Health & Wellness Articles

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Mommy and Me for You and Me: Our Top 3 Boca Classes

Sometimes you just need to GTFO—get the family out of the house—especially when you have a little one. My saving grace when I had a toddler? Mommy & Me classes (and wine). But seriously, I had no earthly idea how amazing a baby and toddler music class would be for my mommy morale. I made…
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What's New in Fall Makeup? Let Nordstrom Beauty at Town Center School You

Without the changing of the color of the leaves to guide us, South Floridians just have to take the rest of the country’s word for it: Fall is here. It may not feel like it, and it might not be as fun to drink a pumpkin spice latte in 80-degree weather, but we can still rock all the season trends…
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7 Parenting Dos and Don'ts for Happy, Healthy Children

Jennifer Bishop, a licensed mental health counselor in Boca Raton who discussed "The Price of Affluence" in our September/October 2017 issue, shares these Dos and Don’ts when it comes to parenting healthy and happy children: DO: Make time with your child every day. Put the phone down and give…
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Illuminate Your Face With This High/Low Lighting Technique

This video accompanies our story "Lighten Up" in our September/October 2017 issue. For more content like this, subscribe to the magazine. Photography for this story was shot at Sun House Studio in Delray Beach by Aaron Bristol.  Contouring. Highlighting. Strobing. Gelittering. You’ve…
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Spa-tember Specials Are Here in Palm Beach and Broward Counties!

It’s still blazin’ hot in South Florida, but there are plenty of fall spa deals providing cool relief. Whether it’s September, October or November, there’s something for everyone to try during the next few months. So go ahead and book a treatment or two. Or three. We won’t judge. SPA-TEMBER: (September) The…
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Orangetheory Fitness Opens New Global Headquarters in Boca Raton

There's a new kid on the block—er, in the Boca Raton Research Park off Broken Sound Parkway. Orangetheory Fitness, founded in 2010 by Dave Long, Ellen Latham and another partner, has roots in Fort Lauderdale. But when the 7-year-old company began rapidly expanding (in 2016, system-wide sales increased…
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Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight Signals Shifting Preferences in South Florida

Written by Ian Hest The tall, cavernous walls echo with every strike. In this gym, the roar of the crowd is only deafening inside the mind of the two fighting. A single voice is all that’s really heard. “Watch your feet. Step. Step.” the voice calls, a calming presence in a chaotic situation. “Switch!” That…
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SoFla-Based Meal Delivery Company Catered Fit's Paleo Meals Top PBC Orders

Earlier this year, I had my house tented for termites—and that’s a whole lot of fun, especially with multiple pets. We checked into a local hotel room that was more like a one-bedroom apartment, complete with kitchen. I noticed a stack of boxes at the check-in counter that had been delivered…
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What It's Like to Float in a Tank With No Light or Sound for 90 Minutes

“When people get out of the float, they’re really raw,” Destiny Beck said. What she meant is that after 90 minutes of floating in an isolation tank, where your feeling of physical existence is nearly wiped away, you can feel new, exposed or emotional when you get out. The experience,…
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Deerfield Beach Run to Honor Fallen SEAL Ryan Owens

A 4-mile beach run (usually carrying gear and wearing combat boots) is typical of what Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens would have done with his brother, John Owens, of Deerfield Beach, when Ryan trained to become a Navy SEAL. The brothers would indeed serve the U.S. as part of the elite Navy’s…
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How to Have the Most Fun, Hardcore Boca Birthday Party Ever

My new kind of Boca birthday celebration Aren’t you and/or your partner getting tired of going to the same birthday dinner over and over again? My waistline and my wallet are pretty much over it. Kids birthday parties are one thing (and take up enough of my valuable weekend time, am I right?).…
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5 South Florida Diving Spots Worth Taking the Plunge

Whether snorkeling or scuba diving is second nature or a brand-new hobby, there are plenty of sites across South Florida for everyone—and a chance to explore life beneath the Atlantic Ocean. Here’s our summer dive list to get you started. Blue Heron Bridge at Phil Foster Park Voted “Best…
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Nova Student Breaks Hand Walking World Record for Charity

  A Boca Raton resident plans to compete in November’s New York City Marathon and next year’s Boston Marathon—challenges that are difficult enough on two feet. But Ashwin Kalyandurg, a fourth-year medical student at Nova Southeastern University, plans to navigate the 26.2-mile course…
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Our Community's Opioid Epidemic From the Front Lines

Palm Beach County is known for sun, fun, sober homes and a drug problem that has spiraled out of control. Delray Beach alone has about 700 sober homes, housing some 7,000 recovering addicts. That’s more than 10 percent of the city’s population, according to NBC News. Yet opioid addiction…
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Testing Vapour Organic Beauty's Free Makeup Shade Consultation

We featured Vapour Organic Beauty in our July/August 2017 issue. To see more stories like this, subscribe to the magazine. Hi there, beauty fans! We spoke with Vapour Organic Beauty co-founder, Krysia Boinis in our July/August issue of Boca. Unlike other organic beauty lines, each Vapour product…
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10 Summer Skincare Staples For Beautiful, Flawless Skin

Is it safe to say that the rain and stormy weather is behind us? We really hope so! In the spirit of wishful thinking, we’re jumping into the summer frame of mind this week by featuring some of our favorite products and tips that will keep your skin healthy during the season of sunburns. If you…

FAU Researchers Study Arthritis Remedy Copaiba; Is It a Help or Hoax?

Copaiba: Snake Oil or Silver Bullet? Arthritis sufferers who are looking for an alternative to traditional medications for relieving their joint pain might come across an increasingly popular remedy—an essential oil, copaiba. But does it help? Florida Atlantic University (FAU) researchers…

Skip The Meat: Try These Satisfying Vegetarian Foods for Grilling Season

One of my favorite pastimes during the summer is outdoor parties and grilling. While I love raw food, let’s be realistic—not everyone can or should stick to one dietary theory 100 percent, and sometimes you just want to fire up that grill! If you are like me and want to indulge guilt-free and vegetarian,…
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Take a Walk on the Wild Side on National Trails Day

The American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day is Saturday, June 3. And to celebrate, the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is hosting a hike at the Hungryland Slough Natural Area, in our very own Palm Beach County. Hungryland Slough is one of the County’s…
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5 Essential Travel Snacks and Healthy Hacks for Hurricane Season

Tomorrow is June 1, which means two things— the beginning of summer travels and the less exciting beginning of hurricane season. To help you prepare for both, I'm sharing my Z-tips for healthy foods to stock up on. They are great to take with you on the road, to the airport or to enjoy when you're…