Abs to Be Proud Of

Add these exercises to your workout to tighten and tone your tummy. What words would you use to describe your belly? Saggy, poochy, and round or tight, toned, and flat? If your tummy could use some trimming, you may want to add a few extra abdominal exercises to your daily workout routine. While spot reduction…

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Six ways alcohol is good for you

While you know heavy drinking can lead to liver disease and drunk driving, you may not realize long-term heavy drinking is also a known contributor to anemia, various kinds of cancer, heart disease, depression, dementia, nerve damage, gout, and other health conditions. Because of these risks, current health guidelines recommend women of any age and…

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Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it doesn’t always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular days.  Or at regular meals.  Or All.…

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Winter-Proof Your House

Stay warm during the cooler months with these minor home repairs. It’s not cheap to heat a home. Utility bills in the winter can skyrocket, putting a strain on your budget. If you’re tired of cold spots, drafts, and wearing hats and gloves in your home when the temperature drops, you’re in luck! There are…

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Stop prediabetes now, before it progresses further

Many people don’t realize they’re headed down the road to diabetes until it’s too late. But if you notice increased hunger, thirst, trips to the bathroom, tiredness, or weight loss, make an appointment to see your doctor. A diagnosis of prediabetes is never good, but it’s much better than it could be. Take it as…

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Exercise provides big rewards. Your efforts are not in vain.

Exercise provides big rewards. Your efforts are not in vain. The only reason you’re exercising may be to lose weight, but you’ll gain a lot more benefits along the way. People who aren’t physically active are missing out, and their health condition is proof—or it will be soon enough. Don’t neglect the exercise component of…

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The Nine-Month Diet

Pregnant? Say no to these six foods. To help ensure a healthy pregnancy for mom and baby, it’s important for a woman to eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein. When women find out they’re expecting, concern for healthy eating should become a priority. Maybe they weren’t careful…

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What is Metabolism?

This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.  It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use…

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Are Your Kids’ Sports Safe?

Four of the safest sports for kids and those that come with the greatest risk of injury. These days it’s not uncommon for kids as young as 2 and 3 years old to be involved in sports. Many times, these early-age sports are more to fulfill a parent’s dream than the child’s, but regardless of…

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Cheese: What You Need to Know

Lots of us have a love/hate relationship with cheese. We love how it goes with a good glass of wine or tops a pizza. We don’t care so much for its saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium content. The good news is that cheese can be part of a healthy diet. Here are a few things…

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