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Healthy Foods You Can Use To Offset Your Cravings

Can’t stop thinking about that Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey that’s just sitting there in your freezer? How about when you’ve had a long and busy day: surely you deserve that bag of chips? What about when you’re tired and you need some extra sugar as a pick-me-up? Thoughts like this aren’t uncommon, and food […]

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Exercise & Fertility: How Much Should You be Doing?

Exercise can improve circulation, prevent chronic disease (i.e. Cardiovascular disease), manage and/or prevent metabolic syndromes (i.e. pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes mellitus), help manage anxiety and moderate depression, and help manage and prevent weight gain, just to name a few. But did you know that it can also boost your fertility? Being healthy is important for […]

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by Emma Thake

Realistic New Years Resolutions

New Years Eve, as I am sure all of you are aware, is tomorrow! For many of us, this is a chance to start fresh and make positive changes. New Years Resolutions can be tricky though, because often people start off too ambitiously and then cannot follow through. Did you know that out of all […]

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Morning Yoga While you ‘Snooze’: A Ten Minute Journey to Waking Up

The motivation required to have a morning yoga practice can be difficult to find before 8:30am. My advice would be to keep it very simple – that way you can eliminate as many early decisions as possible! When your alarm goes off, push snooze and try to use those ten minutes to connect with your body […]

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Yoga for your First Trimester

A first trimester body doesn’t appear different to the outside eye, however, there are many new happenings occurring within. When you’re pregnant, your body is experiencing drastic increases in estrogen, progesterone and relaxin. The fetus and placenta are completing the important job of forming proper attachment to the uterine wall.  Because of all of these […]

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Active & Safe

Life is movement and our bodies were meant to be in motion. When thought in that context, it shouldn’t be surprising that staying active can help reduce the risk of dozens of diseases and health issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want people to know that “the health benefits of physical activity far […]

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On Stretching

As a dancer, I can feel my body getting stiffer and less flexible within days of going without stretching. For most individuals it isn’t necessary to be able to touch your nose to your knees with your legs stretched out, so why is stretching so important?

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Ready to Meet your Baby? These Yoga Poses will Help You Prepare

Whether you’ve had a difficult pregnancy or glided through the last nine months, when the due date comes…you’re ready to see baby.

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10 Reasons why Sleeping well is Important to Lose Weight and Stay Fit

Are you doing all the right things and yet you’re still not losing weight? Evidence shows that sleeping well is as important as exercising or a balanced diet.

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Caring for summer’s minor mishaps: sprains and strains (Part II)

This is the second part of the YinOva Center First Aid Essentials series is focusing on Sprains and Strains. This post is for anyone who has ever ran, jumped, danced, rode, or landed. In other words, this could help all of us in the, hopefully not so near, future! 

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Why Take the Stairs?

When Mayor Bloomberg announced his new initiative to encourage new constructions to make stairs more accessible, a storm of opinions and “nanny-state” comments were thrown around. But why did it evoke the heated reactions?  

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Spring into wellness: Basic Moves to Reignite your Body Now

Spring is finally here! Can you feel the shift in energy?

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