Does your workout need some tech?

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A lot of information has been released over the past few months about fitness tracking devices, and sorry to say, much of it really isn’t very good news. One study found that the measurements a particular tracking model takes can be wildly erroneous, giving users a false view of how much they’re accomplishing. Other studies… Read more »

Confused About Fat? Here’s the Skinny

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“Saturated,” “medium-chain fatty acid,” “healthy versus unhealthy”—the list of terms attached to the fats in our food is extensive. So is the discussion. You might see a new report showing that a certain type of fat is good for you, followed closely by a different report insisting that same fat is dangerous. Confusing! It’s not… Read more »

My Top 5 Must-Haves for Healthy Summer Trips

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Something about the blue skies and sunshine of summer ignites a sense of curiosity and a restless need to do something different. I hope you’ve set aside a bit of time off in the coming weeks to take a much-needed break from the daily routine. (No? Go put in that notice now. I’ll be here… Read more »

I Thought DBS Was a Joke, But This Isn’t Funny!

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You’re training for a marathon, and you feel twinges in your knee. You’re picking up your children and, ouch, your lower back aches. All of a sudden, your hips are sore. All these complaints may have one central source, according to new medical studies: DBS or Dormant Butt Syndrome. I hadn’t actually previously heard of… Read more »

3 Key Ways to Stamp Out Everyday Negativity

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It’s a chaotic life we live. We work long hours at a frantic pace, sometimes “too busy” to take time for ordinary—and very real—needs, like food and sleep and pleasant company. We’re surrounded by noise. Modern life can be a cacophony. Traffic honks, rumbles, and sometimes even screeches in every direction. A steady whine of… Read more »

Navigating #3 on “The List” with Grace and Unease

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“How exciting—you’re moving!” is the greeting I hear most often these days. My mind agrees, but my emotions want to say, “Wait! I’ll be excited after I’m settled. Maybe.” I have so much to do between here and there, and keeping all the spinning plates from crashing to the ground is quite a chore. After… Read more »

Have You Checked in With Your Biome Lately?

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  We hear a lot of advertisements these days for foods or supplements that contain “probiotics” or “live cultures.” These are germs—but the good kind! Many microbes naturally live in the human digestive tract. They help our bodies process the food we take in. When these microorganism populations begin to decline, we experience symptoms such… Read more »

Chinese New Year 2016: Fasten Your Seatbelt!

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On February 8, 2016, the world welcomed the Year of the Red Monkey. Happy Chinese New Year to you! In Chinese tradition, every year is characterized by one of twelve animals. The year itself, as well as the people born in that year, are believed to share traits with that year’s representative animal. Born in… Read more »

Quiz: Will You Take A Sick Day This Winter?

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It’s that miserable time of year again. No, not tax season (yet)—I’m talking prime time for colds and flu. You know that a body that’s strong and toned, fueled well, and treated with respect is less likely to “catch cold” than one that’s neglected—which practically goes without saying. But viruses are clever and ever changing…. Read more »