5 Quick Fit -Tips to Fabulous

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“Keep up and you will be kept up!” Not everyone has time to hit the gym 4 days a week, ride their bike to work or enjoy a personal trainer at home. Power to the fortunate few, keep it up! The rest of you are not alone! According to recent statistics, the vast majority of […]

H2O, Hydration & More: The Healthy Wonders of Water

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If you’re looking for a simple way to unwind from your stress-filled life, try this: drink a glass of water. Sound too easy? The link between water and stress reduction is well documented. All of our organs, including our brains, need water to function properly. If you’re dehydrated, your body isn’t running well — and […]

It’s Never To Late To Meditate

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After two challenging years, my parents recently moved into a senior living complex where they can live independently but receive support when they need it. It wasn’t an easy decision, but one they knew they had to make. I planned a trip to see their new home, and it wasn’t long before my mother asked […]

Stressed? Here’s A 5-Minute Fix

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Increasingly over the past couple of years, I’ve been having outbreaks of hives and itchy skin. I finally sat down with an allergist, who gave it to me straight. I am allergic to pineapples, apples, and — get this — anything that touches my skin. Anything that rubs, scratches or irritates my skin will create […]

5 Brain-Boosting Benefits of Cardio Exercise

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You know that logging miles on the treadmill can give you a trim body, but adding more cardio to your life will also ratchet up your smarts, boost your productivity, rev your energy, and turn you into an unstoppable success machine. Even one 30-minute cardio session pumps extra blood to your brain, delivering the oxygen […]

Got Anxiety? Go for Holy Basil and Pumpkin Seed Extract

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The herb called Holy Basil: Findings from many investigations (but mostly with animals with the belief that humans have similar result) find holy basil might have some effects as a painkiller, a COX-II anti-inflammatory agent, an antioxidant, and as a treatment for bacterial, fungal and even viral infections. There is also evidence (again, only from […]

18 Minute Minimalist Exercises

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I used to be horribly out of shape A couple years ago, I couldn’t do a single push-up, I certainly couldn’t do a pull-up, I didn’t exercise at all. Or, when I did exercise, it was sporadic, it never lasted more than a few days before I gave up. Sound familiar? Even after losing 70 […]

Easy Meditation for Considerable Healing

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When you wake up in the morning, take in a deep breath and slowly open your eyes, a world of color, sound and smell bombard your senses. This can be both good and bad.  You are constantly being stimulated and driven by the external world.  It is no wonder that at some point you feel […]

Tackling Anxiety

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While fall signifies the start of a new season and fresh start, it’s also can also be a hectic time of year for some. With kids going back to school, workloads building up and the holidays fast approaching it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, and even easier to let anxiety take over. To get the most […]

The Stress Factor

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The Almost Working Girl’s Guide to Managing and Ignoring Everyday Stress Stress is tricky. There’s negative stress and positive stress. It’s bad to have too much stress, but good to have a little. It has the potential to induce heart attacks or strokes, but the ability to motivate and spark creativity as well. Stress is […]