Staying Healthy This Holiday Season Can Be Easy

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This may be the season to be jolly but it's also the season of extreme weather shifts; noses that run, lines that barely move and public places stuffed with wheezing, sneezing crowds of people.

That makes keeping fit and healthy a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, those seeking timely, accurate health and wellness information will find Life123.com a comforting, mouse-click away. If you feel a cold coming on, you might start with the Web site's suggestions of natural cold remedies, featuring peppermint and thyme. Feeling better already?

Life123.com presents topics in a choice of quick, easy to digest bites or equally accessible, more detailed portions. The body of the Health & Wellness section features traditional topics like to quick weight loss tips for grocery shopping, while its soul is rooted in western medical traditions and a de-mystified taste of eastern medicine with its holistic, mind-body approach.

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East AND West, Too

Users tapping into Life123.com's vast, expert resources can access practical, everyday information, but will also find diverse subjects on the art of Reiki healing or homeopathic medicine; find the healthful balance of a raw foods diet (as well as tasty ways to prepare them), and explore the de-stressing benefits of zen meditation and the techniques of Aryuveda, India's ancient, yet up-to-date take on holistic medicine. According to Life123.com's feature Ayurvedic Medicine: India's Science of Life, this 5,000 year old system espouses an "integrated approach toward treating and preventing illness;" calls for balance within the body and prescribes natural therapies, lifestyle and dietary changes to achieve that balance.

Similarly, though based in martial art traditions, the slow, graceful, dance-like Movements of Tai Chi serve as a stress-relieving cardio-vascular exercise and contribute to weight loss.

Battling the Holiday Bulge

Given traditional tendencies to overindulge during the holidays, Life123.com offers simple steps to keep some of the gathering pounds from one's girth. In their feature called Green Tea and Weight Loss , it's revealed that when brewed fresh -- bottled Green Tea typically has less "good stuff" and more calories -- it increases metabolic (and hence fat burning) rate. Substitute green tea for sodas (at 100-150 calories a pop) and those mystery pounds can start to "waist" away.

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