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    The Health Benefits of Water

    By Jen Laskey Medically Reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Did you know that your body weight is approximately 60 percent water? Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. The amount of water you need depends on a variety of factors, including the climate you live in, how physically active you are, and whether you’re experiencing an illness or have any other health problems. Protects Your Tissues, Spinal Cord, and Joints Water does more…

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    Fitness For Two: How to Stay Fit During Pregnancy

    When it comes to working out during pregnancy, there’s often a ton of mixed opinions. While many women are worried that physical activity during pregnancy can harm their babies, I am so happy to tell you that this is not the case at all-especially if you were given the clear from your OB/GYN. Research shows you might put on 7 pounds less than pregnant women who don’t work out, while still staying within the healthy weight-gain range. Not only that, but you are less likely to be constipated, experience pregnancy aches & pains, AND you will have more energy to get you throughout your day. And what about baby? The developing babies…

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    The Benefits of Yoga

      Like yoga, the osteopathic approach to wellness focuses on your body’s natural tendency toward health and self-healing. “The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body,” explains Natalie Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor in Hollywood, California. While there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions are typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups. “As an osteopathic physician, I focus a lot of my efforts on preventive medicine and practices, and in the body’s ability to heal itself,” says…

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    Latest Workouts

    [vc_row 0=””][vc_column][vc_column_text 0=””]Aerobarre You’ll feel a little bit like both the black and the white swan with this split-personality workout. A mix of ballet and boxing, the Aerobarre class challenges your flexibility and sculpts long, lean muscles with basic barre moves and tests your coordination and endurance with fast-paced jab combinations. It’s safe to say Black Swan and Million Dollar Baby make it look easy! Our tip: Though the class was a great full-body workout, it’s a little difficult for first-timers to learn the proper form and keep up with the fast pace. Make sure you give it a few tries before deciding if it’s the right workout for you.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator…

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    Amazing Healthy Foods for your Gut

    If you haven’t given a second thought (or even a first thought) to your gut bacteria (a.k.a. microbiota), the time is now. Your gut plays an important role in immunity, and the bacteria it houses are the stars of the show. The foods you eat can change the makeup of your gut bacteria very quickly after you eat them—for better or for worse. Colorful fruits and vegetables and other plant-based foods help the ‘good’ bacteria flourish. A recent study from the University of Connecticut found that male mice who ate the human equivalent of 1 ounce of walnuts per day were able to create more diverse gut bacteria. The researchers…

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    Boutique Boxing

    These days, your workout routine might not involve a big box gym. And if you’re up on the latest fitness trends, it might look a little something like this: sled pushes and battle ropes before work, mindfulness meditation during your lunch break, and a cryotherapy appointment before dinner. Because when it comes to wellness, it’s more than just a routine; it’s a lifestyle. And the numbers say it all: According to the Global Wellness Institute, the wellness industry is a $3.7 trillion business. It grew 10.6 percent from 2013 to 2015, and is expected to grow 17 percent in the next five years. But it’s not just the feel-good effects…