Obstacle Races: Pushing Your Limits

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Have you ever wondered about those races that involve crawling under barbed wire, climbing 12 foot walls, and hurdling fire? While you may see these rigorous obstacle races as an inconceivable challenge you may find that they are actually very doable!

These obstacle races are usually 5K courses, meaning that they are 3.1 miles long and are broken up by various obstacles such as water slides, splashing through a creek, jumping through tires or climbing a rock wall. They certainly aren’t your average road race, but you might find that obstacle races are fun and anyone can get involved!

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Ten Ways To Rediscover Yourself After Having A Baby

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You had a baby. Now, you are blissfully consumed in protecting, nurturing, feeding, clothing, kissing, cuddling, loving and being ALL for this perfect little being. You are SO wrapped up in motherhood, that 6 months have gone by and one day you look down and realize you’re still wearing your maternity pants (hey, they’re so comfortable!) and you’re pretty sure you haven’t brushed your hair in… what day is it again? Taking care of your precious new creation is your top priority, but it’s just as important to take care of yourself. The following are ten ways to rediscover yourself after having a baby, and tips on harmonizing the wonderful mom you have become with the awesome “you” you were before.

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3 Benefits Of Probiotics For Your Baby

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There’s a whole host of reasons to start integrating probiotics into your baby’s diet. The same can be said for toddlers and older children – the benefits at all ages are numerous.

Probiotics are microorganisms (bacteria) that have wonderful health benefits. Your digestive tract naturally contains over 500 different types of healthy, good bacteria, and supplementing with probiotics helps boost the amount of healthy bacteria in your body – and in turn, helps strengthen your immune system.

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Your Vitamins: Explained

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Sure, we’ve all heard that anecdote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, but have we considered its relevance when it comes to our vitamins? Often we can prevent common sickness by starting a daily vitamin regimen rather than spending hundreds of dollars on doctor visits and prescriptions for what began as a common cold.

Even if you do take your vitamins faithfully like your mother always told you, you may not know why they are important or what they are truly doing for your well-being. Here we have broken down the ingredients of your vitamin bottles into facts that are easier to swallow.


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10 Best Fitness Apps


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To begin each workout, you choose from strength training or yoga stretching workouts. My favorite part about this app is that you pick a workout based on how much time you have to exercise. Then, anything from a quick 5 minute workout to an intense 60 minute session begins.

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10 Ingredients to Avoid for Better Health

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When you begin the habit of looking at the ingredients list of foods before purchasing, it’s easy to feel like you have no idea what you are looking at or what you’re looking for. Of course, the first rule of thumb is a short and pronounceable ingredient list. But what if you would really like to purchase an item that seems fairly processed but would like to make sure it doesn’t contain anything really bad? And why are these things bad?

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