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Shut Up Fitbit! Why It’s Important to Move Every Hour

Fitbits and similar fitness trackers are all the rage today, and they’re helping people more closely monitor their health and fitness goals. One interesting feature found on most Fitbit devices is a “Reminder to Move,” which alerts users every hour if they haven’t walked at least 250 steps. For some people, this hourly notification is […]

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How Often Should You Really be Shampooing Your Hair?

When it comes to washing your hair, most people make a habit of lathering up every time they take a shower—usually once a day. But lately, you might have heard that this practice is actually bad for your hair. So what should you do? It’s difficult to set a hard-and-fast rule about how often you […]

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8 Self-Care Ingredients to Put in Your Bath for a Sublime Experience

There’s nothing quite like coming home after a long day at work, running an ultra-steamy bath and settling in for a relaxing soak. Baths are known to relieve stress, reduce inflammation, soothe aching muscles, reduce congestion, improve your mood and much more. While a plain water bath can provide many benefits for your health and […]

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You Need a Bedtime: Here are 5 Reasons Why

When we were little, our parents made us adhere to a strict bedtime to ensure we got enough sleep each night. But as we grew older, most of us reveled in our new-found adult freedoms and ditched the bedtime, opting to head to bed whenever we wanted. However, studies are showing that bedtimes aren’t just […]

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Get Rid of the Microbeads! They’re Bad for You and the Environment

If you’ve ever searched the shelves of your local supermarket’s beauty aisle, you’ve probably come across a few different products containing microbeads. These tiny additions to soaps and skincare products were designed to provide benefits for your skin but have actually had the opposite effect for many people and the environment. Today, many major markets […]

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Making Appointments in the New Year: What to Discuss and Why

When you consider what makes a good New Year’s resolution for improving your health, what often comes to mind is a better diet and more exercise. In the rush to keep up with the newest nutrition fads and flashiest workout trends, we may fall behind in staying up to date on regular check-ups and routine […]

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Why It Pays to Have Live Plants in Your Home

You may have noticed recently that some of the healthiest and happiest individuals in the world are ones who surround themselves with nature. Not only do these people head outside to relax and exercise regularly, but they also bring plants indoors to decorate their homes. Scattering live plants around the house certainly makes it look […]

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Always, Always, Always Consult with a Physician Before Trying New Supplements

Nowadays, vitamin and mineral supplements are everywhere. Bottles line the shelves at the supermarket, online blogs promote the latest formulas and health advocates push them as a crucial part of a well-rounded health and fitness routine. While it can be tempting to just do a little research on your own and run out to grab […]

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Tea Tree Oil is a Natural Remedy for Managing Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp conditions like dandruff or dry scalp can be difficult to manage because of the constant itchiness and visual effects on the hair. But few conditions are as frustrating to handle as scalp psoriasis. This problem causes itchy, inflamed and scaly skin underneath your hair that can be irritating and painful. Thankfully, there are a […]

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The Best Investment You Can Splurge on This Year? A New Mattress!

Sleep is a necessary component of our everyday lives. Without enough sleep, we can get moody, anxious or depressed, our bodies aren’t able to heal as effectively, we are more susceptible to illnesses and our health, as a whole, declines. To protect our sleep, and by extension, our bodies, we need to have the right […]

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