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Top 4 Health Threats to Guard Against This Summer

Top 4 Health Threats to Guard Against This Summer

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  • Mar 12, 2018

Summertime is all about fun and games in the great outdoors -- but there's nothing fun or frivolous about the health challenges you may encounter at this otherwise-festive time of year. Let's look at four seasonal concerns to watch out for, along with smart strategies for overcoming them. Skin Cancer In addition to the warm, welcoming thermal rays that makes summertime special, our sun also bathes us in dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UVA and UVB rays can cause not only blistering sunburns but also skin cancer, including deadly melanoma...

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Tips to Help You With Weight Loss While on Vacation

Tips to Help You With Weight Loss While on Vacation

  • Admin
  • Mar 12, 2018

For many people who are trying to lose weight or even maintain a weight loss, vacation is a troubling time. These trips are often filled with long hours of travel and having to find ways to stay on track while you are away from home. If you take the time to plan ahead, you can have fun on your vacation and still stay on track with your weight loss plan. Plan to Enjoy Food Trying to remain on a strict diet while you are on vacation is going to make you miserable. Instead of putting yourself through that, plan to enjoy the meals you are going t...

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Skipping Spuds May Help Protect Your Heart

Skipping Spuds May Help Protect Your Heart

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  • Mar 12, 2018

As we get older, paying close attention to our diet and eating healthy becomes more important than ever. Some studies are now encouraging people to completely eliminate potatoes to improve their heart health. There are several things you need to know regarding potatoes and protecting your heart. What the Research Says In July 2017, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study showing the association between fried potato consumption and an elevated mortality rate. This was an 8-year study that included participants between the ...

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Signs That Your Blood Sugar Has Bottomed Out

Signs That Your Blood Sugar Has Bottomed Out

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  • Mar 12, 2018

If you are diabetic, it is important to keep your glucose level regulated to enjoy optimal health. There are obvious -- and not so obvious -- signs that your blood sugar has bottomed out. It is vital that you and your loved ones are able to recognize the signs so that you can get your glucose level back on an even keel. What Is Too Low? For many people, having a blood sugar level of 70 mg/dl can result in symptoms of hypoglycemia. In others, the optimal level may differ slightly. Your physician is the best source for deciding what your optimu...

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Digital Ways to Monitor Food Intake and Exercise and Stay Healthy

Digital Ways to Monitor Food Intake and Exercise and Stay Healthy

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  • Mar 07, 2018

Obesity and sedentary lifestyles are one of the largest risks to health. Being overweight, combined with a lack of exercise, increases the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers. Keeping food intake under control and monitoring exercise is a trending area for technology. Read on to discover some of the ways that digital methods are being used to help people stay healthy. Apps That Track One of the trending areas of digital use are the apps used to monitor food intake and track movements. Studies have shown that use o...

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Ease Joint Pain and Lose Weight by Easing into Exercise

Ease Joint Pain and Lose Weight by Easing into Exercise

  • staff
  • Feb 21, 2018

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of exercise. This exercise needs to be moderate intensity, which includes activities like brisk walking. If you are morbidly obese and have joint pain, meeting this recommendation can be a challenge. It might feel impossible right now. Consider these tips: Take It Slow The good news is that you don't have to do all 2.5 hours all at once. You have seven days in a week to get this time in. This comes out to just over 21 minutes per day. ...

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But I Don't Like Tofu!

But I Don't Like Tofu!

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  • Jan 31, 2018

Those who follow a vegan diet swear by the health benefits of their food choices. Those in the steak-and-potatoes crowd are just as adamant about their dietary menus. A recent discussion on the topic with a vegan friend didn't exactly go as I had planned, when I found myself left with no other argument than, "But I don't like tofu!" Not a strong argument for steak-and-potatoes. Proteins by Any Other Name One of the main misconceptions about a plant-based diet is that one has to consume large quantities of tofu to meet the protein requirement...

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4 Benefits to Offering Wellness and Fitness Perks to Employees

4 Benefits to Offering Wellness and Fitness Perks to Employees

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  • Jan 25, 2018

  If you're looking for ways to attract the best candidates to your company and to keep current employees happy, you may want to take a look at the benefits and perks that you're offering. These days, some of the most highly rated companies to work for are offering more incentives to reward their hard-working employees. Wellness and fitness perks are something your brand may want to consider implementing due to the many benefits for all. Here are four benefits to offering wellness and fitness perks to your employees: 1. Increase Product...

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Top 3 Reasons a Vegan Diet Can Work for You

Top 3 Reasons a Vegan Diet Can Work for You

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  • Jan 16, 2018

You may be surprised to learn that being a vegan is actually extremely healthy. Nor are you missing out on any vital nutrients by switching to a vegan diet. But don't just take my word for it. Check out the facts from the Netflix documentary "What the Health" below! 1. Veganism Can Prevent or Cure Diabetes Looking at the billions of people living around the world, there are around 350 million reported cases of diabetes. But many people mistakenly believe that diabetes is caused by eating too much sugar or having a high carbohydrate diet. In a...

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6 Crowd-Pleasing Dishes for Seasonal Holiday Parties

6 Crowd-Pleasing Dishes for Seasonal Holiday Parties

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  • Dec 11, 2017

  Want to be the talk of your next holiday potluck? Bring an innovative dish that is chock-full of flavor, and everyone will be asking for the recipe. Here are six crowd-pleasing sides and appetizers for your next seasonal soiree. Goat Cheese and Pistachio Balls Blend 4 ounces plain goat cheese, 8 ounces cream cheese, 2 tablespoons honey and 2 teaspoons fresh thyme in a mixer. Form the mixture into a ball and roll it in half a cup of chopped pistachios. Cool for 1 hour. Fancy Hashbrown Casserole Cook 1 pound of chopped bacon in a fryi...

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Top 5 Ways to Stay Fit Through the Holidays

Top 5 Ways to Stay Fit Through the Holidays

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Nov 22, 2017

  The holiday season is closing in, and if you work in an office setting, the challenge to your health can be especially serious. If you're in digital marketing, chances are you spend a significant amount of time at your desk. That makes the holiday season a double threat to your waistline. Here are five ways to fight the battle of the bulge when the holidays come to your office. 1. Stand Up More Sitting is the new smoking. But even if you have to spend eight hours a day or more in a chair for work there are ways to offset the problem. Set ...

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6 Crowd-Pleasing Dishes for Seasonal Holiday Parties

6 Crowd-Pleasing Dishes for Seasonal Holiday Parties

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Nov 17, 2017

Want to be the talk of your next holiday potluck? Bring an innovative dish that is chock-full of flavor, and everyone will be asking for the recipe. Here are six crowd-pleasing sides and appetizers for your next seasonal soiree. Goat Cheese and Pistachio Balls Blend 4 ounces plain goat cheese, 8 ounces cream cheese, 2 tablespoons honey and 2 teaspoons fresh thyme in a mixer. Form the mixture into a ball and roll it in half a cup of chopped pistachios. Cool for 1 hour. Fancy Hashbrown Casserole Cook 1 pound of chopped bacon in a frying pan a...

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4 Winter Recipes to Stay Warm

4 Winter Recipes to Stay Warm

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Nov 13, 2017

  Huddled under a blanket, a blistering wind whipping past your window, there is nothing to turn your frown upside down like a warm winter recipe. Equip your kitchen with a blender and crock pot, and soon you'll be preparing family-pleasing treats that warm you from the inside out. Here are four recipes to try as soon as the temperature drops. 1. Butternut and Apple Harvest Soup Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large pan and stir in 1 large chopped onion and 2 large chopped leaks. Let it simmer for 5 minutes and then add 1 peeled and cubed potat...

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Falls: Are you at risk?

Falls: Are you at risk?

  • Calelle Cooper
  • Oct 31, 2017

How can a fall impact your life? In a given year, for 800,000 patients it means a hospital visit and for 300,000 patients it means a hip fracture. One out of five falls results in a serious injury. These injuries can make it hard do every day activates and are a major cause for hospital or facility admission. Falls are typically multifactorial and once you have passed the age of 65, you should meet with your physician and undergo a fall risk assessment yearly. This would include a medication assessment, physical exam, function assessment, and e...

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Virtual Assistants Help Seniors Stay Independent

Virtual Assistants Help Seniors Stay Independent

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Oct 19, 2017

The number of U.S. residents over 65 is expected to double by 2050. Of that population, the numbers of the "oldest old" - those over 85 - continue to show the most growth, creating new challenges for both healthcare professionals and caregivers. But now, advances in smart technology offer new ways to help this aging population stay at home and live more independent lives. In a constantly connected digital world, "virtual assistants" powered by artificial intelligence can save money, support caregivers and help seniors live and thrive in their o...

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Medical Alert Devices for Aging in Place

Medical Alert Devices for Aging in Place

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Oct 02, 2017

As your nest empties and you enter retirement, you may find yourself at home alone a lot. If you have health concerns, this may bring about feelings of anxiety more than liberation. With a medical alert device, you and your loved ones can put your minds at ease. These devices allow you to call for help in the event of a fall or other emergency, and many are wearable so you'll have them within reach at all times. Medical alert devices can free you to age with dignity in your home of choice instead of entering a group home. Here are some things t...

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How to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes

How to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Sep 26, 2017

There are 29 million people in the USA with a diagnosis of diabetes which is 9.3 percent of the population. This figure is increasing annually thanks to unhealthy diets, and sedentary lifestyles. Prediabetes is a serious health risk which can lead to the full blown disease and its complications, which include blindness, amputations and heart disease. There are ways of turning round an unhealthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of developing diabetes, so read on for a few tips that are easy to put in place. Know your Numbers One of the first steps...

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The Biggest Dietary Changes you Should Make for Better Health

The Biggest Dietary Changes you Should Make for Better Health

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Sep 15, 2017

Most people need to improve their diets. It can be challenging to eat healthily, especially when we're surrounded by so many fattening and delicious foods. But the benefits of a good diet are worth the effort. You'll have better physical and mental health and face lower disease risks. Fortunately, little changes can add up to a big difference in your health. Here are five you should try to implement. Eat less sugar Sugar is tasty--and it's everywhere. You don't have to eat cookies and cakes to eat a lot of sugar, since the ingredient is in ev...

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Sep

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Three Supplements to Safely Sleep Like a Baby

Three Supplements to Safely Sleep Like a Baby

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  • Sep 08, 2017

  When the Z's you so desperately crave elude you, you pay a price far beyond the in-the-moment frustration of counting sheep, ruminating over the day's events and experiencing counterproductive mind-racing thoughts about how useless you'll be tomorrow unless you can fall asleep. The reality is, you probably will be somewhat useless (and irritable) tomorrow if you don't get enough sleep. If you suffer from insomnia, you're not alone. The Centers for Disease Control classifies insomnia as "a public health epidemic" affecting more than one-thi...

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How to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes

How to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes

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  • Aug 22, 2017

There are 29 million people in the USA with a diagnosis of diabetes which is 9.3 percent of the population. This figure is increasing annually thanks to unhealthy diets, and sedentary lifestyles. Prediabetes is a serious health risk which can lead to the full blown disease and its complications, which include blindness, amputations and heart disease. There are ways of turning round an unhealthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of developing diabetes, so read on for a few tips that are easy to put in place. Know your Numbers One of the first steps...

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