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sleep-deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

Far too many Americans don’t get enough sleep. When we feel pressed for time and have too much to do, we often sacrifice hours of sleep in order to cope. Maybe you’re someone who actually boasts about how little sleep you need each night. But many of us don’t understand…
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dietary-fat

Skinny on Dietary Fat

Believe it or not, you shouldn’t try to eliminate all fat from your diet. Some fats actually promote good health. Fat is a major source of energy and it helps the body absorb vitamins and minerals. Fat is needed for blood clotting, cell development and nerve function.  But there are…
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Boost Your Brain Power

Can’t find your keys?  Having trouble remembering the name of the restaurant you were at at last month?  Perhaps you need to improve your brain power.  Better memory, sharper thinking and enhanced creativity are just a few of the benefits of boosting your brain power. Try these tips to train…
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posture-tips

Don’t Be a Slouch!

“Sit up straight!” Most of us probably had parents and teachers direct that timeless bit of advice to us as children. Well, it turns out that they were on to something! Good posture and how you hold your body is very important for many reasons. Poor posture leads to back…
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berries

The Berry – Nature’s Little Powerhouse

Berries are delicious and nutritious. And those colorful nuggets of tastiness are also among the healthiest foods we can add to our diet. Loaded with antioxidants, berries can help us feel full, lose weight and prevent disease. What makes berries so special? It is their high levels of phytochemicals. A…
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headache

Headache Prevention Tips

There are ways to effectively treat headaches naturally. Of course, preventing the initial onset of a headache is key. Though you can’t prevent every headache, there are ways to be proactive about staving off headaches. Headaches are among the most common health complaint. The World Health Organization estimates that half…
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Nutrition-Label

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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snoring

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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shoes

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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