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Kate Hudson’s ‘Pretty Happy’ Raises Body Image Awareness

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Actress Kate Hudson has been in the spotlight her entire life but never truly felt confident. Now, after two children, Hudson is finally feeling comfortable in her own skin and sharing how important it is to have body image awareness. “It’s never too late to start that process of enjoying what it feels like to feel strong,” Hudson tells ABC News. Not only has Hudson discovered true happiness but she’s sharing what she’s learned over the years in her new book, Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body (Dey Street Books, February 16, 2016). “It takes a lot of work,” Hudson shares with ABC News. “For me, it’s more about how do you motivate women to want that to…

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Walking 30 minutes a day is all the fitness you need

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Summer has fully sprung and you may think that you missed your chance to be summer-time fine. Maybe there just were enough hours in the day for the Pilates and Zumba and CrossFit. Maybe there are physical limitations to the types of exercises that you can safely manage. You would be wrong. In this Bookish Diva’s travels down the information super highway, I came across a nifty little story on NPR. (Let’s be honest, just about every story on NPR is a nifty little story.) Apparently, all we need is to walk, at a moderate pace, 30 minutes a day to reap those lovely health benefits. Said Dr. Tim Church, who studies the effects of physical activity at Louisiana State…

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7 Terrific “Sweatworking” ideas to keep your clients happy

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Out with the old and inactive, in with the new and vigorous. Entrepreneurs and their clients have been meeting in bars and restaurants since the beginning of time. Or maybe it just feels that long. But these days, a new trend is rising fast: “Sweatworking.” Golf just doesn’t cut it anymore as business owners are starting to take things up a notch, much to the delight of their clients. “Sweatworking,” as detailed by the Huffington Post, is the growing practice of meeting clients in a more active setting; it could be a simple walk, or it might entail an aerobics class of some sort. The result will be a “post-workout smoothie rather than a three-martini lunch” and that’s just beneficial the whole…

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5 Stress-reducing fitness ideas for the weekend warrior

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You work the standard 9-5 and for the overwhelming majority of those 40 hours, you sit in a chair. It’s a stressful, responsibility-laden job but it doesn’t require much in the way of physical activity. The weather is getting warmer and you’re just aching to get outside and do something. You are, of course, the weekend warrior. You’re the hard-working, dedicated, responsible individual between Monday and Friday, and you have neither the time nor the inclination to exercise. But when you get to the weekend, sometimes you’re left standing there asking, “what can I do?  I’m stressed out and out of shape.” Here are five great ideas that will reduce stress and enhance your fitness level. Don’t forget: Physical activity reduces…

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