Tag: "Health"

Don't Worry, Eat Your Fish!
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Don’t Worry, Eat Your Fish!

Photo by izik via Flickr When we think of a healthy diet, we automatically think of a diet composed mainly of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish and a limited amount of unhealthy fats.  Often, the area that is neglected is fish.  That’s unfortunate because eating fish provides many nutritional benefits, especially for our hearts.  It […]

BH4BP #40 - Muscle Pain: Don't Fear It; Minimize It!
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BH4BP #40 – Muscle Pain: Don’t Fear It; Minimize It!

Photo by syntheticj via Flickr Sometimes, after a really hard workout, you feel so stiff and sore that it hurts to move.  Getting out of bed or getting dressed is so painful that you can’t help grunting as you pull on your clothes.  Or maybe you wake up with a cramp in your calf or […]

Floss or No Teeth for You!
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Floss or No Teeth for You!

Photo by annieo76 As a kid I rarely flossed. Shamefully, I thought it was a waste of time.  I never had a cavity, so I thought that brushing was good enough.  Then, when I was a teenager, my dentist said that if I wanted to keep my healthy gums and teeth, I had better start […]

Gaia's Essence Product Review
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Gaia’s Essence Product Review

A couple months ago, I received an email from Farrah La Ronde-Hutchison the CEO at Gaia’s Essence. She asked if I was interested in reviewing some of her company’s products. I was delighted to be asked. But before I get to the review, let me give you some information about the company. Gaia’s Essence: Gaia’s […]

BH4BP #39 - Headaches: A Pain In the Neck...I Mean Head
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BH4BP #39 – Headaches: A Pain In the Neck…I Mean Head

Photo by Migraine Chick Almost everyone has experienced a headache at one time or another. Headaches are one of the most common human ailments, after all. For most people, headaches are an infrequent annoyance that occur only a few times a year and rarely get in the way of everyday life. But for others, headaches […]

For the Best Returns, Diversify Your Exercises!
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For the Best Returns, Diversify Your Exercises!

Photo by indywriter via Flickr Are you bored with your exercise routine? Do you dread the workouts you used to enjoy? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then it is time to spice up your workout sessions with a little cross-training. Variety is the spice of life after all! So, what is […]

What's Shaking? Less Salt!
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What’s Shaking? Less Salt!

Thinking about cutting back your salt intake?  Worried about your blood pressure?  Has your doctor suggested that you cut back your salt intake as a health precaution?  Even though you know it might be the right thing to do, you might be hesitant.  You might be afraid your food will be bland and tasteless with […]

BH4BP #38 - Memory: Maintain Your Mental Might!
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BH4BP #38 – Memory: Maintain Your Mental Might!

Photo by dbking via Flickr In some ways, your brain functions like a muscle.  If you don’t use it, you lose it.  If you train it though, it works better.  The more you challenge your brain, the better you are able to process and remember information and the better your memory is.  So, if you […]

I Got Your Back!: Back Pain Prevention Tips
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I Got Your Back!: Back Pain Prevention Tips

Most people have experienced some kind of back pain at least once in their life.  Fortunately, for most people, back pain comes and goes within a few weeks and is not that serious.  But once you have experienced back pain, you have a higher chance of recurrence and an increased possibility of greater pain. Back […]

Don't Judge a Bread by Its Color!
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Don’t Judge a Bread by Its Color!

Photo by Gabriel Pevide via Flickr Bread is a staple food that most of us eat in some form or another each day.  That could be toast for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch or a piece of bread to accompany our soup at dinner.  But when we try to lose weight, bread is one of […]

BH4BP #37 - What's Up With My Memory?
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BH4BP #37 – What’s Up With My Memory?

Photo by Brian Hillegas via Flickr If you’ve ever forgotten where you put your keys, couldn’t remember the name of a movie or walked into a room and for the life of you couldn’t remember why you were there, this is the episode for you. This is the first in a two part series on […]

Dried Fruit: What to Watch For
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Dried Fruit: What to Watch For

Photo by babbagecabbage Sometimes the fresh fruit that we want to eat is unavailable where we live, out of season, or we worry that it will go bad before we eat it.  So, we opt for dried fruit instead because not only does it have a longer shelf life, but it’s always available. Plus, there […]

Avocados: Packed With Fat, But Without the Guilt!
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Avocados: Packed With Fat, But Without the Guilt!

Photo by Melinda Nagy via dreamstime When many people imagine the perfect sandwich, they think of a greasy, fatty sandwich. Images of cheeseburgers, Philly cheesesteaks or a sandwich piled high with meat, cheese and maybe some bacon, dance through their heads. Those might sound tasty to some of you, but you have to admit that […]

BH4BP #36 - High Blood Pressure: Beat the Silent Killer
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BH4BP #36 – High Blood Pressure: Beat the Silent Killer

Photo by House Of Sims via Flickr When most of us think of someone with high blood pressure (hypertension), we automatically think of an overweight, middle aged executive, that is wound up really tight and explodes at the slightest provocation. So, anyone that doesn’t fit that image feels pretty safe. But unfortunately, hypertension can occur […]

This Spud's For You!
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This Spud’s For You!

Photo by Dmitry Maslov via dreamstime When we think of eating potatoes, many of us picture french fries. Others picture baked potatoes topped with sour cream, chives, cheese, bacon, butter or sometimes all of the above.  No wonder most of us think that potatoes are fattening!  You have no idea how many times I have […]

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