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Keeping A Healthy Brain As You Age

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Research is finding that the long-known risk factors for heart disease and stroke are also risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. The main risk factors are high blood pressure, cholesterol, and high blood sugar. It may seem like a ...

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The Health Dangers Of Yo-Yo Dieting

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The health effects of being overweight or obese are numerous… and very serious. Weight loss is a multi-billion dollar industry, as many individuals set out to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. Losing some weight can help lower blood ...

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Does Eating Really Relieve Stress?

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“Emotional eating” is triggered by stress, causing you to consume larger portions, or more unhealthy foods than you normally would. Food is the fuel that keeps the body running. Food is also a social thing; it should be fun, delicious ...

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Are These Bad Habits Affecting Your Health?

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Late-Night Tech Cell phones, tablets, computers, and TVs all give off light, and that light can give you a lot of trouble when trying to fall asleep. It stimulates, rather than relaxes your brain.  It’s far better to read a ...

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These Food “Trends” Are Worth A Second Look

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These days, it seems there are always new products being put on the shelves, and new trends being discussed in blogs. Gluten-free, paleo, Mediterranean, shakes, crackers, cookies, etc. Food trends are everywhere. There are a few food trends, however, that ...

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Feeling Down? Try Perking Up With These Tips!

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Spend time with others Meet up with a friend or family member for a cup of coffee, or a walk in the park. Simply being around a loved one can improve your mood. Talking with them about how you’re feeling ...

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Blood Sugar-Spiking Meds In Your Medicine Cabinet?

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Diabetics know to keep a close eye out for things that trigger blood sugar spikes. Stay away from refined sugar, and empty carbs wherever they may hide. But have you considered them hiding in your medicine cabinet? Cough, cold, headache, ...

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Surprise! 5 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

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You’ve eaten salad every day, tossed your ice cream in the garbage, and got the gym membership… but you aren’t losing weight. Sound familiar? It’s frustrating. You feel like the only one who can’t reach their goal. You start to ...

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These 5 Lifestyle Habits Will Change Your Blood Sugar

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Keep a close, constant eye on your health. Meet with your physician regularly, at least twice a year. Know your goal blood sugar and A1C levels. Test your blood sugar regularly, write down your results, and when you meet with ...

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Do Protein Shakes Encourage Or Prevent Weight Loss?

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You see them in commercials on TV, and on shelf after shelf at the supermarket. These days, it may seem that more people are drinking protein shakes than eating actual food! Protein shakes can be helpful in adding nutrients to ...

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