5 Common Misconceptions about Stress

Stress has become such a dominant part of everyday life that most people assume it’s just a natural condition. From busy work lives to hectic family schedules, we deal with stressful situations so regularly that it’s become commonplace. Did you know that stress doesn’t have to interfere with your life? There are plenty of misconceptions…

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4 Unique Ways to Relax

For many people today, the always-on approach to life can be physically and emotionally taxing. Whether it’s a high-stress job in the corporate world or being a stay-at-home parent to an active toddler, stress can create a barrier to truly enjoying life. It can also affect your health. You’re more likely to overeat, gain weight,…

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4 Simple Ways to Enjoy a Healthy Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, the list of dos and don’ts can feel like a mile long, and while most of the advice you receive is meant to help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy, it might feel overwhelming. Rest assured that you can enjoy a healthier, less stressful pregnancy by taking care of your mind and body.…

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The Dangerous Side Effects of Too Much Sugar

With so many conflicting advice about sugar, you might wonder about the truth behind your favorite sweet snacks. Is sugar really bad for you? If so, how bad is it? As with most elements of the modern diet, sugar consumed in moderation poses little threat to an otherwise healthy, active person. The occasional piece of…

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Do You Really Need Vitamin Supplements?

Dozens of vitamin supplement bottles line your local pharmacy’s shelves, and as you stand in front of them, overwhelmed by the options, you start to wonder if you need any of them at all. In fact, many people don’t need supplemental vitamins and minerals because a rounded diet offers sufficient nutritional benefits. Your body gets…

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Do You Need a Flu Shot? CDC Says Yes

Flu season in the U.S. typically runs throughout winter, but the epidemic season can start as early as October and last all the way through May, peaking from December to March. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC recommends that everyone ages six months or older get a flu shot each year, usually…

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Enjoy a Healthier, Happier Smile

If you suffer from dry mouth, sensitive teeth and other dental problems, then you may attribute these conditions to aging, and you may be right. Adults over the age of 65 are more likely to experience a wide range of dental issues, from sensitivity to cavities. This is partly due to fluctuating hormones, partly from…

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The Benefits of Regular Exercise

You know that exercise plays a critical role in healthy weight loss, but if you’re like many Americans, you may not be getting what you need to stay fit. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that most healthy adults get 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity or 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity…

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Andropause: A Man’s Transition Period

Men and women age differently, but age-related hormone fluctuations affect men and women in similar ways. Did you know that men can go through a type of menopause? Labeled “andropause” because it is not as defined as female menopause, male menopause affects a small portion of the aging male population. Andropause shares similar features with…

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