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Arm Strength: 10-Minute Follow Along Yoga Flow with Sima

Arm Strength: 10-Minute Follow Along Yoga Flow with Sima

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Welcome to my eight-part yoga flow series! Each of these videos will be presented in a follow along format, so all you have to do is hit “play” and join me in a free yoga class. We will focus on something a little different each time, but you’re guaranteed to get both a great workout and a rejuvenating mobility practice.

Arm Strength: 10-Minute Follow Along Yoga Flow with Sima

Today’s focus is arm strength (as well as shoulder and upper back strength).…

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Herbal French 75

Low-Calorie Herbal French 75

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Welcome to our Whole Life Challenge-compliant cocktail series from professional bartender Jenna Gruttadauria. Jenna practiced mixology at some of the most well-known bars and clubs in New York City before joining the Whole Life Challenge team. Now, she enjoys using her knowledge to make healthier versions of classic cocktails.

This classic cocktail has been around since World War I, allegedly getting its name from a Parisian bartender who compared the punch this drink delivers to that of a gun used during the war by the French and American armies called the 75mm Howitzer field gun.…

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How to Do the Wall Stretch: Relieve Neck and Shoulder Tension

How to Relieve Neck and Shoulder Tension with the Wall Stretch

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The wall stretch can provide quick and effective relief to your shoulders and neck. It’s a great exercise to do if you’ve been sitting a lot or doing computer work.

Doing the wall stretch can even help revive you when you hit that sleepy spot in the afternoon. (I know you know what I mean!) Take a break from your work sometime today and try this stretch — you’ll feel better for it.…

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Cashew Ricotta Cheese

Cashew Ricotta “Cheese”

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One of my all time favorite restaurants is Cafe Gratitude. Apart from having a tranquil and beautiful atmosphere, they also have amazing vegan food – good enough to please even the most staunch carnivore (says me). I received their cookbook as a Christmas gift, and I already have a new favorite: cashew ricotta cheese.

The great thing about cashew ricotta cheese, just like regular ricotta cheese, is that you can use it as the foundation for so many amazing dishes.…

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6 Simple Ways to Eat More Veggies and Actually Like It

6 Simple Ways to Eat More Veggies and Actually Like It

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I make a living telling people to eat more veggies. This is according to my wife. I do a few more things, but I understand her point. Whenever I am on the phone with a client, we are almost always discussing how to get more fruit and vegetables into his or her life.

There are a number of reasons to eat vegetables, none of them being to torture you.…

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How to Reduce Holiday Spending and Love the Season More

How to Reduce Holiday Spending and Love the Season More

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Before online shopping was a thing — and before we had kids — my husband and I took care of our Christmas shopping in one day. We’d pick a Saturday in December and drive to a local design district, a beautiful street lined with quirky stores selling everything from outdoor apparel to home decor.

Taking our time, we’d stroll in and out of the shops, holding up our finds:

“A fleece jacket for your dad?” I’d ask.…

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Low-Sugar or Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

Low-Sugar or Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

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It makes me sad that cranberry sauce gets a bad rap because of the common understanding that it comes gelled out of a can. Don’t get me wrong—before I was more conscious about the food I consumed, I lived for the red-jellied blob that came complete with all the can markings. Today? Not so much.

That said, my family holiday meals still include a side of cranberry sauce, no matter what—but now it’s this homemade recipe for low-sugar or sugar-free cranberry sauce.…

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119: Bobby Gill — Can Cows Save the World?

119: Bobby Gill — Can Cows Save the World?

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What if you could align healthy eating with the health and well-being of of animals and livestock, while simultaneously improving the health our planet’s grasslands? According to Bobby Gill, that is not only possible, but is currently in process. Livestock provides much, much more to us than meat, and how livestock is raised can either degrade or improve the land.…

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Hips and Hip Flexors: 10-Minute Follow Along Yoga Flow with Sima

Hips and Hip Flexors: 10-Minute Follow Along Yoga Flow with Sima

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Welcome to my eight-part yoga flow series! Each of these videos will be presented in a follow along format, so all you have to do is hit “play” and join me in a free yoga class. We will focus on something a little different each time, but you’re guaranteed to get both a great workout and a rejuvenating mobility practice.

Hips and Hip Flexors: 10-Minute Follow Along Yoga Flow with Sima

Today we’re going to work on your hips and hip flexors.…

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Cranberry Shrub Gin Spritzer

Low-Calorie Cranberry Shrub Gin Spritzer

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Welcome to our Whole Life Challenge-compliant cocktail series from professional bartender Jenna Gruttadauria. Jenna practiced mixology at some of the most well-known bars and clubs in New York City before joining the Whole Life Challenge team. Now, she enjoys using her knowledge to make healthier versions of classic cocktails.

Shrubs were an extremely popular way of flavoring soda water and alcohol as far back as the 17th century.…

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How to Do Crunches the Right Way

How to Do Crunches the Right Way

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Crunches are one of those exercises that frequently and easily get butchered when performed the traditional way. I often see people do crunches by rounding their head and upper back forward and curling into a ball. That curling motion puts a ton of stress on your head, neck, shoulders, and lower back. Not to mention, this form of crunches often doesn’t even properly engage the abdominal muscles.…

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The Best Offal Burger for Beginners

The Best Offal Burger for Beginners

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Offal, or organ meats, is harder to find in stores and less popular to eat than in the past. But offal can provide us with vital nutrients like zinc, iron, and the B vitamins, and potentially CoQ10, folate, and vitamin A, as well.

But even though eating organ meats is good for us, it’s hard for a lot of people to get over the hump of that first try.…

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