Health-protecting habits to practice from Fall to Winter

We know, we know — it’s barely just Fall. But if there’s one thing you should be starting early (hint: not your Christmas playlist), it’s prepping your immune system before temperatures dip and flu season rears up again. Here are five healthy habits you can incorporate over the season so they’re second-nature once winter sets…

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Your back-to-school, back-to-office guide for keeping your immune system in tip top shape.

It’s official: September is here, and summer is over. That means many of us are heading back to school, or finally starting to head back to the office after months of start-and-stop distancing measures. With the slow transition back to normal day-to-day life intersecting with COVID numbers spiking, taking care of our immune systems is…

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Smoothie pairings that go together like peanut butter and jelly—except healthier.

We’re fans of the kitchen-sink smoothie—all of the fruits and vegetables we’ve got in the freezer, plus whatever protein powder we’re trying out. But there’s something to be said about choosing ingredients that fulfill a similar health need, or that contain vitamins and minerals that work synergistically with each other. Since that’s significantly more research…

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Summer is hot. So is Hot Yoga.

Skip the studio, and take your hot yoga practice to the backyard. You’ll save some cash and breathe some fresh air (no masks required). WHAT’S HOT YOGA? Hot Yoga is just what it sounds like: a yoga flow practiced in a hot environment so muscles are warmer. Breaking a sweat is an added bonus, as…

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You are what you drink, but not all water is created equal.

First and foremost, it’s important to stay hydrated. Our body needs water to run efficiently, and it needs more of it than you might think. But different waters come with different benefits – or drawbacks. Here’s a breakdown of what we’re sipping on, and what we’re not. MINERAL WATER Mineral water is water that comes…

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Is your favorite superfood just a buzzword?

The wellness industry is one of the biggest, fastest growing markets in the country. This is great for the seeker of optimum health, but it’s a double-edged sword—among some of the most nutritious foods and supplements are mediocre ones that had a great PR team. We’ve all likely also encountered superfoods that are good for…

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Heal your aches and pains with Yin Yoga

If you’ve struggled with post-workout soreness, you’ve likely incorporated yoga into your exercise routine to help stretch and strengthen tired muscles. But if you’re injured, or have scar tissue buildup, you might benefit more from a Yin Yoga practice. Never heard of it? Read on for a breakdown of the practice, its benefits, plus a…

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Protein powders with a little something extra.

When it comes to nutrition, protein powder is typically more of a nice-to-have, not a must-have. If you’re a casual to moderate exerciser, chances are you get enough protein to support your body simply by eating a balanced diet. With that said, getting in a little extra protein to help your muscles rebuild and repair…

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Our Case for the Vacation: How taking time off increases your professional success

It’s okay to do nothing. In fact, it’s good for you. Studies show that over the past 40 years, Americans have been taking less and less time off of work. Data collected by tax company Intuit found that nearly 61% of employees who received paid time off didn’t use all (if any) of it. Of…

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Stretch Your Way to Better Sleep

We know the benefits of stretching before or after a workout: relieved muscle tension, increased circulation, and better joint mobility. But getting in a round of stretching before bed can have additional benefits: stress relief, increased relaxation, and deeper sleep. A 2016 clinical review of sleep studies found that meditative movements improved sleep quality—and that…

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