Author: Burak

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    10 Things You Can Do Today To Get Happy and Healthy

    I used to make the mistake of thinking about my life in terms of an end goal: when I’m older, I’ll be well-traveled. This year, I’ll take better care of my body. Then I realized that if I want something to happen, I have to start—and start immediately. The longer you put something off, the less likely you’ll be…

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    Paradise on Earth: SCUBA Diving St. Thomas

    I think the world’s a pretty spectacular place, and I imagine you’ll agree. From snow-dusted mountains to alien deserts, and from the majesty of ancient forests to the tropical shores of the equator, it’s all pretty breathtaking. Those landscapes, however, make up just a tiny portion of our planet! 71% of the earth is comprised of ocean, and vast and…

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    Hitch a Ride on the “Arubian Roller Coaster”

    Aruba, Jamaica… ooh, I wanna take ya to Bermuda, Bahamas… come on, pretty mama! Ahhhh – you can see it now, can’t you? Waves crashing on a perfect white sand beach, while a handsome young thing approaches slowly—wistfully, even—as the turquoise surf laps against his heels? Well, snap out of it already! Aruba may be a romantic destination…

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    Detox With Orange Mint Coconut Water

    Need to detox after the holiday season? This orange mint coconut water will do the trick! If there’s one thing your body needs after weeks of overindulging, it’s this drink. It only contains orange juice, coconut water, mint, club soda, and ice. The sugar content in this is pretty low, so it’s the perfect way for…

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    Get Grounded With these 10 Yoga Poses

    Slowing down is really freaking important (we’re talking to you, workaholic)—especially if the idea of holding a yoga pose for a minute makes you crazy and impatient. Mandy Ingber, a Los Angeles-based celeb yoga instructor and author, knows how key a bit of inner life fitness is. Her clients include Jennifer Aniston and Brooke Shields, who might be…

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    Marathon nutrition: Your Guide to Eating Well While You Train

    While good form and mile time are key, it’s going to be a lot harder to cross the finish line efficiently if you’re not fueling properly. “The biggest [mistake] for me, and what I also see with others, is it’s so easy to overeat while you’re training,” says Kayleen St. John, MS, RD, the resident…

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    How to Stay Warm Outdoors in the Winter

    Cold: it offers up a frozen wonderland to those willing to test their limits (read: ice climbing, empty surf breaks, alpine hikes), but it can also feel pretty miserable if you aren’t prepared for it. To get ready for the coldest of seasons, I asked for some field-tested advice on fending off the chill from…

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    Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

    I’m not ready to be over pumpkin yet, and I hope you’re not either because you’ll want this pumpkin banana smoothie. If you’re anything like me, you want quick and easy breakfasts in the morning. That growling in my stomach is ruthlessly unforgiving. Within 15 minutes of waking up, it craves sustenance to keep it…

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    Trailblazer Green Smoothie Bowl

    We do a lot of hiking around here. Melissa hikes daily in the parks around her home in Nashville. Once our triathlon racing season winds down, Laurel and I turn to hiking as a good way to stay fit during our off season. Our favorite hike is in upstate New York’s Minnewaska State Park. It’s…

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