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How to curb your harmful stress eating

We read and hear about stress frequently, especially in these uncertain times. Working from home, managing kids schedules, cooking, cleaning and meeting work deadlines; all can take a toll on your physical and mental health. How do you know if you are stressed? How do you deal with it? Stress can show up in more ways

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During exercise, proper breathing can be your secret weapon

Our bodies rely on oxygen for every function from cognitive to digestion. Proper breathing not only ensures mental clarity, but also improves quality of sleep, reduces stress levels, enhances digestion and improves your overall immune system. Proper breathing during exercise means inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth — maximizing oxygen intake and

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Video: A tailored workout you can do in quarantine

We often feel societal pressures or expectations to look or be a certain way. We get tagged based on size or shape; fat being bad and too skinny being unhealthy. (This is especially true for women!) Instead, let’s clear the air and build our inner confidence and strength, helping us to feel good about ourselves

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Make your quarantine exercise goals simple and achievable

In times like these it is so easy to feel a constant “low” or lack of motivation and energy to do anything. We are all focusing on work, home-schooling, chores and extra cooking and cleaning. Unfortunately, exercise may not always make the priority list. Finding those 20 minutes for ourselves feels like an added effort.

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How your family can stay healthy while stuck at home

Many times, it is difficult for us to understand that we are stressed. We are aware of the usual things that cause stress: work deadlines, weight loss struggles, teens, lack of sleep and so on.But we’re living in unusual times: we have to stay indoors for the safety of others and our own health. Though

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