Exercise

3 Brilliantly Easy Ways to Exercise With Your Family

Remember the days of playing hide and seek, tag, or hopscotch? Exercise seemed to be such a natural part of most of our childhoods. But for many of us, as we got older, we swapped out kickball for an iPhone and jump rope for Netflix. But now you have a family, and you want to …

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4 Ways to De-stress and Connect With Your Body

Whether it’s work, running errands, or trying to maintain an active social life, our lives seem to bustle by in a flurry these days. Without much of a bink, weeks turn into months, and the months seem to fly by as we try and stay on top of our unending list of tasks and to-dos. …

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How to Spot the 4 Types of Negative Self-Talk

It’s not uncommon for many of us to have thoughts and conversations running inside our heads. It could be your to-do list for the day, a random observation about your surroundings, or it could be your own self-talk. Self-talk is defined as the dialogue you have going on inside your head. It can be either …

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4 Ways to Be Mindful This Christmas

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” The lights are twinkling, the hot cocoa is poured, and you’re cozied up to a warm fireplace with your loved ones. For many, this is a season of family, laughter, and celebration. But, it’s also a time of year that can get even the jolliest of us …

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Simple Plate of Food

The Food Pyramid was first introduced in 1992 and was touted as being the guideline for a perfectly balanced diet. But unfortunately, this perspective was jaded by the greed and power of the food industry giants who had much to gain from guiding people toward consuming processed and refined foods. Nearly 20 years later, the …

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A Surprising Link Between Weight Loss and Breast Health

It’s no big secret that fat cells produce estrogen. This is, in part, why men and women who struggle to maintain an optimal weight may have greater difficulty keeping their hormones in check. As fat cells grow bigger from a high-carb diet, they produce more estrogen, which then drives more fat storage. This vicious cycle …

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New Years Resolutions!

New Year's Resolutions.  Whether you love them or hate them, the tradition still runs strong. A simple Google search will pull up over 24-million internet pages about how to set them, keep them, and ignore them. And much of the information is snooze-worthy, to say the least. Setting a few resolutions at the beginning of …

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Alternative Approaches to Living with Diabetes

According to the International Diabetes Foundation, there are currently over 42 million diagnosed cases of diabetes in North America alone. Of these, Type 2 Diabetes accounts for over 90% of them. So odds are if you aren’t dealing with diabetes yourself, you most likely know of someone who is. And the sad truth is this: in …

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Protecting Your Health as You Age

Getting older has its benefits for sure. Not only do we have the advantage of more life experience, we gain new perspectives on relationships, work/life balance and what’s truly important. Gone are the days of worrying about what someone else thinks about us, or whether we are up on the latest fashions. It seems to …

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Protecting Your Health as You Age

Getting older has its benefits for sure. Not only do we have the advantage of more life experience, we gain new perspectives on relationships, work/life balance and what’s truly important. Gone are the days of worrying about what someone else thinks about us, or whether we are up on the latest fashions. It seems to …

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5 Self-Care Hacks for Busy Moms

Taking care of the family can be a huge job. Between planning and preparing meals, moms are also responsible for an almost infinite number of other roles including nurse, nanny, chauffeur, therapist, disciplinarian, teacher, and so on. As any parent knows, this can be incredibly rewarding but completely exhausting. So how do you find the …

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