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Diabetes: Don’t Forget The Feet!

Every morning for years, John would walk to the beach near his house, take off his shoes and walk on the sand as the sun rose. He enjoyed his morning walks tremendously. He loved the feel of the sand sifting through his toes. It gave him such a feeling of connection with nature. So, he […]

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Crank Up The Music When Working Out!

It’s only 10 minutes into your daily 30 minute run, but you are already looking forward to it ending. You feel so tired and slow, today. Every minute of your run feels like an eternity. Yesterday, was a totally different experience. Your run was spectacular! You were fast, full of energy and the 30 minutes […]

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Keep Germs to Yourself To Keep Your Family Healthy

Disease prevention should not stop even when you’re already sick because there are others who are susceptible to getting infected even by the common cold. So, if you’ve fallen ill and are staying home, the best (and quickest) way to get well is to keep the germs to yourself. Call in sick and stay at […]

Port Wine
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Port Wine – Raise Your Glass To Good Health!

Port wine (also called Porto or Vinho do Porto in Portugal) is a delicious, sweet, fortified wine produced in the Douro Valley of Northern Portugal. The combination of the multiple varietals of grapes that are blended and the conditions of the region they are grown in produces a distinctive taste that is hard for vineyards […]

Workplace Bullying: Damages Your Health!
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Workplace Bullying: Damages Your Health!

You are on the floor of the hospital giving one of your patients their medication when the administrator calls your name over the intercom, sternly ordering you to her office for the third time this week. Working here may not have been a good choice, after all. Since you started two months ago, you’ve been […]

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Bagel, Anyone?

You’re having a productive morning at work and it’s almost time for lunch. The thought of biting into that warm, chewy bagel smothered with cream cheese, makes your stomach growl. You look at your watch, disheartened, realizing that you still have another 30 minutes before you meet your friend at your favorite bagel shop down the […]

Top 5 Tips To Help Your Children Keep Their Teeth Healthy
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Top 5 Tips To Help Your Children Keep Their Teeth Healthy

Getting your children to clean their teeth at night and stopping them from enjoying sweets can be an uphill battle. A recent study by the Office of National Statistics in the UK, conducted across the UK and USA, found that 14% of children ages 12 and over have at least 2 fillings and 3% have […]

Girl Scout Cookies
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Girl Scouts Cookies – To Buy or Not to Buy?

Laura was in a predicament. Her co-worker was selling Girl Scout Cookies for her daughter. Not wanting to offend her coworker, Laura decided to take a look at the cookie selection to see if there was anything that she could buy. She was on a health mission this year and was very careful what she […]

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Live for the Moment! Be Present!

Being happy takes a conscious effort. Why is that? Well, our world is more demanding, stressful and complex than even a decade ago and living in it can be overwhelming. Paying bills, frustrating situations at work and demanding kids can take a toll on your mental health, if you let it. It is easy to […]

Stressed Woman
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Negative Emotions Begone!

For the most part, I consider myself an optimistic person. Most days the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and I am happy to be alive and experiencing whatever comes my way. But I would be lying if I said that every day is a perfect, happy day. Like everyone else, I have days […]

Bikram Yoga: Not All It Is Claimed To Be: Part 2
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Bikram Yoga: Not All It Is Claimed To Be: Part 2

On March 8, 2012, I wrote a blog post about the claims and potential dangers of participating in Bikram Yoga. To my surprise, I got a lot of feedback. That’s why I’m posting an update on this topic a little over a year later. Surprisingly to me, the article was very polarizing. A significant number […]

Maintain Your Posture and Reduce Pain at Work
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Maintain Your Posture and Reduce Pain at Work

Approximately 26 million Americans experience back pain. And while chronic illnesses and injuries contribute to many of these incidents, a large percentage of sufferers experience back pain due to sitting at a desk for long hours. If your job involves long periods of sitting, poor posture and lack of mobility can create constant pain in […]

Wake Up to Sleep: A Resource for Sleep Apnea Treatment
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Wake Up to Sleep: A Resource for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Four hours? Five hours? For many people, four to five hours of sleep per night seems to be a regular occurrence. While you may feel rested after three cups of coffee and two energy drinks, the truth is you’re not doing your body any favors. In order for the average person to feel fully rested […]

Types of Addictive Behaviors and Lifestyles
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Types of Addictive Behaviors and Lifestyles

When you think of addictions your thoughts may automatically go to drugs, alcohol or even gambling. You may not realize that people can have addictions to things like working out, eating disorders or even taking supplements. What at first seems like ways of becoming healthier, can quickly spiral into dangerous behaviors that cause serious problems in some […]

Neck Inflammation
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Keeping Inflammation At Bay

Inflammation is characterized by the swelling, pain and warmth that happens when the immune system reacts to an infection or injury. It is a natural response of the body. It can, however, be a significant problem for people with many existing ailments. For sufferers of arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, asthma, diabetes and many other illnesses, […]

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