Female hands using wash hand sanitizer gel pump dispenser.

Is Anti-Bacterial Soap Good or Bad for You?

Does washing with anti-bacterial soaps really keep you from coming down with the flu or a cold? These airborne illnesses are contagious, so a defensive lifestyle regime makes sense in order to combat them. Antibacterial soap is essentially any cleaning product…

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Beginner’s Guide to Foam Rolling

Tight muscles or a stiff back got you down? Whether you’ve stepped up the intensity of your workout, been out dancing all night, signed up for a crazy obstacle course run or just woke up feeling tight you may want…

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7 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

“Don’t think of it as a pet, think of it as a ‘trainer’ with hair,” said a poster I saw hanging in a veterinarian’s office. And how true that is. Pet ownership not only provides emotional benefits in terms of…

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Everything You Need to Know About Coconut Oil

Over the past few years, coconut oil has reached mythical status. Claimed benefits have ranged from improvements to heart health to better hair and nails, to living indefinitely! Is coconut oil all it’s cracked up to be? Let’s learn more…

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Couple’s Workout – Cross Training with the Total Gym

Some of the best things in life are more enjoyable with another to share in the experience. Whether it’s walking, traveling, cooking, going to the spa, studying, or being active, it’s better received with someone by your side. A partner…

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Benefits of Doing Planks

Core training is one of the most overused and often misused phrases in the fitness world today. In my experience the average exercise enthusiast mistakenly believes that core training means doing crunches until your back hurts and abs cramp. If…

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5 Breathing Techniques to Relieve Anxiety and Stress

Everyone is entitled to a “bad” day every now and then. It could be blamed on the occasional manic Monday syndrome. But if your “bad” days start to outnumber your “good” days, there may be an underlying concern that you…

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