Seven Habits of Healthy People

Want to stay out of the doctor’s office? Adopt these habits. How is it that some people seem to avoid sickness while you and your family are in and out of the doctor every other week? Is there something you don’t know? When generally healthy people are compared to those who get sick more often,…

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Slow exercise is better than no exercise for those with COPD

Trying to catch your breath after a challenging cardio workout is one thing. But trying to breath while walking just a short distance is a problem faced every day by people with COPD. Short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD is a disease that causes difficulty breathing, coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness.…

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How Much Is Too Much?

Get your serving sizes under control for successful weight loss. It’s simple math: The more you eat, the more calories you consume, the more weight you gain. It’s also a simple solution: Eat less of the wrong kinds of foods. To do this, you need to limit your portion sizes. If you’re used to eating…

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Getting Inked?

You may want to first consider these safety precautions. Tattoos are no longer confined to marines and bikers. It’s estimated that nearly one out of every three American adults now has a tattoo. Whether it’s an arrow, a rose, or a skull, tattoos are done by inserting permanent ink into the skin through needle pricks.…

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Getting Kids to Move More

Kids and teens need 60 minutes of exercise daily. Here are some ways to get them off the couch. Call it play: Words matter. Kids may not want to “exercise” every day, but they probably want to “play” as much as possible. Teens may be more open to “moving.” Count every minute: They don’t have…

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When Allergies Become Life-Threatening

What you need to know about anaphylaxis. Most of us don’t think twice about eating a peanut butter sandwich or wearing a pair of latex gloves to clean the house. But for a select few, exposure to things like peanuts, latex, medications, and insect stings can be life-or-death situations. Allergies usually cause a harmless rash,…

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Improve Your Workout

Get the most out of your time at the gym with these simple strategies. Ever feel like you’re running on the hamster wheel with your workouts? Whether you aren’t seeing the results you hoped for, are bored of your workouts, or just don’t have the energy to get the job done, there are ways to…

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When You Can’t Stop Eating

Take these steps to regain control over your eating habits. You don’t know if you’re binge eating or just eating too much. Whatever it is, it’s ruining your weight-loss efforts. When there’s food around, you go crazy and can’t stop eating. Even when you’re not that hungry, food just tastes good. Before you know it,…

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Danger for Doggie

Think everything you eat is okay for Fido? Think again. There’s a reason food and treats are made especially for dogs. Their body systems are different than humans’ and therefore react differently to foods we enjoy everyday. While some foods are perfectly safe for your dog to eat such as lean meats, rice, vegetables, and…

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Beyond Weight Loss: The Impact of Exercise

It’s time to stop looking at exercise as a weight loss tool and to start looking at it as a quality of life tool! A top reason people give for engaging in exercise is to lose weight. And frequently people quit exercising because their time and effort (and sweatiness) yield only small losses. It’s pretty…

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