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4 Essential Exercises for People with Bad Knees

A lot of people avoid any specific exercise regimen because they have "bad knees." What this means is weak, unstable knees — the kind that would benefit from the right type of exercise. What they turn…

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5 Healthy Habits That Could Be Polluting the Water

You try to live a healthy lifestyle, but could some of your healthy habits be harming our waters? Here are 5 healthy habits that may have undesirable effects on the health of our water resources. W…

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Smart Tips for Avoiding Ticks This Summer

Ticks are the worst. They are nasty little parasites that suck blood and transmit dangerous viruses, like Lyme disease, among numerous others. But, they don’t have to take the fun out of your outdoor …

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10 Creative Ways to Exercise Outdoors

When the weather's great outdoors, I hate to go to the gym and lose out on all that fresh air and sunshine. To still get my endorphins pumping and keep some semblance of body tone, here are ten creati…

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A Surprising (and Fun!) Way to Kickstart Your Creativity

"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated ag…

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Sit No More! 5 Ways to Become More Active

You should exercise more. The American Heart Association's recommendation for healthy adults is approximately 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, 5 times a week. But let's think about what the …

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8 Summer Date Ideas

Summertime is here again. Whether you're looking for some ideas to take that spring fling to the next step or looking to spice things up in your relationship, summer is a great time to try new things …

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Vegan Takes on Hiking Challenge for Animal Rights

According to the Pacific Crest Trail Association, it takes an average of five months to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. The last time Josh Garrett hiked it in 2009, the 2,655 mile trail took him only 88…

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8 Natural Mosquito Repellents

Before you grab that DEET-based mosquito repellent, consider using a natural option instead. DEET, also known as diethyl-meta-toluamide, by any other name still stinks. And research proves that the ma…

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4 Ways to Bring Nature Into Your Life

Did you miss out on this year’s Earth Day festivities? Well, don’t worry, it’s not too late to celebrate. Springtime is an excellent time to reacquaint yourself with your natural roots. After months o…

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