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What’s Up, Yogi?

Statistics show that people in the United States are practicing yoga in ever-increasing numbers. If the explosion of classes at my health club is any indication, the wave has hit our town. From morning to night, you can find all …

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Life will never, ever stop being stressful.

Traffic. Meetings. Deadlines. Bills. Decisions. Indecisions. This is the reality for most of us. A reality where managing the day-to-day can be overwhelming. It was for me, at least. And it still is. But developing a way to navigate “the …

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Ol’ Man River

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to paddle a canoe the length of the Mississippi. Growing up in Minnesota, you are constantly reminded of the big river’s presence: toddling across the headwaters during family trips to Itasca …

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Land of the Tree, Home of the Portage

Minnesotans are spoiled by the wealth of natural beauty around the state. Drive 15 minutes in any direction and chances are you will find a quiet place to commune with nature. Even our urban core offers myriad natural escapes. After …

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What’s up with that?

The National Park Service recently proposed a two-year ban on rope-swinging from iconic arches in the desert southwest. It seems “high-flying activities at popular landmarks that have led to deaths and injuries witnessed by visitors flocking to the sites for …

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Backpack State of Mind

At some point I must have bought something online and checked the box that allows for “occasional promotional material” because I get a lot of email from outdoor apparel companies. For the most part, it’s always the same…fit couples in …

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I Run, Therefore I Am a Runner

August has been running month at Country Choice Organic. That means we’ve filled our Facebook page with inspiring running stories, artful running images and info about oats and running nutrition. We even imported a guest blogger to share her experience. …

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“Running” Your Wild Oats

Guest Blog: Niki from Quality

I’ve never been a big runner, but I recently committed to some serious training. And you know what I’ve found? Running makes you happier! It seems whether you are an avid runner logging 30+ miles …

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

With all due respect to Andy Williams, this has got to be the most wonderful time of the year. In addition to long warm days and the general sense of well-being that comes with trying to pack 12 months of …

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Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

image copyIngredients:

1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup oat bran
2 cups brown sugar (not packed)
1 cup oats; quick or old fashioned (or combination)
1/2 tsp. …

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