Embracing the Spirit of Autumn

We enter this fall season amid a sea of unknowns. This year, we may need more than pumpkin lattes and cozy scarves for comfort. It’s time to dive a little deeper—and the good news is autumn is the perfect season to do it! So get started embracing the spirit of autumn. I have to admit that fall has never been my favorite season. I generally favor flip-flops and sundresses over boots ...

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Top Online Workouts

We’ve been told to stay at home during various stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve stayed on the sofa. Instead, the closures of gyms and parks have brought a boom to the digital fitness industry. And fortunately, there’s no loss for amazing online resources. With the advantage of convenience, personalization and affordability, we imagine these apps will stay popular long after brick-and-mortar gyms reopen for ...

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Healthy School Lunches

School is in session! That is to say, whatever that looks like right now. Still, planning is key when it comes to making healthy lunches for your children. Therefore, for time-crunched families, that means scheduling time for grocery shopping—try weekends when there might be more downtime—and enlisting your kids to help pitch in on prepping. Most importantly, Healthy nutrition and taking responsibility for it are good lessons to learn early ...

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Paragon Healthy Living

As we navigate life amid tumultuous times including the global coronavirus pandemic, racial unrest, political tension on social media, and the tropical storm Cristobal and Mother Nature’s seasonal calamity, it is certainly an invitation to court misery which, of course, loves company. I feel that most people are like-minded and prefer to see the glass as half full as opposed to half empty. This is easier said than done when ...

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Setting up a Home Gym

Setting up a Home Gym during quarantine and long after! Exercise remains an important part of any healthy lifestyle. It's essential to combat disease, lose weight, increase energy, and boost your mood. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends about 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of the two in a week. Try two days of strength training and two ...

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Travel at Vermejo

Before, the everyday grind was getting to us: bumper-to-bumper traffic, work emails, cranky overscheduled kids with too much homework, cellphone brain fog, the new puppy keeping us up at night. Now we have new and unexpected troubled times taking over our days and topping off our stress levels. In the ostensibly “normal” times pre COVID-19, breathing in fresh mountain air and hearing the wind in tall trees seemed like tranquility ...

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The Truth About Matcha

Matcha is a magical tea that has become synonymous with healthy living and well-being; it is super on-trend too. What is it about matcha that so many people literally eat or drink up? Here we spill the tea and share the TRUTH about matcha. Why should you drink matcha? Matcha comes from a Camellia Sinensis plant, but because this drink is made from the entire leaf it contains more caffeine than other green ...

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5 At-Home Beauty Treatments

Let’s face it: We need beauty whether we are seeing other people or not. It’s simply in our nature to strive for loveliness. When our favorite pros are off limits during these unprecedented times, we’ve got to bring beauty home. Here are 5 at-home beauty treatments for hair, skin, nails and more. Open Hair Cuticles An at-home hot oil treatment can turn coarse locks into manageable soft tresses. Look in the pantry ...

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On-line Workouts

Just because gyms and fitness centers are closed until further notice does not mean you need to hit the pause on workouts. You can still tap into your favorite routines and keep fit well staying at home. Many popular studios are live-streaming classes and posting recorded on-line workouts, some free, some for a fee during the coronavirus pandemic. And there's no need to pre-register for a particular bike, mat, bench ...

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DIY No Sew Face Masks

The latest news: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending now that people wear face coverings whenever they go out in public. This to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. While in the early days of coronavirus, the recommendation was for those with symptoms to wear masks. But the advice has now changed. Because now it is known that people who don't show symptoms may still ...

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