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The Science Behind Why Sitting Kills and Walking Heals

Most of us spend a large portion of our days in the seated position.  With our busy modern lives commuting to work and then sitting at a desk all day it can be difficult to avoid.  How bad is it for our health to sit for most of the day? Studies on Sitting and Health…

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Yoga Mats Off-Gas 108 Different Toxic Chemicals

With increased interest in yoga also comes an increase in the numbers of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) yoga mats sold across the country. Completely at odds with the yoga philosophy of a healthy planet, PVC yoga mats off-gas some 108 different chemicals, which are then breathed in and absorbed through the lungs and skin. Phthalates in…

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6 Ways Exercise Makes You Smarter

If you think muscles are just for meatheads or gym rats think again! Did you know that just 30 minutes of exercise a day can make you a genius? Ok, you still might not become Einstein but you can get pretty close. Check out the 6 ways that working out can make you smarter: 1.…

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Labyrinths: Ancient Secret for Modern Stresses

When Liza Ingrasci was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer at age 52, the stress of surgery and chemotherapy was compounded by her sister’s treatment for lung cancer at the same time. “I was stretched emotionally and physically thinner than I’d ever been and needed to reduce the fear and anxiety about my own life-threatening…

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How Stretching Damages the Body and Increases Risk of Injury

It’s an everyday mantra in our culture that we must stretch to maintain healthy, flexible joints.  But is this really the truth? Or could stretching actually be damaging us instead of preventing us from injuries? A joint is where two bones meet and are connected together.  For example, the femur cannot only move back and…

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5 Reasons to Avoid Energy Drinks

Too many people are still unaware of the health hazards associated with drinking energy drinks.  As I always say, the best motivator is information, so here are 5 reasons to avoid energy drinks:1. Each Energy Drink Has More Caffeine Than Four Cokes After a hard night or at the beginning of a slow-going morning, it…

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