Braving the Cold Weather? 5 Ways To Protect Your Voice During Winter Outdoor Activities

Whether you are a weekend warrior on the slopes or heading out to watch Sunday night football, even a few minutes of exposure to cold winter temperatures can be harmful on your pipes.

So, if you are planning on heading out in this upcoming cold snap, venturing to a football game or hitting the high altitude Rocky Mountain resorts, you should definitely pay attention.

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Radishes and their Many Health Benefits

More Beneficial Than Water? How to stay hydrated with these water-logged superfoods

It is drilled into our brains from an early age – ‘Drink your eight glasses of water a day!’. But as easy as this sounds, sometimes downing those eight glasses can feel like torture.

Have no fear, water-haters… You can help reach your goals in other, tastier ways. In fact, some of these superfoods are a better way to hydrate than water itself!

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Fig Health Benefits

Summer Health Foods – The Fig

One of the world’s oldest (and most delicious) fruits, the humble fig has appeared in biblical stories and fed to great Olympians for centuries. It is one of the most symbolic fruits in ancient history and remains one of nature’s sweetest and most widely consumed natural confections. These fruits of the ficus tree are consumed with everything from breakfast to dessert – and even in one of our favorite cookie/cake confections.

But the ultra-sweet fruit has so much more to it than a Fig Newton.

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SUMMER SUPERFOODS – 7 Foods to Boost Your Energy This Summer

Summer is not the time for wasting the day away in bed or committing to a Netflix marathon. Summer is the time to get up, get out, and spend your days hiking, swimming, biking, and keeping up with a full season of activities. You can try caffeinating your way through the day with coffee or energy drinks, but the most quality energy you can get is from nutrient-packed foods like nuts and salmon.

We compiled a list of our top 7 Summer Superfoods that can help keep your energy levels up throughout your busy summers schedule.

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Why We Are Crazy for Cucumbers!

As we all have learned by now, hydration is not only vital for your professional voice, but it tops the list of nearly every overall health or diet regimen. Getting our eight-to-ten glasses of water per day can be a horribly boring chore but there’s good news for those of you who never seem to hit your daily intake – FOOD has water and that counts!

Fruits and vegetables are packed with water and a multitude of vitamins and minerals that not only help keep you hydrated, but their many health benefits can be applied to your beauty regimen.

One of our favorite and most versatile foods is the cucumber.  Made up of over 95% water, cucumbers are one of the best ways to reach your daily hydration goal without limiting yourself to boring old H20. Cucumbers have natural anti-inflammatory properties that help the brain and our under-eye-circles, and can even freshen your breath – all major benefits for the busy professional.

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Fight Acid Reflux – 7 Summer Food Swaps to Avoid Reflux without Ruining Your Summer BBQ

Caused by stomach acid flowing back up into the esophagus, acid reflux is not only uncomfortable, but can be a detriment to your professional voice.

The most common causes of acid reflux are related to consuming large amounts of food that are high in acid and fat, eating heavily before bed, alcohol or carbonated beverages, or taking certain muscle relaxers, ibuprofen or aspirin.

Basically, everything you did over your 4th of July weekend (or typical summer BBQ).

So now that we know the biggest triggers for acid reflux, what are the best alternatives to curb the nasty side effects without ruining your summer BBQ plans?
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Healthy Recipes to Keep You Hydrated – RAW SUMMER SALAD w/ Spicy Citrus Vinaigrette

According to the Institute of Medicine, 20 percent of your water intake comes from food. So when you don’t reach your water bottle quota for the day, you may have been better off than you thought if your diet consisted of fruit and veg.

We’ve talked tirelessly about the importance of keeping your vocals hydrated, but water is not the only means of reaching your RDA of H20.

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