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The Many Benefits of the Traditional Thanksgiving Walk

The Many Benefits of the Traditional Thanksgiving Walk

| November 26, 2014

One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions doesn’t involve giant balloons, gravy or clacking football helmets. It’s the post gorge Thanksgiving walk. Going for a walk after you eat a big turkey dinner with all the fix’n’s has many health benefits. It helps you to digest the food you ate, it works your cardiovascular system, and […]

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Health: Do you know safe food handling techniques?

Health: Do you know safe food handling techniques?

| November 25, 2014

Too often what we consider a “stomach bug” — stomach and intestinal distress due to a virus — is actually due to harmful bacteria from food that has not been handled properly. To protect your health and the health of your family and friends this Thanksgiving Day, it’s important to brush up on food handling […]

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Diet: Would You Eat Food That Mimicked Exercise?

Diet: Would You Eat Food That Mimicked Exercise?

| November 24, 2014

The health media is abuzz about Nestle’s supposed “Exercise in a Bottle.” The food company’s researchers said in a paper published in the journal Chemistry & Biology that they’re developing an enzyme that could help boost a person’s metabolism. They said that the chemical could help people to burn more fat and lose weight in […]

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Sunday Meditation: Do you express gratitude?

Sunday Meditation: Do you express gratitude?

| November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving is a very special, positive holiday. It gives us an opportunity to reflect on everything for which we are grateful, but it also brings up a question: Do you express gratitude the rest of the year? That’s the topic of our Sunday Meditation. This Thursday the vast majority of Americans will gather with family […]

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Photo: Our Sunrise Meditation “Never surrender your sense of awe.”

Photo: Our Sunrise Meditation “Never surrender your sense of awe.”

| November 22, 2014

Each Saturday we’re featuring a photo from our sister site OurSunriseMeditation.com.

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Why Build Whole Body Strength?

Why Build Whole Body Strength?

| November 21, 2014

A friend of mine rushed up to me all excited this morning.  The day before, she told me, she did a handstand in yoga class. I would have been excited for her, except for one major point: She doesn’t have the strength to perform a single push-up. The danger of performing a handstand without working […]

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Holiday Shopping Fitness Program

Holiday Shopping Fitness Program

| November 20, 2014

For many people, the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day poses the greatest threat to their health and fitness program. Holiday shopping, parties, travel and other obligations leave little time for aerobic exercise and strength training and healthy diets go right out the window. Unfortunately, derailed health and fitness programs can not only add […]

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Fitness Gear: Do you need an exercise band?

Fitness Gear: Do you need an exercise band?

| November 19, 2014

A lot of people are beginning their holiday shopping about now, and one of the hottest items for fitness buffs and beginners is exercise bands.  A common question people are considering is do they need an exercise band and should they get them as a gift for others? The truth is no one truly needs an […]

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Survey: There’s a huge disconnect between public opinion and flu facts

Survey: There’s a huge disconnect between public opinion and flu facts

| November 18, 2014

A survey released today by Families Fighting Against Flu (FFF) found a huge disconnect between the truth about the contagious disease and how the public perceives the threat. The non-profit FFF, dedicated to educating the public about flu prevention primarily to protect children from the potentially fatal flu virus, found that more than half of […]

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Diet: Study confirms cooking your own meals is better for you

Diet: Study confirms cooking your own meals is better for you

| November 17, 2014

A new study confirms that cooking your own meals is healthier for our diet in an unexpected way. We all know that people who cook at home tend to use vitamin and nutrient rich fresh meat and produce that we don’t get in a typical restaurant-prepared meal. They also tend to use less harmful ingredients […]

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