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articles by: Kara, selected from Experience Life

How to Pick an Energy Bar

They promise power, performance, and enhanced recovery, but many energy bars are little more than candy bars by another name. The worst are full of sugar, refined flours, artificial ingredients, and h…

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sweat

If you totaled up Christopher Bergland’s athletic achievements, they would be the equivalent of running around the world four times, biking to the moon and back, and swimming across the Atlantic and h…

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Body-Weight Moves You Can Do Anywhere

Start with a few moments of deep breathing or meditation to prepare your body-mind for action. Next, to engage your entire body and get your heart rate up in under 10 minutes, focus on multijoint stre…

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How to Heal a Leaky Gut

Modern life is hard on your gut. Your entire digestive tract can be affected by stress, processed foods, alcohol, medications, and bacteria. All that chronic irritation can lead to inflammati…

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How to Avoid Drama and Blame in Your Relationships

Are your relationships defined by tired role-play? Here's how to break out of character. As a child, I routinely told my mother when I thought my friends were being mean. I knew she would tel…

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Boost Your Energy by Feeding Your Mitochondria

They’re essential to energy, focus, vitality, and metabolism. And yet most of us have no idea how our mitochondria work. Here’s how to tune up your body’s quadrillions of “energy factories” so you can…

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10 Ways You Can Reinvent Yourself in 2015

We hear a lot of talk about how to reinvent our lives, and it usually involves becoming something, as in “Become a warrior instead of a worrier” or “Become a manifester instead of a resister.”  That’…

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Why You Should Wash Your Clothes Before You Wear Them

As many as 2,000 chemicals may be involved in making the clothes in your closet. They include pesticides, toxic dyes, and formaldehyde — a known carcinogen used as a mildew preventive in the fashion w…

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Recognizing & Preventing Noise Pollution’s Daunting Health Impacts

Electronics beep and buzz, music blares, traffic zooms. Everyday noise is more than just irritating — it can have a nasty impact on our health. Here's what you can do to quiet the clamor. Noi…

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Testosterone Tweaks for Men & Women

Men are confronting an epidemic of low "T," while some women are struggling with too much. Here are natural strategies for right-sizing your levels. In the television commercials, men with sa…

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about Kara, selected from Experience Life

Experience Life is the best whole-life health and fitness magazine you’ve never heard of — until now!  We aim to empower people to live their best, most authentic lives, and challenge the conventions of hype, gimmicks, and superficiality in favor of a discerning, whole-person perspective. Visit ExperienceLife.com to explore 10-plus years of archives, to sign up for our newsletters, and to subscribe to our print or digital editions. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people... more

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