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Quiet Your Inner Voice to Improve Your Body Image

by Marnie Bii April 11th, 2018| Mind & Body
If you cannot calm and quiet your inner voice, you may be your own worst enemy. Negative reactions to your image in a mirror or photograph can instantly derail your efforts to achieve self-acceptance. Even if you are working toward a firmer body or lower weight, you need
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Staying Inspired to Keep Working Out

by Kimberly Hays March 21st, 2018| Inspiration, Mind & Body
Working out can become tedious at times, which makes you not want to hit the gym or go for a run. Staying inspired is so important to continue your workout routine, but sometimes you just need to switch things up a bit to still get exercise, but take a
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Understanding the Lies: Body Image in Pop Culture

by Marnie Bii March 14th, 2018| Mind & Body
Basing our body image expectations on images seen in pop culture is much akin to chasing rainbows. The images do not represent a healthy or obtainable female form due to the overuse of photo editing tools, makeup and lighting tricks. The video depicting the creation of an "ideal" image

Actively Reducing Stress Increases Health At The Genetic Level

by Editorial Team October 16th, 2017| Mind & Body
Have You Ever Heard Of Telomeres?

If you’ve tied your shoes, you can understand telomerase. This is a substance that, for purposes of illustration, let’s say is found at the end of your DNA strands. Now, when you’ve got tape on a shoestring, that tape ends up keeping the lace together.
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Revamping Health at Every Size Movement

by Marnie Bii June 1st, 2017| 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 2nd, 2017| 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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Improving Your Sleep Hygiene to Reduce Stress

by Marnie Bii February 9th, 2017| 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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Lower Noise to Reduce Your High Stress Levels

by Marnie Bii June 26th, 2015| Mind & Body, Stress
You likely already know that you should limit exposure to loud sounds to protect your hearing. However, did you know that constant noise at acceptable levels can also harm your health? Although the noises do not have an effect on your hearing ability, the sustained sounds can activate your
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Watch for Heatstroke While Exercising Outdoors

by Marnie Bii June 19th, 2015| 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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Visualization for Inspiration

by Kimberly Hays June 12th, 2015| Inspiration, Mind & Body
If you feel like you have met a plateau and you aren’t seeing the results you used to, it may be just temporary and you have to push through. That can be difficult, but you can use your mind to help get through it by using visualization.

Visualization is similar
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3 Types of Face Masks That Can Relieve Stress

by Marnie Bii May 29th, 2015| 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 22nd, 2015| 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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