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Tips to Be Sodium-Savvy


It's no secret that most Americans are consuming too much sodium. The average American gets about 3,500mg of sodium a day. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends limiting sodium to less than 2,300mg a day or 1,500 mg if you are 51 and older, have high blood pressure, diabetes or read more

Faceoff: Milk vs Dark Chocolate

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There is no question that dark chocolate is better for you than milk chocolate. However, all chocolate can be high in calories, fat and sugar. Dark chocolate does have some health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help to lower the risk of cardiovascular problems as well as blood pressure read more

Healthy Eating on a Budget

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It can be difficult to consume a healthy diet, and even more challenging following a budget, but eating foods high in nutritional value and cutting costs does not need to be mutually exclusive. Some of the most budget-friendly foods are loaded with nutritional value and can easily help your waist read more

Welcome Spring By Coloring Your Plate


Eat away those winter blues by filling your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables. Not only are they a great source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, they also will provide your body with powerful antioxidants. It is important to eat a variety of colors, because often each color is associated read more

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