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Top 6 Ways to Celebrate Life
By Lorrie Lawrence. Sedona Wellness Center, Sedona, AZ
Life, the fact that we are alive in the here and now, is something
we have a tendency to take for granted and neglect to be grateful
for. Work obligations, family responsibilities and the myriad
distractions of news and social media all too often deter us from
focusing on discovering and fulfilling our true purpose in life.
These six practices will help you ground and center yourself
during what can often become a hectic, stressful time of year, and
reconnect you with the natural world—and the people—around
you, as well as with your body and your own amazing, one-of-a-
kind self.
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Cancer Makes Too Much Money to Cure
The cancer industry is probably the most prosperous business in
the world. In 2016, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new
cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US.
$6 billion of tax-payer funds are cycled through various federal
agencies for cancer research, such as the National Cancer
Institute (NCI). The NCI states that the medical costs of cancer
care are $125 billion, with a projected 39 percent increase to
$173 billion by 2020.
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Why bike? It makes us happy, researchers say
by Liz Murphy
As advocates, we’re quick to point out the benefits we can
measure: It burns calories, reduces air pollution, relieves traffic
congestion and costs less than car ownership. But, for those of
us who ride, we know there are even bigger upsides to cycling:
Biking makes us feel good. And now there’s data to prove it.
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    TO YOUR HEALTH
 
Why Nose Breathing Is so Important for
Optimal Health and Fitness.
By Dr. Mercola
Breathing is typically an ignored topic when it comes to health, yet
breathing properly can improve oxygenation through your body,
including your brain, and is a powerful strategy for relieving stress
and anxiety. To induce calm, you need to breathe slowly and
lightly, using your diaphragm. You also want to breathe less, and
breathing through your nose is key. Your nose regulates at least
30 physical processes, including the release of nitric oxide (NO), a
bronchodilator and vasodilator that helps lower blood pressure
and helps maintain homeostasis in your body.
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    PRODUCTS & GEAR
 
Saris Freedom 4-Bike Hitch Rack
The newest member of the Saris Freedom family of tray-style hitch racks is
the Freedom 4-bike, which doubles the capacity of the original Freedom.

Both Freedom models feature tray-style construction and universal bicycle
frame compatibility. A foot-operated pedal allows the rack to tilt down for
access to the rear of vehicle or fold up for space savings when no bikes are
racked.
http://www.bicycleproductguide.com
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Unsinkable® Polarized sunglasses
by Reflekt
Reflekt Unsinkable® Polarized sunglasses are made from a unique frame
material called VaporLite™ which have the look & feel of ordinary
sunglasses but are 20% lighter, allowing them to float. Now you can get out
on the water and go paddling, surfing, fishing, kayaking or just relaxing
knowing that your new shades are Lighter than Water™. And by the way, if
they happen to float away on you, don't worry because Reflekt has you
covered with their ground breaking Lifetime + Loss™ warranty. Yep, they
also protect you against Loss. Reflekt® Polarized is the first & only brand of
All Unsinkable® Polarized sunglasses. Buy Select Styles at REI.com or see
the full lineup at Reflekt Polarized.com
Web Site:
www.reflektpolarized.com/
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Quest Cooler
by Canyon Coolers
The Quest soft cooler by Canyon Coolers is constructed with white water
raft-grade tough tarpaulin. These coolers are manufactured with welded
seams for high-performance durability and lined with IceSkin insulation
giving the Quest cooler 3 times the insulation found in normal soft coolers.
Designed with a secure roll-top seal, and tie-down and lashing points for
hands-free carrying, the Quest cooler can be used in virtually every
environment: wet, dry, marshy and anywhere in between.
Web Site:
www.canyoncoolers.com/
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4 Boat Trailer with Bike Rack
by Remackel Trailer
Haul 4 Canoes/Kayaks and 4 Bikes on one trailer!
With our optional Bike Rack package you can haul 4 bikes, 4
canoes/kayaks (up to 18ft long) and outdoor gear all on the same trailer.
It's a trailer that can do anything for your outdoor plans!
Web Site:
https://www.remackeltrailers.com/
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The New Mirage Eclipse
Stand tall on the water aboard the Mirage Eclipse, another world’s-
first watercraft from Hobie
.
Incredibly stable, just get on and go using MirageDrive® leg power. Go from
the car, the dock or your boat to the water in minutes. The Mirage Eclipse
takes fitness out of the gym and onto the water and under the sun. The
board is lightweight and durable and full of thoughtful features such as gear
tie-downs and a carefree kick-up rudder. The Mirage Eclipse takes standup
to a whole new level.
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    SPECIAL PROMOTIONS
 
EXPLORE the FLATHEAD
Explore the Flathead is an active outdoor recreation event
planning service and adventure travel organization based in
Whitefish, MT. We invite you to join us! We can package your
vacation, reunion, corporate team event, ski weekend from start
to finish. Call today for complete details. 406-871-6282. Like us
on
facebook.
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The Bike and Paddle Club provides the connection for all
levels of bike and paddle enthusiasts. If you ever wanted to get
into biking, kayaking, standup -- or if you're new to the area,
looking to meet up with like minded people this is a great place
to start! Click
HERE >> or call 406-871-6282.
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Traffic congestion throughout the country is a major problem
and it gets worse every year. Many cities are investing millions
to improve biking conditions and safety measures. However,
building infrastructure alone will not get people out of their cars
and onto bicycles. To create a thriving bike culture America's
cities must "rebrand and refocus" bicycling from a recreation
and exercise activity to a serious form of urban mass
transportation. Click
HERE. Like us on facebook.
 
    ENVIRONMENT
 
More than HALF of U.S. rivers are too polluted to support life
Caring for our backcountry trail
systems and waterways is
everybody's business. Plastics,
especially plastic water bottles,
have clogged some rivers to the
point where they don't even flow.
All for a little convenience.

Be Part of the Solution. Use
stainless steel, or other
reuseable containers.