Use Your Personality to Pick Your Workout

man doing bicep curlsGenetics plays a role in all of our development, from physical strengths and challenges, to other predispositions and preferences that shape our emotional and mental selves.

These basics of your personality—the aspects that help define your tendencies and your behaviors—can also reveal what workout you might have the most success with.

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Dressing Clean – Wear a Wellness Wardrobe

group of woman working outThere’s been plenty of welcome innovation in the active wear and textiles industry over the past few decades. From moisture-wicking shirts to great-fitting yoga pants, we have choices.

When you look beyond your basketball shorts, you might want to take a “clean” wardrobe view—much like eating clean, there can be health benefits to eco-friendly dressing.

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Getting Started On The Path To A Healthier, Happier You

sit up coupleCongratulations, you’ve decided to change your life. You have taken the first step in creating a healthier, happier you. Now what? If you’re like most new exercisers you have a general idea of what you would like to accomplish, but you might not have a clue as how to do it. Walking through the doors and taking in all the gym has to offer can be overwhelming. It is important to have a solid plan, so that you don’t end up wandering the gym in search of fitness miracles.

The first step in your victory plan isn’t found anywhere in the gym though, it’s found in you. The true secret of success is simply in committing to a better you, whatever your goals may be.

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Is Your Desk Job Working Against You?

woman stretching at deskBecause you belong to a gym and move your body there, the good news is you’re ahead of the health and fitness game, as opposed to leading a completely sedentary lifestyle.

But what happens the rest of the hours in your days? Working out for an hour is a fantastic choice, but if you’re sitting at a desk for eight hours, are you really ahead?

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Detox Plans: Pros and Cons of Cleanses

woman drinking waterMost of us have heard of popular cleansing diets or juice fasts that promise to detoxify our bodies and remove impurities that can build up in our digestive systems, cells and organs.

It sounds okay on the surface—taking a break from big meals, alcohol and caffeine and adding nutrient-dense produce every day… but does detoxing actually work?

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Shellac Manicure – A Practical Luxury for Women

Shellac ManicureWhat’s a Shellac Manicure? First, a little introduction… Being a full-time mother, full-time wife,and having a full-time job, my life my life is always on the go. Unfortunately, there is only 24 hours in a day, so I’m always on a hunt to live well and save an extra 5 or 10 minutes. Time is a luxury item for me and most working mothers can attest to that.

During my single life, I would get manicures on a weekly basis. My friends and I would book our appointments and while our nails were drying, that was our time to chitchat about our daily lives and catch up about dates that we had just gone on or the new pair of shoes we bought. If my nail smudges after leaving the salon, I wouldn’t hesitate to go back in and spend another 20 minutes to fix it. Now, that is a thing of the past.

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