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Smartphones, Skype, drive-through everything—today’s technologies and conveniences help us connect with the world, conquer to-do lists, and feed our kids on the fly. But the upsides of modern advances come loaded with downsides: We’re more sedentary, stressed, and exposed to toxins than ever before, and the list of health ramifications is long. Learn all-natural solutions—from experts trained in nutrition, acupuncture, pharmacology, and more—for top health menaces you’re facing now
Face the challenges
As the song says, it’s a wonderful world—but modern problems like these deserve our attention and action. Keep it positive and be proactive; remember, you are your body’s best friend (or foe). “It is each person’s responsibility to learn to feed their genes right and to take care of their body,” says Hoffman. “It’s not the doctor’s, it’s not government’s, it’s your personal responsibility. You have to learn to decrease stress, eat right, and use the supplements that your body requires to get the best function you can.”
Freelance writer Melaina Juntti combats excess sitting by watering her plants when writer's block his. Delicious Living Editor in Chief Elisa Bosley takes her sweet time while washing quinoa.