• Boost workout

    Boost workout

    Just because it’s too cold for your normal three-mile outdoor run doesn’t mean the treadmill has to be a monotonous exercise in staring at a blank wall. Check out these tips below to add some boost to your treadmill workout! ___   SPEED TRAINING Sprinting can be one of the best exercises for building muscle

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  • Keep on track with your New Year Resolution Goals

    Keep on track with your New Year Resolution Goals

    With the new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. For many people, this means leading a healthier lifestyle and losing weight. If this is your goal, follow these tips to stay on track. 1. Find Your Motivation What is motivating you to lose weight? Do you want to look better in your clothes,

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  • Trick Yourself Into Eating Less

    Trick Yourself Into Eating Less

    One of the most straightforward ways to lose weight is to reduce your caloric intake. As long as you’re consuming fewer calories than you’re burning off, you will be maintaining a deficit and you will lose weight. The problem with this plan though is that counting calories is inaccurate, overly simplistic and incredibly dull. Keeping

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  • Holidays

    Holidays

    Do you get stressed out during the holidays? From quick stress-survival strategies to mood-brightening foods, here’s your cheat sheet to holiday cheer. Take a whiff of citrus Researchers studying depression have found that certain citrus fragrances boost feelings of well-being and alleviate stress by upping levels of norepinephrine, a hormone that affects mood. For an

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  • What do Blood Pressure Readings mean?

    What do Blood Pressure Readings mean?

    What do your blood pressure numbers mean? The only way to know (diagnose) if you have high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is to have your blood pressure tested. Understanding your blood pressure numbers is key to controlling high blood pressure. Healthy and unhealthy blood pressure ranges Learn what’s considered normal, as recommended by the American

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  • Protect Yourself

    Protect Yourself

    Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu shot (vaccine) every year. The seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu. For many people, the seasonal flu is a mild illness. But sometimes, the flu can be dangerous or even deadly. The flu: Is linked to

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  • screen time

    screen time

    Screens are everywhere. As a result, controlling a child’s screen time has become much harder for parents. To complicate matters, some screen time can be educational for children as well as support their social development. So how do you manage your child’s screen time? Here’s a primer on guiding your child’s use of screens and

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  • Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is about enjoying time with our family and celebrating with traditional foods we know and love. However, the holiday can impact the time we usually reserve for our healthy routines and involve meals that are not exactly made to be heart-healthy! To keep your diet and health in check over the Thanksgiving holiday, try

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  • Benefits of Pumpkin

    Benefits of Pumpkin

    Not only is fall’s signature squash versatile enough to fit into all the above and more, it also packs some powerful healthy perks — like keeping heart health, vision and waistlines in check, as long as you take it easy on the pie, that is. 1 Pumpkins Keep Eyesight Sharp A cup of cooked, mashed

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  • Time Change

    Time Change

    Moving our clocks in either direction changes the principal time cue — light — for setting and resetting our 24-hour natural cycle, or circadian rhythm. In doing so, our internal clock becomes out of sync or mismatched with our current day-night cycle. How well we adapt to this depends on several things. In general, “losing”

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  • Depressions

    Depressions

    Common symptoms of depression include guilt, irritability, and having a feeling of sadness that won’t go away. Being in a “blue mood” sometimes is a normal part of life. If you lose a loved one or are laid off from your job, it is natural to be sad. When you have depression symptoms because of a stress that has

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to

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