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Kara Perez

Kara lives in Austin, TX, working as a writer and a nonprofit development associate. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2011 with $25,302 in student loans and paid them off in three and a half years on a salary of less the $28,000. Kara blogs about debt payoff, frugal living and women in media on her website, www.fromfrugaltofree.wordpress.com

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6 Tips to Stay Healthy and Fit in the summer

By Kara Perez / April 11, 2016

The days of summer can get long, unending and frequently unbearable. It’s very easy to just give up and laze around on such days rather than battle all the sweat and the heat. This tendency to ditch all work and lay back can be pretty harmful to our health if we’re not careful. Lethargy leads […]

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Essentials of a Healthy Lifestyle

By Kara Perez / April 5, 2016

There’s a popular misconception that a healthy lifestyle only involves working out. For some people that idea stretches to eating well but that’s pretty much all it encompasses. This is, however, far from the actual truth. A healthy life style is about much more than shedding weight or exercise. On the contrary it’s about giving […]

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Obese or Not, Here’s 6 Reasons Why You Need to Stay Fit

By Kara Perez / March 29, 2016

With the help of technology in this day and age, our lives have come to such a place where we can get by with little movements every single day. Even the idea of hard work today doesn’t have to include any form of physical labor. Almost everything is remote controlled and nearly everyone has a […]

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6 Foods you should avoid if you’re trying to get in Shape

By Kara Perez / March 14, 2016

People who set out to get in shape often find it difficult to do so. Even if you’re working out for hours on end, your body doesn’t lose weight as effectively as you would like for it to. The reason for this is, more often than not, your food intake. Handling the pressures of our […]

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Fix Your Circadian Rhythm for a Better Life

By Kara Perez / February 15, 2016

Our body’s circadian rhythm is its internal clock. Our biological schedule keeps track of when we sleep, when we wake up, when and what we need to eat to store energy for the work we need to do. All these activities are part of the circadian rhythm and if it’s perfectly aligned with our work […]

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4 Common Mental Inflections that Can Put You out of Shape

By Kara Perez / February 8, 2016

Mental disorders are getting increasingly common in the 21st century because of the stress we have to deal with on a daily basis. From home to work and school, stress and tension follow us everywhere as the stakes to perform better get higher. But it’s important to remember to treat our minds as well as […]

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4 Best Ways to Stay Fit Without a Gym

By Kara Perez / February 1, 2016

Paying for a health club or a gym membership can be very pricey, especially if you go to one with a lot of heavyweight equipment or well trained instructors. But staying in shape doesn’t have to expensive. There are many ways of working your body at home or outdoors that are fun, enjoyable and won’t […]

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6 Best Apps to Help Keep You Fit

By Kara Perez / January 25, 2016

Staying healthy always requires commitment and often requires money. Everyone who wants to stay in shape is scrambling to find the best gym where they can sweat out the extra weight. But we understand that that option is not available to everyone. Students, people who belong to low-income households, struggling to handle more than one […]

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Should You Consider Decreasing Your Dairy Intake?

By Kara Perez / September 1, 2015

I’m always on the lookout to improve my diet. I eat pretty healthy but there are definitely days where I only consume carbs. (I <3 you bread!) I’m in the later half of my 20’s now and I am noticing that my body is going through some changes., the biggest of which by far has […]

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