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6 Ways to Enjoy Golden Milk

Golden Milk is having a moment. This delicious blend of Turmeric, Dates and Herbs is enjoying newfound popularity, as more people discover the warm, nourishing blend that’s a tonic beverage in Ayurveda.

Bright yellow in color, Golden Milk makes you feel warm and cozy inside, so it’s a huge lure for those who spend the colder months embracing hygge, the Danish affinity for getting, well, cozy. We officially call it “a cup of mindfulness,” but one of our employees calls Golden Milk her “hug in a mug,” and we like that description, too! This is definitely not a gulp-and-go kind of drink. It’s one that becomes part of your daily ritual, a habit that you long for when you’re forced to break it. So just how can you integrate Golden Milk into your day? Here are some of our favorite ways.

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Easy Ways to Winterize Your Salads | The Beachbody Blog

From winter squash and nuts to spices and whole grains, here are some unique ways to turn your salad into cold-weather comfort food.

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How Yoga Helps You Off the Mat

Yoga is more popular than ever. As of 2016, there are nearly 37 million yoga practitioners in the U.S., compared with 20 or so million just four years earlier, according to the most recent Yoga in America Study conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance. Beyond the physical aspects of yoga — and there are...

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Can You Pass This Nutrition Quiz? | The Beachbody Blog

Everywhere you look, people are talking about macros and amino acids and omegas and [insert nutrition term that you think you kind of know, but maybe not?]

You’ve got the big trends nailed down: You’ve ditched the diet soda for water and swapped in whole-wheat bread for white; you know that eating the whole egg is “in” (again), and that fat is no longer the enemy.

But the devil is in the details, so we devised this quiz to help you build a solid foundation of the basics. And if you want to build on it, then bookmark the Beachbody blog for a deeper dive. (Pssst… the answers are at the bottom — no cheating!)

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How Yoga Affects The Brain | The Beachbody Blog

With all the hype about core power, “yoga butt” and handstands, it can be easy to forget that yoga is as much about the mind as the body. From stress and memory to mood, your time on the mat can directly influence your brain while toning and strengthening your body.

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6 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Working Out | The Beachbody Blog

Feeling nervous about hitting the gym for the first time? I can relate. Here are more tips to help you feel more relaxed about working out...

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6 Herbs for Athletes: Before, During and After a Workout*

Awhile back, we shared 8 Ways Exercise Supports Your Health and Well-Being. Today we’re talking about exercise again. We’ll start by looking at what exercise does to your body, the natural recovery process that accompanies it and the herbs — and foods — that can support you before, during and after a workout.*

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RECIPE: Oil-Free Vegan Banana Bread

Banana bread isn’t a glamorous dessert, but nor is it a particularly challenging one to make. It makes use of overly ripe bananas that would otherwise be destined for the compost pile. Those humble roots make me love banana bread even more.

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Set Yourself Up for Success in 2017 and Beyond

Resolutions don’t work for most people, despite the best of intentions. Find out why.

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Ultimate Guide to Golden Milk, Everything You Need to Know

Golden Milk is based on the traditional Ayurvedic recipe that has been savored for centuries and used to support the mind and body in a number of ways.*

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7 Tips to Save Money on Groceries

7 Tips to Save Money on Groceries

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13 Yoga Poses for Runners

Adding these simple yoga poses to your post-run stretching routine can help you prevent soreness and run injury-free....

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51 Habits of Happy People

Experts agree that there are several things happy people have in common. These aren't inherent traits that you were either born with or not. They are habits that you can begin to integrate into your life. Here are 51 habits of happy people, gleaned from experts and experience....

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Creamy Vegan Nettle-Artichoke Dip Recipe

Foraging for tender young Nettle leaves is a rite of passage during the first few warm weekends of the year. They’re one of the first nutrient-packed greens to emerge after a long winter, and they’re also one of the first crops to be planted on the Gaia Farm. Beyond using...

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The Sparkpeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight: Meg ...

Rated 4.4/5: Buy The Sparkpeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight by Meg Galvin, Stepfanie Romine, Chris Downie: ISBN: 9781401931322 ......