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Recipes: Vegan Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, our thoughts turn to all the incredible food we can’t wait to enjoy with family and friends that day. Of course, the larger the crowd, the more people there are to please—including those with dietary restrictions. So over the next two weeks, we will share healthy recipes in various categories (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc.) and provide some food for thought about expanding traditions at the holiday table.

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Zen at Work: Stretching at the Office

For those of us with desk jobs, it’s important to take time to move a little while at work (and no, walking to the water cooler doesn’t count). In fact, nothing beats the 3 p.m. slump better than five minutes of gentle stretching and breathing; it gets your blood flowing (thus waking up your brain) and can help prevent repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Male Yogis on the Rise

Have a husband, boyfriend or other guy in your life who’s anxious about trying yoga because he thinks he’ll be the only dude in the room? Tell him that the number of men hitting the mats in yoga classes is on the rise. In 2008, men accounted for 27.8 percent of yoga practitioners, up five percent from 2004, according to a survey of 5,050 respondents conducted on behalf of Yoga Journal.

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Find Your Spin-Spiration

Individuals from all walks of life enjoy (or at least endure) spinning for a number of reasons. Spinning, also know as indoor cycling, provides a fun and efficient cardiovascular workout that almost anyone can try. From seniors to cyclists, the spectrum of spinners is vast. Yet they all share a common respect for a healthier self, and realize the amazing potential spinning has at sustaining that beautiful perspective.

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