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Choosing to go organic is becoming increasingly popular and for good reason! These are our top 4 reasons for going organic.

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November is here and I am feeling old because I say things like, “Where does the time go?” basically all the time. On the plus side, Thanksgiving is almost here and Thanksgiving is awesome. It just so happens to be my favorite holiday! The thing I love about Thanksgiving is that it is a lot […]

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We women are brilliant, strong, capable, determined, expressive and beautiful. Everything we do, we do with our whole heart. Being this amazing is pretty special, but we need to take care of ourselves to keep it up.

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Every little thing we do out of kindness and selflessness is hero behavior.

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Here are several low-cost ways to have fun, while making sure your kid’s brains stay active this summer.

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Limiting gluten may be the smart move, and it’s never been easier than with these delicious wheat-free recipes.

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It can be tough for busy moms to juggle work, family and staying healthy. Our own Shanan Markley shares her best tips for finding balance.

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It is spring and earth day is upon us! What better time to plant that vegetable garden you’ve been thinking about.

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In the spirit of Earth Month we thought it would be fun to practice gratitude by tapping into the energy of the world around us.

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A ‘cleaning’ regime for your mind, body and soul. Here’s to spring!

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The history of Daylight Saving Time and how to make the most of your extra hour of sunlight.

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Taking time for yourself can improve your attitude, productivity and overall well-being.

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Pick-Me-Up Papaya Carrot Smoothie

Posted by Team Hero on February 15, 2016 under Lifestyle, Nutrition, Recipes

Papaya smoothies are full of antioxidants, flavor and fun. Whip up this delicious drink as a morning pick-me-up, afternoon treat or a healthy evening ‘indulgence.’

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What we love most about Valentine’s Day isn’t the candy or the flowers: It’s the opportunity to spread the love.

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Sick of the same old workouts? Not to worry, we have a list of some hot new workout trends that are sure to spice up your fitness routine.

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The perfect addition to any weekly meal plan: butternut squash black bean tacos! Find the easy taco recipe here.

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Winter Hydration- 4 Tips to help you drink more and avoid dehydration

Being properly hydrated keeps both our mind and body running efficiently and is a key component for healthy skin and proper digestion.

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Coloring isn’t just for kids. Adult coloring is increasing in popularity due to its stress-relieving, childhood reliving effects.

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Four tips and tricks to help you get a blissful night of restorative sleep.

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This year, do something different. Don’t make a New Year’s resolution. Instead, set attainable goals and create a game plan to create lasting, positive behaviors. Here’s to 2016!

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Tips and tricks to encourage healthy habits and banish distracted eating.

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If the colder weather has you feeling chilly, we guarantee giving back will warm your spirit to the core.

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How to Have the Best Weekend Ever

Posted by Team Hero on October 23, 2015 under Health Tips, Lifestyle

Our favorites tips and ideas to help you have a weekend that inspires and invigorates you.

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No child should have to face cancer or survivorship without a strong defense. MaxLove Project created a ‘super’ action plan to help childhood cancer survivors ward off the terrible ‘C’ and live life like the superheroes they are.

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One of our favorite forms of stress relief is exercise. A good run, a solid yoga session, a tough but rewarding bootcamp class: all of these contribute to a happier, healthier and more stress-free you. The reason exercise is such a potent form of stress release is not necessarily because of the popular theory that […]

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Vitamin D provides a multitude of health benefits; it’s no wonder it’s essential!

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If the power struggle to get your picky eater to eat their vegetables exhausts you and if making separate meals to accommodate the unique preferences of each child drains you, know you’re not alone and know there is hope!

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  Eating at your desk is one of the most common workplace health mistakes. ‘But why is it so bad,’ you ask? The reason it’s such a harmful health pitfall is because research shows that when we try to eat and do something else at the same time, the brain takes longer to figure out […]

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Learn how to choose the right snacks to give you long lasting energy throughout the day!

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Check out our helpful guide to the top 5 sunscreen need-to-knows.

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  Starting a Family Home Garden Seven years ago, I started tinkering with a few tomato plants in the summer. Today, gardening has evolved into a regular family activity, and it can be one for your family too! Kids love dirt. Dirt loves kids. What better way to channel the energy of this mutual attraction […]

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Over 70% of parents were surprised to find out how much healthy foods and physical activity their children actually needed according to the YMCA’s Family Health Snapshot! Here are five nutritionist-approved ways to help your child stay healthy during the summer.

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A home garden has so many benefits beyond the obvious benefit of providing so many nutrient rich high quality and pure fruits and vegetables. Learn how to go from potted plants to a full fruit and veggie garden in 6 easy steps.

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Registered Dietician, Stephnaie Magill shares how to make eating healthy easy for you and your family with her own tips and tricks!

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Top Tips for Winter Wellness

Posted by Ben Bratcher on December 30, 2014 under Health Tips, Lifestyle

It’s tough when a child gets sick and, as busy parents, we don’t have time for colds! These are the top proven prevention strategies to help keep you and your family healthy this winter.

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Tips on children’s immune health during the Holidays. Turn those sniffles to giggles with natural immune boosters!

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There are three instances a child should take a multivitamin.

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Let’s face it; with so many opportunities available to kids, families are on the go now more, making it harder to ensure everyone has healthy, nutritious meals and snacks. Here are some tips on packing healthy food on the go!

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Research shows that family meals help children adopt healthier eating patterns while reducing risk for obesity. Learn how to balance family meals and make healthy choices that the whole family will love!

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The shcool year can be crazy busy for kids and parents. As parents, we are so busy preparing backpacks, getting school supplies, and making lunches that we can sometimes forget to take care of ourselves! This stress leads to decreased immunity. Here are some ways to keep your family’s immune systems up!

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It’s back-to-school time! The seasons are starting to change, the weather is getting cooler, and my brand new kindergartener is sitting a room with 27 other kids. If you’re like me, you worry about the ensuing coughs, sniffles, fevers and GI issues that accompany the new school year. To help your child fend off those seemingly inevitable classroom-transmitted ailments, here are five ways to bolster their immune system.

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Check out our favorite 5 Healthy Morning Routines to brighten your day!

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