• Tips To Prevent The Flu

    Tips To Prevent The Flu

    The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent

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  • Boost up your workout

    Boost up your workout

    Just because it’s too cold for your normal three-mile outdoor run doesn’t mean the treadmill has to be a monotonous exercise in staring at a blank wall. Check out these tips below to add some boost to your treadmill workout! ___   SPEED TRAINING Sprinting can be one of the best exercises for building muscle

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  • Remedies for a cold

    Remedies for a cold

    There’s no cure for the common cold. But what about cold remedies that claim to make you feel better faster? Find out what’s effective Cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold, but are they effective? Nothing can cure a cold, but there are some remedies that might help ease your symptoms and

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  • Stay on track with your New Year Resolution Goals

    Stay on track with your New Year Resolution Goals

    With the new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. For many people, this means leading a healthier lifestyle and losing weight. If this is your goal, follow these tips to stay on track. 1. Find Your Motivation What is motivating you to lose weight? Do you want to look better in your clothes,

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  • Easy Ways to ‘Trick’ Yourself Into Eating Less

    Easy Ways to ‘Trick’ Yourself Into Eating Less

    One of the most straightforward ways to lose weight is to reduce your caloric intake. As long as you’re consuming fewer calories than you’re burning off, you will be maintaining a deficit and you will lose weight. The problem with this plan though is that counting calories is inaccurate, overly simplistic and incredibly dull. Keeping

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  • Tips on ways to lower your risk of heart disease

    Tips on ways to lower your risk of heart disease

    Heart disease is the number one killer in the US and UK. ‘Heart disease’ is an umbrella term, meaning that it encompasses a huge range of different heart conditions, all caused by many different factors, but also ones which can be easily cut out to improve health. Here is your lifestyle cheat sheet on how

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  • How do you get your heart rate on target?

    How do you get your heart rate on target?

    When you work out, are you doing too much or not enough? There’s a simple way to know: Your target heart rate helps you hit the bull’s eye. “We don’t want people to over-exercise, and the other extreme is not getting enough exercise,” says Gerald Fletcher, M.D., a cardiologist and professor in the Mayo Clinic College

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  • What do Blood Pressure Readings mean?

    What do Blood Pressure Readings mean?

    What do your blood pressure numbers mean? The only way to know (diagnose) if you have high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is to have your blood pressure tested. Understanding your blood pressure numbers is key to controlling high blood pressure. Healthy and unhealthy blood pressure ranges Learn what’s considered normal, as recommended by the American

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  • Tips to Survive the Holidays

    Tips to Survive the Holidays

    Do you get stressed out during the holidays? From quick stress-survival strategies to mood-brightening foods, here’s your cheat sheet to holiday cheer. Take a whiff of citrus Researchers studying depression have found that certain citrus fragrances boost feelings of well-being and alleviate stress by upping levels of norepinephrine, a hormone that affects mood. For an

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  • Has the time change affected your sleep?

    Has the time change affected your sleep?

    Moving our clocks in either direction changes the principal time cue — light — for setting and resetting our 24-hour natural cycle, or circadian rhythm. In doing so, our internal clock becomes out of sync or mismatched with our current day-night cycle. How well we adapt to this depends on several things. In general, “losing”

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  • Health Benefits of Pumpkin

    Health Benefits of Pumpkin

    Not only is fall’s signature squash versatile enough to fit into all the above and more, it also packs some powerful healthy perks — like keeping heart health, vision and waistlines in check, as long as you take it easy on the pie, that is. 1 Pumpkins Keep Eyesight Sharp A cup of cooked, mashed

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  • Regulating screen time

    Regulating screen time

    Screens are everywhere. As a result, controlling a child’s screen time has become much harder for parents. To complicate matters, some screen time can be educational for children as well as support their social development. So how do you manage your child’s screen time? Here’s a primer on guiding your child’s use of screens and

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