5 Reasons Why You Have To Try Thai Massage

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Nothing relaxes me more than Thai Massage. I haven’t had Internet for days now (hence why I’ve been slack with blogging) but I’m not stressed about it. This is unusual for me, and I’m attributing this to the fact I have been having a Thai Massage every other day. How can I refuse when they are $10 an hour? Of course, I like all types of massage – just put me near a massage table and you’ll find me under the sheets soon enough but …

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5 Reasons You Should Consider The Hula Hoop Workout

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I recently went to mu first beachside hoop jam in Thailand. I think its safe to say that I’ve embraced my inner hippie. What’s not to want to embrace? The sea breeze in your hair, funky beats playing in the background as you hula hoop with joy! Besides being a good laugh, its also a great workout. Its easy to get caught in the idea that exercise needs to be hard conjuring up phrases like “Feel the buuuurn!”, “No pain, no gain”, but that’s simply …

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Pump Pump The Jams: Workout Songs To Get The Blood Pumpin’

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Its that time of year again: running season is here! With it, I’m giving you my annual exercise playlist. Sometimes it takes effort to get your stride on and a good soundtrack with catchy workout songs can really help with motivation. Here’s what I’m listening to when I’m gettin’ the body movin’. 1. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You Some Canadian content! This track always uplifts my heart – its great to get me off the couch, even its just for a quick booty shake. …

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3 Ways To Detox Without Cutting Out Foods

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Spring is THE time to detox. This is noted in many traditional medicine, including Ayurveda. Why? Well, according to Ayurveda, spring is a time of dampness and heaviness. This is why it encourages growth and germination. It is governed by an energy referred to as “Kapha” – the earth and water dosha, and because of this Kapha influence, our bodies also accumulate earth and water qualities of moisture, retention and cold. If imbalanced, this is said to lead to internal “dampness”, taking the form of …

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Your Blood: The Key to Anti-Aging

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Many, many people ask me about anti-aging. Anti-aging, I use the term often enough but when I really think about it, its an odd idea isn’t it? How can we be against aging? In reality, it futile because aging is an inevitable process that will keep marching on to the drum of time. What I advocate isn’t so much anti-aging but healthy aging; supporting our tissue health so that we age with resilience and vitality. And how do we do this? Anti-oxidants? Heavier creams? Peeling …

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Alternating Hot and Cold Showers For Anti-Aging

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I have written about the importance of good circulation for anti-aging and treating cellulite in the past. For those who don’t know, our blood is a vehicle to feed our tissues as well as transport waste away. As we age, our circulation slows down along with our metabolism and regeneration, making for less healthy skin tissue. I have seen this directly in hand and foot dryness of those with poor circulation. Because our extremities are the last to receive blood flow, when this is impeded, …

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Get More Iron For Glowing Skin

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In my experience, low iron is a common problem for women. Because iron is packed into our hemoglobin, when we lose blood we lose iron. This makes menstruating women more vulnerable to anemia, even if its subtle. But our periods are not the only causes of iron loss, so is poor digestion. If our digestive strength is impaired, this can prevent proper absorption of iron-rich foods. But this is a beauty blog, so why am I talking about iron? Well, iron deficiency like most deficiencies …

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