Tag: Living Healthy in an 8-5 World

Cute, Economical, Environmentally Friendly! How to Bike to Work in Style

Whether you live in the city or in the suburbs, biking is a smart, eco-efficient alternative to driving. You save gas money, save the environment, and save yourself a trip to the gym all during your daily commute.   The one thing that usually holds people back from being fully committed to the bike life… Read More

Living Healthy in an 8-5 World: Spotlight on Personal Trainer Kayla Itsines

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For Australian personal trainer, author, and entrepreneur Kayla Itsines, a “bikini body” is not just a physical archetype aspiration. With over 667,000 followers on Instagram (and counting!), Itsines has the opportunity to share her advice and expertise with women all over the world every day.   While working at an all-women’s gym shortly after graduating from… Read More

Living Healthy in an 8-5 World: Six Natural Remedies For Your Spring Allergy Symptoms

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  Spring has sprung! The sun is shining; flowers, trees, and grass are all coming back to life — and allergy sufferers are certainly feeling the change of season. Common seasonal allergy symptoms, caused by pollen from the budding trees and other plants, include sneezing; wheezing; runny nose; and itchy, watery, red eyes. Seasonal allergies… Read More

Living Healthy in an 8-5 World: Meditation for Beginners

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The idea of meditation can seem a little overwhelming or abstract, but it is not just for hippies and yogis. The health benefits of meditation cannot be ignored.   “Any condition that is caused or worsened by stress can be alleviated through meditation,” says Herbert Benson, M.D., a cardiologist and founder of the Mind/Body Institute at… Read More

Living Healthy in an 8-5 World: President Obama Talks Affordable Care Act

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It is the final countdown for those Americans not yet covered by health insurance. Whether you are insured by a private provider through your employer or you get covered by the government under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” the last day to enroll without being penalized on your tax return is March 31.… Read More

Living Healthy in an 8-5 World: 8 Superfoods to Improve Your Health

“Superfoods” have become a huge, growing topic for health-conscious individuals and health professionals, alike. The term is applied to foods that not only nourish the body, but foods that also supply nutrients to boost one’s immune system and provide a host of positive effects, such as the prevention of inflammation, getting metabolism in check, lowering… Read More

Living Healthy in an 8-5 World: Meet Personal Trainer Rachel Lancaster

There is a whirlwind of activity at the Anytime Fitness in Clearwater, Fla., and it is easy to see why Rachel Lancaster chooses this location to launch her career as a personal trainer. The thumping beats of the loud pop music and the view of people sweating to the beat on work out machines keeps… Read More

Living Healthy in an 8-5 World: #LetsMove with First Lady Michelle Obama

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  First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the fourth anniversary of her “Let’s Move” exercise and nutrition campaign on the “Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night. She even took part in a comedy sketch with Fallon and actor Will Ferrell.   (Related: Get First Lady Michelle Obama’s Look On ‘The Tonight Show’)   The… Read More