Holiday Gift Guide for the Health Nut on Your List

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The holiday season is here! For many of us, that means the hustle and bustle of dashing from party to party, spending time with friends and family and, of course, picking out the perfect gift for everyone on our list. Here is a gift guide for the health and fitness enthusiasts in your life. ... Read More...

Hot Superfoods for 2014

avocado oil superfood

Just as you were getting used to kale and chia seeds, a new gang of superfoods is hitting the scene. Here’s what nutritionists are touting as the new superfoods and how they can benefit your health. 1.     Teff Teff is a great gluten-free grain option that’s full of calcium, vitamin C and fiber. It’s considered a “resistant ... Read More...

Hot Fitness Classes to Kick Off 2014

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“….for auld lang syne.” As the ball dropped and the champagne glasses clinked; many cheered that they would, in fact, reach their fitness goals this year. But now that the confetti has fallen and we’ve all started settling back into our routines, getting to the gym can start to lose its luster. Here are some fresh and fun workouts ... Read More...

Avoid Ski Injuries This Season

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As the snowflakes begin to fall, skiers and snowboarders are eager to hit the slopes. We all want to maximize our time and enjoyment on the mountain, while minimizing risk. For the most part, a little common sense and proper preparation can go a long way in avoiding injuries. Many slope side accidents happen due to fatigue or poor judgment. ... Read More...

6 Great Healthy Holiday Gifts

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The holidays are here. Tis’ the season to find the perfect gifts.  Here are a few great options for those health conscious friends and family members on your list.   The Magic Bullet For the one who is always up on the hottest juice bar and smoothie joint. Post workout refuels will be a breeze with this easy to use blender and ... Read More...

7 Natural Stress Relievers

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Stress in small doses can be good. It gives us energy and keeps us focused and aware of everything that is happening in our lives. Stress allowed to run free is a different story. In addition to causing us to feel frazzled, over time it can lead to numerous health problems, like heart disease, anxiety, obesity and depression. Here are some ... Read More...

Oil Pulling: The Latest Beauty Buzz

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We spend a lot of time focusing on the food we put into our bodies, but often forget that the products we use on them also affect our health.  Many deodorants, toothpastes, lotions and potions contain toxins that are harmful to our beautiful bods, so I'm always on the lookout for natural and chemical free alternatives.  Recently I came across oil ... Read More...

Bloat Busters: How to get bloat relief fast

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We’ve all experienced the sensation of feeling bloated – that swelling or increase in diameter of the abdominal area. It’s not a pleasant feeling and can be brought on by diet, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, reflux, and constipation, just to name a few. Luckily there are some simple ways to beat the bloat. Water with ... Read More...

The Heavy on Women and Weightlifting

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Many women are slaves to their cardio workouts but they won’t go near a weight, let alone a heavy weight, for fear of “bulking up” and turning into the incredible hulk. This myth is keeping many women from gaining all of the wonderful health benefits strength training has to offer. Let’s take a look at what a few of the advantages ... Read More...

Fitness Bands: What’s the Hype?

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Lately I’ve noticed a lot of my friends sporting some nifty new arm candy.  These “bracelets” they seem to be wearing are actually fitness wristbands to help track daily physical activity.  As someone who likes to stay on top of personal fitness and health, I was instantly intrigued. I found that two of the popular arm bands on the ... Read More...