Sam’s Club Commits to Diabetes Prevention With Free Health Screenings

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Twenty-one million adults have diabetes in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.Tragically, another 8.1 million adults have the disease but are yet to be diagnosed and thus are not treating a condition that can have devastating effects on the body. To improve detection of the disease in the United States, Sam’s Club stores across the country are hosting … [Read more...]

Practice Makes Progress Not Perfection

Pablo Casals quote

I often tag my yoga pics with #PracticeMakesProgress to remind myself that the goal of my practice is NOT perfection. The reason I get on the mat is to express my dedication to healing and healthy living. I get on the mat to Embody My Body, to feel all the sensations that sometimes get buried in the harried activity of day-to-day life, to listen to the messages the body is trying to tell … [Read more...]

Facing Fear Head On: Dropping Down Into Backbend

Child Gymnast

My life revolved around gymnastics for much of my childhood, as I proudly grew from a tiny tumblebee of age 4 to a competitive gymnast in adolescence. As the type of athlete who thrived on strength and speed, one of my absolute favorite things was to go whipping through the air backwards. At the request of my friends, I would not-so humbly tumble through a succession of back handsprings and … [Read more...]

How We Can Master Our Fears With Mantra and Courageous Heart Mudra

How We Can Master Our Fears With Mantra and Courageous Heart Mudra

There are periods of my life when I grow paralyzed facing the veiled path of the future that lies ahead. The plethora of choices available to me overwhelms: Which direction is the correct one to pursue right now? Can I follow it without completely neglecting my other desirable choices? What if I make the wrong choice? Other times, the choice is clear, but uncertainty confounds me. What if I’m not … [Read more...]

Full Moon Meditation and Manifesting

Full Moon Meditation and Manifesting

Has anyone else been feeling out-of-sorts today leading up to tonight's full moon? Other folks have been describing the unexpected fatigue I woke up to, as if needing to cocoon ourselves for a spell before opening up a fresh pair of wings once again to embrace the sky. As we shift into a new cycle, a new month, it is a perfect time to let go of what no longer serves us. To let go of self-doubt. … [Read more...]

10 Ways We Can Love Our Brains To Keep Mentally Sharp As We Age

Dementia Prevention

  Alzheimer’s disease is one of the largest public health concerns facing an aging American population. An estimated 5.2 million Americans have this progressive, neurological disease, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the most common form of dementia. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, which gradually interferes with a person’s ability to … [Read more...]

Tiffany Cruikshank and Liquido Launch Fashionably Fit Clothing Line With A Conscience

One-Legged Upward Bow Pose with Liquido

When what to wear while doing yoga, my number one concern is comfort. If yoga pants or shorts grip my gut too tightly, they limit my range of motion in forward folds, and if they are riding up my crotch or straining against my thighs, it impedes my extension in lunges and splits. Breathability of the material is my second big concern. When I flow through a very active yoga practice, I definitely … [Read more...]

Follow These Five Tips For Healthier Travel This Holiday Season

Fuel Your Body With Healthy Food

This a guest post by Biocodex's probiotic specialist Karen Katsirubas, RN, with supplementary info provided by Renée Canada Travel takes a toll on our bodies, it’s a challenge to stay healthy during the holiday season.  Your immune system–the body’s natural defense–can get stressed when faced with multiple threats. Fortunately, there are precautions that can be taken before the 4th of July to … [Read more...]

Top Chef Hugh Acheson Talks Healthy Cooking and Getting Creative With Greens for Good

Asparagus Recipes

One of America's top chefs Hugh Acheson is committed to helping people make the most out of fresh produce plentifully available in their communities, from local farmers, regional farmers markets and Community Support Agriculture (CSA) programs. We recently spoke with Acheson about healthy cooking, his new recipe book on seasonal fruits and vegetables, and his efforts to get Americans excited about … [Read more...]

Recent Studies Reveal How Yoga Helps Us Heal From Chronic Pain

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Living with chronic pain for virtually my entire adult life, I have tried almost everything I can think of to help manage it. My initial attempts to stoically tough it out and just push ahead resulted in months of near sleepless nights, constant pain, exhaustion and misery. Eventually, I began to tackle pain from both the Western medicine approach of pharmaceuticals, shots and surgery to the … [Read more...]