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Mask Your Sleepless Summer Nights

Tossing and turning making for some very restless nights? Losing precious hours of sleep can make even the most bright-eyed and bushy-tailed of us feel groggy, unfocused and just flat out cranky the next day. According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 60 percent of adults report having sleep problems at least a few… Read This Entry »

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Sex Improves Your Sense of Smell

Did you know that having sex improves your sense of smell? After sex, there is a surge in the production of the hormone prolactin, which causes your brain’s stem cells to form new neurons in the olfactory bulb, also known as the brain’s smell center. Another fun fact? The preferred scent of your man might… Read This Entry »

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No More Beach Bummin’!

Does going on vacation mean time away from home and your healthy, active lifestyle? In a recent TripAdvisor study, 81% of vacationers admitted they are more likely to overindulge on vacation, and 34% said they often gain weight. Although many people are truly beach bums during their getaways, there are still some people who stick… Read This Entry »

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Healthy Pops From Home

Did you know that Americans spend nearly $20 billion on ice cream and other frozen desserts each year!? Especially during the summer, it’s hard to resist a cold treat in the blazing heat! The only problem is that many commercial frozen dessert brands can contain more than 25 grams of sugar in just one bar…. Read This Entry »

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Green Tea On-The-Go

Oh that blistering heat of summer…It encourages us to drink up all kinds of beverages! But, we shouldn’t drink to simply to stay hydrated; drinks can be healthy too. Beverages like coffee, wine and certain teas allow us to add loads of antioxidants into our diets. As a reminder, antioxidants scavenge our bodies for cell-damaging free radicals, helping… Read This Entry »

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American History 101

With back yard barbeques, all day beach parties, family picnics in the park and grandiose fireworks displays, Independence Day isn’t just any ‘ole holiday – it’s a country-wide party and everyone is invited! The 4th of July represents the pinnacle of summer and gives us the opportunity to indulge in many of our favorite traditional… Read This Entry »

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What You Need to Know About Olive Oil

You’ve heard it time and again—olive oil is good for YOU!  But, did you know that extra virgin olive oil has the most anti-inflammatory benefits? EVOO comes from the first press of the olives (other grades of olive oil come from the second round of pressing). This means that EVOO has a higher concentration of… Read This Entry »

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Pampering Others

‘Tis the season of giving thanks and reflecting on everything that we are grateful for.  This month, how about pampering thyself by pampering others? Research shows that we get a huge boost by helping others in need, so go get a smile on your face and donate, volunteer, and make your purchases from a company that… Read This Entry »

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Be Thankful

The Thanksgiving holiday is not just about stuffing your turkey (or your face), but rather spending time with family and being grateful for all the wonderful things in your life. A study in the Journal of the ADA shows families who eat meals together have children who eat healthier, get better grades, and are less… Read This Entry »

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Shopping Plan for Lower Stress

Black Friday got you feeling blue?  Fighting over parking spaces, wrestling for the last sweater on sale, and pounding countless miles of mall pavement is bound to leave anyone frazzled. Last year 212 million Americans spent $45 billion on Black Friday Weekend.  All this shopping can add stress! Alleviate this seasonal stress by swapping out… Read This Entry »

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You Can’t Beat Beets

A polarizing food? We think not. Not only do they turn everything they touch a delicious shade of fuschia, beets are packed with phytonutrients called betalains—the powerful chemical that gives them their lovely hue also acts as an antioxidant, detoxifier, and anti-inflammatory agent. Beets are also full of vitamins and minerals such folate, vitamin C,… Read This Entry »

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Krazy for Feldenkrais

Sitting at your desk all day have you feeling blue? Those neck, back and leg cramps creeping up on you?  The leading cause of doctor visits is lower back pain, with about 85% of the US population experiencing an episode at one point in their lives. Concentrate on proper posture this month. Listen to your… Read This Entry »

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Rekindling

Can you name the last five times you had sex with your partner? Sometimes it takes a special experience to reignite the passion in a relationship. Sex has been proven to relieve stress, boost immunity, burn calories, improve heart health, and help you sleep better.  You’ve cooked together, you’ve worked out together, you’ve danced together… Read This Entry »

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Sleep Solutions

Sometimes the day’s stress stays with you through the night, preventing you from getting your zzz’s and causing your system undue damage.  Experts suggest taking10 minutes to write down an issue you are dealing with, then write down a solution or plan to deal with it. When you’re ready to shut off the lights, put… Read This Entry »

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Winter Drinks

Drink up For most of us, holidays mean family fun and lots of delicious and not always so nutritious treats.  A Grande Starbucks Gingerbread Latte has 320 calories and 37g of sugar, a large Dunkin Donuts Hot Apple Cider has 260 calories and 66g of sugar, and a McDonalds Peppermint Hot Chocolate has 410 calories… Read This Entry »

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JULY 2011: YOUR WORLD

Still struggling with that New Year’s resolution to get organized? Well as the official halfway point to next year, July marks the perfect time to revamp those goals. The average person wastes close to 20 minutes a day looking for misplaced items in the office or on the computer. That’s 140 minutes a week, 600… Read This Entry »

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JULY 2011: STRESS LESS

Schooool’s Out. For. Sum-mer! Okay, so maybe not for all of us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t act like a kid and let loose—you deserve it! Take a cue from a child’s instinctual way of handling stress and don’t think about it so much! Recent studies from the University of Washington found that taking… Read This Entry »

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JULY 2011: SLEEP DEEP

Do you sleep with your iPhone? We’re all guilty of being attached to one electronic device or another, but we need to give it a rest–literally! The National Sleep Foundation’s annual Sleep in America poll suggests that 95% of Americans use electronics before bed and 63% of those surveyed said they are not getting adequate… Read This Entry »