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Fitness Tips of Champions

My 8 and 6 year old could not be more excited for the Olympics.  They have really fallen in love with Michael Phelps and all of his accomplishments.  For me personally, watching these athletes compete truly gets me fired up.  They work so hard for so long, it is all about personal accomplishment of lifelong dreams.  Olympic athletes train for years in order to compete in the Olympics.  This typically includes an extensive workout regime, a strict diet, and intense mental conditioning, but they didn’t get there overnight.  As with most things, health and wellness takes time and gradual change.  …

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Get Healthy Glowing Skin in 30 Minutes

Have you ever wondered how celebrities do it?  Not only do they flaunt flawless skin every time they walk outside, but they manage to keep and maintain it even with their fast-paced lifestyles.  Meanwhile, breakouts and other skin issues follow us mere mortals around like a bad plague!  What is their secret, and what can we do to experience healthy glowing skin without needing to purchase expensive creams, cleansers and lotions? Where Do Skin Problems Start? Getting down to the science of it all, blemishes and other skin problems can originate from a myriad of sources.  For starters, hormonal imbalances can …

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Natural Ways to Detox Your Body After the 4th of July

There is nothing quite like the 4th of July:  family, friends, fireworks, and let’s not forget my favorite part, the food! Typically, a 4th of July celebration is not complete without a little BBQ and other sinfully delicious treats like potato salad, creamed corn, deviled eggs and a myriad of desserts.  If you are anything like me, then you don’t feel the repercussions of your actions until AFTER the fun…  I call it “eater’s remorse” and it hits the day after partaking in the holiday’s gastronomical adventures – in this case, July 5th. Before the fun, my bathroom scale and I were …

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Looking for an Infrared Sauna? 4 Key Questions Buyers Should Ask

Doctors and health experts like Dr. Amy Myers and Dave Asprey frequently extol the benefits of infrared saunas for everything from skin purification to improved circulation. Whether you’re looking for a sauna to improve your general health and wellness, or to treat or prevent a chronic condition, it’s important to choose the right sauna for you—one that’s effective, safe, and proven. Buying a sauna is a big investment and researching the many technical specifications to ensure that you’re purchasing the right one can take time. It may be tempting to jump on a good deal or snap up the first one …

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6 Ways to Boost the Immune System

As summer fades into autumn, another season also begins – cold and flu season. While cold temperatures alone don’t cause viral infections, a lowered core body temperature can weaken the immune system’s ability to fight off illness. Help yourself stay healthy with these six immune-boosting strategies. Choose Immune-Boosting Herbs A variety of herbs can help your immune system fight off illness: Echinacea tea helps fight off upper respiratory tract infections, including cold and flu viruses. Panax ginseng contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Garlic doubles as an antibacterial and immune booster. Ginger promotes healthy lung function and may help reduce …

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The Benefits of Sweating

Sweat is something most of us are uncomfortable with. Sweat is often seen as embarrassing and unhygienic – despite being a perfectly natural body function that all of us experience. In spite of its perception of being unclean and therefore unhealthy, sweat is actually beneficial for our health. Don’t believe us? Read on to discover some health benefits of sweating. Body Detoxification The skin is one of the largest organs in the body. It is also an important part of your body’s natural detoxification process – and sweat is the vehicle that your body uses to carry harmful toxins out …

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Toxic Mold Exposure and Your Health

Your home could be making you sick – and you might not even know it. From bathrooms to basements, many areas of our home feature prime growing conditions for mold. Although some molds are benign or even beneficial – penicillin, for example, is produced from mold – most molds have a range of adverse health effects that could be contributing to a lower standard of living at home. Don’t live with mold! Discover the negative health effects of mold, and learn more about how you can prevent and treat household mold. How Mold Affects Our Health A little moisture and …

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4 Celebrities Who Use Infrared Saunas

Need one more reason to try out infrared sauna therapy?  It’s one of the biggest anti-aging trends in the celebrity world! Health-focused celebs are touting the benefits of infrared saunas – from detox to weight loss to improved sleep – as a key component of their health and wellness regimes. Some even claim infrared saunas as a secret to their beauty! Just check out these four superstars who use an infrared sauna on a regular basis. Jennifer Anniston When it comes to beauty, Jennifer Anniston is all about the natural methods, including infrared sauna use. During an interview this summer …

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Sunlighten Saunas Celebrates 16 Years

This month marks Sunlighten Sauna’s 16th anniversary. And while every year is a big year here at Sunlighten, this past year saw a couple of extra-special occasions and announcements. Sunlighten Company Vision This year we revamped our company vision to better align with our mission here at Sunlighten. Our new Sunlighten Vision reads: “We are committed to innovating wellness products and services that empower you to improve your quality of life. As the company of choice for businesses, consumers, and trusted experts, Sunlighten welcomes you to our growing global community. We want to make a difference. That’s what drives us.” …

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Top 5 Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid

You probably don’t know it, but the products on your bathroom counter contain almost as many chemicals as the average cleaning cabinet. We use cosmetics and personal care items to keep our appearance neat and our bodies clean – yet the majority of personal care products on the market today are chock full of questionable ingredients. Of the tens of thousands of chemicals used in the manufacture of personal care products, few are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug and Administration (FDA). These chemicals range from allergens and hormone disruptors to carcinogens. Cleaning up your cosmetic routine can be …

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