Stress Less Playlist

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Guys. Can we talk about the fact that radio stations are already starting their 24-hour Christmas music streams?! Premature, I'd say. But the hectic holiday season IS just around the corner (the falling leaves are a stunning hint). With shopping, parties, travel and more, we could all use a reminder to slow down and just breathe every so often. So to counteract the holiday tunes, I'm sharing my most recent playlist for the yoga ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special

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How's your weekend going? After last Sunday's awesome group fitness training session (I begin teaching one day a week in mid-May!), I mixed it up and hit the road for a run this weekend. The weather has been perfect the past few days, making the 10 miles feel like a breeze. Well, not exactly, but the sunshine and 60° temps made the work a lot more fun! It also gave me an opportunity to try out my new kicks. So far, so good—and it was a ...continue reading

Your Healthful Hints (April 9)

It’s been far too long since I shared some breaking research-related tips, so today, I’ve brought along three simple pointers to make your life healthier in a hurry! Watch your salt intake when stressed. Higher concentrations of salt in the body lower stress hormones and raise levels of the “love hormone” oxytocin, says research in the Journal of Neuroscience. So we naturally seek out foods high in the seasoning to ease our anxiety. ...continue reading

I’m a Big Kid Now!

Well folks, I’m taking today off from the regular “Good for you news” post, as I am going to soon be en route to school to get my diploma! How strange is that? College seemed to fly by in retrospect.  (Image from Campus Solutions, Inc.) I’m excited yet nervous, happy yet a tiny bit hesitant. I feel very fortunate to have a job that begins in early June (not to mention it’s my dream job…) so ...continue reading

Stress: Take a Chocolate Chill Pill

Whether you’re a student with semester exams looming or someone who is feeling the full effect of the hectic holidays, stress can build up quickly this time of year (I know I’ve been feeling a bit)! Well, a few recent health findings can help to put your stress into perspective, as well as give you tips for how to alleviate some! Makes me Want to Pull my Hair Out! After examining hair samples of ancient Peruvians, scientists ...continue reading