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Move Over Coconut Water – There’s a New Drink Trending (And You Can Harvest It Yourself)!

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The humble coconut has undoubtedly had its fifteen minutes of fame – having gone from an exotic tropical treat you slurp on the white sand beaches of the Bahamas, to a pricey beverage consumed in the name of clean eating. It’s not surprising that the market for this super-drink has raked in $1 billion, turning it into quite the burgeoning industry over the years. But coconut water may soon be on the back burner once birch sap hits the market. Read More »

The Power of Suggestion: Managing Post New Year’s Resolutions with Positive Reinforcement

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Be honest with yourself. Now that the New Year’s festivities are over, are you sticking with your resolutions still? If not, don’t despair—the fact of the matter is that you aren’t alone. According to research conducted earlier this year by the University of Scranton, only about 8% of Americans are actually successful in achieving New Year’s resolutions. Don’t want to be a statistic? Well if you’re ready for a real change after perhaps years of broken promises to yourself, you’re probably open to a few suggestions. Here’s one: when traditional methods of obtaining your goals just won’t cut it, try managing your post New Year’s resolutions with the power of suggestion instead. Read More »

7 Must-Try Essential Oil Remedies

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Looking for ways to go holistic in the New Year? Stock your home with these essential oils to help calm nerves, treat acne breakouts, ease migraines and even stimulate memory.** Some can even be used as homemade cleaning supplies. Here’s a short list to get you started. Read More »

LOL… All the Way to the Gym

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All workout and no play? Not according to this activewear! Whether you rise and shine at 5am or sweat it out after a long day at the office, chances are you might need a little encouragement to get your butt to the gym on the daily. Ditch those dingy tees with last year’s sweat stains and get motivated with these laugh-out-loud tees and tanks – because laughing burns calories too! Read More »

Hand Hygiene, A Must for Beating Cold Viruses This Season

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It’s almost the peak of cold and flu season and that means that viruses are inevitable - door knobs, tabletops and bathrooms are just a few of the many places that put us at risk. Common colds are the number one reason that children miss school and adults miss work. The average person gets between 2-3 upper respiratory infections (URIs) per year, making this the most common infection in humans. Over 80% of these infections are viral and cannot be treated with antibiotics, which can only treat bacterial illnesses. Yet year after year, patients ask for them as a quick and easy fix when none are necessary. Taking them may in fact harm you. Read More »

Debunking Common Fitness Myths for Success in 2015

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The new year is officially here and with it comes a flurry of goals to accomplish in 2015. Among those goals, getting fit and losing weight are some of the most popular. However, it’s important to base exercises off fitness facts rather than fiction, which is why we wanted to share a quick visual from Nautilus Inc. on common fitness myths. Read More »