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Practical Wellness falls under the Wellness & Learning umbrella, which covers all things fitness and wellness in creative and inspiring ways that resonate with people living in a mountain community.

The Gluten-Free Craze: Fad or Necessity?

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When Truckee contractor Dan Moore cut gluten from his diet, he didn’t do it for his health. Moore’s wife was going gluten-free, and he...

Beef — It’s Warming the Planet

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Cattle produces about 100 gallons of methane per beast, per day

What Do You Really Know About Zika?

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To date, 1,800 Americans have returned from overseas infected with Zika. Of these, 134 are Californians, including one man from the Sacramento area.

The Key to Good Habits

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How should you classify your habit forming techniques?

Common Summertime Myths

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Here’s a look at the facts behind a number of common summertime myths, particularly those affecting us here in Tahoe where the humidity is low, the UV rays are strong, and everyone is recreating in the glorious outdoors.

Kill Your Pain, Not Your Liver

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Be wise with over-the-counter pain medications

Why Weight? The Benefits of Strength Training for All Ages

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Strenght training is beneficial for all age groups, from 20-year-olds to senior citizens.

“Healthy” Foods That Aren’t

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Certain foods like granola bars and yogurt may seem healthy, but don't let the packaging fool you.

If You Don’t Snooze, You Lose

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Everyone knows that sleep loss makes you feel lousy. But losing sleep early in the night has a different effect on memory, learning, and creativity than losing the same number of hours toward morning. Linda Lindsay examines why everyone needs a full night of sleep —especially students heading back to school.

The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

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Avoid ingesting pesticides by learning which fruits and veggies have the most, and least,chemicals with the Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen list.