Health & Fitness

Shooting Stars, Hot Flashes, and Feeling Sexy

by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Center for Health Research Q: How is watching shooting stars like taking “pink Viagra”? A: They’re both subject to a very strong placebo effect, and in both cases that can make people very happy. But one is more dangerous than the other. Let me explain. Like […]

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Your Plate Is the Answer

by guest blogger Ellen Gustafson, sustainable food-system activist, author, innovator, and social entrepreneur Our global food system is a pretty powerful thing. The system produces enough calories to feed every person on the planet more than each of us needs, and many of us have more diverse food options than our grandparents could have ever […]

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Seven Sunscreen Shockers!

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate Here comes summer—and the SUN! Finally, that long winter is in our rearview mirror. But did you know that UV rays become more intense in the spring, even before the temperatures get warmer? That means it’s sunscreen time. But with so many choices, how do you […]

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Energize Your Pantry + A Fresh Spring Rolls Recipe

by guest blogger Brendan Brazier, athlete, author, and creator of Vega and Thrive Forward Spring—a time for renewal, growth, and plenty of spring-cleaning. Before you jump into summer, don’t forget the kitchen as you clean the rest of your life. Dump the junk and let your pantry thrive by stocking it with these high net-gain […]

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Hips Hips Hooray! Yoga to Release the Hips and Low Back

By guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher The warm weather has finally arrived, and the walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, golfers, surfers, car washers, and gardeners are out in droves! During this—dare I say “magical” (think fireflies lighting up your backyard)—time of year, when the days are longer and the nights shorter, […]

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Are You Fed Up? You Will Be Soon

There’s a new documentary out that aims to prove that “everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong.” That’s a strong statement, and mostly true if the only place you’ve been getting your news on food and exercise is from the mainstream media. Mass-media outlets love to […]

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6 Life Lessons from Your Dog

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition As a child, I never had a dog. I didn’t understand them, and being a bit wary, I’d very cautiously come close to pet them only after having done due diligence to make certain they weren’t looking for a […]

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Spring into Outdoor Running

Thankfully, the weather outside is no longer frightful—it’s actually become quite delightful. And what better way to enjoy the birds, bees, and flowers of spring than an outdoor run? To help you hit the ground running this springtime, we’ve curated a list of some of our favorite new arrivals to keep you running in sustainable […]

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