Redefining Exercise: A Necessary Step

You have a very good idea in your mind of what exercise is. It’s not rocket science, as they say, but it can be analyzed on such a level, if that floats your boat. But let’s keep it simple.

For many, exercise ranks in the same category as taking out the trash–something that you need to do on a regular basis, even though you don’t really want to, right?

Asking my friend Google about the definition of exercise results in the following response:

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Steven Siemons ACSM CPT's picture

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

Overwhelmed? Try These Natural Stress Cures

Anxiety is among the most prevalent mental health disorders in the world. It often intersects with other mental health ailments like depression and eating disorders, making it a persistent and difficult illness to treat. Medication and cognitive behavioral therapy are effective treatment options, but here are a few alternative remedies that can help combat the needles of anxiety.

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Cary is an Oregon native with a flair for small business and healthy living. She's passionate about writing and enjoys hiking, reading, and cooking. When she isn't writing about health or business, she is playing with her rescue pitbull, Mazie. 

Prebiotic Foods Improve Sleep and Shield the Body From Stress

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Natural Blaze is blazing a natural path to health and wellness.

Passionate about natural health, food freedom, organic living, alternative medicine, and wellness, Natural Blaze provides free health news, remedies, recipes, wellness, and homesteading tips.

Facing a Stress Epidemic

The Big Squeeze (Pressure)

According to the American Medical Association, 80 to 85 percent of all human illness and disease can be attributed in part to stress. Over two-thirds of all office visits to physicians are for stress-related illness. Stress is a major contributing factor either directly or indirectly to the six leading causes of death in the United States. In a recent study, 75 percent of yoga students reported attending yoga classes for stress management.

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J. Brown is a yoga teacher, writer, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, NY.  His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga blogosphere. Visit his website at jbrownyoga.com

A Monk Shares His Secrets for Getting Better Sleep

by Caroline Gardner | Van Winkle's

After living in a Himalayan monastery and exploring ancient Eastern traditions, Pedram Shojai arrived in Los Angeles with more than a few secrets to share with the modern, urban patients at his Chinese medicine practice.

The first tip? Put sleep at the top of their priority list.

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Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

Oh Those Helena Handbasket Days ...

Sometimes when you make a big change in your life, all hell breaks loose around you.

I mean, here you are, all pumped up from your brand-new and exciting decision to…

….leave your overworked/underpaid job
….start taking better care of yourself
….clear your clutter
….start charging what you’re worth
….actually work on your creative project for 15 minutes every day

And you’re feeling so good and brave!

You feel joyful and excited and have butterflies in your stomach!

And then….
And then….
And then…

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Originally from Chicago, Samantha Bennett is a writer, speaker, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist and the author of the bestselling "Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day" (New World Library)

She is the creator of www.TheOrganizedArtistCompany.com and www.TheOrganizedEntrepreneurCompany.com, both organizations dedicated to helping creative people get unstuck, especially by helping them focus and move forward on their goals.

Now based in a tiny beach town outside of Los Angeles, Bennett offers her revolutionary online workshops to overwhelmed procrastinators, frustrated overachievers, and recovering perfectionists everywhere.

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10/05/2017
You have a very good idea in your mind of what exercise is. It’s not rocket science, as they say, but it can be analyzed on such a level, if that floats your boat. But let’s keep it simple. For... read more
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Anxiety is among the most prevalent mental health disorders in the world. It often intersects with other mental health ailments like depression and eating disorders, making it a persistent and... read more
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03/07/2017
By John Summerly Prebiotic foods are linked with reduced risks of skin conditions, digestive problems, and even autoimmune disease. Over two thousand years ago, Hippocrates stated that ‘All... read more
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10/21/2016
The Big Squeeze (Pressure) According to the American Medical Association, 80 to 85 percent of all human illness and disease can be attributed in part to stress. Over two-thirds of all office... read more
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04/08/2016
by Caroline Gardner | Van Winkle's After living in a Himalayan monastery and exploring ancient Eastern traditions, Pedram Shojai arrived in Los Angeles with more than a few secrets to share with... read more
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05/30/2015
Sometimes when you make a big change in your life, all hell breaks loose around you. I mean, here you are, all pumped up from your brand-new and exciting decision to… ….leave your overworked/... read more
Runner on snowy winter road with arms outstretched
10/05/2017
You have a very good idea in your mind of what exercise is. It’s not rocket science, as they say, but it can be analyzed on such a level, if that floats your boat. But let’s keep it simple. For... read more
Anxious woman with fingers on her temples, stressed out.
04/20/2017
Anxiety is among the most prevalent mental health disorders in the world. It often intersects with other mental health ailments like depression and eating disorders, making it a persistent and... read more
Top view of many artichokes together.
03/07/2017
By John Summerly Prebiotic foods are linked with reduced risks of skin conditions, digestive problems, and even autoimmune disease. Over two thousand years ago, Hippocrates stated that ‘All... read more
Red stress ball with pained face half buried in the sand.
10/21/2016
The Big Squeeze (Pressure) According to the American Medical Association, 80 to 85 percent of all human illness and disease can be attributed in part to stress. Over two-thirds of all office... read more
two dogs asleep on bed pillows
04/08/2016
by Caroline Gardner | Van Winkle's After living in a Himalayan monastery and exploring ancient Eastern traditions, Pedram Shojai arrived in Los Angeles with more than a few secrets to share with... read more
iPhone with Don't Panic message
05/30/2015
Sometimes when you make a big change in your life, all hell breaks loose around you. I mean, here you are, all pumped up from your brand-new and exciting decision to… ….leave your overworked/... read more