Health Tips Blog

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5 ‘Health’ Habits That Could Hurt You

Feb 13, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

Your health is a priority, so you try to take good care of yourself. But some habits that you think are healthy may actually be harmful. Here’s how to avoid five common mistakes. 1. Reusing Unwashed Grocery Bags The problem: Reusable grocery bags reduce waste. But…

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Myths and Tips About Dressing for Winter

Jan 30, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

Do you know enough about the cold to keep warm? Poor planning of a winter outing can lead to frostbite and hypothermia. The following are some misconceptions about the cold and suggestions for staying toasty this winter. Myth: Dressing warmly avoids colds, viruses, and flu….

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Five Fresh Forms of Indoor Fitness

Jan 2, 2019 | Health Tips Blog

When the temperature drops this winter, don’t let your motivation for exercise fall along with it. Cold weather doesn’t have to put a chill on your fitness routine, even if the treadmill or stair-stepper seems boring compared with jogging or riding your bike outside. It…

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Roasted Vegetables

Dec 26, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

(Gluten-free) Ingredients 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 1 pound white turnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks 1 pound winter squash, such as Hubbard or butternut, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks 1 whole head of garlic, skin removed, broken into…

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’Tis the Season for Safety

Dec 12, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

The holidays are full of joy and excitement, especially for children. But each year, more than 300,000 children may end up in the emergency department (ED) for injuries caused by holiday decorations, toys, or burns from a fire. This winter, follow these tips from the…

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Working Out in the Cold

Dec 5, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Cold weather doesn’t have to put a freeze on your outdoor exercise program. If you take precautions, you can still work out when the weather turns chilly.  Wear the right clothing Clothing is critical, says the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Although a double-thick…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Nov 28, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Overview Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is type of depression. It happens during certain seasons of the year—most often fall or winter. It is thought that shorter days and less daylight may trigger a chemical change in the brain leading to symptoms of depression. Light…

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A Thanksgiving Menu Tune-Up

Nov 21, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Holidays bring joy — and often food anxiety. How to cook, how to serve, and, finally, how much? In an era when we all seem to be on a diet, do you give in and make everything Grandma did? Today’s goal is not to re-create…

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Vegetarian Chili

Nov 7, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian or simply enjoy a meatless meal now and then, look for recipes that are full of flavor and low in fat. Because strict vegetarian meals don’t contain animal foods, they’re cholesterol-free. While meatless recipes tend to be low in total…

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Have a Hazard-Free Halloween

Oct 31, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

When we think of Halloween, we picture children laughing in colorful costumes, jack-o’-lanterns glowing in house windows, and buckets brimming with candy and treats. Experts warn, however, that this fun-filled night can pose safety hazards. An alternative is to throw a Halloween party and invite…

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Bad Day? You Can Turn it Around

Oct 24, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

If the proverbial bluebird of happiness skipped your home this morning, don’t fret. Even if your car wouldn’t start, it rained on your new suit, one of the kids (or pets) threw up, you missed that important deadline, or you’re generally irked, hit the reset…

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A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away

Oct 17, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

You can prevent the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu vaccine. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated. Unfortunately, some people think that getting a flu vaccine is too much trouble or costs too much. Or they…

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The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Oct 10, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

If you are what you eat, that’s particularly true for your teeth and gums. When you drink and munch starchy or sugary foods, you’re not only feeding yourself, you’re feeding the bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease in your mouth. Plaque is a thin,…

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6 Ways to Get Creative with Your Cardio

Oct 3, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Ever heard the saying that a “body at rest is likely to stay at rest?” Well, the opposite is true, too. Get your body moving, and  you’re likely to stay moving, reaping a host of health benefits as well. Cardiovascular exercise, or “cardio,” is activity…

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