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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.

Time-Restricted Eating

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If you like the idea of intermittent fasting, but can’t imagine a day without food, Time-Restricted Eating may be the answer. You get to eat every day, as long as you do so within an eight to 12-hour window. By aligning with your body’s natural circadian rhythms, just about every biological system — including fat burning — will work more efficiently.

Tropical Oils: Healthy or Hazardous?

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Tropical oils like palm kernel oil, palm oil, and coconut oil have lots of health benefits, but it depends on how they are processed.

Get Cultured

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The yogurt aisle used to be a pretty straightforward place, offering a handful of flavors and a choice of nonfat, low-fat, or whole milk yogurt. But most yogurts are marketed to appear healthier than they really are. To find a quality product, here are some things you should know.

Caffeine: What’s All the Buzz About?

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We know that caffeine perks us up. But the compound also boosts focus and physical endurance, and lowers the risk of a number of diseases. Here’s what to expect from your daily cappuccino or Earl Grey.

The Key to Good Habits

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How should you classify your habit forming techniques?

Easy Ways to Supercharge Your Fruits and Veggies

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By making a few easy changes, you can up the nutritional value of fruits and veggies.

Circadian Rhythms and LED Blues

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LED screens on our devices produce an abundant amount of blue light, and this particular light is wreaking havoc with our sleep and our health.

The Power of Om

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Meditation actually changes the brain’s structure, thickening areas associated with sensory processes and attention, and slowing (and possibly reversing) age-related loss of brain tissue in the grey and white matter.

The Paradox of Alcohol

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You might argue that pale ale is better than stout, martinis beat Manhattans, or pinot is superior to cabernet, but there’s one thing we can all agree on when it comes to alcohol; heavy drinking and binging is bad for us.

Red Meat

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Meat can wreak serious havoc on your health. Here's six reasons not to have steak for dinner.