Mind & Body Giveaway: the Winners Are…

Spartan+Race+2Our first randomly selected grand prize winner, who will be receiving a free Spartan Race and a first edition copy of Joe De Sena’s Spartan Up!  (it will be shipped directly to you from the publisher, when it’s released on May 13th) is KM Loove (FB fan page).

Our second winner, who will also receive a free Spartan Race, is Miriam Neville (Twitter).

Congratulations to you both! Good luck in your races!  :)

I will be contacting both of you on the platforms that your entries were selected from, to insure that you are aware that you’ve won and arrange to (privately) send your race codes, and collect the address of the grand prize winner, so that the publisher can ship your book directly to you in May.


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Garcinia Cambogia – An Effective Way to Lose Weight

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Garcinia Cambogia

By Arleene Jones

There is a latest weight-loss supplement in the market and that is Garcinia Cambogia. It is considered to be so effective that everybody is opting for it. Even the prominent Dr. Oz has recommended it and called it ‘The Holy Grail of Weight Loss’. So does it really work or is it just hype? Let’s have a closer look.

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Mind & Body Giveaway – Enter to Win!

Win a first edition copy of “Spartan Up!” and a FREE Spartan Race!

Spartan-Up-BookIf you want to learn how to overcome obstacles and achieve peak performance in your everyday life, Spartan Up!” is the book for you! You can pre-order “Spartan Up!” on Amazon.com today (release/ship date May 13th) or you could enter to win it here, along with a free Spartan Race.


There will be two winners. The first (randomly selected) winner will receive the grand prize – a first edition copy of “Spartan Up!” by Spartan Race founder Joe De Sena and one free Spartan Race. The second winner will also get a chance to test their mettle with a free Spartan Race.


To enter, just write “enter me” or some such in the comment section below, tweet me on Twitter  or comment on our FB fan page or Google + page. You may enter once on each of these platforms. Entries will be accepted until March 30th and the winners will be announced on March 31st. Good luck! :D

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Practicing Yoga At Work Made Simple

Chair-YogaBy Berta J Middendorf

Just a few hours after you sit in front of the office computer, the body starts aching a great deal. Therefore, if you truly want to practice yoga and stay fit then you can easily do so in the office just by following some simple steps. One of the best ways to refresh and relax the stationery joints and muscles is to carry out some yoga moves in your office. You don’t have to worry about anything as you can easily perform it in the office.

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil for Headaches

Eucalyptus-Oil---1-fl.oz-31For years, I have used eucalyptus essential oil, alone and in combination with other oils, to treat muscle and joint aches/pains, but for headaches I was loyal to peppermint. I had always used peppermint essential oil when the tea wasn’t working quickly enough, but on one occasion, a few months back, I had run out of peppermint oil and decided to try the eucalyptus.

If you’ve read my article Natural Cures for Headaches, you already know how to apply essential oil for headache relief. But if you haven’t, here it is:
“Dilute a drop or two in ½ tsp base oil (grape seed is great) and massage this aromatherapy treatment into your temples and neck.”

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Winter Care With Ayurveda

winter-skincareBy Chris Clark

Winter is a season in which our skin undergoes so many changes dues some undesirable climatic conditions. Contrary to this belief, Ayurveda suggests this as the best time to enhance the skin as well as immune system.

Here below swami Ramdev have suggested what kind of diet is to being taken to cope up such weather condition.

People with kapha dosha constituents

People with Kapha dosha type have soft as well as radiant skin type. These people have restricted blood circulation in the body. These types of skins tend to get rough and dry during this winter season.

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Exercising with a Workout Buddy

workout-partnerBy Eliza Anderson

Starting an exercising routine by yourself can be a daunting task. Many of us live very busy lives where finding the time and desire to work out can be very challenging. Some days we feel that we have too much going on to squeeze in a workout, and other days we are just not in the mood for exercise. One great way to help you get past these obstacles is by finding yourself a workout buddy.

First find a friend who, like you, is interested in beginning a daily exercise program. Then find a place for you to exercise such as a local gym. Also pick a time that you can both take time to exercise each and every day. Stay consistent with your time and exercise at the same time every day in order to help you make exercising habitual. After you have found a workout buddy, joined a gym, and picked a time to exercise, you are ready to begin!

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Rotator Cuff Tendon Exercise, the Key to Healing Naturally

rotator cuff tendonBy Steve Kaiser

Rotator cuff tendon is a sturdy band of tissue that connects muscle to bone like any tendon. It is a strong, sinuous substance that is able to withstand tension. A tendon works with its muscle to exert a pulling force. Frequently what leads to a rotator cuff injury, is over use of the tendon.

The cuff has eight distinct tendons. There are four muscles and each is connected at both ends by tendons. It is where each of the tendons attach to the Humeral Head of the upper arm that they form the “cuff”. Regularly rotator cuff injury symptoms are focused upon this area.

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Coping With Stress – Stress Management Tips and Tricks

Young Woman ThinkingBy Kara Heissman

Stress is a part of life. We all have our own shares of stress and stressors regardless of our occupation, age or gender.Although there’s really not one exact perfect definition of stress, I would like to go with Merriam-Webster’s definition which states that “Stress is a constraining force or influence as a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation”. Indeed, stress does not only affect one part of our being, it affects every part of our lives–mental, emotional and physical aspects.

When stress is not handled properly, it may contribute to the development of a wide array of emotional, mental and physical health problems. Thus, to help you better live with stress, I would like to share with you a few anti-stress tips that I personally use to deal with stress.

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Maps: The Mysterious Link Between Antibiotics and Obesity | Mother Jones

Lately, I’ve been fascinated by a study on antibiotic prescription rates across the United States that was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers found a surprisingly wide variation among the states, and the rates—expressed in terms of prescriptions per 1,000 people—seemed to follow a geographical pattern: The Southeast had the highest rates, while the West’s were lower. West Virginia had the most prescriptions, and Alaska had the fewest. The rest of the country fell somewhere in between. Here’s a map of the findings:

Continued @Mother Jones – Maps: The Mysterious Link Between Antibiotics and Obesity | Mother Jones.

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