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Stay healthy with these travel tips

Heading over the river and through the woods this holiday season? (Or over the highways and through the nation’s skies, more like.) With H1N1 influenza widespread and flu season in full swing, take extra precaution and be mindful of your own germs and those of others who might be sneezing and coughing...
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Can You See the Symptoms of Glaucoma?

Each type of glaucoma has a different set of glaucoma symptoms. To maintain eye health, especially as we age, it is helpful to explore these unique symptoms or glaucoma. Symptoms of Open-Angle Glaucoma Open-angle glaucoma is one of the most frequently occurring types of glaucoma that seventy-five percent...
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Fitness for All Ages: Stretching Exercises For Seniors

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Our fitness journey also begins simply. No matter what type of exercise you plan to do, it should always begin with getting ready — preparing your body for the workout ahead. Although these exercises are designed for seniors, stretching is...
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Eating for Sleep: How the Foods We Eat Affect Our Sleep and How to Fix it

A busy lifestyle most negatively affects two areas of our life: our eating habits and our sleeping habits. Unfortunately, what we eat may also affect how we sleep leading to even more problems sleeping! What if changing your diet could help you get a better night’s sleep? Would you try it? If you...
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Alternative Treatments for ADHD: The Feingold Diet

If you’re the parent of a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), then you know there is nothing you won’t do to help your child. Even families that are already following a treatment plan that includes medication, usually continue to actively seek alternative treatments...
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Three Types of Diabetes – Yes, Three!

Although diabetes touches millions of people in the United States and around the world, many people may not realize is that there are different types of diabetes. How many types of diabetes are there? The answer is that there are three main types of diabetes mellitus.
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Yoga for Men: Building Muscle, Strength, Endurance

For most guys, and this probably means you, the only time that yoga ever crosses your mind is when you walk past the studio in your gym where all of the thin, attractive women are twisting themselves into lithe positions. You may have gone one step further and consider joining the class just for the...
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The Dangers of Abdominal Fat… and How to Get Rid of it

Diabetes is a condition of the metabolic system where insulin doesn’t act as it should. There are many risk factors that increase your chances of developing the Type 2 variety of diabetes. Carrying too much fatty tissue on your frame is one of those risks. Everyone Needs Fat — Just Not That Much Fat...
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5 Aging Exercise Myths That are Old and Tired!

Getting older doesn’t have to rob you of your independence or your carefree lifestyle. If you’re a baby boomer then— like it or not—you’re approaching “senior” status. As we age, it is important to know that the negative stereotypes about age and physical activity are...
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Protect Against Glaucoma, the Sight Thief

Glaucoma is one of the biggest causes of blindness, affecting more than two million adults in the United States. People call it the sight thief for one reason: glaucoma can cause major damage to the eye even before the disease is even noticed. Glaucoma comes in many forms, but the most common form...
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