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Why You Should Be Doing Foam Roller Exercises

If you’ve been in a gym lately, you’ve likely seen a foam roller. Unfortunately, many people are intimidated by these simple tools, and don’t know how or why they should be incorporated into their daily routine! Here’s a list of 5 of the health benefits of foam roller exercises, and why you should be doing them: 1. Foam rolling can increase flexibility and joint range of motion. New research shows that…

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Why Sitting Is The New Smoking

It’s no secret that those of us with desk jobs find ourselves sitting for 8+ hours a day, or 40+ hours a week — not including commute time! This sedentary culture is wreaking havoc  on our health our taking a major toll on our bodies. The Los Angeles Times recently interviewed Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic- Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and inventor of the treadmill desk.…

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Eggs

Eggs are a staple in most healthy diets and serve as a great (and affordable!) source of protein. They pack amazing benefits that reach far beyond their deliciousness — read on to learn some of the amazing health benefits of eggs! Packed with vitamins One egg is packed with several vitamins that are essential to your health: Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) helps your body break down food into energy Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is…

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5 Natural Metabolism Boosters

Your metabolism is impacted by several different factors: genetic make-up, body composition (percent of muscle mass and fat), gender, hormonal health, activity level, and age. Some of these factors you can control, while others… well… you’re just out of luck. Luckily, there are some proven metabolism boosters that can help jump-start your body into using calories more efficiently — helping boost immunity and slow signs of aging! So how do…

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3 Reasons to Check Your Child’s Posture

Poor posture among children is incredibly common — heavy backpacks, iPhones, iPads, rapid growth, and the like all contribute to poor posture, and the results can be terrible for your child’s health. Left untreated, poor posture can result in a lifetime of unnecessary aches and pains.   Here are 3 reasons to check your child’s posture early and often: 1. Spinal Curvature – If the body succumbs to poor posture, the…

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Fourth of July Events in Vancouver

Independence Day is right around the corner, and with it comes many fun celebrations around town. We’ve got the scoop on all the Fourth of July Fun happening in and around Vancouver, Washington – check it out below: Independence Day at Fort Vancouver This all day event has something fun for every member of your family. Spend the day relaxing on the lawns, celebrating at the adult beverage pavilion, scoring big…

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5 Best Natural Muscle Relaxers

Many of you have likely taken a prescription muscle relaxer to combat muscle spasms or tightness and pain associated with backaches, headaches, or fibromyalgia. The problem with typical muscle relaxers, whether prescription or over-the-counter, is they simply shut off communication between your nervous system and brain so you don’t feel pain. These relaxers don’t treat the pain at its source, and they come with some pretty nasty side effects: brain…

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23 TV Free Summer Activities for Kids

Kids these days spend a lot of time in front of a screen — whether it’s the TV, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, or any other device. Summer can especially become a time-suck for screen time as school is out and far too often boredom runs high. To help your kids have some fun away from the screen, and to give mom and dad a break from the constant need to entertain, we’ve…

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7 Free Things To Do in Vancouver This Summer

Summer is here! With summer comes plenty of relaxation, free time, and opportunity to explore. We’ve put together a list of 12 free things to do in Vancouver this summer, so that you and your family can not only embark upon many adventures and make lasting memories, but you can also save a little money in the process. Check out our list below: 1. Check out all the wildlife that Ridgefield National Wildlife…

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016

Father’s Day is June 19! Check out our gift guide for inspiration for a gift dad will love!   clockwise: Rayban Original Wayfarer // These classic sunglasses will never go out of style Good Dad Coffee Mug // Sometimes dad just needs a reminder that he’s the best FitBit Blaze // The latest and greatest from the FitBit brand that truly does it all Shave Kit // Give dad the best shave with this shave…

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