.

Reviews
Christina Victoria / Unsplash

When it comes to gut health, there's a lot of information out there to...digest. It's hard to discuss the secrets to a healthy microbiome without mentioning probiotic supplements. But with so many options on the market, and words like "Bifidobacterium flying around," how do you know which probiotic is right for you?

We're breaking down the best probiotic supplements available and what to look for in a high-quality probiotic, including the different strains, number of CFUs, and the benefits that these dietary supplements may have on your overall health.

Read More Show Less
Peter Dazeley / The Image Bank / Getty Images

By Kris Gunnars, BSc

Nutrition affects everyone, and there are many approaches and beliefs about what's best.

Read More Show Less

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Green tea is touted to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Solstizia / iStock / Getty Images Plus

By Kris Gunnars

Green tea is touted to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.

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