There's Something In The Air

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Yes, fair reader, you guessed it. The answer is spring—spring is in the air. And fortunately for us, spring typically smells like the sizzle from a succulent grilled paradise. I’m temporarily blinded just thinking (and looking) about it. And while baseball may be the official pastime of spring, I, for one, can hardly imagine fully enjoying the sport without a serious grill-laden tailgate or two.

However, here’s where the two traditions diverge: while baseball is supremely healthy, keeping participants active, engaged, and alert, we cannot in good conscience always reciprocate the same good vibrations about the ubiquitous spring grillfest. Rife with hulking burgers, fatty hunks o’ steak, or piles of processed meats, like any baseball team, a license to grill can turn ghastly if not managed well. So heed the forthcoming scouting report from the grizzled vets at wellness360 to ensure your team of spring cuisine is more Rays (quite good) than Rangers (endless disappointment).

Are you grilling? ARE YOU GRILLING UNHEALTHILY? There's no unhealthy grilling advice in blogging!

Are you grilling? ARE YOU GRILLING UNHEALTHILY? There's no unhealthy grilling in blogging!

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A Healthy Dose of Politics

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Here’s one ticket on whose candidacy we can all agree: our personal health. Amidst a fairly sizable financial crisis, a heated presidential election, and a slew of social and economic troubles, it’s easy to forget—but hard to ignore—that our personal health needs our attention. According to this study explicated by the BBC, the annual cost of forest loss is between $2 trillion and $5 trillion. The study monetizes the disastrous effects deforestation has on the globe and its inhabitants: the less forests we have, the less clean air we can breathe, clean water we can drink, and the less carbon is kept out of the atmosphere. $5 trillion in health damage? Say it ain’t so!

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Relax, dear readers. Fortunately, we live in a world where we can effect change. We can elect wellness in 2008! How? Well, that’s the beauty of it; there are so many avenues—including the infamous financial issue that continues to hover over us all—through which we can foster healthy change. Making healthy choices, and understanding how to make them, is crucial to global wellness and vital information for your everyday life.

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Don't Sugarcoat It

According to these startling revelations from Men’s Health, the average American gobbles up 460 calories from sugar every day. That intake spikes our blood sugar and increases our risk for diabetes, which in turn increases personal risk for blindness, heart attack, and premature death. Perhaps, you say, we should rethink the sodas we drink, cookies we eat, and types of snacks in which we indulge. Well, cheap sugars like high fructose corn syrup pervade our supposedly-healthy yogurts and even our breads. What are we to do? How are we to proceed?

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Food on the Beach

It’s summer time, and the livin’ is easy: sunshine, neon drinks, and trips to the beach, right?

No? Why not? Is it… is it something you ate? Shocking! Fret not, good people. No need to be bashful. You can cultivate a svelte beach bod simply by identifying what’s good to eat. Fortunately, Yahoo! brings us the 6 worst swimsuit foods and the top 8 summer foods; this knowledge makes the identification much easier, and the prospects of barbecues, beach parties, and cookouts more palatable. Did you know that one of the six WORST summer food categories is cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts? But we’ve been touting fresh fruits and veggies all month long! What does this mean?

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