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Why I Run: The Big Picture

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, once said "If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon."<p>With "marathon season" upon us, if you're anything like me your social media feeds have been overrun with "marathon fever." Not to take away from Kathrine's …

How Mindfulness Protects Your Heart

Self-aware people have better heart health, a new study suggests.<p>People who are mindful score higher on healthy heart indicators, according to recent …

Are You Unknowingly Shutting Yourself Off From Your Own Wholeness?

In a conversation with a Toronto audience in 2013, Hillary Clinton stated, "Hypothetically speaking, I really do hope that we have a woman president in my lifetime. I hope we will see a woman elected because I think it would send exactly the right historical signal to girls, women as well as boys …

Spirituality

13 Simple Ways to Fight Sugar Cravings

You can live without a trip to the vending machine—just try one of these tactics.<p>Juggling is hard. Holding a crow pose for five minutes? Really difficult. But resisting the urge to eat an entire chocolate bar when you’re stressed/tired/emotional may be almost impossible. Keyword there: <i>almost</i>. While …

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

Read this if you've taken a fitness hiatus.<p>Even when you have the best of intentions, life sometimes gets in the way of a fitness routine. And whatever the reason behind it, the absence of workouts will cause your body to lose some of the progress it had made. Here’s how an exercise hiatus impacts …

The 5 Must-Ask Interview Questions to Determine if Someone's a Fit

I often tell my teams “it is all about the people” and for that to be true, you need to make sure everyone you bring on fits the culture of your business. And whether you are leading teams at a Fortune 500 company or just starting up, the need to make great cultural hires never goes away.<p>To hire …

Fitness Truths: 7 strategies for better recovery

The seven strategies to aid recovery after exercise, from our fitness expert Jean-Claude Vacassin<p>BY <b>Jean-Claude Vacassin</b> | 21 October 2014<p>People will often talk about the concept of over-training, a state that could be defined as a physical, behavioural, and emotional condition that occurs when the …

5 Amazing Fit Trips to Take This Winter

It’s starting to get a little chilly. And, all of a sudden, visions of tropical retreats and oasis' are floating in your brain. You want to plan a …

Body for Rent: Paying the Bills as a Professional Fit Model

I'm a professional fit model — a mannequin with opinions.<p>I didn't plan on becoming a body for hire. My introduction to the field came about accidentally one day when I stopped by the office of a friend who works in the technical department (tech as in garment construction, not Google) of a clothing …

Eyes: The Windows to Your Health

<b>Neal Adams, ophthalmologist:</b><p>You may have heard the saying that the eye is a window to the soul. Well as ophthalmologists, we believe that the eye is a window to the body. It's a window to what we call systemic disorders, like diabetes or high blood pressure.<p>And we can see signs of these when we …

Diabetes