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Do Positive Affirmations Really Work?

What if you could feel better about yourself and more empowered in your life simply by saying nice things about yourself?  That’s the idea behind positive affirmations, and a great deal of research suggests that people who practice positive self-talk might be onto something.  But while positive affirmations can help people feel more confident or […]

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Mind And Body

Zen Out with These Relaxation Podcasts

Tossing, turning, and staring at the ceiling? We’ve all been there at one time or another. Thirty percent of adults have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep on any given night. If sleeplessness is a regular pattern in your life, you know the downsides all too well. A poor night of sleep can lead […]

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Beauty Mind And Body

DIY Face Masks For All Skin Types

Not only can face masks alleviate skin problems, but they can also double as a stress reliever during a long, hard week. While a trip to the spa is a nice treat, too many facial appointments can leave your wallet empty and your skin longing for more. For a quick, healthy, and cost-effective mask, go […]

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Health Mind And Body

How to Tackle Hormonal Mood Swings

The word hormone comes from the Greek hormo, meaning to move forward. That’s appropriate because these powerful chemicals keep every part of the body working properly. Estrogen and progesterone, the primary female hormones, are essential for reproduction, growth, metabolism, and immune function. However, their constant fluctuation may also wreak havoc on the way many women […]

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Mind And Body

Sit or Stand: Which Is Better in the Weight Room?

Open any popular fitness magazine and you’ll see tons of seated exercises for the back, biceps, and shoulders. But do seated resistance training exercises reign supreme? Or is it better to stand during weight training session? Here we break down the risks and rewards of both seated and standing exercises, which exercises are best suited […]

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Mind And Body

Find Yourself in a Bind?

The Benefits of Yogic Binds What takes a normal yoga pose and makes it a bind? Yogic binds involve rotating the torso and shoulders and clasping the hands together. They require both intense focus to help stay in the pose, and flexibility to actually get into the pose.  Binding can help take your yoga practice […]

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Mind And Body

How to Use Every Yoga Prop and Which Ones to Try

Whether you struggle to straighten those legs in triangle pose or teeter while trying to touch the ground in standing split, getting to a place of “om” when you feel unstable in your yoga practice is hard. Luckily, a plethora of yoga props help bring balance and stability to any yogi’s practice, whether you’re a […]

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Mind And Body

Calming Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

Stress can quickly creep into your life and can often be hard to shake. Yoga has shown to have a calming effect on the body and many poses have a stress relieving effect. Bridge pose gently stretches the back and legs while reducing backaches, fatigue, and anxiety. Another easy yoga move, cat pose, relieve stress […]

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Mind And Body

Boost Your Mood Naturally

Everyone knows eating healthy can have an impact on appearance, but it can also help improve your mood. Choosing to eat certain foods can have a significant impact the way you feel. Look for foods that release feel-good brain chemicals and that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Cold water fish, for instance, can help reverse […]

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Mind And Body

The Importance of a Daily Routine and How to Keep One of Your Own

Many people reject routines because they would rather be adventurous, go with the flow, and keep their schedules open-ended. But there’s something to be said about keeping a routine: It can improve overall health, well-being, and productivity. In the book, The Miracle Morning ultramarathoner and author Hal Elrod details ways to transform the lives of […]