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Heart Health and Exercise

February is National Heart Health Month Few things are more important than the health of your heart. Eating a well balanced diet and maintaining a heart healthy exercise routine are the keys to great health and wellness. Moderate physical activity can help the heart maintain or gain…

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Water, Water Everywhere

Water is everywhere these days. On the grocery shelf, you find it purified, distilled, flavored and enhanced. In your body, you’ll find it in every single living cell. The question is, can one drink enough and is the water you are drinking good for you? General recommendations advise…

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The Skinny on Fatty Acids

In hopes to improve diet and overall health, millions of Americans are watching their intake of fat. Dietary fat has gotten somewhat of a negative image as part of a healthy diet. There are many different types of fat: saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, trans fat, etc.…

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Facials from Your Fridge

Facials are great for you skin. If your skin is oily, a facial can absorb excess oil. If it’s dry, a facial can hydrate. If your skin is dull, the right facial will put the roses back in your cheeks. At the spa or cosmetic counter, facials cost a pretty penny. Then, when you read the…

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Walk it Off

Every year, a new exercise machine or fitness routine is marketed as the fitness breakthrough that will change your life. While these products and processes may indeed work, you were born with the equipment you need to get fit and stay fit: your two legs. Let the marketers talk the talk,…

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Antioxidants and Your Health

What are Antioxidants? An antioxidant is a chemical that inhibits the reactions of potentially harmful oxidizing agents in the body. Antioxidants can help protect against cell damage by neutralizing molecules in the body called “free radicals.” Antioxidants are thought to help prevent…

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Avoid the Winter Blues

Why do we often feel depressed in the wintertime? Many times, it is more than the cold and the snow that gets to us—it is the lack of sunshine. Some people suffer from what is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. SAD is a mood disorder with which sufferers feel depressed or…

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Pop the Soda Bubble

Everywhere you go, people are drinking carbonated beverages. Whether you call them soft drinks, sodas or pop, if you want optimum health, it’s time you pop the soda bubble. Soft drinks are hard on your health. Their high sugar and carbohydrate content can contribute to obesity, type 2…

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Lettuce Entertain You!

You know you should be eating more vegetables, especially more greens. But how do you work them into your diet? First, get to know your greens. There’s more to life than lettuce and spinach. Swiss chard and kale offer delicious flavors and interesting color. Chinese cabbage and bok choi…

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Dem Bones

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis threatens approximately 55 percent of men and women age 50 and older. National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that 10 million Americans already have osteoporosis and 18 million more have low bone mass, which puts them at…

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