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Green Plate Special. Save the Earth One Bite At a Time

A vegetarian diet helps heal the planet by conserving fossil fuels—it takes significantly more energy to produce meat products than to grow plant foods. We are all learning how critical it is to reduce our carbon “footprint.” We help the planet when we buy organic and locally-grown produce as well, since we reduce transportation impacts and help with soil conservation.

Body, Nutrition

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Traveling can be hard on the body’s health, due to change of environment and exposure to new germs. For those who travel often for work, it can be difficult to maintain your health while constantly on-the-go with business meetings, stressful trade shows, and other business events, especially if you are coming off a severe jet lag. Here are a few tips to staying healthy while traveling:

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Nutrition for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

The link between good nutrition and healthy eyes and vision has long been established - in fact, recent research suggests this link may be more prominent than we had previously thought. Studies, both in the US and internationally, have suggested that regular ingestion of essential nutrients and antioxidants can reduce your risk of macular degeneration and cataracts, as well as alleviating or preventing numerous other eye-related diseases. 

Body, Vision

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What to Do at Work to Stop Gaining Weight

Office life is not exactly the best of all opportunities for keeping in shape. Stress, machines full of unhealthy snacks and drinks, being glued to the office chair and the screen are terrible for our health, posture and well-being. Here are key tips to help you stop gaining weight at work and feeling great while on the job.

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Got Back Pain? Try Strength Training

Even if you don’t visit your local fitness center on a regular basis, there’s a good chance that strength training isn’t part of your regular exercise regimen. While everyone can benefit from making their muscles stronger, those who suffer from back pain might actually benefit the most from exercises designed to strengthen the core muscles. 

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Bio-Yoga: The New Trend in Yoga Practice

Through your yoga practice, you are able to achieve a higher state of awareness. And this awareness is not only for your body, but also your body’s place in the surrounding environment. The synergy you feel with the universe during your practice is palpable — a mental, physical or spiritual connection of purity — which can be enhanced even further with the addition of plants.

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Sweet and simple ideas for new yoga students

Yoga or "union" is an ancient science to help us reach a greater connection with ourselves and the world around us. Everyone can benefit from yoga as yoga can be modified to suit your needs. The benefits are numerous ranging from pain relief to peace of  mind.

How to Know if an Exercise Routine is Safe

Creating or finding a good workout routine might be something that people need to work at every single day. With so many new trends and information about what is most effect popping up every day, it is easy to understand why anyone would struggle to find their own style.

The Top 8 Worst Foods for Your Teeth

A healthy smile means so much more than just brushing twice a day. Many people will go their whole lives without knowing the real damage they are doing to their teeth every day. It is common for people to not realize that what they eat can actually help or harm their teeth over time.

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Why More and More People Are Choosing a Nursing Career

Nursing is a career that’s definitely been growing in the demand and can be a perfect choice for anyone interested in people’s health and well-being, job stability, and having the ability to help people when they’re at their most vulnerable.

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Quinoa Benefits Healthy Eaters Need to Know

One of the benefits of Quinoa is that it can be used to compliment many dishes. A delicious and versatile type of seed grain that is quickly gaining a niche in the market today in many diet and vegan recipes, due to its protein content. It is now considered a super food because of its ingredients which are extremely beneficial to our health.

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Oolong Tea Facts - Health Benefits and Varieties

Oolong tea, also spelled wulong or wu long, is a type of semi-oxidized tea, meaning that it is intermediate between black tea and green tea. Learn about basic facts about oolong tea, including health information and an introduction to different varieties.

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Top Health Care Jobs You Might Not Have Considered

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in health care, but haven’t worked out which area to specialize in yet, make sure you research the numerous career paths you could take. From using skills in business and management, to communication, analysis, accuracy, or more, there are many ways in which to make a living helping people. Read on for just some of the top health care jobs you might not have previously considered or known about.

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6 Common Health Concerns You Probably Aren't Tending To

Everyone wants to take care of his or her health, and if you're someone who gets a flu shot every year, exercises regularly, and doesn't smoke, you probably think you're already doing everything you need to.

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  • mental health

    Choosing The Right Mental Health Career Path

    Mental health is a booming field around the world and doesn’t look likely to slow down anytime soon. Indeed, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its ranking of the 20 fastest-growing occupations in the United States last year, the job that ranked highest (with a likely growth rate of 53 percent in the years leading up to 2022) was that of an industrial-organizational psychologist.

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    Your Body on Meditation Infographic

    Meditation is more than just sitting lotus style and working on your ohm for hours on end. Setting aside 10 minutes from your day and relaxing your mind can have lasting health benefits. From controlling emotional responses to improving bodily health - meditation can give you a new lease on life.

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  • Yoga Poses for Happy and Healthy Hips

    Not taking care of your hips can be detrimental to your health and create problems such as poor balance, lower back pain, misalignment in lumbar spine,. Incorporating 10 simple exercises into your daily routine can greatly reduce your risk of having hip problems.

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  • Five Reasons to Become a Morning Person

    For those who are not morning people, getting up early can be one of the hardest things to do. However, research has shown that those who get up before 7 a.m. are happier, healthier, and thinner than those who wake up later. If you are not even close to being a morning a person, here are five more reasons that might help you convert:

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  • Green and Clean Exercise Equipment Infographic

    If you attend the gym to maintain your health and fitness, you know that gym equipment can harbor thousands of germs, acting as a hotbed of bacteria that can be harmful to your health. In order to maintain your physical health and also protect yourself from infections and viruses, follow these guidelines to clean gym equipment and minimize your risk of getting sick.

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  • Starting a New Workout Routine When You Are Older

    There are some special considerations if you are starting a new workout routine when you are older. Because you are older your physical limitations need to be taken into consideration, as well as any existing medical problems that you may have or other special circumstances. 

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  • 5 Tips for Choosing a New Doctor

    Healthcare is changing drastically and everyone is trying to figure out what their new options are. 

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  • spinach

    Green Plate Special. Save the Earth One Bite At a Time

    A vegetarian diet helps heal the planet by conserving fossil fuels—it takes significantly more energy to produce meat products than to grow plant foods. We are all learning how critical it is to reduce our carbon “footprint.” We help the planet when we buy organic and locally-grown produce as well, since we reduce transportation impacts and help with soil conservation.

    Read more
  • travel health

    How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

    Traveling can be hard on the body’s health, due to change of environment and exposure to new germs. For those who travel often for work, it can be difficult to maintain your health while constantly on-the-go with business meetings, stressful trade shows, and other business events, especially if you are coming off a severe jet lag. Here are a few tips to staying healthy while traveling:

    Read more
  • health eyes tips

    Nutrition for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

    The link between good nutrition and healthy eyes and vision has long been established - in fact, recent research suggests this link may be more prominent than we had previously thought. Studies, both in the US and internationally, have suggested that regular ingestion of essential nutrients and antioxidants can reduce your risk of macular degeneration and cataracts, as well as alleviating or preventing numerous other eye-related diseases. 

    Read more

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    How to Deal With Stress and Anxiety in Your Everyday Life

    Do you find yourself wondering how to deal with stress? You're definitely not alone. We all deal with stress in our everyday lives, and for some of us there is just no avoiding it. The only thing we can do is learn how to minimize it by developing good coping skills. 

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    A Diet To Reduce Stress & Boost Energy

    A good way to combat fatigue is to be careful what you eat and make sure you have a diet to reduce stress; this will also reduce hunger pangs and the desire to overeat.

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  • Reduce Stress With Relaxation Techniques

    Stress is one of the leading factors, which leads to health related problems in the 21st century. The economy, your job, family, finances, and even your health can cause one to have stress. When we encounter stress our bodies release chemical hormones, which flood our blood stream causing chemical reactions to determine how we react next.

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    7 Ways to know If Your Yoga Retreat is Right

    If you've decided to go on a yoga retreat, you already know that there will be a few things you need to set in motion to turn that idea into a reality. There are so many places to go, and so many styles of yoga, and so many ways to teach it... how can you know what yoga retreat is the best for your personal needs? Here are few things to consider.

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    3 Steps for Relieving Stress with Soothing Home Decor

    Between rushing to work, worrying about bills, and taking care of the kids, our lives are busy and often stressful. Home should be a haven amidst the madness, and the ability to return to a relaxing, rejuvenating environment is crucial to our well-being. 

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  • The Seven Chakras of Yoga

    The Seven Chakras of Yoga

    The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to "wheel" and in Hinduism the entire body is considered to be made up of seven wheels or spirals of energy beginning from the base of the spine and moving upwards to the crown of the head. This is where the basic concept of the seven Chakras of yoga lies.

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