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Kid-Friendly Yoga Practice for Spring

Erika Prafder by Erika Prafder | March 9th, 2016 | 1 Comment
topic: Family Health, Yoga

As spring arrives and bathes us in a gorgeous display of floral colors, pack a picnic lunch, some yoga mats, and head outside for an inspiring stretch, courtesy of Mother Nature. Practicing in the open air with your kids is a great way to foster a love, connection, and partnership with our earthly blessings.

Try Something New

Bevin Wallace by Bevin Wallace | February 25th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Healthy Eating

Whether it’s trying a new food or attempting a new recipe, the rewards far outweigh the risks.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve urged my kids to try a new food—a food they claimed to “know its disgusting”—only to hear them say, “Wow mom, I didn’t know delicata squash (or kale, pomegranate, clams) was so not gross! Can I have some more?” Sure, sometimes (as with the pureed broccoli-and parsley salad I foisted on them last night), they confirm it to be disgusting. But they don’t gag, vomit, or die.

Insomnia

Colleen Saidman by Colleen Saidman | February 16th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Yoga

Insomnia can deprive us of the joy of the day by creating anything from a fuzzy brain, to an agitated nervous system, to lousy digestion, to a compromised immune system. How do we get a good night’s sleep when our minds are on overdrive, and our muscles are bound up? One reason for insomnia can be that we haven’t used our legs enough during the day; when your legs are restless, it is difficult for your body to relax. If you can’t get off the “go” mode, sleep may be illusive—after all, for incessant worriers, what better time to worry than when you should be sleeping?

5 Foods to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Joelle Klein by Joelle Klein | February 12th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than making sure your heart is strong and healthy? February is Heart Month so it’s a great time to focus on all facets of your heart, whether it’s about love or health. And, fortunately, foods that are good for your heart tend to be good for your head, too. It’s all about keeping your heart pumping properly and making sure your arteries are clog-free. Here are five food types you should be consuming to keep your heart healthy.

5 Foods to Boost Brainpower and Overall Health

Joelle Klein by Joelle Klein | February 10th, 2016 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating

Today nearly 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, that number will more than triple. While studies show that taking up certain hobbies such as bridge, learning a foreign language or doing crossword puzzles, may help decrease your risk for dementia or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, many of us may not have the time to take a Spanish class or schedule a regular bridge game. But, you can stave off memory loss and decrease your risk for develop Alzheimer’s without taking a class – all you have to do is add a few things to your grocery list.

Don’t Diet and Count Calories in 2016!

by guest | January 14th, 2016 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness

Guest blog by Sara Vance, Nutritionist & Author of The Perfect Metabolism Plan and Host of The Metabolism Summit.

The holidays are over, the decorations have all been packed away, and many of us are also ready to start the New Year fresh! At the top of many resolutions lists – is to lose weight.

6 Yoga Tips for Deep Sleep

Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee | January 13th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Yoga

  1. Release tension. Before you get started with yoga before sleep, know that gentle forward bending will release tension in the postural muscles that support you all day long. When we lay down these muscles can rest but often do not shut off because of habit.

10 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Elizabeth Wellington by Elizabeth Wellington | January 5th, 2016 | 7 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Personal Growth

To be your most authentic self, you need to incorporate self-care into your daily life. Self-care anchors you in kindness and love, even amidst a whirlwind of stress or trauma. Dr. Kristen Lee Costa, a professor at Northeastern University and stress expert defines self-care as “being aware of a wide range of needs and deliberately taking action to support our own well-being.”

6 Ways to Keep Moving All Day Long

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | December 28th, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness

“Working vacation.” “Exact estimate.” “Jumbo shrimp.”

These are all examples of oxymorons: two words that are commonly used together, but that seem to contradict each other. And here’s our favorite: Active sitting.

The Advantage of Being a Food Snob

Bevin Wallace by Bevin Wallace | December 28th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating

This time of year, people tend to go in one of two directions, eating-wise: Either they double down on their dedication to a healthy diet and forego every sugar cookie, candied pecan, and cheese plate they encounter—or they say some version of “screw it” and dive head first into the buttered mashed potatoes (or cookie platter).