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  • 5 Health Benefits of Giving to Others

    November 26, 2016

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    from drfranklipman.com by Dr. Frank Lipman Want to improve your health almost instantly? Then try giving up your seat on the bus, help out at the local food pantry or lend a hand on that D.I.Y. project your elderly neighbor has been working on for far too long. Doing so can put you on the path ...
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  • Is Sitting Truly the New Smoking?

    November 12, 2016

    from www.myfitnesspal.com by Aleisha Fetters Sitting is a part of life, yes. But we’re sitting so much these days, and it’s catching up to us. “In recent years, more and more attention has been brought to the potentially harmful side e᨜�ects of spending too much time in a seated position,” says Justin Russ, a strength and conditioning ...
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  • LISTEN NOW: BRMC HealthSpot Heart Healthy Eating Tips

    November 7, 2016

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    This week’s HealthSpot focuses on heart healthy eating.  Our lives are busy and families are eating out more.  Here are a few tips on how to make healthier choices when eating out.  You will also hear some great tips for making your holiday favorites a little more healthy for your heart while keeping them tasting great. ...
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  • Simple Swaps to Cut 500 Calories

    November 5, 2016

    from health.com by Kimberly Goad and Su Reid-St. John A healthy trade-off Our easy switches trim at least 500 calories (some trim even more)—just pick one a day and see what a big difference a few small changes can make. Get a better buzz Trade in your 20-ounce morning latte (290 calories) for a cup of black coffee with a splash of ...
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  • Halloween Candy: How Much Exercise Does it Take to Burn Off?

    October 29, 2016

    from www.self.com by Amanda MacMillan Before you reach for another piece, consider how much exercise it will take to burn off those calories. Starbursts 8 pieces = 160 calories They may be flavored with real fruit juice, but these chewy candies are mostly just corn syrup and hydrogenated oils—AKA sugar and fat. Because of that, one or two pieces isn’t ...
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  • Here’s Why People Are Adding Coconut Oil To Their Coffee

    October 22, 2016

    from www.organics.org A new emerging trend for coffee lovers is adding coconut oil in their coffee. We’ve heard of many unusual things used for flavor in coffee but coconut oil seems to take the cake. So what gives? While coconut oil adds a delicious twist to a morning coffee, it’s not the only reason for adding it. There ...
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  • Why Having Bad Balance Is Something You Shouldn’t Ignore

    October 15, 2016

      from www.myfitnesspal.com Not all of us have superhuman balance like gymnasts gracefully flipping along the beam. That’s earned through endless hours of training. But us mere mortals have a certain base level of balance that lets us go about our daily activities without falling over or getting sick. Otherwise we’d all be wobbling around like toddlers ...
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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Get the Facts

    October 8, 2016

    from www.cdc.gov Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If ...
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  • 3 Simple Sore Throat Remedies

    October 1, 2016

    from www.besthealthmag.ca Invade the kitchen cabinet to cure your sore throat with one of these simple homemade gargles. Honey Gargle  Honey coats a sore throat and has mild antibacterial properties. Stir 1-3 teaspoons into 1 cup warm water and gargle two or three times a day. Salt Water Gargle Salt water has been used as a gargle for centuries because ...
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  • 10 No-Cost Strategies to Fight Depression

    September 24, 2016

    from www.health.com Feeling depressed?  With the economy stuck in neutral, people have more reasons to be depressed—and less money to treat their depression—than in the past. The cost of medication and talk therapy add up even if you have health insurance—and more than 46 million people in the U.S. (and counting) do not. If you’re depressed, and especially if ...
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