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5 Ways Meditation Supports Health

5 Ways Meditation Supports Health

The idea of mindful awareness originated in early Buddhist theory and practice, and has made its way to the West. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR, has been taken up in popular culture for all kinds of purposes. ...
Health Raiser Spotlight: Liz

Health Raiser Spotlight: Liz

Remember: You’re in the driver’s seat. When Liz, our Health Raiser of the Week, felt like her life was spinning out of control, she made the decision to do something about it. Lizzle (as she’s known around the Vitacost office) stresses that everyone ...
Health Raiser Spotlight: Jermaine

Health Raiser Spotlight: Jermaine

Which came first, healthiness or happiness? It’s a tough question, but maybe we don’t have to have an answer. Our Health Raiser of the Week, Jermaine, explains that they’re one in the same. But to truly be healthy and happy, you’re going to need to d ...
Harnessing the Power of Gratitude

Harnessing the Power of Gratitude

Gratitude does not come easily to me. I’m a bit of a gratitude curmudgeon, a little resentful of having to dutifully cultivate an “attitude of gratitude.” But after doing more reading about what gratitude actually is, and especially after reading Bre ...
When is it OK to Skip a Workout?

When is it OK to Skip a Workout?

You’re automatically exempt from exercise if you’re seriously injured or contagiously ill. That’s a no-brainer. But then there are days when you aren’t at your best or motivation has gone MIA. You have to ask yourself: is it okay to skip the gym just ...
4 Surprising Benefits of Burning Incense

4 Surprising Benefits of Burning Incense

Anyone tuned into the culture of incense, traditionally used as a devotional adjunct to worship, knows its good for the soul. But now science is catching up with ancient wisdom and showing that incense is also good for our brain. An international tea ...
Are You More Stressed Than You Think?

Are You More Stressed Than You Think?

It’s like termites gnawing away at your house’s foundation. From the inside out, stress breaks you down. Whether it surfaces severely as panic attacks or as gradual weight gain, stress is your fit body’s worst enemy. Though exercising helps relieve s ...