Easier than you think
Fear of the unknown. It stops us from doing so many things, from being our best. And it is the one thing that holds many people back from joining a fitness program. When people decide to lose weight and tone up, most look for a program to help them achieve their goals. But common fears and misconceptions make people reluctant to join an exercise program, be it boot camp, a gym membership, or any other fitness regimen.
Misconception #1: Everyone will be in great shape and I wonít be able to keep up.
Truth: In most programs, there are people of all fitness levels. Trainers know this and provide options for students at any fitness level. Therefore, even though one person is doing pushups on their feet, there are others who are doing pushups on their knees (and many of them do). You can walk instead of run if you arenít ready yet, or have knee issues, for example.
Misconception #2: I need to get in shape before I join a program . . . Read More
Deciding to start a family is an exciting time. Yet for many couples, trying to conceive can be a challenge. About 7.3 million people in the U.S., or one in eight couples, deals with infertility. For these families-to-be, it becomes a waiting game month after month, and the excitement can turn into doubt, guilt, and frustration.
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Winter brings holiday decorations, family celebrations, and snow-covered scenery. Letís focus on that, but know that aromatherapy and the use of all-natural, essential oils from specific plant species can offer relief for many of the less desirable traits that also tend to follow the season. Diving right in, here are the natural antidotes to what may bother you, and how to use them.
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Herbs for Winter Health
To man and animal alike, wintertime is a challenge. Our respiratory and immune systems are tested by weather that features cold, wind, and snow. We endure the long, dark nights and retreat inside to breathe in the dry air, indoor allergens, and beat away depression. But by acknowledging the season and learning to shift with it, we can move through nature's rhythm with grace. And maybe a few herbs.
We can set a solid foundation for winter. . . Read More
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