Wellness

Hiking 101: Getting Started

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If you’re a beginner, going for a hike may seem daunting, but don’t be fazed. Hiking isn’t meant to be fear-inducing, and is actually quite relaxing, so long as you customize your hike to fit your comfort level. Are you ready to... Continue

Three Gym Class Exercises for Staying in Shape

Michael Kelly
Gym class was a polarized experience for most people. For some, it was a great change of pace from the boredom of sitting in class all day. For others, it was an awkward, sweaty, smelly drag. Regardless of whether you were the Mohammed... Continue

Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Carbon monoxide is a highly toxic gas produced when organic matter is burned in an environment without sufficient oxygen. When inhaled, it enters the bloodstream and prevents red blood cells from carrying oxygen. Without oxygen, the cells... Continue

How Resilient Are You?

Julie Bawden-Davis
During a conversation with a friend we discussed the secret to living a successful life, and we came up with one word—resilience. Everyone has challenges and failures, but it’s those who bounce back with a determined smile on their... Continue

5 Activities You Didn’t Know Were Exercise

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The phrase, “burning calories” tends to bring (sometimes unpleasant) visions of the gym to mind, but the truth is, everything we do burns calories. If you’ve ever wondered about how many calories you burn doing your daily... Continue

3 Reasons to Take a Brisk Walk

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Regardless of whether you plan a jog or a little gym time at home or elsewhere, you have the opportunity to get moving every day. Check out these three benefits to picking up the pace the next time you’re out for a stroll. 1. Improve... Continue

How to Make Homemade Ice Packs

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In any household, it's always a good idea to have ice packs handy. From treating aches and pains to preserving meals, it helps to have an assortment to select from. But maintaining a stash of ice packs doesn’t have to involve a trip to... Continue

3 Great Yoga Poses for Beginners

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Aside from being a great way to find and maintain positivity every day, practicing yoga has several benefits for adults ranging from flexibility to healthier bones to reduced stress. If you're new to yoga, it's best to start... Continue