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The 25 Top-Rated, Most Advanced Health and Fitness Trackers to Level-Up Your Wellness Game Leading a sedentary life is harmful to your health. In fact, researchers have learned that sitting too much, especially for people who sit at work, is linked to several health concerns like obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and abnormal… Read More

Creatine supplement and weights

The 50 Top-Rated Creatine Supplements to Boost Strength and Endurance As one of the most-studied health supplements, creatine makes an ideal addition for those looking to boost their strength and endurance gains in the gym. Creatine works to help stimulate the hormone ATP, which aids in muscle growth and recovery. Research is clear that this… Read More

Shoes and weights

The 50 Top-Rated Shoes for the Best Fit and Support for Your Workouts A quality pair of weightlifting shoes can not only provide you with the right support during your workout, it can also help you increases PRs and gains. It’s important to invest in the right pair for your needs, especially if you are… Read More

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The 50 Top-Rated Wrinkle Creams for Healthy, Glowing Skin with Fewer Fine Lines and Wrinkles Who says you have to give in to aging? There are some parts you can’t control, sure. There’s no magic cream that makes arthritis go away or a special serum to bring back the speedy metabolism you had in your… Read More

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The 50 Top-Rated Teas to Get Rid of Toxins and Boost Your Health Detox teas have been gaining popularity in recent years for their ability to support the body in ridding itself of excess toxins and weight. With today’s lives more exposed to toxins than ever before, gentle, regular detoxing can be an excellent complement… Read More

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The 50 Top-Rated Multivitamins to Promote Health and Well-Being Getting all the nutrients you need from diet alone is incredibly difficult; sometimes it’s just not possible with your busy life. Making sure that, diet or no diet, you have the vitamins and minerals your body needs, however, is not impossible. Taking a good multivitamin can… Read More

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The 10 Top-Rated Probiotics on the Market Today Did you know that a reported 80% of your immune system resides in your gut? There’s good and bad bacteria in there (fascinating fact: an estimated 100 trillion bacteria live inside your digestive tract): When the good outweighs the bad, your immune health soars; when the bad… Read More

Fitness training with kettlebells

While the popularity of the kettlebell may have just recently hit a high, the efficiency of the workout will ensure it doesn’t become a piece exercise equipment that will be phased out over time. If you haven’t explored the differences your body can experience with a kettlebell exercise (sometimes referred to as “Kettlercise”) there’s a… Read More

Pregnant woman taking prenatal vitamins

The 50 Top-Rated Prenatal Vitamins for a Healthy Pregnancy Whether this is your first pregnancy, your fifth or you’re simply trying to get pregnant, there are plenty of times a woman switches around her prenatal vitamins and you should always check with your doctor before starting any new vitamin regimen. You may have had bad luck… Read More

Energy Supplements

The 10 Top-Rated Supplements for a Quick Boost of Energy Most everyone has days when they feel like sleeping the day away rather than getting out of bed and tackling the demands of day-to-day life. Others have a consistent afternoon slump that hits around the same time each day – often following lunch – when… Read More

Pre-workout supplement and women

The 10 Top-Rated Supplements to Take Before You Workout for Peak Performance If you’ve ever flagged mid-workout, you know the frustration of diminishing energy, woeful endurance, and too-little stamina. It kills your performance and your mood. Chances are, you probably also know the disappointment of supplement-fueled caffeine jitters and crash-and-burns – common side effects of… Read More

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The 25 Top-Rated Roman Chairs to Strengthen Your Core at Home If you’re unfamiliar with a roman chair, you’re not alone. It may not be the most common piece of home gym equipment, but for all it can offer, it should be. The main purpose of a roman chair is to work your core; most… Read More

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The 25 Top-Rated Collagen Supplements for Youthful Skin, Healthy Joints and Stronger Muscles You may have first heard about collagen when injections to plump your lips were all the rage. But the actual medical benefits of collagen are so much more than plumping your lips. Collagen is a protein in our body that is found… Read More

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 50 Top-Rated Books for Overcoming Life’s Challenges, Reclaiming Health and Happiness, and Driving Success The self-improvement market in the U.S. is worth an estimated $11 billion. In a July 2015 survey by Statistica, 19% of respondents reported that they had read a self-help book within the previous year. Specifically, the self-help book market is worth… Read More

Bathroom scale

50 Top-Rated Bathroom Scales to Track Your Weight and Body Fat Percentage When you are trying to lose weight, it is important to know whether you are on track or not. It’s hard to determine how or what to change if you don’t know how much you weigh. If you have been working out for… Read More

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The 25 Top-Rated NO Supplements to Enhance Muscle Strength, Increase Endurance, and Aid Recovery Why would you want to take a nitric oxide supplement? To understand the benefits, you should first understand what nitric oxide is and the role it plays in the body. Enzymes in your body break down arginine, an amino acid, producing… Read More

Woman with protein powder

The 25 Top-Rated Protein Powder Supplements to Boost Your Health and Build Lean Muscle As women, we know – getting and staying fit is a delicate balancing act. Between our nutritional requirements, protein needs, energy levels, metabolic health, and other health essentials, it’s hard to keep up. It’s hard to make ourselves a priority. And… Read More

Man with knee pain and joint supplements

The 50 Top-Rated Joint Supplements to Promote Healthy, Pain-Free Joints When we’re young, our bodies are flexible. We are resilient. And our joints have serious cushion. We have excellent flexibility and our mobility is optimal. And then, we get older. As we age, our joints’ natural lubrication starts to leech away. Our muscles lose their… Read More

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The 25 Top-Rated Shampoo Products Designed for Men While many people assume that men and women can share grooming products, that’s not exactly true. When it comes to shampoo, men often have special needs to consider such as dandruff, hair thinning or loss, or greasier scalps. Fragrance also plays into choosing a shampoo for men,… Read More

Apartment interior

Sudden moves happen. And keeping your family safe and comfortable is an absolute priority. That said, looking for a family apartment in a far-away city or town is rough. You could pay for a hotel for your entire family until you can find an apartment, but that costs a pretty penny. Searching for an apartment… Read More

Treadmills and people exercising

The 25 Top-Rated Treadmills for Your Daily Run in the Comfort of Home You may have had the best of intentions with that gym membership, but all too often we find ourselves not able to get away from our lives long enough to hit the gym. Or, perhaps you’re a runner who lives in an… Read More

Fitness tracker

The 25 Top-Rated Pedometers to Track Your Steps for a Healthier Lifestyle Pedometers and fitness trackers offer one of the best and easiest ways to get a handle on your health. When you track your daily steps, distance traveled, calories burned, and other stats, you’ll also feel your motivation soar; just knowing how well you’re… Read More

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The 25 Best Hack Squat & Leg Press Machines for a Better Lower-Body Workout Hack squats are squats performed with the aid of a machine. This form of exercise targets your quadriceps and your gluteus maximus – buttocks. Essentially, you place your feet on plates, bend your knees and push – then, return to starting… Read More

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Is work/life balance possible? Finding the perfect balance between work and leisure can be hard, but it’s definitely possible. You don’t want to slack off at work, but you also don’t want to push your family and home life to the side. We’ve teamed up with NowSourcing to bring you another great infographic on work/life balance… Read More

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Wanna be happier? We’ve teamed up with NowSourcing to bring you this infographic with the top habits and characteristics of the world’s happiest people. Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to https://familyliving.com/ with this graphic. Full Text Transcript of the Infographic Habits of the World’s Happiest People Happiness is more than an… Read More

Scholarship award

Family Living Today, in conjunction with RKT Publishing, LLC, is excited to announce the 2017-2018 Child Welfare and Development (CWD) Scholarship Award for Students Pursuing a Degree in Social Work. This is a new scholarship that will be awarded annually in the amount of $1,000 to students pursing a bachelor’s degree in social work with… Read More

Woman using an electric trimmer

While very few children under the age of 18 are injured due to trimmers and edgers, it is important to keep a few safety precautions in mind while using. Never allow children to operate a trimmer or edger. Given their size, most powered trimmers and edgers cannot be operated by young children. Be sure to… Read More

Man with a chainsaw

Chain saws can be an incredibly dangerous item for even adults and experienced users, for that reason children should not operate a chain saw. Read your owner’s manual carefully before operating, and ensure you have proper safety equipment including: eye and ear protection, gloves, closed-toed shoes, and any protective guard. Only operate in well-ventilated areas… Read More

Garden tiller

Hand tillers aren’t a particularly dangerous item aside from their sharp edges, but their motorized counterparts can be if proper safety precautions aren’t observed. Always ensure the area you’re about to till doesn’t have any gas lines or wires buried below, and wear proper safety gear including closed-toed shoes, hearing and eye protection and gloves…. Read More

Pond with water features

Pond and water features can help to add visual interest and practical enjoyment to your outdoor living space. They are not without their risks, however, and so it is important to observe some safety precautions when shopping for and installing items around your pond. For any sort of electrical element, you’ll want to ensure that… Read More

Patio furniture

Patio furniture can take your outdoor space from good to great and is an excellent way to extend your family’s living space to the outdoors. There are some safety considerations to keep in mind when selecting and using patio furniture, namely that an item is secure and that you do not pinch or cut yourself… Read More

Outdoor fire pit

While they’ve become a popular addition to outdoor living spaces, backyard fire pits are not without their dangers. Fires and burns are the obvious injuries, and so practicing fire safety is of utmost importance. Young children should always be supervised around open flame, and should never stoke or tend to the fire. If your unit… Read More

Beautiful lawn

Lawn care products have come a long way over the years, with innovations allowing homeowners to more easily care for their turf, often with less effort. When it comes to tools, look for those with ergonomic features for increased comfort and quality materials for reliable long lasting use. For chemicals, seeds, fertilizers and the like,… Read More

A man grilling food

Outdoor grills are a wonderful way to cook food and there is no end to the number of different gadgets available on the market to make outdoor cooking simpler. Of utmost important when grilling and using cookware or gadgets is to protect yourself from burns. Tie back loose clothing and hair, and ensure you use… Read More

Garden with birdbath and outdoor decor

Garden structures can turn a ho-hum outdoor space into a backyard oasis and are an excellent way to add a touch of glamor and elegance to your family’s outdoor living area. They offer a unique opportunity for homeowners to express their personal style on a grand scale. Aside from following the manufacturer’s instructions for installation… Read More

Outdoor awning and patio furniture

Awnings, canopies, and umbrellas are an excellent way to create some shade and protection from the elements when outdoors, and generally quite safe to use, as long as you follow some simple and common sense tips when using them. The most common injuries that can occur from these outdoor shade makers include pinches and cuts… Read More

Dieting

Diet plans, programs, books, and advertisements are everywhere. If you are trying to lose weight, you probably realize there are so many diet plans in existence; it can be difficult to select just one. Furthermore, researching effective diet plans can be downright overwhelming. It can be extremely challenging and time-consuming to complete the legwork necessary… Read More

Wood shredder for lawn

While they’re certainly convenient when it comes to making yard maintenance easier, there are several safety concerns that parents should be aware of if they’re considering purchasing and using a mulcher and shredder when there are young children in the house. Possible injuries that can be caused by mulchers and shredders include cuts, bruises, pinches,… Read More

Composter for food waste

At-home composters are an excellent way to give new life to your kitchen scraps and yard waste, while creating nutrient-rich soil amendment and liquid fertilizer for your lawn and garden. The biggest concern for backyard composters is keeping children and wildlife out of the bin, which can create a big, smelly mess. Most models come… Read More

Gnome in garden

Statues, sculptures, and ornaments can add a quick dose of personality and color to your garden and other outdoor living spaces. They allow you to quickly and easily change your decor at a fraction of the cost of other design elements, and without making a big commitment. Look for items that are made from weather-resistant… Read More

Turning on a lawn mower

While the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) estimates that there were nearly 3,500 reported incidents of injuries to children under the age of 18 caused by lawn mowers that were treated in hospital in the United States in 2014, most of these injuries are preventable with just a few… Read More

BBQ Smoker

The 40 Top-Rated Smokers for At-Home Smokehouse Flavor Smoking can be an excellent way to impart a delicious taste to your foods, and it is also great for creating tender meats thanks to the low-and-slow cooking method. There are, however, some safety considerations to keep in mind when using a smoker at home. The United… Read More

BBQ Grill and outdoor eating

Outdoor grilling is a wonderful way to prepare foods and helps impart a delicious flavor that just can’t be achieved with indoor cooking. No matter what type of grill you choose from, there are several safety considerations to keep in mind. The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) estimates that… Read More

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The 50 Top-Rated Lunch Supplies and Accessories for School-Aged Kids It’s that time of year again – summer is winding down and it’s time to start thinking of back to school. With the return to classrooms and learning comes a return of packed lunches. Gone are the days of the brown paper bag – unless… Read More

Home Theater System

The 50 Top-Rated Home Theater Sound Systems for Your Family The sound quality of a movie theater is hard to beat. Striking visuals and an amazing audio experience are what make the experience of watching a movie in a theater special. Home theater systems bridge the gap in quality one might typically except from home… Read More