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  • How To Sneak In A Workout At Your Desk

    How To Sneak In A Workout At Your Desk

    With our hectic schedules, it's sometimes difficult to squeeze in time for working out. When you're in a pinch for time, you just have to be creative!  Dolvett Quince has some awesome tips on how to sneak in a mini workout while at your desk.

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  • 3 Herbals Teas To Help Reduce Stress And Anxiety

    3 Herbals Teas To Help Reduce Stress And Anxiety

    Herbal teas can be a wonderful alternative to prescription medication to help your body manage stress and anxiety.  According to Dr. Anju Sood, a Bangalore-based Nutritionist, “Herbal teas are very relaxing for the mind as they contain essential oils that are known to cool down the nerve.  Below are three of our favorite teas by Yogi, which is our favorite herbal tea brand. If you have time, you can purchase the actual herbs and steep them, but if you're short on time like we are, these options from Yogi will be much more convenient. 1. Kava Stress Relief According to WebMD "Kava's calming effect may relieve anxiety,...

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  • How To Meditate In 3 Easy Steps

    How To Meditate In 3 Easy Steps

    We always hear about the benefits of meditation, but did you know that mindfulness meditation not only can help to reduce the effects of stress, anxiety and depression, it can actually increase grey matter density in the brain.  What does that mean? It means that meditation can physically change your brain with positive results. So what is mindfulness meditation? It's a practice used to focus your attention on the present moment, learning to accept your current situation with curiosity, but without judgment. It sounds a lot more difficult than it really is. It's actually fairly simple and once you get the...

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  • Breakfast Energy Smoothie To Kick The Daylight Savings Blues

    Breakfast Energy Smoothie To Kick The Daylight Savings Blues

    It's all fun and games until Daylight Savings Time rolls around and you lose an entire hour of precious sleep. For some of us, losing an hour can be difficult to adjust to for the first few days. You may feel a bit tired and sluggish in the morning, causing you to reach for that extra cup of coffee, which could be making you feel even more tired, but don't!  We have a healthier way to get that boost of energy you need, with our smoothie recipe below: Ingredients: serving size 2 cups | makes 1-2 servings 1 c. frozen mixed berries 1 frozen...

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  • How To Make A Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner

    How To Make A Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner

    If you have or have ever had dry hair, you know the struggle is real when it comes to trying to keep it moisturized. That's where coconut oil comes in. It contains fatty acids that can penetrate deep into the hair shaft, infusing moisture back into your hair and leaving it soft and shiny.  It also contains proteins that can strengthen your hair and prevent damage. Coconut oil is a permanent fixture in our haircare arsenal. We add a little in our shampoo and conditioner bottles, we even put a little into a spritzer bottle of water to make a quick and...

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  • 5 Ways To Start Liking Monday

    5 Ways To Start Liking Monday

    If you're anything like most people, your dread of Monday usually starts early Sunday evening. That's when the countdown begins. You start anguishing over the number of hours you have left before you have to hear the blaring sound of your alarm, after you've hit snooze for the third time! Ughhh! What if I told you that it doesn't have to be this way? Not only that, you can actually learn to love Mondays, therefore decreasing your stress levels, therefore contributing to your overall health. It's true! I know your hate for Monday runs deep, but just keep reading. I just...

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