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Yoga for EVERY Body!

But seriously………yoga is for EVERY body! Yoga helps: Improves your flexibility Builds muscle strength Perfects your posture Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown Protects your spine Betters your bone health Increases your blood flow Drains your lymphs and boosts immunity Ups your heart rate Drops your blood pressure Regulates your adrenal glands Makes you happier Helps […]

Health Tip: Trying to cut calories? Pick plants

To lose weight you need to reduce the number of calories you take in. But that doesn’t mean you have to starve yourself. One way to lower calories is to eat more plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Try salads that include apples, blueberries, pineapple or other fruits. Choose entrees that feature broccoli, bell […]

Thrive Guide to Better Money Habits

Seven expert-backed strategies to reduce financial stress and boost your happiness. By Sara Clemence You can get regular checkups, go to the gym, and eat a healthy diet — and yet, you may still be overlooking a powerful factor in your health.  Money is one of the biggest sources of stress in the United States, according […]

Monday’s Motivation

Scientists Explain Why People Who Quiet Their Minds Live Longer

Our brain is one energy-intensive organ. Though weighing just three pounds, it consumes about one-fifth of the body’s energy supply. The human mind is a beautiful, massively-complex piece of work comprised of billions of neurons and trillions of synaptic connections. The sheer processing power of the brain is on display wherever we look. Humans have […]

Go Red for Women – This Friday!

Why Do We Go Red for Women? Go Red for Women isn’t just about wearing red for one day in February, this initiative is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer […]

Do you want to quit using Tobacco or help someone else quit? We have resources!

VCU offers students, faculty and staff tobacco cessation programs at no cost. Benefits of becoming a non-smoker include: Improve your chances for a longer life Look and feel healthier Smell better Feel more energetic Breathe easier and be able to exercise Save money Protect those around you who may be harmed by your smoking, especially if […]

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