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How Alcohol Can Both Hurt and Help Your Health

September 3, 2014
Lisa Payne

Labor Day weekend signals such more than the end of summer. It also becomes a mad rush to get in as much outdoor, warm-weather fun as humanly possible before the snow flies. BBQ-hopping this past weekend was a blast! But the change of seasons may just be a great time for you to slow down and get back on the healthy track. While we love to party it up, sometimes a little too much alcohol can work against your health. And just enough can actually help your heart. Here’s the skinny on wine and beer. Wine Not? If wine is your drink of choice, there are a few things you should know. Wine …  Read more

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Yogaview’s Lincoln Park/Bucktown Studio Expands to More Than Just Yoga

August 20, 2014
Lisa Payne

Bridging the gap between yoga and whole body health and wellness, Yogaview Chicago has recently expanded their Lincoln Park/Bucktown location. To accommodate their growing community, Yogaview is now proudly the largest yoga center in the city. With an all new third studio space, yogis and yoginis have more than 80 classes a week to choose from! Members will also have more nationally renowned workshops and teacher training offerings to help further develop their yoga practice. “Yogaview is the best place to practice vinyasa style yoga because we have brought together many of the most experienced and sought after instructors in the area who help to make the practice safe and optimally …  Read more

Calories: Quality Not Quantity

By: Michele Gelman

August 18, 2014
Cheeky Eats

I am going to do something radical here for all you girls living in fear of a muffin top — I am going to tell you to STOP COUNTING CALORIES. For years, we have been told that calorie intake minus calorie expenditure equals calories stored. So the solution is to use more willpower, eat less and exercise, right? But this advice just doesn’t work, and Americans are getting hungrier and fatter. Of everything we eat, highly refined and rapidly digestible (high glycemic) carbohydrates (which are all forms of sugar) produce the most insulin. Insulin acts on your brain to increase appetite, especially for sugar. If we make too much insulin, it drives …  Read more