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10 Tips for Healthy Lifestyle Changes

10 TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Exploring daily practices that will support us in making desired changes in order to live more nourished, balanced, and satisfied lives is what we do at Green Mountain at Fox Run.   We offer opportunities to explore how practicing small changes on a consistent basis can really have a considerable impact on sustaining our hard-won behavior changes. Based on over 40 years of experience helping women make small, impactful changes in their lives, here are 10 tips to help you on your journey of making healthy, positive changes each day.

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January 21, 2017 |

14 Reasons to Join a Weight Loss Camp

14 REASONS TO JOIN A WEIGHT LOSS CAMP

There are endless methods out there for losing weight. However, they are not all created equal; some are much more effective than others. Perhaps the most successful method is staying at a weight loss camp for adults. Some people may think that “fat camps” are only for children, but these facilities are remarkably effective at promoting lasting weight loss. If you’re wondering whether or not a weight loss camp is right for you, look at some of the most common benefits of attending. (more…)

January 21, 2017 |

7 Tips for Summer Nutrition

7 TIPS FOR SUMMER NUTRITION

That means beach time, bathing suit season, outdoor activities and get-togethers are in full swing. Vita Vie Fitness Retreat in Delray Beach, Florida has a few tips to help you determine what Good Nutrition actually means and how you can use it to reach your Summer fitn read more

June 21, 2016 |

11 Benefits of a Mud Bath

Roman Spa Mud Bath

A therapeutic “mud bath” experience is a unique spa treatment you’ll certainly want to try.  But what is it exactly, and why should you try it?  In Calistoga, where the Roman Spa specializes in mud baths and massage, the “mud” is actually a mix of volcanic ash, natural peat and  warm geothermal mineral water from the spa’s own spring.  A deep soak tub is filled with lofty, aerated mixture, and your body is submerged up to your neck, but you don’t feel weighed down or trapped (a common fear). It’s more like the sensation of being in surrounded by thick, warm blanket.   Here are 11 reasons to try this unique experience.

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June 14, 2016 |

12 Fly In Spa Resorts

Roche Harbor Marina, Washington

Private pilots have long used the phrase “$100 Hamburger” to refer to the expense of flying one’s own plane to small airports and air strips in rural areas for a diner hamburger, which, when factoring the cost of fuel and airplane expense, was an expensive but adventuro read more

May 2, 2016 |

Spa March Madness

Spa Index March Madness 2016

It’s March, and in the USA, that means “fan”-tastic events are taking place for March Madness!  Each year, March Madness is one of the most popular fan participation events on the American sports calendar, but you’ll also see fun tournaments being played for everything from Best Brunch Spots to favorite television characters to this season of Dancing with the Stars.

We think it’s also a fun way to vote for favorite Spa Resorts and Hotels in playoffs for the vaulted title as Annual Spa Index Readers’ Choice Favorite USA Spa Resort.     

#SpaMarchMadness

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March 22, 2016 |

3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

It’s a new year, and like many of our readers, we too are setting goals for increased fitness and wellness habits.  While just about everyone is gung-ho with motivation and discipline soon after making  resolutions or setting goals, the customary period for breaking those resolutions or stumbling with new goals is now — almost a month in.  We just need a little bit of help to stay the course.

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January 24, 2016 |

3 Reasons You Keep Overeating at Night

3 reasons you're overeating at night

If there’s one thing that seems to plague many of us, it’s the munchies leading to overeating at night. Even after eating dinner, many of us find ourselves peering into the refrigerator each night, searching for something to satisfy. Is it physical hunger that’s calling? Or emotional soothing that food is sometimes so good at providing? read more

January 4, 2016 |

25 Detox Tips by Grail Springs Retreat

25 detox tips by grail springs retreat

What exactly are toxins? Toxins are substances that have harmful effects on the body. They come from food, water, air, from chemicals used to grow and process food, coffee, sugar, pre-packaged foods and junk foods.   Normally, a person can process these toxins in the liver, kidneys and other organs and eliminate them in the feces, urine, and perspiration.

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June 2, 2015 |

10 Tips to Improve Sleep

10 Tips to Optimize Sleep

Insomnia is one of the top health problems in the US. One third of Americans report that they get less than 6 hours of sleep a night and 51% of adults say they have trouble sleeping at least a few nights per week.  Sleep is essential, not only for cognitive performance, but also for optimal weight!

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May 28, 2015 |

7 Super Foods to Combat Stress

orange segments

Life has a way of getting the best of us some days. Whether it’s working too many hours, being tethered to too many digital devices that never seem to let you “turn off”, shuffling your children all over town for their activities, taking care of your household, or dealing with personal or family matters, stress can take its toll on you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. There are simple steps you can take to combat stress, starting with the foods you eat.  (more…)

May 9, 2015 |

7 Ways to Use Sea Salt in your Beauty Routine

sea salt

The newest product of the Wakaya family of health and wellness products, produced on the island of Wakaya in Fiji, is Wakaya Perfection Fijian Kosher Sea Salt.   Obviously, everyone loves how sea salt flavors almost everything we cook, but did you know, sea salt is a beauty product you should add to your daily beauty routine?   Try out these favorite recipes and let us know which are your favorites.

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July 23, 2014 |

6 Signs of a Great Hotel Spa

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

“Hotels have been very keen on spas in recent years–whether opening their own full-blown facilities with a dozen treatment rooms and exotic therapies or simply having one or two treatment rooms available with the basic rub-downs all travelers need. But just because a hotel might be five-star, doesn’t mean its spa is. We’ll be taking a closer look at hotel spas in the coming weeks, starting with what makes for a really great hotel spa.

It’s surprising how many great hotels are let down by their spa. And while we won’t name names, we will give you six signs of a very, very, very good spa.” — Hotel Chatter

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July 17, 2014 |

Embracing a Healthy Menopause with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

TCM and Menopause

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are based on the concept of Yin and Yang, two forces that must be balanced in the body.  The concept resembles the western notion of homeostasis.  Yin is associated with coolness in the body, and Yang is responsible for warmth.  During menopause, Yin declines and so there is a relative excess of Yang in the body.  This manifests as hot flashes and night sweats, two complaints frequently reported by menopausal women.

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November 6, 2013 |
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