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50 Simple Ways to Start a Daily Self-Care Practice

Got hygge?! (Funny enough, in Denmark and Norway it’s pronounced “hoo-ga”)  Self-care, self-love, self-support, self-nurturing or hygge… whatever you want to call it, it’s one of the greatest investments you can make for your physical, mental and emotional health & wellbeing.   Because when you nurture yourself, you’re better equipped to help others. But, self-care…

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The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Intense Workout Could Be Causing Weight Gain

With the rise of Crossfit workouts, box-style and circuit training gyms – HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) has been rising exponentially in popularity. And rightly so.  HIIT workouts involve working at a high level of intensity for a short period of time, followed by a period of rest. Lather, rinse, repeat.  These interval-style workouts can…

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60+ Sneaky Names For Sugar – And Why You Crave Every One Of Them!

Sugar, ah honey, honey, I’m gonna make your life so sweet…   You might call your beloved “sweet thing” or maybe you’ve got a song on replay in your head about the sweet stuff, but let’s put the cute nicknames and catchy old tunes aside…  Because the granulated truth is that sugar is added to…

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ACNE… At My Age?!

You know how it goes… you’re getting ready for a big event, primping like a champ – and then you notice it: a brand new pimple just trying to make its way to the surface of your skin, all shiny, red and inflamed. But, I’m in my thirties (ok, ok, forties!) you gasp – why…

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Overtraining: What Are The Physical Impacts?

You don’t have to go far to hear about the amazing life-changing benefits of a workout. You can boost your mood, strengthen your heart and your biceps in only 30 minutes a day! But, what if your regular fitness routine started to actually hurt you instead of help you? What if your workout no longer…

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What Is All The Talk About INFLAMMATION – And Should I Be Concerned?

Inflammation has is a trending topic in the health & wellness world lately, and for good reason…  According to LiveScience, “inflammation is a vital part of the immune system’s response to injury and infection. It is the body’s way of signaling the immune system to heal and repair damaged tissue, as well as defend itself…

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INSULIN: Are You Sensitive Or Resistant?

You’ve probably heard quite a bit about these terms while perusing your daily health news feeds, but do you truly understand the role that insulin plays in your body, and the difference between these two physiological states? Let us give you the sweet lowdown on insulin and the importance of the chemical messages it’s trying…

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Walking For Fitness – Is It Really Enough?

Walking often gets a bad rap when it comes to fitness. A lot of fitness pros may even scoff at the idea of a walk being a “true” workout. You may even find yourself feeling like a bit of a slacker on the days you choose to walk rather than run or do a higher…

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