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Squeeze Fitness Into Your Workday with FitChimp

Did you know the average employee sits for more than nine hours per day? It’s often said that the key to longevity is being active and not sitting for long periods at a time. But getting physical activity can be especially difficult to do when you work at a desk. The Austin-based start-up FitChimp has a solution […]

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Fitness

Hula Hooping for Adults Will Whittle Your Waist

Relive your childhood summers with this fun hula hoop workout! Hoopnotica is a new online company offering hula hoops for adults. While it feels like play, hula hooping burns roughly 420 calories per hour, according to the American Council on Exercise. You can buy a toy hula hoop anywhere but those are made for children. […]

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Beauty Food

How to Use Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is one of the healthiest oils you can use in your food. It is rich in vitamins A, D, and E, which are all involved in cell regeneration, plus anti inflammatory properties. I typically avoid heating oils except for coconut oil, which has a high smoking point. The smoking point is the temperature […]

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Fitness Tech

Wello Purchased By Weight Watchers: What Will Happen Now?

I’m a big fan of the concept of Wello — a website that allows you to workout with a personal trainer via two-way video from anywhere in the world. I’ve done a few session on Wello in the past and really enjoyed the convenience. The sessions are affordable and you can choose from a variety […]

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Wellness

3 All-Natural Toothpastes

Once you’ve eliminated unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals from your food, the next step is to remove those chemicals from your home and body products. I only use regular toothpaste once-in-awhile, like if I’m traveling and forgot to bring my all-natural stuff. But typically I opt for all-natural toothpastes. Even though you spit it out, […]

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Food

My Adventures with Raw Food

I’m not a professional chef or nutritionist, but I’ve always loved to cook and learn about nutrition. It’s amazing how food can actually heal our bodies. Eating pure, living food is vital to our health, happiness and longevity. My obsession with cooking and nutrition began when I was 10 years old and read about vegetarianism […]

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Food

What’s Being Done About the ‘Yoga Mat’ Chemical in Common Bread Products?

Earlier this year a blogger named Vani Hari, a.k.a. the Food Babe, wrote about a conditioning agent called azodicarbonamide (ADA), which is present in bread served at Subway restaurants in North America (but not Europe or Australia) and is also used in yoga mats. The story quickly gained traction on the web and caused an uproar from angry […]

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Fitness

San Francisco’s Pop-Up Workout Hub Celebrates Grand Opening This Weekend

Back in October I wrote about an Indiegogo campaign to fund a public workout space in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley area. Now that space, in the area called PROXY in Hayes Valley, will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, June 7th! So, if you live in San Francisco, stop by to check out the fitness […]

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Fitness

Happy National Running Day!

June 4th is National Running Day — a day to spread the love of running to all and reaffirm your running goals. While you may not have heard of it, it’s easy to get on board with this obscure holiday. The way the National Running Day website describes this unknown day is pretty inspiring: “On this day, longtime […]

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Food

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie

A month ago I was watching a video of Raw Food Chef and YouTube star Dara Dubinet making a tonic using actual turmeric root. She mentioned that the root itself, rather than the ground powder, is not always available in markets, which is what I had experienced in San Francisco. After checking out numerous grocery […]

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