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Brain Boosters to Prevent Memory Loss

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If your goal is to stay sharp as you age, there are many ways to boost your brain’s ability to remember and recall information. Although some factors are out of your control, studies have shown that the following steps may help you maintain your brain. Maintain a healthy lifestyle. You’ve heard read more

Building Healthy Self-Esteem

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“Self-esteem reflects a person’s self-worth including the person’s beliefs about themselves and the emotional response to those beliefs. It represents the capacity to feel worthy of happiness, to address life’s challenges successfully. Self-esteem is a great predictor of future behavior because your belief in yourself affects how you interact with read more

Into Your Coffee Mug, Onto Your Hips

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Reconsider what goes into your morning coffee. Does your morning routine include a “cup of Joe” (or several)? Do you prefer your coffee black or with cream and sugar? In 2016, make it a goal to reduce the calories you consume with your everyday java. The tasty stuff you are adding to read more

Faceoff: Stretching Before vs Stretching After

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A person’s ability to move is dependent on the range of motion in his or her joints. Muscle tightness limits that range of motion and can create a muscle imbalance. Stretching is one of the best ways to improve your ability to move freely. Stretching focuses on increasing the length of read more

Animals and Allergies Under One Roof

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Whether it started as a sneezing fit, watering eyes or a runny nose that just wouldn’t stop, it can be disheartening to hear that you may be allergic to your pet. A diagnosis of allergies doesn’t have to be the end of your relationship with your furry companion. Your options read more

Faceoff: Yoga vs Pilates

Yoga sessions involve holding poses, increasing balance, balancing muscles and each session ends in a meditative state. The meditative state usually lasts from 7-10 minutes. Yoga reduces stress and increases flexibility and focuses on the mind, body and spirit. When incorporated into a heart-healthy lifestyle, yoga can lower your blood read more

Faceoff: White vs Sweet Potato

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White potatoes and sweet potatoes can both be healthy additions to a well-balanced diet. They are naturally low in fat and calories and high in fiber and potassium. Fiber helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Foods high in read more

How Heart Health Affects Wound Healing

Chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million people in the United States. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to a diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. The cost to treat these wounds exceeds $50 billion annually. While there are several factors that can affect wound read more

Homemade Juice vs Smoothie

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Most Americans over the age of 4 do not get enough fiber, folate, potassium, magnesium or vitamins A, C and K in their diet, according to the U.S. government. If made properly, homemade juices and smoothies can be great options to bring those vitamins and minerals into your diet. A smoothie read more

Want to Fall Asleep Faster?

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Here are some helpful suggestions for increasing the quality and quantity of your sleep: Set a regular bedtime. Try to hit the sack at the same time every night to be sure you're getting enough sleep. We recommend seven to eight hours for adults -- any longer can actually be harmful, studies read more