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Exercise and Your Brain

You know exercise is good for your body, but research shows it can also be good for your brain. Being physically active beginning at a young age and throughout life can help reduce the likelihood of dementia, according to a recent Canadian study. Simply keeping active by walking regularly can help keep the mind active and alert. A University of Illinois study found that three, vigorous, 40 minute...

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Understanding Kidney Failure: Its Causes and Treatments

You probably don’t think about your kidneys very often, but they’re a vital part of your body. And if they start functioning poorly, you’ll pay much more attention to them. The kidneys perform several important functions in the body; most people think of them as the body’s filters, because they filter waste out of the blood. But your kidneys also help balance electrolyte levels, stimulate...

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How Safe Are Sleeping Tablets?

Anyone who keeps abreast of the news will be aware of the current debate regarding the safety of sleeping tablets. Sleeping tablets have been around for many years and they are usually prescribed as a short-term solution for insomnia. It has been estimated that ten million prescriptions are issued in Britain each year. Recent studies have shown that just a few sleeping pills could increase the...

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Don’t Fear The Spring! 5 Tips for Taming Allergies

Have you noticed the weather outside? It’s unseasonably warm for this time of year and people are throwing their windows open to let the house breathe. If you have allergies, you’ll know not to open the windows for long! Very soon, trees, flowers and shrubs will be blooming and grass will be growing. With all of this new life comes pollen, your worst enemy. It’s time to stop fearing the...

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Physically Fit Helps You Be Financially Fit

Need a solid, money saving reason to get your exercise plan revved up? Here’s one:  Being healthier can save you money when you buy insurance. With all the news about health care reform you’ve probably heard about underwriting.  That’s when an insurance company looks at certain attributes of your lifestyle and health to determine how much you will pay for insurance or even if they will...

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Get Your Kids Swimming And Enjoy Spring and Summer!

Is the weather finally starting to show hints of getting warm? With Spring and Summer on their way, it’s not too early to start thinking about how you’re going to spend your time together as a family. One of the best ways to do this is to go out and be active together. With the recommendation for kids to spend 60 minutes in active play every day, it’s your job as a parent to...

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7 Signs You Might Need Counseling

While professional mental health counseling has remained an area of stigma for many people, the truth is that a mental health professional can help you through hard times, both individually or if you are in a troubled relationship. There are simply some things that you cannot and should not go through on your own, especially when counseling can help you get through a difficult time in your...

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How to Stay Away From Junk Food Using Frozen Food

Everyday obligations often prevent people from caring about their nutrition. It’s true that grabbing a slice of pizza or a “small” snack packed with fats and sugars can save time, but in the long run you end up spending more money than you’d spend cooking at home, and you probably gain weight. Cooking and eating at home sounds good, but in practice, it’s very difficult to pull off. In...

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What to Ask Before You Sign a Contract at a Gym

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight? If so, you aren’t alone. “Losing weight” is the most common resolution made by people worldwide. If part of your plan to lose weight and get fit includes joining a gym, there are questions that you need to ask before you do so. Joining a gym involves more than walking through the front doors and plunking down your money. Many gyms...

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Foods to Boost Your Life Expectancy

It is quite natural to want to boost your life expectancy, that is if you are fit and healthy. If you share this ambition a lot to do with achieving this aim will depend on the foods you regularly eat. Like the old saying goes, ‘you are what you eat.’ Life expectancy is a prediction of how long you are expected to live based on certain factors. Some of these factors will be your...

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How To Stay Healthy In College

Make yourself a lean, mean, learning machine while in college and you will go far. The college years are when life long habits are formed. Creating good habits now will ensure an easier transition into career and a solid foundation for life skills. Give yourself every chance to succeed by making these habits: SLEEP NO MATTER WHAT Do not consider an ‘all-nighter’ as a productive way of doing...

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4 Tips to Improve Daily Living for Someone with Disability

Disability is a common feature in almost all societies as it is inevitable with the coming of age. However, with a little effort and a lot of love and devotion, we can make a huge difference in the lives of the disabled. Ensuring a better quality of life for the disabled is very important as it makes their lives easier and allows them to do tasks more comfortably and successfully. Here are some...

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Can Supplements Help You Lose Weight?

Anyone who has dieted knows that losing weight can be difficult. What you may not know, however, is that weight loss can be made even more difficult if your body is lacking in certain vitamins and minerals. When people think about weight loss supplements, they often think of pills like Hydroxycut and Xenadrine. While these supplements can be helpful for some, they can be dangerous for others or...

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Healthy Road Trips are Possible

Are you frequently on the road? Perhaps you’re a long distance trucker pulling long hauls. Or maybe you’re planning a move across country. Whatever the case may be, it can be difficult to continue your healthy eating regimen and your fitness routine while on the open road. Avoiding junk food and fitting exercise in can be tough on a road trip.  If you’re conscientious and able to plan...

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10 Things You Should Check With Turning 50 (Health-Wise)

Maintaining a decent health becomes difficult as the years go by. With the stressful and sedimentary lifestyle people lead nowadays, staying fit is a challenge not many people are able to accomplish. Health problems become a major concern when a person turns 50. In order to ensure that your journey into the twilight of your life is smooth, here are 10 things you should check with turning 50. 1....

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Stay Fit Like Your Favorite TV Stars

We all do it; we stare at the television in amazement at the fit stars ambling across the screen. Have you ever wondered how they do it? Happily, most stars are more than happy to share their tips and tricks when it comes to their hard bodies. If you have ever wished you could look like a certain celebrity, here is how you can do it: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Love him or hate him,...

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5 Reasons Why Therapy Can Boost Your Health!

There’s no doubt that you’ve heard the age-old phrase, “laughter is the best medicine.” But what does it mean and is it true? In general, the idea behind the phrase is that happier people are healthier people and, the good news is, studies have shown that this is true. Those people who maintain a positive, upbeat attitude are, in general, healthier than people who look at the world with a...

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Most Health Conscious Campuses In America

Choosing a college or university used to involve little more than deciding on major area of study. Now universities have to compete for students with more than academic programs, and they are using their health and wellness programs as part of their student recruitment plans. So which are the most health-conscious campuses in America and tuition costs for each? Newsweek’s Rank Newsweek used...

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Working From Home? 5 Ways to Stay Healthy

Working from home is a fabulous opportunity for anyone who desires flexibility in his or her work life. Unfortunately, working from home can wreak just as much havoc on your health as working outside of the home. Those who work from home often work longer hours than those who don’t because the office is just a few steps away. Longer hours at work, no matter the locale, can lead to neglectful...

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Watches for Your Health and Fitness

Whether you are new to the fitness scene or have been running marathons for years, a great watch can be your best friend – after the perfect pair of sneakers, of course! There are hundreds of affordable watches on the market that do everything from count your steps to keep track of your heart rate. Here are a few of the top rated models: Timex Ironman Men’s Road Trainer Heart Rate Monitor...

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How To Make Your Home A Happy and Healthy Place

Health and happiness go hand-in-hand. Creating a healthy home, automatically assures your family’s happiness. A happier disposition, increases health benefits can all come from a healthy home. Home security systems, for example, can remove the stress of a break-in. Scientifically; less stress has been shown to lower blood pressure. Worrying about the security of your home can cause additional...

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Improve Your Health By Creating A Budget!

When it comes to creating a budget, most people don’t consider that it can help their health. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, however. When you get your finances under control, the rest of your life easily falls in line behind. Here are five ways that you can utilize your budget to improve your health: 1. Credit Card Debt With the recent tank in the economy, more and more people have found...

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IBS: Is it in your head?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Is It In Your Head? Although stress and anxiety are not believed to directly cause irritable bowel syndrome, studies indicate that stress and anxiety can and often do accompany IBS. The physical toll of IBS can certainly stress anyone out. According to UpToDate, while stress and anxiety probably do not cause IBS, stress and anxiety do affect digestion and can make IBS...

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Is Driving with a Cold the Same as Driving Drunk?

A recent study in the UK suggests that people who drive while suffering from cold or flu symptoms may experience the same motoring tendencies that effect people who drive under the influence. According to this study, people who drive while ill see their ability to successfully operate a motor vehicle drop by fifty percent when compared to the same skill of healthy drivers.  Sick drivers suffer...

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Allergic to your Lawn? Maybe Not!

I have suffered with allergies for years. Outdoor allergies had me sitting in my bedroom looking out the window, watching my brother have a great time in the yard like kids are supposed to do. I still feel twinges of jealousy when I think about that lonely, sad little kid stuck in the house during the warmest months of the year when the other children were out playing. Times have...

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