Practical Wellness

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.

Blowing the Lid Off Sports Drinks

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Supermarket shelves are loaded with sports and energy drinks claiming to boost performance and hydration. But do you really need a specialty drink every time you exercise?

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?

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.

Red Meat

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

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.

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.

Breakfast: Is it Really that Important?

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At certain times of the day, our bodies are primed to digest food, absorb nutrients, and produce insulin at peak efficiency. Linda Lindsay examines how breakfast relates to circadian rhythms, and why you might not want to skip this morning meal.

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.

Ease the Sneeze

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It's allergy season, which is even worse due to the drought. But you don't need to rely on over-the-counter medication to treat your sneezing and itchy eyes when there are natural treatments.