hydration

Fitness, Health

Fat Burning Workouts and How to Lose Weight at Home

Fat Burning Workouts and How to Lose Weight at Home You have been trying to lose weight for ages, but just can’t seem to hit that weight goal. Seem familiar? What if we told you of a few exercises which will help you shed weight super-fast? It may seem impossible, considering how hard you’ve already tried, but we bet you did not try these cardio exercises, which will let you go into a fat burning overdrive! Introducing these short bursts of cardio can jazz up your workouts like no other. You need to give your exercise routine a makeover. Boring

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Health

Staying Hydrated With More Than Just Water

Staying hydrated is one of the most over looked factor in staying optimally well. It is one of the best remedies to head aches, body and muscle cramps and helps people achieve glowing skin. It is very important to keep hydrated, as we are only as optimal as the liquids we consume, use and bathe in. Countless articles talk about hydration and its importance, like the Chopra Center Lifestyle Newsletter. In the article, there was a simple and easy to follow segment about staying hydrated with foods (not necessarily just drinking water). It is a good reminder that we can

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Essential Oils, Health, Skin

Organic DIY Face Scrubs, Masks and Washes

Nothing screams that you love and appreciate Mom like homemade gifts. (Moms will appreciate that no matter what the occasion and how many celebrations have been logged in the books). This Mother’s Day, think outside the fresh cut flowers and box of chocolates in the red shaped box. Send her a jar of your homemade organic face creams and scrubs with essential oils. It will help her relax and who doesn't like a little good-for-you pampering? (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, Skin, Vision

Top 7 Summer Health Hazards

WebMD's featured story may put a little bit of a damper on the "fun in the sun" va-or-staycation for families this summer. According to the article, Ryan Stanton, M.D. says there are precautions to take in the summertime, because a fast pass to the emergency room could happen if one of these top 7 summer health hazards happens to you, your family or friends. Read below for the list and what to look out for and be mindful of your activities while having more fun outdoors and in nature. (more…)

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Children, Health, Nutrition

Children and Adults: Dehydration Dangers

Even though summer is wrapping for most of us with little children or educators going back to work for the fall, and vacationers taking advantage of the sun and beaches before white pants become a lesser trendy wardrobe staple,  the strong sun, hot temperatures and humid atmosphere still lingers around. Especially to those who are busy with children or pets, multi-tasking several "to-do" items off our never ending list, we may find ourselves more tired, drained, sun beaten, hot and yes, dehydrated! If you are thirsty, common sense tells you to get a drink. Did you know that dehydration has already begun to

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Health

Dangers of Drinking Too Much Water

Making up about 66 percent of the human body, water runs through the blood, inhabits the cells, and lurks in the spaces between. At every moment water escapes the body through sweat, urination, defecation or exhaled breath, among other routes. Replacing these lost stores is essential but re-hydration can be overdone. There is such a thing as a fatal water overdose. "Ingesting more water than the body needs can increase the total blood volume. Since blood volume exists within a closed system - the circulatory system - needlessly increasing body blood volume on a regular basis puts unnecessary burden on

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