Health

There’s so much to love about Thanksgiving: the turkey, the cornbread stuffing, the pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream and cranberry relish (notice how we only mentioned food?). But all that “loving” can take a toll on your health and fitness. One big meal need not be a permanent setback. If you arm yourself with usable tricks and tools, you can avoid falling down the holiday food and drink rabbit hole.

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Health

Finally…you’re taking that much needed vacation! Leaving behind work pressures, household chores and endless deadlines, you plan to escape your daily routine and indulge yourself a bit. 

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Health

Gone are the days of slathering on oil and baking in the sun for hours. From a health standpoint, we all know that overexposure to UV-rays can change the texture and weaken the elasticity of the skin causing premature wrinkling, uneven skin tone and even cancer.

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Health

Gone are the days of slathering on oil and baking in the sun for hours. From a health standpoint, we all know that overexposure to UV-rays can change the texture and weaken the elasticity of the skin causing premature wrinkling, uneven skin tone and even cancer.

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Mindset

When was the last time you stopped and did something just for you? Yesterday? Last week? Good for you! Last month? Last season? Last year? Uh-Oh! I’m here to tell you that taking a break just for you is NOT a luxury in life, it is a necessity. You don’t have to fly to a faraway destination (although that would be a lovely gift to yourself), but you do need to stop, breathe and focus on meeting your own needs on a regular basis. If you don’t, you may just end up paying a price.

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Taste

The proper diet benefits your physical, mental and emotional health. What you choose to eat can combat diseases, control weight, improve mood, boost energy and improve longevity.

But eating well on a consistent basis can be challenging. Thankfully, these four Valley restaurants come to the rescue by proving that healthy food can also be satisfying and delicious.

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Beauty/ Health

If you thought you were spoiling yourself with your monthly massage sessions, think again. Hotels around the world are taking pampering to an extreme new level of luxury with ridiculously indulgent spa treatments so over the top, they’re practically – and in some cases literally –  gilded. We rounded up the most lavish, luxury-drenched spa treatments from five-star hotels around the globe because it’s never too early to start vacation planning. Some are nearby in California, others in frequently visited spots abroad, while those in exotic locales are best suited for your wish-list.

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Mindset

With Thanksgiving just three weeks away, holiday 2017 has just begun. Holidays mean “more” for everyone. More family and friends, more food and wine, more shopping and celebrating, more decorating and entertaining – all wonderful, exciting things according to the songs, movies and books of the season. But with that, comes more stress. 

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Health

Brace yourselves…October signals the official start of weight gain season and it has come bearing no mercy. By now we’re all too familiar with the stereotypical weigh-gain pattern of the holiday season, that’s old news. What is unknown is why it needs to be that way. People tend to gain around seven pounds each holiday season, a staggering fact attributable to several factors.

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Mindset

Our bodies are a biological miracle of balance engaged in a constant search for homeostasis or internal equilibrium. But when we apply the concept of “balance” to the entirety of our lives, what does it mean? A sense of inner peace and calm? Contentment with the moment? Feeling harmonious with our environment? Whatever it signifies for you, balance is essential for functioning at our full potential. Like dancers or athletes, we all continually move in and out of balance throughout our years. How smoothly we make those transitions can vary.

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Health

Thanks to leading specialty store Saks Fifth Avenue, wearing glasses has never been more fashionable. So when Saks Fifth Avenue, Biltmore Fashion Park opened its new optical boutique last month, I jumped at the chance to schedule an appointment.

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Health

A recent study at the University of Edinburgh suggests that exposing skin to sunlight helps to reduce blood pressure, cuts the risk of heart attack and stroke and even prolongs life. Knowing the benefits of sun, the Valley sure is a great place to be. However, living in the desert does come with some unique health risks.

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Prevent Vacation Weight Gain

Finally…you’re taking that much needed vacation! Leaving behind work pressures, household chores and endless deadlines, you plan to escape your daily routine and indulge yourself a bit.

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Migraine Headaches

Migraines are a mystery. For many years, scientists believed that migraines were linked to the opening and narrowing of blood vessels in the head. Now, doctors believe genes that control the activity of some brain cells are the cause of migraines. Either way, abnormal brain activity may result in a migraine headache

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