Health

Slouched, Slumped, and Sagged

What does your posture look like? Improve it with these simple tips. Do you notice how people who sit straight or stand tall seems to exude a certain amount of confidence? They may be shy and reserved, but if they have good posture, they appear strong and bold. On the other hand, people who slouch…

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Goodbye Colonoscopy?

Will there ever be an easier way to test for colon cancer? Read on to find out. Colon cancer is one of the most common types of cancers, but it’s also one that’s largely preventable through early detection. That’s why all adults should be screened starting at age 50 and every 5 to 10 years…

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Six to Nine Teaspoons

How much sugar do you eat each day? Chances are it’s more than you should. Here are 10 simple ways to cut back. How can something so good be so bad for you? It’s sweet, it’s addictive, and it’s hiding in many foods you’d never guess. It’s sugar. The sugar found naturally in fruits, vegetables,…

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Stopping Stress in its Tracks

Tips to relax and refocus in the moment. You can feel it coming on. Maybe you’re running late for an important event, you just had a fight with your spouse, or your bank account is running low. Whatever the cause, you can sense your stress level increasing. A certain degree of stress is normal and…

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Are You Deficient?

Symptoms, treatment, and prevention of a vitamin B12 deficiency. With so many vitamins and minerals out there, it’s hard to know if you’re meeting the daily-recommended amounts of each. Vitamin B12 is one nutrient many people are lacking in their diet. Unlike vitamin D and vitamin K, your body doesn’t make its own vitamin B12,…

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Give Your Metabolism a Boost

Fight fat by eating the right kinds of foods. Here’s some good news: you don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight. In fact, drastically reducing your calorie intake to shed pounds will backfire in the end. But wait—there’s more good news! You can still eat delicious food and lose weight. By eating the right…

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Meet SuperTracker!

Have you ever tried SuperTracker? SuperTracker is a great health and wellness tool from the USDA. With the slogan “My foods. My fitness. My health.” this resource is surprisingly versatile, with a wide variety of uses. In fact, you can rely on it for any of the following activities… Creating a personalized nutrition plan Tracking the…

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2 More Tips for Building a Healthier Future

Here are a couple more great tips for building a healthier future. Which will you try first? Tip #4: Plan Ahead Don’t set up scenarios that force you to make healthful decisions again and again throughout the day. Instead, choose to be healthy once, then set up your environment to make it easier for your future self to stick…

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3 Tips for Building a Healthier Future

Tip #1: Explore a Healthful Eating Pattern Skip the diet this year and focus your energy on exploring a balanced eating pattern instead. Not sure where to start? Try these great options… MyPlate lays out a straightforward guide to healthful meals — simply make your plate look like MyPlate! Fill half of it with fruits…

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Nutrients of Concern: Vitamin B12

It’s time to talk about vitamin B12. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, “a substantial proportion of individuals ages 50 years and older may have reduced ability to absorb naturally occurring vitamin B12.” This means that many older people are not getting enough vitamin B12, and that in turn can be bad news for…

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