Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness
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How to Stay Fit at Home to Fight the War on COVID-19

An expat in confinement in her Parisian apartment discovers how to stay fit with all her favorite trainers now offering free virtual classes.
Marathon Woman

Marathon Woman: How I Survived the Four Day Dopey Challenge

Two years ago, I heard about the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It’s a running challenge that spans four days, four races, and 48.6 miles, where you run a 5K on the first day, a 10K on the second day, a half marathon on the third, and a full marathon on the fourth. It’s aptly named, because you truly have to be Dopey to want to do this, so naturally I signed up the first chance I got.
coach yourself

Learn to Be Your Own Coach… Using the Wheel of Life

A Paris-based life coach teaches us the first step to overcoming challenges is learning how to coach yourself.
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How To Be Happy, Healthy and Zen in Paris

Feeling stressed? Follow these self-care tips to help you live a happy, healthy and zen life in Paris or anywhere.
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How to Eat Super Healthy in the Land of Croissants, Baguettes and Cheese

How to eat healthy in Paris when you have food allergies or follow a strict diet? Writer Jacquelyn Salvador says it's more fun and delicious than you think.
Cancer Support France

Cancer Support France: How an Active Listener Can be Your Best Ally

Living with cancer and its treatment is difficult enough, but dealing with it in a foreign language it is even more complex. Learn about Cancer Support France, which offers free, valuable support to English speaking cancer patients and their loved ones.
breaking bad habits

Breaking Bad Habits to Do it Better in Paris

A yoga instructor shares her mindful tips for breaking bad habits and finding good ones no matter where in the world you are.
health apps

5 Great Health and Fitness Apps

Here are five great mobile apps designed to help encourage you to lead a healthy and active life.
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Work Life Balance: Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First!

Expat women have a crazy amount of balls juggling in the air. It’s not a bad thing, really. My schedule is crazy and every time I keep it balanced, I give myself a huge pat on the back. But, trivia time: What happens when you worry about getting the oxygen mask on someone else before yourself?

7 Great Ways to Eliminate Plastic in Your Bathroom by Creating Your Own Beauty Products

A Paris home organizer offers her astute tips on how to eliminate plastic packaging at home by creating your own natural beauty and cleansing products.