6 Fall Exercises to Get You Moving in Nature

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Try these fall exercises to refresh your body and help you reach your health goals. Fall is a beautiful time to get out and enjoy nature at its finest.  Crisp air filling your lungs, the crunch of the leaves under your feet, or the faint smell of a bonfire are just a few of the […]

5 Yoga Poses to Get Rid of Headaches and Find Natural Relief

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The next time a headache hits you, before reaching for those pain pills, try popping some yoga poses for headache relief instead! Headaches and migraines often come at the most inconvenient times in life… the day of a big presentation, the night before a final exam, or even right in the middle of a toddler tantrum. […]

6 Tips to Spring Clean Your Pantry

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As a busy working mom of three, I spend much of my time keeping track of appointments, deadlines and making sure I’m on top of my family’s busy schedules. While I can manage our comings and goings like a champ, I do find it challenging to stay on top of the organizational aspects of our […]

6 Reasons to Give Chair Yoga a Try

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Not quite ready to “hit the mat” or simply need a mid-day stretch at the office to get you through? Then chair yoga may be for you! The great news about chair yoga is that you can do this modified yoga practice if you are struggling with limited mobility, balance issues, or stubborn stiffness… without […]

Your Guide to a Healthy, Carefree Vacation

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Vacations are good for the soul but also your overall wellness. Here are our top ways to stay active and eat healthy while enjoying a relaxing break.   Vacation is a well-earned opportunity to unplug, relax and rejuvenate ourselves. However, if you’ve been working to lose weight or stay fit, you might be worried that a […]

8 Exercises and Stretches for Immediate Low Back Pain Relief

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As a yoga teacher, one of the most common questions I receive from students and friends is what I would recommend for low back pain. It turns out that they are not alone in this quest for relief. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time, […]

5 Reasons to Have a Morning Yoga Practice

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The health benefits of a morning yoga routine reach beyond the first part of the day.   There are so many wonderful benefits to moving your body in the morning and taking time to get centered before you start your day. Incorporating a morning yoga practice into your day can really set you up for success […]

When to Buy Organic: How to Shop the Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

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I consider myself someone that is pretty mindful of what I’m feeding myself and my family. Our family aims to achieve a fairly well-rounded diet that includes fruits and vegetables. I have been known to gloat over the beauty of my green smoothies. And I always encourage my children to snack on fruits or veggies. […]

3 Quick and Easy HIIT Exercise Workouts

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HIIT exercises (high-intensity interval training) are an increasingly popular form of exercise and for good reason. It is by far one of the most effective and efficient ways to boost your metabolism and tone your body when you’re short on time. The idea is simple: alternate intense bursts of activity with fixed periods of rest […]

Can 10,000 Steps Really Change Your Health?

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Is walking 10,000 steps really the magic number or is it simply movement that is the goal?  There is no debate that walking and movement is good for us and increasing our physical activity can come with many benefits, but achieving a certain number of steps a day can feel out of reach and downright […]

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