Monthly Archives: October 2014

Turkey to Turkey Week #4 – Warm Up


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Warm Up to Work Out Suppose you were told that you only had to add an extra five to 10 minutes to each of your workouts in order to prevent injury and lessen fatigue. Would you do it? Most people would say yes. Then they might be surprised to learn that they already know about those few minutes called a warm-up. If done correctly, a pre-exercise warm-up can have a multitude of beneficial effects on a person’s workout and, consequently, […]

Turkey to Turkey Week #3 – Water Intake


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Water: How much should you drink every day? By Mayo Clinic staff How much water should you drink each day? It’s a simple question with no easy answers. Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years, but in truth, your water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are 24and where you live. Although no single formula fits everyone, knowing more about your body’s need for fluids will help you estimate how much water to drink each […]

Turkey to Turkey Week #2 – Get Outside


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Getting outside is good for our brain and body, says naturopath Dr. Alan Logan, author of Your Brain on Nature. In a modern world, our well-being might depend on embracing our ancient human “biophilia” — or love of the natural environment. I’m hooked up to a computer with headphones like an auditory umbilical cord, staring in to the pixelated void of an LCD monitor. I’m hunched like Quasimodo over a keyboard, moving nothing but my fingertips, in a cognitive space of […]

Turkey to Turkey Week #1 – Gratitude


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Why Gratitude Is Good By Robert Emmons | November 16, 2010 Need some motivation for practicing gratitude this Thanksgiving? Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, reveals why gratitude is good for our bodies, our minds, and our relationships. With Thanksgiving approaching, we’ll all soon be taking time to acknowledge what we’re grateful for. It’s a nice gesture, of course, but why do we do it? What good is gratitude? For more than a decade, I’ve been studying […]