Wellness

​Gut instinct

by Amber Schmidt | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 3rd, 2017

While many of us suffer with the occasional upset stomach, long-term digestive issues can lead to increased problems down the road. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 60 to 70 million Americans suffer from some form of digestive disease. Believe it or not, your digestive system can tell you a lot more about yourself than your brain is sometimes capable of.

You may have heard someone tell you to follow your gut feelings before and…

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​Boost moods on dreary days

by Erin Oberlander | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 3rd, 2017

April showers bring May flowers, but in North Dakota, May often also brings rain. This means a lot of dreary, overcast days. After the long, extended winter months, it can be difficult to endure yet more darkness.

Do not fret! There are simple ways, through essential oils, that you can help to boost your moods.

If you have ever had the pleasure of encountering an orange, lemon, or lime tree in bloom, you have breathed the sweetest of nature’s fragrances. Citrus is intoxicating, happy,…

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​The essentials behind the oils

by Erin Oberlander | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 26th, 2017

What are essential oils anyway? Have you been hearing a lot about them, smelled them, and perhaps even purchased them but have no idea what they are or what they do?

You are not alone. The essential oil industry is a booming one, yet, as a Certified Holistic Aromatherapist, I meet people every day who are looking for direction on understanding and using these incredible healing compounds.

Let’s start at the beginning. I hear it’s the best place to start. Essential oils are,…

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​Mind, body, spirit: Holistic Expo returns

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 19th, 2017

The 11th annual Fargo Holistic Expo returns to the Fargo Civic Center this weekend, April 22 – 23, bringing with it an array of workshops, talks and exhibitors. The event is presented by Edge Life Expos and Events.

Almost 40 free workshops come with the cost of a general admission ticket. Workshop topics include women’s health, spirituality, astral projection, dimensional travel, secrets of staying youthful, psychic gifts, past lives, weight loss and empaths.

Three keynote speakers…

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Swanson retail favorites

by Amber Schmidt | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 1st, 2017

Shopping can be a stressful experience, especially while looking for healthier food items or trying to decide which supplements you need to add to your regimen. It can be mind-boggling for someone stepping onto the path to a healthier lifestyle. We asked Swanson’s retail employees to share what their favorite products are to buy, and they are happy to share their feedback.

Swanson’s Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum

Many of our favorite products tend to change with the seasons. This winter…

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​There’s more than one way to climb a pole

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 1st, 2017

photo by Urban Toad Media

“We haven’t been open for a year yet, but it took us some time to get established as a reputable fitness facility--just because it’s so new and pole is such a controversial form of fitness.” says co-owner Misty Tomchuk. Zero Gravity is a Fargo-based fitness studio that hosts a variety of classes including pole, aerial, barre, yoga...to name a few.

According to the International Pole Dance Fitness Association, pole dancing has ancient origins that can be traced back to the ancient…

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ANOTHER INCONVENIENT TRUTH

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 8th, 2017

On May 26 of last year cell phone use was directly linked to cancer. Our Government’s National Toxicology Program (NTP), part of the National Institute of Health, released a preliminary report stating, “Two types of cancer were caused by heavy cell phone use, glioma brain tumors and heart schwanomas.” They were surprised because this study, initiated by the Food and Drug Administration, was to show cell phone use did not cause cancer. The NTP came out with these findings so…

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​Tired of not getting enough sleep?

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 25th, 2017

Sleep. We all need it, but nobody seems to get enough of it. SleepScore Labs reports over 60% of adults in the USA have poor sleep due to numerous health concerns and poor lifestyle choices. A lack of good sleep is linked to an increased chance of many different health problems; a good night’s rest provides us with repair and renewal of tissues due to the release of growth hormones. What lifestyle changes can we make to achieve a more balanced night's rest?

Cut down on screen time; in…

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​Beating the winter blues the old-fashioned way

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 21st, 2016

In the city of Fargo we’re no strangers to severe winters, and this last week has been especially taxing, with its sub-zero wind chills.

The winter season in northern climes is infamous for giving people the “winter blues,” an unscientific term for a range of symptoms ranging from a general tiredness or malaise to full-blown seasonal depression, due to the lack of sun, the bitter cold, and any number of other factors.

Fortunately, there are ways to get on top of the winter blues…

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​Move over, cars

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 6th, 2016

StreetsAlive! is becoming a new downtown summer community-building tradition, with the tagline, “making active living the status quo.”

This series of healthy events is set to return to Fargo-Moorhead with a kick-off on the afternoon of July 10th followed by events on August 28 and September 25.

According to Sara Watson Curry, event coordinator, and Director of Operations for Great Rides, this summer’s events will feature “three miles of streets through both cities which will…

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Yoga on the Farm

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