Category Archives: Health

How Much Sunscreen Should You Apply? Check Out This Handy Graphic

Remember most sunscreens need to be applied 20-30 minutes BEFORE going out in the sun, that’s how long it takes for them to START working. Sunscreen must be reapplied EVERY 2 hours, more often after swimming, sweating or Toweling off

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Well done Hugh – Wolverine Posts Skin Cancer Selfie

I’m not a huge selfie fan but I am a huge Hugh Jackman fan.  While this might not have been the sexiest snap of the whiskery-one, Hugh made the selfie more selfless when he took to Instagram to thank his … Continue reading

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month -Find Out Which Household Items Can Help Detect Skin Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and despite sunscreen sales being higher than ever before so are skin cancer rates,  more than two million Americans each year are diagnosed, a number that is rising rapidly. The good news  is it’s … Continue reading

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Some great health benefits of cycling

National Bike to Work Day is observed on May 16, 2014. Bike to Work Day is an annual event across the United States and Canada that promotes the bicycle as an option for commuting to work. Cyclists ride bikes for … Continue reading

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First Aid Kit – Must Haves for Hiking

Hiking is one of the best ways to explore the great outdoors, whether you’re a serious trekker or just enjoy a short hike with the kids, it’s always best to be prepared so that if something unexpected happens, you’re ready … Continue reading

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Simple 5K Training Plan For Beginners

Want to shake off the winter woes and shape up for summer? Try signing up for a 5k. Running a 5K is a great goal for beginners. A lot of excitement and motivation can be generated by participating. But the … Continue reading

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Simple Yet Effective Recovery Plan After A Marathon

Do you know that after finishing a marathon race, the recovery window for your body can take anywhere from a few weeks up to several months? But more importantly, your body’s recovery depends on the strategies you employ right after … Continue reading

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DIY Deodorant – Use all natural ingredients, most of which are in your pantry!

I have been using the spray deodorant for some months but I’ve found I also want something a bit more solid and portable so I gave this recipe a try. So far I love how moisturizing it is and no … Continue reading

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Ways To Reduce Post-Race Heartburn

Have you ever had the feeling of acid going back to your esophagus while drinking a post-race recovery beverage? If you answered yes, then you might be suffering from post-race heartburn. Exercise can trigger heartburn, especially if the lower esophageal … Continue reading

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NEVER STAY “DRY” – KEEP YOURSELF HYDRATED DURING A MARATHON

There’s only a few days left before the LA Marathon. After a week of rain in Los Angeles the forecast for this weekend’s marathon is in the high 70’s making it really necessary to watch your hydration during the event. … Continue reading

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