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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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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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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.

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What Motivates You to Exercise?

by Kimberly Hays May 15th, 2015| 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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Exploring the Role of Fear and Anxiety in Stress

by Marnie Bii May 1st, 2015| Mind & Body, Stress
When faced with a difficult task, it's easy to allow overwhelming feelings of fear and anxiety to take over. Instead of completing the task at hand, you may spend a lot of time ruminating about these fears and anxious feelings in an unhealthy way. Soon after, you may feel
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Get Inspired With a Great Playlist for Working Out

by Kimberly Hays April 17th, 2015| Inspiration, Mind & Body
Sometimes it’s just the little things that make a difference when you are trying to stay inspired for workouts. For many, just having great music on your phone or iPod can keep you pushing through a hard workout. Take a little time on the weekend or when you have
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3 Awesome Ways Yoga Melts Away Stress

by Marnie Bii April 3rd, 2015| Mind & Body, Stress
Yoga directly addresses all of the mechanisms that allow stress to run out of control. With yoga, you must control your breathing, focus on movements and work out all of your excess energy. While you hold each pose, your yoga instructor will regularly remind you to keep your breathing
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Combine Music and Exercise to Improve Your Mood

by Marnie Bii March 27th, 2015| Mind & Body, Seasonal
As you wait for the sun to come out full time, you might find your mood dropping to dangerously sad levels from time to time. You can artificially boost your mood by exercising and listening to music while waiting for the sun's assistance. Both music and exercise have a
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How Can a Rehab Center Help an Alcoholic?

by Editorial Team March 16th, 2015| Mind & Body
Alcohol addictions are like a two-faced dagger that can ruin a person financially in addition to ruining family ties. And, when left untreated, alcoholism almost always leads to death. Without help, it is almost impossible for an alcoholic to give up their drinking, and return to life before the

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