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Get Glutes in Gear With These Excercises

If you sit much of the day, you may have weak glutes, tight hamstrings, and tight hip flexors. Use this glute activation program to get your backside firing properly during exercise. To maximize the proper involvement of your glutes, perform this basic glute activation routine as the first part of your warm up, before your […]

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Echinacea: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions

Can a tea made from purple cone flowers stave off colds and illnesses? Echinacea is a popular remedy for colds, flu, and other infections. Some people also believe that echinacea can alleviate pain, prevent cancer, improve mental health, and relieve skin problems. But the scientific community does not agree on the benefits of echinacea tea and some have […]

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Should Count Calories or Carbs to Lose Weight?

What is the best way to lose weight? Dieters often get confused about whether they should count calories or carbs to slim down. Much of confusion is the result of the calories vs. sugar debate. Does calorie count matter more or should you reduce sugary carbs for weight loss? And what about fat? To get […]

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I Would Rather Be Outdoors Than Anywhere Else – Darling Magazine

Most of my childhood was spent outside. I grew up on the same farm where my dad grew up. My grandparents still live less than a mile down the road, and my sister and I could ride our beat-up bikes through the field between our homes to go swimming in the summer, ride the tractor […]

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Financial Tips We Wish We Would Have Learned in Grade School – Darling Magazine

How many times have you lamented, “Why didn’t they teach me this in school?” when the time comes to pay your taxes? K-12 education fulfills a variety of purposes, but most schools leave financial literacy off the curriculum. This absence means you need to learn these lessons independently—often after making pricey mistakes.  Consider the following […]

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7 Small Habit Changes to Boost Self-Esteem in the New Year – Darling Magazine

If you’ve entered 2020 with resolutions to eat healthier, practice more self-care or simply be more confident, then you aren’t alone. Millions of people struggle with self-esteem every day. With the arrival of a new decade, people everywhere are looking to reclaim their self-esteem and boost their confidence. Yet, by January 12, many have already given […]

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How I Learned To Separate Who I Am From What I Do – Darling Magazine

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Our tiny selves, eyes sparkling with possibility, probably gave a wonderfully outlandish answer. We wanted to be a princess, a superhero or an animal of our choosing. Perhaps given a few years, our answers evolved and took shape. We wanted to be an artist, a […]

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Can Too Much Exercise Decrease Immunity?

Research is uncovering a link between moderate, regular exercise and a strong immune system. However, there is also evidence that too much intense exercise can reduce immunity and may even make you sick. The average adult has two to three upper respiratory infections each year. We are exposed to viruses all day long, but some […]

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4 Reasons Why Walking Is Real Exercise

How to reap health benefits whatever the pace People often consider walking more of a recreation than a sport, believing it less beneficial to your health compared to "real exercise." What these people seem to forget is that exercise is not measured solely in sweat. If included as part of a routine fitness plan, walking […]

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It’s Time to Ditch To-Do List for a Stop Doing List – Darling Magazine

“A great piece of art is composed not just of what is in the final piece, but equally important, what is not.”—Jim Collins It’s advice many of us are taught from a young school age. When things feel overwhelming or we have a lot to get done, the solution is simple: create a To-Do list. […]

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