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7 Yoga Poses

Why do you do yoga? As Marlynn Wei, M.D., J.D., notes in her article for Psychology Today, yoga actually changes the gray matter. Yes, your brain goes through structural changes the longer you practice yoga,...
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You Are What You Digest: Food Enzymes

You’re at your favorite restaurant. You’ve just been seated. Your eyes scour the menu: barbecue bacon cheddar burger, three-cheese macaroni, loaded steak fries, Cajun chicken alfredo. Your stomach grumbles ...
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Wu Xing: the 5 Chinese Elements

Western thought considers elements to be the parts of matter. The Greek four elements, for example (fire, air, earth, and water), were said to contain all the building blocks of matter. But when the Chinese ...
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Qi: The Supreme Energy

Qi (pronounced “chee” and also spelled chi or ki) is one of the two root concepts that—along with the duality of yin and yang—form the basis for Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM. Qi is energy in all its ...
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5 Ways to Stay Hydrated While Remaining Active

You’ll probably never hear anyone tell you to drink less water. The amount of water in your body directly and deeply affects how many of your body’s functions work. If you are dehydrated, you just won’t be able...
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5 Natural Sources of Vitamin B-6

There are eight members of the B-vitamin family, and each of them plays a very important role in your body’s internal functions. While the B-vitamins work best when taken together, each individual B-vitamin is ...
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What is a Walnut?

We all know that nuts are great for our health, but few people know the differences between certain types of nuts. Additionally, a lot of people are unaware that understanding these differences is key to a ...
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What Counts as an Aerobic Workout?

If only texting and typing could be called aerobic workouts! Alas, our modern lifestyle leads many of us to become too sedentary, meaning that we sit far too long during the day to promote healthy bodies...