Fitness
Debra Atkinson

Strength Training

By Debra Atkinson− The following is an excerpt from Navigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust on strength training. The simple truth is without strength training you’re going to be weaker, fatter, more frail, dependent, and more likely to experience a fall resulting

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Bonnie Carroll

Himalayan Salt: A Recipe for Good Health

Aa surreal visual Salt Cave environment comprised completely of Himalayan salt where guests are surrounded ceiling to floor by the beautiful and healthful pink stuff, held together with rich wood and metal netting. The floors, walls, and ceilings of the salt cave, as well as waiting areas, are filled with

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Foods to Fight Stress

By Sarah Baker for Discover and Play– When you think of comfort foods, what pops up in your mind? Pizza, pasta, ice cream and cookies? We eat comfort foods in times of stress, but these foods we consume tends to increase our stress levels and hunger even more. With all

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Wellness
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Feel Better While Fighting Fibromyalgia

By Hugh Woodward– Receiving a diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be devastating. You feel tired all the time, your muscles hurt, and you struggle to sleep at night. These symptoms can seriously interfere with your daily activities, and, if you’re like most people with fibromyalgia, you are looking for relief. However,

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building muscle
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Building Muscle With Protein

If you want to build muscle mass, you need to boost your protein intake. Protein is one of the main building blocks of the body. Aside from making you more muscular, protein is also beneficial because it aids in fending off bacteria and viruses. So if you feel that you are

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Pilates
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Busting Pilates Myths

The Real Lowdown On Pilates Workouts Many fitness fads come and go, but Pilates has proven its staying power. People looking to find focus and build a strong core, excellent posture, and a balanced, aligned body need look no further. A staple on the schedule at health clubs and community

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Heating Up in the Cold – Workout Safety for Cooler Temps

When the temperature plummets, the thought of heading outside to exercise can be daunting, but there’s no need to stay cooped up inside. Cold-weather workouts can be some of the most challenging and rewarding exercise sessions. Aside from the physical benefits, research shows that exercising outdoors can increase energy, decrease

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Take the one minute challenge
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Take the One Minute Challenge – Developed For People 50 Year Plus!

By Kahlee Shaff – Hard to believe that a one minute challenge is considered a challenge at all. However, with simple daily challenges you can significantly improve your fitness level and more importantly, your habits by incorporating one minute challenges along with motivational messages that can help you succeed in

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Why Do Heart Rate Monitors Matter?

By Jessica Remitz for Discover and Play– You may have heard personal trainers and doctors stressing the importance of heart rate without ever really answering a simple question: Why does it matter? And how should heart rate be measured? Get the details on why measuring your heart rate during exercise

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Maureen Wielansky

Knock-Out Sugar

By Maureen Wielansky – My practice revolves around creating your own food plan that honors your unique bio-individuality. However, detoxing one’s body from the harmful effects of sugar requires a structured program, support, accountability and a system. Therefore I developed a program that walks my client through the process of

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Choosing a Pillow for the Best Night’s Sleep

By Sarah Baker for Discover and Play– We spend roughly one third of our lifetime with our head on a pillow, and yet we often spend the least amount of time thinking about that small item beneath our brains that whole time. Given how critical having the right pillow can

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15 Easy ways to be happier
Faith & Relationships
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15 Easy Ways to Be Happier and Healthier in 2015

By Sandy Getzky− You don’t need to overhaul your entire life to become happier and healthier this year. Try these easy changes to improve your well-being instead. Eat More Plant-Based Foods Fill up your plate with carrots, spinach and other plant-based foods, and stick to smaller portions of meat and

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using the brain to heal histamine
Health & Fitness
Ellen Dolgen

Mind Over Matter, Or Using the Brain to Heal Histamine Intolerance

By Ellen Dolgen– In today’s over-prescribed, oversized yet undernourished society, we often find ourselves plagued with inexplicable ailments. I’m not talking about the hot-flash-weight-gain-tender-breast-migraine symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. I’m talking about more chronic, everyday symptoms. As with menopause symptoms, many people are seeking out alternative treatments to prescription drugs.

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Your genes
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Why Diets Don’t Work: Finding the Right Food Plan For Your Genes

You are what you eat—literally. The food choices you make every day either feed your body with amino acids, vitamins, and minerals or deplete it with toxins, excess sugars and hard-to-process fats. The science of nutrigenomics—the study of how foods can affect the way your genes are expressed—looks closely at

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Have a Cough and Runny Nose? It May Not Be a Cold

By Sarah Baker for Discover and Play– We have all experienced it: waking up with a scratchy throat, puffy eyes and stuffed nose. One might naturally assume the common cold is sinking its fangs into our immune system. Even more so, one might believe it’s symptoms of this nettlesome bug

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Discover new hobby after 50
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Discover a New Hobby After 50

By Allison Wilkinson – Women have a harder time embracing pleasure as compared to men as they tend to have more on their minds, according to research conducted by professor of psychology Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. By learning a new skill, it can not only boost confidence, it allows you to get

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Kacia Snyder

Whether You’re Healthy Or Not..You Need To Detox

By Kacia Snyder– A detox is often thrown around as a quick word for fast weight loss results. To be honest, if you would have asked me a few months ago, I would have passionately told you how terrible a detox was for you, especially if you were doing it

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50's a time of confidence or fear
Faith & Relationships
Maryann Ehmann

50’s – A Time of Confidence and Hope or Depression and Fear?

By Maryann Ehmann – Turning 50 was not my most favorite birthday. Even the lavish surprise party my family threw did not save me from my slump. Increasing aches and pains, unusual insecurity, and a heightened sense of guilt dominated my thinking. Worry was at an all time high. Hope for

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keep your New Year's resolutions with these 2015 fitness trends
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Keep Your Resolution with These 2015 Fitness Trends

By Allison Wilkinson – No matter how cliche it may be, after the many indulgences of the holidays, you cannot help but to add a fitness-related item to the top of your list of New Year’s resolutions. To help keep your commitment, adopt one of the following top fitness trends

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