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Revamping Health at Every Size Movement

by Marnie Bii June 5th, 2019| Inspiration, Mind & Body
The health at every size movement may be projecting the wrong message at this time. Although body acceptance is important, staying in the obese range can lead to a myriad of health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. Underweight individuals also face health risks, such as vitamin deficiencies and
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Eliminating Stress Through Positive Thinking

by Marnie Bii March 6th, 2019| Mind & Body, Stress
Positive reinforcement does wonders when training canines or teaching kids how to cope with difficult tasks. The use of positivity gives people and animals a boost in confidence and pride in exchange for a job well done. Although it may seem impossible at first, you can even use positive
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Enjoy the Great Outdoors for a Wellness Boost

by Marnie Bii February 27th, 2019| 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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Improving Your Sleep Hygiene to Reduce Stress

by Marnie Bii February 13th, 2019| Mind & Body, Stress
When you're having a difficult week, it's likely that you start deeply ruminating about past and upcoming events as soon as your head hits the pillow. Unfortunately, disruptions in your quantity and quality of sleep can worsen stress, landing you in a never-ending cycle of worry. You can keep
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Create a Year’s Worth of Improvement Goals

by Marnie Bii January 30th, 2019| Mind & Body, Seasonal
The urge to follow a list of resolutions for the new year often fizzles out by the end of January. You can motivate yourself to continue with the resolutions by making monthly goals for the entire year. Make a specific goal (or two!) for each month throughout the year
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A Moment of Quiet and Peace

by MPK October 31st, 2018| Mind & Body
Last week I wrote about winding down at the end of the day.  While I love being able to fit fifteen minutes of yoga into my schedule, it doesn't happen nightly. Sometimes those days when I really crave that relaxation coincide with days that are filled with stress.  I
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Watch for Heatstroke While Exercising Outdoors

by Marnie Bii June 20th, 2018| Mind & Body
With hundreds of deaths per year attributed to heatstroke, the warning bears repeating: Memorize common symptoms of heat stroke and act fast to treat yourself if you are feeling unwell. If left untreated, heat stroke can land you in the hospital or worse. Although some groups, like the elderly
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3 Types of Face Masks That Can Relieve Stress

by Marnie Bii May 30th, 2018| Mind & Body, Stress
After a long, stressful day, you might just want to sink into a hot bath to relax and put the stress behind you. If you do not have time for a luxurious bath, you can mimic the stress-relieving effects of that rest time using a face mask. The cool,
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Making the Most of the Sun for Improved Health

by Marnie Bii May 23rd, 2018| Mind & Body
As the sunlight starts to peek out from behind the clouds, many people start to feel a little bit of relief from crushing depressed emotions. If you find the winter blues affect you deeper than what feels normal, you may suffer from seasonal affective disorder, which is depression caused
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Goals for Staying Inspired

by Kimberly Hays May 16th, 2018| Mind & Body
You hit them gym, go to yoga class, or run three to four days a week, but why? To stay motivated, you need to not only go through the motions, but think about why you work out. Do you want more energy, to lose weight, or just want to
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Improving Physical Fitness to Celebrate Your Body

by Marnie Bii May 9th, 2018| Body & Image, Mind & Body
If you have a negative outlook on your body image, you may spend a lot of time mentally picking apart your form. Instead of focusing on the way your body looks, it might be time to reflect on the way it feels. In fact, you can completely challenge your
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Stop and Smell the Flowers for Improved Mood

by Marnie Bii April 25th, 2018| Mind & Body, Seasonal
As April showers work on nourishing the May flowers, you can gear yourself up for a mood boost from these amazing blooms. Flowers have bright, vibrant colors that catch the eye and encourage positive imagery. Upon coming in close, the heavy scents may improve your mood, inspire creativity and

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