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What the Heck Is a 'Sports and Active Lifestyle Cluster'? - Voice of San Diego

What the Heck Is a 'Sports and Active Lifestyle Cluster'? - Voice of San Diego | Wellness | Scoop.it
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What the Heck Is a 'Sports and Active Lifestyle Cluster'?
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Business and workforce groups released a study last week pegging the size and effect of one of the region's leading industries.
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How You Know It's Time for a Detox.

How You Know It's Time for a Detox. | Wellness | Scoop.it
How to tell when you need a detox holiday.

A detox holiday can help to permanently eliminate many of these problems not only by cleansing your system, but by preparing you with the life skills necessary to make a long term improvement to your life.

We are constantly surrounded by toxins in the air we breathe and we voluntarily fill ourselves with toxins in the foods we eat and the lifestyle choices we make.  Many people choose healthy holidays such as a detox retreat at a destination spa to feel cleansed and to lose weight, but a proper detox has far-reaching benefits that many people do not expect. A detox leaves

 

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You Need That Massage Even More Than You Think

You Need That Massage Even More Than You Think | Wellness | Scoop.it

Can you recall the last time you were touched, non-sexually, for an hour straight? For many of us, we may need to go back to our infancy to find the answer. Touch is a vital part of the human experience and our technology, more and more, threatens its existence. by Jen Tobin.

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10 Wellness Trend of the Big Apple

10 Wellness Trend of the Big Apple | Wellness | Scoop.it

 

 

We bring you the fitness and wellness trend of the Big Apple, a city with a constant barrage of the new, where there are more practicing yogis than residents of Rhode Island; where coconut water is downed like, well, water; and where boutique fitness classes can request $35 for a healthy drink.

 

1. BARRE OBSESSION
 

A hip workout that you are sure to fall in love with, just as I have. Barre method! they are all based around the ballet barre and incorporate strength training, cardio, yoga, and pilates into one upbeat, fun, and kick-ass workout! Every muscle of your body will be shaking but you’ll find yourself wishing for more when the class is over. I’ve taken barre classes before, and I can honestly say I’m obsessed with the barre. We predict an all-out barre brawl. Let us know if there is a barre class in Lisbon.

 

2. VEGAN VOGUE AND GLUTEN-FREE FOR ALL
 

There is a greater number of people whom are going gluten-free and vegan —either because of food allergies, animal rights, or a general desire for healthier eating habits. As a result, in grocery stores vegan and gluten-free offerings are becoming more plentiful, growing from a dusty shelf to an active aisle. We predict an explosion of gourmet offerings catering to the health- conscious outhere embracing these formerly fringe diets.

 

3. HEALING WORKOUTS 

 

The same fitness instructors who want you to feel the burn now want to help your body—and mind—heal. Look for therapeutic workouts, with personal affirmations, and “Thread,” where core work and body-awareness techniques “unlock muscular inhibition.” Also on the horizon: a fascination with supportive aerial yoga and fitness-meets-life-coaching workshops.

 

4. SMALL-BATCH BEAUTY 

 

New Yorkers love artisanal foods, and, increasingly, hand-made beauty products are all the rage. There are carefully made in small batches (not by machines in the millions). Natural beauty newcomer Tata Harper is one of the best examples of cosmetic craftsmanship. For quality control, the fastidious beauty formulator grows many of the ingredients (like meadowsweet and borage) for her luxury eponymous line at her Vermont farm. http://www.tataharperskincare.com/

 

5. FUSION YOGA 

 

Vigorous vinyasa is currently the city’s most popular style of yoga. And for some New York City yoga teachers, it’s becoming a platform for layering on practices like Capoeira (a Brazilian martial art) and breakdancing.

 

6. JUICE COUTURE 

 

2013 may very well be the year that cold-pressed juice hits the mainstream. fresh-juice shops are everywhere and suddenly, paying $9 for a green juice is a necessary luxury for some people. "People don't have much time to eat well," explains Mark Wood, CEO of Liquiteria, a NYC-based juice company. "They are confident that if they drink cold-pressed juices, they will give their bodies a fast and nutritional impact."

 

7. THE NEW NEW YORK MOM 

 

Moms-to-be can expect seriously upgraded wellness options. Every yogini can now choose from a wide selection of prenatal classes—from gentle to serious Vinyasa—as well as designer maternity apparel to practice in. Prenatal spa menus expand at New York City spas thanks to greater demand and greater therapist expertise.

 

8. BABY AND TODDLER YOGIS

 

We've seen lots of 90-something yogis in the past year. (How can you not be inspired by a 92 year-old rockin' a peacock pose?) I expect the pendulum to swing the other direction this year with more baby and toddler yogis appearing on the scene.

 

9. SUPER PH WATER

 

pH balance is the key to health (more on alkaline and pH here and here). Some foods and drinks are alkaline-forming (dark leafy greens, for example) while others are acid forming (carbonated drinks). And within water, there's actually a range of pH and I'm already seeing bottled water companies jump all over this. In the past month, I've seen a handful of new companies and products emerge that prominently display their pH levels front and center on their labeling. Expect to see more "super pH" water on the shelves in 2013.

 

10. COACHES FOR EVERYTHING

 

I love that more people are taking their health into their own hands! They're thirsty for information and results. Enter the incredible growth of personalized coaches for all things wellness: nutrition coaches, life coaches, meditation coaches - even poop coaches. And of course there's the original personalized coach: the yoga private. Expect more and more coaches for just about everything you could possibly want in your wellness world. Breathing. Sitting. Communicating. Well Aren’t we lifestyle coaches ourselves.

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#10 ABSOLUT ELYX Magazine - beleza Skinlife em Lisboa

#10 ABSOLUT ELYX Magazine - beleza Skinlife em Lisboa | Wellness | Scoop.it
Esta semana apresentamos a boutique de beleza Skinlife em Lisboa e conversamos com o seu proprietário Patrick van den Berg sobre o conceito deste espaço e sobre os produtos de luxo que disponibiliza.
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5 Good-for-the-Brain Spa Treatments | SpaFinder Wellness Blog

5 Good-for-the-Brain Spa Treatments | SpaFinder Wellness Blog | Wellness | Scoop.it
Keeping the mind alert and healthy is so important, especially in the overstimulated, hyper-informational environment we live in. Here are five good-for-the-brain spa and wellness therapies to help you find mental wellbeing.
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You fridge needs an intervention...

You fridge needs an intervention... | Wellness | Scoop.it

Put your shopping list, inspiring recipes and a cut-out of an ingredient you really want to try on your fridge. Most importantly, put photos up of you sharing food with the people you love. One happy fridge, guaranteed!

 

Choose one day a week to do your fridge clean, big shop and prep work. Put aside two hours. We're prone to eating badly when we're tired or time-poor, so organization is key.

 

We like a vibrant-looking fridge with Strawberries, leafy greens, seeds … you want to see lots of colors and for it to be like an artist's palette, because you are creating meals. Make sure healthy foods are at eye level on the two main shelves.

 

Top Shelf: Kitchen Primary fuel station

Place washed, dried, and cut-up raw vegetables in airtight containers on the top shelf. The same goes for washed, cut-up chunks of pineapple and melon. This way, they're the first things you see, and they're ready to eat. Consume all foods here within two or three days, and replenish.

 

Second Shelf: Grab-and-Go Fuel

Organic yogurt and cottage cheese hummus, nut butters ,  which provide (healthy dose of calcium and protein, and good fats); pair them with sliced veggies and fruits. Nuts -- particularly calcium-containing almonds and omega-3-rich walnuts -- last for months longer when they're chilled (a small handful equals a serving).

 

Middle Drawer: Beyond Cold Cuts

Avoid salty and nitrate-filled deli fare, and opt for cooked meats and cheese. Shave off slices from leftover roast turkey or chicken; besides being an add-on for salads and sandwiches, turkey and chicken can serve as a protein-packed snack.

 

Left Bottom Shelf: Liquid Assets

Replace sodas, punches, and energy drinks -- even the sugar-free ones -- with pitchers of water. For flavor, toss in slices of citrus, or cucumber and mint. All-natural orange, grapefruit, cranberry, and pomegranate juices are nutritious choices, but drink in moderation.

 

Right Bottom Two Shelves: What's For Dinner?

Keep antioxidant-packed fresh herbs in full view, and you'll be inspired to cook with them. In the back, pack stashes of cooked brown rice, quinoa, or wheat pasta to eat in the next day or two so you'll have a fiber-rich meal, even in a pinch. Do the same with extra soup or sauce. Marinate any fish or meat here for tonight's dinner.

 

Bottom Drawers: Your Personal Green Market

For the most nutrient-rich dishes and salads, stock an array of dark leafy greens: spinach, kale, romaine, arugula, and red lettuce. Keep carrots, green beans, bell peppers, and cruciferous veggies handy here, too. Because many fruits emit ethylene gas, which speeds ripening in other produce, place them separately from vegetables.

 

The Door: Condiment Central

Place nutritious condiments at eye level. Store fruit preserves, marinades, sauces, and other condiments used for meals -- or those you'd like to avoid overdoing (ketchup, mayonnaise).

 

The Freezer: Long-Term Sustenance

Stock up and store fresh veggies and fruit on the top shelf so a vitamin-rich meal or smoothie is always at your fingertips. On a separate shelf, store lean cuts of omega-3-rich fish such as salmon, as well as chicken, pork, or beef.

 

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Food that reduce stress

Food that reduce stress | Wellness | Scoop.it

Food that reduce stress!

Don't let stress hijack your life. Learn the signs and causes of stress overload and what you can do to help yourself.

Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life.

Luckily, your diet can help you control that stress. Check out these suggestions and please feel free to mention others.

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Medical Spa - Longevity Wellness Resort, Algarve Portugal

Medical Spa - Longevity Wellness Resort, Algarve Portugal | Wellness | Scoop.it
Located in a luxurious Algarve Hotel, the Longevity Medical Spa is a pioneer in preventive anti-ageing medicine operated in an exclusive partnership with La Clinique de Paris
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Outsourcing Workplace Wellness: A Growing Trend

Outsourcing Workplace Wellness: A Growing Trend | Wellness | Scoop.it
More employers are outsourcing their workplace wellness programs to fitness facilities and health clubs. This opens unprecedented career opportunities for fitness professionals.
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Giving Kids the Gift of Social Wellness

Giving Kids the Gift of Social Wellness | Wellness | Scoop.it
By Gina Stepp, www.mom-psych.com Gina Savoia Stepp is a family psychology writer with a master’s degree in forensic psychology and a focus on trauma, resilience and attachment. The publisher of an ...
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Spa in Japan launches unusual beauty treatment: snail therapy ...

Spa in Japan launches unusual beauty treatment: snail therapy ... | Wellness | Scoop.it
A Japanese spa launched an unusual beauty therapy based on snails. Even though they were regarded as pests, snails seem to be perfect for skin beauty and youth, therefore the spa in Tokyo offers the “snail facial” to its clients.
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