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Are you prepared to Shelter in Place?

“Warning! Seek shelter!” If you heard this message right now, would you be ready? While some emergencies, like fires or hurricanes, may require you to evacuate, in others emergency officials will ask that residents stay put — or shelter in place — to keep safe. According to the Centers for Disease...
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How Listening to Music Helps You Get Better Sleep

Ah, music. For some, music is an outlet for their creative side, a means to express themselves. For others, music is a source of inspiration that engenders hope and optimism. For people who battle  to get a good night’s sleep, music can be their saving grace, a soothing tool for finally relaxing...
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Mythical Water Still A Good Tool For Dieters

According to new research, the magical properties of water may turn out to be mostly myth. An article on NPR.org looks at the “five major myths about the benefits of drinking water” to discover the truth behind the H2O Hype.
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Small Steps to Big Change : Turn off the TV

When I became ready to make a difference in my health and weight, diet was the only place I wanted to make changes. Then something happened, as my nutrition improved, I had more energy and eventually I started thinking about fitness. My favorite tip? Limit “Screen Time.” It’s a goal...
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7 Lifestyle Tips for Weight Loss Success

Almost all weight loss products on the market may actually help you lose a few pounds. But, if you really want to lose weight and keep it off for a lifetime you will most certainly have to implement a few life style changes involving proper diet and exercise. Regardless of what dieting aides you choose,...
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Healthy Low-Point Snack Ideas for Weight Watchers

Are you on the Weight Watchers plan and wondering about your options for low-Point snacks? You’re not alone. Too often dieters don’t stick with their weight loss program because they either don’t know what to eat, or they get “bored” with their food. One of the easiest mistakes...
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Tips for an eye-healthy Halloween

Halloween is quickly approaching and many shoppers are already looking for the newest costumes and decorations. In fact, in 2008, there were 36 million potential “trick-or-treaters” between the ages of 5 and 13. Despite the downturn in the economy, the National Retail federation estimated last year...
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Sleepless in America: Tips for a good night’s sleep

Americans of all races toss and turn in bed each night, and sleeplessness is affecting their jobs, social lives and even their sexual habits, the latest poll on U.S. sleep habits finds. “Everybody is sleeping less; we do live in a nation of sleepy people,” said Dr. Jose Loredo, a professor...
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Little league players getting injured younger; tips for prevention

Spring is in the air and millions of children are preparing to head out to the baseball field for America’s favorite past time. Unfortunately, with the start of the baseball season each spring, doctors report seeing an increase in elbow problems — and it’s occurring in baseball players...
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Houseplants — Beautify Your Way To Better Health

Greening your home may be the first step towards improving your health and improving the air quality of your home is possibly the best place to start. Many homes contain irritants that contribute to poor air quality. Older homes may have layers of lead based paints, while any home may contain molds,...
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