Exercising under Pressure

A few exercise tips to keep in mind if you’re living with high blood pressure. High blood pressure is nothing to mess around with. Let it get out of control and you could be in for a world of hurt. However, if you learn to manage it well, you could find yourself steadily lowering your…

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Fuel ‘Em Up

Kids need breakfast, too. Your mornings may be hectic, the alarm may not go off, or the kids may not seem hungry first thing after waking up. Whatever your reasons may be, skipping breakfast puts your kids at a distinct disadvantage. And while you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, approximately…

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Add Fiber to Your Diet

Not all carbohydrates are considered equal. In fact, one very important carbohydrate, fiber, is something that most people should have more of in their diet. So whether you are following a low carbohydrate diet or not, fiber should be on the menu. Studies show that eating at least 25 grams of fiber each day can…

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To Soy or Not to Soy

You hear it all over the news and on the web. Eat soy for its health properties. Many women, especially those that are in the throws of menopause, swear by soy. But does soy really live up to all the hype that goes with it? While so many people are flocking to the natural foods…

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Kettlebells: Behind the Iron Ball

Getting around these clunky, funky weights. Spend much time in the gym and you’ll probably come across some odd-looking objects that look like part medicine ball and part handbag. These oddities are known as kettlebells, and they may hold the secret to improved fitness. However, if you’re not careful, they can also cause your physical…

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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly (Fat)

How to know the difference between good fat and bad fat. Fat. In many circles, this three-letter word is as bad as any four-letter word in the dictionary, and is said with equal disdain and fear. For people trying to live a healthy lifestyle, fat is everything they’re trying to avoid. The antagonist. The elephant…

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Happy New Year! Goal Setting 101

Setting goals will enable you to eliminate the distractions in your life and help you to focus on the really important things.  By knowing exactly what you want, you’re able to concentrate on specific areas with more accountability and focus. Goals allow you to get more things done so you can achieve more.  Who doesn’t…

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Lister- What?

Understanding the causes and cures of the dangerous infectious disease known as listeriosis. It can affect anyone, but it is most devastating to pregnant women, infants, the elderly, and anyone who has a weakened immune system. Brought on when food is contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, listeriosis is a life-threatening infection that is considered…

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Why So SAD?

Wondering why you feel down in the dumps when the cold months show up each year? Believe it or not, it’s not strange to feel a bit sad during the winter months. In fact, feeling blue during the late fall and throughout the winter is so common that it has a name: seasonal affective disorder.…

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Overcome Arthritis at Home

A quick list of arthritis home remedies. When it rains, it really pours. But for those who have arthritis, when it rains, it really hurts. Arthritis is a painful, often debilitating condition that robs you of your ability to live life like you want. Sometimes, it can become so problematic that the thought of getting…

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