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Your metabolism is responsible for turning calories into energy. A slow metabolism can lead to a build-up of calories, stored as fat for later use. Ultimately, this leads to unwanted weight gain and, if unchecked, obesity. In the following infographic, Rockwell Nutrition highlights a number of factors that are wreaking havoc on your metabolism.

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If you’re aiming to get in shape this year, check out this infographic from Blast that illustrates the results from The American College of Sports Medicine on what the top trends are for fitness.

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Dopamine is a chemical that is released in our brains in times of motivation, excitement, and danger. It is a neurotransmitter that helps the cells in our body communicate with each other. We can also experience a dopamine release when we have sex, take drugs, and eat certain foods.

In this infographic, learn 12 facts about this natural drug in your brain you may have not known.

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Let learn how to live longer & healthy life.

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A sedentary lifestyle isn’t the only hazard of being a desk jockey. According to this infographic from Frames Direct, digital eye strain is also a major concern. Read on to learn all about the hazards of being a “desk” jockey.

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Need to recharge? Don’t lean on caffeine — a power nap will boost your memory, cognitive skills, creativity, and energy level.

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Have you ever wondered about your brain on exercise? Let discover what science says about this!

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Never heard of superfoods? Already on-board but looking for a resource to start your superfood-rich diet? The infographic below, acts as both a good starting place and comprehensive resource for people of all levels of interest, looking for a great way to eat better and healthier.

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Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response; without it, we can’t heal. But when it’s out of control—as in rheumatoid arthritis—it can damage the body. Plus, it’s thought to play a role in obesity, heart disease, and cancer.

Foods high in sugar and saturated fat can spur inflammation. “They cause overactivity in the immune system, which can lead to joint pain, fatigue, and damage to the blood vessels,” says Scott Zashin, MD, clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Other foods may curb inflammation. Add these items to your plate today

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