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Here’s Why Warmups and Cooldowns Need to be Part of Your Workout Routine

Warming up and cooling down are two important components of every fitness routine, but how can you use them to improve the quality of your workout? Benefits of a Warmup Although there’s no strict definition for what constitutes a “warmup,” the basic idea is doing an activity or exercise at a slower pace to help […]

Funny Friday

Create Your Own Happy: Stargazing

Stargazing is easily enjoyed any time you look up at the night sky. You can get started with just a few observations and no equipment needed. Here are some tips from the National Parks Service’s Night Skies Program. A whole new world comes alive at night and is waiting to be explored. When you head […]

Want to Feel Less Tired? Eat These 5 Things

While it may be tempting to relocate your Keurig to your desk—or abandon your desk for a nap—add these foods to your rotation instead. By Nicole Saporita Is your 3 p.m. slump starting to feel more like a 9 a.m. to 6 p.m slump? Been there. If you’ve ruled out the obvious culprits like stress, […]

Motivation Monday

Funny Friday

10 Quotes That Motivate Us, Bring Us Joy, and Give Us a Boost of Inspiration

Words hold the power to arm us with resilience and help us when we’re feeling stuck. By Marina Khidekel, Chief Content Officer at Thrive Words hold the power to give us a boost of inspiration when we’re feeling stuck, fill us with joy when we need a boost, and arm us with resilience and strength during a difficult time. […]

3 Essential Mindfulness Practices

We often talk about mindfulness experts, but what does it mean to be an expert in mindfulness? Needless to say, there are many different kinds of people who are highly knowledgeable in the field: researchers, teachers, practitioners who have maintained their practice over decades… Yet, at the same time, we can really only become experts […]

11 Very Healthy Foods You Should be Eating Regularly

Most trendy diets share a list of off-limit foods, which can range from beans and dairy to whole grains and sugar. However, there are some foods considered so nutritious they make practically any approved list. Thinking in those terms can be more helpful for reaching health goals. “Thinking about what you can’t have feels restrictive. But shifting your perspective to […]

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