Wellness

Massage Chair for Home Benefits

Massage Chair Benefits Include Recovery and Relaxation

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August 15th, 2018

If you’ve ever experienced a post-workout massage, you probably don’t need much convincing to understand its benefits.  Receiving a massage after a tough workout may reduce muscle stiffness, improve range of motion, and increase blood flow, all of which improve recovery for your next workout.  The benefits of post-workout massage are even backed by research.  […]

Outdoor Family Fitness Games

Outdoor BBQ Games for Family Fitness

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July 9th, 2018

Need an excuse to head outside?  Whether you’re hanging with kids, the whole family, or just adults, outdoor games will do the trick.  With options for every budget, fitness level, and age, outdoor games are a great way to socialize and stay active at your next gathering.  Here are some outdoor family fitness games to […]

Working out during Cold and Flu Season

Working Out During Cold and Flu Season

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December 7th, 2017

I’ve only recently realized that there’s more than cold weather and busy schedules working against my exercise regime during this time of year. It’s also the cold and flu season. Although many hardcore exercise enthusiasts will simply work through their illness, is this always the best decision? When is it safe to work out and […]

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7 Tips for running and biking in winter weather

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December 1st, 2017

When it’s cold out, running and biking are less pleasant and more dangerous. One solution is to get your cardio on stationary machines all winter long. Another is to quit cardio altogether until the weather warms up. But nothing beats the burn of some good, old-fashioned roadwork. Here are seven tips to help you get […]

Healthy Thanksgiving Activities

Healthy Thanksgiving Activities for the Whole Family

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November 22nd, 2017

Ready for some healthy Thanksgiving downtime?  While Thanksgiving is centered around the big feast, there’s plenty of time before and after the meal for healthy family activities.  Healthy Thanksgiving activities will burn off some of the calories of the feast while you celebrate joy and gratitude with your family and friends.  Here are some healthy […]

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Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving Meals

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November 20th, 2017

When you’re committed to a healthy diet for you and your family, facing a holiday that’s centered around food can produce a lot of anxiety.  Don’t let the Thanksgiving holiday derail your healthy efforts.  The traditional Thanksgiving meal is a celebration of the bounty of fall’s harvest.  Embrace the best cooking methods to celebrate the […]

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Healthy Halloween Fun Besides Trick-or-Treating

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October 31st, 2017

Ready for spooky fun this Halloween?  The last few weeks of October are the height of fall and Halloween activities. With scary celebrations and fall festivals in every small town, there are plenty of opportunities to get your heart pumping. These are some of the best ways to have some Halloween fun with your family […]

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Healthy Halloween Treats

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October 25th, 2017

Image Source: parentingchaos.com Looking for ways to challenge the endless sugar fest this Halloween?  Halloween is a lot of fun but the overwhelming candy and junk food is really something to fear!  No need to scream!  We’ve got ghoulish delights that will let you celebrate scaring you to death.  From traditional favorites to family friendly […]

Best Muscle Recovery Foods for Post Workout Regeneration Meals

Muscle Recovery Foods for Post Workout Meals

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August 7th, 2017

Here is a great summary of some of the best muscle recovery foods when you’re feeling rundown following a tough workout.  You could recover more quickly after tough workouts, with improved post-workout nutrition.  Taking advantage of the best muscle recovery foods and timing around your workouts can go a long way when it comes to […]

Make Your Heart Happy with a Heart Healthy Diet

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February 24th, 2017

In addition to regular cardiovascular exercise and quitting tobacco use, making heart healthy diet choices is an important action that will reduce your risk of heart disease.  Making your diet heart healthy doesn’t have to be overwhelming.  Here’s how you get started. While some superfoods specifically benefit your cardiovascular system, your overall approach to eating for […]

How To Strengthen Your Heart: 5 Simple Tips

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February 1st, 2017

Increase your energy, lower your blood pressure and reduce your stress. Learn how to get a stronger heart with these 5 types of activities.

How Hygge Can Help You Celebrate Winter this Year

How Hygge Can Help You Celebrate Winter this Year

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December 20th, 2016

As the runner up for UK Word of the Year (right after Brexit) in the Collins English Dictionary, the Danish concept of hygge can help you to bring an extra celebration and warmth into your winter and holiday season.  Pronounced “hue-gah” (if you want to get fancy, make a “y” with your mouth and say […]