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How to Get Re-Inspired After Taking a Break from Your Fitness Routine

Trainer Katie Austin’s top ways to get back to the gym without the stress. By Lindsey Benoit O’Connell, Deputy Editor, Entertainment + Partnerships at Thrive Global You may have heard of Thighmaster fitness instructor Denise Austin, but her daughter Katie Austin is a fitness force in her own right.  Given her mom’s job, Katie Austin says that health and exercise have always […]

What Our Body Clocks Can Tell Us About the Way We Work

“In the workplace, having greater control of time leads to higher productivity.” By Julia Hobsbawm, Editor-at-large for Social Health We can’t stretch time. When I ask students or people in an audience what the number 168 means they often look blank. It is the number of hours in the week. It is almost as if we have […]

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Helping Children Embrace Big Emotions

What we wish most for our children is that they may be happy. When facing times of crisis, or simply life’s regular ups and downs, what can we do to support our children’s search for sustainable happiness? BY WENDY O’LEARY, MARCH 18, 2020, WELL-BEING I can clearly remember sitting in a parents group when my youngest […]

Doing this 1 thing every day can boost your overall well being

By Steve Adcock, June 18, 2020 Over the past several weeks, you’ve probably noticed something that hasn’t changed very much. What’s that? Your environment.  You might be working from home now instead of commuting to an office. Until recently, most stores and restaurants were closed, which means we’ve been stuck in our house for longer than we’re […]

Refresh Your Monday with a Sun Salutation

The Sun Salutation can alleviate stress and also stretches out every part of the body. Start Monday with yoga and exercise for your body and mind. Among its many benefits, yoga can be ideal for reducing stress and anxiety while improving strength and flexibility. Begin your day with Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskar — an […]

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