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The Amazing Benefits of Drinking Chlorophyll

I had my first taste of chlorophyll water at Pressed Juicery. It has a very mild greens flavor, it’s definitely not bad tasting but not delicious. Research into the benefits of drinking chlorophyll in water continues to be ongoing, but from my personal experience, I can tell you this stuff makes my skin glow! It’s like […]

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Wellness

How Sanitary Are Steam Rooms at the Gym?

Embed from Getty Images I wanted to like the dry sauna but the stifling heat made it too unpleasant. But the steam room, I love! It’s my reward after a tough workout. Even though my body can only handle about 10-15 minutes, I can immediately feel the benefits. See: Why You Should Use Your Gym’s Steam Room […]

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Wellness

Why You Should Use Your Gym’s Steam Room

Embed from Getty Images If you’ve never been in a steam room, the thought of sitting in a small hot steamy room might sound a bit claustrophobia-inducing. I thought the same thing. But once I started using my gym’s steam room about a decade ago, it became my treat at the end of a long […]

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Fitness

Squeeze Fitness Into Your Workday with FitChimp

Did you know the average person sits for more than nine hours each 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 when you sit at a desk all day. Austin-based startup FitChimp has a solution to […]

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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 contain 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

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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