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Nutrition Labels

If you have a clear understanding of the nutritional value of packaged food that you are considering, you can make healthier choices. Here are a few tips to help navigate Nutrition Facts labels. Start by checking out the Serving Size. The label will identify how many servings are in the…
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Do You Snore?

Have you been waking up feeling tired?  Do you have trouble concentrating during the day due to fatigue? Does your spouse complain that you are raising the roof with your loud snoring? Snoring is noisy breathing during sleep. As you doze off, the muscles of your throat relax and your…
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Choosing the Right Workout Shoe

Athletic footwear is meant to prevent injury and optimize performance. Decades ago, the sports shoe consumer had very few options other than the all-purpose sneaker. Today’s athletes have hundreds of choices designed for every sport and activity. It is important to find the correct shoe that will match the needs…
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Corn Syrup vs High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Americans love food that tastes good and we find that food and drink companies are adding high-fructose corn syrup as a sweetener to enhance flavors. Why are companies choosing this over other sweeteners?  Is there a difference between corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup? Why is it that some brands…
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Creating a Diet Plan – Where to Start?

With work, family and social obligations, finding time to construct a solid diet plan that can fit seamlessly into your lifestyle may feel like an onerous task. Here are some tips to help you improve your dietary choices that will eventually become a regular part of your daily life! Plan…
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For Better Heart Health

February marks the observance of American Heart Month (visit @American Heart). All of us can use this month to become better educated about heart disease and how to prevent it. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United…
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Health Tips for 2019

It’s the middle of January…how are those resolutions coming along? Don’t be discouraged if you haven’t succeeded in accomplishing all those goals. Rather than throwing in the towel, try following these simple tips to improve your everyday health. Stay Hydrated.  Drinking water is essential to staying healthy. Every cell, tissue…
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Don’t Irritate Your Nerves

The word “pinch” doesn’t usually bring a smile to our faces. In fact, it probably makes us think “ouch!” A pinched nerve is caused by too much pressure from surrounding tissues. The compression irritates the nerve and interrupts its ability to function properly. Pinched nerves most commonly occur in the…
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Move4Life

National Chiropractic Health Month

October is National Chiropractic Health Month! The mission is to raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) notes that the theme this year is Move4Life encouraging people to move more now…
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