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Essential Oils, Health

Staying Upbeat: How to Overcome S.A.D. Naturally

About 11 million Americans have adverse effects to the doldrums of cloudy, cold and blustery, winter days. A more severe form of winter depression – is S.A.D., or Seasonal Affective disorder.  This diagnosis comes is typically after at least two consecutive years of more intense symptoms. Usually beginning around October and ending in April, S.A.D. can really cause appetite changes, mood swings and depression. Here are natural suggestive ways to best beat S.A.D: (more…)

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Essential Oils, Health

9 Natural Ways to Prevent the Cold and Flu

Flu season has started in many parts of the United States, and will last through the holidays. Unless you have countless hours of sick days you wish to cash in, preventative measures are the best rules of thumb when trying to out smart the flu or cold, which can both leave you feeling under the quickly changing weather. Below are my favorite natural and beneficial ways to prevent the flu, whether you are 2 years old or 90!  (more…)

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Essential Oils, Health, Literature, Meditation

6 Healthy Habits That Reduce High Blood Pressure

If you are not a fan of taking pharmaceutical medication to reduce your high blood pressure, feel good knowing that there are many different easy forming habits that can be formed that have great positive effects in reducing that scary number that has been linked to dangerous heart conditions, the increase of stress hormones and body fat. High blood pressure is described by the Mayo Clinic as having a systolic pressure — the top number — of 140 or above or a diastolic pressure — the bottom number — of 90 or above). In a nutshell, high blood pressure increases the

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Meditation, Nutrition

Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food

Food has the power to temporarily alleviate stress and sadness, enhance joy, and bring us comfort when we need it most. Maybe it’s cultural, or maybe it is the way in which we celebrate victories, birthdays, memories, the end of each work day, and pass the time in between? It is no wonder experts estimate that 75 percent of overeating is triggered by our emotions, not physical hunger. So much overeating is caused not by hunger, but by our emotions. Eating is a common coping mechanism for stress, anxiety, and emotional turmoil, but the ramifications can be significant. Most Americans

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Fitness

10 Best Cardio Exercises to Burn The Most Calories

Cardio is one of the most important things you can do for your body, whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or improve your health.  The great thing is, there are plenty of choices for cardio exercise.  Anything that gets your heart rate into your target heart rate zone will work.  The confusing thing is, there are so many choices out there...which exercises are the most effective? There's no 'right' cardio exercise and the best choice is the one you enjoy and the one you'll work hardest at, but there are some that work best if your goal is

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Fitness

Amazing Person Spotlight: Christine James

At a dinner party: Me: I've always wanted to learn how to Salsa and Meringue. (I thought about taking a class, but you need a partner for those classes). Woman across the table: Oh, you should try Zumba. They teach it at Miami Dade and it is awesome. The best part about it is that it is a great workout and you are dancing your way through it. Me: Do I need a partner? Lady: Nope! Just a positive attitude. After this conversation I contacted a friend of mine and convinced her to come with me. I loved every second

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Fitness

The Amazing Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920's, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Pilates is one of the most popular exercise systems in the country because it works so well for a wide range of people. No matter if you are a seasoned athlete, dancer, senior, men or women post pregnancy, people who are at various stages of physical excellence turn to Pilates for many reasons. (more…)

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Fitness

Why Being in a Relationship May Be Making You FAT

Why Being in a Relationship May Be Making You FAT: Social Eating, Relationships and Weight Gain Did you know that the average person will gain up to 7 pounds in the first year of a new relationship, and couples in a relationship will gain 21 pounds each after 10 years of matrimony? That is what a study published in the journal BioPsychoSocial Medicine discovered. In fact, research across several different countries attributed the relationship weight gain to emotional stability and spending less time exercising due a lack of time. As statistics and polls reveal, year after year, when people are

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Health

Top 13 Addictions of Our Modern Times

According to best-selling author of Addict Nation, Jane Velez-Mitchell, human beings are capable of becoming addicted to virtually anything, from plastic surgery to texting. Below is a list of the most common addictions in of our modern times: (more…)

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