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Boosting Immunity with Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient that has been used for good health and protection against respiratory infections for over eighty years. Recent studies suggest that vitamin D supplementation may have a protective effect against viruses and COVID-19. The studies show that coronavirus patients who are vitamin D deficient are more likely to suffer […]

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Staying Covid-safe on the slopes—What you can do

The act of skiing and boarding keeps people naturally distanced, yet, there are situations when you’ll want to take extra precautions. While most resorts are requiring reservations to ensure lower volumes of skiers and boarders on the mountain, there may still be clogging in lift lines, lodges and food spots. Keep practicing the three W’s(!): […]

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Powerful Parsley – The many benefits of this sturdy winter herb

You may think of parsley as just a garnish that hangs out on the side of a plate to make food look better. Nonetheless, this green herb has a lot going for it as a condiment, food, and even medicine. Parsley is in the same family as carrot and celery, and used by chefs, herbalists, […]

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Winter Warm up + Core Strengthener

Getting warmed up for your favorite winter sport doesn’t have to be a time consuming exercise. In fact, you can do it right before you head out the door or just before strapping on your equipment. A basic warm up can improve your performance and prevent injuries. That’s because you enhance neuromuscular control and muscular […]

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Seated Hamstring Stretch

For many years this stretch was called the “hurdler’s stretch” because one leg was bent at the knee with the foot positioned behind, away from the body. It was found to put too much strain on the knee and deemed “contraindicated.” The modern version is still called the hurdler stretch, but the difference is the […]

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The Benefits of Deep Breathing

There’s a lot of talk these days about the benefits of deep breathing. The conversation is not new. Breathing techniques have been advocated for centuries, especially by ancient religious masters. Scientific studies show that controlled breathing can reduce stress, increase mental focus and enhance immune function. There are a variety of descriptions for breathing practices, […]

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Persimmons—The Seasonal Superfood

It’s persimmon season—the perfect time to embrace this ancient fruit for its versatility and health benefits. Originally from China, this beautifully orange-hued fruit is packed with flavor (think apricot and honey) and nutrient dense. Just be sure to find them while you can. Persimmon season is from October through January. Persimmons can be consumed fresh, […]

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National Healthy Skin Month

November is National Healthy Skin Month and a good time to assess the condition of your skin. As the seasons change, so does your skin. Here are skin care tips from the American Academy of Dermatology. Know your skin type. Select products formulated for your type of skin: • Sensitive—some formulations may burn or sting […]

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Avoid the “Laptop Hunch” – Improve your posture with these simple steps

With so many of us working and socializing remotely, it’s time to stop hunching over our laptops and sit up straight. Are you feeling sore in your neck, shoulders or back? It could be from all that time spent on the computer social distancing. Here are a few exercises that can relieve discomfort and improve […]

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What is Motivation and How Do You Get it?

In talking to friends lately, there’s a lot of talk about motivation, or a lack thereof. It’s not surprising. Especially during this time of COVID 19 and the pandemic. What’s surprising is collectively they shared symptoms of mild to severe stress, with lack of interest in work, exercise, eating well, and being social. Pandemic Fatigue […]

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