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The best way to start each day

sun salutationJust as the sun rises each and every morning, so should your body and your yoga practice.  The best way to get yourself going in the morning is to spend a few minutes saluting the sun, or in other words, practicing your sun salutations.  This quick sequence can be done at any speed and modified More

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I hate this 4 letter word

lose-weight-scale-croppedIn certain situations, 4 letter words really are necessary, but there is one in particular that, in my opinion, should be banned from the English language.  D-I-E-T is just a nasty word that seems to always cause destruction.  The problem with diets is that they just never seem to work long-term.  Diets don’t work because we think of the word as referring to a temporary change and that’s the problem.  When you’re only making More

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Swimsuit season prep in 4 steps

swimsuit seasonIt’s that time of year again, and no, I’m not talking about holiday season.  The other day I walked into one of my favorite stores (OK, I’m talking about Target) and just past the front door is now a huge, brightly colored swimsuit section.  Swimsuit season (or bikini season, if you prefer) is upon us already.  If your motivation from making New Year’s resolutions has worn off, then maybe More

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Sweat your way into smarty pants

SweatIt’s been said before but now there are recent scientific studies to prove it; exercise makes you smarter.  As if you need another reason to up your activity level and get moving.  In the study, done at the University of Illinois, mice who did aerobic exercise created new brain cells.  In another study, seniors who took a brisk walk three days a week actually increased the volume of parts of their brains and improved memory.  OK, enough of the science lesson.  Here are More

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Are you eating too much fat?

AvocadoI know you’ve heard it before, about there being good fats and bad fats, but it’s really true!  And yes, you really should be eating the good fats.  It’s an easy assumption to make that eating fat makes you fat and to just avoid all fatty foods in general.  Unfortunately this simple rule does your body a serious disservice.  Consuming these good fats enhance brain and heart function, and what’s More

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