In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
Each of us has a secret source of energy. You can’t hold it in your hand or see it in a book. Most mysteriously, it can boost your energy, mood and motivation without you even knowing it.
It’s a smell. Not just any smell, but a... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below... Read more
With the holidays approaching, you've probably got gift-giving on your mind. Stumped over what to get Uncle Joe or Mary, your college roommate? If your friend or family member has expressed interest in getting healthy or already has an established... Read more
Although people with depression may exhibit many of the same symptoms, thoughts and feelings, there are actually several different types of depression. Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms to make a proper diagnosis. Each type of depression has dif... Read more
Never thought that I would be on the cutting edge of another impossible trend in group exercise classes.
I used to go to commercialized yoga classes fairly frequently for a few years. Though not at the very height of THEIR trend here in New Yor... Read more
I have never done yoga before, though I have always been drawn to it. I never wanted to start with videos because I always felt that it would be best for me to have an instructor, especially in the beginning, to help me know how to do the poses prope... Read more
I want to try taking a spin class at my local rec. center. I am a little nervous about it as I am REALLY out of shape and have no idea what to expect. Can anyone offer any words of advice?... Read more
I have tried different combinations of these words but I can't find any thing in exercise tracker that will work. The class is a 45 min water aquatics-Arthritis class. There is about 10 min of high cardio but rest of movements are low impact exercise... Read more
Recently I started teaching boxercise class, usually I have two groups of people: one group is doing punches (jabs, hooks, upper cuts) and another group is doing exercises (burpees, push ups, sit ups, squat jumps etc.) and then they're... Read more
After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to... Read more
I've written about the miracles of the rice sock. This handy low-tech gadget eased an excruciating sinus headache I had a few weeks back. Since I made mine, it had soothed sore knees after yoga, loosened a tight lower back and even warmed cold feet a... Read more
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