Health & Fitness

Break Up with Your Makeup:
It Could Be Toxic

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus. Spring is in bloom, and romance is in the air. But before puckering up, you’d be wise to consider the results of a new analysis that found troubling levels of toxins in cosmetics—particularly lipstick.

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Color Me Rad. Really.

‘d heard about color runs…how trendy and fun they were. But I’m so busy with work and kids’ stuff that I totally missed that one was coming to my town until two days beforehand, when David Willey, editor-in-chief of Runner’s World magazine asked me if I wanted three “tickets” to the already sold-out event.

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5 Reasons to Avoid Air Fresheners

by guest blogger Cassidy Randall. Have you ever wondered what’s in those myriad air fresheners that make your home smell like a tropical vacation or a woodsy cabin surrounded by wildflowers? It’s certainly not roses… Here are five reasons we think you should avoid air fresheners altogether.

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A Yoga Sequence for Gardeners

by guest blogger Holly Walck. Every spring, I’ve seen my students come in with the “tricky low back” that resurfaces after hours spent bent over flower pots and vegetable beds (with the errant “football knee” or “tennis elbow” flare-up to sweeten the deal). Fortunately there are yoga postures that stretch the arms, legs, and spine and put muscles that have been revolting back into a state of deep rest.

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Angelina Jolie’s Decision

by Diana Zuckerman, PhD. If we care about women’s health, we need to stop thinking of mastectomy as the “brave” choice and understand that the risks and benefits of mastectomy are different for every woman with cancer or the risk of cancer. In breast cancer, any reasonable treatment choice is the brave choice.

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Renew Your Vitality with a Spring Cleanse

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz. This is a great time to clear away toxins that clutter our bodies. We may not be able to see them, but we can sure feel them. A spring cleanse and detoxification program offers us an opportunity to refresh and renew ourselves on every level.

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A Simple Way to Take Care of Yourself

by guest blogger Pam Peeke. It turns out that time is the major culprit that ignites our collective stress and anxiety responses. Some researchers have even gone so far as to call stress “a disease of time deficiency.” There are some very simple ways that you can take care of yourself, reduce stress, stay healthy, and enjoy life.

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It’s Spring! Make Stress a Stranger

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus. April is Stress Awareness Month—although it’s safe to say most of us are aware of stress every single day. The question of how best to manage stress remains. While some people choose prescription medication or self-medication (drugs and alcohol), others opt for more natural approaches: acupuncture, massage, talk therapy, or exercise. But new research points to an even better stress reliever…

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