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Weekly Wellness Roundup – 2.24

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Hello! Welcome to the Wellness Roundup. Every Friday we’re going to fill you in on all the biggest wellness trends for the week. Consider this your source of everything that’s going on in the wonderful world of wellness. Let’s break down this week’s trends in five categories. How-to Try Move Beauty Make Photo: MindBodyGreen How-to How much do you love going to the doctor and hearing a bunch of things you already know? Yes, doctor, I know I’m coughing, and I know I need rest. We want answers! This article will teach you to come equipped…

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simple meditation

Simple Meditation For Busy People Looking To Relax

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Simple meditation is a more doable than you think. You don’t need to have a perfect grasp on your sense of awareness to reap the benefits of simple meditation. In fact, the whole point of meditating is to improve your sense of awareness, and by so doing, gain peace and clarity. So even if you feel like your mind is racing a mile a minute, brief meditations can slow things down for you, and help you prioritize. If you’re following our Self-Care Checklist, you’re probably wondering about the difference between meditation and concentrated breathing. Though meditation…

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3 Calming Breathing Techniques

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Feeling depressed and anxious is just a fact of life. And that’s okay! Accepting these emotions as inevitabilities can help you prepare for when they strike. An excellent way to prepare for moments of emotional crisis is to learn controlled breathing techniques. Controlled breathing (otherwise known as “Pranayama”), can elevate your state of mind. Have you ever noticed how quickly you breathe when you’re feeling stressed? Rapid breathing builds up oxygen in your bloodstream, but decreases the amount of carbon dioxide. That relationships leads to imbalances in your body that cause nausea, irritability, lightheadedness, and…

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detox your armpits

How to Detox Your Armpits

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If you’re reading this, it means that you’re either thinking of making the switch to all-natural deodorant, or you’ve already made the switch and you’re confused why you’re a little stinky. Either way, we’re here to answer all your questions and show you how to detox your armpits. Why Detox Your Armpits One of the things they don’t tell you about conventional deodorants is that they interfere with your body’s natural process to remove bacteria. Unfortunately, your body has likely become dependent on those chemicals to keep stink at bay. Problem is, these are the…

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natural probiotics

5 Delicious Foods With Natural Probiotics For Improved Gut Health

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Part of our Natural New Year’s January checklist, we are focusing on adding probiotics to our diet. After trying out these natural probiotics, check out the checklist to see what else we’re working on this month to live more naturally in 2017. Food digestion is a big deal, and probiotics help optimize the process. Probiotics are bacteria strains that improve your gut health. Through balancing good and bad bacteria, probiotics help your body break down food, retain the good stuff, and get rid of the bad stuff. Just as a point of reference, here are…

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protein bites

Super Seed Chocolate Protein Bite Recipe

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Part of our Natural New Year’s checklist, we are focusing on what we put in our bodies. After you finish this protein bites recipe, check out the checklist to see what else we’re working on this month to live more naturally in 2017. We know that the hardest thing to do with New Year’s resolutions is take away things we love. However, this delicious super seed chocolate protein bites are so good, you might not even miss your old desserts. Here’s how you make it. Ingredients: 1 cup packed pitted Medjool dates (12-13 large) 1/4…

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Holiday Natural Gift Guide

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No matter what holidays we celebrate, we agree that finding cool, natural gifts is harder than it seems. On behalf of all of us natural lifestyle people, we’re sorry that we’re sort of harder to shop for. That’s why we took the liberty of providing you with some options! Whether you adhere to the natural lifestyle, or are looking for a present for a loved one, these gifts are sure to please. Check it out! Stress-Relieving Animal Coloring Book – Coloring books are no longer just for the kids. We adults are not only much better…

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foods for dry skin

5 Foods for Dry Winter Skin

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Every year this happens.  The weather gets colder and the air gets dryer, which means our skin gets dry and flaky. There are plenty of expensive lotions and creams out there, but there’s a cheaper, and more natural option – eating foods for dry skin that help keep you moisturized! Just like the rest of the major organs, our skin needs certain nutrients that catalyze healing and self-repair. Eating the right food won’t only keep your skin hydrated, but will also improve things on a cellular level – making your skin smooth and supple. Now here are…

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movember

Movember Matters

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We’re going to start with a few lines, loosely based on another song you may be familiar with: It’s the most wonderful time of the year. “Moustaches are growing, Upper lips overflowing Raising men’s health awareness for all to hear! It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” As a side project, we’re trying to compose the first-ever moustache carol. Needless to say, we are passionate about Movember (formerly known as no-shave November). You see, this month is much deeper than just growing a moustache because it looks cool. No, Movember is all about raising…

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National Mammogram Day

National Mammogram Day: 5 Things To Know For Your First Trip

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Fun fact: the third Friday of October is National Mammogram Day! In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are encouraged to observe the holiday by setting up a mammogram appointment and talking about their experience on social media. For those of you who may have not received a mammogram before, we wanted to fill you in with 5 things to expect for your first trip. It doesn’t really hurt. The mammogram procedure shouldn’t be painful, but it could certainly make you feel a little uncomfortable and a tad embarrassed. Just know going into…

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