Wellness

Physical activity: how much is enough & why it matters

Simply being physically active on a regular basis is one of the most effective ways you can achieve great cardiovascular health. Your heart will become stronger, your circulation will develop, your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose control will all improve and you will probably feel less stressed. That’s a pretty powerful health package, and it doesn’t […]

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7 big benefits of exercising outside this winter

An outdoor workout in the winter is great for weight loss, but there are other long-term benefits that may surprise you. Let’s face it — it’s tough to find the motivation to exercise outside these days. During the work week, sometimes both legs of our daily commutes are completed in utter darkness. And while weekend […]

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Really? Never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach

By Anahad O’Connor The facts: Most people know the age-old diet advice about grocery shopping when you are hungry: You are more likely to buy fattening, unhealthy foods. So avoid it. But the weight loss maxims found in diet books do not always hold up in the real world. So two researchers at Cornell University […]

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Meditation: An Introduction

Meditation is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). There are many types of meditation, most of which originated in ancient religious and spiritual traditions. Generally, a person who is meditating uses certain techniques, such as a specific posture, focused attention, and an open attitude toward distractions. Meditation may be practiced for many […]

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What’s your fitness age?

By Gretchen Reynolds You already know your chronological age, but do you know your fitness age? A new study of fitness and lifespan suggests that a person’s so-called fitness age – determined primarily by a measure of cardiovascular endurance – is a better predictor of longevity than chronological age. The good news is that unlike […]

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Mindfulness matters

Can living in the moment improve your health? At some point in your life, someone probably told you: “Enjoy every moment. Life is short”. Maybe you’ve smiled and rolled your eyes at this well-intentioned relative or co-worker. But the fact is, there’s something to it. Trying to enjoy each moment may actually be good for […]

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