• How much should the average adult exercise every day?

    How much should the average adult exercise every day?

    For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends these exercise guidelines: Aerobic activity. Get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. You also can do a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. The guidelines suggest that you spread out

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  • 10 Preventive Care Tips at 50+

    10 Preventive Care Tips at 50+

    One of the best ways to stay on the move is with preventive health care. Key screenings and tests can help your doctor find medical problems early — before they cause bigger problems that make them more complicated to treat.1. Blood pressure check. High blood pressure can cause a heart attack, a stroke, and eye and kidney problems — without you even knowing your blood pressure is high. That’s why it’s

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  • How to Make Hydration a Habit

    How to Make Hydration a Habit

    Summer is here and with temperatures rising its really important to stay hydrated. Many people are so busy that they barely have time to eat, let alone pause for a water break, and you may find you often go hours and hours without quenching your thirst. But staying hydrated has real advantages, including helping you maintain your energy and focus so you

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  • The importance of wearing sunscreen

    The importance of wearing sunscreen

    The summer season is a time for fun and relaxation. For most people, school is out, summer work hours are in, and barbecues are heating up. However, your summer fun can quickly come to an end once those UVA and UVB rays attack your skin! During the summer, when the UV index is the strongest,

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  • 6 Easy Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones

    6 Easy Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones

    Don’t Underestimate Your Sweat. Saunas, hot yoga and heavy exercise may be good for your health, but they also may lead to kidney stones. Why? Loss of water through sweating – whether due to these activities or just the heat of summer—leads to less urine production. The more you sweat, the less you urinate, which allows

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  • Tips for staying active and healthy in the summer months

    Tips for staying active and healthy in the summer months

    Follow these tips this summer to keep your whole family happy and healthy:The arrival of summer means days at the pool, family picnics, baseball and other outdoor activities. Here are some tips to keep your family physically active in the warmer months: • Hydrate! Drink plenty of water before, during and after physical activity to avoid dehydration. For low-calorie flavor,

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  • Tips for a Safe & Healthy Memorial Weekend

    Tips for a Safe & Healthy Memorial Weekend

    The unofficial “kickoff” to summer is almost here. For most, it’s a long weekend and a time to relax, spend time with your friends and family, and have some fun. Tip 1: Water Safety — Wear a lifejacket whenever you are on a boat. Make sure young children are supervised at all times when near the water such as

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  • Tips for Exercising in the Summer Heat

    Tips for Exercising in the Summer Heat

    8 Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat Summer is the perfect time to go outside and have fun. It’s a great time of year because there are so many outdoor activities to choose from. Everything is more fun outside, whether you’re swimming, running or cycling. But the summer heat can be a problem if you’re not careful,

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  • The Importance of Regular Physical Exams

    The Importance of Regular Physical Exams

    Why are Check-Ups Important? Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life.

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  • Why is Daily Exercise Important?

    Why is Daily Exercise Important?

    Why is Exercise Important? Have you ever heard the expression “use it or lose it”? It’s true! If you don’t use your body, you will surely lose it. Your muscles will become flabby and weak. Your heart and lungs won’t function efficiently. And your joints will be stiff and easily injured. Inactivity is as much

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  • Fast, Healthy Black Bean Recipes

    Fast, Healthy Black Bean Recipes

    Fast, Healthy Black Bean Recipes Packed with fiber, protein, calcium, potassium, and antioxidants, black beans are one of nature’s healthiest ingredients – and they’re not just for Mexican night. Lucky for us, they’re easy to keep on hand in canned form, for almost-instant – and nutritious – gratification. Healthy tip: Many brands of canned beans

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  • Low Cholesterol Recipe

    Low Cholesterol Recipe

    Layered Mexican Casserole Serves: 4; 1 cup per serving Description A spritz of fresh lime juice is the perfect finishing touch to this casserole, which is a handy way for using up leftover chicken breasts. If you don’t have any of those in your refrigerator or freezer, see the Cook’s Tip at the end of

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