Date Night Guide: Our Favorite Healthy Ways to Have Fun and Reconnect Posted on April 17, 2017 by , 0 comments

Dating never stops. Even if you have been married for one year, ten years, or twenty years you should still be dating your spouse on a regular basis. The purpose of a date is to set aside the obligations and any momentary life stresses and just focus on each other. It’s a time to relax, not take things too seriously, and just be with the person you love the most. In essence, date nights are what you work so hard for in the first place.

You can double up the meaningfulness of taking care of your...

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Sleep right, sleep well: What sleep can do for you and your complexion Posted on April 03, 2017 by , 0 comments

woman with good complexion sleeping

Good sleep is the foundation for good health and beauty. When we don’t get good sleep, it shows in our work, mood, and especially in our skin. And because sleep is so important, a lack of sleep can create a cascading effect of imbalances in our health and in our life. So how can we break the cycle and have great sleep so we can have great skin?

What your skin says about your sleep

When we don’t get enough sleep or poor quality sleep, our stress hormones are affected. During sleep, our bodies naturally rehydrate...

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Warm feet matter! How the temperature of your feet can impact your athletic performance, mood, work, and sleep Posted on March 27, 2017 by , 0 comments

socks for cold feet

Your mom had every right to be worried about your cold feet. If your feet are cold, the rest of your body may be too. And if your body is cold, your concentration, athletic performance, mood and sleep can all suffer. Happy feet, particularly warm feet, can be the key to upping your game on multiple levels. Here’s how:

Sleep, relaxation and mood

When your body has proper thermoregulation (the distribution of heat throughout the body) you are more likely to be able to focus on the task at hand. That could be work, meditation, sports,...

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The great dairy debate: How to tell if dairy is right for you Posted on March 20, 2017 by , 0 comments

The great dairy debate: How to tell if dairy is a food that helps or hurts you

Critics may say that the rise in food sensitivities is simply fashion, that it has no roots in science. These same people may also say that people are simply choosing to be sensitive rather than actually having real issues with certain foods. The truth is that the more science progresses and gives us better diagnostic tools the more we are able to learn about how our bodies process certain foods. Dairy is one such food.


Some people have no issues with dairy whatsoever. Other people may have issues with it but be unaware. Normal digestive challenges can quite possibly...

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Apple cider vinegar and weight loss: A powerhouse ingredient Posted on March 13, 2017 by , 0 comments

Apple Cider Vinegar (known as ACV in health-nut parlance) has been touted as a health tonic since at least 5,000 BC. In addition to being used as a pickling agent, it was also prescribed for colds and as an antiseptic. Today ACV is having a bit of resurgence, becoming popular for everything from hair care to weight management. We put this ancient tonic to the test to see if it really was a single ingredient powerhouse and this is what we found:

Hair:

This gets a big thumbs down. ACV has been used by some individuals in place of...

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Winter skin can still be beautiful: Our tips to keep that youthful glow Posted on February 20, 2017 by , 0 comments

At this point in the year, many of us are so over winter, and so is our skin. The cold, the dryness, the endless layers or moisturizer and lack of sun—it’s enough to make anyone long for the days of summer. But, just because we still have a couple more months of cool temperatures doesn’t mean we can’t have beautiful skin. Read on for our favorite late-winter healthy-skin tips! 

Eat your veggies, drink your water, and take your supplements

Great skin really does start from within - with the right amount of water, a good diet, and great supplements. Make...

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Post holiday season overhaul: Time to get back on track Posted on February 13, 2017 by , 0 comments

The holidays are, without a doubt, the best excuse to let it all slide—workouts, self-care, hobbies, sleep, and goals. But, with the holidays truly out of the way we can get back on track and focus on the foundations of our lives: our health, our work, and our relationships. Read on for our tips to evaluate these three key areas of your life and make plans to get back on track in record time. 

Health

If you haven’t been to a healthcare provider in a while and you don’t know what your numbers are, now is the time to do...

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Yes—you need to cool down after your workout, here’s why: Posted on December 19, 2016 by , 0 comments

It can be so temping to skip the warm up and cool down parts of a workout, especially if you are in a hurry. If given the choice, most people will do a warm up, but ignore the cool down entirely. This is not the best idea. While you can avoid injury and stress on the body through a proper warm up, you’ll do the same with a good cool down.

Why you need a good cool down

Exercise increases our body temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and vasodilation. That’s great—it means that your body is working. But if you...

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How de-cluttering and minimizing can help you manage your weight Posted on December 12, 2016 by , 0 comments

De-cluttering has become a big thing since Marie Kondo hit the market with her bestseller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. While the premise isn’t about weight management, the lessons found therein can absolutely be applied to diet and exercise. And really, you don’t even need the book to get started (although it’s a fabulous read and you should totally give it a shot). Here are our tips for de-cluttering for a better you this winter:

Start in the kitchen

Out of sight, out of mind can kill a diet. If you buy healthy foods or supplements but you...

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Our Survival Guide For Family Get-Togethers Posted on December 05, 2016 by , 0 comments

How to discover, maintain, and defend your boundaries at your next family event

It happens to the best of us. We make plans to spend time with friends and family (because we genuinely like them!) and then somewhere in the chaos of the food, events, and catching up, we hit a wall and feel drained--maybe we even feel a little regret for getting ourselves into this situation again. So what can we do to continue to have family and friends in our lives but not compromise our boundaries and lose ourselves in the turmoil?

First of all, know yourself

If...

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