Just One Thing – Step 1: Make a List

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By Audrey Burghard, Health and Wellness Coordinator at the Co-op “With the right food choices, physical activity, and not smoking, we could prevent about 80 percent of heart disease, about 90 percent of diabetes, and 70 percent of stroke,” says Walter Willett, chair of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health in […]

Sleep Better, Naturally

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By Maria Noël Groves, Clinical Herbalist & Co-op Wellness Educator  Insomnia is incredibly common amongst my clients and Co-op customers, and my own sleep issues first brought me to herbs 15 years ago. Lack of – or poor quality – sleep makes everything else worse: stress, cardiovascular disease, immune function, reproductive hormone health, pain, mental […]

Love Your Skin Even If You Love the Sun

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By Maria Noël Groves, Clinical Herbalist & Co-op Wellness Educator Aloe plant Sitting out in the sun on a nice summer day is the epitome of a relaxing good time. But, excess sun exposure can damage the skin over time, encouraging wrinkles and skin cancer to take hold. Take a queue from hot climates. Your […]

For Fitness, Think F.I.T.

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By Audrey Burghard, Heath & Wellness Coordinator  Another frequently asked question from my days as a Personal Trainer was “How do I increase my fitness?” and “How can I break through a plateau?” regarding fitness level or body weight. An easy acronym to remember is the F.I.T. rule. There are three variables you can change […]

The Best Workout!

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By Audrey Burghard, Wellness Coordinator   I have spent over 20 years working out and 8 years as a personal trainer. During that time I was often asked “What is the best workout”? I did as many others have done; I chased the next thing that would make me more fit. But along the way I […]