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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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3 Ways to Help You Doze Off Quickly and Naturally

Despite our best attempts, we all have those nights where we just can’t fall asleep. We roll around in bed, tossing and turning to find that perfect spot. But the hours keep ticking away, closer and closer to sunrise. If this sounds like you, you aren’t alone. Insomnia (difficulty falling and remaining asleep) affects many …

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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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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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More Time for New Family Traditions, like Volunteering

Many of the autumn traditions that serve as the foundation of your family time together — your kids’ sports seasons, recitals, concerts, and theatrical performances, to name a few – have been put on hold. But as always, there’s a silver lining: You now have time to start new traditions. Take, for example, volunteering as …

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Three Strategies for Better Sleep

Next to the benefits of a healthy diet, sleep is one of the most essential requirements for maintaining optimal physical and mental wellbeing. Individuals who have normal and consistent sleep patterns benefit from increased longevity, improved brain health, higher HDL levels, and healthy blood sugar levels. This is no big surprise because sleep restores you …

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Is Your Hair Dye Putting You at Risk?

Researchers have been suspicious about the adverse health impacts of hair dye for many years, and rightly so. Several studies have already revealed a strong link between the regular use of permanent hair color and an increased risk of certain cancers and rheumatoid arthritis in women. As the largest consumer of hair products, it only …

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6 Key Nutrients Every Child Needs

They say being a parent is a full-time job, but in reality, it feels like it should be equivalent to TWO full-time jobs! When it comes to the health of your kids, you want to do everything possible to make sure they grow up strong and healthy.  Unfortunately, many of the standard recommendations, like having …

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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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Simple Strategies for Hormone Dysfunctions

If you are a woman, it’s highly likely that you’ve experienced the unpleasantries associated with an abnormal menstrual cycle. As hormones ebb and flow throughout the month, symptoms such as PMS, heavy bleeding, menstrual-related headaches, or breast tenderness can be all-too-familiar and disruptive to your life. Although these symptoms may be common, that doesn’t mean …

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