Health & Fitness

3 Secrets to Health Maintenance Success

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Let’s say you’re at a point in your wellness journey where you are gradually and proudly hitting critical milestones: You can briskly walk two miles without speed-dialing 911; you can zip up pants and jackets all the way (it’s […]

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Yoga for Peace and Happiness

“The Guru’s Feet” a drawing of B.K.S. Iyengar’s feet by Aretha Mckinney Blevins by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Let this, the dissolution of union with pain be known as Yoga. It is to be practiced with determination and an undismayed mind. —The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter VI, verse 23) One of our shared experiences […]

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4 Adventurous Ways to Tap Into Nature to Lose Weight

by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCS While recently strolling around REI, a popular outdoor gear store, I had an epiphany. Looking around—whether it was in the rock climbing section, the camping gear aisle, or the paddling area—every single person in the store was in shape. That’s saying a lot, considering this is a country […]

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Whoops! ‘Safe’ Weedkiller Now a ‘Probable Human Carcinogen’

  by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com For years, chemical reps assured farmers that Roundup was safe and “biodegradable.” Fast-forward and farmers now spray more than 185 million pounds of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Roundup—on U.S. food crops. It’s also the most popular weedkiller used in yards, gardens, parks, and playgrounds all […]

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Protecting Your Human Sponge

  by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom When it comes to keeping the right things in and the wrong things out, our skin is our body’s best defense. However, it’s not impermeable. Nicotine patches, birth control patches, and other transdermal medicines work because under certain conditions, skin […]

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Fat Is Not a Feeling

  by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Recently, Facebook came under fire for offering the emoticon “fat” as an option under “feeling ___” when posting on the site. Since I rarely use emoticons when posting on my Dr. Pam Peeke page, I was shocked when […]

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Standing on the Frontlines: Parenthood Rx

by guest blogger Robyn O’Brien, author and former financial and food-industry analyst The last few weeks have brought about a flurry of headlines for 21st-century parents: A new food allergy study suggested that we should be feeding our babies peanuts after a prior study suggested the opposite. A Girl Scout troop in Houston, made up […]

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Yoga for Digestive Health: Detoxifying the Body, Mind, and Soul

  by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher The sun is shining brighter and longer each day now, which always inspires me to go deeper into the cleaning of my home—probably because I can actually see the dust bunnies now. Your body lives in the physical structure called “home,” and it thrives when living […]

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