The Truth About Gut Bacteria

Did you know there are about 40 trillion bacteria in your body? That may sound insane, and even a little frightening, but not all of this bacteria is bad. In fact, most bacteria found within your intestines, known as gut microbiota, are super important for your health.

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Holly MacKinnon
7 Surprising Benefits of Sleep

Over time, sleeplessness can take a heavy toll on the body, affecting everything from our capacity to recall memories to our ability to fight infection. If you’re looking for ways to improve your overall health and well-being, sleep is a great place to start. In addition to feeling rested and reinvigorated, check out these 7 surprising benefits of sleep.

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Holly MacKinnon
Easy Vegan Desserts

A lot of people seem to think, “I can’t eat eggs, so I can’t have any baked goods.” Or they’ll think, “I don’t eat dairy, so I can’t have ice cream.” But think about it for a second. You really think the entire plant-based community has completely given up desserts?! As if! Try these four simple yet satisfying vegan desserts!

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Holly MacKinnon
Post Workout Stretches to Improve Your Results

The routine you perform before you exercise doesn’t have to be super intense. Think of it as a way to limber up your body and prepare for a kick ass workout. Spend about 5 to 10 minutes doing dynamic stretches. This is a form of movement that isn’t about holding a stretch; it’s a simple way to take your body through a range of motions to prepare for your activity. After you’ve crushed your workout, it’s critical to spend about 20 to 30 minutes performing static stretches. Static stretching is the complete opposite of dynamic stretching. These types of stretches require you to hold a stretch for an extended period of time, which helps heal your muscles and improve flexibility. 

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Holly MacKinnon
Social Media Detox - Why You Need One

If you feel like the numerous apps on your smartphone are beginning to rule your world, it’s time to take a break. Put down your phone, leave it in a different room, or better yet- turn it off. A detoxification from social media can have many positive benefits on your overall mood and life perspective. 

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Holly MacKinnon