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Archives for February 2015

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors for a Wellness Boost

by Marnie Bii February 27th, 2015| Mind & Body, Seasonal
As the sun starts to peek out behind the clouds, it's important to head outdoors as much as possible. Spending too much time inside can make you feel absolutely stir crazy. Heading outdoors for at least an hour a day can lift your mood, ease anxiety and give you
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How to Choose a Great Yoga Mat

by Jessica B. February 26th, 2015| Accessories, Exercise Equipment
Last week I wrote about the arrival of smart yoga mats to the market. These mats use sensors to communicate with your electronic device so you can get feedback on your poses even without an instructor watching. But if you don’t have the desire or the budget to invest
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How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

by Suzanne Foglio February 25th, 2015| Mind & Body
Eating healthy doesn’t have to break your budget. With a little planning, you can eat well without breaking the bank.

Here are some tips for healthy eating on a budget:

Plan your menu ahead. A little organization goes a long way. Plan your menu and shopping list for the week.
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30 Day Challenge: Skip the Scales and Relax

by Marnie Bii February 24th, 2015| Diet Strategy, Healthy Eating
How many times have you instantly lost your motivation after stepping onto the scale and seeing the needle sit firmly at or above your last measurement? It can be really demoralizing to stay at the same weight despite watching calories and avoiding junk foods. Thankfully, you can still lose
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Revisiting Goals to Stay Inspired and Stress Less

by Kimberly Hays February 20th, 2015| Inspiration, Mind & Body
Everyone gets in a rut sometimes about exercising. It can feel repetitive, like it takes too much time, or that you are just plain tired from everything else going on in your life. In other words, life gets in the way, and you become overwhelmed. To stay inspired, you
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3 Awesome Swimsuit Cuts for Laps or Aerobics

by Marnie Bii February 19th, 2015| Accessories, Exercise Wear
Whether you're getting in shape by swimming laps or participating in water aerobics, your comfort greatly depends on the swimsuit you wear. Properly gearing up for water activities gives you the ability to push your limits. Otherwise, you might be too worried about wardrobe mishaps to keep your mind
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Safety in Cold Weather

by Tom Seman MD FAAP February 18th, 2015| Children's, Fitness Expert
It is that time of year where there are many areas in the US that are experiencing severe weather. Although often children will miss a few days of school, for the remainder of the time they will need to understand how to take care of themselves in these conditions.
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Your New Fave Superfood: Nutritious Leafy Greens

by Marnie Bii February 17th, 2015| Healthy Eating, Superfoods
While barreling through a busy life, eating highly nutritious meals on a regular basis can feel like an incredible challenge. The key to maintaining a healthy diet while running your tail off is picking ingredients with extremely high vitamin and mineral contents. Leafy greens are quickly catching the attention
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Drop the Comparisons, Everyone is Different

by Marnie Bii February 13th, 2015| Body & Image, Mind & Body
Forget the fruit comparison shapes of yesteryear, there are more than a dozen realistic body types recognized today. For that reason, it is important to realize that comparing your unique body type to others is a losing battle. Each shape gains, loses and carries weight differently to create a
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New Yoga Tech

by Jessica B. February 12th, 2015| Accessories, Technology
You might be a little skeptical to read about yoga tech. I mean, could there be a sport that superficially seems to inspire less tech? For yoga, you are supposed to use your body, a mat and a teacher. If you are new, you may need a yoga block
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Celebrate Your Heart!

by Joan Jacobsen February 11th, 2015| Fitness Expert, Senior
February is American Heart Month and did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the US each year? Nearly half of all Americans have at least 1 of 3 key risk factors for heart disease; high blood pressure, high
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Healthy, Delicious No-Crust Quiche Eight Ways

by Marnie Bii February 10th, 2015| Healthy Eating, Nutrition
Eggs are a nutrient rich base for a number of tasty meals, including the ever-versatile quiche. Make your quiche without the crust to considerably lower calories and carbohydrates in each serving. You can make it easy to frequently eat healthy foods by making single serving quiches ahead of time
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