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Goals for Staying Inspired

by Kimberly Hays May 18th, 2022| 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 11th, 2022| 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 27th, 2022| 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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Quiet Your Inner Voice to Improve Your Body Image

by Marnie Bii April 13th, 2022| 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 16th, 2022| 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 9th, 2022| 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
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A Dream Board for Inspiration

by Kimberly Hays December 29th, 2021| Inspiration, Mind & Body
In order to change your body, you must first be inspired in your mind. You have to find what inspires you to exercise and keep your body healthy. Pilates and yoga are designed for stretching your body, while easing your mind and the stresses of the day. For more
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Revamping Health at Every Size Movement

by Marnie Bii June 2nd, 2021| 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 3rd, 2021| 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 24th, 2021| 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 3rd, 2021| 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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Watch for Heatstroke While Exercising Outdoors

by Marnie Bii June 17th, 2020| 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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