Health & Fitness

5 Steps for Sticking with Your New Year’s Resolution

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition It’s the beginning of a new year, and you know the drill: Across the nation, so many of you have done the annual end-of-year ritual of critical self-examination followed by the careful crafting of lofty health goals you resolve […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: New Year, New You!

Happy 2015, everyone! Since so many make fitness- and health-related resolutions each year, I’ve put together a list of my favorite earth-friendly workout gear to help get you excited about lacing up those running shoes and jumping into a new year and a new you! 1. At-Home Resistance Toning Kit. Sculpt a lean body at […]

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Why All States Should All Have a New York State of Mind

  Photo by Adam Welz/CREDO/Flickr, licensed under CC 2.0 by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Where were you when New York banned fracking? December 17, 2014, has now joined the list of “where were you when” moments for everyone involved in the fight to end fracking in the U.S. Based on an […]

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Yoga for Insomnia

by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher On the day after Thanksgiving, I left for India to study with Geeta Iyengar at her 70th birthday intensive. At the gathering, 1,500 practitioners represented 57 countries from around the globe with one intention: to practice yoga. It was the most precious experience of my life to […]

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We Are Not a Type

  by Elizabeth Comeau, digital editor at Runner’s World and Zelle I was a gym rat. I was the woman who took every wacky class my gym offered; I swam laps in the morning with masters swimmers; I lifted weights with the frat boys in the afternoons; I did TRX in the corner by myself. […]

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Live, Laugh, Love

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition On a gorgeous spring day 17 years ago, I met a new patient. Wearing a stylish wide-brimmed hat, which hid the early regrowth of her post-chemotherapy hair, as well as her signature strands of pearls, Michele sat calmly smiling. […]

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Taking on Arthritis

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Joints work so well, we often take them for granted. These wonderfully engineered structures allow us to walk, reach, grasp, and perform dozens of other crucial activities. Yet we hardly even give them a thought—until a problem arises. Then we can only marvel at how […]

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Just Say No to “Fragrance” This Holiday!

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate It might smell delicious and divine, but that pleasant scent designed to evoke happiness and fond memories is most likely a concoction brewed from an unknown mashup from a list of 3,000 of potentially dangerous chemicals. Chemicals hidden under the term “fragrance” or “parfum” on […]

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