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7 Creative Yoga Hybrids to Switch Up Your Practice

As yoga has grown ever more popular, a variety of other physical practices have incorporated it into their repertoire. This has resulted in the rise of "hybrid" or "fusion" yoga classes, which meld yoga with other exercise styles and physical activities including acrobatics, CrossFit, dance, paddleboarding, and Pilates. These hybrids can challenge the body in new ways and add a mindful component to otherwise more physical practices. They also help introduce more people to the practice … [Read More...]

Can Collagen Supplements Benefit Your Health (and Beauty)?

Collagen supplements and collagen-rich bone broth are hot health trends in the U.S. in recent years. And some people have been sold on the benefits of collagen for much longer. Women in China have eaten collagen-rich donkey hide to improve their complexions for thousands of years. Chinese women still line up to eat donkey hide at Wang Pang Zi Donkey Burgers in Beijing, hoping the collagen-rich hide (which resembles thick, wet leather) will keep their skin healthy and beautiful. An assortment of … [Read More...]

Win The New Apple Watch Series 4!

Grand Prize: Apple Series 4 watch with ECG heart monitoring functionSecond Prize: $100 credit from NorthWestPharmacy.comThird Prize: $50 credit from NorthWestPharmacy.comFourth Prize: $25 credit from NorthWestPharmacy.com Subscribers to Health Perch are automatically entered into the draw, which will be held on September 30, 2019. The winners will be contacted by telephone or email and their first name and initial of their last name along with State of residence will be published in a subsequent … [Read More...]

What Exactly Is Air Frying and Is It Worth the Hype?

There is nothing like the satisfying crunch of fried foods. But there is also nothing like the oil-spattered mess and waistline-expanding bad health effects of fried foods either.Is there a healthier, less messy, yet still tasty middle ground? For fans and makers of air fryers, the answer is a big yes. Read on to learn more about air frying, including tips and benefits.What is an air fryer and how does it work?At its most basic, an air fryer is a self-contained, countertop … [Read More...]

What Is the Low FODMAP Diet?

Larah Brook developed embarrassing digestive problems soon after she turned 40. “The bloating was constant with peaks soon after each meal, and the numerous trips to the bathroom were wearing me down,” she explains on her blog.Eventually, a physician diagnosed Brook with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a condition that affects 10 to 15 percent of people. The symptoms include chronic or relapsing abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and/or cramping.Brook’s doctor referred … [Read More...]