Efficient Exercise Hosts Open House Feb. 22: Public Invited to Learn How to “Transform Yourself!”


Efficient Exercise is relatively new to the San Antonio fitness scene, but over the past decade they’ve successfully honed their unique boutique health and fitness business in the Austin market. Efficient Exercise, which specializes in highly efficient 30-minute workouts, operates three centers in Austin and opened their first San Antonio location this past summer. 

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JUICE FASTING: Preparing for that Initial Detox Lull


by Josh Taylor

Juice fasting is a great way to detox your body. Some, however, may be skeptical about juice fasting because they’ve heard that it can be very tough at the beginning of a fast. The stories of sickness and weakness have caused some people to believe that fasting is an unhealthy practice that could cause more harm than good. Let me begin by reassuring you that juice fasting can have wonderful benefits.

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THE SKINNY ON FAT: Beating Obesity Requires Better Understanding of Fat


by Dr. Michael Boss, DC

Last summer the American Medical Association officially designated obesity as a disease. Excess weight has become a major problem, and statistics confirm this. One out of 3 Americans is obese, 2 out of 3 are overweight, 1 out of 3 children is overweight, and 17 percent of kids are obese. 

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Quiet Kids in a Noisy World: Bringing Out the Best in Introverts


Gabrielle Perillo’s daughter, A’ngel, 11, is a deep thinker, compassionate for all beings (human and not), a defender of justice, spiritual and extremely creative. She pursues any subject she studies with focus and passion. Although other children are naturally drawn to her, A’ngel, a born introvert, generally prefers to play quietly on her own. 

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FIT LOVE: Sweat Together, Stay Together


by Jennifer Trimmier

You may know that having an accountability partner during your workout sessions is a great way to keep you on track and ensure that you have social support to meet your goals. But did you know that when the partner is your “significant other” you get even more feel-good benefits?

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NUTRITIOUS GOODNESS: Chocolate Made Right is a Healthful Delight


by Peggy Cloar

In the U.S. most people think of chocolate as “candy.” While it is a delicious treat, it can also be one of the healthiest foods on the planet when it is manufactured and processed properly. The right kind of chocolate provides many health benefits, more even than most of the fruits and vegetables your mother made you eat when you were a child.

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McNay Art Museum Celebrates 60th Anniversary With 5K Run on Feb. 16


San Antonio’s treasured McNay Art Museum hosts its 60th Anniversary 5K Run as part of its Founder’s Weekend, one of its biggest weekends of the 2014 season. The run is one part of the family friendly festivities celebrating 60 years of bringing fine art to the San Antonio community. 

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Two-Day Seminar to Focus on San Antonio Environmental Challenges


Event hosted by Imagine San Antonio and Solar San Antonio at Rackspace Feb. 14, 21

“Opportunities in Resilience” is the theme for this year’s San Antonio Environmental Challenges Conference, which comprises two half days on Feb. 14, 21. The event is hosted by Imagine San Antonio and Solar San Antonio and will take place at Rackspace Hosting at 1 Fanatical Place in Windcrest, on the city’s northeast side.

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Greenwashing Watchdog: Dr. Bronner Clears Out Imposters


The nonprofit manufacturer of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps (DrBronner.com), known in the U.S. for more than 50 years for its devotion to purity and information-crammed product labels, has taken to filing lawsuits against companies that don’t live up to health claims or that employ deceptive greenwashing tactics. 

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A Different Breathalyzer Test for Heart Failure


Simply blowing up a balloon may help doctors test heart function, according to a new study from the Cleveland Clinic. Although such examinations usually require expensive and sometimes invasive procedures, the new test can be done in a doctor’s office in 30 seconds, according to the research findings published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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