Hiking/Meditation/Forest Bathing… Say Wha?!

November 30, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

What do hiking, meditation and “forest bathing” have in common? Some would say they are all very similar AND can help with stress, anxiety and depression. I came across a great article that explains the benefit of just being in nature, whatever you call it: “…a friend mentioned forest bathing, a therapeutic type of “moving meditation”..

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Can your diet effect your mood?

November 10, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

According to an article in Women’s Health magazine this month, it can! “A fresh crop of research from the University of Warwick in England found that people’s happiness levels increased with each serving of fruit and vegetables they ate per day, and the boost didn’t stop until their eighth serving. If you can’t with another carrot, try..

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Can Exercise Increase Happiness?

February 10, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

YES! As more studies are being done, the science and knowledge of mental health disorders is increasing and exercise is being identified as one of the healing tools. “Experts offer multiple reasons why exercise positively impacts mental health; most agree it’s likely a combination of indirect and direct factors. Better circulation and reduced inflammation, boosts..

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November Monthly Articles

October 30, 2013 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

November is right around the corner, pretty soon it’s Thanksgiving, and BAM… holiday season! Ok, slow-down, take a deep breath. Before the holiday craziness starts, take a few minutes to focus on your health. Here are the monthly health articles collected by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. Food Focus: The Good Dark Side Of Greens!..

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