Health & Fitness

Secret Scents: The Hidden
Chemicals in Fragrance

by guest blogger Alexandra Scranton. If you are diagnosed with a skin allergy to fragrance, or want to avoid fragrances for precautionary health reasons, how can you avoid them? It’s a lot tougher than you might think, but there are steps you can take to stay fragrance free. Here’s what you need to know…

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Yoga to Still the Head
and Open the Heart

by guest blogger Holly Walck. This yoga sequence is designed to cultivate a profound stillness in the body and the mind and open the doorway to the heart. Go on, walk inside; it’s a very nice place to visit and you can stay as long as you desire. As my husband says regularly, “Every day with yoga is like a vacation.”

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The Other Energy Crisis: Yours

by Isaac Eliaz, MD. We are having an energy crisis in this country, and it’s not just about fossil fuels. Our frenetic modern lifestyles require constant momentum. We simply don’t have the time—or desire—to be still, regardless of how fatigued we feel. As a result, energy has become a commodity that we buy and ingest. Coffee is the elixir of productivity, and every city block has a Starbucks to ensure we get our fix.

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Strong Mind, Stronger Body

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD. Researchers have estimated that more than 80 percent of resolutions eventually fail in the short term. January’s joyful hope seems to transform into a February failure. But, it’s March! Spring is in the air, and you can easily restart your fitness fire, or keep it going stronger if you’re already on track. Here’s the secret.

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6 Ways to Keep Cancer at Bay

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus. Today is the last day of February and National Cancer Prevention Month, and I thought we should take one more moment to pay special attention to how we can do right by our bodies, and make sure our loved ones do the same. With the National Cancer Institute projecting that one in two adults will get cancer in his or her lifetime, here are some key steps you can take to keep cancer at bay.

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What to Eat to Help You Sleep

by David Grotto, RD. Lack of sleep can be influenced by many factors, from medical illness to side effects of drugs to simply having a lot on your mind. Prescription and over-the- counter sleep aids unfortunately don’t address the root cause of sleep problems. They are a temporary fix until the driving force behind the problem can be addressed. In the meantime, there are diet and lifestyle changes you can make that will have a serious effect on how well you sleep.

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Fear Is a Liar.
Here’s How to Make It Honest.

by guest blogger Jaimal Yogis. There are countless blanket statements that fear makes us believe. If you’re honest with yourself and do some introspection, you can figure out what yours are and how to reverse them. Here’s how…

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Yoga to Clear Away Old Stale Energy

by guest blogger Holly Walck. Yoga teaches us that we have the freedom to choose the thoughts we think and, therefore, our responses to the “highs and lows” of life. It is winter, and spring is still weeks away. Now, I could bemoan this fact or accept it as truth and empower myself by practicing yoga poses designed to offer all of the gifts of a sunny spring day. What follows is a sequence that will stretch and strengthen a cold, winter body and uplift a dull mind.

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