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Embrace that looming hill and reap the fitness benefits. When a hill looms ahead of you on your walk or jog, don’t turn around. The benefits of tackling that hill are greater than the hill itself, says Jennifer Scott, a Phoenix-based National Academy of Sports Medicine master trainer. Why it works Your heart rate is…

Prep your skin now for a glowing future. Confidence, wisdom, and happiness are a few of the intangibles one gains as the years go by. But one tangible thing that tends to fade with age? Smooth, glowing skin. Fortunately there are things you can do to slow the process of aging and maintain the best…

4 Must-Dos for Healthy Teeth

Friday, 03 March 2017

Are you skipping a step? You brush twice a day, you floss occasionally, and you’ve been to the dentist at least once in the past two years. So that means you’re taking care of your teeth, right? As it turns out, most of us aren’t observing proper tooth hygiene. For starters, most of us aren’t…

8 Home Gym Gear Essentials Under $50

Friday, 03 March 2017

Make any room in your house workout-ready Even if you love the gym, it’s not always easy to make your gym workouts happen. Your solution: bring the gym home with affordable gear. Working out at home is a great time-saver, whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, a professional who works from home, or someone who is…

SOS: Wallet-Friendly Wellness Foods

Friday, 03 March 2017

Shop for healthy ingredients that don’t overpromise. Chia seeds and coconut oil are buzzing on the blog-o-sphere, and your friends swear that almond milk is the new dairy milk. Are these ingredients really all that? “The problem with a lot of foods that start to become popular and highly touted: Research may not match the…

3 Ways to Stay Focused

Friday, 19 August 2016

Outsmart an unproductive day. Can’t concentrate? On those off days when your workflow just won’t jive, try these tips. 1. Clear your desk Pretend that your workspace is your mind. That messy desk piled high with papers, like a brain cluttered with thoughts, can create cognitive overload, which means your mind is too stimulated to…

4 Reasons It’s Okay to Be Imperfect

Friday, 19 August 2016

The pursuit of perfection has its flaws. Many of us strive for the perfect house, the perfect relationship, the perfect body, or the perfect career, but is it really a good thing? “Nobody’s perfect, but perfectionists want to be that person who is,” says Gordon Flett, PhD, professor of psychology at York University in Toronto…

The Feel-Good Benefits of Gratitude

Friday, 19 August 2016

It’s an emotion worth expressing. Gratitude has become a buzzword in the healthy living space and it’s more than just saying “thank you.” “Gratitude is a positive emotion, but it can’t be reduced to just that,” says Richard S. Pond, Jr., PhD, social psychologist at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. “Gratitude basically motivates you…

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