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The Oxford Dictionaries defines stigma as “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person: the stigma of mental disorder.” For some, this means hiding medication when friends come over. For others, the stigma means they’re afraid of telling their boss that they have to take time off for therapy, or that […]

Are you not seeing the results that you feel like you’re working so hard for? Sometimes we think we know how to maximize our workouts for the best results but in reality, we’re falling into mindsets of thinking things like “the more you workout the more results you’ll see,” or thinking that running will help […]

  Nuts are nature’s way of showing us that great things come in small packages. A handful can pack your diet with plenty of protein, fiber, unsaturated fats, and wonderful vitamins and minerals. I always keep mixed options in my desk at work so I won’t be turning to chips or candy when I have […]

No single food or food component can protect you against cancer by itself. But strong evidence does show that a diet filled with a variety of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans helps lower risk for many cancers. The American Cancer society estimates that one third of all American cancer deaths […]

Don’t let stress get to you! Not only does it make you feel frustrated and anxious, it can actually cause sicknesses. Doing yoga and meditating helps me to calm my mind, but we can do more to clear our lives from unnecessary stress factors. Here are some of those small things that might be triggering […]

We’re all familiar with the basic “good” skin routine: wash your face twice a day, drink lots of water (I’m guilty of this one), always use sunscreen (even on cloudy days), don’t smoke and get plenty of sleep. What’s not so basic is what you put into your body that can help you achieve even […]

We already know that cardio is good for fat burning and definitely important for keeping our heart healthy. Not to mention it’s been proven for effective stress relief. My personal favorite is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and anything that involves bodyweight movements. HIIT allows me to get in a quick intense workout in a […]

Created for healthy mind, body and soul, traditional yoga is perfect for calming, stretching and bringing self-awareness. Although that’s yoga’s intent, many practitioners have been wondering about the effectiveness of yoga for weight loss. Certain styles of yoga, such as power vinyasa and Bikram, incorporate poses that are ideal for toning muscles and dropping pounds. […]

A healthy life is a happy life! You can start living healthier by simply substituting a few things in your daily routine. Remember that small things can make a big difference and little changes can yield huge results! 1. Cook at home instead of eating out Did you know that even “healthy” choices like salads […]

  If you’re not lifting already, you need to start. And when you do, you must lift heavy. So how do you determine how heavy is heavy enough? First you need to find how much is the heaviest you can lift. What is the heaviest weight you can hold while doing one bicep curl? How […]

  The treadmill is one of the most used cardio machines at the gym and one of the most common for at-home equipment. Not only is it great for weight-loss, running on a treadmill can also help you tone-up, get lean, fight cellulite and keep your heart and joints healthy. The next time you jump […]