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Whole Foods is Changing your Grocery Experience

Whole Foods Hilton Head invites you to revisit how you grocery shop. No more Michael Bolton melodies in the background, tired salad bars with marshmallow salad and your internal voice delivering a compelling soliloquy about why grocery shopping is such a pain in the asparagus. With endless aisles and food stations with healthy offerings, comfortable […]

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Put on Your Sneakers, It’s Time for Devin’s Dash

As a health coach, I often remind my clients that wellness encompasses more than just healthy food choices and exercise. Optimal well being also includes establishing healthy, happy relationships—from your relationship with yourself, to your relationship with others to even how you relate to your community. As a leader in health industry, Hilton Head Health in Shipyard Plantation is taking an active role in helping you be fit mentally and physically with Devin’s Dash Sat., Sept. 20th. This memorial 5K not gives you the opportunity to set and achieve a goal, but also builds our community and benefits and worthy cause.

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Get Your Child Plugging into Nature

Last month The Huffington Post published, “97% of children play video games” and statisticbrain.com reported, the average American youth watches television 1200 hours a year (compared to 900 hours per year in school).

Many parents feel frustrated, concerned or even competitive, with their children’s mobile devices—believing (rightfully) that there is a wondrous world beyond Facebook “Likes,” Twitter feeds and Instagram posts. If you want your kids to turn off technology and tune into nature, check out Hilton Head’s top 12 chord-free, care-free, memory-building outdoor activities:

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Looking for a Wellness Destination? Here’s How Hilton Head Heals

Do you know the secret to your smart phone’s battery life?—Simply, manually exit out of the running apps you aren’t using. Now, let’s go a step further. Do you know the best way to charge your own mental battery?—What if I told you it was as easy as exiting out of the day-to-day and existing memory applications that no longer serve you by touching certain points?

Then, what if I told you you could learn how to do it and even get certified right here in Hilton Head and the surrounding area?

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Biking in Hilton Head Just Got Even Better

Do you want to experience Hilton Head? I mean really experience it? “Getting on bike is the best way to see the Island,” said bike advocate and member of Kicking Asphalt Frank Babel. Babel, who also co-chairs on the town’s Bicycle Advisory Committee (an ad hoc group of volunteers who work with the town), got involved with improving the area’s pathways almost a decade ago. “I started riding and noticed a lot of debris and root intrusion. I decided my mission was to make it safer and more enjoyable for people to truly tour the Island.”

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Hilton Head/Bluffton: A Sporty Spot

My mother was a size 10 and my father weighed over 200 pounds when we moved to Hilton Head in 1990. Now in their 60s, my parents are thinner, fitter and happier than ever. My mother is a gardener. My father a boater and fisherman. And both walk on the beach every morning, year-round.

“Living in Hilton Head just motivates us to get outside and in shape,” said my parents.

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Exploring Sea Pines’ Hauntingly Awesome Stoney-Baynard Ruins

The Spanish moss hangs like tattered clothes from the lanky old oak limbs. The tabby remnants of the once stately plantation home jut out of the ground like giant jagged shark teeth. And an eeriness encapsulates the six-acre property, as Stoney-Baynard’s rich history and abundant wildlife whisper secrets all around you.

“It’s spooky cool,” said Andrew Bradley, who is a master naturalist and leads the Lowcountry Plantation Exploration tour Mondays from 10-11 a.m.

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Bluffton Farmer Invites Everyone to Return to a Simpler, Cleaner Way of Living

Wade “Farmer” Fox, who signs his emails with “Semper in agris” (Latin for “always in the fields”) will tell you upfront, he doesn’t do what he does for the money. “I’m not in it for the Maserati. I’m here because I like to eat well, help other people eat well, and I like getting my hands dirty,” said Fox.

Fox is the new manager of Bear Island Farms in Colleton River Plantation in Bluffton and days for him are strenuous to the point of exhausting, and yet rewarding to the point of bountiful.

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Palmetto Bluff: An Ecological Fête for All

Whenever my family needs a retreat—whether it is a romantic weekend getaway with just my husband or an afternoon of family bonding with all three kids—we head over to Palmetto Bluff. The air feels cleaner there. The sun seems brighter there. And the smiles beam bigger there.

“Why?” you might ask.

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Getting in Touch with Nature on Daufuskie Island

Want to get unplugged, relax, and reconnect with nature? Of course you do. We all do. So, let’s close our eyes and try this:

Imagine the rhythmic sound of a boat’s bumper gently rapping against an old wooden dock or the squawk of a seafaring bird.
Inhale South Carolina’s coastal air and let the briny scent of a low tide and exposed oyster beds overtake your olfactory.
Feel the heat as your feet walk on mid-afternoon sand in the summer.
Boil some local shrimp to a pretty pink and then taste a spectrum of flavors from sweet to salty.
Envision the infusion of color as an electric sun melts down into the horizon.

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