Wellness

Optimize Your Health [Infographic]

August 31, 2012

A “broken lifestyle” is at the root of modern illness. A daily health practice can keep the body and mind performing well throughout life. This infographic from DansPlan.com is a good guide to maintaining good health.  

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Growing “Up” with Urban Gardens

August 27, 2012
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One of the most cost effective ways of sustaining ourselves is by raising our own crops. Unfortunately, many of us are urbanites, which means we lack the necessary land to provide 100 percent of our fruits, grains, and vegetables. However, this shouldn’t stop us from growing what we can in the spaces we have. Here [...]

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10 Healthy Restaurant Choices

May 10, 2012
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When I was young my parents didn’t have a lot of money for indulgent activities like dining out. Going to a restaurant was a treat. My mom would instruct me to order something I wouldn’t be able to get at home, which helped cement the idea that dining out was a celebratory experience. This idea [...]

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Health Benefits of Spicy Food

May 2, 2012
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Do you love the hot stuff? Do you crave that fiery feeling in your throat? If these thoughts make you crave food from your favorite Mexican restaurant, there’s great news for you. Spicy food has some incredible health benefits. So now there are even more reasons (besides tasting great) for you to eat your favorite [...]

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Top 5 Diet Myths Revealed

April 25, 2012
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Losing weight is big business. The “fad diet industry” rakes in an estimated $40 billion dollars a year on diet products, diet foods, diet books and exercise gear. With obesity as one of the top health problems in developed nations, consumers are flocking for the quick fixes. Television commercials and diet gurus regularly spout new [...]

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10 Delicious Foods That Contain Healthy Fat

April 19, 2012
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The low fat diet crazes of past generations have given fat a bad reputation, but the truth is that the human body needs fat, just the right kinds of fat. Fat falls into four major categories: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, saturated and trans. The first two are actually vital to health, improving your heart’s health and stabilizing [...]

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Floss or DIE [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 16, 2012
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Not taking care of your teeth can lead to more than bad breath, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and more. But studies have shown that less than half of all Americans floss on a daily basis and 34% did not visit a dentist at all last year.

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10 Healthy Fast Food Choices

March 29, 2012
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When it comes to eating healthy at home, Dr. Oz would be proud of me. My refrigerator is chocked-full of low-fat yogurt, green leafy vegetables, grilled chicken breasts, and Minute Maid Light™ Lemonade. I think it’s pretty safe to say I’ve mastered eating healthy at home. Now, put me on fast-food highway during my lunch [...]

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A Measure of Success with Maria Romaine- Part II

March 27, 2012
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And we’re back with more health and fitness tips from Maria Romaine, instructional fitness professional and motivator extraordinaire!  In Part II of this Measure of Success, you will find out how to balance your busy schedule alongside a new exercise regimen.  Maria also gives us some great pointers on the importance of both diet and [...]

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A Measure of Success with Maria Romaine- Part I

March 26, 2012
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Maria Romaine is an instructional fitness professional with more drive and determination than anyone I have ever met.  Her advice should not be taken with a grain of salt as it is not something that has been acquired over night or found in just another magazine. After many years of first hand experience, she is [...]

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