Wellness

Health Benefits of Getting a Massage 

People usually know that massage is a good solution for muscle pain or stress relief. The best-known benefit of massage is relaxation, after all. But aside from the obvious effects of massage, there are lots of benefits of massage that can help you improve your…

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Vitamin D Deficiency: What To Look For 

For years, you have heard about the dangers of the sun. The risk of premature aging, cancer, and wrinkles have likely caused you to lather up with sunscreen before leaving your house for the day. However, while they might have benefited you when it comes to…

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Making Antioxidants Fun with Powders 

Rainbow bagels and “unicorn” drinks have taken the food industry by storm. Unfortunately, these snacks only look out of this world because they are — each treat is loaded with artificial flavors and colors. But you can add whimsy to your own healthy snacks and…

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Boost Emotional Well-being with Hygge 

Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a Danish concept that can be loosely translated to “coziness.” Somewhat tricky to define hygge is more of a feeling, an experience, or a sensation, says VisitDenmark.com, the official tourism website for the Danes. The essence of hygge may be found…

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The “Local Only” Diet 

There are many reasons the local food movement is a popular one, including reducing the fuel used to ship edibles. But not everyone lives near an orange grove, so it’s logical to wonder if you can support local farmers and your  own nutritional needs. Fortunately,…

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Beat Cold Weather Blues with Omega-3s 

Cold, gray weather is often linked to a rise in depression and other mood problems. This happens for many reasons, including reduced exposure to sunlight, less physical activity, greater financial concerns, and even eating nutrient-poor comfort foods. All of these situations are more common during…

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Is the DNA-Based Diet Worth Trying? 

It seems like every other day there’s a new diet trend out there trying to catch our attention. It targets either obesity and weight loss, cholesterol and blood pressure levels, or body building and strength gains. But what about getting an overall sense of wellness…